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Selected Style 2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD 23 26 $14,974 $15,599
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 2WD 22 25 $15,894 $16,599
2-Door Soft Top Manual 4WD 22 25 $15,978 $16,999
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 4WD 22 25 $16,918 $17,999
4-Door Manual 2WD 22 25 $15,790 $16,799
4-Door Automatic 2WD 22 25 $16,730 $17,799
4-Door Manual 4WD 22 25 $16,742 $18,199
4-Door Automatic 4WD 22 25 $17,682 $19,199
4-Door 2.5 X Manual
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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
$14,974
$19,044
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,599
$20,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$260 / month
$347 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.4 93.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 46.8 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.0 53.5
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 43.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.5 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 86.6 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.3 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.2 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 152.0 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in) 65.0 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 17.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 10.2 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 42.3 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 37.8 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 36.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 33.7 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) - TBD - 37.0
Brakes
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 - 10.8 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.8 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) 31.5 34.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size P215/65R16 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 176
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2756 3090
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.8 6.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 90
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 127 @ 6000 165 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 134 @ 3000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.63 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) 3.65 3.45
Summary
Vehicle Name Suzuki Vitara Subaru Forester
Body Style 2-Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/coil spring w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear 5-link HD Raised
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/coil spring w/Parallel Links
 
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