Compare 2001 Subaru Forester vs 2001 Toyota Highlander

2001 Subaru Forester
2001 Toyota Highlander
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4-Door L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door L Automatic 22 27 $19,223 $21,095
Forester 4-Door L Manual 21 28 $18,504 $20,295
Forester 4-Door S Automatic 22 27 $21,495 $23,695
Forester 4-Door S Automatic w/Premium Pkg 22 27 $22,391 $24,695
Forester 4-Door S Manual 21 28 $20,776 $22,895
Forester 4-Door S Manual w/Premium Pkg 21 28 $21,672 $23,895
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4-Door 4-Cyl
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $20,928 $23,515
Highlander 4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 19 24 $22,174 $24,915
Highlander 4-Door V6 19 23 $22,332 $25,095
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD 18 22 $23,578 $26,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,223
$20,928
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,095
$23,515
Monthly Payment Estimate
$352 / month
$392 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 57.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.4 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.3 105.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 184.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
42.5 35.9
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
21.5 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.7 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.1 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 71.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
63.1 76.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.1 81.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
36.9 39.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
32.0 41.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.0 38.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA 50.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.3 36.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.2 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.38 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.94 11.6 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 19.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 40.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/70SR15 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size
205/70SR15 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/70SR15 P225/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3195 3485
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 582
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 163 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 155 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.15
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Link MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm MacPherson

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