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Average User Score
4.5 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 13 reviews
2008 Subaru Forester Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 13 reviews
Not much changed for the Subaru Forester compact SUV in 2008. You'll now find stability control as a standard feature on the turbocharged trims with automatic transmission. In addition, the 11 trims got some minor equipment adjustments.
When you differentiate between regular and turbocharged, keep in mind that the Forester has 2 engines: a 2.5-liter, 173-hp H4 model and a 2.5-liter, 224-hp H4 model. While you have your choice between a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission, all trims come with all-wheel drive. Cargo space comes out to 31 cubic feet with the rear seat up and 69 with the rear seat folded.
Overall, drivers like the 2008 Subaru Forester for its smooth handling, capable powertrain, and safety. On the other hand, things can get a little tight for passengers in the rear, and you get a bit more wind noise than you may have bargained for. While some see the Forester as a bit of an anachronism, this compact SUV delivers enough fun and functionality to stay competitive in today's demanding market.
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Subaru Forester Questions
Check Engine Light And Cruise Control Light
The Check Engine Light (steady) and the Cruise control light (flashing) came on randomly one day. When I fill my gas tank up the lights go off until I get a little below the 1/2 mark. I've heard thi...
Subaru 08 Right Hand Drive
I am driving a 2008 XT Forester 2.5L (with Turbo) - right hand drive. I am having an issue with my Transmission control unit that sends flashing signal on my dashboard. The sensor is WL31711AL080. I...
What Is The Black Belt That Is On Rear Tires And One Side Is Broken?
I have a 2008 Forrester with 70,000. miles is this serious? Can I drive?
My Subaru Squeaks Once It Hits 2500 Rpm But It Sounds Like It's Towards Bac...
Belts are all good and driving isn't different
Is It Ok To Drive When The Air Bag Light Is On Permanently?
The air bag light is on all the time, what does this mean?