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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 Automatic QA Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,636 $22,995
4-Door Manual QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 27 $20,191 $22,495
4-Door Automatic QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,902 $23,295
2-Door JS Soft Top Manual 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD JS 24 26 $12,443 $13,099
2-Door Soft Top Manual 4WD JX 24 26 $13,828 $14,869
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 4WD JX 23 24 $14,386 $15,469
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD JX 23 26 $14,558 $15,999
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD JX 22 26 $15,423 $16,949
4-Door Hard Top Manual 2WD JS 23 26 $13,390 $14,399
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 2WD JS 23 24 $13,013 $13,699
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 2WD JS 22 26 $14,274 $15,349
4-Door Hard Top Manual 2WD Sport JS 23 25 $15,377 $16,899
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 2WD Sport JS 21 24 $16,287 $17,899
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD Sport JX 23 25 $16,287 $17,899
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD Sport JX 21 24 $17,197 $18,899
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD Sport JLX 23 25 $17,652 $19,399
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD Sport JLX 21 24 $18,562 $20,399
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,454
$12,443
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,695
$13,099
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$218 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Special Purpose Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 42.1
Front Hip Room (in) 51.4 51.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.1 84.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 31.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.5
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 52.5
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 50.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 21.5 27.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1 55.1
Wheelbase (in) 99.4 86.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 31.1 34.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 65.2
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 54.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 143.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 42.5 43.8
Height, Overall (in) 62.8 64.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 38.6 12.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.3 8.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA 50.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.3 39.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 66.1 31.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.5 32.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 36.9 41.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.38 8.66 x 1.34
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.94 11.4 x 0.39
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 11.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Manual
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 34.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.0 21.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 32.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/70SR15 P195/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/70SR15 P195/75R15
Spare Tire Size 205/70SR15 P195/75R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3020 2337
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 5.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 85 55
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 520 390
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 95 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas L4
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 98 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.38
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA N/A
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 5.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA N/A
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.65
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Suzuki Sidekick
Body Style 4 Door 2-Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Link w/trailing arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 25
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm w/coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type Rigid Axle
 
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