(4.4) 22 reviews
MSRP: $444$8,896
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 24
Engine: 165-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2002 Subaru Forester

Our Take on the 2002 Subaru Forester

Our Take

Launched for the 1998 model year, Subaru’s crossover, all-wheel-drive sport utility vehicle was redesigned for 2001 with a fresh appearance in the front and rear. The 2002 model went on sale in April 2001. The new Forester packs more standard equipment than before and comes with a new Premi... Read Full Report


Consumer Reviews


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Great Utility Car

by Outdoor Driver from Pacific Northwest on December 25, 2010

I own a 2002 Forester S and am quite satisfied with it. The difference between a L and S are worth saving for the S. It has the best sun roof I have ever seen in a car, heated leather seats, heated mi... 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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