Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,713 - $33,795
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
170-250
Seats
5
1 / 85
  • Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
  • Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
  • Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
  • Drivers Side Headlight.
  • Passenger Side Taillight.
  • Drivers Side Door handle.
  • Front angle view.
  • Chrome tip exhaust pipe.
  • Gas cap open.
  • Sunroof/moonroof.
  • Front angle medium view.
  • Front angle view, low wide perspective.
  • Front angle medium view.
  • Overhead.
  • Low/wide front.
  • Low/wide rear.
  • Low/wide front 5/8.
  • Low/wide rear 5/8.
  • Drivers side mirror, rear
  • Drivers side fog lamp.
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear manufacture badge/emblem
  • Rear model badge/emblem
  • Close up of Grill.
  • Rear 3/4 angle view.
  • Inside of drivers side open door,window open.
  • Drivers side inside window controls.
  • Front seats from Drivers Side.
  • Rear seats from Drivers Side.
  • Closeup of radio head unit
  • Centered wide dash shot
  • Front center divider.
  • Speedometer/tachometer.
  • Gas cap release.
  • Courtesy lamps/ceiling controls.
  • Seat Adjustment Controllers.
  • Cup holders.
  • Gear shifter/center console.
  • Passenger seat.
  • Driver position view of navigation system.
  • Auxiliary jack props.
  • Cup holder prop (primary).
  • Cup holder prop (tertiary).
  • Cup holder prop (quaternary).
  • Glove box open.
  • Front center console with closed lid, from drivers side looking down
  • Rear center console with closed lid from drivers side looking down.
  • Drivers floor mat and pedals. Mid-seat level from outside looking in.
  • Rear drivers side floor mat. Mid-seat level from outside looking in.
  • Key fob on drivers seat.
  • Centered wide dash shot night shot.
  • Main power point.
  • Fake Buck Shot Interior from Passenger B pillar.
  • Interior Hero (drivers side).
  • Second row side cup holder with coffee
  • Steering wheel/Center Console.
  • Center Console/Passenger Side.
  • Steering Wheel Controls (Left Side)
  • Steering Wheel Controls (Right Side)
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Heated Seats Control
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Venetian Red Pearl
  • Venetian Red Pearl
  • Venetian Red Pearl
  • Burnished Bronze Metallic
  • Burnished Bronze Metallic
  • Burnished Bronze Metallic
  • Jasmine Green Metallic
  • Jasmine Green Metallic
  • Jasmine Green Metallic
  • Quartz Blue Pearl
  • Quartz Blue Pearl
  • Quartz Blue Pearl
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Crystal White Pearl
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,713 - $33,795
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
170-250
Seats
5

Subaru Forester Ranked #3 by Owners

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 ...

Subaru Forester Models & Trims

2.5i Touring $21,030 - $24,323*
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded H-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5i Limited $28,795
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded H-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.0XT Touring $33,795
Horsepower: 250 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5i $22,395 - $23,395
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded H-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17, 17 X 7 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.5i Premium $16,713 - $19,686*
Horsepower: 170 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded H-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.0XT Premium $20,302 - $23,525*
Horsepower: 250 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.65

269 Reviews

68% 30% 1% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

It's a safe and handy vehicle.

I like the roominess inside, the height of ceiling, the wide front windshield that allows good view when driving. I love the all-wheel drive, the lights on the floor at door that turn on when you enter or exit the car. I like the cargo area, but would have liked it to have been just a little bigger. Don't t like that the rear gate when opened is easy to hit my head on if I am not careful. Wish that when it rains and you need to roll the window down, the rain easily gets inside, I know you can buy window guards but it seems like there could be better design on the standard model.

- Theresa B

I named my Subaru Toni with an I.

I purchased this vehicle used after trading in a Ford edge that was having problems after a wreck. Both vehicles are a 2016 but I felt the Ford was nicer. It had a nicer interior, had a more luxurious feel and had a few more technological features than my Forester. I do like my Subaru and intend to keep it for years but miss the ford. The air vents are positioned so they blow right into your eyes which is seriously annoying especially when you live somewhere that it can get to 120 degrees. Other than the few minor downgrades all in all I do really like it.

- Rachel A

2016 Subaru Forester: the affordable dream car.

I have had my vehicle for a little over 2 years and have never had any issues. It has features that allow me to drive in inclement weather with ease. I can start my car without being in it which is extremely convenient during the winter time-- I can defrost my car while still getting ready for work. I am able to sync my iPod to my vehicle and listen to my music. It automatically adjusts my speed when set on cruise control, alerts me when I drive over the lines in the road, and has automatic breaks. I cannot say enough good things about my car, I love it!

- Hannah H

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$21,030 - $24,323
N/A

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Not Available

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/55HR18
P225/60HR17

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
3444 .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 Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 .lbs
150 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Not Available

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
28 mpg
28 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
32 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Not Available

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Standard
Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings