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5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XV Crosstrek 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 25 33 $23,178 $24,495
XV Crosstrek 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 25 33 $21,793 $22,995
XV Crosstrek 5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 23 30 $20,876 $21,995
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4-Door Automatic 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited PZEV 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring PZEV 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,591 $27,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $22,870 $24,295

Pricing

Invoice Price

$23,178
$21,256

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$24,495
$22,495

Monthly Payment Estimate

$408 / month
$375 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
7.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek aims to provide the kind of trail ability and space for gear that weekend adventurer types need; but it also looks like a great value for Snow Belt commuters and small families -- and an alternative to bulkier crossover utilities. The rugged 2013 Subaru Forester handles well and copes confidently with any weather and road surface--and the XT turbo models are sporty--but its economy-car interior and sluggish automatic remain drawbacks.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

33 mpg 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

53.100 52.700

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.600 56.100

Passenger Volume (ft³)

97.5 107.600

Second Head Room (in)

37.700 40.400

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.200 55.600

Front Leg Room (in)

43.500 43.100

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

52.200 52.900

Second Leg Room (in)

35.400 38.000

Front Head Room (in)

39.800 41.600

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

60.000 60.200

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.700 8.700

Length, Overall (in)

175.200 179.500

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

37.000 43.600

Height, Overall (in)

63.600 65.900

Liftover Height (in)

27.800 27.400

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.000 60.200

Wheelbase (in)

103.700 103.000

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

29.100 34.600

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70.100 70.100

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

51.900 68.300

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

NA NA

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

NA NA

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

42.100 42.200

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

32.000 37.500

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

22.300 33.500

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

40.600 - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

29.500 33.900

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

64.200 61.800

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.800 x - TBD - 11.300 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.600 x - TBD - 11.700 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.900 16.900

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.500 16.500

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.800 34.400

Steering Type

Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.200 3.200

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A N/A

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/55R17 P215/65HR16

Spare Tire Size

T145/90D16 T155/70D17

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/55R17 P215/65HR16

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 360

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 2400

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 2400

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3164 3300

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

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

- TBD - - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

145 @ 4200 174 @ 4100

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0L/122 2.5L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

148 @ 6200 170 @ 5800

Engine Type

Gas Flat 4 Gas Flat 4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

33 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 23

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.658 1.000

Trans Type

6 4

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.885 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.667 2.272

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.262 1.545

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.700 4.444

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.208 0.694

Trans Description Cont.

Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.618 NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.581 2.785

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Subaru XV Crosstrek Subaru Forester

Body Style

Hatchback Sport Utility Vehicle

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA NA

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA NA

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

7 6

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7 8.0

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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