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Selected Style 5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 23 30 $20,876 $21,995
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 25 33 $21,793 $22,995
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 25 33 $23,178 $24,495
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,876
$20,166
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,995
$21,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$355 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek aims to provide the kind of trail ability and space for gear that weekend adventurer types need; but it also looks like a great value for Snow Belt commuters and small families -- and an alternative to bulkier crossover utilities. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.800 41.600
Second Hip Room (in) 53.100 52.700
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.600 56.100
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.5 107.600
Second Head Room (in) 37.700 40.400
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.200 55.600
Front Leg Room (in) 43.500 43.100
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.200 52.900
Second Leg Room (in) 35.400 38.000
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.000 60.200
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.700 8.700
Length, Overall (in) 175.200 179.500
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 37.000 43.600
Height, Overall (in) 63.600 65.900
Liftover Height (in) 27.800 27.400
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.000 60.200
Wheelbase (in) 103.700 103.000
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 29.100 34.600
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.100 70.100
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 29.500 33.900
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 64.200 61.800
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 51.900 68.300
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.100 42.200
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 32.000 37.500
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 22.300 33.500
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 40.600 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.600 x - TBD - 11.700 x - TBD -
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) 10.800 x - TBD - 11.300 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.900 16.900
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.500 16.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.800 34.400
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.200 3.200
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/55R17 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size T145/90D16 T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/55R17 P215/65HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 360
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3087 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4200 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6200 170 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.545 3.454
Clutch Size (in) N/A N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.296 1.448
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.780 0.780
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.333 3.333
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.888 2.062
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.444 4.111
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.972 1.088
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru XV Crosstrek Subaru Forester
Body Style Hatchback Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 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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