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Selected Style 4-Door Manual X
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Trim

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 Automatic X 20 26 $20,742 $21,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV X 20 26 $20,953 $22,195
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 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 Sports XT 19 24 $25,297 $26,995
4-Door Manual PZEV Sports XT 19 24 $25,297 $26,995
4-Door Automatic Sports XT 18 23 $26,206 $27,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV Sports XT 18 23 $26,206 $27,995
4-Door Manual XT Ltd 19 24 $26,116 $27,895
4-Door Manual PZEV XT Ltd 19 24 $26,116 $27,895
4-Door Automatic XT Ltd 18 23 $27,025 $28,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV XT Ltd 18 23 $27,025 $28,895
5-Door Wagon Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 22 28 $14,962 $15,750
5-Door Wagon Automatic 22 28 $15,865 $16,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,015
$14,962
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,195
$15,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$263 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. The 2009 Scion xB has polarizing looks, a no-haggle dealer experience, and a long safety features list. It provides good value for those on a budget.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6 46.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 41.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6 52.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.4 100.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 176.6 167.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 38.4 -
Height, Overall (in) 65.0 64.7
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 99.4 102.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 67.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 37.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 37.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 30.7 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 53.25 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 33.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 21.7
Brakes
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 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
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 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall Variable 16.0
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 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3140 3020
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.3 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 173 @ 6000 158 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4400 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.05
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.54
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.33
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.73
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester (Natl) Scion xB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Wheel Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 4-Wheel Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
 
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