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1998 Subaru Forester S/20 Manual

Specification specific to Subarus with Applied Model SF5A56J and main Option Code 51, 52, 53, 54 or 55 (see note *)

* Cars built for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) have an additional “C” or “H” as part of their Option Code, which is sometimes shown on the VIN plate. This is not relevant for this specification page and can be ignored.
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PlatformFirst Generation Subaru Forester
Body Style5-Door SUV
Production CycleRevision AOctober 1996 to July 1998
Model CodeE-SF5 (JDM cars only for emissions classifications)
SteeringRight-Hand Drive
MarketJapanese Domestic Market (JDM)
Production DatesJanuary 1998 to July 1998
Date On SaleJanuary 1998
Chassis List1,747  Limited or Special Edition
 
Engine Type
ConfigurationFour Cylinder Horizontally Opposed (“Flat Four”)
Cylinder Bore92.0mm
Stroke75.0mm
Displacement1,994cc
Compression Ratio9.7:1
Fuel TypePetrol
InductionNaturally Aspirated
ValvetrainSingle Overhead Camshaft (SOHC)
Valves164Valves per Cylinder
Peak Power135PSat5,600 rpm
Peak Torque180N·mat4,000rpm
 
Transmission Type Ratio Graph
TransmissionDual Range 5-Speed Manual (5MT)
DriveFull-time Four Wheel Drive with Viscous Limited-Slip Centre Differential (VCD-F4WD)
Tyre Size205/70R15
 
Colour Options406Metallic Silver (“Light Silver”)
51ESolid White (“Pure White”)
52DPearlescent Dark Blue (“Dark Blue Mica”)
6W3
7U2
8W5
 
Option Codes
5152535455
Option Code Notes
 
Additional Notes
 
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