Compare 2011 Jeep Liberty vs 2011 Subaru Forester

2011 Jeep Liberty
2011 Subaru Forester
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4WD 4-Door Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Liberty 4WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $27,278 $28,250
Liberty 4WD 4-Door Limited 70th Anniversary 15 21 $27,278 $28,250
Liberty 4WD 4-Door Limited Jet 15 21 $27,278 $28,250
Liberty 4WD 4-Door Renegade 15 21 $26,348 $27,250
Liberty 4WD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $24,130 $24,865
Liberty 4WD 4-Door Sport 70th Anniversary 15 21 $24,130 $24,865
Liberty 4WD 4-Door Sport Jet 15 21 $24,130 $24,865
Liberty RWD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $25,760 $26,650
Liberty RWD 4-Door Limited 70th Anniversary 16 22 $25,760 $26,650
Liberty RWD 4-Door Limited Jet 16 22 $25,760 $26,650
Liberty RWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $22,598 $23,250
Liberty RWD 4-Door Sport 70th Anniversary 16 22 $22,598 $23,250
Liberty RWD 4-Door Sport Jet 16 22 $22,598 $23,250
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4-Door Automatic 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $20,488 $21,695
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $24,814 $26,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited PZEV 21 27 $25,122 $26,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Navigation System 21 27 $24,814 $26,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Navigation System PZEV 21 27 $25,122 $26,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $20,796 $21,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nav 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nv PZEV 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,186 $27,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring PZEV 21 27 $26,494 $28,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring w/Navigation System 21 27 $26,186 $27,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring w/Navigation System PZEV 21 27 $26,494 $28,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg 21 27 $20,488 $21,695
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV 21 27 $20,796 $21,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,316 $26,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring w/Navigation System 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $19,397 $20,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $19,705 $20,795
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $21,869 $23,195
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $22,177 $23,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg 21 27 $21,869 $23,195
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 21 27 $22,177 $23,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg 21 27 $19,397 $20,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV 21 27 $19,705 $20,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,278
$20,488
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,250
$21,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$471 / month
$362 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Jeep Liberty is at home on the trail, but if you plan to do most of your driving on paved roads you can do a lot better. The roomy, versatile 2011 Subaru Forester handles better than just about any other small crossover, though the need for a more modern transmission and a little more cabin refinement keep it from greatness.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.6 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 53.4
Second Head Room (in)
40.8 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
44.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.3 65.9
Liftover Height (in)
34.1 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.1 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
29.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
176.1 179.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.5 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TUP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TUP NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P215/65HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4290 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 170 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 21
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.55
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.72 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Jeep Liberty Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
A-Arms MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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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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