2010 Subaru Forester User Reviews

2010 Subaru Forester Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 16 2010 Subaru Forester reviews.

Chantal writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
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5

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Does not feel so much like driving an SUV, and has a lot of get-up-and-go...even for an automatic!

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Nothing!

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Awesome Little Suv! — Love, love, love this car as my daily driver! After driving an STi for some time, was pleasantly surprised to see how much power this baby has! I love the look on some folks faces when an SUV kicks their butt!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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toyotaron writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Limited Review
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I love the AWD.

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Front seats are not very comfortable but there are butt warmers.  Car is rather underpowered.

toyotaron
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This Is A Good Choice For New England Winters. — This is a good choice for an all-around small car with AWD. It is a 2010 that I bought after a tree fell on us as we were driving home one day in our 2004 Forester. We felt that the 2004's strenght saved our lives.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Eric writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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4

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Its a subaru, and all wheel drive

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Too Quiet

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Subaru Forester — Family Lease, given to me for college, great car, proud to own a Subaru. Not the most powerful car but it can get going and it has great traction in any weather. Decent Gas mileage. Overall a really solid car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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spdjnke writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
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5

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Fantastic handling, comfortable and VERY spacious, absolutely love the recline ability for the back seats and a HUGE sunroof.

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Wish the car could be better insulated against road noise, also the dash could use some more thought to make it more technology savvy.

spdjnke
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Fantastic All Year Vehicle With A Very Spacious Interior! — I would have to say it's one of the most utiliarian vehicles that i've owned over the past years, this is our 3rd subaru so I can only say good things about reliability and over all performance and residual value. Best bang for your buck by any means. As for the down side I only have 1 gripe and that's the noise insulation from the road otherwise the vehicle would be perfect. Did someone say SNOW? ha!! never thought twice about going out even in a blizzard, as long as you put on snow tires, the Forester is UNSTOPPABLE!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Bob2534 writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
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Great body style and good interior.

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None

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Great Car. — Safe. Fun to drive. Not much interior noise going down the road. Great visibility.Purchasing the car from Walnut Creek was easy and pleasurable. Mo, our salesman, was great to deal with - Honest.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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BALLAN16 writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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Safety rating, Forward visibility.

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RATTLES, RATTLES, RATTLES

BALLAN16
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The Worst Car That I Have Ever Owned — This could be a good car, but it is a croaker. Build quality is appalling. I found out too late that Foresters (and Subarus generally) are plagued by rattles. Google "Rattles Subaru" for pages of hits. Mine is a class winner. Rattles everywhere which Dealer (Stealer) has acknowledged but not fixed. Fobbed off to Subaru which just does not care. BE WARNED AND DO NOT BUY.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jeffrey1084 writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
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Fun sporty drive, good mileage

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Rear seat do not lay back. Power must be on to roll up electric windows.

jeffrey1084
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Excellent Value — I looked at and drove everything in this class. I felt the Forester gave the best value for the money. It is roomy inside(I am 6'1" an don't need to have the drivers seat all the way back)The 2010 sits a few inches higher than older models and has a more small SUV look that the older "station wagon" style. It has an ample cargo space for day to day stuff even with the rear seats up. Good accneleration and handling on highway and city. I have drive the car just over 2000 miles already and my combined MPG is just under 25.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sarah5037 writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium Review
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Good for family/dog, lots of space

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Sometimes sluggish transmission

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Great Buy — A little bit of squeaking and the transmission can be sluggish. Lots of passenger/head room and dog-approved. Good gas mileage so far, well within the 20-26mpg range and closer to 26 even with city-driving.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mark writes:
2010 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Premium Review
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engine sound, seating position

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who uses a 6-CD changer anymore???

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I Have More People Stop Me And Ask About The Car Than Any Car I've Owned. — Great car for winter driving. My previous car was a Honda Pilot and this car is a bit smaller, but more comfortable seating position. The first thing that you notice from the interior is the view of the intercooler intake. Very cool. The car is awesome in any sketchy weather, rain or snow. The 2.5l boxer with the turbo is music to the ears for engine lovers.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Melissa2336 writes:
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It is the perfect size, excellent in the snow and in all weather, fun to drive, great looking, fuel efficient, and affordable

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Once in a while the car fails to start right away regardless of temperature. This is my 4th Subaru and they've all done it w/o explaination or a discerable reason. Dealership diagnostics do not pick it up. There is no record of it and it seems that no one believes me!!v

Melissa2336
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Overall I Love This Car. — I absolutely love the Forester in general, however I do wish you could order some of the features separately. I think the moonroof should come standard on all Forester models without having to have anything else added. The car is energetic (especially w manual transmission: I'd never buy an automatic).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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