Compare 2006 Subaru Forester vs 2006 Mitsubishi Montero

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4-Door Manual 2.5 X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5 X 22 29 $20,452 $21,795
4-Door Automatic 2.5 X 23 28 $21,180 $22,595
4-Door Manual 2.5 X w/Premium Pkg 22 29 $22,569 $24,145
4-Door Automatic 2.5 X w/Premium Pkg 23 28 $23,297 $24,945
4-Door Automatic 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition 23 28 $25,001 $26,895
4-Door Manual 2.5 XT Limited 20 26 $26,005 $27,895
4-Door Automatic 2.5 XT Limited 21 26 $26,733 $28,695
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4-Door 4WD Sportronic LTD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4WD Sportronic LTD 15 19 $34,061 $36,159
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,452
$34,061
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,795
$36,159
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$603 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 38.0
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 57.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 104.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
- 25.2
Third Hip Room (in)
- 45.3
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 190.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
38.4 NA
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 74.2
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 109.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.8 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.0 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
67.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.7 91.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 16 x - 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)
11.6 x 0.94 16 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 23.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 40.3 - 49.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.65
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 39.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P265/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P265/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3090 4787
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 40
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 248 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA 6G75
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.8L/234
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 215 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 15
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.79
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.42
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sportronic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.87
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.90
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4-Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Mitsubishi Montero
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 1.20
Suspension Type - Rear
HD Raised Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
HD Raised Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 1.00
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -

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