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Selected Style 4-Door 112" WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 112" WB 15 20 $24,163 $26,730
4-Door 112" WB AWD 14 18 $25,923 $28,730
4-Door 112" WB 4WD 15 19 $25,923 $28,730
4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD 21 27 $17,454 $18,695
4-Door Manual PA Pkg AWD L 21 27 $18,034 $19,995
4-Door Automatic PA Pkg AWD L 21 26 $18,745 $20,795
4-Door Manual QA Pkg AWD S 21 27 $19,925 $22,195
4-Door Automatic QA Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,636 $22,995
4-Door Manual QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 27 $20,191 $22,495
4-Door Automatic QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,902 $23,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,163
$17,454
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,730
$18,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$446 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose 4WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 53.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 43.0
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 51.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 144.8 95.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.7 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 190.1 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.9 42.5
Height, Overall (in) 70.5 62.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 21.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 57.1
Wheelbase (in) 111.6 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.7 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 73.3 66.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.2 66.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.9 36.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 38.1 38.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.5 32.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 1.02 10.7 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 0.47 NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.4 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.3 34.7
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code T7H NA
Front Tire Size P225/70R15 205/70SR15
Spare Tire Size P225/70R15 205/70SR15
Front Tire Order Code T7H NA
Spare Tire Order Code T7H NA
Rear Tire Size P225/70R15 205/70SR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 879 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5860 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 165
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4102 3020
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 18.5 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 85
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 3000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99E NA
Displacement 4.0L/245 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 205 @ 5000 165 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 27
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.10 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.85 2.11
Trans Order Code 44D NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.55 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.47 3.55
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Mercury Mountaineer Subaru Forester
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.80 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Computer-Selected Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Leaf Springs w/Parallel Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA MacPherson Strut
 
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