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2010 Subaru Forester consumer reviews

$20,295–$21,895 MSRP range
side view of 2010 Forester Subaru
89% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.1
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.6
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Very reliable for the 2010 2.

Very reliable for the 2010 2.5 limited I bought used in 2023 with 196k miles. very sporty feel and look, quick response and the automatic was quiet even when pushed, acceleration on the base engine was awesome and driving was lots of fun. the leather seats are incredible although the lack of dual zone as an option was disappointing. The brakes were somewhat uninspiring but got the job done, and the steering feel and moonroof were awesome. Gas mileage is decent even in 2024 but was somewhat low in comparison to the 2010 outback at 22 city and 27 highway, at 17 city and 21 highwayI for the forester 2010 . I got in a high speed accident and cabin intrusion was non existent and all occupants got out uninjured. Best car I've ever had, would buy over any other Subaru new or used.


a total headache!!! check engine lights all over!!

check engine lights that won't go away,what a headache!!! will never buy again!!! no,this is NOT a great review!!! I will go back to toyota RAV 4


Very enjoyable ownerships so far.

Original owner, drive for 10 years and 160k miles. With timely maintenance and regular oil changes every 5k miles had no issues with the car what so ever with very few minor anoences. 1. The car will trigger check Engine light if the gas cap is not sealed correctly. Had to check after every fill-up but the first several times was scarry. AC is week. In a heat wave you will sweat a little. Non turbo models fell slightly underpowerd. Not a big issue but you can feel it at times. Other than that I love the car. Spacious and roomy. Good visibility and AWD system you can not beat.


The best car I've owned

I left a review several years ago and still am impressed with the forester, I've done most of the maintenance on it myself and it is do able, you can actually service the car which is amazing considering most cars in comparison. It does and has always used some oil, you must add a quart every 2000-2500 miles which is I hear inherent to the boxer design. It has been a good car and I plan on driving it till it drops which may be a while. I changed the struts in the front, along with wheel bearings and front discs for the brakes, ball joints, etc. The struts were beginning to rattle at 122,000 miles. You need to change the timing belt before 100,000 miles on these also of which I had someone else do, I've changed the spark plugs twice on the car and its not too hard to do, not issues other than a new battery and routine maintenance besides that. It drives just as it did when I first got it with 37,000 miles on it 6 or so years ago.


Forget the commercials, it’s better than that.

A safe reliable vehicle that will be around long enough hand down. I can take me just about anywhere I want to go and to dinner too!


Tough and Pretty!

I love me Subaru- she is durable yet beautiful! I love the moon roof and the light interior. I wish this model had bluetooth, but there's an aux chord option and multiple charging outlets.


Very nice SUV

We needed to purchase a all wheel drive SUV. Very spacious and comfortable, my first Subaru but who'll not be my last. Enjoying the vehicle.


Subaru is Amazing

Hands down best car fro the money ! Awd , reliable and great handling ! bought mine with 160K miles currently at 178 and it runs like a champ


Love it!

This has been the family car and it is very reliable. The cargo room is great. Runs smoothly and is very easy to drive. The child safety locks have saved us.


perfect for teen starting college

the moon roof is epic, heated front seats, fabric not leather, just what we were looking for! safe and secure with awd and airbags a plenty.