2006 Subaru Forester Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front, front with head protection chambers
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: drum
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo cover · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, seatback, grocery bag holder
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Center differential · Limited slip differential: center
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Stability and Traction Hill Ascent Assist
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $22,420 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 173 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$22,420
Invoice$20,452

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
27MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.5L 173 hp H4
Power 173 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 166 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom43.6 in
Back Legroom33.7 in
Wheelbase99.4 in
Length176.6 in
Width68.3 in
Height62.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume32 cu ft
Standard Payload1,060 lbs
Maximum Payload1,060 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
The base model SUV gets some more power in the 2006 Subaru Forester 2.5X, along with a restyled front end and body-colored bumpers. An extra 8-horsepower means the 2.5-liter, flat-4 en... Read More
The base model SUV gets some more power in the 2006 Subaru Forester 2.5X, along with a restyled front end and body-colored bumpers. An extra 8-horsepower means the 2.5-liter, flat-4 engine is now rated at 173-hp with either a standard 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic. The compact SUV features two rows of seating, with a 60/40 split-fold rear that expands the cargo area to 58 cubic feet.
Equipped well, the 2006 Forester 2.5X includes power locks, windows, and mirrors, cruise control, fog lights, intermittent front and rear wipers, overhead and front consoles, keyless entry, a security system, and eight cupholders. A rear spoiler, leather trim, alloy wheels, and a tow hitch are extra options. All-wheel drive is standard, as is ABS and dual front and side airbags. There is also a passenger airbag sensor. Roof rails provide extra storage options. Owners love the ride height, cargo capacity, and car-like handling of the 2006 Forester 2.5X. Limited rear legroom seems to be the major complaint.
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front, front with head protection chambers
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo cover · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, seatback, grocery bag holder
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Center differential · Limited slip differential: rear, center
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close · Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Stability and Traction Hill Ascent Assist
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $24,770 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 173 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$24,770
Invoice$22,569

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
27MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.5L 173 hp H4
Power 173 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 166 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom43.6 in
Back Legroom33.7 in
Wheelbase99.4 in
Length176.6 in
Width68.3 in
Height62.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume32 cu ft
Standard Payload1,045 lbs
Maximum Payload1,045 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
The 2006 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium is a gussied up base model, featuring more creature comforts in an already well-equipped compact SUV. It features standard all-wheel drive, ABS br... Read More
The 2006 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium is a gussied up base model, featuring more creature comforts in an already well-equipped compact SUV. It features standard all-wheel drive, ABS brakes, dual front and side airbags, and a 2.5-liter, flat-4 engine that gets a boost to 173-hp this year. The 2.5X Premium comes with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed auto tran.
The Premium adds to the base model most of what comes on the turbo XT. This includes a power driver's seat, a sunroof, heated seats, and automatic climate control. It also features limited slip differential. This is in addition to the cruise control, temperature display, security system, intermittent rear and front wipers, heated mirrors and the all-new turn signals incorporated into the mirrors. The cargo area offers tie-downs, a cover, and light. The all-wheel drive always gets high marks from 2006 Forester 2.5X Premium owners, as does its tight and easy handling. Owners wish it had better gas mileage and more rear legroom. They also say the ride can feel a bit harsh at times.
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front, front with head protection chambers
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: wood, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather, wood
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo cover · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, seatback, grocery bag holder
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Center differential · Limited slip differential: rear, center
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close · Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather/cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Leveling: self leveling suspension · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $27,520 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 173 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$27,520
Invoice$25,001

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.5L 173 hp H4
Power 173 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 166 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom43.6 in
Back Legroom33.7 in
Wheelbase99.4 in
Length176.6 in
Width68.3 in
Height62.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume32 cu ft
Standard Payload955 lbs
Maximum Payload955 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
The 2006 Subaru Forester 2.5X L.L. Bean Edition is a dressed up version of the all-wheel drive compact SUV. The Forester is popular for its cargo versatility, excellent handling and pe... Read More
The 2006 Subaru Forester 2.5X L.L. Bean Edition is a dressed up version of the all-wheel drive compact SUV. The Forester is popular for its cargo versatility, excellent handling and performance, and its SUV-like height and heft. The 2006 L.L. Bean Edition has the new 2.5-liter, 173-hp flat-4 engine, but comes only with the 4-speed automatic transmission.
Some of the standard features it adds to the base model 2.5X include leather and wood trim for the steering wheel, a power driver's seat, a self-leveling suspension, heated front seats, a sunroof, and leather and cloth upholstery. It is more upscale, aimed at high-end drivers who also enjoy the outdoors. Cargo tie-downs, a grocery bag holder, and several consoles and nets provide a wide array of storage options. A peppy engine makes this a fun drive, even if it's not really meant for off-roading. Subaru's safety and reliability record are other highlights. A cramped backseat and bland styling are some drawbacks.
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front, front with head protection chambers
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · 1 subwoofer
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo cover · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, seatback, grocery bag holder
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Center differential · Limited slip differential: rear, center
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass, one-touch open/close · Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside
Stability and Traction Hill Ascent Assist
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires · Spare tire size: full-size non-matching
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $28,520 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 230 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$28,520
Invoice$26,005

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.5L 230 hp H4
Power 230 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 235 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15 gal
Front Legroom43.6 in
Back Legroom33.7 in
Wheelbase99.4 in
Length176.6 in
Width68.3 in
Height62.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume29.6 cu ft
Standard Payload1,050 lbs
Maximum Payload1,050 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
A little more horsepower goes into the 2006 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Limited this year. Up 20 from last year, the compact SUV now gets 230-hp with its turbocharged 2.5-liter, DOHC flat-4 ... Read More
A little more horsepower goes into the 2006 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Limited this year. Up 20 from last year, the compact SUV now gets 230-hp with its turbocharged 2.5-liter, DOHC flat-4 engine. It comes with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is standard on all Foresters, as well as ABS brakes and dual front and side airbags. The turbo model has also made improvements to its exhaust system, enhancing fuel economy along the way.
Standard features in the 2006 Forester 2.5XT include leather seats, sport gauges, a sunroof, overhead and front consoles (the latter flips into the back row, revealing cupholders), power features, a power driver's seat, heated seats, daytime running lights, fog lights, and cruise control. The cargo area provides tie-downs and a cover. A rear spoiler, universal remote, and tow hitch are optional. Owners love the expert handling and all-wheel drive performance of the 2006 Forester 2.5XT. The extra turbo power is also good. Downsides include limited rear legroom and so-so gas mileage.
2.5XS
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.
2.5XT
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.