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Selected Style 4-Door Manual 2.5X
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Transmission

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $19,489 $20,595
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $19,798 $20,895
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $20,580 $21,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $20,888 $22,095
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $21,960 $23,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,269 $23,595
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,869 $24,295
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,178 $24,595
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $24,905 $26,595
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,214 $26,895
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,094 $27,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,403 $28,195
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,407 $27,095
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $27,992 $29,895
FWD 4-Door S
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door SL 22 26 $27,682 $29,710
AWD 4-Door SV 22 26 $24,055 $25,810
AWD 4-Door S 22 26 $22,274 $23,370
FWD 4-Door SL 23 28 $26,472 $28,410
FWD 4-Door SV 23 28 $22,845 $24,510
FWD 4-Door S 23 28 $21,038 $22,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,489
$21,038
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,595
$22,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$343 / month
$368 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Subaru Forester is tough, all-weather-capable, and one of the best-handling compact crossovers--plus, a blast to drive in XT turbo form--but an old-tech automatic transmission and econo-caliber interior remain letdowns. The 2012 Nissan Rogue's comfortable ride and versatile layout make it a good fit for a value-conscious small families--but it's far from exciting to drive.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - AWD FWD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 41.6 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.6 126.4
Second Head Room (in) 40.4 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 42.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.9 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.9 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 179.5 183.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.9 65.3
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 30.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.0
Wheelbase (in) 103.0 105.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 55.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 33.9 31.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 61.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 33.5 57.9
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 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 68.3 28.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 11.7 x 0.6
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.4 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/65HR16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/65HR16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 240 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3276
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Compact Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 110
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 174 @ 4100 175 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5800 170 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual Continuously variable ratio
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 2.34-0.39
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 NA
Trans Type 5 1
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 5.79
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Nissan Rogue
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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