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Selected Style 4-Door 2.5 X Manual
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Body Style

Transmission

Features

Trim

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
4-Door 3.2L V6 *Ltd Avail*
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Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 3.2L V6 16 21 $33,977 $37,410
4-Door 4.2L V8 14 18 $40,608 $44,750
4-Door 5.0L V10 17 23 $61,385 $67,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,452
$33,977
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,795
$37,410
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$624 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 57.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.5 99
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 176.6 187.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.0 68.0
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 65.7
Wheelbase (in) 99.4 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.1 75.9
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) 62.7 71
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) 29.6 31
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 0.94 13.0 x 1.26
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 13.0 x 1.10
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 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall Variable 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 38.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16 P255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact P195/80R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16 P255/60HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3090 5086
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.3 18
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 173 @ 6000 240 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4400 229 @ 3200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 21
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/Tiptronic & OD
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.37
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 4.15
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.56
Trans Type 5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - 2.66
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Volkswagen Touareg
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear HD Raised Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links Four Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front HD Raised Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms Double Wishbone
 
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