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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 Laredo
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Laredo 15 21 $24,347 $26,480
4-Door 4WD Laredo 15 20 $26,136 $28,450
4-Door Limited 15 21 $28,735 $31,410
4-Door 4WD Limited 15 20 $30,933 $33,840
4-Door 4WD Overland 14 19 $35,076 $38,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,044
$24,347
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,845
$26,480
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$441 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6 56.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.5 95.0
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 58.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 57.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 59.5
Wheelbase (in) 99.4 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 72.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 181.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 62.6 70.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.0 39.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 33.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 64.1 72.3
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 - TBD -
Brakes
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 0.9 12.0 x 1.0
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 12.0 x 0.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 20.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16 P225/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16 P225/75R16
Spare Tire Size P215/60HR16 P225/75R16
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 176 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 6500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3090 3784
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.0 14.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 625
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 136
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 4.0L/242
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 195 @ 4600
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I6
Fuel System SMPI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 230 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA ERH
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 21
Transmission
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 NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 2.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 1.54
Trans Order Code NA DGK
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 2.74
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Jeep Grand Cherokee
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front HD Raised Solid Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear HD Raised 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
 
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