Compare 2006 Toyota Highlander vs 2006 Subaru Forester

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4-Door 4-Cyl
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,831 $24,530
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,586 $25,380
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,773 $25,590
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $23,077 $25,930
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,530 $26,440
4-Door V6 4WD 18 24 $24,019 $26,990
4-Door V6 Sport 19 25 $24,710 $27,765
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,776 $27,840
4-Door V6 Sport w/3rd Row 19 25 $25,467 $28,615
4-Door V6 4WD Sport 18 24 $26,018 $29,235
4-Door V6 4WD Sport w/3rd Row 18 24 $26,773 $30,085
4-Door V6 Limited w/3rd Row 19 25 $27,108 $30,460
4-Door V6 4WD Limited w/3rd Row 18 24 $28,354 $31,860
4-Door 2WD 33 28 $29,561 $33,030
4-Door 4WD 31 27 $30,814 $34,430
4-Door 2WD LTD 33 28 $33,944 $37,890
4-Door 4WD LTD 31 27 $35,198 $39,290
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,831
$20,452
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,530
$21,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$409 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.7 93.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
184.6 176.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 65.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 68.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 67.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.6 62.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
39.7 29.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.6 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/70R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R16 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3516 3090
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
1.69 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 166 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 5700 173 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.12 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Subaru Forester
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-Link HD Raised
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson w/Lower L-Arms

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