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$20,295 - $21,095
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Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21-22 City / 27-28 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L SOHC SMPI 16-valve 4-cyl horizontally opposed "Boxer" engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD
  • All-wheel drive
  • Pre-wired trailer harness connector
  • HD raised independent front/rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bar
  • P205/70SR15 all-season SBR RWL tires
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Speed-sensitive variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr vented front disc/rear drum brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • 15.9 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Two-tone paint
  • Roof rack w/crossbars
  • Protective rear bumper step pad & cover
  • Gray body-side cladding & bumpers
  • Front/rear splash guards
  • Automatic-off multi-reflector halogen headlights
  • Multi-reflector fog lights w/stone shields
  • Dual black fold away pwr mirrors
  • Fixed intermittent windshield wipers
  • Fixed intermittent rear window wiper/washer

Interior Features

  • Reclining front bucket seats w/height adjustable head restraints
  • 60/40 split fold down rear bench seat
  • Woven cloth seat trim
  • Driver seat height, tilt & lumbar adjusters
  • Rear seat head restraints on all seating positions
  • Front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt adjustable steering column
  • Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, digital dual-mode trip odometer, ambient temp gauge, engine coolant temp guage, low-fuel light
  • Pwr windows w/driver-side one-touch down feature
  • Pwr door locks
  • Pwr rear gate lock
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Electronic AM/FM stereo w/cassette-inc: (4) speakers
  • In-glass antenna
  • (5) cupholders-inc: dual retractable front/rear, center console
  • Overhead console w/dual map lights, storage, digital clock
  • Dome light w/delay feature
  • Cargo area light
  • (2) cargo area hooks
  • Dual cargo area storage pockets
  • (3) Cargo area subfloor storage compartments/(1) storage bucket
  • Removable rear cargo tray
  • Front/rear 12-volt pwr outlets

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbags (SRS)
  • 3-point seatbelts on all seating positions
  • Height adjustable shoulder belts on all outboard seating positions
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • (3) rear child safety seat anchors
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Front/rear 5-mph impact-absorbing bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams

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2001 Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

63 Reviews
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Subaru makes a great 'work horse' of a car. They just keep going and going!

2001 Subaru Forester L

This is an older car, but it had low mileage when we purchased it. Personally, I think it's a little too 'tall.' I get blown around on windy days. But I really like the cup holders in the front--they fold away into the dash! (Why Subaru ever got rid of that feature, I don't know.) I like the gas mileage, the vents system works great, radio works great. The rubber sealing on the doors is starting to fall off, but, realistically, the vehicle is 18 years old. Rubber doesn't last forever. The engine is good; no troubles. I really can't complain. Anything that's 'wrong' is due to old age & easy to fix.

- Heidi Q

Very Reliable, Goes Anywhere

2001 Subaru Forester L

This is a very reliable vehicle. I have had to have basic maintenance work done (replaced the belts) but overall it hasn't required anything out of the ordinary or had recurring problems. Like any high mileage Subaru, the body goes before the motor and I'm looking at rust issues (some on the body, but the main problem being the undercarriage... but Pennsylvania winters and salt on the roads are to blame). I absolutely love this car and often say that I feel like I'm driving a little tank.

- Rachel Y

My car is a 2001 Subaru forester that has great features.

2001 Subaru Forester L

My car is nice, durable and the perfect size for me. The gas mileage is what I want and I love how it maneuvers. Overall I wouldn't trade my car for any other vehicle unless it was a newer version of what I already have. My mom has the 2018 Subaru forester and I love everything in it. I especially like the back up camera and air control.

- Megan T

Drives great in all weather.

2001 Subaru Forester L

Subaru Forester is a very dependable vehicle. Drives great in all weather including rain and snow. I enjoy the heated seats. It has a nice smooth ride. Stereo system is decent, it could use better speakers. The fact that the backseat lays down so you can fit in larger cargo is very useful. I wouldn't want to drive anything else.

- Tammy C

Lots of space, safety features, great for snow and weather conditions.

2001 Subaru Forester L

Durability and reliability is out the roof we had this car for so long and it never shut down, worse problem was a flat tire. Turning is a bit hard, breaks are slow. It's one of those cars that gets you to and from safety and security which is great because I just got my license and I be scared.

- Grant S

Long Lasting Car With Comfort

2001 Subaru Forester L

The Subaru Forester is a great car. It is long lasting and works well. The only issue that I have with the car is the emissions because we cannot find the small leak. I love everything about the car and only wish most cars were as good as this one. It is reliable and comfortable.

- Sher H

Subaru Forester rock solid vehicle

2001 Subaru Forester L

My Subaru Forester handles amazingly well, can take corners at a faster speed with ease. The motor feels strong and has some get up and go power. I have felt very safe and secure in my Forester since the day I got it. I haven't ever been broke down on side of the road in it yet.

- Rusty F

My true feelings of the 2001 forester.

2001 Subaru Forester L

This is a very reliable car. It has all the features one could ask for. Power mirrors heated seats, mirrors and you can get a block heater if needed. The driver feel is very nice. You will truly enjoy. Very low upkeep cost.. This model can have added rear seat DVD player.

- Rick H

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