Compare 2006 Subaru Forester vs 2006 Mercedes-Benz R Class

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4-Door Manual 2.5 X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5 X 22 29 $20,452 $21,795
4-Door Automatic 2.5 X 23 28 $21,180 $22,595
4-Door Manual 2.5 X w/Premium Pkg 22 29 $22,569 $24,145
4-Door Automatic 2.5 X w/Premium Pkg 23 28 $23,297 $24,945
4-Door Automatic 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition 23 28 $25,001 $26,895
4-Door Manual 2.5 XT Limited 20 26 $26,005 $27,895
4-Door Automatic 2.5 XT Limited 21 26 $26,733 $28,695
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.5L 16 21 $44,640 $48,000
4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L 13 18 $51,615 $55,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,452
$44,640
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,795
$48,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$800 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Large Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 148
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 60.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 39.8
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in)
- 32.4
Third Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 65.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 203.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 65.4
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 65.3
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 126.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 75.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
67.6 92
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.7 85.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 19.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 15.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 43.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.6 42.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 0.94 13.0 x 1.3
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 13.0 x 0.6
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.62
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 235/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 235/65HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3090 4829
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 258 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.5L/227
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 21
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.42 (Comfort Mode 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.92
Trans Type
5 7
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
HD Raised Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
HD Raised Independent

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