Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,303 - $24,495
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
173-224
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,303 - $24,495
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
173-224
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

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2007 Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

4.52

100 Reviews

61% 30% 9% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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Great all-around vehicle for everyday!

I love this Forester! It's my first Subaru, but I bought it when I was living in Vermont and needed something very heavy-duty for commuting every day into the woods on a long, winding, dangerous road in winter. It served me VERY well, especially with snow tires, I never got stuck once. I love that it's the LL Bean edition, which gives me a few nicer features, such as leather HEATED (!!!!) seats, 6-CD changer, and a MASSIVE moonroof. The rugged lining of the back does make carrying groceries or anything a bit difficult, because it all just slides around as compared to a carpet bottom back there. I like the sliding cover for the back "trunk" space, too. One other major consideration that made me purchase this car was that I could see so well out of it. So many of the newer cars are ALL body, and I couldn't see well (remember, dangerous curvy road!). The boxy-ness and huge windshield, along with large side-view mirrors help tremendously. This car is low, and getting old at this point, with rust around both wheel wells. But despite it looking older around the edges, it still has tons of life left in it and I've been told by several mechanics what a great car it is and how well it is running for me.

- natalie W

Subaru, the Colorado workhorse car. Number one seller in our county!

This is my third Subaru, and I absolutely love these cars. We've had an outback and an Impreza. They are dependable is all kinds of weather, have gone through 15" of snow with this car, handles the steep mountain roads around here, good on mileage, comfortable, and easy to drive. Lots of storage. I do lots of first aid and car training for the red cross and camp training for the girl scouts, and have loaded tons of equipment in my car, with no problems. The only major repair I have had is replacing the head gasket, , which I guess has been a problem with the Forester, but hopefully they've solved that. Everything else has been normal and routine seasonal tune ups, and minor replacements, which I do twice a year. Not sure if I am going to be getting another newer car, but if so, it will be another Subaru! They call the Subaru the "Colorado car", and it is the best selling car in this area. The number one vehicle in this mountain county is the pickup, and the number two car here is the Subaru. They are little workhorses, and just keep going!

- Rusty M

Air seeping through my car doors.

When driving the car it always sounds like there’s wind coming through the cracks of the windows and doors even though they are completely closed. Also the car windows rattle a lot and there is a distinct smell in the car that comes through when the air conditioning is on. It is not pleasant. I also had a problem with my steering where every time I drove no matter what the speed the steering would go left then right left then right very slightly as you drove. I took it to a mechanic and got fixed. The car in general is pretty good except for these little things. It runs well and speeds up fast. You can take turns very nicely and the ride is nice.

- Rei I

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,932 - $7,539
$23,695 - $24,495

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

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

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

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

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
68.3 in.
68.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3140 - 3185 .lbs
3150 - 3195 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
173 hp

Torque

Torque
166 ft. lbs.
166 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 .lbs
200 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 gal.
15.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 29 mpg
23 - 29 mpg

City

City
22 - 23 mpg
22 - 23 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 - 29 mpg
28 - 29 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*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