Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,074 - $24,945
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
173-230
Seats
5
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  • Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
  • Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
  • Drivers Side Headlight.
  • Passenger Side Taillight.
  • Drivers Side Door handle.
  • Front angle view.
  • Gas cap open.
  • Sunroof/moonroof.
  • Front angle medium view.
  • Front angle view, low wide perspective.
  • Front angle medium view.
  • Inside of drivers side open door,window open.
  • Drivers side inside window controls.
  • Front seats from Drivers Side.
  • Rear seats from Drivers Side.
  • Closeup of radio head unit
  • Centered wide dash shot
  • Front center divider.
  • Speedometer/tachometer.
  • Gas cap release.
  • Courtesy lamps/ceiling controls.
  • Seat Adjustment Controllers.
  • Cup holders.
  • Gear shifter/center console.
  • Passenger seat.
  • Interior Bonus Shots (no set spec)
  • Aspen White
  • Regal Blue
  • Steel Gray
  • Crystal Gray
  • Aspen White, Premium Silver
  • Obsidian Black Pearl, Steel Gray
  • Garnet Red Pearl, Steel Gray
  • Regal Blue Pearl, Steel Gray
  • Evergreen, Steel Gray
  • Crystal Gray, Steel Gray
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,074 - $24,945
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
173-230
Seats
5

Subaru Forester Ranked #6 by Owners

Subaru Forester Models & Trims

2.5 X $5,429 - $7,030*
Horsepower: 173 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5 X w/Premium Pkg $24,145 - $24,945
Horsepower: 173 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Standard Seating: Not Available
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition $4,074 - $5,727*
Horsepower: 173 hp
Engine Type: Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Standard Seating: Leather, Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5 XT Limited $5,832 - $7,739*
Horsepower: 230 hp
Engine Type: Turbo Gas 4-Cyl
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.34

119 Reviews

55% 27% 16% 2 star 0% 2%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The perfect sleeper to cruise around town.

My 2006 Forester XT is a fun practical vehicle. The turbo puts a smile on your face as you press the accelerator and feel pressed against your seat hauling down the road all whilst carrying cover in the large capacity trunk. However, if you are looking for a gas sipper then you might want to look elsewhere as this vehicle nets about 280 to a tank while requiring 93 octane. Other than that....12 year old vehicle with nearly 180k miles has treated me well. Just keep an eye on wheel bearings

- John Q

My Subaru is very Reliable and Dependable. I will buy another one!!

His is the first Subaru I have owned and absolutely love it. We use it for the paper route (about 100 miles a day) and it has run (mechanically ) great no issues. Just routine maintenance. Only work we have put into it is wear and tear (brakes, rotors, wheel hub bearings, and preventative timing belt and water pump) and now has 215, 000 miles on it. Would definitely recommend it but MUST do a timing belt change before belt breaks or will ruin the motor when it does.

- Cyndi G

This is the car of my dreams!

I love my Subaru forester! The law makes it wonderful and reliable in the wintertime, and as a first responder that is really crucial to me. The controls are very intuitive, and it handles like a dream. The steering, accelerator and brakes are all very smooth. This car is comfortable, has plenty of cargo space, and is so much fun to take places. It is high enough to get to trail heads, but small enough to make city parking easy. I cannot recommend this car highly enough!

- Susanna P

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,429 - $7,030
N/A

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
173 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Not Available

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Not Available
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.6 in.
43.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 in.
39.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.7 in.
33.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.8 in.
37 in.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Not Available
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/60HR16
P215/60HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
99.4 in.
99.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
176.6 in.
176.6 in.

Width

Width
68.1 in.
68.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3090 - 3135 .lbs
3105 - 3150 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
173 hp

Torque

Torque
166 ft. lbs.
166 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 .lbs
200 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Not Available
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Not Available
Standard

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
26 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
23 mpg
23 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
29 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings