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Here's how the 1999 Subaru Forester and the 1999 Subaru Legacy measure up.
4dr Manual NA Pkg AWD
$18,695
Starting MSRP
5dr Brighton Manual XA Equip
$16,895
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 4-door -
Seats
5 5 -
Engine

165.0-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

142.0-hp, 2.2-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
0 0 -
Size
175.2" length, 62.8" height 184.5" length, 57.1" height -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color
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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
4WD Special Purpose Mid-Size Station Wagon -

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Front Wheel Size
15 x 6 in 14 x 5.5 in -
Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6 in 14 x 5.5 in -
Spare Wheel Size
15 x 6 in 16 x 4 in -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 85 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 430 -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 142 @ 5600 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 149 @ 3600 -
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas Flat 4 Cyl -
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.2L/135 -

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - Hwy
429.30 mi 461.10 mi -
Cruising Range - City
333.90 mi 349.80 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG 29 MPG -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG 22 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm w/Lower L-Arms -
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Strut-Type -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Link w/Parallel Links -

Brakes

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Brake Type
Power Power -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 x 0.94 in 10.1 x 0.94 in -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.9 gal 15.9 gal -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
37.4 ft 37.4 ft -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Power Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.2 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 16.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.7 ft 34.8 ft -

Tires

Rear Tire Size
205/70SR15 185/70SR14 -
Front Tire Size
205/70SR15 185/70SR14 -
Spare Tire Size
205/70SR15 T135/70D16 -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
165 lbs 200 lbs -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs 2000 lbs -
Maximum Trailering Capacity
N/A - -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3090 lbs 2905 lbs -
Curb Weight
N/A - -
Curb Weight - Front
N/A - -
Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs - -
Maximum Payload Capacity
N/A - -
Curb Weight - Rear
N/A - -

Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
38.6 in 44.6 in -
Wheelbase
99.4 in 103.5 in -
Front Hip Room
51.4 in 52.4 in -
Second Shoulder Room
53.6 in 53.6 in -
Second Hip Room
50.9 in 52.2 in -
Trunk Volume
- N/A -
Second Head Room
39.6 in 38.8 in -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
36.9 in 37.8 in -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
66.1 in 75.1 in -
Front Head Room
39.6 in 39.5 in -
Rear Door Opening Height
31.1 in 31.4 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
68.3 in 67.5 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Track Width, Front
58.1 in 57.5 in -
Second Leg Room
33.4 in 34.8 in -
Length, Overall
175.2 in 184.5 in -
Rear Door Opening Width
42.5 in 45.1 in -
Min Ground Clearance
7.5 in 6.1 in -
Front Leg Room
43.0 in 43.3 in -
Track Width, Rear
57.1 in 57.3 in -
Front Shoulder Room
53.5 in 54.1 in -
Cargo Box (Area) Height
34.3 in 34.0 in -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1
63.6 ft³ 69.6 ft³ -
Height, Overall
62.8 in 57.1 in -
Liftover Height
21.5 in 21.5 in -
Passenger Volume
95.1 ft³ 95.5 ft³ -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
27.2 ft³ 29.4 ft³ -

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