Compare 2006 Subaru Forester vs 2006 Volkswagen Touareg

2006 Subaru Forester
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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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4-Door 3.2L V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 3.2L V6 16 21 $33,977 $37,410
4-Door 4.2L V8 14 18 $40,608 $44,750
4-Door 5.0L V10 17 23 $61,385 $67,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,452
$33,977
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,795
$37,410
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$624 / 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 Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 99
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 65.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 187.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 75.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
67.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.7 71
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.6 31
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
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 13.0 x 1.10
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)
11.6 x 0.94 13.0 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 26.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P255/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P195/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P255/60HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 772
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3090 5086
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 18
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 450
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 240 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 229 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/Tiptronic & OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.86
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- 2.66
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Volkswagen Touareg
Suspension
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 Four Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
HD Raised Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms Double Wishbone

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