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Subaru Forester
2020 Subaru Forester
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$24,495
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8.6
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Toyota Highlander
2019 Toyota Highlander
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$31,830
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.5
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Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
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$37,520
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.8
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Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Engine
2.7-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Hybrid
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 24 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 30 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
2.7-liter Inline-4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Hybrid
Horsepower
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
185 hp @ 5800 rpm
306 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm
215 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
35.4 ft
38.7 ft
38.7 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
17" x 7"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P225/60HR17
P245/60SR18
P245/60SR18
Rear Tire
P225/60HR17
P245/60SR18
P245/60SR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
22 MPG
29 MPG
City
26 MPG
20 MPG
30 MPG
Highway
33 MPG
24 MPG
28 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 Tons/yr
8.0 Tons/yr
6.0 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
19.2 gallons
17.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
431.6 miles
384 miles
516 miles
Cruising Range Highway
547.8 miles
460.8 miles
481.6 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Height
67.5 in
68.1 in
68.1 in
Max Width
71.5 in
75.8 in
75.8 in
Front Width
61.6 in
64.4 in
64.4 in
Rear Width
61.8 in
64.2 in
64.2 in
Wheelbase
105.1 in
109.8 in
109.8 in
Ground Clearance
8.7 in
8 in
8 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
8 seater
8 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43.3 in
44.2 in
44.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
41.2 in
40.7 in
40.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.2 in
59.3 in
59.3 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.1 in
57.2 in
57.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39.4 in
38.4 in
38.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.6 in
39.9 in
39.9 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57.2 in
59.6 in
59.6 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.6 in
57.1 in
57.1 in
Third Row Leg Room
N/A
27.7 in
27.7 in
Third Row Headroom
N/A
35.9 in
35.9 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
N/A
55 in
55 in
Third Row Hip Room
N/A
45.6 in
45.6 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,449 lbs
4,134 lbs
4,398 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity
1,500 lbs
1,500 lbs
3,500 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
76.1 ft³
83.7 ft³
83.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
35.4 ft³
42.3 ft³
42.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
35.4 ft³
13.8 ft³
13.8 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Alumina Jade Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Ooh La La Rouge Mica
  • Predawn Gray Mica
  • Shoreline Blue Pearl
  • Toasted Walnut Pearl
  • Alumina Jade Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Ooh La La Rouge Mica
  • Predawn Gray Mica
  • Shoreline Blue Pearl
  • Toasted Walnut Pearl

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery
  • Ash, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Ash, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
N/A
8 Years / 100,000 Miles