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Selected Style 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV
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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 Manual Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual Sport 26 35 $20,396 $20,995
FWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 26 32 $21,754 $22,395
FWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 26 32 $23,501 $24,195
FWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 26 32 $26,557 $27,345
AWD 4-Door Automatic Sport 25 31 $22,967 $23,645
AWD 4-Door Automatic Touring 25 31 $24,714 $25,445
AWD 4-Door Automatic Grand Touring 25 31 $27,771 $28,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,166
$20,396
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,295
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$350 / 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 Mazda CX-5 is an attractive and modern crossover with great handling and surprising space, but sluggish acceleration.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.700 53.700
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.100 57.500
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.600 103.800
Second Head Room (in) 40.400 39.000
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.600 55.500
Front Leg Room (in) 43.100 41.000
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.900 55.200
Second Leg Room (in) 38.000 39.300
Front Head Room (in) 41.600 40.100
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.200 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.700 8.500
Length, Overall (in) 179.500 179.300
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.600 44.400
Height, Overall (in) 65.900 67.300
Liftover Height (in) 27.400 29.200
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.200 62.500
Wheelbase (in) 103.000 106.300
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.600 32.600
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.100 72.400
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.300 65.400
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 41.300
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 37.500 38.700
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 33.500 34.100
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 57.100
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 33.900 34.600
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 61.800 - TBD -
Brakes
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) 11.300 x - TBD - 11.900 x 0.400
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.700 x - TBD - 11.700 x 1.100
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.900 14.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.500 15.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.400 36.700
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.200 2.700
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A 38.400
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/65HR16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size T155/70D17 T145/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65HR16 P225/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3208
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 174 @ 4100 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5800 155 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.448 1.300
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.780 0.837
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.333 3.724
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.062 1.947
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.111 4.705
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.088 1.029
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.680
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.454 3.700
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Mazda CX-5
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 6.3
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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