Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,040 - $29,995
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
170-224
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,040 - $29,995
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
170-224
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.3 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 3.3 Styling 2.9 Value 3.2

Editor's Overview

Small enough to be easy to park and maneuver, yet roomy enough to fit five passengers plus their cargo, the 2013 Subaru Forester is the ideal year-round family transporter. Equipped with...

2013 Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

4.55

93 Reviews

62% 30% 8% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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Performs well, lacks luxury.

My Subaru is extremely reliable and good in all weather. It definitely gets me from point A to point B and never has cost too much to maintain. It is comfortable enough, but definitely lacks any "luxury" feeling if that is what you are looking for. My biggest complaint with my car is that the Bluetooth constantly connects and disconnects. It is very unreliable. I have taken it in for service and I am told this is just how it is. It is annoying as I have a long commute and use Bluetooth for navigation, music, and talking on the phone. If you need a reliable, mostly comfortable, practical vehicle, this is it. If you are looking for high-tech features and luxury, look elsewhere.

- Rachel D

German shepherd approved!

I have found my Forester to be a reliable, safe, fun vehicle to drive. I keep the back seats folded down so my dog has her own area in the car and has room to lie down, stretch out or sit up and look out the windows. Subaru is truly dog tested and approved. I love my AWD, no worries about getting stuck in the snow. I have the remote start feature which is a blessing when weather is both hot and cold. Very disappointed when I got a new phone and it would not hook up to the radio for hands free use.

- Judy F

Quality of construction is excellent.

Quality of construction is excellent, as is indication of self-maintenance items and locations. Cargo hauling capacity and ease of folding rear seats is well designed. Panorama sunroof is excellent, also access to controls for havoc and sound system. The winter driving accessories (heated mirrors, wipers, rear window) all work well. Negatives would be fuel mileage for what is supposed to be an efficient vehicle. Also the sound quality of the stereo is not quite as good as many similar vehicles.

- David P

Ranked #5 Compact SUVs by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$11,040 - $13,443
$12,715 - $15,242

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC MPFI 16
2.5L DOHC MPFI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

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
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

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
3300 - 3340 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Torque

Torque
174 ft. lbs.
174 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 .lbs
200 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

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
11 - 14 mpg
11 - 14 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
27 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

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

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

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