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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
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 48.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 41.3
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 42.5 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 62.8 65.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 36.9 - TBD -
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
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 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 32.2
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 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size 205/70SR15 P205/75R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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
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 Material Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD - (48 amp/hr)
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 127 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 2.83
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Kia Sportage
Body Style 4 Door 2 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Link w/Coil Springs
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
 
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