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Selected Style 4-Door All Purpose FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door All Purpose FWD 19 26 $19,096 $20,870
4-Door All Purpose AWD 18 24 $21,795 $23,820
4-Door 2.5 X Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5 Manual X 21 27 $19,044 $20,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic X 21 27 $19,763 $21,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XS 21 27 $20,987 $23,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS 21 27 $21,706 $23,895
4-Door 2.5 Manual w/Premium Pkg XS 21 27 $21,883 $24,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Premium Pkg XS 21 27 $22,602 $24,895
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Prem Pkg & Lthr XS 21 27 $23,274 $25,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,096
$19,044
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,870
$20,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$348 / month
$347 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 61.0 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 39.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.8 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.5 43.6
Front Hip Room (in) 58.5 51.6
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.7 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.2 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 175.2
Height, Overall (in) 66.7 62.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 99.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 68.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - 32.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - 38.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 93.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 45.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 64.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.2 10.8 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.8 x 1.8 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 34.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.05 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QRD NA
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code QRD NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 176
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3779 3090
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 6.5
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 - 6.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 5200 165 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 210 @ 4000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LA1 NA
Displacement 3.4L/204 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.385 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.568 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.29 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.705 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.921 3.45
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.45
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Aztek Subaru Forester
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Twist-Beam HD Raised
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arms
 
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