Compare 2007 Subaru Forester vs 2007 Toyota Highlander

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AWD 4-Door H4 AT Sports X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 AT Sports X 23 28 $21,202 $22,495
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 AT Sports X PZEV 23 28 $21,413 $22,695
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 AT X 23 28 $20,742 $21,995
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 AT X L.L. Bean Ed 23 28 $24,930 $26,695
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 AT X L.L. Bean Ed PZEV 23 28 $25,141 $26,895
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 AT X PZEV 23 28 $20,953 $22,195
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 AT X w/Premium Pkg 23 28 $22,998 $24,495
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 AT X w/Premium Pkg PZEV 23 28 $23,209 $24,695
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 MT Sports X 22 29 $20,475 $21,695
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 MT Sports X PZEV 22 29 $20,686 $21,895
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 MT X 22 29 $20,015 $21,195
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 MT X PZEV 22 29 $20,226 $21,395
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 MT X w/Premium Pkg 22 29 $22,271 $23,695
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 MT X w/Premium Pkg PZEV 22 29 $22,482 $23,895
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo AT Sports XT 21 26 $25,288 $26,995
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo AT Sports XT PZEV 21 26 $25,288 $26,995
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo AT XT Ltd 21 26 $26,843 $28,695
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo AT XT Ltd PZEV 21 26 $26,843 $28,695
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo MT Sports XT 20 27 $24,380 $25,995
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo MT Sports XT PZEV 20 27 $24,380 $25,995
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo MT XT Ltd 20 27 $26,116 $27,895
Forester AWD 4-Door H4 Turbo MT XT Ltd PZEV 20 27 $26,116 $27,895
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2WD 4-Door 4-Cyl
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 2WD 4-Door 4-Cyl 22 28 $22,141 $24,880
Highlander 2WD 4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 28 $22,899 $25,730
Highlander 2WD 4-Door V6 19 25 $23,085 $23,940
Highlander 2WD 4-Door V6 Limited w/3rd Row 19 25 $27,421 $30,810
Highlander 2WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 25 $25,022 $28,115
Highlander 2WD 4-Door V6 Sport w/3rd Row 19 25 $25,777 $28,965
Highlander 2WD 4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,841 $26,790
Highlander 4WD 4-Door 4-Cyl 20 25 $23,387 $26,280
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 18 24 $24,331 $27,340
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited w/3rd Row 18 24 $28,667 $32,210
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 18 24 $26,328 $29,585
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Sport w/3rd Row 18 24 $27,086 $30,435
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 18 24 $25,087 $28,190
Highlander Hybrid 2WD 4-Door 32 27 $29,076 $32,490
Highlander Hybrid 2WD 4-Door Limited 32 27 $31,007 $34,610
Highlander Hybrid 2WD 4-Door Limited w/3rd Row 32 27 $31,490 $35,150
Highlander Hybrid 2WD 4-Door w/3rd Row 32 27 $29,561 $33,030
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 31 27 $30,329 $33,890
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Limited 31 27 $32,261 $36,010
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Limited w/3rd Row 31 27 $32,744 $36,550
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door w/3rd Row 31 27 $30,814 $34,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,202
$22,141
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,495
$24,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$415 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.4 104.7
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 57.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 184.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
62.6 67.9
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.6 80.6
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)
30.7 39.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
53.25 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
67.6 - 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 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.40 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 0.94 11.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 19.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact 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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3185 3516
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 6.76
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 155 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -

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