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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door ES
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door ES 25 31 $22,422 $23,195
2WD 4-Door SE 25 31 $23,388 $24,195
4WD 4-Door SE 24 29 $25,322 $26,195
4WD 4-Door GT 20 28 $27,255 $28,195
4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Touring 24 32 $28,144 $30,095
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 32 $26,313 $28,095
4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,927 $33,095
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $20,995 $22,195
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $23,639 $25,095
4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,690 $28,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i 24 32 $21,904 $23,195
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i Premium 22 29 $23,203 $24,595
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander isn't nearly as sporty as previous generations of the model, but it's now a decent choice for big families on tighter budgets. The 2015 Subaru Forester remains one of the best cars you can buy, thanks to exceptional safety, versatility, and all-weather capability.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7 53
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 57
Third Leg Room (in) 28.2 -
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 39.8
Third Hip Room (in) 39.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 43
Passenger Volume (ft³) 128.2 108.3
Third Head Room (in) 35.7 -
Front Hip Room (in) 52.6 53.9
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.6 -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.3 38
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 103.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.5 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 183.3 180.9
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 66.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 61.1
Liftover Height (in) - 28.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 63.3 74.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 10.3 34.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.2 34.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 37.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 71.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 45.9
Brakes
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 10.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.6 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70HR16 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/70HR16 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3285 3296
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 620 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 -
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4200 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 166 @ 6000 170 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 (Est) 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 (Est) 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 6.47 4.44
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 - 0.39 3.45
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.30
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.78
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.97
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.70
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Outlander Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.8 (Est) 7.3 (Est)
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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