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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $16,507 $17,540
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $20,822 $22,230
4WD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $18,117 $19,290
4WD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $22,432 $23,980
FWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 23 28 $16,507 $17,540
4WD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 23 28 $18,117 $19,290
4-Door Manual X
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual X 20 27 $18,938 $19,995
4-Door Manual PZEV X 20 27 $19,149 $20,195
4-Door Automatic X 20 26 $20,028 $21,195
4-Door Automatic PZEV X 20 26 $20,239 $21,395
4-Door Manual X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,196 $22,495
4-Door Manual PZEV X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,407 $22,695
4-Door Automatic X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,104 $23,495
4-Door AutomaticPZEV X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,315 $23,695
4-Door Manual X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 27 $21,563 $22,895
4-Door Manual PZEV X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 27 $21,774 $23,095
4-Door Automatic X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 26 $22,471 $23,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 26 $22,682 $24,095
4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,330 $25,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,541 $26,195
4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean w/Nav 20 26 $25,977 $27,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV X L.L. Bean w/Nav 20 26 $26,188 $27,995
4-Door Automatic XT 19 24 $24,582 $26,195
4-Door Automatic XT Ltd 19 24 $26,409 $28,195
4-Door Automatic XT Ltd w/Nav 19 24 $28,059 $29,995
4-Door Automatic X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV X Limited 20 26 $24,566 $26,195
4-Door Automatic X Limited w/Nav 20 26 $26,002 $27,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV X Limited w/Nav 20 26 $26,213 $27,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,507
$18,938
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,540
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$333 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Jeep Patriot offers a safe, city-friendly package for a bargain price; if the most off-roading you'll be doing is to the weekend campsite, it's a good frugal choice. It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 56.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.9 40.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 43.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.7 107.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 52.9
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 173.6 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 45.1 38.4
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 65.9
Liftover Height (in) 30.7 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 103
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 27.4 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 70.1
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) 54.2 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) 38.0 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 23.0 33.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 53.25
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 1.0 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.6 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 34.4
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code TTU NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R17 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TTU NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R17 P215/65HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3053 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 90
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 165 @ 4400 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code ED3 NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 172 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 2.06
Trans Order Code DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name Jeep Patriot Subaru Forester (Natl)
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Stabilizer bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
 
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