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2009 Subaru Forester 2009 Toyota RAV4 2009 Chevrolet Equinox
     
2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium/All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium and All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium/All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium and All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean
  • XT Limited
  • 2.5XT
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean
  • 2.5XT
  • XT Limited
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean with Navigation
  • XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean with Navigation
  • XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5XT Limited
  • 2.5XT Limited
  • 2.5XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5XT Limited with Navigation
FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (SE)
Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LS
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 1LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT 2LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • Front-Wheel Drive Sport
  • All-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • All-Wheel Drive Sport

Prices

MSRP $19,995 $21,500 $24,315
Invoice $18,938 $20,103 $22,978
Avg. Paid $13,004 $11,891 $10,801

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.4 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.5 9.0 7.5
Performance 8.2 8.2 7.6
Interior 8.2 7.5 8.0
Operating Cost 7.8 8.0 7.7
Safety 9.4 9.2 8.7
Reliability 3.0 4.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious, comfortable interior
  • Great cargo space
  • Good handling
  • Great safety scores
  • Powerful V6 option
  • Ample cabin and cargo space
  • Third-row seat option
  • Good safety and reliability scores
  • Outstanding reliability score
  • Powerful engine options
  • Spacious interior and cargo area
Cons
  • Interior less refined than competitors
  • So-so cabin material quality
  • Cramped third row
  • Some low-rent interior plastics
  • Low fuel economy
  • Below-average safety ratings

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas Flat 4-Cyl 2.5L/150 Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas V6 3.4L/209
MPG 20 City / 27 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103 104.7 112.5
Length, Overall (in) 179.5 181.9 188.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 71.5 71.4
Height, Overall (in) 65.9 66.3 69.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Optional
Sliding Rear Window Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3360 3660

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 107.6 108.2 106.4
Front Head Room (in) 41.6 40.8 40.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.8 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 57.1 55.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.9 53.8 51.1
Second Head Room (in) 40.4 39.7 40.1
Second Leg Room (in) 38.0 38.3 40.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 55.3 55.9
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.4 51.3
Third Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 68.3 73.0 67.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 33.5 36.4 35.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.5L/152 3.4L/209
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 6000 179 @ 6000 185 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 4400 172 @ 4000 210 @ 3800
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 34.4 34.8 41.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 15.9 20.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson-type MacPherson strut Strut-type
Suspension Type - Rear Double wishbone Double-wishbone Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) coil spring w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
4-Speed Automatic Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard