Compare 1998 Suzuki Sidekick vs 1998 Subaru Forester

1998 Suzuki Sidekick
1998 Subaru Forester
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2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD JS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD JS 24 26 $12,443 $13,099
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 2WD JS 23 24 $13,013 $13,699
4-Door Hard Top Manual 2WD JS 23 26 $13,390 $14,399
2-Door Soft Top Manual 4WD JX 24 26 $13,828 $14,869
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 2WD JS 22 26 $14,274 $15,349
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 4WD JX 23 24 $14,386 $15,469
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD JX 23 26 $14,558 $15,999
4-Door Hard Top Manual 2WD Sport JS 23 25 $15,377 $16,899
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD JX 22 26 $15,423 $16,949
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 2WD Sport JS 21 24 $16,287 $17,899
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD Sport JX 23 25 $16,287 $17,899
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD Sport JX 21 24 $17,197 $18,899
4-Door Hard Top Manual 4WD Sport JLX 23 25 $17,652 $19,399
4-Door Hard Top Automatic 4WD Sport JLX 21 24 $18,562 $20,399
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4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD 21 27 $17,454 $18,695
4-Door Manual PA Pkg AWD L 21 27 $18,034 $19,995
4-Door Automatic PA Pkg AWD L 21 26 $18,745 $20,795
4-Door Manual QA Pkg AWD S 21 27 $19,925 $22,195
4-Door Manual QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 27 $20,191 $22,495
4-Door Automatic QA Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,636 $22,995
4-Door Automatic QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,902 $23,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,443
$17,454
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,099
$18,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$218 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose 4WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.2 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
51.8 51.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 95.1
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
41.9 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 53.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
64.3 62.8
Liftover Height (in)
27.0 21.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
55.1 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
86.6 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
34.3 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
65.2 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
54.9 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
143.7 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.8 42.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
12.6 38.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
8.1 32.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
50.4 NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
39.8 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
31.2 66.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
32.0 66.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.7 36.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.66 x 1.34 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 0.39 10.7 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.1 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
34.4 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
21.7 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.2 34.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P195/75R15 205/70SR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/75R15 205/70SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/75R15 205/70SR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2337 3020
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.5 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
55 85
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
390 520
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
98 @ 4000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
95 @ 5600 165 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System
SFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
8.46 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
N/A NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.11
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.13 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
N/A NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.55
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Sidekick Subaru Forester
Body Style
2-Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/trailing arms w/Parallel Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil spring w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Strut-Type

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