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Selected Style 4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD 21 27 $17,454 $18,695
4-Door Manual PA Pkg AWD L 21 27 $18,034 $19,995
4-Door Automatic PA Pkg AWD L 21 26 $18,745 $20,795
4-Door Manual QA Pkg AWD S 21 27 $19,925 $22,195
4-Door Manual QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 27 $20,191 $22,495
4-Door Automatic QA Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,636 $22,995
4-Door Automatic QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,902 $23,295
2-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 16 21 $19,650 $21,713
2-Door LS 16 21 $19,650 $21,713
4-Door 16 21 $21,030 $23,238
4-Door LS 16 21 $21,030 $23,238
4-Door LT 16 21 $21,030 $23,238
2-Door 4WD 16 20 $21,449 $23,701
2-Door 4WD LS 16 20 $21,449 $23,701
4-Door 4WD 16 20 $22,829 $25,226
4-Door 4WD LS 16 20 $22,829 $25,226
4-Door 4WD LT 16 20 $22,829 $25,226
4-Door LS PLUS 16 21 $23,177 $25,610
4-Door 4WD LS PLUS 16 20 $24,987 $27,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,454
$19,650
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,695
$21,713
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$362 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type - Tailgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 55.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.4 52.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.1 -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 40.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 57.7
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 42.5 NA
Height, Overall (in) 62.8 64.9
Liftover Height (in) 21.5 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1 -
Wheelbase (in) 99.4 100.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 31.1 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 67.8
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 -
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 29.9
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 176.8
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 8.1
Step Up Height - Front (in) - NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 41.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 8.4
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 34.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 36.9 38.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 38.6 35.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.3 30.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.3 34.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 66.1 68.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.5 66.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.6 x 0.79
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.38 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.94 10.8 x 1.14
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 19.0
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - Behind Rear Axle
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 36.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.0 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 13.0
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size 205/70SR15 P235/70R15
Front Tire Order Code NA QBF
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/70SR15 P235/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA QBF
Front Tire Size 205/70SR15 P235/70R15
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1643
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1643
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 743
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1643
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 743
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - 743
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 650
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3020 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 2600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 1639
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 8500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 1886
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 4450
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 11.72
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 85 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 520 525
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1200
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 250 @ 2800
Engine Order Code NA L35
Displacement 2.5L/150 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 190 @ 4400
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SFI
Engine Oil Cooler - Yes
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.06
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.63
Trans Order Code NA M30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 2 Door LS
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Chevrolet Blazer
Body Code - E55
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Link -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 46 Bilstein
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 0.91
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 46 Bilstein
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 1.30
Axle Type - Rear - Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.08
Axle Type - Front - NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2400
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 2600
Frame
Frame Type - Ladder w/Boxed Front End
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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