Used 2005 Subaru Forester Pricing


Consumer Rating
(139)

2005 Highlights

The base engine is enhanced this year with electronic throttle control, and a new four-speed automatic transmission is available. An air filtration system is now standard on all Foresters. Also new this year is the 2.5 XS L.L. Bean Edition, which includes a myriad of interior and exterior trim enhancements, rugged cargo area trim and a self-leveling rear suspension.


Pros

  • Standard all-wheel drive, two engine choices, availability of upscale features, class-leading crash test scores.

Cons

  • Price can be higher than some of the competition, tight on legroom in the backseat.

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Used 2005 Subaru Forester for Sale

Subaru Forester 2005 X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Champagne Gold Opal/Textured Gray Beige174,966 miles
Used 2005Subaru ForesterX
List:$4,495
Est.Loan: $92/mo
Subaru Forester 2005 XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Champagne Gold Opal Beige209,696 miles
Used 2005Subaru ForesterXS
List:$2,800
Est.Loan: $58/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
Subaru Forester 2005 XT AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A) Cayenne Red Pearl Off Black67,845 miles
Used 2005Subaru ForesterXT
List:$8,888
Est.Loan: $182/mo
Subaru Forester 2005 XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Moonroof (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Crystal Gray Metallic Gray64,548 miles
Used 2005Subaru ForesterXS
List:$7,488
Est.Loan: $153/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
Subaru Forester 2005 XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Crystal Gray Metallic Gray132,581 miles
Used 2005Subaru ForesterXS
List:Not Listed
Subaru Forester 2005 83,630 miles
Used 2005Subaru ForesterXS
List:$6,915
Est.Loan: $142/mo
Subaru Forester 2005 X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Obsidian Black Pearl/Textured Gray 179,241 miles
Used 2005Subaru ForesterX
List:$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Subaru Forester 2005 XT AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A) Cayenne Red Pearl 136,662 miles
Used 2005Subaru ForesterXT
List:$7,999
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Subaru Forester 2005 XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Moonroof (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Champagne Gold Opal Beige107,011 miles
Used 2005Subaru ForesterXS
List:$7,888
Est.Loan: $161/mo
Subaru Forester 2005 X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Crystal Gray Metallic/Textrured Gray Gray53,500 miles
Used 2005Subaru ForesterX
List:$8,850
Est.Loan: $181/mo
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Dealer Notes

Clean CARFAX.Odometer is 61212 miles below market average!2005 Subaru Forester 2.5X 2.5X AWD 2.5L H4 SMPI SOHC 28/22 Highway/City MPG

Subaru Forester 2005 XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Cayenne Red Pearl Beige213,598 miles
Used 2005Subaru ForesterXS
List:$5,000
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Subaru Forester 2005 XS L.L.Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Regal Blue Pearl/Steel Gray Metallic Beige106,213 miles
Used 2005Subaru ForesterXS L.L.Bean Edition
List:Not Listed

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Features & Specs

X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A)X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
MPG222223
Seating555
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower165 hp @ 5600 rpm165 hp @ 5600 rpm165 hp @ 5600 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Subaru Forester

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Consumer Rating


Love this car, but...
We love our 2005 Forester! It is a ton of fun to drive, and the leatherette interior with heated seats is very good for all of the bad weather we have here in the Pacific Northwest. This is one of the better quality SUVs for the money and the AWD is great!! However I do have one small issue with it. We barely hit 80k miles on our Forester and we already need to get the head gaskets replaced, which have set us back another $2,000. This has been the only problem with the car and it is running perfectly other than this issue, however we did some research and it is a HUGE problem with Subaru engines throughout the lineup. If you can get over that though, this car is definitely worth the money!!
2005 Subaru Forester
I recently purchased a 2005 Forester with 95k miles on it, and will be using it as my college vehicle. It had 2 previous owners and no accidents reported. It appeared to be mechanically sound. So far, it has been an excellent vehicle. The ride is smooth, and it handles nicely. Some complain about power on these vehicles - I have had no issues with power. I drive plenty both in town and in the country where I live. It is excellent in both settings. I have no issues with getting up to speed on the freeway. My gas mileage has been an acceptable 20-22 mpg, and I expect it to be a little better when I take it for my first long trip on the highway. So far, this vehicle has been a joy to own.
Simply The Best Small SUV
We've had our Forester XT Turbo for 5 years now and it has over 130,000 miles. It sees hard daily use for both business and personal reasons. In comparing this with other small SUVs which we test drove, like the RAV4, CR-V, Liberty, Highlander and Pilot, there was simply no comparison. It easily out accelerated, braked and handled all the others. The interior has lots of neat little compartments to store everything from pens, pencils, cups, change, glasses, map books and more. The H4 engine performs very well, but tends to use more oil than most fours we've had. Problems at 100,000K have been a new radiator, cam timing belt and power steering pump. Gas mileage is mediocre at 20.
Used 2005 Subaru Forester Overview

The Used 2005 Subaru Forester is offered in the following submodels: Wagon. Available styles include X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A), XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A), X AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M), XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Moonroof (2.5L 4cyl 4A), XT AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), XT AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), XT AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M), XS AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M), XS L.L.Bean Edition AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 4A), XS AWD 4dr Wagon w/Moonroof (2.5L 4cyl 5M), and XT AWD 4dr Wagon w/Premium Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M). Pre-owned Subaru Forester models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 165 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2005 Subaru Forester comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual. The Used 2005 Subaru Forester comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Subaru Forester?

Save up to $243 on one of 10 Used 2005 Subaru Forester for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $2,800 as of 05/27/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Subaru Forester trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Subaru Forester XS is priced between $2,800 and $7,888 with odometer readings between 64548 and 213598 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Subaru Forester X is priced between $4,495 and $8,850 with odometer readings between 53500 and 179241 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Subaru Forester XT is priced between $7,999 and $8,888 with odometer readings between 67845 and 136662 miles.

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