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Subaru Forester X20

(2003 model)

Brief specs of 2003 Subaru Forester X20

5-door 5-seater offroad vehicle, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 16-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1994 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in, 100.7 kW / 135.0 hp / 135.0 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 186.0 N·m / 137.2 lb·ft / 137.2 lb·ft @ 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, four wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)SubaruIssued from2003
ModelForester X20Issued until
SerieForesterNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFuji Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.CountryJP


Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typeoffroad vehicleNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4450 mm / 175.2 in / 175.2 inTotal (curb) weight1320 kg / 2910 lb / 2910 lb
Width1735 mm / 68.3 in / 68.3 inDry weight
Height1590 mm / 62.6 in / 62.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2525 mm / 99.4 in / 99.4 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1495 mm / 58.9 in / 58.9 inTowing weight
Track rear1485 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance200 mm / 7.9 in / 7.9 inFuel capacity50 l / 11.0 UK gal / 13.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.34 m2 / 25.2 sq ft / 25.2 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeEJ20Total number of cylinders4
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerSubaruValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore92.0 mm / 3.62 in / 3.62 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke75.0 mm / 2.95 in / 2.95 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.23
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement1994 cm3 / 121.7 cu in / 121.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity498.50 cm3/cylinder / 30.420 cu in/cylinder / 30.420 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power100.7 kW / 135.0 hp / 135.0 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque186.0 N·m / 137.2 lb·ft / 137.2 lb·ft at 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm / 3200 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)40.3 kW / 54.0 hp / 54.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output50.5 kW/l / 1.110 bhp/cu in / 1.110 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque93.3 N·m/l / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in / 0.82 lb·ft/cu in


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.87
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.11


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio102.3 kW/ton / 77.5 bhp/ton / 77.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmenttransverse
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Subaru Forester X20


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