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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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2.5i Premium Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$25,295 - $25,795
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22-24 City / 29-32 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine: 2.5L 4 Cyl DOHC 16V w/VVT -inc: Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual -inc: incline start assist
  • Transmission: Lineartronic CVT -inc: low shift mode
  • 4.44 Axle Ratio
  • 3.70 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 4,480 lbs
  • Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
  • Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 900lbs. Maximum Payload
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Steering
  • 15.9 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Exterior Features

  • Wheels: 17" Alloy
  • Tires: P225/60R17 98H All-Season
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Express Open/Close Sliding Glass 1st And 2nd Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Black Bodyside Cladding
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Grille w/Chrome Bar
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps

Entertainment Features

  • Radio: Subaru Starlink 7.0" Multimedia Plus System -inc: AM/FM stereo HD radio w/single-disc CD player w/MP3/WMA/CRR/RW file capability, multi touch gesture high resolution display, 7.0" LCD screen, voice activated controls, Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free text messaging connectivity, iPod control capability, iTunes tagging capability, rear-vision camera, SiriusXM satellite radio (subscription required), smartphone integration: AHA, Pandora and MirrorLink, Starlink cloud applications: calender, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, music player, news and weather, dual USB port, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack, 6 speakers, roof mounted audio, satellite and connected services antenna and Subaru Starlink connected services StarLink enrollment cannot be applicable to Fleet Management Companies (FMCs) or to Commercial fleet accounts at this time.
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Voice Activation
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front

Interior Features

  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver's seat w/power lumbar support and passenger front seat back pocket
  • Driver Seat
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Valet Function
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Cloth Upholstery
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Digital/Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Driver And Passenger Heated-Cushion, Driver And Passenger Heated-Seatback
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • Rear Center Armrest
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • STARLINK Emergency Sos
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

2016 Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

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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

Overall stylist, reliable, fuel efficient car.

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

This car has great highway gas mileage. I get almost 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Also, this car is very reliability in all weather conditions. I live in an area where it snows often and there are a lot of hills but my Subaru handles the conditions very well. I can always get where I need to with this car. The sunroof is beautiful and the love the overall look of the car. The comfort of the car is great and the driver seat has a lot of options for seat adjustment. The only problem I have is that the pick-up is not great. The CVT transmission is fuel efficient but does not allow for great speed. But overall, I like this car a lot.

- Jennifer B

SUBARU FORESTER OBSESSED: I'll never drive another make or model.

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

I'm completely obsessed with Subaru's. My Forester provides so much peace of mind due to all the safety features, gets amazing gas mileage and besides being beautiful, it'll get me up a mountain and through rugged terrain with no problems. I highly recommend a Subaru as 90% are still on the road after 10 years and hold their value more than any other car make or model.

- Amanda B

Dealership Model Ups and Downs

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

Limited warranty did not include air filter which they tried to up sale me at each of my free oil changes. Not needed at each, but every other is recommended. I didn't upgrade to the turbo, but did buy the dealership demonstration model. 4836 miles, short changed on the Sirius package as I was told it would be valid for a year. Never used the roadside service.

- Heather S

My very reliable, super comfortable and great looking Subaru.

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

I mainly bought my Subaru for its reliability and safety features. It is all wheel drive helps so much in the winter time and its comfort level makes it easy to take long trips. It gets great gas mileage and has such a smooth, quiet ride. Its spacious enough to carry 3 adults and 2 kids in booster seats, and has plenty of trunk space to haul things.

- Krystal C

Very easy to see out of with the large windows!

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

This car has been wonderful to own and drive. Handles extremely well in snow! Very easy to seen out of with large windows. Have had no problems! At 55,000 miles and just replaced tires. Still runs very smooth. Very spacious inside and cargo area is wide and deep enough to allow for my 90 lb doberman to ride in it while standing up.

- Renee V

Heated seats, eyesight feature, ability to fold the seats down, big moon roof.

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

I absolutely love my car. It is comfortable, easy to drive, and I have had minimal issues with it. I like the peace of mind knowing how safe it is and I can take it on all sorts of outdoor adventures. I have driven it all over the country from Oregon to Cali to Pennsylvania to Wyoming and it is done amazing.

- Jenny P

Forrester is a very good car, but not a great car.

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

The vehicle seems to lag sometimes when I press on gas, especially at intersections after I have sat waiting for a bit. I find the car comfortable, but the drive is a bit bumpy, more like a truck driver. I do love the 4 wheel drive part of it. I also love the large windows which make it easy to see out.

- Jeanne P

My vehicle is a silver gray color, black inside.

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

My Subaru Forester and a great vehicle, it rides smoothly, good on gas, it goes through snow very well,fits 6 people comfortable. I take it on long trip with my family, I I helped move people with my vehicle, I can load lots of groceries in my car, I like the color of it, I like washing and waxing it

- Patricia S

2016 Forester has 6 forward speeds!

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

The 2016 Forester seems to have fewer issues than the 2011 model. Most notably, the oil leak issue is resolved. One of the last model years with standard transmission, the car is fun to drive. Road noise is on the high side. With both back seats down, 2 akitas ride comfortably.

- Chris L

5 Stars for Subaru Forester

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

The 2016 Subaru Forester exceeds my expectation. Virtually no blind spots for a SUV. Ample space in the back seats for adult passengers and tons of trunk space. Entertainment feature connects with my phone seamlessly and hand free. Calls are a little static but still bearable

- Tori B

My all year round 2016 Subaru forester

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

My 2016 Subaru forester is very reliable I have 44.000 miles and every 6.000 changing the oil, I will be doing a tune-up at 45,000 mi. I have driven a lot of miles, the car is fun to drive, and going a little off road is way fun!! I like the sunroof and x-mode works great!

- Matt A

Very reliable and spacious SUV with all I could ever want

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

Very spacious and still easy to drive. Used to have a car so I was worried about driving a boat, but I love the feel! Very reliable. I've taken it on a couple long trips and love to drive it. Don't have any complaints about it! By far the best car I've ever had, worth it.

- Nicole B

Great Car, would gladly buy again and again

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

Super in the Snow and Ice. Wonderful for long trips. Very good gas mileage. Good but not great price but almost no problems. Fun car and a great one with the kids and grandkids. Soft seats, good A/C and really good entertainment center. Keep up the good work Subaru !

- Ruth H

The Subaru forester is an excellent family car.

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

The car is great. I feel safe and comfortable, except on long car rides. The seats can become uncomfortable after hours in the car. The car is spacious and fits a family of four quite well. The Subaru forester is a safe car and drives excellent in snow.

- Benjamin R

Subaru is the best choice car brand for people who love the outdoors.

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

- J J

Forrest Gump is safe and reliable.

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

- Kris B

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