Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,059 - $29,799
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
170-250
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,059 - $29,799
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
170-250
Seats
5

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

The 2017 Subaru Forester's reputation in the compact-SUV market is well earned. It offers all-wheel drive standard, yet fuel economy is right in line with front-wheel-drive competitors l...

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2017 Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

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316 Reviews

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Subaru’s are great for short people!

The safety features are comprehensive. Rely heavily on blind spot warning. A small but very helpful thing is the compass directions on the rear view mirror, this is so helpful when using a GPS. The tall windows are great for sight. Most vehicles do not have tall windows anymore. The long sun visor is much appreciated. The seats go quite high which is helpful for short people. The single touch door lock at the handle is handy. I wish I had the ability to open the rear hatch from inside the car. I see that some models must have it but I do not. It took awhile to figure out how to be sure you've shut down everything properly. If not, the car will not turn off. With mine I cannot get the rear hatch to open automatically by touch. I have to hold the button continuously until it releases and until I begin to push it up.

- Carolyn T

A few more extras would put the 2017 forester over the top!

I love my forester. I have the green color. That said, there are a few things that could be added to make it even better. I wish Subaru would start offering panoramic roofs. Other things that would be nice are more cup holders (the front has four) and pedals that move toward the driver (I am only 5 feet tall, so I really appreciate this feature). I cannot live without a backup camera so I am really glad it has that, but I also would like a sound feature when things are too close. I also wish it had distracted driving settings, like auto respond to texts when in the car. A phone holder would be nice as well. There really is not a good place to store your phone so you can see google maps, etc. It is a quiet car but the back can ride just a teeny bit rough. Not bad though.

- Shelley S

Can't go wrong with a Subaru

The 2017 Subaru Forester is in my mind the best car on the market. Pros of the car. Loads of room. You can fit just about anything in the car. All wheel drive. This feature can't be better. Ice and rain it stays true to the road. Safety. With eye site feature. It does exactly what is says it does keeps the drive aware. Fuel efficiency. 33 is what we a average Cons. Well there aren't Many reasons why everyone shouldn't own one. But here is my short list. Price. They are a little higher priced than the comps out there. However that is quickly overshadowed by the value. 2 it doesn't have the fancy finished that the comp has. And 3. It is a little louder in the cab then others. All said though it is by far the best car crossover on the market. Hands down

- Gvan V

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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
$20,059 - $22,994
$23,530 - $27,071

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 - 250 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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
41.4 in.
40 - 41.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38 in.
38 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.8 in.
37.5 - 39.8 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional

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
3322 .lbs
3349 - 3653 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 - 250 hp

Torque

Torque
174 ft. lbs.
174 - 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

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 gal.
15.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
13 - 16 mpg
23 - 14 mpg

City

City
26 mpg
22 - 23 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
27 mpg

Transmission

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

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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

    N/A
  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety