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Selected Style 4-Door Manual X
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual X 20 27 $18,938 $19,995
4-Door Manual PZEV X 20 27 $19,149 $20,195
4-Door Automatic X 20 26 $20,028 $21,195
4-Door Automatic PZEV X 20 26 $20,239 $21,395
4-Door Manual X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,196 $22,495
4-Door Manual PZEV X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,407 $22,695
4-Door Automatic X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,104 $23,495
4-Door AutomaticPZEV X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,315 $23,695
4-Door Manual X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 27 $21,563 $22,895
4-Door Manual PZEV X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 27 $21,774 $23,095
4-Door Automatic X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 26 $22,471 $23,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 26 $22,682 $24,095
4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,330 $25,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,541 $26,195
4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean w/Nav 20 26 $25,977 $27,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV X L.L. Bean w/Nav 20 26 $26,188 $27,995
4-Door Automatic XT 19 24 $24,582 $26,195
4-Door Automatic XT Ltd 19 24 $26,409 $28,195
4-Door Automatic XT Ltd w/Nav 19 24 $28,059 $29,995
4-Door Automatic X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV X Limited 20 26 $24,566 $26,195
4-Door Automatic X Limited w/Nav 20 26 $26,002 $27,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV X Limited w/Nav 20 26 $26,213 $27,995
FWD 4-Door I4 XE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 XE 19 26 $22,116 $23,280
FWD 4-Door V6 XR 17 24 $24,716 $26,435
FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 17 24 $27,054 $28,935
AWD 4-Door V6 XE 16 23 $24,657 $25,955
AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $26,586 $28,435
AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 23 $28,924 $30,935
FWD 4-Door I4 XR 19 26 $23,744 $25,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,938
$22,116
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$23,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$388 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition. With its available V-6 engine, the 2009 Saturn Vue is a bit more fun to drive than other compact SUVs; otherwise it’s not a standout.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 40.4 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.9 52.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 41.6 40.2
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 7.8
Length, Overall (in) 179.5 180.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.9 67.0
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 103 106.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 37.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 33.5 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 53.25 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 33.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 61.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.3 56.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 11.9 x .78
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.14
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall Variable 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.4 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/65HR16 P235/65R16
Spare Tire Size Compact T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA QKG
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/65HR16 P235/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QKG
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3664
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.3 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4400 161 @ 5100
Engine Order Code NA LE5
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6000 169 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 1.63
Trans Order Code NA MX0-4
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 2.96
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 2.14
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester (Natl) Saturn VUE
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double wishbone 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson-type Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
 
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