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Subaru Forester

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1998–2018 Forester Generation, 2018 Subaru Forester model shown Showing the 2018 Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester is available as a sport utility. The 2018 Forester starts at $22,795 (MSRP), with a destination charge of $915. It gets EPA-estimated 24-28 MPG combined. The Subaru Forester competes against models like the Nissan Pathfinder, Volkswagen Atlas, and Jeep Compass.

The Forester is a good fit for
towing

Towing vehicles can tow a minimum of 2,000 pounds (see specifications for maximum). May require specific trim level and/or optional features.

and
small families

Small Family vehicles include mid-size and larger sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, SUVs and minivans with four doors and five seats.

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  • MSRP: $22,795–$36,090
  • Consumer Rating: (4.9) 183 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 24-28
Updates in 2018
  • • New Black Edition Package available
  • • Turbo or non-turbo four-cylinder engine
  • • Manual transmission or CVT
  • • All-wheel drive standard
  • • Forward and reverse automatic braking available
  • MSRP: $22,595–$34,295
  • Consumer Rating: (4.8) 219 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 24-28
Updates in 2017
  • • Minor exterior styling revisions
  • • Heated steering wheel now available
  • • Regular or turbo four-cylinder engine
  • • Manual transmission or CVT
  • • Forward collision prevention option
  • Inventory Prices: $16,157–$28,681
  • Consumer Rating: (4.5) 80 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 25-27
Updates in 2016
  • • Regular or turbo four-cylinder engine
  • • Manual transmission or CVT
  • • All-wheel drive standard
  • • Forward collision prevention option
  • • Subscription-based emergency communication system available
  • • Starlink app integration
  • Inventory Prices: $14,967–$25,219
  • Consumer Rating: (4.6) 148 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 25-27
Updates in 2015
  • • EyeSight safety option $500 cheaper
  • • Choice of four-cylinders, including turbo engine
  • • Manual transmission or CVT
  • • All-wheel drive standard
  • Inventory Prices: $11,415–$23,327
  • Consumer Rating: (4.4) 152 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 24-27
Updates in 2014
  • • Fully redesigned for 2014
  • • Larger interior
  • • Regular and turbo 4-cylinders
  • • Manual transmission and CVT
  • • Standard all-wheel drive
  • • EyeSight safety option
  • Inventory Prices: $9,818–$20,674
  • Consumer Rating: (4.0) 34 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 21-23
Updates in 2013
  • • Newly standard Bluetooth with streaming audio, iPod/USB connectivity
  • • Regular or turbocharged four-cylinder
  • • Standard AWD
  • • High ground clearance
  • • Manual or automatic
  • Inventory Prices: $8,440–$19,268
  • Consumer Rating: (4.2) 53 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 21-24
Updates in 2012
  • • Regular or turbocharged four-cylinder
  • • Standard AWD
  • • High ground clearance
  • • Manual or automatic
  • • New navigation system available
  • • New standard height-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Inventory Prices: $7,473–$17,213
  • Consumer Rating: (4.5) 71 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 21-24
Updates in 2011
  • • Regular or turbocharged four-cylinder
  • • Standard AWD
  • • High ground clearance
  • • Manual or automatic
  • Inventory Prices: $5,513–$15,761
  • Consumer Rating: (4.6) 80 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 21-23
Updates in 2010
  • • Regular or turbocharged four-cylinder
  • • Standard AWD
  • • High ground clearance
  • • Manual or automatic
  • Inventory Prices: $4,346–$14,046
  • Consumer Rating: (4.2) 69 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 21-23
Updates in 2009
  • • Redesigned for 2009
  • • Regular or turbocharged four-cylinder
  • • Standard AWD
  • • High ground clearance
  • • Manual or automatic
  • • Styling moves toward SUV mainstream
  • Inventory Prices: $3,472–$11,648
  • Consumer Rating: (4.3) 24 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 21-23
Updates in 2008
  • • Available L.L.Bean Edition
  • • Standard AWD
  • • More powerful turbocharged engine in 2.5 XT Limited
  • • Manual or automatic
  • • Carlike structure
  • Inventory Prices: $2,835–$11,011
  • Consumer Rating: (4.1) 29 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 23-25
Updates in 2007
  • • Available L.L.Bean Edition
  • • Standard AWD
  • • More powerful turbocharged engine in 2.5 XT Limited
  • • Manual or automatic
  • • Carlike structure
  • Inventory Prices: $3,026–$10,262
  • Consumer Rating: (4.7) 18 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 22-25
Updates in 2006
  • • L.L.Bean Edition available
  • • Standard AWD
  • • More powerful turbocharged engine in 2.5 XT Limited
  • • Manual or automatic
  • • Carlike structure
  • Inventory Prices: $2,173–$9,049
  • Consumer Rating: (4.3) 29 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 21-26
Updates in 2005
  • • New 2.5 XS L.L.Bean Edition
  • • Standard AWD
  • • 210-hp turbocharged engine in 2.5 XT
  • • Manual or automatic
  • • Carlike structure
  • Inventory Prices: $2,249–$8,677
  • Consumer Rating: (4.6) 35 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 20-24
Updates in 2004
  • • New turbocharged 2.5 XT
  • • AWD
  • • Active-type AWD in new 2.5 XT
  • • Manual or automatic transmission
  • • Side-impact airbags
  • Inventory Prices: $1,729–$8,153
  • Consumer Rating: (4.2) 27 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 24
Read About the 2003 Model 2003 Forester Articles
  • Inventory Prices: $1,043–$7,099
  • Consumer Rating: (4.3) 27 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 24
  • Inventory Prices: $856–$7,396
  • Consumer Rating: (4.4) 25 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 24
Read About the 2001 Model 2001 Forester Articles
  • Inventory Prices: $790–$7,650
  • Consumer Rating: (4.1) 9 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 24
  • Inventory Prices: $1,939–$5,519
  • Consumer Rating: (4.1) 18 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 24
Read About the 1999 Model 1999 Forester Articles
  • Inventory Prices: $1,362–$5,374
  • Consumer Rating: (4.5) 16 reviews
  • Combined MPG: 25
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