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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 Convertible Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 19 23 $13,441 $14,795
4-Door Manual 4WD 19 23 $14,670 $16,295
4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 23 $15,580 $17,295
4-Door Manual 4WD EX 19 23 $16,600 $18,595
4-Door Automatic 4WD EX 19 23 $17,510 $19,595
4-Door Automatic 19 23 $14,351 $15,795
4-Door Manual EX 19 23 $15,680 $17,395
4-Door Automatic EX 19 23 $16,590 $18,395
2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 23 $12,724 $13,995
2-Door Convertible Manual 4WD 19 23 $13,058 $14,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,641
$12,724
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,695
$13,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$233 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Special Purpose 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.4 52.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.1 88.1
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 31.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 54.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 48.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 21.5 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1 56.7
Wheelbase (in) 99.4 92.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 31.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 68.1
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 56.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 156.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 42.5 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 62.8 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 38.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 27.2 13.0
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 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 63.6 39.4
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 - TBD -
Brakes
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.38 10.23 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.94 11.10 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.54
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 32.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/70SR15 P205/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/70SR15 P205/75R15
Spare Tire Size 205/70SR15 P205/75R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3090 3102
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD - (48 amp/hr)
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 70
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 130 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 127 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 23
Transmission
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) 3.33 2.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.49
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 4.78
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 2.83
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Kia Sportage
Body Style 4 Door 2 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Link w/Coil Springs
 
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