2006 Subaru Forester Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2006 Subaru Forester against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XReview
Antonie writes:
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Subaru Forester — Great car! I amazed some serious Jeep fans in the sands of Mosambiek - comment: how did you get up here? In that!? Great buy, serious reliability and a fun drive. Good boot space, and although the handgear is fun, automatic works better on sand and mud. Looks is "understated elegance", the new edition has more in that department.

Pros: Great all-rounder

Cons: Low range not low enough for real off-road

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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XReview
Bruce writes:
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2nd Time Owner And Still Love It. — The best car I have owner for reliability, performs great, economical compared to the v8 I used to own.

Pros: everything is great

Cons: a bit small for 6 foot 3 person but managable

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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean EditionReview
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My Dream Car - How I Miss It! — It's like they say, better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. That is literally how I fell about this car. When I was driving it the slogan "Love, it's what makes a Subaru a Subaru" always used to pop into my head because I truly LOVED this car. And I miss it so much. I wish I still had it. I feel so bad about it's fateful end. But at the same time it saved my boyfriend's life and I am so grateful for that. More than once actually. The functionality cannot be beat. And the reliability... wow. I didn't know you could buy a used car that is so reliable. Damn... still makes me sad to think that it's gone... and that now I have a car that's reliability does not even touch my Subie's. RIP my friend.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I LOVED this car. Drives and handles like a car in a compact SUV body. Functional in so many ways, from cargo space to room for my dog and snowboards. The features are so great! The heated leather seats are great, and the sun/moon roof is huge and fantastic. The LL Bean is the way to go. The wood accents look really nice and give a luxurious feel. But the car has sufficient power to be a fun drive too! And with the black paint and dark tinted windows it didn't look like a mommy wagon as some might think. I miss this car. SO RELIABLE! NEVER had ONE issue with this car. Just great.

Cons: Really not many. If I wanted to be picky I'd say give it 6 cylinders instead of 4, with the same size. The handling for an SUV is great, but I also drove an Outback of the same year and it had better handling and power. But man, what a functional, efficient and most of all reliable car!

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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
Guru55BHN says:
This is the best vehicle ever and so fun to dive. It has a Turbo engine and 5-speed manual transmission. It is sad that Subaru no longer offers a Forester with the Turbo and manual. There is no driving experience with an automatic.
vs2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD
2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited winning categories:
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Family Car Ranked 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD worse.
"It is a safer car."
Would Buy Ranked 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD worse.
"It has a manual transmission with a Turbo engine. "
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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
Heather says:
Really link how vehicle handled. Excellent room and cargo area
vs2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Wagon AWD
2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X winning categories:
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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
StanLini says:
Vehicle is sporty and drives very well in all conditions.
vs2006 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD
2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X winning categories:
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Looks/Style Ranked 2006 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD worse.
"Sportier Look and Drive terrain."
Back Seats Ranked 2006 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD worse.
"Close call but more storage space"
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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited Review
Trent says:
same as 2.5x just with tyrbo and a few bells and whistles
vs2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited
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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
Marnie says:
vs2006 Toyota RAV4 Base
2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X winning categories:
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Family Car Ranked 2006 Toyota RAV4 Base worse.
"Better price, very reliable."
Value Ranked 2006 Toyota RAV4 Base worse.
"Lower price tag, more options and features."
2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
Guru197Q3 says:
Recently purchased found through car gurus very happy comfortable good power i really like it
vs2006 Toyota RAV4 Base AWD
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Back Seats Ranked 2006 Toyota RAV4 Base AWD worse.
"More roomy"
Would Buy Ranked 2006 Toyota RAV4 Base AWD worse.
"Liked the ride much better more solid car"
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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Review
Trent says:
great car.
vs2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited
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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9K695R

It is a outback that I bought. Subaru outback limited. Excellent car!- well pleased with it so far. Has all the bells and whistle‘s that you need, lots of very good technology also. I highly would rec... Read More

Review By Guru9KL5N9

Easy access and good safety features, and good gas mileage Read More

2021 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9NRGJH

Its priced way to high I can buy a 2022 for the price there asking Read More

Review By Rowell

Great in winter driving and reliable to maintain Also Read More

2020 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By elmcpa

Has a good ride. Loaded with safety features. Read More

Review By Stokesbio

Loaded with safety features and drives great. I highly recommend. Read More

2019 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9K5MNF

The dark line I. The windshield is caused by your lights. I had my new forester 5 days. I could not drive at night. The lights point below your hood instead of radiating upwards. Brutal going downh... Read More

Review By Guru9L13M7

The cars too big for me but looks like a nice vehicle. Happy to have it this coming winter! Read More

2018 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9187RS

Ive only had the car for a day but I love it so far! Read More

Review By Guru9SVSND

I bought the car! I love it...as advertised, the car is beautiful, inside and out!!! Id definitely come back to CarGurus in the future... Read More

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