Compare Dodge Nitro vs Subaru Forester

Overview

Engine
3.7L V6 Gas
Engine
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
4-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 22 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.7L V6 Gas
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
210 hp @ 5200 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
235 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
4-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,976 lbs
3,449 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
1,500 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
18 MPG
29 MPG
City
16 MPG
26 MPG
Highway
22 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr
EPA rating
3
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
16.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
312 miles
431.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
429 miles
547.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
178.9 in
182.1 in
Height
70.5 in
67.5 in
Max Width
73.1 in
71.5 in
Front Width
61 in
61.6 in
Rear Width
61 in
61.8 in
Wheelbase
108.8 in
105.1 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
8.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
40.8 in
43.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.6 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.2 in
58.2 in
Front Seat Hip Room
56.1 in
54.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39.4 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.8 in
39.6 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56.4 in
57.2 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
47.4 in
53.6 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
68.7 ft³
76.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
29.3 ft³
31.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
N/A
31.1 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36.3 ft
35.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Steel Wheels
Front Wheel Size
20" x 7.5"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
20" x 7.5"
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Upper/Lower "A" arms
Strut
Rear Suspension
Live Axle
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P245/50R20
P225/60HR17
Rear Tire
P245/50R20
P225/60HR17
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Dark Slate Gray Interior, Cloth bucket seats
  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Optional
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Optional
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Optional
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Emissions
2 Years / 24,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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