$23,795
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$23,795
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
170
Seats
5

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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: Lineartronic CVT -inc: low shift mode
  • 3.70 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 4,480 lbs
  • Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
  • Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 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, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Exterior Features

  • Wheels: 17" x 7.0J Steel w/Center Cap
  • Tires: P225/60R17 98H All-Season
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • 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
  • Black Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Grille w/Chrome Bar
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps
  • LED Brakelights

Entertainment Features

  • Radio: Subaru Starlink 6.2" Multimedia System -inc: AM/FM stereo HD Radio w/single-disc CD player w/MP3/WMA/CRR/RW file capability, simple touch gesture high resolution display, 6.2" LCD screen, Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, iPod control capability, rear-vision camera, smartphone integration: AHA and Pandora, Starlink cloud applications: refer to subaru.com for app availability, USB port, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack, 4 speakers and body color roof mounted audio antenna 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 Radio Data System
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front

Interior Features

  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: driver height adjuster (pump lever type), full width seat fore/aft adjustment lever, height and tilt adjustable front head restraints and passenger front seat back pocket
  • 6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing 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 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Power Door Locks
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Digital/Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front 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

Options & Packages

Model Option

Alloy wheel package ($600)

  • Driver's and front passenger window w/automatic up & down functionality and anti-pinch protection and illuminated driver's power window master switch
  • Black Finish Roof Rails
  • Wheels: 17" x 7.0J Black Machine Finish Alloy Aluminum

Port Installed Options

Protection package #3a ($803)

  • Map & Dome Light LED Upgrade
  • Cargo Tray Part number J501SSG000
  • All-Weather Floor Mats Part number J501SSG200
  • Splash Guards Part number J1010SG300
  • Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350

Kicker audio upgrade package ($355)

  • Kicker Tweeter Kit Part number H631SFJ101
  • Kicker Speaker Upgrade Part number H631SSG000

Protection package #1a ($801)

  • Map & Dome Light LED Upgrade
  • Splash Guards Part number J1010SG300
  • Cargo Cover - Manual Rear Gate Part number 65550SG002VH
  • Not for use w/installed Compartment Cover
  • May be used separately
  • Cargo Tray Part number J501SSG000
  • Aero Crossbar Set Part number E361SSG000
  • Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350

Protection package #1 ($614)

  • Cargo Cover - Manual Rear Gate Part number 65550SG002VH
  • Not for use w/installed Compartment Cover
  • May be used separately
  • Rear Seatback Protector Part number J501SSG400
  • All-Weather Floor Mats Part number J501SSG200
  • Splash Guards Part number J1010SG300
  • Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350

Protection package #3 ($704)

  • Splash Guards Part number J1010SG300
  • Cargo Tray Part number J501SSG000
  • Rear Seatback Protector Part number J501SSG400
  • All-Weather Floor Mats Part number J501SSG200
  • Aero Crossbar Set Part number E361SSG000
  • Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350

Popular package #3a ($792)

  • Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & HomeLink Part number H501SSG303
  • Map & Dome Light LED Upgrade
  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Lighting Part number J201SSG301
  • Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350

Popular package #2a ($757)

  • Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & HomeLink Part number H501SSG303
  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Lighting Part number J201SSG301
  • Rear Seat Back Cargo Net Part number F551SSG021
  • Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350

2018 Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

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294 Reviews
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The Eyesight feature was a necessity. It has exceeded our expectations!

2018 Subaru Forester Base

So far, we have loved our Subaru Forester. Our favorite feature is the eyesight. With my young son in the car, I've never felt as safe as I do in this vehicle. The sensors have been very effective, and I feel 100% in control and aware of my surroundings. We went with the basic cloth seats with every intention of putting in leather, but we have preferred the light leather seats so far. I do like the big sunroof, and my son appreciates it, also. However, being in the backseat he gets a little toasty in the summertime. I do wish there were rear vents to keep those in the backseat more cool. All in all, This vehicle was a great purchase and I recommend it to all my friends inquiring about Subaru.

- Abby W

Forester is very well equipped to perform every task it was designed for.

2018 Subaru Forester Base

The main purpose I leased this vehicle is to pull my jet ski. The Forester pulls it with no issues at all. I have also used the Forester to relocate most of my belongings 2 different times. I have been able to pack the car completely with belongings. The cargo and interior passenger space in this car is phenomenal. The Forester is a great car for every purpose that it is designed for. I would highly recommend the Subaru Forester.

- Alexander R

Beautiful car, perfect size, safe and reliable.

2018 Subaru Forester Base

I love my car, it has all what I want in a car. It's a perfect size, all wheel drive so perfect for the snow days and I feel very safe. I love the rearranging camera view, so I can easily see what is behind me without turning so it's a life saver for my stiff neck. So far I didn't have any problem with my car the only thing I had to fix was the battery which it was under warranty.

- Ferial A

Great car for moms or anyone wanting a reliable car

2018 Subaru Forester Base

As a mom I wanted a car that is reliable and that is why I bought a Subaru. It's reliable it is and it passed safety test really well. The bonus to having this car is that it has comfortable heated seats, Bluetooth connection, moon roof for extra light, lots of windows for great visibility when driving. I would definitely recommend the Subaru for anyone who wants a reliable car

- Jennie S

Nicest Subaru that I ever have driven.

2018 Subaru Forester Base

I love my Subaru because it is well suited for the climate that I am in; cold weather and lots of snow. Even on the icy road, my car maintain a good traction and it provides me the sense of safety. I also love the new touch screen menu for music and radio station. Lastly, it is nice to be able to receive calls through the Bluetooth connection.

- Yoko T

Safe and enjoyable vehicle

2018 Subaru Forester Base

I like the simplicity of my car, I don't need any 'extras'. I like that Subaru is one of the safest vehicles out there since I have a child. The inside is comfortable and functional. The ride is smooth and I have never had a ride in it that was not good. I have not had any problems with my vehicle so far in the first year I have owned it.

- Elizabeth N

Best Subaru ever, I adore my silver awesome car

2018 Subaru Forester Base

I love my forester. Safety features are my favorite. I appreciate the AWD during storms. I can't imagine driving anything else now. The color is beautiful silver, the interior stays cool in the heat. The sunroof is super fun. I love the radio features and the smart aspects to it. Only concern is washer fluid runs out fast.

- Hanna D

Technology at its finest.

2018 Subaru Forester Base

It's dependable, and reliable. I feel safe driving it in any type of weather. The technology in the vehicle makes sense and aids well in all types of situations. It is versatile while not being too overbearing in size and appearance. It gets the job done and has an outstanding legacy for its durability and warranty.

- Tiff M

An interesting detail would be the rear facing camera

2018 Subaru Forester Base

I have had no problems except the air conditioning quit working at one point, but since it's still under warranty, it was fixed right away at a dealership. It's very basic but it still had everything I need including a backup camera. I wish it had a normal radio instead of a screen though.

- Sam L

Safe driving in snow and winter weather.

2018 Subaru Forester Base

Does great getting around in the snow. Easy to drive. Fuel efficient. Lots of space with backs seats in down position, can carry/ move large items. Easy to get into. Safety features such as all wheel drive and safety messages. Excellent price for a new car and maintenance is low cost.

- Linda A

Subaru Forester - Comfortable, Safe, and Reliable

2018 Subaru Forester Base

My Forester is safe and reliable. It's a great car for families with young children. We have owned it for about a year and a half, and we haven't had any problems with it. I love how spacious and comfortable it is. My favorite features are the Bluetooth audio and heated seats.

- Sara C

Subaru Forester; great family car.

2018 Subaru Forester Base

Absolutely love the Subaru Forester. Was initially chosen for its safety features due to it being the family vehicle. System is easy to use, drives incredibly smoothly and is the best car I have ever had to drive in the winter. Would definitely choose this over other SUVs.

- Samantha L

Great car for family and travel. Comfortable ride but could use few adjustments

2018 Subaru Forester Base

Love the space and visibility in this car. Hate that the base has no window tint. Car has a light frame for an SUV doesn't help much in the snow. Also windshield is super weak, gets cracks and chips like crazy! Good on gas for an SUV as well. Would definitely recommend

- Chelsea S

Our last 4 vehicles have been Subarus.And they've all been wonderful.

2018 Subaru Forester Base

Great gas mileage, safe and fun to drive. I love that most Subarus automatically includes options that most other vehicle makes charge for. The included options are practically those of a limited edition version even though we leased what was considered a base model.

- Kathleen C

Safe efficient and roomy SUV.

2018 Subaru Forester Base

Great fuel economy--great handling and traction in snow. Excellent visibility. Easy maintenance. Only issue is that drivers side window 'chatters' when lowered and raising when icy or wet. Plenty of interior room for larger adults in both front and back seats.

- John M

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