Compare 2011 Jeep Liberty vs 2011 Subaru Forester

2011 Jeep Liberty
2011 Subaru Forester
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RWD 4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $22,598 $23,250
RWD 4-Door Sport 70th Anniversary 16 22 $22,598 $23,250
RWD 4-Door Sport Jet 16 22 $22,598 $23,250
4WD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $24,130 $24,865
4WD 4-Door Sport 70th Anniversary 15 21 $24,130 $24,865
4WD 4-Door Sport Jet 15 21 $24,130 $24,865
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $25,760 $26,650
RWD 4-Door Limited 70th Anniversary 16 22 $25,760 $26,650
RWD 4-Door Limited Jet 16 22 $25,760 $26,650
4WD 4-Door Renegade 15 21 $26,348 $27,250
4WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $27,278 $28,250
4WD 4-Door Limited 70th Anniversary 15 21 $27,278 $28,250
4WD 4-Door Limited Jet 15 21 $27,278 $28,250
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4-Door Manual 2.5X
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 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 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 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 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 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 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
4-Door Automatic w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nav 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 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 w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
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 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 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,316 $26,995
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 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
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,598
$19,397
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,250
$20,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$342 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
8.0
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
City
16 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
40.8 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
176.1 179.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 16.9
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 34.8
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16 P215/65HR16
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4076 - TBD -
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 170 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 21
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Jeep Liberty Subaru Forester
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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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