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4-Door 2.5 Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5 Manual X 21 27 $19,044 $20,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic X 21 27 $19,763 $21,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XS 21 27 $20,987 $23,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS 21 27 $21,706 $23,895
4-Door 2.5 Manual w/Premium Pkg XS 21 27 $21,883 $24,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Premium Pkg XS 21 27 $22,602 $24,895
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Prem Pkg & Lthr XS 21 27 $23,274 $25,645
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4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 28 $17,401 $18,710
4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 28 $18,207 $19,595
4-Door 103" WB XLS Popular 19 25 $18,848 $20,300
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Popular 18 23 $20,327 $21,925
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 19 25 $20,677 $22,310
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 2 19 25 $20,837 $22,485
4-Door 103" WB XLT Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 25 $21,796 $23,540
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Popular 2 18 23 $22,315 $24,110
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Premium 18 23 $23,275 $25,165
4-Door 103" WB Limited 19 25 $23,544 $25,460
4-Door 103" WB 4WD Limited 18 23 $25,023 $27,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,044
$17,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,845
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 133.2
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 56.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 -
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.8 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
38.4 41.0
Height, Overall (in)
62.6 69.1
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 -
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
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 7.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.0 33.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 52.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.1 69.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
N/A NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.0 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 35.9
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 Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.4 9.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 0.9 10.94 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size
P215/60HR16 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
176 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3090 3019
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
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 SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99B
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.03
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)
3.45 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Ford Escape
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 NA
Suspension Type - Front
HD Raised MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
HD Raised Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links NA
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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