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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Subaru Forester
2.0XT Premium
MSRP
$29,495
Invoice
$27,607
Average Price Paid
$26,829
252 listings nationwide

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2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited AWD
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2.0XT Premium
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Limited AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Subaru Forester
2.0XT Premium
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$30,294
16 listings nationwide

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2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Subaru Forester
2.0XT Premium
Rob Feeman Preview:

Now in its 20th year and nearing the end of its fourth generation, the Subaru Forester compact crossover SUV enters 2018 with a few minor safety updates and a new 2.5i Black Edition pa...

2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited AWD
No Expert Reviews

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Subaru Forester
2.0XT Premium
380
writes:
Interior felt dated. The one thing I did like was the panoramic sunroof. I didnt like that you cant order th...
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Honda CR-V Touring AWD better.
"Feels better all the way around. Best gas mileage, and streamlined interior. "
30
writes:
Excellent vehicle with true Awd system
Power Ranked 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SEL 4Motion AWD better.
"Lighter weight "
Back Seats Ranked 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SEL 4Motion AWD worse.
"More legroom and comfort"
390
writes:
I drove several smaller SUVs and found the Forester the best overall. I ended up purchasing after driving the...
2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 Subaru Forester
2.0XT Premium
2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed CVT
Drivetrain
AWD
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Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal --
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
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Power
250 hp @ 5,600 RPM
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Torque
258 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
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Compression Ratio
10.6:1
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Displacement
2,000 cc
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Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.39 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard --
Driver Airbag Standard --
Passenger Airbag Standard --
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard --
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard --
Power Windows Standard --
Power Door Locks Standard --
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats --
Front Legroom 43 in --
Back Legroom 38 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 31.5 cu ft --
Maximum Payload 999 lbs --
Standard Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs --
Exterior
Length 180.9 in --
Width 80.5 in --
Height 68.2 in --
Wheelbase 103.9 in --

Available Options

2018 Subaru Forester
2.0XT Premium

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Quartz Blue Pearl
  • Venetian Red Pearl

Option Packages

  • Thule Extended Cargo Carrier
  • Interior and Exterior Auto-Dim Mirror with HomeLink and Approach Light
  • Sport Grille
  • Popular Package #2A
  • Popular Package #3A
  • Protection Package #1
  • Protection Package #1A
  • Protection Package #3
  • Protection Package #3A
  • Trailer Hitch
  • Turbo Trailer Hitch
2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek
Limited AWD

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