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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 AWD NA 21 27 $17,641 $18,695
4-Door Manual RA AWD L 21 27 $18,234 $19,995
4-Door Automatic RA AWD L 21 26 $18,953 $20,795
4-Door Manual QU All Weather Pkg AWD S 21 27 $20,416 $22,495
4-Door Automatic QU All Weather Pkg AWD S 21 26 $21,135 $23,295
2-Door 102" WB Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB Sport 18 23 $18,267 $20,065
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 20 $20,889 $23,045
4-Door 112" WB XL 18 23 $20,032 $22,070
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $21,687 $23,950
4-Door 112" WB XLT 16 20 $24,454 $27,095
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XLT 15 19 $26,184 $29,060
4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 16 21 $28,379 $31,555
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 19 $30,108 $33,520
4-Door 112" WB Limited 16 21 $28,911 $32,160
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Limited 15 19 $30,640 $34,125
4-Door 112" WB AWD XLT 14 19 $26,842 $29,810
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 19 $30,473 $33,935
4-Door 112" WB AWD Limited 14 19 $31,005 $34,540
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,641
$18,267
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,695
$20,065
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$334 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Special Purpose -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 58.0
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 -
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 42.5 46.9
Height, Overall (in) 62.8 67.1
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 -
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 35.1
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 28.1
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 180.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 41.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 38.6 30.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 27.2 32.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 66.1 61.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 63.6 69.4
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 34.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 37.8
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 15.0
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17.0
Tires
Front Tire Size 205/70SR15 P235/75R15
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - 717
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5120
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 768
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3090 -
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1425
Engine
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 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
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
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) 3.33 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 2.05
Trans Order Code NA 44M
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 -
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
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Ford Explorer
Body Code - 102" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 1.34
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
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 2650
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) - 2710
Frame
Frame Type - Boxed w/Single Channel
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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