2011 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: mast · 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 Armrests: rear center · Cargo area floor mat · Center console trim: simulated alloy · Dash trim: simulated alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Illuminated power window switches · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): in dash, center console · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, sunglasses holder, front seatback, grocery bag holder · Sun visors · 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 · Axle ratio: 4.11, 4.44 · Center differential: viscous · Limited slip differential: rear · Locking differential: center · Transfer Case: electronic
Exterior Features Door handle color: black · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: grey · Mirror color: black · Rear bumper 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 · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Headlights: Auto off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding
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 · Impact absorbing bumpers · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.5 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.2
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 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: with washer
Price $20,495 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 170 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$20,495
Invoice$19,397

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
27MPG highway
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
27MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

2.5L 170 hp H4
Power 170 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 174 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.9 gal
Front Legroom43.6 in
Back Legroom33.7 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length179.5 in
Width79 in
Height65.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume33.5 cu ft
Standard Payload1,230 lbs
Maximum Payload1,180 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
Neither glamorous nor posh, the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X nevertheless delivers solid performance at a solid price. The 4-door base trim in Subaru’s compact crossover lineup carries 5 ... Read More
Neither glamorous nor posh, the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X nevertheless delivers solid performance at a solid price. The 4-door base trim in Subaru’s compact crossover lineup carries 5 passengers, offers 63 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats folded and, like all of its siblings, comes complete with full-time all-wheel drive (AWD). Additionally, the 2.5 X is delivered with standard 16-inch steel wheels, cloth upholstery, remote power door locks and power mirrors, as well as cruise control, tilt-wheel steering and air conditioning. Simulated alloy trim gussies up a cabin somewhat in need of some gussying up, while an MP3-compatible single-CD player with 4 speakers provides entertainment. Finally, besides available remote engine start, a number of options packages provide various protection and appearance upgrades for the exterior, including 16-inch alloy wheels and a color-coordinated rear spoiler. An auto-dimming rear-view mirror with remote garage door opener is also optional on the Forester’s base trim.
Powering the 2011 Forester 2.5 X is a 2.5-liter variable-valve-timed, horizontally opposed four-cylinder (H4) engine. The four-banger is mated with either the standard 5-speed manual transmission or the available 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission to put down 170 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque, good enough for 21 mpg city/27 highway. Thus a paucity of power begets a hefty dollop of fuel efficiency. Towing, with the available tow hitch installed, however, is maxed out at 2,400 pounds, while Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD system, anchored by a mechanical center differential, ensures power to all four wheels, all the time.
Safety features delivered with the 2011 Forester 2.5 X include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags and front head-restraint whiplash protection. Additionally, this compact ute boasts standard daytime running lights and a remote antitheft alarm with an available shock sensor as well as optional backup sensors.
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · 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 Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · 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: simulated alloy · Dash trim: simulated alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Illuminated power window switches · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): in dash, center console · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, sunglasses holder, front seatback, grocery bag holder · Sun visors · Vanity mirrors: dual
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 10
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 4.11, 4.44
Exterior Features Door handle color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: grey · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper 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 · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Headlights: Auto off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding
Rear Seats Center armrest · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: power · Roof rails black,
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 · Impact absorbing bumpers · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.5 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.2
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 Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows: with safety reverse · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: with washer
Price $23,195 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 170 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$23,195
Invoice$21,869

Transmission Options

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
27MPG highway
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
27MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

2.5L 170 hp H4
Power 170 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 174 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.9 gal
Front Legroom43.6 in
Back Legroom33.7 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length179.5 in
Width79 in
Height66.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume30.8 cu ft
Standard Payload1,180 lbs
Maximum Payload1,230 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
Up a step from the base trim is the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium. This buff little compact crossover boasts 4 doors, 5-passenger seating, 63 cubic feet of cargo space with the rea... Read More
Up a step from the base trim is the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium. This buff little compact crossover boasts 4 doors, 5-passenger seating, 63 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded and standard full-time all-wheel drive (AWD). Exterior attractions include standard 17-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack and a power sunroof, while inside, a standard 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and reclining rear seats are complemented by simulated alloy trim on the doors, dash and center console. Additionally, this well-endowed ute is delivered with remote power door locks, power windows, power outside mirrors, cruise control, air conditioning and telescoping tilt-wheel steering, as well as phone pre-wiring with Bluetooth hands-free technology. Meanwhile, a single-CD player with 4 speakers is bolstered by a USB connection and an auxiliary audio input and iPod integration.
The popular All-Weather package, with heated front seats and heated outside mirrors, is available to the 2011 2.5 X Premium, as is a portable TomTom navigation unit. Remote engine start is a standalone option, while a number of packages, including various Rugged packages and Popular-Equipment packages, with roof-rack crossbars and numerous other exterior protection and appearance upgrades including a color-keyed rear spoiler, are also available.
Power for the 2011 Forester 2.5 X Premium comes in the form of its 170-hp 2.5-liter horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine (H4). When mated with the standard 5-speed manual transmission or the available 4-speed shiftable automatic, this nifty crossover will cook up 174 lb-ft of torque, good enough to tow 2,400 pounds of trailer with the available tow hitch installed. Mileage is estimated at 21 mpg city/27 highway with variable valve timing, and Subaru’s much-ballyhooed Symmetrical AWD system, backboned by a mechanical center differential, tosses power to all four wheels all the time.
Standard safety equipment on the 2011 Forester 2.5 X Premium includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), as well as traction and stability control. Front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head-restraint whiplash protection are also standard in this useful ute, as are daytime running lights and a remote antitheft alarm with optional shock sensor system. Further optional safety equipment, meanwhile, includes an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and universal remote garage door opener, as well as reverse parking sensors.
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual 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 Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: HD radio, AM/FM · Radio Data System · Sirius-ready satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 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 Cargo area floor mat · Center console trim: simulated alloy · Dash trim: simulated alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Illuminated power window switches · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): in dash, center console · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, sunglasses holder, front seatback, grocery bag holder · Sun visors · 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 · Axle ratio: 4.44 · Center differential: mechanical
Exterior Features Door handle color: chrome · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: stainless-steel · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: grey · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper 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 · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding, heated
Passenger Seat Heated
Rear Seats Center armrest · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: power · Roof rails black,
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 · Impact absorbing bumpers · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: leather-trimmed, perforated
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.5 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.2
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 Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · Power windows: with safety reverse · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: with washer
F9W Rugged PKG 1A $887
F9X Rugged PKG 1B $887
F9Y Rugged PKG 1C $887
FA3 Rugged PKG 1D $887
F8L Rugged PKG 1E $887
F8M Rugged PKG 1F $887
F8N Rugged PKG 1G $887
F8R Rugged PKG 1H $887
F8P Rugged PKG 1I $887
FA4 Rugged PKG 1J $887
F9V Utility PKG $705
F9T Protection Group 1 $669
F9G Popular Equipment Group 2 $588
F9J Popular Equipment Group 4B $475
Q9W Trailer Hitch $468
Q9L Wheel Arch Molding Kit $453
QBX Remote Engine Starter Kit $443
DBA Sirius Satellite Radio For Factory Roof Antenna $432
Y9A Camellia Red Front Underspoiler $396
Y9B Dark Gray Metallic Front Underspoiler $396
YBA Marine Blue Pearl Front Underspoiler $396
Y9D Obsidian Black Pearl Front Underspoiler $396
P0A Paprika Red Pearl Front Underspoiler $396
Y9E Sage Green Metallic Front Underspoiler $396
Y9F Satin White Pearl Front Underspoiler $396
YBB Sky Blue Metallic Front Underspoiler $396
Y9G Spark Silver Metallic Front Underspoiler $396
Y9H Steel Silver Metallic Front Underspoiler $396
F9L Popular Equipment Group 5B $390
F9I Popular Equipment Group 4A $382
F9U Protection Group 2 $378
S9J Camellia Red Rear Spoiler $368
S9K Dark Gray Metallic Rear Spoiler $368
SBB Marine Blue Pearl Rear Spoiler $368
S9M Obsidian Black Pearl Rear Spoiler $368
S0B Paprika Red Pearl Rear Spoiler $368
S9N Sage Green Metallic Rear Spoiler $368
S9O Satin White Pearl Rear Spoiler $368
SBD Sky Blue Metallic Rear Spoiler $368
S9P Spark Silver Metallic Rear Spoiler $368
S9Q Steel Silver Metallic Rear Spoiler $368
P9M Reverse Assist Sensors $363
U9C 48-Inch Round Crossbar Kit $360
F7M Popular Equipment Group 3A $342
NBE Black Interior 110V PWR Outlet Kit $334
NBF Platinum Interior 110V PWR Outlet Kit $334
F9P Popular Equipment Group 7B $330
P9C Front Bumper Underguard $329
M9G Dog Guard/Compartment Separator (Moonroof Styles) $325
Q9M Camellia Red Sports Grille Kit $314
Q9N Dark Gray Metallic Sports Grille Kit $314
QBQ Marine Blue Pearl Sports Grille Kit $314
Q9P Obsidian Black Pearl Sports Grille Kit $314
Q0A Paprika Red Pearl Sports Grille Kit $314
Q9Q Sage Green Metallic Sports Grille Kit $314
Q9R Satin White Pearl Sports Grille Kit $314
QBR Sky Blue Metallic Sports Grille Kit $314
Q9S Spark Silver Metallic Sports Grille Kit $314
Q9T Steel Silver Metallic Sports Grille Kit $314
F9K Popular Equipment Group 5A $297
K9D Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass, Homelink $278
F8S Protection Group 3 $277
P9E Rear Bumper Underguard $260
Q9C Camellia Red Body Side Molding Kit $240
Q9D Dark Gray Metallic Body Side Molding Kit $240
QBA Marine Blue Pearl Body Side Molding Kit $240
Q9F Obsidian Black Pearl Body Side Molding Kit $240
Q0B Paprika Red Pearl Body Side Molding Kit $240
Q9G Sage Green Metallic Body Side Molding Kit $240
Q9H Satin White Pearl Body Side Molding Kit $240
QBB Sky Blue Metallic Body Side Molding Kit $240
Q9I Spark Silver Metallic Body Side Molding Kit $240
Q9J Steel Silver Metallic Body Side Molding Kit $240
PBE Back-Up Camera $227
Q9A Puddle Light Kit $197
U9B Aero Cross Bar Kit $195
J9B STI Leather & Aluminum Shift Knob, A/T $191
K9B Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass $185
O9A Luggage Compartment Cover $166
T8F STI Metal Pedal Kit, A/T $163
-ALASK Alaska Delivery $150
P9A Splash Guard Kit $135
R8D Security System Shock Sensor $112
Q9V Moonroof Air Deflector $108
P9F Hood Protector Kit $94
N9A Blue Interior Illumination Kit $88
N9B Red Interior Illumination Kit $88
M0I Cargo Net Side (2) $80
P9J Rear Bumper Cover $80
J4C Momo Shift Knob, A/T $71
B8A All Weather Floor Mats $69
H8B Wheel Lock Kit (Alloy Wheels) $51
M0J Cargo Net Seatback $48
M0H Cargo Net Vertical $48
K9E Black Ipod/Phone Console Tray $9
K9F Platinum Ipod/Phone Console Tray $9
BL Black, Perforated Leather Seat Trim $0
PL Platinum, Perforated Leather Seat Trim $0
Price $26,495 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 170 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$26,495
Invoice$24,814

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
27MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

2.5L 170 hp H4
Power 170 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 174 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.9 gal
Front Legroom43.6 in
Back Legroom33.7 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length179.5 in
Width79 in
Height66.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume30.8 cu ft
Standard Payload1,120 lbs
Maximum Payload1,120 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
Need a well-equipped, spiffy, versatile compact crossover? Check out the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Limited. This classy 4-door, 5-passenger ute comes with standard full-time all-wheel ... Read More
Need a well-equipped, spiffy, versatile compact crossover? Check out the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Limited. This classy 4-door, 5-passenger ute comes with standard full-time all-wheel drive (AWD), loads of cabin room and 63 cubic feet of cargo area with the rear seats folded. Standard appearance features include a power glass sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels and a roof rack, while inside, such posh touches as standard leather upholstery, reclining rear seatbacks and the All Weather package that features heated power mirrors and heated front seats complement a power-adjustable driver’s seat and leather and simulated alloy cabin accents. Additional standard goodies in the Forester 2.5 X Limited include remote power door locks, power windows, telescoping tilt-wheel steering, cruise control and air conditioning. Entertainment is provided via an MP3-compatible 6-CD changer and 6 speakers, while Bluetooth hands-free technology and phone pre-wiring keep occupants in tune with friends and family.
Options in the 2011 Forester 2.5 X Limited include a number of packaged exterior appearance and protection upgrades, including a color-keyed spoiler, as well as a touch-screen GPS navigation system that also incorporates a rear-view camera, and/or the available TomTom portable navigation system. Remote engine start is also available as a standalone option, as is an auto-dimming rear-view mirror with built-in universal remote garage door opener.
Powering the 2011 Forester 2.5 X Limited is the self-titled 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine (H4) mated with a standard 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission. This combo delivers 170 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque, while variable valve timing allows for 21 mpg city/27 highway and towing is maxed out at 2,400 pounds with the optional tow hitch. A mechanical center differential and Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD system, meanwhile, shoots power to all four wheels all the time.
Safety-wise, the 2011 Forester 2.5 X Limited sports standard 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags and front head-restraint whiplash protection. Daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights and a remote antitheft alarm with optional shock sensors also come standard on this upscale Forester. Additional optional safety items include backup sensors and bi-xenon headlights.
2.5 XT Premium
Average Price:$14,940
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · 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 Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · 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 · 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: simulated alloy · Dash trim: simulated alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Foot pedal trim: aluminum · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Illuminated power window switches · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): in dash, center console · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, sunglasses holder, front seatback, grocery bag holder · Sun visors · Vanity mirrors: dual
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 10
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 4.44
Exterior Features Door handle color: chrome · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: stainless-steel · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: grey · Hood scoop · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler: roofline spoiler · 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 · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Headlights: Auto off · Tail and brake lights: LED rear center brakelight
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding
Rear Seats Center armrest · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: power · Roof rails black,
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 · Impact absorbing bumpers · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.5 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.2
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 Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows: with safety reverse · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: with washer
Price $26,995 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 224 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$26,995
Invoice$25,316

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 SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.5L 224 hp H4
Power 224 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 226 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.9 gal
Front Legroom43.6 in
Back Legroom33.7 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length179.5 in
Width79 in
Height66.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume30.8 cu ft
Standard Payload1,075 lbs
Maximum Payload1,040 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
With a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, standard all-wheel drive (AWD), 63 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seatbacks folded, a stylish exterior and plenty of passenger room, the ... Read More
With a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, standard all-wheel drive (AWD), 63 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seatbacks folded, a stylish exterior and plenty of passenger room, the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Premium turns tire-kickers into owners. This family-oriented, 4-door, 5-passenger compact crossover rolls on standard 17-inch alloy wheels while toting such appearance features as a roof rack, integrated rear spoiler, functional hood scoop and power sunroof. Inside, expect to find sports cloth upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, reclining rear seatbacks, power windows and mirrors, remote power door locks and simulated alloy cabin accents. Then there’s standard cruise control, telescoping tilt-wheel steering and air conditioning, all embraced by an MP3-capable single-CD player with four speakers, a USB connection and auxiliary iPod integration. Finally, phone pre-wiring and Bluetooth technology also come standard with this rugged ute.
Options include the Rugged and Popular Equipment Group packages with various combinations of appearance and protection upgrades, as well as the All-Weather package with heated front seats and heated outside mirrors. A portable TomTom navigation unit is a standalone option for the 2011 Forester 2.5 XT Premium, as is satellite radio and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror with integrated remote garage door opener.
Power for the 2011 Forester 2.5 XT Premium is in the form of a turbocharged 224-hp horizontally opposed 4-cylinder (H4) engine. When mated with the standard 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission, the four-banger turbo will throw down 226 lb-ft of torque, good enough to tow 2,400 pounds of trailer with the optional trailer hitch installed. Variable valve timing (VVT) allows 19 mpg city/24 highway, and the standard AWD system stars a mechanical center differential and Subaru’s touted Symmetrical AWD.
For 2011’s version of the Forester 2.5 XT Premium, standard safety features include 4-wheel antilock brakes, as well as traction and stability control. Occupant protection, meanwhile, is handled by front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags and front head-restraint whiplash protection. Daytime running lights and a remote antitheft alarm are also standard with an optional shock sensor available to the antitheft alarm system. Other optional safety equipment includes rear parking sensors.
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual 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 Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: HD radio, AM/FM · Radio Data System · Sirius-ready satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · 5 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 Cargo area floor mat · Center console trim: simulated alloy · Dash trim: simulated alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Illuminated power window switches · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): in dash, center console · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, sunglasses holder, front seatback, grocery bag holder · Sun visors · 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 · Axle ratio: 4.44
Exterior Features Door handle color: chrome · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: stainless-steel · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: grey · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Electroluminescent instrumentation · External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, self-leveling, Auto off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, manual folding, heated
Passenger Seat Heated
Rear Seats Center armrest · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: power · Roof rails silver,
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 · Impact absorbing bumpers · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split, one-touch fold flat · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: leather-trimmed, perforated
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.5 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.2
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 Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · Power windows: with safety reverse · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: with washer
Price $27,995 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 170 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$27,995
Invoice$26,186

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
27MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

2.5L 170 hp H4
Power 170 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 174 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.9 gal
Front Legroom43.6 in
Back Legroom33.7 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length179.5 in
Width79 in
Height66.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume30.8 cu ft
Standard Payload1,120 lbs
Maximum Payload1,120 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
Topping out the 2011 Subaru Forester trim lineup with some significant comfort and convenience goodies is the 2.5 X Touring. This 4-door, 5-passenger compact crossover offers 63 cubic f... Read More
Topping out the 2011 Subaru Forester trim lineup with some significant comfort and convenience goodies is the 2.5 X Touring. This 4-door, 5-passenger compact crossover offers 63 cubic feet of cargo area with the rear seatbacks folded and, above all, standard full-time all-wheel drive (AWD). Standard appearance amenities include 17-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack and a power sunroof, while inside this flagship trim boasts standard leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, front and rear floor mats and simulated alloy and leather cabin accents. Additional standard cabin bling includes reclining rear seats with one-touch folding rear seatbacks, remote power door locks, power windows and power-adjustable mirrors. As well, the standard All-Weather package offers heated front seats and heated outside mirrors to take the chill out of frosty days. Cruise control, meantime, melds with telescoping tilt-wheel steering and dual-zone automatic climate control for a comfy commute, while a 7-speaker, 6-CD-changer audio system, bolstered by satellite radio, a USB connection and iPod integration provides tunes and news. Finally, standard Bluetooth hands-free technology complements phone pre-wiring for convenient communications service on the road.
The available Rugged and Popular Equipment Group packages provide a color-coordinated rear spoiler as well as a number of exterior appearance and protection upgrades, while remote engine start and a GPS-based, touch-screen navigation system with integrated rear-view camera are standalone options. A TomTom portable navigation unit is available, as is an auto-dimming rear-view mirror with integrated universal remote garage door opener.
The ubiquitous variable-valve-timed 2.5-liter horizontally opposed 4-cylinder (H4) powerplant and its accompanying 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission are the drive behind the 2011 Forester 2.5 X Touring. This combo will put out 170 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque, allowing this cute ute to tow up to 2,400 pounds with the available tow hitch installed. Expect gas mileage in the 21 mpg city/27 highway range, with Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD system and a mechanical center differential putting power to all four wheels all the time.
Standard safety features aboard the 2011 Forester 2.5 X Touring include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head-restraint whiplash protection. Daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, a remote antitheft alarm (with available shock sensors) and bi-xenon headlights also come standard with the 2.5 X Touring trim. Finally, rear parking sensors are offered as an available safety item as well.
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual 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 Antenna Type: mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Radio: HD radio, AM/FM · Radio Data System · Sirius-ready satellite radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · 5 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: simulated alloy · Dash trim: simulated alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Foot pedal trim: aluminum · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Illuminated power window switches · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): in dash, center console · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, sunglasses holder, front seatback, grocery bag holder · Sun visors · 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 · Axle ratio: 4.44
Exterior Features Door handle color: chrome · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: stainless-steel · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: grey · Hood scoop · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler: roofline spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Electroluminescent instrumentation · External temperature display · Fuel economy display: MPG · Multi-function display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, self-leveling, Auto off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, manual folding, heated
Passenger Seat Heated
Rear Seats Center armrest · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: power · Roof rails silver,
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 · Impact absorbing bumpers · Safety brake pedal system
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split, one-touch fold flat · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Upholstery: leather-trimmed, perforated
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 16.5 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.2
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 Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: double wishbone · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · Power windows: with safety reverse · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: with washer
Price $29,995 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.5L 224 hp H4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$29,995
Invoice$28,084

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

Engine

2.5L 224 hp H4
Power 224 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 226 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.9 gal
Front Legroom43.6 in
Back Legroom33.7 in
Wheelbase103 in
Length179.5 in
Width79 in
Height66.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume30.8 cu ft
Standard Payload1,065 lbs
Maximum Payload1,020 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,400 lbs
For a reasonably priced yet well-endowed compact crossover, the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Touring is as good as it gets. This 4-door, 5-passenger ute comes with standard all-wheel dri... Read More
For a reasonably priced yet well-endowed compact crossover, the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Touring is as good as it gets. This 4-door, 5-passenger ute comes with standard all-wheel drive (AWD), 63 cubic feet of cargo area with the rear seatbacks folded, plenty of feature-laden passenger space and a turbocharged 4-cylinder powerplant. A decent ride and competent handling also grace this flagship of the Forester fleet. Standard appearance goodies include 17-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, integrated rear spoiler, functional hood scoop and power sunroof, while inside the 2.5 XT Touring boasts standard leather upholstery, power-adjustable driver’s seat, reclining and one-touch folding rear seats and leather and simulated alloy cabin accent touches. There’s also the standard All-Weather package with heated front seats and power-adjustable heated outside mirrors, as well as remote power locks and power windows. Cruise control, telescoping tilt-wheel steering, dual-zone climate control and a rear-view camera, meantime, are all complemented by front and rear floor mats. Entertainment is via an MP3-capable 6-CD changer with 7 speakers, bolstered by satellite radio, a USB connection and auxiliary iPod interface, with standard Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and phone pre-wring thrown in for good measure.
Several variations of the Rugged and Popular Equipment Group packages are available for exterior appearance and upgrade selections, while remote engine start and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror with reverse sensors are standalone options. By far the most popular option for this top-shelf trim, however, is the available GPS touch-screen navigation system. Should the in-dash GPS system perhaps prove to be navigational overkill, a portable TomTom unit is also available.
A potent turbocharged 2.5-liter horizontally opposed 4-cylinder (H4) powerplant mated with the standard 4-speed shiftable automatic transmission drives the 2011 Subaru 2.5 XT Touring. This combo nets 224 hp and 226 lb-ft of torque, 19 mpg city/24 highway, and is good to tow up to 2,400 pounds of trailer with the available tow hitch installed. The standard full-time Symmetrical AWD system, meanwhile, is backboned by a mechanical center differential.
Safety-wise, the 2011 Forester 2.5 XT Touring comes with standard 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags and front head-restraint whiplash protection. Daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights, bi-xenon headlights and a remote antitheft alarm with optional shock sensors are also standard, while reverse parking sensors are additionally available.
2.5X Convenience
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.
2.5X Convenience PZEV
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.
2.5XT Limited
Adds to 2.5 X:
No additional major features.