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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door ES
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $19,610 $20,580
2WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $22,605 $23,980
2WD 4-Door XLS 17 24 $23,171 $24,580
4WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $20,945 $21,980
4WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $23,926 $25,380
4WD 4-Door XLS 17 23 $24,491 $25,980
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
$19,610
$18,938
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,580
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$343 / month
$333 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Though the first-generation Outlander was often overlooked, the updated 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander has emerged as a well-rounded vehicle—and one of the sportiest-driving small crossovers. 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 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 56.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 40.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 43.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.4 107.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2 52.9
Second Leg Room (in) 39.6 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.5 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 182.7 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 65.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 103
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 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) 72.6 68.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 36.2 33.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 53.25
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.97 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.16 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/65HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3395 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 90
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 167 @ 4100 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code 4B12 NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.75 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 6.46 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.09
Trans Description Cont. NA Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.45 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 3.45
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.11 1.45
Trans Type CVT 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.62 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4-Door Wagon 4 Door
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Outlander Subaru Forester (Natl)
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .87 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .79 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
 
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