Compare 2009 Jeep Patriot vs 2009 Subaru Forester

2009 Jeep Patriot
2009 Subaru Forester
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4WD 4-Door Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $22,432 $23,980
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 23 28 $18,117 $19,290
Patriot 4WD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $18,117 $19,290
Patriot FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $20,822 $22,230
Patriot FWD 4-Door Rocky Mountain 23 28 $16,507 $17,540
Patriot FWD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $16,507 $17,540
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4-Door Automatic X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X 20 26 $20,028 $21,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,330 $25,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean Ed PZEV 20 26 $24,541 $26,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean w/Nav 20 26 $25,977 $27,795
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean w/Nav PZEV 20 26 $26,188 $27,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X Limited PZEV 20 26 $24,566 $26,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X Limited w/Nav 20 26 $26,002 $27,795
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X Limited w/Nav PZEV 20 26 $26,213 $27,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X PZEV 20 26 $20,239 $21,395
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 26 $22,471 $23,895
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X w/Prem/All-Weather PZEV 20 26 $22,682 $24,095
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,104 $23,495
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X w/Premium Pkg PZEV 20 26 $22,315 $23,695
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic XT 19 24 $24,582 $26,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic XT Ltd 19 24 $26,409 $28,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic XT Ltd w/Nav 19 24 $28,059 $29,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X 20 27 $18,938 $19,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X PZEV 20 27 $19,149 $20,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 27 $21,563 $22,895
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X w/Prem/All-Weather PZEV 20 27 $21,774 $23,095
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,196 $22,495
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X w/Premium Pkg PZEV 20 27 $21,407 $22,695

Pricing

Invoice Price

$22,432
$20,028

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$23,980
$21,195

Monthly Payment Estimate

$400 / month
$353 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
8.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2009 Jeep Patriot offers a safe, city-friendly package for a bargain price; if the most off-roading you'll be doing is to the weekend campsite, it's a good frugal choice. It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition.

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Fuel Economy

City

23 mpg 20 mpg

Highway

28 mpg 26 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility

Interior Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.0 55.6

Front Leg Room (in)

40.6 43.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

101.7 107.6

Front Hip Room (in)

52.3 52.9

Second Leg Room (in)

39.4 38.0

Front Head Room (in)

41.0 41.6

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

51.0 52.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.6 56.1

Second Head Room (in)

39.9 40.4

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

65.7 65.9

Liftover Height (in)

30.7 27.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.8 60.2

Wheelbase (in)

103.7 103

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

27.4 32.8

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

69.1 70.1

Track Width, Front (in)

59.8 60.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.1 8.7

Length, Overall (in)

173.6 179.5

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

45.1 38.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - 37.5

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

23.0 33.5

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - 53.25

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - 33.9

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - 61.8

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

54.2 68.3

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

NA NA

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

NA NA

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

38.0 42.2

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.3 x 0.4 11.3 x - 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)

11.5 x 1.0 11.7 x - TBD -

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

13.5 16.9

Steering

Steering Type

Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.88 3.0

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - 37.4

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.4 Variable

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.6 34.4

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

TTU NA

Spare Tire Order Code

TBC NA

Rear Tire Size

P215/60R17 P215/65HR16

Rear Tire Order Code

TTU NA

Front Tire Size

P215/60R17 P215/65HR16

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 200

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 2400

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 2400

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3245 3300

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

7.2 7.2

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

120 90

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

525 520

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

165 @ 4400 170 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

ED3 NA

Displacement

2.4L/144 2.5L/150

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

172 @ 6000 170 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl

Fuel System

SMPI SMPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

28 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 20

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

25 22

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

- TBD - NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 1.00

Trans Type

5 4

Drivetrain

4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

1.00 -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.72 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.42 2.27

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.16 1.55

Trans Order Code

DD7 NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.12 4.44

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.03 0.69

Trans Description Cont.

Manual Automatic w/OD

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.77 2.79

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Jeep Patriot Subaru Forester (Natl)

Body Style

Sport Utility 4 Door

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Stabilizer bar NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - 32

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson-type

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - 0.67

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Stabilizer bar NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - 32

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - 0.83

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Double wishbone

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

7 6

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