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Selected Style 4-Door L Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual L 21 27 $18,506 $20,295
4-Door Automatic L 22 27 $19,225 $21,095
4-Door Manual S 21 27 $20,778 $22,895
4-Door Automatic S 22 27 $21,497 $23,695
4-Door Manual S w/Premium Pkg 21 27 $21,674 $23,895
4-Door Automatic S w/Premium Pkg 22 27 $22,393 $24,695
4-Door Automatic S w/Premium Pkg & Leather 22 27 $23,020 $25,395
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 27 $17,404 $18,670
4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 27 $18,128 $19,465
4-Door 103" WB XLS Choice 19 24 $18,824 $20,230
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Value 22 25 $18,884 $20,295
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Sport 22 25 $19,608 $21,090
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Choice 18 23 $20,304 $21,855
4-Door 103" WB XLT Choice 19 24 $20,622 $22,205
4-Door 103" WB XLT Choice 2 19 24 $20,781 $22,380
4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 24 $21,741 $23,435
4-Door 103" WB XLT Midnight 19 24 $22,647 $24,430
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Choice 18 23 $22,100 $23,830
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $22,964 $24,780
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Premium 18 23 $23,060 $24,885
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Midnight 18 23 $23,965 $25,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,506
$17,404
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,295
$18,670
Monthly Payment Estimate
$338 / month
$311 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 51.4 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.5 133.1
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 56.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 42.5 41.0
Height, Overall (in) 62.8 69.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.7 -
Wheelbase (in) 99.4 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 31.1 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 -
Length, Overall (in) 175.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 7.8
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 36.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 7.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) - 33.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 25.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 173.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 36.9 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 32.0 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.0 33.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 52.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.4 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 63.1 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 63.1 64.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD - 9.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x - TBD - 10.9 x 1.00
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.0 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size 205/70SR15 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size 205/70SR15 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/70SR15 P225/70R15
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) 3140 2994
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 17 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99B
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 127 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.454 3.666
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.448 1.310
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.780 0.837
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.333 3.454
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.062 2.058
Trans Order Code NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.111 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.088 1.030
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Ford Escape
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type Multi-link
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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