Compare 2010 Jeep Liberty vs 2010 Subaru Forester

2010 Jeep Liberty
2010 Subaru Forester
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RWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $22,603 $23,255
4WD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $24,130 $24,865
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $26,201 $27,125
4WD 4-Door Renegade 15 21 $26,170 $27,860
4WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $27,728 $28,735
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4-Door Manual 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 20 27 $19,214 $20,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 20 27 $19,522 $20,595
4-Door Manual w/Special Edition Pkg 2.5X 20 27 $19,562 $20,695
4-Door Manual w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 2.5X 20 27 $19,870 $20,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 20 26 $20,304 $21,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 20 26 $20,612 $21,795
4-Door Automatic w/Special Edition Pkg 2.5X 20 26 $20,652 $21,895
4-Door Automatic w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 2.5X 20 26 $20,960 $22,195
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,501 $22,795
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,809 $23,095
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,835 $23,195
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 27 $22,143 $23,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,410 $23,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,718 $24,095
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,744 $24,195
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 26 $23,052 $24,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $24,663 $26,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $24,857 $26,495
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5X Limited 20 26 $25,856 $27,795
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,164 $28,095
4-Door Automatic w/Nav Sys & Convenience Pkg 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,291 $28,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $26,707 $28,495
4-Door Automatic w/Nav Sys & Convenience PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,599 $28,595
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $28,208 $30,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,603
$19,214
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,255
$20,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$338 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Jeep Liberty is at home on the trail—but not so much in suburban driveways or city streets. The 2010 Subaru Forester may not be as powerful or well-equipped as its rivals, but it really shines in its more carlike dynamics and superior handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.6 107.6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.8 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 52.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
176.1 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
44.2 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
71.3 65.9
Liftover Height (in)
34.1 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.1 103
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
29.6 31.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.9 68.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.4 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.2 33.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 53.25
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.5 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4076 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.45
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.06
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Liberty Subaru Forester
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
A-Arms MacPherson-type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6

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