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1998 Subaru Forester Base

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Seats 5
Door Count 4
Engine 165-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
Transmission 5-speed manual w/OD
Combined MPG 25
Warranty Bumper-to-Bumper, 36 mo/36,000 mi


Exterior (4)
Interior (2)


Engine 165-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
Transmission 5-speed manual w/OD
Engine 2.5L H-4 DOHC 165hp
Engine torque 162 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
5 speed manual transmission S
Permanently locked hubs S
Engine horsepower 165-hp @ 5,600RPM
Engine bore x stroke 3.92" x 3.11"
Recommended fuel regular unleaded
Sequential multi-point fuel injection S
Fuel tank capacity 16 gal.
Manual transmission 5 speed
4 wheel drive S
# of valves 16
Fuel economy city 21 mpg
Engine liters 2.5
Cylinder configuration H-4
Overdrive S
Axle ratio 4.44
Fuel economy highway 29 mpg
Full size spare tire S
Front disc/rear drum brakes S
Rear child safety locks S
Adjustable front head restraints S
Height adjustable front seatbelts S
ABS brakes S
Dual front impact airbags S
Engine torque 162 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
Rear headroom 39.6"
Wheelbase 99.4"
Front legroom 43.0"
Cruising RPM 1
Exterior body width 68.3"
Towing capacity 907kg (2,000lbs)
Front headroom 40.6"
Maximum interior cargo volume 64.6 cu.ft.
Turning radius 17.7'
Engine horsepower 165hp @ 5,600RPM
Max trailer weight 2,000 lbs.
Engine bore x stroke 99.6mm x 79.0mm (3.92" x 3.11")
Interior cargo volume 33.2 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 96.8 cu.ft.
Rear legroom 33.4"
Curb weight 3,058 lbs.
Engine displacement 150
Exterior length 175.2"
Front tread 58.1"
Exterior height 62.8"
Interior cargo volume seats folded 64.6 cu.ft.
Rear tread 57.1"
Alloy wheels O
Rack and pinion steering S
Front anti-roll bar S
Front tires 205/70SR15.0
Speed-sensing steering S
Rear tires 205/70SR15.0
Power steering S
Rear anti-roll bar S
Four wheel independent suspension S
Bodyside cladding S
Two-tone paint S
Number of doors 4
Chrome tip exhaust O
Front mud flaps O
Body-colored bumpers S
Grille black
Roof rack S
Rear step bumper O
Rear cargo liftgate
Manual folding door mirrors S
Rocker panel extensions S
Trailer hitch O
Rear mud flaps O
Underseat ducts S
Front cupholder S
Driver's footrest S
Passenger door bin S
Driver door bin S
12V DC power outlet 2
Power windows S
Overhead console S
Locking glove box S
Cruise control O
Air conditioning S
1-touch down S
Overhead console storage S
Air filter O
Day-night rearview mirror S
Rear cupholder S
Covered floor storage S
Illuminated glove box S
Full floor console S
Tilt steering wheel S
Passenger manual folding mirror S
Power windows S
12V DC power outlet 2
Overhead console S
Driver manual folding mirror S
Rear cupholders S
Cruise control O
Air conditioning S
1-touch down S
Air filter O
Power rear windows S
Day-night rearview mirror S
Front cupholders S
Illuminated glove box S
Full floor console S
Tilt steering wheel S
Passenger fore/aft adjustment S
Max seating capacity 5
Front seats bucket
Concealed cargo storage S
Height adjustable driver seat S
Full headliner S
Cloth door panel trim S
Cloth upholstery S
Number of driver seat adjustments 6
Floor mats O
Split folding rear seat S
Driver lumbar support S
Rear bench seat S
Reclining driver seat S
Carpeted cargo space S
Reclining rear seat S
Reclining passenger seat S
Cargo space floor carpet
Leather upholstery O
Cargo cover O
Cargo tie downs S
Front bucket seats S
Leatherette door panel trim O
Max. seating capacity of 5 S
Driver fore/aft adjustment S
Number of passenger seat adjustments 4
Leather shift knob O
Full carpet floor covering S
Primary monitor touchscreen S
4 premium speakers O
AM/FM radio S
In-dash CD changer O
Radio S
Speakers 4
Multi-disc CD changer O
4 speakers S
Seek-scan S
Cassette S
6-disc CD changer O
Premium speakers O
CD player O
Battery warning S
Low fuel warning S
Center high mounted stop light S
Front reading lights S
Front fog lights S
Water temp gauge S
Key warning S
Door ajar warning S
Tinted windows S
Rear window wiper S
Trip odometer S
Trunk/liftgate ajar warning S
Aero-composite headlamps S
Rear window defroster S
Tachometer S
Light tinted windows S
Oil pressure warning S
Auto off headlights S
Corrosion perforation warranty (months/miles) 60/ unlimited
Basic warranty (months/miles) 36/36,000
Major components warranty (months/miles) 60/60,000

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