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Selected Style FWD 4-Door S
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door SL 22 26 $27,682 $29,710
AWD 4-Door SV 22 26 $24,055 $25,810
AWD 4-Door S 22 26 $22,274 $23,370
FWD 4-Door SL 23 28 $26,472 $28,410
FWD 4-Door SV 23 28 $22,845 $24,510
FWD 4-Door S 23 28 $21,038 $22,070
4-Door Manual 2.5X
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Body Style

Transmission

Emissions

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $19,489 $20,595
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $19,798 $20,895
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $20,580 $21,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $20,888 $22,095
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $21,960 $23,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,269 $23,595
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,869 $24,295
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,178 $24,595
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $24,905 $26,595
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,214 $26,895
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,094 $27,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,403 $28,195
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,407 $27,095
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $27,992 $29,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,038
$19,489
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,070
$20,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$343 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Nissan Rogue's comfortable ride and versatile layout make it a good fit for a value-conscious small families--but it's far from exciting to drive. The 2012 Subaru Forester is tough, all-weather-capable, and one of the best-handling compact crossovers--plus, a blast to drive in XT turbo form--but an old-tech automatic transmission and econo-caliber interior remain letdowns.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification FWD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle - AWD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 40.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 55.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 52.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 126.4 107.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 8.9
Length, Overall (in) 183.3 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.3 65.9
Liftover Height (in) 30.0 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 105.9 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 57.9 33.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA 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) 37.8 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 28.9 68.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 55.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 31.1 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 61.8
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) 11.7 x 0.6 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 1.0 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.0 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size T155/90D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 240
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) 3276 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 Compact
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6000 170 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 175 @ 4400 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.75 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.79 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Continuously variable ratio Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34-0.39 3.45
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.45
Trans Type 1 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Nissan Rogue Subaru Forester
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 8.1
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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