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Here's how the 2009 Subaru Forester and the 2009 Nissan Xterra measure up.
$19,995
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2WD 4dr Man X
$22,310
Starting MSRP

Overview

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

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

261.0-hp, 4.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
22 18 -
Size
179.5" length, 65.9" height 178.7" length, 74.9" height -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Oxford White / Lt Graphite

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility -

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in 16 x 7.0 in -
Spare Wheel Size
- 16 x 7.0 in -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in 16 x 7.0 in -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 N/A -

Engine

Displacement
2.5L/150 4.0L/-TBD- -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 261 @ 5600 -
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas V6 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 281 @ 4000 -

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG 16 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 MPG 18 MPG -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG 20 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
456.30 mi 422.00 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
338.00 mi 337.60 mi -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone Multi-leaf -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson-type Double wishbone -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Solid Axle -

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x -TBD- in N/A -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Brake Type
Power Pwr -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.7 x -TBD- in 11.7 x 1.1 in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.9 gal 21.1 gal -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.4 ft 37.3 ft -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable N/A -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 N/A -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
37.4 ft - -

Tires

Front Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P265/70R16 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/70R16 -
Rear Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P265/70R16 -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2400 lbs 5000 lbs -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs 500 lbs -
Maximum Trailering Capacity
- N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2400 lbs - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs - -

Weight Information

Curb Weight
- N/A -
Base Curb Weight
3250 lbs 4167 lbs -
Total Option Weight
- 0.00 lbs -
Curb Weight - Front
- N/A -
Maximum Payload Capacity
- N/A -
Curb Weight - Rear
- N/A -

Dimensions

Front Head Room
41.6 in 39.9 in -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
33.5 ft³ 35.2 ft³ -
Wheelbase
103 in 106.3 in -
Liftover Height
27.4 in 32.2 in -
Second Head Room
40.4 in 39.3 in -
Track Width, Rear
60.2 in 61.8 in -
Front Shoulder Room
56.1 in 58.3 in -
Front Leg Room
43.1 in 42.4 in -
Second Leg Room
38.0 in 34.4 in -
Front Hip Room
52.9 in 55.9 in -
Cargo Box (Area) Height
33.9 in 36.1 in -
Track Width, Front
60.2 in 61.8 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.1 in 72.8 in -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
53.25 in 43.3 in -
Height, Overall
65.9 in 74.9 in -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
61.8 in N/A -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
42.2 in N/A -
Length, Overall
179.5 in 178.7 in -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
37.5 in 36.7 in -
Passenger Volume
107.6 ft³ 99.8 ft³ -
Second Shoulder Room
55.6 in 58.3 in -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1
68.3 ft³ 65.7 ft³ -
Second Hip Room
52.7 in 46.1 in -
Min Ground Clearance
8.7 in N/A -
Rear Door Opening Height
32.8 in N/A -
Rear Door Opening Width
38.4 in N/A -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Trunk Volume
N/A - -

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