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4-Door Manual
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
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4-Door 2.5 Manual X
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 Manual XT 19 24 $23,856 $25,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS L.L. Bean Edition 22 28 $24,393 $26,545
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
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
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 7.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
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
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 Variable
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
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
Spare 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
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
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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