Compare 2005 Subaru Forester vs 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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4-Door 2.5 Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5 Manual X 23 30 $19,843 $21,445
4-Door 2.5 Automatic X 22 28 $20,570 $22,245
4-Door 2.5 Manual XS 23 30 $21,942 $23,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS 22 28 $22,669 $24,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual w/Moonroof XS 23 30 $22,850 $24,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Moonroof XS 22 28 $23,577 $25,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XT 19 24 $23,856 $25,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS L.L. Bean Edition 22 28 $24,393 $26,545
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XT 20 23 $24,583 $26,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XT w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $25,395 $27,545
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XT w/Premium Pkg 20 23 $26,122 $28,345
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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 22 29 $12,812 $13,530
4-Door Wagon Touring 22 29 $14,664 $15,565
4-Door Wagon Limited 22 29 $16,484 $17,565
2-Door Convertible 22 29 $18,622 $19,405
4-Door Wagon GT 21 27 $21,489 $23,065
2-Door Convertible Touring 22 29 $21,664 $23,175
2-Door Convertible GT 21 27 $25,991 $27,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,843
$12,812
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,445
$13,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$226 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 40.6
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 50.2
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 84.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 168.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 63.0
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 23.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 58.2
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 6.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
67.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.4 8.66 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 0.94 10.94 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 36.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 18
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
P215/60HR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TNC
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TNC
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3090 2924
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 6.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
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 EDZ
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 150 @ 5100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 2.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 8.98
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA DD5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Small Wagon
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester (Natl) Chrysler PT Cruiser
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 .95
Suspension Type - Rear
HD Raised Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 25
Suspension Type - Front
HD Raised Macpherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32

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