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Selected Style 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,591 $27,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
FWD 4-Door Sport
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 30 $15,845 $15,995
FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 30 $19,219 $19,795
FWD 4-Door Limited 21 27 $22,939 $23,795
4WD 4-Door Sport 22 28 $17,725 $17,995
4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 26 $22,288 $23,095
4WD 4-Door Limited 21 26 $24,706 $25,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,166
$15,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,295
$15,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$267 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The rugged 2013 Subaru Forester handles well and copes confidently with any weather and road surface--and the XT turbo models are sporty--but its economy-car interior and sluggish automatic remain drawbacks. The 2013 Jeep Patriot is handsome and utilitarian and makes sense for urban-dwelling weekend-warrior types on a tight budget—but its lack of refinement could make it tough to live with.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.600 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.100 40.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.900 52.3
Second Leg Room (in) 38.000 39.4
Front Head Room (in) 41.600 41.0
Second Hip Room (in) 52.700 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.100 54.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.600 104.4
Second Head Room (in) 40.400 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 27.400 30.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.200 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.000 103.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.600 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.100 69.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.200 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.700 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 179.500 173.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.600 45.1
Height, Overall (in) 65.900 65.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 37.500 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 33.500 23.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 45.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 33.900 27.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 61.800 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.300 53.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.200 38.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.300 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.700 x - TBD - 11.5 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.900 13.6
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.200 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.500 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.400 35.6
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA TLB
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBC
Rear Tire Size P215/65HR16 P205/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA TLB
Front Tire Size P215/65HR16 P205/70R16
Spare Tire Size T155/70D17 Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3111
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 174 @ 4100 141 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA ECN
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5800 158 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 30
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.333 3.417
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.062 2.16
Trans Order Code NA DD7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.111 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.088 1.026
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.454 3.77
Clutch Size (in) N/A - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.448 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.780 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Jeep Patriot
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6 (2012)
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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