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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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5-Door Wagon Manual
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
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
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 21.7
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.0
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3140 3020
Wheels
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 Compact
Rear 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
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 24
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester (Natl) Scion xB
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Wheel Independent Torsion Beam
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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