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2006 Subaru Forester
2006 Subaru Forester
Available Price Range $3,299-$10,815 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 22-25 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2006 Subaru Forester

Our Take

Subaru says its crossover wagons have been moderately redesigned and refined for 2006. A new front fascia and fresh taillamp clusters have been developed. Body color replaces textured gray for the bumpers and protective body cladding on entry-level models. All models except the entry-level editio... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Some turbo lag with turbocharged engine
  • Minimal offroad capability
  • No Low-range gearing
  • Ride comfort over harsh surfaces
  • Shifting into reverse (manual)

Notable Features

  • L.L.Bean Edition available
  • Standard AWD
  • More powerful turbocharged engine in 2.5 XT Limited
  • Manual or automatic
  • Carlike structure


Our Expert Reviews

When I first plop down in the driver's seat of the 2006 Subaru Forester, I mistakenly think, "this looks like a pretty basic car," until I look up. Spying the magnificently expansive moonroof, which spans the length of the front and back rows, I predict that driving this car with the pint-sized gang should be fun. Right, I am! Viewing the golden leaf colors of fall in the foothills is a co... Read full review for the 2006 Subaru Forester

Consumer Reviews


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Great Car - Hooray for CarTalk

by Trina from East Hampton, NY on January 17, 2010

I actually bought my Subaru BECAUSE of something I remembered from an old Cartalk radio show. The problem had to do with someone wanting to get a car that handled well in bad weather and was easy to g... Read Full Review


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