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2003 Subaru Forester - Road Test Specs

2003 Subaru Forester SUV

(2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

Vehicle

Model year2003
MakeSubaru
ModelForester
StyleXS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
Base MSRP$22,420
As-tested MSRP$24,715

Drivetrain

Drive typeAWD
Engine typeflat 4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)165 @ 5,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)166 @ 4,000
Transmission type4-speed automatic

Chassis

Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMacPherson strut
Steering typespeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandYokohama
Tire modelGeolander
Tire size, frontP215/60HR16
Tire size, rearP215/60HR16
Brakes, frontventilated front disc / rear drum

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)6.2
0-60 mph (sec.)9.9
0-75 mph (sec.)16.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.6 @ 76.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)33
60-0 mph (ft.)134
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)60.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)34.8
Sound level @ idle (dB)72
@ Full throttle (dB)80
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)80

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Braking ratingNo Data
Handling ratingNo Data

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (F)82
Wind (mph, direction)1 mph

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto 21/26 Manual /
Edmunds observed (mpg)22
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.9

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3140
Length (in.)175.2
Width (in.)68.1
Height (in.)65
Wheelbase (in.)99.4
Legroom, front (in.)43.7
Legroom, rear (in.)33.7
Headroom, front (in.)39.8
Headroom, rear (in.)39.8
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)32
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)64

Warranty

Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years / 60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years / unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years / 36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available

Safety

Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsEBD
Traction controlNot Available
Stability controlNot Available
Rollover protectionStandard
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverExcellent
NHTSA crash test, passengerExcellent
NHTSA crash test, side frontExcellent
NHTSA crash test, side rearExcellent
NHTSA rollover resistanceAverage
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