Compare 2003 Toyota RAV4 vs 2003 Subaru Forester

2003 Toyota RAV4
2003 Subaru Forester
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4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 4-Door Automatic 24 29 $16,347 $17,675
RAV4 4-Door Automatic 4WD 22 27 $17,356 $19,075
RAV4 4-Door Manual 25 31 $15,377 $16,625
RAV4 4-Door Manual 4WD 22 27 $16,402 $18,025
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4-Door 2.5 X Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door 2.5 X Automatic 21 27 $19,763 $21,645
Forester 4-Door 2.5 X Manual 21 27 $19,044 $20,845
Forester 4-Door 2.5 XS Automatic 21 27 $21,706 $23,895
Forester 4-Door 2.5 XS Automatic w/Prem Pkg & Lthr 21 27 $23,274 $25,645
Forester 4-Door 2.5 XS Automatic w/Premium Pkg 21 27 $22,602 $24,895
Forester 4-Door 2.5 XS Manual 21 27 $20,987 $23,095
Forester 4-Door 2.5 XS Manual w/Premium Pkg 21 27 $21,883 $24,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,347
$19,763
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,675
$21,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$295 / month
$361 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 93.5
Second Leg Room (in)
32.6 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
46.5 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 62.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
98.0 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
166.2 175.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.2 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3 64.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA N/A
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.71 10.8 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.7 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 176
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2777 3135
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.1 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
325 520
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
142 @ 4000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6000 165 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.643 3.03
Clutch Size (in)
9.3 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.296 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.977 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.008 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.178 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.892 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Subaru Forester
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone HD Raised

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