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2005 Subaru Forester
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4-Door 2.5 Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5 Manual X 23 30 $19,843 $21,445
4-Door 2.5 Automatic X 22 28 $20,570 $22,245
4-Door 2.5 Manual XS 23 30 $21,942 $23,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS 22 28 $22,669 $24,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual w/Moonroof XS 23 30 $22,850 $24,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Moonroof XS 22 28 $23,577 $25,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XT 19 24 $23,856 $25,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS L.L. Bean Edition 22 28 $24,393 $26,545
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XT 20 23 $24,583 $26,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XT w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $25,395 $27,545
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XT w/Premium Pkg 20 23 $26,122 $28,345
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4-Door FWD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS 19 25 $20,307 $21,649
4-Door FWD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 17 23 $20,823 $22,199
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS 18 23 $21,808 $23,249
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 17 23 $22,230 $23,699
4-Door FWD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 17 23 $23,049 $24,599
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 17 23 $24,455 $26,099
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,843
$20,307
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,445
$21,649
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$361 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utililty
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 100.7
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 66.0
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 177.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.0 40.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 35.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.0 30.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 53.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 35.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
67.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.1 77.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.2 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 0.94 10.9 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 18.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 270
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 2700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3090 3549
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 181 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.7L/165
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.32
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.49
Trans Order Code
NA N/A
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester (Natl) Hyundai Santa Fe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
HD Raised Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
HD Raised Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.9

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