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Selected Style 2-Door JS Soft Top Manual 2WD
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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
4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose 4WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 11.1 15.9
Steering
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
Steering Type Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.8 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/75R15 205/70SR15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2337 3020
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.5 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 390 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 55 85
Engine
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System SFI SFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 21
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 2-Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Suzuki Sidekick Subaru Forester
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Rigid Axle Strut-Type
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
 
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