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Selected Style 4-Door Manual (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 24 30 $17,641 $19,050
4-Door Automatic 24 29 $18,615 $20,100
4-Door Manual 4WD 22 27 $18,651 $20,450
4-Door Automatic 4WD 22 27 $19,608 $21,500
4-Door 2.5 X Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5 Manual X 23 30 $19,843 $21,445
4-Door 2.5 Automatic X 22 28 $20,570 $22,245
4-Door 2.5 Manual XS 23 30 $21,942 $23,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS 22 28 $22,669 $24,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual w/Moonroof XS 23 30 $22,850 $24,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Moonroof XS 22 28 $23,577 $25,645
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS L.L. Bean Edition 22 28 $24,393 $26,545
4-Door 2.5 Manual XT 19 24 $23,856 $25,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XT 20 23 $24,583 $26,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XT w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $25,395 $27,545
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XT w/Premium Pkg 20 23 $26,122 $28,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,641
$19,843
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,050
$21,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$318 / month
$357 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 43.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 93.5
Second Leg Room (in) 32.6 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 46.5 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 53.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 166.6 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 65.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 98.0 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.5 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 29.2 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 67.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.3 64.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
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) 10.7 x - TBD - 11.4 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.7 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2897 3090
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.66 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 356
Engine
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 165 @ 4000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 161 @ 5700 165 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83 3.45
Clutch Size (in) 9.3 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.11
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Toyota RAV4 Subaru Forester (Natl)
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.90 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone HD Raised
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.78 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
 
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