Compare 2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport vs 2004 Subaru Forester

2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
2004 Subaru Forester
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4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door LS 17 20 $22,545 $23,999
4-Door 4WD LS 16 18 $24,424 $25,999
4-Door XLS 17 20 $24,611 $26,199
4-Door 4WD XLS 16 18 $26,490 $28,199
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4-Door 2.5 Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5 Manual X 21 28 $19,209 $21,020
4-Door 2.5 Automatic X 22 27 $19,928 $21,820
4-Door 2.5 Manual XS 21 28 $21,151 $23,270
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS 22 27 $21,870 $24,070
4-Door 2.5 Manual XS w/Premium Pkg 21 28 $22,048 $24,270
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS w/Premium Pkg 22 27 $22,767 $25,070
4-Door 2.5 Manual XT 18 23 $22,885 $25,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS w/Prem Pkg & Lthr 22 27 $23,440 $25,820
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XT 19 23 $23,604 $25,895
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XT w/Prem Pkg & Lthr 19 23 $25,174 $27,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,545
$19,209
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,999
$21,020
Monthly Payment Estimate
$400 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.1 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.6 93.5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
50.8 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
44.5 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
68.3 65.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.3 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.1 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 68.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
181.1 175.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.8 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
42.4 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.4 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
44.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
74.8 67.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.3 64.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.6 x 2.4 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 11.4 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.2 - 15.6 16.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P255/70R16 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/70R16 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 176
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3970 3090
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA 356
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
223 @ 3500 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/214.0 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
197 @ 5000 165 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.45
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.72 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.90 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Montero Sport Subaru Forester (Natl)
Body Style
4-Door Wagon 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Indep Double Wish HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
22.0 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Torsion Bars w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
31.0 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link HD Raised

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