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Selected Style 4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Touring 24 32 $28,144 $30,095
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 32 $26,313 $28,095
4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,927 $33,095
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $20,995 $22,195
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $23,639 $25,095
4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,690 $28,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i 24 32 $21,904 $23,195
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i Premium 22 29 $23,203 $24,595
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door SE 22 30 $25,457 $27,300
FWD 4-Door SE 23 32 $23,826 $25,550
FWD 4-Door Titanium 23 32 $27,518 $29,510
FWD 4-Door S 22 31 $21,772 $23,100
4WD 4-Door Titanium 22 30 $29,151 $31,260
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Subaru Forester remains one of the best cars you can buy, thanks to exceptional safety, versatility, and all-weather capability. With athletic looks and the performance to match, plus a roomy interior and loads of available cabin tech and convenience features, the 2015 Ford Escape is bolder and more exciting than most rivals, without much compromise.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 43 43.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 54.8
Second Leg Room (in) 38 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 53 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57 56
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.3 98.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 66.4 66.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 105.9
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.9 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 180.9 178.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 37.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 34.4 34.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 71.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.4 34.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 45.9 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 74.7 67.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 38.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/60HR17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60HR17 P235/55HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3296 3515
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5800 168 @ 6000
Engine Type Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 174 @ 4100 170 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 997
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22 (Est)
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.89 2.96
Trans Order Code NA 446
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.44
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 3.51
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.91
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester Ford Escape
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 (Est) -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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