|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2019 Subaru Forester
|Touring||2.5L F-4||AWD||CVT||8.5 sec||16.6 sec @ 86 mph||26/33/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Touring||2.5L F-4||AWD||CVT||9.6 sec||17.3 sec @ 82.3 mph||26/33/25.3 mpg||Motor Trend|
2017 Subaru Forester
|2.0XT Touring||2.0L Turbo F-4||AWD||CVT||6.8 sec||15.5 sec @ 90 mph||23/27/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2016 Subaru Forester
|2.0XT Touring||2.0L Turbo F-4||AWD||CVT||6.3 sec||15.0 sec @ 97 mph||23/28/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
|2.5i Limited||2.5L F-4||AWD||CVT||8.7 sec||16.8 sec @ 83.5 mph||24/32/25.6 mpg||Motor Trend|
2014 Subaru Forester
|2.0XT Premium||2.0L Turbo F-4||AWD||CVT||6.4 sec||15.0 sec @ 92.5 mph||23/28/25.7 mpg||Motor Trend|
|2.0XT Touring||2.0L Turbo F-4||AWD||CVT||6.2 sec||14.8 sec @ 95.8 mph||23/28/20.8 mpg||Motor Trend|
|2.0XT Touring||2.0L Turbo F-4||AWD||CVT||7.6 sec||16.0 sec @ 87 mph||23/28/24.3 mpg||Motor Week|
|2.5i Premium PZEV||2.5L F-4||AWD||6M||7.5 sec||15.8 sec @ 85.5 mph||22/29/24.9 mpg||Motor Trend|
|2.5i Touring PZEV||2.5L F-4||AWD||CVT||8.6 sec||16.7 sec @ 85 mph||24/32/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
|2.5i Touring PZEV||2.5L F-4||AWD||CVT||9.0 sec||16.9 sec @ 83.9 mph||24/32/25.6 mpg||Motor Trend|
2011 Subaru Forester
|2.5X Touring PZEV||2.5L F-4||AWD||4A||8.7 sec||16.8 sec @ 81 mph||21/27/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|2.5x Touring||2.5L F-4||AWD||4A||9.2 sec||17.0 sec @ 80.2 mph||21/27/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2010 Subaru Forester
|2.5X Premium PZEV||2.5L F-4||AWD||4A||9.3 sec||17.1 sec @ 80 mph||20/26/18.8 mpg||Motor Trend|
|2.5XT Limited||2.5L Turbo F-4||AWD||4A||6.7 sec||15.1 sec @ 91 mph||19/24/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
2009 Subaru Forester
|2.5X Limited PZEV||2.5L F-4||AWD||4A||10.0 sec||17.5 sec @ 78.7 mph||20/26/21.5 mpg||Motor Trend|
|2.5X Premium||2.5L F-4||AWD||4A||9.7 sec||17.4 sec @ 80 mph||20/26/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|2.5X Premium||2.5L F-4||AWD||4A||9.9 sec||17.4 sec @ 78.4 mph||20/26/20.1 mpg||Motor Trend|
|2.5XT Limited||2.5L Turbo F-4||AWD||4A||6.7 sec||15.2 sec @ 90 mph||19/24/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
|2.5XT Limited||2.5L Turbo F-4||AWD||4A||6.6 sec||15.1 sec @ 89 mph||19/24/19.6 mpg||Motor Trend|
|2.5XT Limited||2.5L Turbo F-4||AWD||4A||6.7 sec||15.1 sec @ 92 mph||19/24/22.4 mpg||Motor Week|
2006 Subaru Forester
|2.5XT Limited||2.5L Turbo F-4||AWD||5M||5.9 sec||14.3 sec @ 96 mph||17/24/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
|2.5XT Limited||2.5L Turbo F-4||AWD||5M||6.6 sec||14.9 sec @ 93 mph||17/24/23 mpg||Motor Week|
2004 Subaru Forester
|2.5XT||2.5L Turbo F-4||AWD||5M||5.3 sec||13.8 sec @ 97 mph||16/22/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
2003 Subaru Forester
|2.5X||2.5L F-4||AWD||5M||9.6 sec||16.8 sec @ 79 mph||19/25/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
|2.5XS||2.5L F-4||AWD||4A||9.8 sec||17.3 sec @ 77.81 mph||19/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2001 Subaru Forester
|S||2.5L F-4||AWD||4A||9.7 sec||17.4 sec @ 78 mph||19/25/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
1998 Subaru Forester
|S||2.5L F-4||AWD||4A||9.5 sec||17.2 sec @ 78.2 mph||18/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
About Subaru Forester
Are you interested in a compact crossover that blends the ride and driving dynamics of a car and the best features of a sport-utility vehicle? If so, you might want to consider the Subaru Forester.
This car offers a versatile rear cargo area with lift-gate, with the capability of an all-wheel-drive. After only one year of being given a total make over, this car has already snapped up numerous awards than any Subaru model in recent times.
The maker of Subaru Forester claims that this car is strong in many aspects, such as handling, available equipment, overall ride, interior comfort and noise levels. There is no other car that combines all these attractive features in one bundle.
A Snippet of Subaru Forester’s Background
Fuji Heavy Industries started producing the Subaru Forester in 1997. The first production units were sold under the Subaru brand. It shared its platform with the Subaru Impreza.
This car earned the distinction of being the 2009 and 2014 SUV of the Year. The award was given by the Motor Trend magazine. It was also named the Best Car to Buy 2014 by the Car Connection.
The production of the second generation of the Subaru Forester started in 2002 and lasted until 2008. Its third generation began production in 2008 and lasted until 2013. The current model is belongs to the fourth generation Subaru Forester.
Among the modifications of the current generation are decreased towing capacity and the use of CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The towing capacity of the current model was reduced to 1,500 pounds across all trim lines.
Here are the most important specifications you need to know in the 2015 Subaru Forester.
- Engine: 2.5-liter DOHC aluminum-alloy 16-valve horizontally opposed 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine with Active Valve Control System (AVCS); 170 hp. @ 5,800 rpm; 174 lb.-ft. @ 4,100 rpm
- Transmission: Fully synchronized 6-speed manual transmission
- Drive Train: Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
- Steering: Engine-speed-sensing variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
- Suspension: 4-wheel independent suspension; Front: strut type with lower L-arm, stabilizer bar, Rear: double wishbone, stabilizer bar
- Brakes: 4-wheel disc brakes, ventilated front, solid rear, 4-channel, 4-sensor ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD); Brake Assist; Brake Override System
All Subaru Forester variants have a small measure of off-road ability. It’s faster than some of its nearest rivals, and is very stable too. However, it lacks the athletic ride and steering of one of its competitors, the Ford Escape.
But the Subaru Forester combines a pleasing amount of driving fun into its all-weather-wagon features. With its base model equipped with a 170 horsepower engine, coupled to either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT), this car is not that fast but it is adequately powerful for a vehicle with a weight of about 3,300 pounds.
This current model has good body control, and a well-tuned and nicely weighted rack-mounted electric power-steering. If you will consider its toughness and cargo capacity for weekend outdoor gear, you have a winner here.
Subaru did not make any major changes with the powertrain of the 2015 Forester, therefore, its fuel efficiency ratings remain the same. This vehicle has been rated by the EPA at 27 miles per gallon combined. This figure is well within the ratings of its nearest competitors.
In 2014, the maker of Subaru Forester launched a new generation of horizontally opposed four-cylinder engines, coupled with a new iteration of Subaru’s Lineartronic continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) to replace the former four-speed automatics.
This modification enabled the Subaru Forester to improve both its mileage and engine performance.
One thing that you can be confident with the Subaru Forester is its safety ratings. It has been top-rated by both the NHTSA and the IIHS.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the Forester a five-star rating overall. This is almost perfect, except for a four-star score in front-impact protection.
On its part, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the current Forester a Top Safety Pick+. This is due to its “good” scores in every category and also because of the car’s available forward-collision protection system.
This car is the only small SUV to receive IIHS’s top score in the new small-overlap frontal test.
The safety package of the 2015 Forester includes adaptive cruise control (ACC), the camera-based EyeSight system for spotting road hazards, the usual airbags, and a lot more.
Comfort and Quality
For a compact wagon, the current Subaru Forester has exceptional passenger and cargo space. So that the car will offer more space, the manufacturer modified the seat positions, the roof pillars, and redesigned the interior trim.
The driver seat is now slightly higher and there is more elbow room. There is also a better sense of detailing and refinement inside the cabin. And the materials seem to be really expensive. With the addition of more insulation, noise from the outside is no longer a problem.
To read more about Subaru Forester, visit the official Subaru website.
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