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Selected Style 4-Door Manual 2.5X
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 20 27 $19,214 $20,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 20 27 $19,522 $20,595
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 20 26 $20,304 $21,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 20 26 $20,612 $21,795
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,501 $22,795
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,809 $23,095
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,410 $23,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,718 $24,095
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $24,663 $26,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $24,857 $26,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $26,707 $28,495
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,835 $23,195
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 27 $22,143 $23,495
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,744 $24,195
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 26 $23,052 $24,495
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5X Limited 20 26 $25,856 $27,795
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,164 $28,095
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $28,208 $30,295
4-Door Manual w/Special Edition Pkg 2.5X 20 27 $19,562 $20,695
4-Door Manual w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 2.5X 20 27 $19,870 $20,995
4-Door Automatic w/Special Edition Pkg 2.5X 20 26 $20,652 $21,895
4-Door Automatic w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 2.5X 20 26 $20,960 $22,195
4-Door Automatic w/Nav Sys & Convenience Pkg 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,291 $28,295
4-Door Automatic w/Nav Sys & Convenience PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,599 $28,595
FWD 4-Door SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SE 19 25 $19,517 $20,925
FWD 4-Door SXT 16 21 $22,247 $23,925
FWD 4-Door R/T 16 21 $25,577 $27,585
AWD 4-Door SXT 15 21 $24,563 $26,470
AWD 4-Door R/T 15 21 $27,170 $29,335
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,214
$19,517
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,295
$20,925
Monthly Payment Estimate
$338 / month
$349 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Subaru Forester may not be as powerful or well-equipped as its rivals, but it really shines in its more carlike dynamics and superior handling. As a smaller crossover, the Journey's a good alternative to the Saturn Vue and Subaru Forester, maybe even to a Dodge Grand Caravan--just don't pile on the expensive options.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 57.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.6 125.6
Second Head Room (in) 40.4 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 40.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.9 53.8
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 33.6
Front Head Room (in) 41.6 40.8
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 179.5 192.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.9 66.6
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 30.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 62.3
Wheelbase (in) 103 113.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 31.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 33.9 33.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 61.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.3 67.6
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 41.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 37.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 33.5 37.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 53.25 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 12.0 x 0.47
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 - 11.9 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 20.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall Variable 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.4 38.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA TRD
Front Tire Size P215/65HR16 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size T135/90D16 T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA TRD
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBC
Rear Tire Size P215/65HR16 P225/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3692
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 160
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4400 166 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA ED3
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6000 173 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 2.84
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.45 up/1.57 down
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 1.57
Trans Order Code NA DFF
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 4.28
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Dodge Journey
Body Style 4 Door 4dr SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson-type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 -
 
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