Safety Features by Model

X $21,020 - $21,820

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver airbag (SRS)
  • Dual-stage front passenger airbag (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact 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
  • Active front seat head restraints
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Front/rear 5-mph impact-absorbing bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Collapsible pedal system

XS $23,270 - $24,070

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver airbag (SRS)
  • Dual-stage front passenger airbag (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact 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
  • Active front seat head restraints
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Front/rear 5-mph impact-absorbing bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Collapsible pedal system

XS w/Premium Pkg $24,270 - $25,070

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver airbag (SRS)
  • Dual-stage front passenger airbag (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact 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
  • Active front seat head restraints
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Front/rear 5-mph impact-absorbing bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Collapsible pedal system

XT $25,095 - $25,895

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver airbag (SRS)
  • Dual-stage front passenger airbag (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact 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
  • Active front seat head restraints
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Front/rear 5-mph impact-absorbing bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Collapsible pedal system

XS w/Prem Pkg & Lthr $25,820

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver airbag (SRS)
  • Dual-stage front passenger airbag (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact 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
  • Active front seat head restraints
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Front/rear 5-mph impact-absorbing bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Collapsible pedal system

XT w/Prem Pkg & Lthr $27,645

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Driver airbag (SRS)
  • Dual-stage front passenger airbag (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact 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
  • Active front seat head restraints
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Front/rear 5-mph impact-absorbing bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Collapsible pedal system

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2003 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4-door 4wd

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2003 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4-door 4wd

Overall
Structure
Side Airbag Configuration
Driver Head Neck
Driver Head Protection
Driver Torso
Driver Pelvis Leg
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Head Protection
Passenger Torso
Passenger Pelvis Leg

Warranty

Basic Warranty

36 months / 36,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

60 months / 60,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

60 months / Unlimited distance

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

5 years/80,000 miles

Basic Warranty Terms

Coverage available for purchase

Powertrain Warranty

7 years/100,000

Dealer Certification Required

152-point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

No

Return/Exchange Policy

N/A

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Rental allowance

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

Yes

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

No

Recalls

Engine And Engine Cooling Sep 27, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 27, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V473000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE COVER BOLTS FOR THE ENGINE OIL CONTROL VALVE MAY NOT BE SUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED, ALLOWING OIL TO LEAK FROM AROUND THE COVER GASKET.
Consequence:
IF LEAKING OIL CONTACTS COMPONENTS OPERATING AT HIGH TEMPERATURES, A FIRE COULD RESULT IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND RETIGHTEN THE OIL-FLOW CONTROL VALVE COVER BOLTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 8, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.