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Selected Style 4-Door 4-Cyl (GS)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,251 $23,880
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 19 24 $22,497 $25,280
4-Door V6 19 23 $22,747 $25,560
4-Door V6 4WD 18 22 $23,993 $26,960
4-Door V6 Limited 19 23 $26,426 $29,695
4-Door V6 4WD Limited 18 22 $27,672 $31,095
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
$21,251
$19,044
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,880
$20,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$347 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.7 93.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 53.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 43.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.5 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 184.4 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 35.9 38.4
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 62.6
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 99.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.5 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 50.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 36.3 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 76.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 81.4 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) 39.3 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 41.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.1 10.8 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.98 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.6 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 34.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size P225/70R16 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 176
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3485 3090
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.8 6.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 5600 165 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 163 @ 4000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.12 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.45
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.45
Trans Type 4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Highlander Subaru Forester
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Independent HD Raised
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson w/Parallel Links
 
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