2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition
$5,081 - $6,644
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,081 - $6,644
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 28 HWY

Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L SOHC SMPI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine
  • I-Active valve lift system
  • Electronic throttle control (ETC)
  • 4-speed electronic direct control automatic transmission w/OD
  • Viscous limited-slip rear differential
  • All-wheel drive
  • HD raised independent front/rear suspension
  • Rear self-leveling suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bar
  • P215/60R16 mud & snow tires
  • 16" x 6.5" 10-spoke alloy wheels
  • Temporary spare tire
  • Speed-sensitive variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel pwr disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • 15.9 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Aluminum-alloy hood
  • Pwr moonroof w/auto open/close
  • Roof rack w/crossbars
  • Color-keyed body-side cladding & bumpers
  • Multi-reflector fog lights
  • Automatic-off halogen headlamps
  • Daytime running lights
  • Large body color heated mirors w/integrated turn signals
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/de-icer
  • Rear window wiper/washer w/de-icer
  • Body color door handles

Interior Features

  • Front bucket dual-mode heated seats w/height-adjustable active head restraints
  • 8-way pwr driver seat
  • 60/40 split fold down rear bench seat w/head restraints on all seating positions
  • Multi-functional center console box-inc: sliding armrest, auxiliary pwr outlet, dual cup holders
  • Dual center armrests
  • Desert-beige leather seat trim w/perforated Alcantara bolsters, L.L. Bean embossing
  • Front passenger seatback pocket
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • L.L. Bean embroidered front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Leather/wood-wrapped Momo steering wheel, leather/wood-trimmed shifter knob, leather-wrapped brake handle
  • Tilt steering column
  • Illuminated ignition switch
  • Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, digital dual-mode trip odometer, ambient temp gauge
  • Pwr windows-inc: driver-side one-touch down, illuminated switches
  • Pwr door locks-inc: illuminated switches
  • Remote keyless entry w/audible confirmation
  • Cruise control
  • Security system w/shock sensor
  • Automatic climate control system
  • Air filtration system
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • AM/FM/weatherband stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer-inc: (4) speakers
  • In-glass antenna
  • Digital clock
  • Chrome inner door handles
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass
  • Tricot cloth visors w/dual covered vanity mirrors
  • Overhead console-inc: dual map lights, storage
  • Dome light w/delay feature
  • (2) rear retractable cup holders
  • Silver metallic interior accents
  • Cargo area light
  • Durable water-resistant surface on cargo floor, rear seatbacks, side trim
  • (2) cargo area utility bars
  • (2) cargo area grocery bag hooks
  • (4) cargo area utility hooks
  • (4) cargo area tie-downs
  • Dual cargo area storage pockets
  • (3) Cargo area sub-floor storage compartments/(1) storage bucket
  • Cargo area cover
  • Rear 12-volt pwr outlet

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Dual-stage front airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts w/height-adjustable outboard anchors
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • LATCH rear child safety seat anchors
  • Front/rear 5-mph impact-absorbing bumpers
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Collapsible pedal system

2006 Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

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All around great car won me over.

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition

I bought my car used, put a little work in, and have absolutely loved it. I was afraid it was going to feel big and SUV-ish, but I am happy to say it is just right. I love the ground clearance and the height I sit at while driving, and there are virtually no blind spots with all of those windows. It has heated seats, and the biggest sunroof I have ever seen. The AWD is amazing in snowy ct where I live, though that big, flat roof is hard to clear snow off of at times. This car is practical and powerful, feels safe and like it just might run forever.

- Christina P

Lots of storage in a small car.

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition

Scratchy breaks, even though mechanics tell me there's nothing wrong . Car lurches forward when it is cold outside. The door over the gas cap gets frozen in the winter, which is annoying . Really tight turning radius. Performs well and gets good gas mileage. Lots of trunk storage. Really big sunroof.

- Taylor R

All around well equipped vehicle.

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition

My forester is great on gas mileage. I only had to do general maintenance on my vehicle brakes, oil changes, tires. Very roomy and great trunk space. The sunroof feature are nice, sound system works great. Good in bad weather and bumpy roads and driving up hills. Also great looking and stylish vehicle.

- Dee L

All wheel drive and very safe and reliable

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition

Great car! Subaru are one of the most trusted cars for their safety and reliability. No other car comes close to securing your family and all the goods you have in your car. I wouldn't trust any other car to safely transport me and my family across the country other than Subaru

- Zack P

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