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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 Automatic XS L.L. Bean Edition 22 28 $24,393 $26,545
4-Door 2.5 Manual XT 19 24 $23,856 $25,845
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 SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon SE 20 27 $23,046 $25,040
4-Door Wagon SEL 20 27 $24,306 $26,440
4-Door Wagon Limited 20 27 $26,106 $28,440
4-Door Wagon AWD SE 19 24 $24,666 $26,840
4-Door Wagon AWD SEL 19 24 $25,926 $28,240
4-Door Wagon AWD Limited 19 24 $27,906 $30,440
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,843
$23,046
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,445
$25,040
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$417 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Mid-Size Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.4
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 57.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6 55.5
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 40.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.5 136.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 58.5
Third Leg Room (in) - 33.3
Third Hip Room (in) - 45.9
Third Head Room (in) - 38.6
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 50.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 199.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.0 65.9
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 65.0
Wheelbase (in) 99.4 112.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 74.4
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 64.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 22.5
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 45.9
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 88.3
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) 11.4 x 0.94 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall Variable 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16 P215/65R17
Spare Tire Size P215/60HR16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16 P215/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3090 3959
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 207 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 203 @ 5750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 5.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Continuously
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 NA
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 NA
Trans Type 5 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester (Natl) Ford Freestyle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear HD Raised Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front HD Raised Macpherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
 
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