• 2011 Subaru Forester

    #7 in 2011 Affordable Compact SUVs

  • 2010 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

    #16 in 2010 Affordable Compact SUVs

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $20,495
    • $30,105
    • Avg. Paid
    • $7,493
    • $7,340

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.3 /10
    • 7.6 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.3 /10
    • 6.7 /10
    • Interior
    • 8.0 /10
    • 7.0 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 8.9 /10
    • 9.6 /10
    • Safety
    • 8.8 /10
    • N/A
    • Reliability
    • 3.5 /5
    • 3.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Spacious interior and ample cargo space
      • Comfortable seats
      • Great fuel economy
      • Drives like a conventional vehicle
    • Cons
      • Not as refined as some competitors
      • Some low-quality interior materials
      • Somewhat uncomfortable back seat

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • All Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas Flat 4 2.5L/152
    • Gas/Electric I4 2.5L/- TBD -
    • MPG
    • 21 City / 27 Hwy
    • 34 City / 31 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 4 Door Sport Utility
    • 4 Door
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 103.0
    • 103.1
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 179.5
    • 175.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 70.1
    • 71.1
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 65.9
    • 67.7
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Privacy Glass
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    •  
    • Optional
    • Sun/Moonroof
    •  
    • Optional
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • - TBD -
    • 3665
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    • Optional
    •  
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    •  
    • Wheel Covers
    • Standard
    •  
    Towing
    • Trailer Hitch Receiver
    • Optional
    •  
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Back-Up Camera
    •  
    • Optional
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Luggage Rack
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Parking Aid
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Front Reading Lamps
    •  
    • Standard
    • Remote Engine Start
    •  
    • Optional
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    •  
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    •  
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    •  
    • Heated Mirrors
    •  
    • Optional
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    •  
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • - TBD -
    • 99.4
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 39.8
    • 40.4
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 43.6
    • 41.6
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 53.4
    • 56.6
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • - TBD -
    • 53.3
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 39.3
    • 39.2
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 33.7
    • 35.6
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 53.6
    • 55.9
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • - TBD -
    • 49.1
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.)
    • - TBD -
    • 66.4
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.)
    • - TBD -
    • 30.9
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Premium Sound System
    • Optional
    •  
    • Entertainment System
    •  
    • Optional
    • Hard Disk Drive
    •  
    • Optional
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    •  
    • Standard
    • Dual Zone A/C
    •  
    • Standard
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    •  
    • Optional
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    •  
    • Standard
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Optional
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Seats
    •  
    • Optional
    • Heated Front Seats
    •  
    • Optional
    • Driver Lumbar
    •  
    • Optional
    • Power Driver Seat
    •  
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Side Air Bag
    •  
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
    •  
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    •  
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    •  
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • All Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Wheel Drive
    •  
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas Flat 4
    • Gas/Electric I4
    • Displacement
    • 2.5L/152
    • 2.5L/- TBD -
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 170 @ 5800
    • 155 @ 6000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 174 @ 4100
    • 136 @ 4500
    • Transmission
    • Manual w/OD
    • CVT Automatic
    • Turning diameter
    • 34.8
    • 36.7
    Fuel
    • Hybrid Fuel
    •  
    • Standard
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    •  
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 21
    • 34
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 27
    • 31
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 16.9
    • 15.0
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Independent
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Double Wishbone
    • Independent
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    •  
    • MacPherson strut
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    • Continuously Variable Trans
    •  
    • Standard
    • Manual
    • Standard
    •  
    • 5-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    •  

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