2012 Subaru Forester - Features & Specs

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2.5XT Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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Highlights

  • FUEL ECONOMY (CTY/HWY) 19/24 mpg
  • CAR TYPE SUV
  • TRANSMISSION 4-speed Shiftable Automatic
  • BASIC WARRANTY 3 Yr./ 36000 Mi.
  • ENGINE TYPE Gas
  • TOTAL SEATING 5
  • CYLINDERS Flat 4
  • CONSUMER RATING Not Available

Colors

Exterior Colors

Camellia Red Pearl Dark Gray Metallic Ice Silver Metallic Marine Blue Pearl Obsidian Black Pearl Sage Green Metallic Satin White Pearl Sky Blue Metallic

Interior Colors

Black, cloth Platinum, cloth

Specifications

LENGTH 14ft 11.5in
WIDTH 5ft 10.1in
HEIGHT
5ft 6.9in
GROUND CLEARANCE
0ft 8.9in
Body style illustration may not reflect the actual shape of this vehicle.

Exterior Measurements

5 ft. 10.1 in. (70.1 in.) 5 ft. 6.9 in. (66.9 in.)
14 ft. 11.5 in. (179.5 in.) 0 ft. 8.9 in. (8.9 in.)
5 ft. 0.2 in. (60.2 in.) 5 ft. 0.2 in. (60.2 in.)
8 ft. 7 in. (103 in.)

Interior Measurements

40.0 in. 52.9 in.
43.1 in. 56.1 in.
52.7 in. 37.7 in.
38.0 in. 55.6 in.

Fuel

Gas Premium unleaded (required)
16.9 gal. 321.1/405.6 mi.
19/24 mpg

Weights and Capacities

2400 lbs. 3450 lbs.
24.8 degrees 24.8 degrees
30.8 cu.ft. 63.0 cu.ft.
** When adequately equipped, which may require engine and/or other drivetrain upgrades.

DriveTrain

All wheel drive 4-speed shiftable automatic

Engine & Performance

2.5 L Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Flat 4 16
Variable 226 ft-lbs. @ 2800 rpm
224 hp @ 5200 rpm 34.4 ft.

Suspension

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Double wishbone rear suspension
  • Four-wheel independent suspension
  • Front and rear stabilizer bar

Warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi. 5 yr./ 60000 mi.
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Subaru Forester in VA is:

$116 per month*
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Features

Interior Features

Front Seats

  • 8 -way power driver seat
  • Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • Cloth
  • Bucket front seats

Rear Seats

  • Split-folding rear seatback
  • Reclining rear seats
  • Folding with storage center armrest

Power Features

  • Remote keyless power door locks
  • Power mirrors
  • 1 one-touch power windows

Instrumentation

  • Clock
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer
  • External temperature display
  • Low fuel level warning

Convenience

  • Cruise control
  • Front and rear cupholders
  • Front door pockets
  • Overhead console with storage
  • Front seatback storage
  • Speed-proportional power steering
  • 12V cargo area power outlet(s)
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel

Comfort

  • Interior air filtration
  • Air conditioning
  • Cargo area light
  • Simulated alloy trim on center console
  • Simulated alloy trim on dash
  • Simulated alloy trim on doors
  • Front reading lights
  • Rear floor mats
  • Dual vanity mirrors

In Car Entertainment

  • Mast antenna
  • 4 total speakers
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Speed sensitive volume control
  • Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
  • Radio data system
  • USB connection

Telematics

  • Pre-wired for phone
  • Bluetooth wireless data link for hands-free phone

Exterior Features

Roof and Glass

  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Privacy glass
  • Intermittent rear wiper
  • Roof rack
  • Power glass sunroof

Body

  • Rear spoiler

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy wheels
  • 17 x 7.0 in. wheels
  • Steel spare wheel
  • 225/55R17 95H tires
  • All season tires
  • Inside mounted spare tire
  • Temporary spare tire

Doors

  • Fixed lifgate window
  • Rear liftgate door

Towing and Hauling

  • Cargo tie downs

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel ABS
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Dual front side-mounted airbags
  • Child seat anchors
  • Remote anti-theft alarm system
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Daytime running lights
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Auto delay off headlamps
  • 2 front headrests
  • 3 rear headrests
  • Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
  • Rear center 3-point belt
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Stability control
  • Traction control
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Rear height adjustable headrests
  • Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Security System Shock Sensor, Individual

Options

Packages

  • Illumination Package #1
  • Illumination Package #2
  • Rugged Package #1
  • Popular Package #3
  • Popular Package #2
  • Popular Package #1
  • Audio Media Package #1

Exterior Options

  • Splash Guard Kit
  • Bumper Underguard Front
  • Body Side Molding Kit - Ice Silver Metallic
  • Puddle Light Kit
  • Bumper Underguard Rear
  • Reverse Assist Sensors
  • Rear Bumper Cover
  • Sport Mesh Grille Kit - Ice Silver Metallic
  • Wheel Lock Kit (Alloy Wheels)
  • Sport Mesh Grille Kit - Camellia Red Pearl
  • Moonroof Air Deflector
  • Sport Mesh Grille Kit - Satin White Pearl
  • Body Side Molding Kit - Marine Blue Pearl
  • Trailer Hitch - US and Canada
  • Body Side Molding Kit - Sky Blue
  • Sport Mesh Grille Kit - Marine Blue Pearl
  • Sport Mesh Grille Kit - Sky Blue
  • Aero Cross Bars
  • Fog Lamp Kit
  • Body Side Molding Kit - Obsidian Black Pearl
  • Body Side Molding Kit - Dark Gray Metallic
  • Body Side Molding Kit - Camellia Red Pearl
  • Body Side Molding Kit - Sage Green Metallic
  • Sport Mesh Grille Kit - Obsidian Black Pearl
  • Sport Mesh Grille Kit - Sage Green Metallic
  • Body Side Molding Kit - Satin White Pearl
  • Wheel Arch Molding Kit
  • Sport Mesh Grille Kit - Dark Gray Metallic

Interior Options

  • Cargo Net Rear
  • Floor Mats, All Weather
  • Auto-Dim Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
  • Cargo Net Side
  • Cargo Net Seat Back
  • Auto-Dim Mirror Compass
  • IPod - Phone Console Tray Platinum
  • IPod - Phone Console Tray Black
  • 110 Power Outlet Kit - Platinum Interior
  • Interior Illumination Kit - Blue
  • Luggage Compartment Cover
  • 110 Power Outlet Kit - Black Interior
  • Interior Illumination Kit - Red
  • Base Model
  • Dog Guard/Compartment Separator
  • SPT Turbo Boost Gauge
  • Subwoofer Kit
  • Tweeter Kit
  • Sirius Satellite Radio - For Factory Roof Antenna
  • STi Shift Knob AT Leather and Aluminum

Mechanical Options

  • Remote Engine Starter Kit