2007 Subaru Forester  -  $21,820


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,820
Base Invoice: $20,640
Destination Charge: $625
Options: $0
Trim: AWD 4dr H4 MT X
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 22 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: AWD 4dr H4 MT X
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD & "Hill Holder" system
Engine: 2.5L SOHC SMPI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine

Model News

A couple of performance-oriented Sports models join Subaru's Forester line for 2007. The Sports 2.5 X adds sporty trim and an upgraded audio system, while the Sports 2.5 XT adds the 224-horsepower turbocharged engine, other sporty appearance enhancements, and, with automatic transmission, a new performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system.

Also for 2007, electronic brake force distribution (EBD) is now standard on all models; the top-of-the-line XT Limited model gets larger 17-inch alloy wheels; and the sound systems in all but the base 2.5 X are Sirius satellite radio-compatible and can play MP3 and WMA digital music files. There have also been a few interior changes, with an audio auxiliary input now standard on all but the 2.5 X, and new front door-integrated bottle holders.

Non-turbo models sold in California, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, and Vermont now carry the cleaner Partial Zero-Emission Vehicles (PZEV) certification.


Pros

All-weather traction; competent handling; loads of safety features; roomy interior; available turbo performance.


Model Highlights

The compact 2007 Subaru Forester sport utility vehicle offers "off-pavement" driving ability and the maneuverability and ride height to negotiate the tight clearances of a forest trail, while providing a near ideal combination of ride comfort, sporty handling, and all-weather traction.

The raised, four-wheel independent suspension and all-wheel drive system bring a near-ideal combination of ride quality, sporty on-road handling, and the ability to drive on rough road surfaces with challenging clearances. Anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) are standard for capable braking to match.

Inside, there's seating for five, and the large (thanks to the tall ceiling) 30.7 cubic foot cargo space can be expanded to 68.6 cubic feet with the fold-flat rear seatbacks. The back seat is split 60/40 for a mix of cargo and passengers.

The Forester has been given the highest rating of "Good" in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests for frontal-offset and side-impact. Front-seat head/chest side air bags and active front head restraints are also standard.

There are a total of five Forester models offered. The base 2.5 X, Sports 2.5 X, and 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition come with a 173-horsepower, 2.5L horizontally opposed four-cylinder. The Sports 2.5 XT and 2.5 XT Limited models get a more powerful, 224-horsepower 2.5L flat four that's turbocharged and intercooled, to provide 0-60 times of less than six seconds with the manual transmission. Each version is offered with either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic, except the top L.L Bean Edition, which is automatic only.

All Forester models come with all-wheel drive, but there are several variations available. In automatic transmission models torque is managed with an electronically controlled, continuously variable clutch, while in manual transmission models, a viscous coupling normally sends an equal split of torque to the front and rear wheels. The new Sports 2.5 XT model with the automatic transmission gets a performance-oriented Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) system, which normally transfers 55 percent of engine power to the rear wheels. With all of these systems, power can be transferred to the wheels with the most grip.

Base 2.5 X models come pretty well equipped for the price, with standard equipment including air conditioning, cruise control, fog lamps, keyless entry, a rear wiper/washer and de-icer, a 100-watt CD sound system, and power windows, locks, and mirrors.

The Sports 2.5 X adds automatic climate control, an upgraded 120-watt sound system that's compatible with MP3 files and ready for Sirius satellite radio, and some appearance dress-ups, while the Sports 2.5 XT adds, along with the turbocharged engine, 17-inch wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, a viscous-slip rear differential, and sport gauges. There's also a Premium Package available, which includes a six-disc in-dash CD changer, alloy wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, automatic climate control, a moonroof, heated seats, a wiper de-icer, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The luxury-oriented Limited 2.5 XT Limited offers the turbo engine and 17-inch alloys, plus an upgraded audio system with subwoofer and the sport gauges. At the top there's the L.L. Bean Edition, bringing special alloy wheels, leather upholstery with Alcantara bolsters, a MOMO leather-and-wood-trimmed steering wheel, and a shock-sensor security system. A load-leveling rear suspension is exclusive to the L.L. Bean model.


Value Writeup

The 2007 Subaru Forester stands out from other compact sport-utility vehicles for its great all-weather handling and standard full-time all-wheel drive, and for its strong reputation for safety. The rugged, boxy body also results in an especially roomy interior. Furthermore, with the available 224-horsepower turbocharged engine, the Forester is a sleeper high-performance vehicle, with acceleration that bests many sports cars.


Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
349.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
461.10 mi

Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl

Displacement
2.5L/150

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33

Clutch Size
8.86 in

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.3 qts

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
95.4 ft³

Front Head Room
39.8 in

Front Leg Room
43.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.5 in

Front Hip Room
51.6 in

Second Head Room
39.8 in

Second Leg Room
33.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.6 in

Second Hip Room
51.6 in

Wheelbase
99.4 in

Length, Overall
176.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
68.3 in

Height, Overall
65.0 in

Track Width, Front
58.9 in

Track Width, Rear
58.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.1 in

Rear Door Opening Height
32.8 in

Rear Door Opening Width
38.4 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
67.6 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
37.8 in

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
53.25 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
37.0 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
33.7 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
68.6 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
30.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3140 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2400 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2400 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
32 mm

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
32 mm

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.83 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.67 in

Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16

Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
37.4 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.6 x 0.94 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
9.0 x 1.40 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.9 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.5L SOHC SMPI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine

I-Active valve lift system

Electronic throttle control (ETC)

5-speed manual transmission w/OD & "Hill Holder" system

Viscous-coupling locking center differential

Continuous All-wheel drive

HD raised independent front/rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bar

P215/60HR16 mud & snow tires

16" x 6.5" 5-spoke styled steel wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Front disc/rear drum brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)

Roof rails w/crossbars

Aluminum-alloy hood

Body color body-side cladding & bumpers

Multi-reflector fog lights

Automatic-off halogen headlamps

Daytime running lights

Pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper/washer w/de-icer

Cloth seat trim

Front bucket seats w/active head restraints

Driver seat height & lumbar adjusters

60/40 split fold down rear bench seat w/head restraints on all seating positions, armrest

Multi-functional center console box-inc: sliding armrest, auxiliary pwr outlet, dual cup holders

Front passenger seatback pocket

Carpeted floor mats

Tilt steering column

Instrumentation-inc: digital dual-mode trip odometer, ambient temp gauge

Pwr windows-inc: driver-side one-touch down, illuminated switches

Pwr door locks-inc: illuminated switches

Remote keyless entry w/audible confirmation

Cruise control

Security system

Air conditioning

Air filtration system

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers

Tricot cloth visors w/dual covered vanity mirrors

Overhead console

Dome light w/delay feature

(2) rear retractable cup holders

Silver metallic interior accents

Cargo area inc: (2) utility bars, (2) grocery bag hooks, (4) tie-downs, (4) utility hooks

Cargo area cover

Rear 12-volt pwr outlet

City 22/hwy 29 (2.5L engine/5-speed manual trans)

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Dual-stage front airbags (SRS)

Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags (SRS)

3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts w/pretensioners & force limiters, height adjustable shoulder belt anchors

3-point rear seatbelts w/height-adjustable outboard anchors

LATCH rear child safety seat anchors

Daytime running lights

Collapsible pedal system

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
ALASKA DELIVERY
$150

 
BEIGE INTERIOR COLOR
$0

 
GRAY INTERIOR COLOR
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP 1B
$302

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP 1C
$302

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP 1E
$302

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP 1F
$302

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP 1G
$302

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP 1H
$302

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP 1I
$302

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP 2
$170

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP 3
$212

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP 4A
$298

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP 5A
$385

 
PREMIUM SOUND PKG 1
$944

 
PROTECTION GROUP
$698

 
16" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$659

 
LEATHER SHIFT KNOB
$61

 
CUSTOM TAILPIPE COVER
$42

 
ASPEN WHITE REAR SPOILER
$353

 
NEWPORT BLUE PEARL REAR SPOILER
$353

 
CHAMPAGNE GOLD OPAL REAR SPOILER
$353

 
URBAN GRAY METALLIC REAR SPOILER
$353

 
CRYSTAL GRAY METALLIC REAR SPOILER
$353

 
GARNET RED PEARL REAR SPOILER
$353

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK REAR SPOILER
$353

 
(2) SIDE CARGO NETS
$75

 
VERTICAL CARGO NET
$46

 
REAR SEATBACK CARGO NET
$46

 
AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR W/COMPASS
$183

 
AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR W/COMPASS & HOMELINK
$270

 
GRAY CARGO TRAY
$75

 
BEIGE CARGO TRAY
$75

 
CARGO BIN
$115

 
TRAILER HITCH
$299

 
CARGO AREA SPOTLIGHT
$45

 
6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER
$527

 
UPGRADED SPEAKERS
$145

 
TWEETER KIT
$102

 
SUBWOOFER & AMPLIFIER
$170

 
REAR DIFFERENTIAL PROTECTOR
$110

 
HOOD PROTECTOR
$105

 
REAR WINDOW DUST DEFLECTOR
$126

 
FRONT BUMPER UNDER GUARD
$357

 
REAR BUMPER COVER
$72

 
SECURITY SYSTEM SHOCK SENSOR
$115

 
NEWPORT BLUE PEARL SPLASH GUARDS
$155

 
CHAMPAGNE GOLD OPAL SPLASH GUARDS
$155

 
URBAN GRAY METALLIC SPLASH GUARDS
$155

 
CRYSTAL GRAY METALLIC SPLASH GUARDS
$155

 
GARNET RED PEARL SPLASH GUARDS
$155

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK SPLASH GUARDS
$155

 
ASPEN WHITE SPLASH GUARDS
$155

 
ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$55

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$42

 
SHORT THROW SHIFTER
$345

 
METAL PEDAL KIT
$187

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