2012 Subaru Forester Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2012 Subaru Forester against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2012 Subaru ForesterReview
Guru9BVSJ4 writes:
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A bit over priced and a lot of problems with the head gasket. Oil leaks.

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Guru9B4QJQ writes:
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Could use more cupholders and a back seat 12V power outlet

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Guru9TNYWG writes:
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Too old. ...for the money. Ok ok ok

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Guru2VSLL writes:
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Overall this car is fine in terms of fuel efficiency and performance mechanically

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GuruFG444 writes:
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Great Features, Super Value. Beat out a Rav 4

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2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X PremiumReview
Norman writes:
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Wonderful Car! — This car has been very reliable and fun to drive. I would recommend this car to anyone who needs a comfy car with room for kids and groceries. I love the way that it runs in the winter it kept us safe and warm.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: This car is a true family car.  It is reliable, roomy and fun to drive.

Cons: None really.

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2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X PremiumReview
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2012 Forester 2.5 — Have managed to put 15K on it in less than a year. No maintenance issues, but did have to replace the rear brake light lens as it was fogged up. Overall is a great daily driver and people hauler. Use it to travel between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Tiz a Subaru.  Like the AWD.  Could have more power and better MPG.

Cons: Thin skin... first week we owned it, we were parked under an Oak Tree and acorns fell and actually dented the hood and bonnet top.  Ouch.

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2012 Subaru Forester 2.5XReview
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Good Car Overall — Only recently bought it but it has been good so far. Only down negatives are that it needs a better automatic transmission and a few extra inches of space would make a huge difference. Overall satisfied so far. Will add more after having it longer.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: safe and great handling

Cons: 4-speed automatic transmission need improvement

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2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium Review
Angiemo2419 says:
Really smooth ride
vs2010 Honda CR-V EX-L FWD
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2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Review
kmaskevich says:
For an SUV it didnt feel like one, felt like driving a station wagon, which isnt what Im looking for. The cargo space was decent but doesnt have the straighter lines I prefer.
vs2012 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD
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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9SVM2H

Had my Forester for 2 weeks and I love it. The safety features impart a sense of security not found in others in its class. ,The comfort and ride are excellent. Would recommend the Forester to all my ... Read More

Review By Guru9LMDYK

Car is very attractive and handles beautifully. The Touring Model has everything a driver could need, other than a few more years to figure out all the technology. Read More

2020 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9SFDLV

This car fits all my needs but it is a little pricey. Read More

Review By Guru9LQ2ZK

Smooth drive, easy handling and a very nice interior design Read More

2019 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By boehmem

Excellent véhicule.excellente traction.Nouveau propriétaire dun forester commodité 2021.Tres bon équipement de série pour le prix.Bon confort du véhicule. Read More

Review By Guru9TL64F

Great value. Great price. Low mileage. Warranty remaining. Good people Read More

2018 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9SVSND

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

Review By Guru9LLBC7

Nice looking car, but had several scratches in the paint. Disappointed that back hatch was not automatic. Worried that the car had been in an accident (totalled) and been issued an alternate title. ... Read More

2017 Subaru Forester Reviews

Review By Guru9S7N9X

Very clean car, daughter loves it, price ok consider ing the market Read More

Review By Guru9SM66G

This little yellow light popped up next to my odometer and it looks like a car on a incline. I’ve read the other comments about how to turn it off but I can’t figure it out on my forester. Read More

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