2009 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Good basic utility SUV under $
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2009 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

2009 Subaru Forester

Average Consumer Rating

225 Total Reviews

2.5X 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual w/VDC)

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Good basic utility SUV under $20000
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2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Bought this after test driving CR-V and RAV4. Did not want to pay more than $20,000 for a new car and needed an SUV. New 2009 style was ok and 4wd system is very good. Mileage is as good if the mechanics tune it right. After 1st service mileage got better; after 2nd it went down and 3rd now has gotten better again. Got 30 mpg to Chicago and again to Cincinnati recently from Rochester, NY. Gets about 22 around town and overall around 25 mpg. have had no rattles or mechanical problems. Quality is excellent; have had Toyota mostly until now. Only thing I don't like is that it seems a bit sensitive to high/cross winds; could be the tires though.

Best Features

None really, everything is ok as it should be.

Worst Features

Needs re-gearing for better pickup and go for me personally but is ok for most people. Not sure I like the cruise control on the column; still like the stick used in Toyota.
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