$7,696 - $10,181
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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2.5X Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,696 - $10,181
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 27 HWY

2.5X Features & Specs

Interior Features

  • Front bucket seats w/active head restraints, driver seat height adjuster
  • 6-way manual driver seat
  • 60/40 split fold down rear bench seat w/head restraints on all seating positions, armrest
  • Cloth seat trim, upholstery
  • Multi-functional center console box -inc: adjustable armrest, dual cup holders
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt steering column
  • Illuminated ignition switch ring
  • Average fuel economy gauge
  • Ambient temp gauge
  • Pwr windows w/driver-side auto-down feature
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Security system
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Air filtration system
  • Rear defogger
  • 12V aux pwr outlets -inc: dash, center console, cargo area
  • Overhead console
  • Visors w/dual covered vanity mirrors
  • Dome light w/off-delay feature
  • Interior accent lighting
  • (2) bottle holders in doors
  • Cargo area tie down hooks, grocery bag hooks

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3/WMA capability, (4) speakers, radio broadcast data system (RBDS), XM/SIRIUS satellite radio capability, aux input jack, roof-mounted antenna

Exterior Features

  • 16" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • P215/65HR16 all-season tires
  • Headlights auto-off w/ignition switch
  • Silver Metallic finish trim panels
  • Black foldable pwr mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer
  • Rear window wiper w/washer

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Daytime running lights
  • Advanced frontal air bags (SRS) -inc: front passenger-side occupant detection system
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact air bags (SRS)
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS) w/roll over sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • LATCH rear child safety seat anchors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L DOHC MPFI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine -inc: double overhead chain driven camshafts w/auto chain tensioner
  • Direct ignition system
  • Active valve control system (ACVS) variable valve timing
  • Electronic throttle control (ETC)
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • 4-speed electronic direct-control automatic transmission
  • Symmetrical all-wheel drive
  • Double wishbone suspension
  • Pwr assisted steering
  • 4-wheel disc brakes

Options & Packages

Required Option

Alloy wheel value pkg ($400)

  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Black roof rails

Port Installed Options

Utility pkg ($705)

  • Aero cross bars
  • Wheel arch moldings
  • Rear bumper cover
  • Splash guards

Rugged pkg 1a ($887)

  • Aero cross bars
  • Wheel arch moldings
  • Rear bumper cover
  • Splash guards
  • Obsidian Black Pearl body side molding

Rugged pkg 1b ($887)

  • Aero cross bars
  • Wheel arch moldings
  • Rear bumper cover
  • Splash guards
  • Camellia Red body side molding

Rugged pkg 1c ($887)

  • Aero cross bars
  • Wheel arch moldings
  • Rear bumper cover
  • Splash guards
  • Dark Gray Metallic body side molding

Rugged pkg 1d ($887)

  • Aero cross bars
  • Wheel arch moldings
  • Rear bumper cover
  • Splash guards
  • Marine Blue Pearl body side molding

Rugged pkg 1e ($887)

  • Aero cross bars
  • Wheel arch moldings
  • Rear bumper cover
  • Splash guards
  • Sage Green Metallic body side molding

Rugged pkg 1f ($887)

  • Aero cross bars
  • Wheel arch moldings
  • Rear bumper cover
  • Splash guards
  • Spark Silver Metallic body side molding

Rugged pkg 1g ($887)

  • Aero cross bars
  • Wheel arch moldings
  • Rear bumper cover
  • Splash guards
  • Steel Silver Metallic body side molding

Rugged pkg 1h ($887)

  • Aero cross bars
  • Wheel arch moldings
  • Rear bumper cover
  • Splash guards
  • Paprika Red Pearl body side molding

Rugged pkg 1i ($887)

  • Aero cross bars
  • Wheel arch moldings
  • Rear bumper cover
  • Splash guards
  • Satin White Pearl body side molding

Rugged pkg 1j ($887)

  • Aero cross bars
  • Wheel arch moldings
  • Rear bumper cover
  • Splash guards
  • Sky Blue Metallic body side molding

2011 Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

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Great family car with plenty of space for 4!

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

The Subaru Forester has been a great family car for us! My husband and I have 2 children and the 4 of us find it very comfortable for daily use and very long road trips for summer vacations. It has been super reliable for us as well with no major issues. We keep up on the scheduled maintenance and love that Subaru vehicles only need oil changes about once every 4-5 months. This car gets moderate gas mileage for its size and I personally love knowing the high safety rating so I feel more confident driving my family in this. Ascetically I love that the dash is simply designed. All the buttons and controls needed are there, but nothing much more. A very clean and simple design. Also love all the space the hatch provides, enough for tons of groceries, camping gear, kids bikes, lots of mulch bags, etc., it really works well for our busy family life! The back seats can easily fold down to make even more space when needed. My only suggestion would be to make the interior fabric more durable. Considering all the usage and 2 kids our Forester still looks pretty good but there are several spots where muddy soccer cleats were rubbed on the back of the front seats and surprisingly this won't come all the way out. Same thing has happened on the plastic middle console. Seems odd dirt won't clean up thoroughly even with fabric cleaner and car cleaner. Other than that I love this car and it has been good to us.

- Lauren S

I love my Subaru! It's practical, safe and comfortable.

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

I love my 2011 Subaru Forester. When I was looking for a car to buy, there were a few specifications I had in mind. I wanted a car that was going to handle well in snow and ice, which my Forester excels in. New Hampshire can get very icy during the winter months. The AWD definitely comes in handy. I also wanted an SUV that had a lot of space to pack up all of my camping necessities. Luckily, my Forester has tons of trunk space and the back seats fold down with ease to add more space for me things. Then, of course I was looking for comfort. The bucket seats hooked me in right away. I like to sit far back while driving and the amount of space in the back seat allows my passengers plenty of legroom.

- Jessica B

I hit an antelope in my Subaru going 55 mph and it kept me very safe.

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

I bought this car used from a family that told us the car did not have many problems. However, the first month or so we had this car it had a lot of problems because the family before did not take very good care of it. Otherwise, this car has been great and has kept me safe in 2 pretty bad accidents that I otherwise would have been very hurt in. I have taken this car on several road trips and there is never any problems. With about 180,000 miles, this car is still chugging along.

- Cecilia E

Safe and functional: a true performance vehicle.

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

This is a functional vehicle. It looks great for work and it is built for fun. It is great for kids, dogs, and all of their stuff. I always drive everywhere, because I feel safe. It handles great in every type of weather and road condition. I wish it had a built in ramp for older dogs, and although the pockets on the back of the passenger seat are useful; if you have a car seat, the child's feet rest right on top of it and will tear it.

- A D

Subaru Forester for your outdoor travels

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

The Subaru is a great vehicle. Being all wheel drive it can go most anywhere. The clearance is good enough to go off roading and handles well in snow. The seats are not as comfortable as I would like and I wish it was about 2 inches wider to give more elbow space between the driver and passenger. The seats lay down allowing for ample storage. All in all I am happy with this vehicle.

- Kathy P

It is a silver SUV with four doors and a trunk.

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

The interior of the car is very nice. Its spacious which I appreciate. It is a nice height off of the ground as well. There is Pretty good visibility from the rearview mirrors as well. The steering wheel has very good control. The gas and breaks are very sensitive which is nice but also quite shocking. It is a well made car and feels safe to drive.

- Katy B

My favorite thing is that It has all wheel drive

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

My car has been wonderful. I have had to get the brake pads replaced and I am at about 90,000 miles currently. I have new tires that are lasting great and the overall car runs perfectly! I take it on drives around my state and to the beach a lot as well, and it really drives great on the roads as well as on fire roads/ the beach

- Kordell F

Super comfy, affordable with a lot of room

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

Haven't had any problems with it at all. The seats are super comfy and I feel safe driving it, which is a huge plus. It's big enough to fit my friends and has a lot of room for when I go shopping. I can even adjust the back seats so I can fit longboards for when I'm traveling. Such a great car and would absolutely recommend

- claire S

Reliable and great service

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

Although there was an oil problem, Subaru covered everything under warranty. The vehicle has been very reliable, and I am glad I bought it. I feel safe, and my kids are safe. I did buy a set of winter tires though since the all wheel drive and quality of tires was not up to my standard. This works well for me.

- Sarah M

Dependable, good gas mileage.

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

Apparently that year had problems with oil consumption. It also has a lot of road noise. I love the gas mileage, I get 27 to 30 miles per gal. I like the all wheel drive, it handles well in snow and the rain. I also like the very large sunroof. I feel like the behind the seat floor needs to be sturdier.

- Kim C

Very good gas mileage and low maintenance.

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

I have own my vehicle for 2 years. I have only put brakes on. The gas mileage is great I get on average 24 miles per gallon. Only normal.maintenance has been needed. It has over one hundred thousand miles. . I would recommend to anyone a Subaru Forester. It's a reliable and dependable vehicle.

- Sharon F

When it is icy and snowy I always get some sandbags for the back of my car.

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

There is a weird rattling sound that has always been there that is annoying and concerning. The visibility is poor- lots of blind spots. But it is a good car. It has enough power to get me where I want to go and is good when I go on old dirt roads. I wish it was lifted a bit for more clearance.

- Emily P

Still runs smooth at 141,000 miles. Feels solid.

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

The dashboard lights that say check engine, show an icon of wheels on ice, and the cruise control lights come on intermittently for days then go off. I was told my engine leaks oil onto my catalytic converter but it costs way too much to fix so I just check oil level often and add when needed.

- Deborah K

The Subaru forester is the perfect car for new drivers.

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

I love the heated seats; it helps my back pain. Being able to adjust the radio from my steering wheel is awesome. The driver's seat sits a little too high. Wider cup holders would be neat. Drives easily. I live in wa so it handles hydroplaning well. Head/tail lights burn out quickly.

- Brigid B

The vehicle sits high enough for off road travel

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

The car his roomy, has plenty of storage space, and is very capable of handling varied conditions. It is a comfortable for commuting or long distance driving. However, the engine consumes an above average amount of oil and this needs to be checked regularly.

- William V

Subaru Forester, all you'll ever need.

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

Only problem it's had is my make and model consumes oil. Otherwise it's completely reliable. Have never had any issue. It's pretty basic model so the features aren't fancy but I love it. I've driven cross country twice in it and it's very comfortable.

- Megan E


2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

I thought I would love my 2011 Subaru Forester but my 2004 Prius is way better in the winter for driving,twice today I’ve used my AWD and almost spun in a circle- not safe!

- Linda Paral

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