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Selected Style FWD 4-Door LE (GS)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XLE 24 31 $23,599 $25,240
FWD 4-Door Limited 24 31 $26,601 $28,450
AWD 4-Door XLE 22 29 $24,908 $26,640
FWD 4-Door LE 24 31 $22,142 $23,680
AWD 4-Door LE 22 29 $23,451 $25,080
AWD 4-Door Limited 22 29 $27,910 $29,850
4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Touring 24 32 $28,144 $30,095
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 32 $26,313 $28,095
4-Door CVT 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,927 $33,095
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $20,995 $22,195
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $23,639 $25,095
4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,690 $28,495
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i 24 32 $21,904 $23,195
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i Premium 22 29 $23,203 $24,595
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is a practical crossover with confident handling. Just know that driving enjoyment is not its strong point. The 2015 Subaru Forester remains one of the best cars you can buy, thanks to exceptional safety, versatility, and all-weather capability.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 56.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 43
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 53.9
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 38
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 41.4
Second Hip Room (in) 48.9 53
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.9 108.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 179.9 180.9
Height, Overall (in) 65.4 66.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 104.7 103.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 60.9
Liftover Height (in) - 28.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.4 34.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 73.4 74.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 38.4 34.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 37.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 71.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 45.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 10.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/65HR17 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/65HR17 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3435 3296
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 -
Engine
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4100 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 176 @ 6000 170 @ 5800
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.45
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.30
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.15 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 1.89
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Toyota RAV4 Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.9 (Est) 7.2 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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