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4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD
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
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2-Door 102" WB Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB Sport 17 21 $18,119 $19,880
4-Door 112" WB XL 17 21 $19,598 $21,560
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 20 $20,623 $22,725
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $21,287 $23,480
4-Door 112" WB XLT 17 21 $22,396 $24,740
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XLT 16 20 $24,160 $26,745
4-Door 112" WB AWD XLT 14 18 $24,160 $26,745
4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,066 $28,910
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $27,434 $30,465
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 19 $27,830 $30,915
4-Door 112" WB Limited 15 20 $28,534 $31,715
4-Door 112" WB AWD Limited 14 18 $29,903 $33,270
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Limited 15 19 $30,299 $33,720
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,454
$18,119
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,695
$19,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$331 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 57.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.4 51.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 34.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 56.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
42.5 46.9
Height, Overall (in)
62.8 67.0
Liftover Height (in)
21.5 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 101.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.1 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- 19.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 29.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 179.6
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 6.7
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- 19.8
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 44.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 6.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 33.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
36.9 41.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
38.6 30.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.3 32.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.3 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.1 61.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.5 69.4
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)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.2 x 0.47
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 11.3 x 1.02
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 17.5
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 37.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 15.0
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
205/70SR15 P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T7R
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/70SR15 P235/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T7R
Front Tire Size
205/70SR15 P235/75R15
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1843
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1843
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 717
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1843
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 717
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 717
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 1005
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5100
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)
- 2650
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1766
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2290
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 6,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 1935
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4700
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 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
85 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1425
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 225 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA 99X
Displacement
2.5L/150 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 160 @ 4200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.40
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA 44M
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual 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 Sport
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Ford Explorer
Body Code
- 102" WB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Single-Stage Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Link -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 35
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Torsion Bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 1.34
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2290
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.27
Axle Type - Front
- Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 2650
Frame
Frame Type
- Single Channel
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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