Compare 2005 Subaru Forester vs 2005 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 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 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport 21 26 $18,216 $19,380
4-Door 4WD Sport 20 24 $19,610 $20,890
4-Door Renegade 18 22 $20,750 $22,165
4-Door 4WD Renegade 18 22 $22,144 $23,675
4-Door Limited 17 22 $22,161 $23,715
4-Door 4WD Limited 17 22 $23,555 $25,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,843
$18,216
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,445
$19,380
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$323 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 103.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 47.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 56.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 40.8
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 57.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 174.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 70.9
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 59.7
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 69.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
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 29.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 0.94 11.3 x 1.1
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 11.2 x 0.5
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 20.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.42
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/75R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TR7
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/75R16
Spare Tire Size
P215/60HR16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA TR7
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBB
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3090 3538
Wheels
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 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 10.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 136
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.4L/148
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 150 @ 5200
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 26
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 2-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA DEH
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester (Natl) Jeep Liberty
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - 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 Independent

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