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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 4-Cyl (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,607 $24,280
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,365 $25,130
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,551 $25,340
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,307 $26,190
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row Limited 19 25 $26,858 $30,180
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $22,853 $25,680
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,553 $27,590
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row Limited 18 24 $28,104 $31,580
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,843
$21,607
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,445
$24,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$405 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.5 104.7
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 57.9
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 99.4 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 175.2 184.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.0 67.9
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.0 39.7
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 80.6
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 -
Brakes
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 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 19.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall Variable 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size P215/60HR16 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3090 3520
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.3 1.69
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 160 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.41
Trans Type 5 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.94
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester (Natl) Toyota Highlander
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front HD Raised Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear HD Raised Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links MacPherson
 
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