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Engines & Power

Forester 2.5X

Sportage Base FWD

Edge SE FWD

Standard Engine 2.5L 170 hp H4 2.4L 176 hp I4 3.5L 285 hp V6
Horsepower 170 @ 5800 RPM 176 @ 6000 RPM 285 @ 6500 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 174 @ 4100 RPM 168 @ 4000 RPM 253 @ 4000 RPM
Valves/Valve Configuration 16/DOHC 16/DOHC 24/DOHC
Displacement (cc) 2498 2359 3496
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.70 X 3.54 3.46 X 3.82 3.64 X 3.41
Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.5:1 10.8:1
Fuel Type/System Gasoline/SEFI Gasoline/MPFI Gasoline/SEFI
Turbocharger No No No
Supercharger No No No

Transmissions

Forester 2.5X

Sportage Base FWD

Edge SE FWD

Standard Transmission 5-Speed Manual Overdrive 6-Speed Manual Overdrive 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive

Payload & Towing

Forester 2.5X

Sportage Base FWD

Edge SE FWD

Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 107.60 100.00 108.40
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 33.50 26.10 32.20
Standard Towing (lb.) 2400 2000 2000
Max Towing (lb.) 2400 2000 2000
Standard Payload (lb.) 900 No data 909
Max Payload (lb.) 900 No data 909
Standard GVWR (lb.) 4480 4497 5380
Max GVWR (lb.) 4480 4497 5380

Braking & Traction

Forester 2.5X

Sportage Base FWD

Edge SE FWD

4 Wheel Drive/All Wheel Drive Std. N/A N/A
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Automatic Load-Leveling N/A N/A N/A
Electronic Brake Assistance Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Locking Differential N/A N/A N/A
Traction Control Std. Std. Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.
Next Steps

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