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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 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
4-Door Wagon
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 168.8
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
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
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16 P195/65R15
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1000
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
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
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
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
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 .95
 
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