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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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$20,295 - $21,095
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21-22 City / 27 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 automatic transmission w/OD
  • All-wheel drive
  • HD raised independent front/rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P205/70SR15 all-season SBR RWL tires
  • 15" styled steel wheels w/center cap
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Speed-sensitive variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr vented front disc/rear drum brakes w/twin piston front calipers
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • 15.9 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Two-tone paint
  • Roof rails w/crossbars
  • Protective rear bumper step pad & cover
  • Textured gray body-side cladding & bumpers
  • Front/rear splash guards
  • Automatic-off headlights
  • Multi-reflector fog lights w/stone shields
  • Daytime running lights
  • 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
  • Driver seat height/tilt/lumbar adjusters
  • 60/40 split fold rear bench w/head restraints on all seating positions
  • Flat woven cloth seat trim
  • Front/rear Forester-embroidered carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt 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
  • Pwr door locks-inc: rear gate lock
  • Pre-wiring for remote keyless entry
  • 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
  • Pre-wiring for auto-dimming rearview compass mirror
  • Overhead console w/dual map lights, storage, digital clock
  • Dome light w/off delay feature
  • Cargo area light
  • (2) cargo area grocery bag hooks
  • (4) cargo area tie down hooks
  • Dual cargo area storage pockets
  • (3) Cargo area subfloor storage compartments/(1) storage bucket
  • Cargo area cover
  • Removable rear cargo tray
  • Rear 12-volt pwr outlet

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver & front-passenger depowered 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
  • Daytime running lights

Options & Packages

2002 Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

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The cruise control has been an added plus!

2002 Subaru Forester L

I have taken my Subaru on many road trips and have never experienced a breakdown. I have over 200,000 miles on it and am in the process of doing a major tune up and expect to get at least another 100,000 miles out of my car. MPG is not as good as I would prefer but the size of the car is perfect for me! I'm short but the driver's seat moved forward still give the feel of roominess and everything is within very comfortable reach.

- Fran B

Excellent, safe family car!

2002 Subaru Forester L

This car is great! It handles like a much smaller car, I love the storage in the back. I live somewhere with lots of weather so the all-wheel drive is a great thing to have. Also there are a lot of places that will work on a Subaru if I do have any problems. The car seat anchors make me feel good about driving my infant daughter around. All around reliable.

- Lynsey N

Subaru Forester - reliable but lots of maintenance

2002 Subaru Forester L

It handles great in winter weather but I don't like the AWD in general, because you have to replace all 4 tires at once, which is not very affordable. Other pros are that parts are generally affordable and maintenance is easy. Cons: I have had to replace transmission and some other major parts. But in general, it has been reliable

- Alina B

I love the heated seats, it works really well and heats up the seats.

2002 Subaru Forester L

They only problem I had with my car was the exhaust leak. It's very reliable, it gets me around safely. I love the heated seats, so does everyone who has ridden in my car. It's very comfortable, I've had people fall asleep in it. The automatic windows are awesome and work wonderful.

- Melissa B

Great all-purpose vehicle!

2002 Subaru Forester L

It has great visibility, it is comfortable, and not too loud. It does not shift super smooth, but it does not compromise functionality. You can fit so much in it because of the hatchback, which is probably my favorite part. It comfortably fits five people.

- Lisa C

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