Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,282 - $24,695
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
165
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,282 - $24,695
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
165
Seats
5

Subaru Forester Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2001 Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

4.27

52 Reviews

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She does not look like she is nearly 20 years old.

I love the heated seats and side mirrors. There are tons of storage bins in the car. I love that it is not as big as some of the SUV's out there. It is great on fuel mileage. It handles so well. Can fit anywhere a regular car can. I have a 5 speed manual that makes it so much more fun to drive with more control in poor weather conditions such as snow. I have never gotten stuck in snow. The automatic all wheel drive works so well you do not even realize it has saved you unless you are paying attention. The abs brakes have never let me down. It has only required routine maintenance with one exception which was a major problem. The oil light on the dashboard never came on indicating a problem with the oil at about 186,000 miles. The engine seized and I had it replaced with a new used engine. I now check my oil every 1000 miles. Usually she needs a quart of oil every 1000 miles. She still rides wonderfully. I only replaced the MacPherson struts once. I have done the clutch twice.

- Lynn G

This Reliable, Classic Car can give you the experience of your very own Subaru commercial

This is honestly my favorite car and I will love it until the day I die. Before I had this Subaru I didn't really believe all those commercials (you know the ones, where the Subaru stays with the family through years or decades of children growing up, etc). And I bought this car already used from a friend who'd had it since she was a baby (it was a family car until she got her driver's license, where her parents bought a new Subaru and left her the old one) and it's been a few years of road tripping (I regularly travel to Los Angeles and up and down the Pacific Coast highway) as well as regular everyday use in college and for work. It is such a reliable car even after almost two decades of use. I highly recommend this car. My only issue is that some of the tint on the back side windows is starting to peel.

- Sara H

Simple yet sleek adventure car!

I have absolutely loved my Subaru Forester. It has been through 3 other reckless teenagers and is now owned only by me and my husband. There are a few scratches and dents, but it runs absolutely amazing! I had a problem with my engine awhile ago and it was fixed within a week for a decent price which was also nice. From the second I sat in my Subaru, I considered myself a diehard Subaru fan. They are great long-lasting, well-priced cars that are both family friendly and adventure worthy!

- Haley M

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,772 - $4,051
$2,282 - $3,439

Horsepower

Horsepower
165 hp
165 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L SOHC SMPI 16
2.5L SOHC SMPI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43 in.
43 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.2 in.
40.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.4 in.
33.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.6 in.
39.6 in.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
205
215

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
99.4 in.
99.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.7 ft.
34.7 ft.

Length

Length
175.6 in.
175.6 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3140 - 3195 .lbs
3140 - 3195 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
165 hp
165 hp

Torque

Torque
166 ft. lbs.
166 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 .lbs
200 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 gal.
15.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 - 28 mpg
22 - 28 mpg

City

City
21 - 22 mpg
21 - 22 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 - 28 mpg
27 - 28 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety