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Compare 2002 Ford Explorer vs 2002 Subaru Forester

2002 Ford Explorer
2002 Subaru Forester
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4-Door 114" WB Eddie Bauer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB Eddie Bauer 16 21 $29,535 $32,545
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB Eddie Bauer 4WD 15 20 $31,284 $34,510
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB Limited 16 21 $29,535 $32,545
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB Limited 4WD 15 20 $31,284 $34,510
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB XLS 17 21 $22,451 $24,585
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB XLS 4WD 16 20 $24,124 $26,465
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB XLT 16 21 $25,966 $28,535
Explorer 4-Door 114" WB XLT 4WD 15 20 $27,715 $30,500
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB 4WD Choice 15 20 $23,817 $26,210
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB 4WD Premium 15 20 $25,334 $27,915
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB 4WD Value Automatic 15 20 $23,114 $25,420
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB 4WD Value Manual 16 19 $22,183 $24,374
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB Choice 17 21 $21,129 $23,190
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB Premium 17 21 $22,518 $24,750
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB Value Automatic 17 21 $20,426 $22,400
Explorer Sport 2-Door 102" WB Value Manual 17 22 $19,496 $21,355
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB 4WD Choice 15 20 $24,329 $26,785
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB 4WD Premium 15 20 $25,846 $28,490
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB 4WD Value Automatic 15 20 $23,692 $26,070
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB 4WD Value Manual 16 20 $22,762 $25,024
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB Choice 16 21 $21,863 $24,015
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB Premium 16 21 $23,381 $25,720
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB Value Automatic 16 21 $21,227 $23,300
Explorer Sport Trac 4-Door 126" WB Value Manual 17 21 $20,297 $22,255
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4-Door L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door L Automatic 22 27 $19,225 $21,095
Forester 4-Door L Manual 21 27 $18,506 $20,295
Forester 4-Door S Automatic 22 27 $21,497 $23,695
Forester 4-Door S Automatic w/Premium Pkg 22 27 $22,393 $24,695
Forester 4-Door S Automatic w/Premium Pkg & Leather 22 27 $23,020 $25,395
Forester 4-Door S Manual 21 27 $20,778 $22,895
Forester 4-Door S Manual w/Premium Pkg 21 27 $21,674 $23,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,535
$19,225
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,545
$21,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$352 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 43.0
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 51.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 33.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.3 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 53.5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
31.7 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
48.3 42.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
30.7 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
189.5 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.5 -
Height, Overall (in)
71.9 62.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.6 31.1
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 99.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 68.3
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 57.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
- 175.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
46.6 32.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.4 36.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.5 63.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
88.0 63.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
48.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.4 32.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x 0.37 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.01 x 0.37 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 15.9
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.7
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 19.0
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P245/70R16 205/70SR15
Front Tire Order Code
T57 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16 205/70SR15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
T57 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P245/70R16 205/70SR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6740 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1011 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2560 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2045 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3000 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1907 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3190
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 75
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99E NA
Displacement
4.0L/245 2.5L/150
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 165 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 27
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.619
Trans Order Code
44V NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.694
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.027
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.000
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.272
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.444
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Subaru Forester
Body Code
114" WB -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.75
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3000 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2560 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil spring Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.51
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 32
Axle Type - Rear
Independent SLA -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil spring MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Lower L-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Parallel Link
Frame
Frame Type
Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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