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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 114" WB XLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB XLS 17 21 $22,451 $24,585
4-Door 114" WB 4WD XLS 16 20 $24,124 $26,465
4-Door 114" WB XLT 16 21 $25,966 $28,535
4-Door 114" WB 4WD XLT 15 20 $27,715 $30,500
4-Door 114" WB Eddie Bauer 16 21 $29,535 $32,545
4-Door 114" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 20 $31,284 $34,510
4-Door 114" WB Limited 16 21 $29,535 $32,545
4-Door 114" WB 4WD Limited 15 20 $31,284 $34,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,506
$22,451
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,295
$24,585
Monthly Payment Estimate
$338 / month
$410 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 59.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 43.9
Front Hip Room (in) 51.4 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.5 -
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 -
Length, Overall (in) 175.6 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 42.5 48.3
Height, Overall (in) 62.8 71.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.7 -
Wheelbase (in) 99.4 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 31.1 33.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 72.1
Side Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 8.5
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 44.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 8.5
Side Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - 31.7
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 30.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 189.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 63.1 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 63.1 88
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 45.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 32.0 41.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.0 46.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 48.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x - TBD - 12.01 x 0.37
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.85 x 0.37
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 22.5
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 18.9
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA T53
Front Tire Size 205/70SR15 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size 205/70SR15 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T53
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/70SR15 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 1011
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 6740
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3140 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 9,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2082
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 5060
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2082
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2560
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1425
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code NA 99E
Displacement 2.5L/150 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 210 @ 5100
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 21
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.333 3.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.062 2.04
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.111 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.088 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.454 3.38
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.448 1.30
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.780 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Ford Explorer
Body Code - 114" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type Coil spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Link -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 35
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Coil spring
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 2560
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - Independent SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3000
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.73
Axle Type - Front - Independent SLA
Frame
Frame Type - Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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