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Selected Style RWD 4-Door Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $22,598 $23,250
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $25,760 $26,650
4WD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $24,130 $24,865
4WD 4-Door Renegade 15 21 $26,348 $27,250
4WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $27,278 $28,250
RWD 4-Door Sport Jet 16 22 $22,598 $23,250
RWD 4-Door Limited Jet 16 22 $25,760 $26,650
4WD 4-Door Sport Jet 15 21 $24,130 $24,865
4WD 4-Door Limited Jet 15 21 $27,278 $28,250
RWD 4-Door Sport 70th Anniversary 16 22 $22,598 $23,250
RWD 4-Door Limited 70th Anniversary 16 22 $25,760 $26,650
4WD 4-Door Sport 70th Anniversary 15 21 $24,130 $24,865
4WD 4-Door Limited 70th Anniversary 15 21 $27,278 $28,250
4-Door Manual 2.5X
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $19,397 $20,495
4-Door Manual w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg 2.5X 21 27 $19,397 $20,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $20,488 $21,695
4-Door Automatic w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg 2.5X 21 27 $20,488 $21,695
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $21,869 $23,195
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 21 27 $21,869 $23,195
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $24,814 $26,495
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5X Limited 21 27 $24,814 $26,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,316 $26,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
4-Door Automatic w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nav 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,186 $27,995
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,186 $27,995
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $19,705 $20,795
4-Door Manual w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $19,705 $20,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $20,796 $21,995
4-Door Automatic w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $20,796 $21,995
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,177 $23,495
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,177 $23,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
4-Door Automatic w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nv PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,122 $26,795
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System PZEV 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,122 $26,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,494 $28,295
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System PZEV 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,494 $28,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,598
$19,397
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,250
$20,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$342 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Jeep Liberty is at home on the trail, but if you plan to do most of your driving on paved roads you can do a lot better. The roomy, versatile 2011 Subaru Forester handles better than just about any other small crossover, though the need for a more modern transmission and a little more cabin refinement keep it from greatness.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 40.8 39.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 43.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.2 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.6 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.8 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 176.1 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 44.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 71.3 65.9
Liftover Height (in) 34.1 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.1 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 29.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 60.9 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.1 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.36 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/75R16 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P225/75R16 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code TRY NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4076 - TBD -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 170 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code EKG NA
Displacement 3.7L/226 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 27
Transmission
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 Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.45
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.45
Trans Type 4 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Jeep Liberty Subaru Forester
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front A-Arms MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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