Compare 2003 Subaru Forester vs 2003 Jeep Liberty

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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 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport 19 24 $16,878 $17,910
4-Door 4WD Sport 20 24 $18,272 $19,420
4-Door Limited 16 22 $21,146 $22,600
4-Door Renegade 17 21 $21,292 $22,760
4-Door 4WD Limited 16 22 $22,540 $24,110
4-Door 4WD Renegade 17 21 $22,777 $24,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,044
$16,878
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,845
$17,910
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$299 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 42.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 40.8
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 57.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 104.0
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 47.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 56.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 174.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
62.6 70.9
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 59.7
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 10.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
N/A NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.0 29.0
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 69.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 35.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.42
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 17.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/75R16
Spare Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
176 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3090 3507
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.0 10.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 600
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA ED1
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.4L
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 150 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.85
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.48
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 2-Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.52
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.25
Trans Order Code
NA DDK
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Jeep Liberty
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
HD Raised Coil springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links Trailing arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
HD Raised Independant
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 NA

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