Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,958 - $23,358
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
170-250
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,958 - $23,358
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
170-250
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.7 Comfort 3.6 Styling 3.9 Value 4.6

Editor's Overview

The 2015 Subaru Forester boasts good fuel efficiency, advanced safety features, and numerous structural and chassis enhancements that help this 4th-generation model stand out. Where the ...

2015 Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

4.66

335 Reviews

70% 27% 3% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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Family fun vehicle. Great SUV that can go from sandy beaches to snowy mountains.

My subaru is great. It gets good gas mileage especially on long drives. It is easy to drive and has added safety features like warning when you are too close to someone or leaving your lane. The subaru has plenty of leg room and room for luggage. The subaru drives great in both snow and rain and does not need chains as it is all wheel drive. They could upgrade the carpet and seat covers. The only other problem is when you get a flat you have to change all 4 tires because of the all wheel drive. The subaru handles well on all types of road conditions such as curves and turns. You can easily haul a. Kayak on the roof if you have the rails. . The back middle seat belt is difficult to get to and not very comfortable for adults. You could fit 3 narrow carseats but it is a little tight. Overall I love my subaru and enjoy driving it. My son also enjoys driving it. We have taken long trips without any problems. This is my 3rd forester. I do wish they were not so expensive.

- Denise T

Title of review Subaru forester - the only SUV to purchase.

The Subaru forester has never had any 'vehicle problems'. Driving the car is a fulfilled dream. The ride is very smooth due to the great suspension. Seats are exceptionally comfortable- unlike other SUVs. The only problem we have ever had as far as down time was when I picked up a nail on the road and the tire went flat. The car is equipped with a backup camera which helps you to avoid hitting anything due to the elimination of blind spots. Equipped with a CD, radio and speakers, listening to music is so pleasant and desirable. For carrying and moving items it is wonderful because of the matted cargo area. I cannot think of a better SUV to purchase. It also has all wheel drive and is great during inclement weather. The car stays on the road. Most Subaru are retired at 250000 miles. This is the third Subaru forester we have purchased and we would only replace it with another Subaru. Do not miss out - buy one.

- Linda A S

I love my Subaru Forester because.

I love the size and relative fuel efficiency; I love the large back windows as well as those in front/back of vehicle. I love that it does not have too many items in the console; the simplicity is pleasing. For my height, I love opening the door and just sliding into the seat which is comfortable. Which reminds me, the legroom in front is fantastic. The heated seats are amazing, one of the best features!! However I realize other car/models have those. The back is roomy as well, behind the back seats. I appreciate the parallel bars on the hood. The sound system is nice. Perhaps the one negative is the relative noise in the car when driving, especially on the highway. Finally, I really appreciate Subaru's commitment to caring for the earth, and for the other charitable works. And the commercials are priceless!!

- Sally B

Ranked #2 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
$18,894 - $21,975
$18,193 - $21,140

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L 4 Cyl DOHC 16V w/VVT
2.5L 4 Cyl DOHC 16V w/VVT
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

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 in.
43 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 in.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38 in.
38 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
37.5 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

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
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.9 in.
103.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
70.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3433 .lbs
3419 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Torque

Torque
174 ft. lbs.
174 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1500 .lbs
1500 .lbs

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 .lbs
150 .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
15.9 gal.
15.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
12 - 16 mpg
12 - 16 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
32 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

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

Knee Airbag

Knee 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

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety