Compare 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara vs 2003 Subaru Forester

2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara
2003 Subaru Forester
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4-Door Manual 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2WD 19 22 $17,110 $18,599
4-Door Automatic 2WD 19 21 $18,050 $19,599
4-Door Manual 4WD 19 21 $18,214 $19,799
4-Door Automatic 4WD 18 20 $19,154 $20,799
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4-Door 2.5 Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5 Manual X 21 27 $19,044 $20,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic X 21 27 $19,763 $21,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XS 21 27 $20,987 $23,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS 21 27 $21,706 $23,895
4-Door 2.5 Manual w/Premium Pkg XS 21 27 $21,883 $24,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Premium Pkg XS 21 27 $22,602 $24,895
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Prem Pkg & Lthr XS 21 27 $23,274 $25,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,110
$19,044
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,599
$20,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
50.7 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82.7 93.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
46.8 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
67.3 62.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
97.6 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
38.2 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.0 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
164.5 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.5 38.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
28.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
21.0 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
38.4 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
47.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
44.7 64.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.5 37.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - x .87 10.8 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.5 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P235/60R16 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 176
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3152 3090
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 6.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 6500 165 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Two Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.47 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.30 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.45
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Grand Vitara Subaru Forester
Body Style
4-Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/coil spring w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil spring w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link HD Raised

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