Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,767 - $11,518
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
170-224
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,767 - $11,518
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
170-224
Seats
5

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Ranks #10 Compact SUVs by Fuel Economy

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2010 Subaru Forester If...

If you like your SUVs to be true to the "Utility" in "Sport Utility Vehicle," while still being small enough to comfortably maneuver in a city, the Forester may be the vehicle for you. With a...

2010 Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

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253 Reviews
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My car is what I need for me- easy to handle, spacious interior and fun to drive

2010 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Limited

One of the things that really drew me to this particular vehicle was the enormous window space. We had looked at some newer cars but the windows were very small on most everything. It's important to me to be able to see very well all around. I really love the simplicity of the interior set up. Nothing extra complicated and for me that is exactly what I wanted. I LOVE the sunroof! Between the large windows and the sunroof the car feels very open. I really enjoy the roomy interior especially around the driver. I don't like feeling like I'm In a submarine so I was excited when I drove this car. The seating is extremely comfortable and my kids prefer the comfort of my car to our Toyota. They said they have more room in the back of my car. The car drove really easily for new-no problems handling. The only thing that I would say that I don't love is how loud it is while driving. Normally day to day it doesn't bother me but when I jump on the interstate it can drive a little loud. Of course with all the benefits this is not a deal breaker for me. I've recently looked at new cars but I've decided to stay with my Subaru because of how much I enjoy it.

- Caitlin P

It's a great all-around vehicle that makes me feel comfortable when driving in inclement weather.

2010 Subaru Forester

I've really enjoyed my Subaru Forester, despite a few minor problems. Within the first year of purchasing my new car, my transmission started jerking. I'm not sure exactly what was going on, but it was covered under warranty, which was great. I haven't had a problem yet. Now, I have about 100,000 miles on the car and I've had only minor issues such as replacing the air compressor to revive the AC and replacing a spark plug to prevent an overheating issue. I am currently in need of some new brakes, which I plan to invest in within the next few months. I lived in the mountains of Colorado for most of the time I owned the car, and it was great in snow, in conjunction with good snow tires. I felt very safe driving the car in snowy conditions. I'm hoping I can make the car last another 100,000 miles without major repairs. I will say that the oil is always low - a known issue with subarus is that they eat a lot of oil. I've been successful with keeping an eye on the oil level and adding oil in between changes when necessary.

- Mary T

Don't' buy until you experience Subaru.

2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium

Subaru is known for dependability and low maintenance cost which I have experienced driving my 2010 forester. It gets approx 24 mpg city/highway driving. The engine has a lot of power and if you desire more you can shift into sport mode with one click and feel a noticeable difference in handling and engine power. It has a well designed interior, excellent visibility, leather interior, controls are well marked and easy to see at night. All in all providing me the best vehicle for 5 passengers and my dog. And still room enough for storage in the rear boot. Also the sunroom is hike and fully retracts so the front and rear seating enjoy the sun and open air experience. Overall I rate my Subaru a 10 out of 10 as safest, smoothest riding vehicle I ever owned. I will never drive another vehicle again!

- Ron P

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$20,295 - $21,895
$28,495 - $30,295

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
224 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L SOHC SMPI 16
2.5L DOHC SMPI 16

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

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
43.1 in.
43.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.6 in.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38 in.
38 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.4 in.
37.7 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/65HR16
P225/55HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103 in.
103 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.4 ft.
34.4 ft.

Length

Length
179.5 in.
179.5 in.

Width

Width
70.1 in.
70.1 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3250 - 3300 lbs.
3460 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
224 hp

Torque

Torque
170 ft. lbs.
226 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 lbs.
200 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.9 gal.
16.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 mpg
22 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 - 27 mpg
24 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety