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4-Door Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual X 20 27 $20,015 $21,195
4-Door Manual PZEV X 20 27 $20,226 $21,395
4-Door Manual Sports X 20 27 $20,475 $21,695
4-Door Manual PZEV Sports X 20 27 $20,686 $21,895
4-Door Automatic X 20 26 $20,742 $21,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV X 20 26 $20,953 $22,195
4-Door Automatic Sports X 20 26 $21,202 $22,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV Sports X 20 26 $21,413 $22,695
4-Door Manual X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,354 $22,695
4-Door Manual PZEV X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,564 $22,895
4-Door Automatic X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,081 $23,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,291 $23,695
4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,930 $26,695
4-Door Automatic PZEV X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $25,141 $26,895
4-Door Manual PZEV Sports XT 19 24 $25,297 $26,995
4-Door Manual Sports XT 19 24 $25,297 $26,995
4-Door Manual PZEV XT Ltd 19 24 $26,116 $27,895
4-Door Manual XT Ltd 19 24 $26,116 $27,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV Sports XT 18 23 $26,206 $27,995
4-Door Automatic Sports XT 18 23 $26,206 $27,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV XT Ltd 18 23 $27,025 $28,895
4-Door Automatic XT Ltd 18 23 $27,025 $28,895
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2WD 4-Door ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $19,048 $19,990
4WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $20,344 $21,350
2WD 4-Door LS 17 25 $21,314 $22,610
2WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $21,992 $23,330
2WD 4-Door XLS 17 25 $22,483 $23,850
4WD 4-Door LS 17 24 $22,596 $23,970
4WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $23,275 $24,690
4WD 4-Door XLS 17 24 $23,765 $25,210
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,015
$19,048
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,195
$19,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The design of the 2008 Subaru Forester is far from fresh, but it’s one of few vehicles that’s both a practical, peppy city vehicle and rugged enough for mild off-roading. Though the first-generation Outlander was often overlooked, the updated 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander has emerged as a well-rounded vehicle--and one of the sportiest-driving small crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 52.2
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 39.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.4 100.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 105.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 182.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
30.7 36.2
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 72.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.40 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 0.94 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.16
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 39.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 15.97
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3140 3395
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 167 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA 4B12
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 168 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 6.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.86
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.45
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.35
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.11
Trans Type
5 CVT
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.62
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4-Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester (Natl) Mitsubishi Outlander
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Wheel Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Wheel Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 .79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 .87

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