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2021 Subaru Forester 2.5i AWD
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2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
Invoice
$23,375
Average Price Paid
$23,281
2020 Subaru Impreza
2.0i Hatchback AWD
MSRP
$19,195
Invoice
$18,308
Average Price Paid
$17,931
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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
Fair Price
$23,797
Good Price
$22,894
Great Price
$22,377
2020 Subaru Impreza
2.0i Hatchback AWD
Fair Price
$18,403
Good Price
$17,575
Great Price
$17,102

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
No Expert Reviews
2020 Subaru Impreza
2.0i Hatchback AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Impreza is Subaru’s compact car. Available as a sedan or a 5-door hatchback, it does battle against the Volkswagen Jetta and Golf, Hyundai Elantra and Elantra GT, and Honda Civic. ...

Specs

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
2020 Subaru Impreza
2.0i Hatchback AWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
24 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
31 MPG
36 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.6 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
182 hp @ 5,800 RPM
152 hp @ 6,000 RPM
152 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
176 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
145 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
145 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
12.5:1
12.5:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.54 in
3.31 in x 3.54 in
3.31 in x 3.54 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.3 in 43.1 in
Back Legroom 39.4 in 36.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 31.1 cu ft 20.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,438 lbs 1,310 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs --
Exterior
Length 182.1 in 176.2 in
Width 80.9 in 79.4 in
Height 67.5 in 58.3 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 105.1 in

Available Options

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Alloy Wheel Package & Roof Rails
  • Int & Ext Auto Dim Mirror W/HL & Approach Lighting
  • Popular Package #1
  • Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
  • Trailer Hitch
2020 Subaru Impreza
2.0i Hatchback AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Dark Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Ocean Blue Pearl

Option Packages

  • Exterior & Interior Auto Dimming HL Mirrors
  • Popular Package #2

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