2016 Subaru Forester  -  $31,645


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $31,645
Base Invoice: $29,635
Destination Charge: $850
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr CVT 2.5i Touring PZEV
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 27 | City: 24 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: 2.5i Touring
Transmission: Transmission: Lineartronic CVT
Engine: Engine: 2.5L 4 Cyl DOHC 16V w/VVT

Pros

All-wheel-drive, practical, good mix of fuel efficiency and performance, good ground clearance, improved interior space


Value Writeup

The Subaru Forester has always been a great compromise between the practicality of a small hatchback or station wagon and the capabilities of an SUV. The Forester comes standard with all-wheel-drive, unlike most of its competition. Base-model Foresters perform similarly to competitors from Ford and Mazda, while turbocharged versions offer significantly more power, resulting in surprisingly sprightly performance. On-road handling is also a step above what is generally offered in this segment. The Forester starts at just over $22,000.


Model Highlights

The 2016 Subaru Forester comes in a variety of different trims powered by one of two engines. The base engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder making 170 hp. This engine is offered with a choice two transmissions -- a 6-speed manual or a continuously variable unit. The optional, turbocharged engine displaces 2.0L and makes a very healthy 250 hp. The turbocharged engine is only available with a continuously variable transmission, though the CVT does have a mode where it imitates a traditional manual, allowing upshifts and downshifts via paddles on the steering column.

2.5i Foresters come in four trims, Base, Premium, Limited and Touring. Base trims are stripped of most luxury features but still feature a tilting and telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, a sunglass holder, a 4-speaker stereo with MP3 capabilities, a 4.3-inch color multi-function display, and a rear backup camera. Premium models get a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, reclining rear seats, and a 6-speaker stereo. Limited models come standard with the CVT transmission and with leather seating. Heated front seats, a power liftgate, fog lights, a rear spoiler and heated mirrors are also standard equipment on Limited model Foresters. Top-of-the-line Touring models feature everything from the Limited trim plus a navigation system, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and 18-inch wheels.

Forester 2.0XT models come in two trims: Premium and Touring. Both get the more powerful 250-hp engine, better brakes and more aggressive styling than 2.5i models, highlighted by the front fascia and 18-inch wheels. The Touring and Premium models are otherwise similarly equipped to their 2.5i namesakes.

Accident avoidance is covered by several safety systems. Anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control are standard, but all Foresters other than the Base model benefit from a rear backup camera. Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel-drive system is of course standard across all model ranges. Passive safety equipment includes several airbags, including knee and side curtain airbags and a rollover sensor. Keyless entry and an engine immobilizer are also standard.


Model News

2016 sees the introduction of Subaru's STARLINK system, providing hands free connectivity and entertainment systems. Practically speaking, this means an improved stereo across the entire Forester line, along with a suite of optional safety features. Premium, Limited and Touring trims are now available with the STARLINK Safety Plus package, which includes emergency assistance, roadside assistance and a diagnostics system. A plus version of the same package adds a stolen vehicle recovery system, a vehicle locator and remote locking and unlocking functions.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5

EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG

Cruising Range - City
381.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
508.80 mi

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4

Displacement
2.5 L/152

Fuel System
Sequential MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4100

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 - 0.61

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
103.3 ft³

Front Head Room
40 in

Front Leg Room
43 in

Front Shoulder Room
57 in

Front Hip Room
53.9 in

Second Head Room
37.5 in

Second Leg Room
38 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.5 in

Second Hip Room
53 in

Wheelbase
103.9 in

Length, Overall
180.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in

Height, Overall
68.2 in

Track Width, Front
60.9 in

Track Width, Rear
61.1 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.7 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
71.9 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
37.1 in

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
45.9 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
42.2 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
31.9 in

Liftover Height
28.6 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
68.5 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
31.5 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
31.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3444 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Maximum Trailering Capacity
1500 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Front Tire Size
P225/55HR18

Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 X 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.6 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.9 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V162000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 20, 2016

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER

Potential Number of Units Affected
18187

Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 WRX vehicles manufactured April 10, 2015, to October 21, 2015, and Forester 2.0XT vehicles manufactured April 10, 2015, to October 20, 2015. The turbocharger air intake duct may crack and possibly result in an engine stall.

Consequence
An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the turbocharger air intake duct, and replace it as necessary, free of charge, depending on the lot number found on the duct. The recall began April 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTA-62.

Dates of Manufacture
MAY 31, 2015 to OCT 19, 2015

Manufacturer Recall No.
WTA-62

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
16.9%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

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, X-mode and hill descent control (HDC)

3.70 Axle Ratio

GVWR: 4,480 lbs

Full-Time All-Wheel Drive

Battery w/Run Down Protection

900# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Steering

15.9 Gal. Fuel Tank

Single 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, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Wheels: 18" Alloy

Tires: P225/55R18 97H 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 Door Handles

Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Chrome Bodyside Insert and Black Bodyside Cladding

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster

Deep Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park

Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels

Grille w/Chrome Bar

Lip Spoiler

Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Roof Rack Rails Only

Front Fog Lamps

Perimeter/Approach Lights

Fully Automatic Aero-Composite High Intensity Low Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps

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, Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free text messaging connectivity, iPod control capability, iTunes tagging capability, rear-vision camera, SiriusXM satellite radio (subscription required), smartphone integration: AHA, Pandora and MirrorLink, Starlink cloud applications: calender, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, music player, news and weather, dual USB port, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack, 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/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls

Automatic Equalizer

harman/kardon 440W Amp & Speaker System -inc: 8 speakers

2 LCD Monitors In The Front

Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver's seat w/power lumbar support and driver and passenger front seat back pocket

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

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: Power Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Full Cloth Headliner

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents

Leatherette Door Trim Insert

Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob

Perforated Leather-Trimmed 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

Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch

Cargo Features -inc: Cargo Tray/Organizer

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power Door Locks

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down

Systems Monitor

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Digital/Analog Display

Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Seats w/Leatherette Back Material

Sliding Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

3 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

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

 
BASE MODEL
$0

 
EYESIGHT & NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$1,395

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
JASMINE GREEN METALLIC
$0

 
BURNISHED BRONZE METALLIC
$0

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
QUARTZ BLUE PEARL
$0

 
VENETIAN RED PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL WHITE PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK SILICA
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GRAY, PERFORATED LEATHER-TRIMMED UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
BLACK, PERFORATED LEATHER-TRIMMED UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
RADIO: SUBARU STARLINK 7.0" MULTIMEDIA NAV SYSTEM
$0

 
DESTINATION SURCHARGE: ALASKA
$150

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$0

 
BATTERY WARMER
$0

 
TRAILER HITCH
$0

 
ALLOY WHEEL LOCK KIT
$0

 
FRONT BUMPER UNDERGUARD
$0

 
4-PIECE BUMPER CORNER MOLDING KIT
$0

 
REAR BUMPER COVER
$0

 
REAR BUMPER PROTECTOR
$0

 
BURNISHED BRONZE BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$0

 
JASMINE GREEN BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$0

 
SIDE WINDOW DEFLECTORS
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK SILICA BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$0

 
SATIN WHITE PEARL BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$0

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$0

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$0

 
QUARTZ BLUE PEARL BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$0

 
VENETIAN RED BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$0

 
GUNMETAL SPORT GRILLE TRIM
$0

 
EXTERIOR AUTO DIMMING MIRROR W/APPROACH LIGHTING
$0

 
SUNSHADE
$0

 
MOONROOF AIR DEFLECTOR
$0

 
SPLASH GUARD KIT
$0

 
REAR BUMPER UNDERGUARD
$0

 
CAR COVER
$0

 
CAR COVER BAG
$0

 
HITCH MOUNTED BIKE CARRIER
$0

 
ROOF MOUNTED SINGLE BIKE CARRIER
$0

 
REAR SEAT BACK PROTECTOR
$0

 
SMART ENGINE START
$0

 
STI PEDAL PAD KIT - AT
$0

 
AUTO-DIM MIRROR COMPASS
$0

 
AUTO DIM MIRROR W/COMPASS & HOMELINK
$0

 
RED FOOTWELL ILLUMINATION KIT
$0

 
BLUE FOOTWELL ILLUMINATION KIT
$0

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$0

 
SEAT BACK CARGO NET
$0

 
SIDE CARGO NET (QTY 2)
$0

 
VERTICAL CARGO NET
$0

 
CARGO ORGANIZER
$0

 
COMPARTMENT SEPARATOR (FOR MOONROOF)
$0

 
LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT COVER W/POWER REAR GATE
$0

 
AERO CROSS BAR SET
$0

 
ROUND CROSS BAR SET
$0

 
AERO BARS BIKE/KAYAK/ROOF BSKT MOUNTING CLAMPS
$0

 
AERO CROSS BARS SKI CARRIER MOUNTING CLAMPS
$0

 
FORK-MOUNTED BIKE CARRIER
$0

 
FRONT WHEEL HOLDER
$0

 
HEAVY DUTY ROOF CARGO BASKET W/MOUNTING CLAMPS
$0

 
KAYAK CARRIER
$0

 
ROOF CARGO CARRIER
$0

 
EXTENDED ROOF CARGO CARRIER
$0

 
6 PAIR SKI CARRIER FOR AERO CROSS BARS
$0

 
SKI ATTACHMENT LIFT KIT
$0

 
110 POWER OUTLET KIT
$0

 
ANTI-SLIP MAT
$0

 
BLACK ASH TRAY
$0

 
ASH TRAY HOLDER
$0

 
CIGARETTE LIGHTER
$0

 
FRONT SIDE SILL PLATE
$0

 
SECURITY SYSTEM SHOCK SENSOR
$0

 
BURNISHED BRONZE PROTECTION PACKAGE
$740

 
JASMINE GREEN PROTECTION PACKAGE
$740

 
CRYSTAL BLACK SILICA PROTECTION PACKAGE
$740

 
CRYSTAL WHITE PEARL PROTECTION PACKAGE
$740

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC PROTECTION PACKAGE
$740

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC PROTECTION PACKAGE
$740

 
QUARTZ BLUE PEARL PROTECTION PACKAGE
$740

 
VENETIAN RED PROTECTION PACKAGE
$740

 
POPULAR PACKAGE #1
$606

 
POPULAR PACKAGE #2
$681

 
PROTECTION PACKAGE #2
$601

 
RUGGED PACKAGE #2
$629

 
TRAILER HITCH
$607

 
WHEEL LOCK KIT (ALLOY WHEELS)
$76

 
FRONT BUMPER UNDERGUARD
$179

 
REAR BUMPER COVER
$96

 
BURNISHED BRONZE BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$262

 
CRYSTAL WHITE PEARL BODY SIDE MOLDING
$262

 
QUARTZ BLUE PEARL BODY SIDE MOLDING
$262

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$262

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$262

 
VENETIAN RED BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$262

 
CRYSTAL BLACK SILICA BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$262

 
GUNMETAL SPORT GRILLE TRIM
$462

 
INT & EXT AUTO DIMMING MIRROR W/APPROACH LIGHTING
$446

 
INT. & EXT. AUTO DIM MIRROR W/APPROACH LIGHTING
$521

 
SUNSHADE
$76

 
JASMINE GREEN BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$262

 
SPLASH GUARD KIT
$162

 
REAR BUMPER UNDERGUARD
$276

 
BURNISHED BRONZE DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$139

 
JASMINE GREEN DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$139

 
CRYSTAL BLACK SILICA DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$139

 
CRYSTAL WHITE PEARL DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$139

 
DARK GRAY DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$139

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$139

 
QUARTZ BLUE PEARL DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$139

 
VENETIAN RED PEARL DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$139

 
REAR SEAT BACK PROTECTOR
$90

 
REMOTE ENGINE STARTER - PUSH BUTTON
$454

 
STI PEDAL PAD KIT - AT
$170

 
AUTO-DIM MIRROR COMPASS
$210

 
AUTO DIM MIRROR W/COMPASS & HOMELINK
$285

 
RED INTERIOR ILLUMINATION KIT
$199

 
BLUE INTERIOR ILLUMINATION KIT
$199

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$81

 
SEAT BACK CARGO NET
$64

 
SIDE CARGO NET (QTY 2)
$72

 
VERTICAL CARGO NET
$67

 
COMPARTMENT SEPARATOR - FOR MOONROOF
$367

 
LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT COVER
$172

 
AERO CROSS BAR SET
$199

 
110 POWER OUTLET KIT
$406

 
FRONT SIDE SILL PLATE
$50

 
SECURITY SYSTEM SHOCK SENSOR (PERIMETER ALARM)
$196


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