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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Sport
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 30 $15,845 $15,995
FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 30 $19,219 $19,795
FWD 4-Door Limited 21 27 $22,939 $23,795
4WD 4-Door Sport 22 28 $17,725 $17,995
4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 26 $22,288 $23,095
4WD 4-Door Limited 21 26 $24,706 $25,695
4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,591 $27,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,845
$20,166
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,995
$21,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$355 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Jeep Patriot is handsome and utilitarian and makes sense for urban-dwelling weekend-warrior types on a tight budget—but its lack of refinement could make it tough to live with. The rugged 2013 Subaru Forester handles well and copes confidently with any weather and road surface--and the XT turbo models are sporty--but its economy-car interior and sluggish automatic remain drawbacks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 56.100
Second Head Room (in) 39.9 40.400
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.600
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 43.100
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 52.900
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 38.000
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 41.600
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.4 107.600
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 52.700
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 8.700
Length, Overall (in) 173.8 179.500
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 45.1 43.600
Height, Overall (in) 65.5 65.900
Liftover Height (in) 30.7 27.400
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 60.200
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 103.000
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 27.4 34.600
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.2 70.100
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 60.200
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 53.5 68.300
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 42.200
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 37.500
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 23.0 33.500
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 45.1 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 27.4 33.900
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 61.800
Brakes
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 11.300 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.38 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 1.0 11.700 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.6 16.900
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 16.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 34.400
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 3.200
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/70R16 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code TLB NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P205/70R16 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code TLB NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 360
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3111 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 158 @ 6400 170 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 141 @ 5000 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code ECN NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.780
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.417 3.333
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 2.062
Trans Order Code DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 4.111
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.026 1.088
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.454
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.448
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Jeep Patriot Subaru Forester
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 (2012) 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.0 8.0
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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