(4.1) 16 reviews
MSRP: $1,342$5,746
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 24
Engine: 165-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x4
Seats: 5
1999 Subaru Forester


Our Expert Reviews

While others develop sport-utes built off cars, Subaru has a pair of such hybrids in showrooms, the compact Outback built off the Legacy wagon and the subcompact Forester built off the Impreza wagon. We tested the '99 Forester, fairly attractive and certainly very practical in terms of offering all-wheel-drive for all-season motoring. Cute and cuddly, but Forester has two faults tha... Read full review for the 1999 Subaru Forester

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99 Subaru Just as safe as they say

by Just me from Redmond WA on February 13, 2011

I bought my 1999 Subaru Forester in September 1998 - brand new off the lot. I was the only owner. I had 187K on the car all my miles - combination of highway and city. The car averaged 25MPH up to the... Read Full Review

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A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

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.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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