2009 Subaru Forester Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Sirius-ready satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 4 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.3 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: alloy · Dash trim: alloy · Floor Mats: front
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders rear, front, · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V, 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front, rear · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, sunglasses holder, in dash, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 6
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Center differential: viscous · Limited slip differential: rear
Exterior Features Door handle color: black · Mirror color: black
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Trip computer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: tire fill alert
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Headlights: Auto off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: flat · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: coil over shock, gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: steel
Wheels Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: fixed intermittent, with washer · Solar-tinted glass
Price $19,995 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 170 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$19,995
Invoice$18,913

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
27MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
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 170 hp H4
Power 170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 170 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.9 gal
Front Legroom43.1 in
Back Legroom38 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length179.5 in
Width79 in
Height65.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume33.5 cu ft
Standard Payload1,010 lbs
Maximum Payload1,230 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
A brand-new redesign greets the 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X, with a longer 103-inch wheelbase and a new stiffer platform. The powertrain remains the same, however - a 2.5-liter, 170-hp f... Read More
A brand-new redesign greets the 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X, with a longer 103-inch wheelbase and a new stiffer platform. The powertrain remains the same, however - a 2.5-liter, 170-hp flat-4 engine that gets 170 ft-lbs of torque at 4,400 RPM. It's paired with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission. A new rear double wisbhone and Macpherson strut front suspension supports the 2009 Forester 2.5 X, which rides on 16-inch wheels with all-season tires. New Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive comes with a mechanical center differential and performs well on slippery roads and in snow.
The Forester seats four in two rows. Rear seats split-fold 60/40 with a folding armrest. Reclining seats are optional. The cargo hold starts at 31 and increases to 69 cubic feet with the seats down, and comes with tie-downs and a power outlet. Standard features include power windows, locks, and mirrors, remote entry, cruise control, tilt and power steering, a 4-speaker CD player with MP3 input jack, intermittent front and rear wipers, a trip computer, and a compass and temperature display. New for 2009 is an optional touchscreen navigation system that comes with video jacks to attach gaming devices. Satellite radio, remote start, a cargo net, and a retractable rear tray are other options.
Safety-wise, the 2009 Forester excels. It gets standard traction and stability control this year, along with new side curtain airbags. These join 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist, dual front-side airbags with passenger deactivation, and rollover sensors. On manual versions, an Incline Start Assist is also standard, to prevent rollbacks. An auto-dimming rearview mirror is available, as are splash guards, a rear spoiler, a sport grille, and a tow hitch.
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: jack · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Sirius-ready satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 4 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.3 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: alloy · Dash trim: alloy · Floor Mats: front
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders rear, front, · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V, 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front, rear · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, sunglasses holder, in dash, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 6
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Center differential: viscous · Limited slip differential: rear
Exterior Features Door handle color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Trip computer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: tire fill alert
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Headlights: Auto off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass · Roof rails
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: flat · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: coil over shock, gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: fixed intermittent, with washer · Solar-tinted glass
Price $22,495 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 170 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$22,495
Invoice$21,171

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
27MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

2.5L 170 hp H4
Power 170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 170 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.9 gal
Front Legroom43.1 in
Back Legroom38 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length179.5 in
Width79 in
Height66.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume30.8 cu ft
Standard Payload1,000 lbs
Maximum Payload1,120 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
The 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium falls in between the 2.5 X and the L.L. Bean Edition. It expands standard features by offering a power sunroof, wheel-mounted cruise and audio con... Read More
The 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium falls in between the 2.5 X and the L.L. Bean Edition. It expands standard features by offering a power sunroof, wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, larger 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, a tire monitor, and reclining rear seats with an armrest that doubles as a storage compartment. The crossover SUV gets a new platform and new double wishbone rear suspension, along with added length and width that helps when cornering. The all-wheel-drive system has also been revamped to more intuitively distribute torque where needed. The 2.5-liter flat-4 engine gets 170 hp and 170 ft-lbs of torque at 4,400 RPM and is paired with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic.
4-wheel disc and ABS brakes come with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution. Manual models get extra help with a hill start assist program. Electronic stability control, traction control, and rollover sensors keep the 2009 Forester 2.5 X Premium steady. Dual front-side and new side curtain airbags for both rows come with front passenger airbag deactivation. An auto-dimming rearview mirror and foglights can be added. Other standard features include a full power setup, remote entry, a trip computer, a CD player with MP3 jack, a compass and temperature readout, a security system, and intermittent front and rear wipers.
Rear seats split-fold 60/40, expanding the 31-cubic-foot cargo area to 69 cubic feet. There is also a roof rack that can be equipped with optional cross bars. Two 12-volt power outlets up front and one in the cargo area add extra convenience. A touchscreen navigation system is newly optional this year, joining other add-ons such as satellite radio, a tow hitch, leather and alloy accents, rear and underbody front spoilers, a cargo net, a short-throw shifter, and a sport grille.
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: single disc, 6 disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Sirius-ready satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.3 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: alloy · Dash trim: alloy · Floor Mats: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover retractable, · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders rear, front, · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V, 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front, rear · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, sunglasses holder, in dash, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 10
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Center differential: viscous
Exterior Features Door handle color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
In Car Entertainment Video system: auxiliary audio/video input
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Trip computer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: tire fill alert
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass · Roof rails
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: flat · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: coil over shock, gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear wiper: fixed intermittent
Price $25,995 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 170 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$25,995
Invoice$24,330

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

2.5L 170 hp H4
Power 170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 170 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.9 gal
Front Legroom43.1 in
Back Legroom38 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length179.5 in
Width79 in
Height66.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume30.8 cu ft
Standard Payload945 lbs
Maximum Payload1,120 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
Combining high-end comfort with functionality and versatility, the 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition adds plenty of luxury items to this revamped SUV crossover. Along with fu... Read More
Combining high-end comfort with functionality and versatility, the 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition adds plenty of luxury items to this revamped SUV crossover. Along with full power features, a trip computer, and cruise control, the L.L. Bean improves on the Premium by offering a standard 10-way power driver's seat, heated front seats and mirrors, leather upholstery and leather and alloy trim up front, and a 6-CD changer with MP3 playback and an MP3 jack. Also on hand are wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls. Rear seats now recline and come with an armrest that hides a storage compartment. A compass and temperature display, intermittent front and rear wipers, tilt and power steering, a security system, and remote entry are other standard features.
On the safety side, the 2009 Forester 2.5 X L.L. Bean adds foglights, a tire monitor, and larger 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires. Traction and stability control, rollover sensors, dual front-side and side curtain airbags for both rows, and 4-wheel ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist help earn top safety ratings. The newly designed Symmetrical All-Wheel drive comes with a mechanical center differential and 8.9 inches of ground clearance. It is backed by a 2.5-liter, 16-valve, 170-hp horizontal four-cylinder engine that gets 170 ft-lbs of torque. A 4-speed shiftable automatic is the only transmission. The cargo area comes with tie-downs and a power outlet and holds up to 69 cubic feet with the 60/40 split-folding seats down. For the L.L. Bean, a roof rack is also standard.
Add-ons include a new touchscreen navigation system with video jacks, satellite radio, remote start, a cargo net, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. On the outside, you can add a rear spoiler, roof crossbars, a tow hitch, and splash guards.
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: jack · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Sirius-ready satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.3 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: alloy · Dash trim: alloy · Floor Mats: front · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover retractable, · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders rear, front, · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V, 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front, rear · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, sunglasses holder, in dash, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 10
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Center differential: viscous · Limited slip differential: rear
Exterior Features Door handle color: chrome · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Mirror color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
In Car Entertainment Video system: auxiliary audio/video input
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Trip computer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: tire fill alert
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass · Roof rails
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: flat · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: coil over shock, gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: fixed intermittent, with washer
Price $25,995 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 170 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$25,995
Invoice$24,330

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
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 170 hp H4
Power 170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 170 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.9 gal
Front Legroom43.1 in
Back Legroom38 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length179.5 in
Width79 in
Height66.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume33.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,120 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: jack · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Sirius-ready satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.3 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: alloy · Dash trim: alloy · Floor Mats: front
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders rear, front, · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V, 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front, rear · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, sunglasses holder, in dash, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 6
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Center differential: viscous · Limited slip differential: rear
Exterior Features Door handle color: chrome · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Hood scoop · Mirror color: body-color · Rear spoiler color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Trip computer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: tire fill alert
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto off · Tail and brake lights: LED rear center brakelight
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass · Roof rails
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: flat · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: coil over shock, gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: fixed intermittent, with washer · Solar-tinted glass
Price $26,195 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 224 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$26,195
Invoice$24,557

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

2.5L 224 hp H4
Power 224 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 226 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.9 gal
Front Legroom43.1 in
Back Legroom38 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length179.5 in
Width79 in
Height66.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume30.8 cu ft
Standard Payload1,000 lbs
Maximum Payload1,085 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
The 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT features the turbo engine in this redesigned crossover SUV's lineup. The turbocharged 2.7-liter, 16-valve DOHC flat-4 delivers 224 hp and has been rework... Read More
The 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT features the turbo engine in this redesigned crossover SUV's lineup. The turbocharged 2.7-liter, 16-valve DOHC flat-4 delivers 224 hp and has been reworked to get 226 ft-lbs of torque at a low 2,800 RPM. This engine comes only with a 4-speed shiftable automatic. A front hood scoop and rear spoiler distinguish the XT from the X trims. Three extra inches in the wheelbase increase cargo room, and nearly two extra inches in width improve handling, as do a new stiffer platform and rear double wishbone suspension.
Features are similar to those of the 2.5 X L.L. Bean (without the leather) and include power windows, locks, and mirrors, remote entry, a sunroof, wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, a trip computer, and a 6-CD changer with MP3 input jack. A compass and temperature display, three power outlets, and front and rear intermittent wipers provide added convenience. The 2009 Forester 2.5 XT seats four in two rows, with reclining rear seats that also split-fold 60/40. The cargo space starts at 31 cubic feet and moves to 69 with back seats down, and a roof rack adds more space, along with numerous storage compartments.
The automatic all-wheel-drive system has been improved for 2009. Traction and stability control, 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes with brake assist, rollover sensors, and dual front-side and side curtain airbags for both rows continue to uphold Subaru's safety reputation. Also part of the 2.5 XT package are a tire monitor, 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, and foglights. An auto-dimming rearview mirror costs extra. A cargo net and tray are available, along with more enhanced features, such as a navigation system, remote start, and satellite radio. Other options include leather and alloy trim, a tow hitch, and a front underbody spoiler.
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Auxiliary audio input: jack · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Sirius-ready satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.3 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Center console trim: alloy · Dash trim: alloy · Floor Mats: front · Foot pedal trim: aluminum · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders rear, front, · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V, 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front, rear · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, sunglasses holder, in dash, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 10
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Center differential: viscous
Exterior Features Door handle color: chrome · Hood scoop · Mirror color: body-color · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
In Car Entertainment Video system: auxiliary audio/video input
Instrumentation External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Trip computer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: tire fill alert
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Center armrest · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass · Roof rails
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: flat · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: coil over shock, gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: fixed intermittent
Price $28,195 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 224 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$28,195
Invoice$26,384

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
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 224 hp H4
Power 224 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 226 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.9 gal
Front Legroom43.1 in
Back Legroom38 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length179.5 in
Width79 in
Height66.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume30.8 cu ft
Standard Payload1,000 lbs
Maximum Payload1,065 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
Upgrading from the 2.5 XT, the 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited classes up this family utility vehicle with leather upholstery, heated front seats and mirrors, a 10-way power driver'... Read More
Upgrading from the 2.5 XT, the 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited classes up this family utility vehicle with leather upholstery, heated front seats and mirrors, a 10-way power driver's seat, and leather trim on the steering wheel and shifter. Together with full power features, remote entry, wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, a 6-CD changer with MP3 jack, and power sunroof, the riding experience is comfortable and pleasant. Intermittent front and rear wipers, a trip computer, three power outlets, and a compass and temperature display round out the standard features.
Equipped with automatic Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, and 8.9 inches of ground clearance, the 2009 Forester 2.5 XT Limited always feels surefooted. The 2.5-liter, 224-hp DOHC flat-four turbo engine delivers 226 ft-lbs of torque at a new low RPM of 2,800. It is paired with a 4-speed automatic and comes with a large hood scoop and rear spoiler. Standard 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes come with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution. Traction and stability control, rollover sensors, and dual front-side and new side curtain airbags add extra security. A tire monitor and foglights are also standard.
Inside, you'll find increased legroom and the added feature of reclining rear seats with a fold-down armrest that hides a storage compartment. The 31-cubic-foot trunk expands to 69 and features tie-downs, with the option to add a cargo net and tray. A roof rack is also standard and can be equipped with crossbars. Also available as options are remote start, satellite radio, a navigation system with video jacks for gaming devices, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a trailer hitch, and a sport grille.
2.5X Touring
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.