Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,690 - $24,081
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®
$15,690 - $24,081
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
170-250
Seats
5

Ranks #3 Compact SUVs by Owners

Ranks #3 Compact SUVs by Experts

Ranks #2 Compact SUVs by Fuel Economy

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 3.6 Comfort 3.5 Styling 3.8 Value 4.5

Editor's Overview

Subaru’s 2016 Forester compact SUV has earned a loyal following for good reason. Although all-wheel drive (AWD) is standard, the Forester’s pricing and fuel economy remain right in line with...

2016 Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

4.65
318 Reviews
69% 29% 2% 2 star 0% < 1%
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Spacious, convenient, and reliable

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

My Subaru has so far been quite reliable. No major issues or problems so far. There has been 2 recalls on my vehicle, one was a computer or GPS update and the other for a brake light switch which will be scheduled for repairs soon. My vehicle is used for long travel and daily commute. We have fit large TVs, rocks, a 16 ft pool and 80 lb Sakrete in the back of the SUV on separate occasions. We also use it for hauling our large tandem kayak on roof racks and even 8- 2x4x8 boards. So our vehicle is very spacious and convenient to our lifestyle. Along with the spacious convenience, it is a very comfortable ride with lots of features including eyesight. (Assist braking and lane departure warnings) I feel safe in this vehicle and I feel safe with my family in this vehicle.

- Jessica Y

Subaru Forester good over all.

2016 Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester is a great car. It has plenty of legroom in front and back. Four people fit very comfortably, but five is a very tight squeeze, even when 2 are kids. It drives well. I have driven both in town for commuting as well as multi-day road trips. Driving, turning and parking are a breeze. The back-up camera is great. I often parallel park and know exactly how much space I have to maneuver. It saves me much time. The only thing I do not like is the Bluetooth connection in the sound system. It works it is great, however it drops a Bluetooth connection on a regular basis. Just listen to one song, sometimes it will start on the car stereo then drop off and go to my phone and then go back on the car radio. It is super annoying and unreliable.

- Annette P

Subaru, it is what you love.

2016 Subaru Forester

It is a smooth and quiet ride. The interior has an automatic adjustable seat for the driver and front heated seats. A large sunroof and decent trunk space. Keyless start. Mirrors fold in and there is a rear backup camera. It is great on gas averages 24 mpg. It has hill descent control. It is fully automatic with power windows and steering. It is all wheel drive with 18 inch wheels and an 8. 7 inch lift. It has a 2 liter boxer turbocharged engine which is only available in the xt. It is a great SUV with tons of off-road capabilities and smooth enough to drive everyday and in any weather condition. It has one of the highest safety ratings and more than 90% of Subaru cars are still on the road today which were purchased over a decade ago.

- Era R

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$22,395 - $23,395
$33,795

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
250 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L 4 Cyl DOHC 16V w/VVT
2.0L 4

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43 in.
43 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.4 in.
40 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38 in.
38 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.8 in.
37.5 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/60HR17
P225/55HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.9 in.
103.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
34.8 ft.

Length

Length
180.9 in.
180.9 in.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
70.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3296 lbs.
3651 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
250 hp

Torque

Torque
174 ft. lbs.
258 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

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
26 - 28 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
22 - 24 mpg
23 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 32 mpg
28 mpg

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

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

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

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