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Selected Style 4-Door Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 3.4L Automatic SR5 17 21 $22,104 $25,248
4-Door Manual 4WD 17 21 $19,975 $22,818
4-Door 3.4L Manual 4WD SR5 16 19 $23,110 $26,398
4-Door 3.4L Automatic 4WD SR5 17 20 $23,899 $27,298
4-Door Manual 19 24 $18,085 $20,658
4-Door Automatic 20 24 $18,873 $21,558
4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 22 $20,764 $23,718
4-Door 3.4L Automatic 4WD Limited 17 20 $30,395 $34,718
4-Door Limited 3.4L Automatic 17 21 $28,319 $32,348
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 Automatic QA Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,636 $22,995
4-Door Manual QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 27 $20,191 $22,495
4-Door Automatic QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,902 $23,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,085
$17,454
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,658
$18,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$344 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose 4WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 43.0
Front Hip Room (in) 49.8 51.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.1 95.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.0 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.3 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 53.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.7 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 34.3 42.5
Height, Overall (in) 66.5 62.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 21.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 57.1
Wheelbase (in) 105.3 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.7 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.1 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9.8 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 178.7 175.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 38.3 36.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 45.1 38.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 44.6 32.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 48.8 NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 38.7 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 67.2 66.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 79.8 66.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 0.87 10.7 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 34.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.5 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.4 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 20.0 19.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size P225/75R15 205/70SR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/75R15 205/70SR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/75R15 205/70SR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3440 3020
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 85
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 520
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 4000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.7L/165 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 4800 165 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System EFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.954 3.55
Clutch Size (in) 9.8 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.384 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.810 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.091 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.141 2.11
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.727 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Base 4 Door
Vehicle Name Toyota 4Runner Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil-Spring w/Parallel Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 0.75
 
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