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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
The Car Connection's Take
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
Passenger Capacity 5 4
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
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 Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 63.6 69.4
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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 -
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 2.05
Trans Order Code NA 44M
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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