Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 27 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L DOHC MPFI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine -inc: active valve control system (ACVS) variable valve timing, chain-driven camshafts w/auto chain tensioner
  • Direct ignition system w/knock sensor
  • Electronic throttle control (ETC)
  • 4-speed electronic direct-control automatic transmission
  • Symmetrical all-wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: anti-dive geometry
  • Double wishbone rear suspension -inc: anti-lift geometry
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Pwr assisted steering
  • Ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes -inc: dual-piston front calipers
  • Dual single-outlet stainless steel exhaust tips
  • Tool kit -inc: lug wrench, 2-way screwdriver

Exterior Features

  • 17" alloy wheels
  • P225/55HR17 all-season tires
  • T155/70D17 spare tire
  • Panoramic pwr moonroof -inc: auto-open/close
  • Black finish roof rails
  • Black rocker spoiler
  • Multi-reflector headlights -inc: ignition switch auto-off
  • Fog lights
  • Body color manual-folding heated pwr mirrors
  • Dark tint privacy glass
  • Dark upper windshield sunshade band
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Rear window wiper w/washer
  • Chrome exterior door handles

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo HD Radio w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: 4.3" LCD display screen, radio broadcast data system (RBDS), iTunes tagging capability, (6) speakers
  • USB port w/iPod control capability
  • 3.5mm aux input jack
  • Bluetooth audio streaming & hands-free phone connectivity
  • Roof-mounted antenna

Interior Features

  • Perforated leather seat trim & upholstery
  • Height-adjustable reclining front bucket seats -inc: adjustable active head restraints
  • 10-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • 60/40 split fold down rear bench seat -inc: head restraints at all seating positions, armrest
  • Reclining rear seatback function
  • Rear seat retractable tray -inc: dual cupholders
  • Multi-functional center console -inc: illuminated front tray, rear storage box w/adjustable armrest lid, dual cup holders
  • Driver footrest
  • Carpeted floor mats -inc: driver mat retention hook
  • Tilt steering column
  • Telescopic steering column
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio & Bluetooth controls
  • Illuminated ignition switch ring
  • Average fuel economy gauge
  • Ambient temp gauge -inc: road surface freeze warning
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver-side auto-up/down w/anti-pinch protection, illuminated driver-side switch
  • Pwr door locks -inc: illuminated driver-side switch
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Security system
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Automatic climate control system
  • Air filtration system
  • Rear seat heater ducts
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • (3) 12V aux pwr outlets -inc: dash, center console, cargo area
  • Front & rear door bottle holders
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Illuminated overhead console -inc: dual map lights, sunglasses holder
  • Dual covered visor vanity mirrors
  • Dual front & rear overhead outboard assist grips
  • Front door courtesy lights
  • Off-delay dome light
  • Cargo area light w/gate switch
  • Leather-wrapped shifter
  • Driver seatback pocket
  • Front passenger seatback pocket
  • Removable cargo area tray
  • Cargo area grocery bag hooks
  • Cargo area tie-down hooks
  • Cargo gate inner handle assist grip

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake-force distribution system (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • Traction control system (TCS) -inc: off switch
  • Side impact door beams
  • Ring-shape reinforcement frame
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags -inc: dual-stage deployment, passenger-seat occupant detection system
  • Driver & front passenger pelvis/torso side airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
  • Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Pillar-to-pillar steering column support beam
  • Safety pedal system
  • Dual-tone horn

2013 Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

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The Subaru Forester is a good size car that is reliable.

2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited

The Subaru Forester is a great reliable car. I drove this car throughout college and now in grad school. It is a good size car especially when going on trips or moving. This model has a backup camera which is great. The car itself does not drive as smooth as the newer models. There have been no problems with the car thus far. It's still in great shape and this August makes 7 years driving this car. My family loves how great this car is and we all have Subaru cars now.

- Michelle T

Reliable Subaru Forester!

2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited

The longevity of the Subaru is great. Very reliable, great clearance and performs well in the snow. Easy to maintain. Bluetooth connection is older, it works well however can be choppy sometimes. The rear cargo space is on the smaller side. I love the sunroof and all of the windows making the view around the car easy to see.

- Madison S

Reliable and safe family car

2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited

The vehicle is a good size and easy to park in small spaces while also having the ability to hold a sufficient amount of cargo in the back seat. It gets reasonably good mileage. It has good pick up and acceleration. One downside is that it has an unusual blind spot from the drivers side.

- Tom S

2013 Subaru Forester seats five people with a lot of room in the trunk.

2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited

I love my Subaru, it is a great family car. The only issues I have with this vehicle is that the AC is horrible and it burns oil. It did great in the snow but as soon as I moved south I've discovered that the AC barely works and I've looked it up and many have had this issue.

- Sarah C

Love the visibility & openness!

2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited

I bought my 2013 Subaru forester used back in 2016. It had 100,000 miles at the time. I really love how much visibility the Subaru has. There are no blind spots. Plus, I love the moon roof & roof rack. The hitch can be handy but I wish the radio system was more modern.

- Robin R

I like the heated seats and the large moon roof

2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited

I have had no issues with my Subaru. I have over 166,000 miles and the car is still going strong. The performance of the car has been fine. The car is very comfortable and I have plenty of legroom. This is good because my partner and I both have very long legs.

- Leslie P

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