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1998 Subaru Forester Comparisons

Base Sport Utility

General Pricing

Resale Value $18,695.00 $20,845.00 $14,995.00
Destination $495.00 $525.00 $445.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.5L H4 4.0L I6 2.2L I4
Horsepower 165 @ 5600 RPM 190 @ 4600 RPM 130 @ 5200 RPM
Torque 162 @ 4000 RPM 225 @ 3000 RPM 144 @ 4000 RPM
Valves 4 2 4
Displacement (cc) 2457 3958 2197
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.9 X 3.1 3.9 X 3.4 3.4 X 3.7
Compression Ratio 9.7:1 8.8:1 9.6:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 21 17 21
Highway (mpg) 27 20 24

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3020.3 3353.2 3329.0
Wheelbase (in.) 99.4 101.4 96.9
Length (in.) 175.2 167.5 167.8
Width (in.) 68.3 69.4 70.4
Height (in.) 62.8 63.8 66.6
Track Front (in.) 57.9 58.0 59.6
Track Rear (in.) 57.1 58.0 59.8
Ground Clearance (in.) 7.5 11.7 7.9

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 40.6 37.8 38.9
Rear Headroom (in.) 39.6 38.0 37.3
Front Legroom (in.) 43.0 41.4 42.1
Rear Legroom (in.) 33.4 35.0 33.3
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 53.5 54.7 56.3
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 53.6 54.7 55.7
Front Hip Room (in.) 51.4 54.8 51.8
Rear Hip Room (in.) 50.9 44.3 48.0

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A N/A N/A

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut beam wishbone
Rear Suspension strut beam beam
Tires 205/70R15 225/75R15 235/75R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks N/A N/A N/A

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive 4x4 wheel drive 4x4 wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A N/A Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle Std. N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM N/A
Cassette Player Yes Yes N/A
CD Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A N/A N/A
Tilt Steering Yes N/A N/A
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. N/A N/A

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A Std.

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. N/A N/A

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