Compare 2006 Toyota Highlander vs 2006 Subaru Forester

2006 Toyota Highlander
2006 Subaru Forester
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4-Door 4-Cyl
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,831 $24,530
Highlander 4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $23,077 $25,930
Highlander 4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,586 $25,380
Highlander 4-Door V6 19 25 $22,773 $25,590
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD 18 24 $24,019 $26,990
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD Limited w/3rd Row 18 24 $28,354 $31,860
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD Sport 18 24 $26,018 $29,235
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD Sport w/3rd Row 18 24 $26,773 $30,085
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,776 $27,840
Highlander 4-Door V6 Limited w/3rd Row 19 25 $27,108 $30,460
Highlander 4-Door V6 Sport 19 25 $24,710 $27,765
Highlander 4-Door V6 Sport w/3rd Row 19 25 $25,467 $28,615
Highlander 4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,530 $26,440
Highlander Hybrid 4-Door 2WD 33 28 $29,561 $33,030
Highlander Hybrid 4-Door 2WD LTD 33 28 $33,944 $37,890
Highlander Hybrid 4-Door 4WD 31 27 $30,814 $34,430
Highlander Hybrid 4-Door 4WD LTD 31 27 $35,198 $39,290
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4-Door 2.5 X Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door 2.5 X Automatic 23 28 $21,180 $22,595
Forester 4-Door 2.5 X Automatic w/Premium Pkg 23 28 $23,297 $24,945
Forester 4-Door 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition Automatic 23 28 $25,001 $26,895
Forester 4-Door 2.5 X Manual 22 29 $20,452 $21,795
Forester 4-Door 2.5 X Manual w/Premium Pkg 22 29 $22,569 $24,145
Forester 4-Door 2.5 XT Limited Automatic 21 26 $26,733 $28,695
Forester 4-Door 2.5 XT Limited Manual 20 26 $26,005 $27,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,831
$21,180
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,530
$22,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$409 / month
$377 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 15.9
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3516 3135
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
1.69 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.12 4.44
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Subaru Forester
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32

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