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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$25,495 - $29,295
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22-26 City / 27-32 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine: 2.0L 4-Cyl DOHC 16V Intercooled Turbo -inc: Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS) variable valve timing
  • Engine: 2.5L 4 Cyl DOHC 16V w/VVT -inc: Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing
  • Transmission: Lineartronic CVT -inc: steering wheel paddle-shift control switches, X-mode and hill descent control (HDC)
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual -inc: incline start assist
  • Transmission: Lineartronic CVT -inc: low shift mode and X-mode
  • 4.11 Axle Ratio
  • 4.44 Axle Ratio
  • 3.70 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 4,652 lbs
  • GVWR: 4,480 lbs
  • Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
  • Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Sport Tuned Suspension
  • Electric Power-Assist Steering
  • 15.9 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Polished Tailpipe Finisher
  • 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
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Exterior Features

  • Wheels: 17" Alloy
  • Wheels: 18" Alloy
  • Tires: P225/55R18 97H All-Season
  • 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
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Bumper Insert
  • Black Bodyside Cladding
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • 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
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Chrome Grille
  • 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
  • LED Brakelights
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights

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, Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free text messaging connectivity, iPod control capability, rear-vision camera, SiriusXM All Access radio (subscription required), SiriusXM Travel Link (subscription required), smartphone integration: AHA, MirrorLink, Pandora and Siri Eyes Free, Starlink cloud applications: calender, Glympse, iHeart Radio, music player, news, Stitcher and weather, dual USB ports, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack, 6 speakers, body color 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/Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
  • 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
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Turbo/Supercharger Boost, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • 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
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • 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
  • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome/Aluminum Interior Accents
  • Cloth Upholstery
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, 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
  • Tracker System
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Digital/Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Driver And Passenger Heated-Cushion, Driver And Passenger Heated-Seatback
  • Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • Sliding 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
  • 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

2017 Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

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Comfortably fits Tall people! And great bass!

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

My Subaru has plenty of space for me to comfortably sit in traffic (I'm 6 feet tall) the leather seats have remained in good shape for the last few years and it drives smoothly. I have the original tires and I constantly have to add air because it says the pressure is low. The GPS system is ok. It's nice having it on the car viewing console but the routes aren't always the best options. Also you can't change any settings or put in an address while the car is moving, even if you have someone in your passenger seat. The Bluetooth is great but the voice recognition doesn't work very well so I just saved favorites of who I call and manually press to call them. There are two USB ports inside the middle console so I can easily hide my cord when I'm not using it. I also leave an iPod plugged in at all times and hide it away in there. The bass is magnificent. My husband is a musician and is always impressed by how nice the bass sounds in my car. It's super easy to change sources from your steering wheel as well. I love the feature where they alert you about cars in the lane next to has saved me many times from swerving back into my lane. The back has plenty of space for passengers and the back row even leans back slightly so that passengers can rest comfortably. There is A TON of space in the trunk. The hatch also opens automatically and closes with a touch of a button which is nice when I have lots of things in my arms. The seats fully fold down and I've been able to fit all kinds of furniture in the back.

- Chandler F

The Subaru Forester is a comfortable family vehicle

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

For the most part, we love our car. It is very comfortable in the front seat. The back seat is good for kids, but a bit cramped for large/tall adults. The ride is not quite as smooth in the back seat, so anyone who gets motion sickness may have problems in the back on windy roads. Cargo storage space is decent. We are a family of 4 so we do have some space issues when traveling if we need to bring a cooler and luggage. We have had only one mechanical issue in 2 years. It was an A/C part that was faulty. The dealership replaced it at no cost to us. I wish there was a button in the car that could be programmed to an automatic garage door opener. We also wish there were A/C vents in the back seat, as it takes a while to cool it down back there. Overall we are very pleased with our purchase as far as comfort and reliability go.

- Cody S

Nice car but watch out for the minor glitches.

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

I love my forester but about a year and a half ago it was an issue will a light on the dashboard staying on and I was told to bring the car to the dealership. I did that and they couldn't seem to find out what was wrong with it. After about three weeks he told me it was fixed, I picked up the car, and the next day the light came back on. I returned the car to the dealership and they kept it for another two weeks for a total of five weeks that I was without my new car. I realize this is probably the dealerships fault but I have an issue with them not being able to find out what was wrong with the car which it turned out it was a loose wire. I would think a new car would not have loose wires.

- Jean B

Great snow car for a family of 4.

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

This car performs so well in the snow! That's my favorite part! I live in Colorado and I've never been stuck on a snowy road or slid out of control. I don't feel like the car has much power. It's a bit sluggish when I hit the gas, which is a bit frustrating. There is plenty of room for our family of four and our 70 lb dog. It doesn't ride as smoothly as other cars I've driven, but it's still a comfortable ride.

- Ami P

Grey Forster with adaptive cruise control, comfort features, sound system

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

Very comfortable, great gas mileage, lots of safety features, and lots of space. I really like the radio system that connects using Bluetooth it has a really good sound and it can be customized. The AC is the best I have ever had, really efficient. The adaptive cruise control is convenient but took awhile to get use to and can be overly sensitive. Overall it is a reliable car and I am super satisfied with it!

- Rachel V

Safe, comfortable and reliable.

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

It is extremely comfortable, reliable and great in snow. Very stable and has lots of safety features. My vehicle has eye sight that warns you if you are about to hit something or if there are big objects in front or close to your vehicle. It also beeps if you ride into another lane from being tired or distracted. Filled loaded with airbags. Extremely good on gas and mileage. Highly recommend.

- Geet D

Not made as well as I thought.

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

My car was in an accident after 1 year and the car has not run right since. It has had over 14k of damage and been in and out of the shop. The air conditioning compressor was already replaced. I barely drive the car and the tires and breaks are already very worn. It was a decent car prior to the accident and drove good in the snow but now I cannot wait to get rid of this car.

- Kelly L

Best car for my family of 4

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

I love my Subaru Forester. I wish there were automatic lights and automatic seats, but everything is great. Very spacious, good on gas, very comfortable, etc. It fits my family's needs.I like that I don't have to get oil changes and maintenance as often as other vehicles. I like that the vehicle is 4 cylinders but still a fast and strong car. I feel safe in my car.

- Kimberly H

Drives well but the console and entertainment need improvement

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

It drives well and has decent gas mileage for an SUV. It's a bit smaller than I want it to be. The cup holder placement is awkward, making it not convenient to grab your drink while driving. The entertainment interface is lame. It's not intuitive at all, and it glitches a lot when connected to devices via USB. It'll randomly start playing your music sometimes.

- Sara O

Subaru is easy to drive and has great safety features!

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

Very great safety features that help the driver access blind spots to determine the safety of changing lanes, has emergency brake system, s.o.s. Love the moon roof and the calling system, where it is easy to call someone with the hit of a button. Only problem may be that once I let go of the gas, the car starts to slow down and doesn't really move up anymore.

- Mandy Z

Love my Subaru! Great space and so comfy. It is my baby.

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

No issues since I got my car. I love the comfort of the seats and overall of the car. Breaks are really good and makes me feel safe while driving. The speakers are great, nice sound while I listen to my favorite radio station. The only thing that maybe I do not like is that takes a little bit long to warm up and feel nice during winter.

- Mary A

I love it and you will too!

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

No complaints it's a very reliable car. I work in construction so some of the sites can be rough to get a small car around. The Forester can take on any job site that I've been on and can fit a lot of tools that I need to bring everyday. Great gas mileage and smooth driving. Can't say enough good things about the Subaru Forester.

- Kelsey T

Don't want a van? Get a Forester.

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

Great crossover vehicle. Smaller than an SUV but bigger than a car. It is a perfect car for a parent who doesn't want a van. Appealing appearance as well. Great circulation when in need of heat and air conditioning, fits 2 car seats and 2 dogs in the trunk. Shorter than the Outback by about 9 inches but slightly taller.

- Jen F

Car facts this vehicle has been updated since my car so improvements in ride

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

Very good gas mileage reliability has been good no problems don't like the CVT transmission not smooth and ride is awful. This car has been updated since my model so probably been improved over my model year. Its spacious for carrying cargo. It's got plenty of performance on highway

- Robert R

The hybrid that has room for everyone and is good on long trips

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

I love it's versatility, gas mileage, features and handling. Sometimes it still skids in the snow/ice despite having the non-skid feature. It has a lot of room for kids and equipment. It is good for long trips and gets lots of mileage due to hybrid nature. It is a safe vehicle.

- Joanna T

Foresters are meant for the Forest

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

Love this car! Seats are very comfortable and easily adjusted. Love the Bluetooth technology to sync my contacts and music for hands-free devices. Car gets good gas mileage and handles exceptionally well in the snow and all-terrain settings. Would highly recommend to anyone.

- Renee T

My Subaru Forester Rocks!!

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

I love my vehicle. The only issue I have had since purchasing it is reading to replace the battery. It runs well, is just the right size for me, does incredibly well on snowy roads, and gets great gas mileage. I would absolutely recommend this l vehicle to anyone!

- Breanna B

Perfect car for a growing family

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

I absolutely love my car. The passenger area is roomy, there's enough storage in the cargo area, it runs like a champ, the pickup is awesome, and the bells and whistles are just enough without being overwhelming or excessive. Hands down, the best car I've owned.

- Ashley H

My 2017 Subaru Forester is the best 4 cylinder SUV I have ever owned.

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

I love my 2017 Subaru Forester. It's very comfortable short or long distance driving. I drive it into the dealership for its maintenance and have had no problems. It gets great gas mileage. It has great starting and stopping power and reliable brakes and tires.

- Janet U

Sporty mom car that is perfect for families.

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

All wheel drive, lane change assist and warning, automatic brake. Drives smooth and has a great turning radius. Plenty of room for passengers and cargo. Sunroof and automatic windows. Leather seats. Customer service at Subaru is amazing and customer focused.

- Casey P

I love my Subaru Forester

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

I love my Forester. I haven't had any problems at all. I keep up with suggested maintenance. I would buy another Subaru. I drive 125 miles/day commuting to and from work so reliability is especially important. I also like the safety rating of the Forester

- Margaret L

Name is Tundra for she's great for Montana mountains.

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

It is great for Montana mountains but the gas mileage is awful. It has all the new Bluetooth features and GPS NAV in car. It's a very safe car for the roads in Montana and has a stop warning if you're about to hit something or someone. It's a great car!

- Jacquie T

Good quality under the hood, poor quality interior.

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

Impressed with acceleration/engine performance, however very poor interior quality. Trim is made from cheap/thin plastic. Interior has lots of gaps and cheap felt underneath. Everything squeaks after 2 years of use. Also very noisy inside from the road.

- Svetlana Z

Great mid-sized SUV - Highly recommended!

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

I love my Subaru Forester. It's the perfect size if you don't want a huge SUV. I bought new, and the only issue I had was the AC started blowing warm air, but I brought it to the dealership and they fixed it for free as it was still under warranty.

- Christina C

Love the way the all wheel drive gives me tons of traction.

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

The Subaru has performed perfectly. Deep snow, rain, dirt roads are no problem. Love the safety features, and it makes me feel like my family is safer. Perfect with car seats and pets too. Our 4 year old is already planning for when she gets the keys.

- Mandi C

Would buy again! Very safe for my children.

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

Reliable, comfortable. It's a very nice model. I feel very safe with the Forester with my children. I like the Premium model. The interior is very nice. We did soon after buying Forester went out and bought seat covers cause we do have messy toddlers.

- Stephanie L

The Best Car On The Planet

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

This is the most comfortable, most luxurious car I have ever owned. It drives like a dream, handles all weather amazing, and has a panoramic moonroof that just pulls it all together. I have never fallen in love with a car before, but this is The One.

- Melanie K

Would Buy Again and Again

2017 Subaru Forester Premium

We purchased this car mainly for the gas mileage, all wheel drive, and large windows for great visibility. We have been impressed with the Subaru brand and have been completely satisfied with the price we paid along with the quality product received!

- Jennie C

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