(4.4) 12 reviews
MSRP: $780$5,924
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 25
Engine: 165-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x4
Seats: 5
1998 Subaru Forester


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In the last couple of years mini-sport-utilities have established a solid niche in the market. But none of them -- the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage or Suzuki Sidekick/Chevrolet Tracker --is a serious off-road vehicle. In fact, there isn't much sport in any of these utility vehicles. Subaru is the latest automaker to check in with a small sport-utility that is missing vital in... Read full review for the 1998 Subaru Forester

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Extremely reliable, roomy, and stylish

by Subaru Driver For Life from New England on June 21, 2009

I have owned many Subaru models of different years and models, but my 98 Forrester has be my favorite. There is a ton of room for my dog and I. All-wheel drive is essential where I live and the car's ... Read Full Review

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When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

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