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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 Sport
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6 47.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 56.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 10.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 17.0
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 2000
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3090 3507
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.0 10.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 136
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Jeep Liberty
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 NA
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
 
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