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Selected Style 4-Door 2.5 X Manual
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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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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 Leg Room (in) 33.7 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.5 99
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.1 75.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 29.6 31
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) 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 -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 26.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.9
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16 P255/60HR17
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3090 5086
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
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
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
Displacement 2.5L/150 3.2L/195
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.56
Trans Type 5 6
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
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms Double Wishbone
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
 
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