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Selected Style 4-Door 2.5 X Manual
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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
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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 -
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 -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 36.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 7.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) - 33.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 16.0
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 38.7
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size P215/60HR16 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3090 3019
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 550
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Ford Escape
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear HD Raised Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links NA
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
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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