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AWD 4-Door H4 MT X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door H4 MT X 22 29 $20,015 $21,195
AWD 4-Door H4 MT PZEV X 22 29 $20,226 $21,395
AWD 4-Door H4 MT Sports X 22 29 $20,475 $21,695
AWD 4-Door H4 MT PZEV Sports X 22 29 $20,686 $21,895
AWD 4-Door H4 AT X 23 28 $20,742 $21,995
AWD 4-Door H4 AT PZEV X 23 28 $20,953 $22,195
AWD 4-Door H4 AT Sports X 23 28 $21,202 $22,495
AWD 4-Door H4 AT PZEV Sports X 23 28 $21,413 $22,695
AWD 4-Door H4 MT X w/Premium Pkg 22 29 $22,271 $23,695
AWD 4-Door H4 MT PZEV X w/Premium Pkg 22 29 $22,482 $23,895
AWD 4-Door H4 AT X w/Premium Pkg 23 28 $22,998 $24,495
AWD 4-Door H4 AT PZEV X w/Premium Pkg 23 28 $23,209 $24,695
AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo MT PZEV Sports XT 20 27 $24,380 $25,995
AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo MT Sports XT 20 27 $24,380 $25,995
AWD 4-Door H4 AT X L.L. Bean Ed 23 28 $24,930 $26,695
AWD 4-Door H4 AT PZEV X L.L. Bean Ed 23 28 $25,141 $26,895
AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo AT PZEV Sports XT 21 26 $25,288 $26,995
AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo AT Sports XT 21 26 $25,288 $26,995
AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo MT PZEV XT Ltd 20 27 $26,116 $27,895
AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo MT XT Ltd 20 27 $26,116 $27,895
AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo AT PZEV XT Ltd 21 26 $26,843 $28,695
AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo AT XT Ltd 21 26 $26,843 $28,695
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4-Door V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door V6 16 20 $35,035 $38,110
4-Door V8 14 19 $39,607 $43,110
4-Door V10 17 22 $54,267 $59,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,015
$35,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,195
$38,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$635 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.4 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)
68.3 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)
NA - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 112.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.7 31
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
53.25 - 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)
68.6 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 1.40 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)
200 550
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 5500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 7716
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3140 5168
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)
NA 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 18.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 150
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 276 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 266 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
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
- 1.00
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
MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links Four Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent

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