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2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

4dr All-wheel Drive

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium

4dr All-wheel Drive

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited

4dr All-wheel Drive

2011 Subaru Forester
(2011 Subaru Forester 4dr AWD shown)
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2011 Subaru Forester
(2011 Subaru Forester 4dr AWD shown)
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2011 Subaru Forester
(2011 Subaru Forester 4dr AWD shown)
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MSRP $20,495 $23,195 $26,495
Destination Charge $725 $725 $725
Invoice Price $19,397 $21,869 $24,814
Total List Price $21,220 $23,920 $27,220
Available Engines 170-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas) 170-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas) 170-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 5-speed manual w/OD 4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 5-speed manual w/OD 4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 4-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 21 mpg 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 27 mpg 27 mpg 27 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data      
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side - Pole, Side - Pole
Side, Rear Seat
Overall, Overall
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR)
Front, Overall Front
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT)
Front, Driver's
Side, Front Seat
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier
Front, Passenger's
Side, Overall Side
IIHS Crash Test Data      
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Side, Driver Torso Good Good Good
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Acceptable Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Good Good Good
Side, Overall Side Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good Good
Overview 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Drive-Type Overview all wheel drive all wheel drive all wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, integrated roof antenna
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6 performance, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, automatic equalizer, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
5, amplifier
Available:
5, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
6
Available:
6
Available:
7 performance, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
Interior 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited
Air conditioning, front manual manual automatic
Air filter Standard Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
Cargo concealed storage Standard Standard Standard
Cargo net Available Available Available
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard Standard
Clock in-dash in-dash in-dash
Compass Available Available Available
Cruise control Standard Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim Standard:
plastic/rubber
Standard:
plastic/rubber
Standard:
leather/metal-look
Available:
leather/aluminum
Available:
leather/aluminum
Available:
leather/aluminum
12V DC power outlet 3 3 3
Ashtray Available Available Available
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Up N/A driver driver
1-Touch Window Down driver driver driver
Programmable garage door opener Available Available Available
Instrumentation analog analog analog
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - map lights front front front
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release mechanical mechanical mechanical
Seatback storage pockets 1 1 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material plastic/vinyl plastic/vinyl leather/metal-look
Seats 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 6-way 8-way power 8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 4-way 4-way
Lumbar support N/A driver driver
Front armrests center center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats N/A Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear armrest Standard Standard Standard
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim cloth cloth leather
Entertainment 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited
Radio Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard
DVD-Audio N/A Available Available
Steering wheel audio controls N/A Standard Standard
Speakers Standard:
4
Standard:
4
Standard:
6 performance
Available:
5
Available:
5
Available:
7 performance
Available:
6
Available:
6
N/A
Amplifier Available Available Available
Equalizer N/A N/A Available:
automatic
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Standard
Navigation system N/A Available Available
1st row LCD screen N/A Available:
1
1
Bluetooth Compatibility Available Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front
Headlights halogen halogen halogen
Exterior light control auto off auto off auto off
Daytime running lights Standard Standard Standard
Door curb lights 2 2 2
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Parking assist Available Available Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Panic alarm Standard Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard Standard
First aid kit Available Available Available
Theft deterrent radio N/A N/A Available
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000
Exterior 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited
Antenna integrated roof integrated roof integrated roof
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Bodyside moldings Available:
body-colored
Available:
body-colored
Available:
body-colored
Grille trim Standard:
with chrome bar
Standard:
with chrome bar
Standard:
with chrome bar
Available:
black w/body-color surround
Available:
black w/body-color surround
Available:
black w/body-color surround
Fog/driving lights Available:
front
Available:
front
front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door liftgate liftgate liftgate
Tinted windows light deep deep
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors N/A Available Standard
Sunroof N/A 1st and 2nd row regular express open/close sliding glass 1st and 2nd row regular express open/close sliding glass
Spoiler Available:
lip
Available:
lip
Available:
lip
Roof rack Available Available Available
Roof rails Available Standard Standard
Rear step bumper Available Available Available
Tires P215/65HR16.0 BSW AS P225/55HR17.0 BSW AS P225/55HR17.0 BSW AS
Wheels Standard:
16" steel
Standard:
17" silver aluminum
Standard:
17" silver aluminum
Available:
16" silver aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
Available:
steel
N/A N/A
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Rear window wipers fixed interval fixed interval fixed interval
Mud flaps Available Available Available
Mechanical 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited
Engine 2.5L H-4 2.5L H-4 2.5L H-4
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC
Recommended fuel regular unleaded regular unleaded regular unleaded
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard
Drive type all wheel all wheel all wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Suspension tuning regular regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil
Rear suspension type double wishbone double wishbone double wishbone
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Available Available Standard
Transmission Standard:
5-spd man w/OD
Standard:
5-spd man w/OD
4-spd auto w/OD
Available:
4-spd auto w/OD
Available:
4-spd auto w/OD
N/A
Axle ratio Standard:
4.11
Standard:
4.11
4.44
Available:
4.44
Available:
4.44
N/A
Remote vehicle starting system Available Available Available
Specifications 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited
Exterior length 179.5 " 179.5 " 179.5 "
Exterior body width 70.1 " 70.1 " 70.1 "
Exterior height Standard:
65.9 "
66.9 " 66.9 "
Available:
66.9 "
N/A N/A
Engine 2.5L H-4 2.5L H-4 2.5L H-4
Horsepower 170 @ 5,800 rpm 170 @ 5,800 rpm 170 @ 5,800 rpm
Torque 174 @ 4,100 rpm 174 @ 4,100 rpm 174 @ 4,100 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant Standard Standard Standard
Fuel economy - city 21 mpg 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 27 mpg 27 mpg 27 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.70 / 3.54 " 3.70 / 3.54 " 3.70 / 3.54 "
Curb weight Standard:
3,250 lbs.
Standard:
3,300 lbs.
3,360 lbs.
Available:
3,300 lbs.
Available:
3,340 lbs.
N/A
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 4,480 lbs. 4,480 lbs. 4,480 lbs.
Payload 900 lbs. 900 lbs. 900 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight 2,400 lbs. 2,400 lbs. 2,400 lbs.
Wheelbase 103.0 " 103.0 " 103.0 "
Front track 60.2 " 60.2 " 60.2 "
Rear track 60.2 " 60.2 " 60.2 "
Turning radius 17.2 ' 17.2 ' 17.2 '
Drag coefficient .38 .38 .38
Front legroom 43.1 " 43.1 " 43.1 "
Rear legroom 38.0 " 38.0 " 38.0 "
Front headroom 41.6 " 40.0 " 40.0 "
Rear headroom 40.4 " 37.7 " 37.7 "
Front hiproom 52.9 " 52.9 " 52.9 "
Rear hiproom 52.7 " 52.7 " 52.7 "
Front shoulder room 56.1 " 56.1 " 56.1 "
Rear shoulder room 55.6 " 55.6 " 55.6 "
Luggage volume 33.5 cu.ft. 30.8 cu.ft. 30.8 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 68.3 cu.ft. 63.0 cu.ft. 63.0 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 108 cu.ft. 102 cu.ft. 102 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 16.9 gal. 16.9 gal. 16.9 gal.