Subaru Forester II 2.0 X 125HP manual 4x4 vs GAZ 69 2.1 55HP

Subaru Forester II 2.0 X 125HP manual 4x4

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9 reasons for

Subaru Forester II, model available from 2002 to 2008.
It has 2.0 X 125HP petrol engine produced from 2002 to 2008.
Drive 4x4 has manual, 5 speed gearbox.

3 reasons for

GAZ 69, model available from 1952 to 1972.
It has 2.1 55HP petrol engine produced from 1952 to 1972.
Drive has manual gearbox.

GAZ 69 2.1 55HP

9 reasons for Subaru Forester II 2.0 X 125KM manual 4x4 in comparison to GAZ 69 2.1 55HP

Reasons for

Maximal power

125 > 55 hp
The Subaru Forester II has 70 hp more horsepower than the GAZ 69. The superiority is huge and for this reason it greatly affect sensation of using the car. It may be interesting to know that the Subaru Forester II has by 18 percent less horses under the hood than the medium level in class „compact SUV”.


2,534 > 2,290 mm
The Subaru Forester II 2.0 X 125HP manual 4x4 has 11 percent longer wheelbase in comparison to GAZ. Therefore the Subaru Forester II is more safe and has a better stability. Besides, longer wheelbase affects convenient and more comfortable riding.


4,484 > 3,855 mm
The Subaru Forester II is 16 percent longer when compared to the GAZ. The length of the vehicle plays a role when it comes to travelling comfort and room in the boot. The Subaru preasumbly will be offering to it's users more room for legs. At the same time the Subaru Forester II 2.0 X 125HP manual 4x4 will be better driven ,however, the GAZ will be a slightly easier to park due to shorter length of the body.

Rear track

1,485 > 1,440 mm

Number of doors

5 > 3
It is beyond the question that the five-door Subaru Forester II is more convenient and if you regularly travel with more than one passenger then you should not have any doubts which one to choose. The biggest advantage of a five-door vehicle is that it’s not only easier for passengers to climb into the back but it’s also easier to put luggage and cargo into the car when the rear seats are folded down. However, three-door cars like the GAZ 69 2.1 55HP generally look more dynamic and sporty and for young drivers who rarely have more than one passengers in the car the GAZ 69 may be more appropriate.

Price range

popular > cheap

Model release date

2002 > 1952

Front track

1,495 > 1,441 mm

End of model sale

2008 > 1972


3 reasons for GAZ 69 2.1 55KM in comparison to Subaru Forester II 2.0 X 125HP manual 4x4

Reasons for


1,850 > 1,735 mm
The width of the vehicle influences on passanger's inner room and driving stability. The GAZ 69 2.1 55HP is 115 mm wider when compared to the Subaru Forester II. It is often clearly felt by those sitting in front, who have more room for their elbows.

Engine capacity

2,099 > 1,995 cc
The GAZ has 104 cubic centimeters bigger cubic capacity compared to the Subaru. As the difference is small, the GAZ 69 2.1 55HP should accelerate only slightly dynamically, of course if other paramerters are equal.


2,300 > 1,590 mm
Those who opt for more practical driving a vehicle and prefer higher position at the steering wheel we would encourage to choose the GAZ 69 2.1 55HP. However to those who have a flair for sport driving the Subaru Forester II might be a better choice. The difference in height between presented vehicles is of 710 millimeters. The average medium height in compact SUV segment, in which the producer GAZ is placed, amounts to 1,704 mm and the GAZ 69 is higher by 35 % than the average.

Cars specifications

Subaru Forester II 2.0 X 125HP manual 4x4 GAZ 69 2.1 55HP
    Price range popular cheap
    Model release date 2002 1952
    Facelifting no no
    Class compact SUV compact SUV
    End of model sale 2008 1972

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