Used 2009 Subaru Forester

2009 Subaru Forester
List price range
$4,767 - $16,698

Pros

  • Standard all-wheel drive, spacious cabin with ample cargo space, comfortable ride, capable engines.

Cons

  • Outdated four-speed automatic transmission, handling could be sharper.

Used 2009 Subaru Forester for Sale

Subaru Forester 2009 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD w/Premium Pkg,VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
125,030 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5X
List$7,700
Est.Loan: $158/mo
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Dealer Notes
Up for sale is a good looking and running 2009 Subaru Forester Premium with 125k miles. The car looks good drives good and has 4 good Bridgestone tires. This Subaru comes with a 6000 miles/ 6 month warranty at no extra cost. The warranty offer is only valid when sold for asking price. We update our website daily but please call us to confirm availability before coming out. March 1st we started our mission to plant 5 trees for every car we sell at The Automotive Company. Our goal is to plant 20000 trees by 2025. Active service members Military and Veterans get a %2524100 gas card. That&#39;s the least we can do to say thank you%2521 ------------------DISCLOSURE------------------- Price excludes %2524399.00 processing fee registration fees and sales taxes. 3%25 surcharge will be added on all credit card charges over %2524500. Deposits are non-refundable and all our sales are based on first-come-first-serve policy. We always do our best to describe our vehicles through text description and a lot of pictures . It is normal for a used car have normal wear and tear. Please read the description and view all pictures. We are not responsible for misprints on prices or equipment. Pricing subject to change without notice........................................... WHY BUY FROM US%3F%3F We have the utmost dedication to quality in the cars we sell. The Automotive Company is owned and operated by two brothers. Our father and grandfather both worked in the automotive industry their whole lives and the knowledge they passed along to us provided the foundation for the business we run today. We are meticulous in buying only the top quality used cars. We grew up in a working class family and appreciate that the money our customers use to buy our cars is hard-earned. We strive to provide the highest quality vehicles at competitive prices. We put the customer first in every deal we do and our reviews reflect that.Visit The Automotive Company online at theautomotiveco.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-542-8855 today to schedule your test drive. Air Conditioning,�_<Cruise Control,�_<Daytime Running Lights,�_<2.5L SOHC SMPI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine,�_<I-Active valve lift system,�_<Electronic throttle control %28ETC%29,�_<4-speed automatic transmission w/SPORTSHIFT,�_<Symmetrical all-wheel drive,�_<Double wishbone suspension,�_<Pwr assisted steering,�_<4-wheel disc brakes,�_<17%2522 alloy wheels,�_<P225/55HR17 all-season tires,�_<Panoramic pwr moonroof,�_<Roof rails,�_<Headlights auto-off w/ignition switch,�_<Silver metallic finish trim panels,�_<Dark tint privacy glass,�_<Body color pwr mirrors,�_<Variable intermittent windshield wipers,�_<Rear window wiper w/washer,�_<Chrome door handles,�_<AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc%3A %284%29 speakers%2524COMMA MP3/WMA capability,�_<Pre-wired for XM or Sirius Satellite radio,�_<Auxiliary input jack,�_<Front bucket seats w/active head restraints%2524COMMA driver seat height adjuster,�_<60/40 split fold down rear bench seat w/head restraints on all seating positions%2524COMMA armrest,�_<Reclining rear seat back function,�_<Aurora black or aurora platinum cloth seat trim,�_<Rear seat retractable tray,�_<Steering wheel mounted audio switches,�_<Tilt steering column,�_<Instrumentation-inc%3A ambient temp gauge,�_<Average fuel economy gauge,�_<Pwr windows-inc%3A driver-side auto-down,�_<Cruise control,�_<Engine immobilizer,�_<Air conditioning,�_<Air filtration system,�_<Rear defogger,�_<Chrome inner door handles,�_<Overhead console,�_<Visors w/dual covered vanity mirrors,�_<Dome light w/off-delay feature,�_<Interior accent lighting,�_<Front passenger seatback pocket,�_<%282%29 bottle holders in doors,�_<4-wheel anti-lock braking system %28ABS%29,�_<Brake assist,�_<Electronic brake-force distribution %28EBD%29,�_<Vehicle Dynamics Control,�_<Daytime running lights,�_<Advanced frontal air bags %28SRS%29,�_<Side curtain air bags w/roll over sensor,�_<Driver & front passenger side-impact air bags %28SRS%29,�_<Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch/Sensor,�_<3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts,�_<3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions,�_<LATCH rear child safety seat anchors,�_<Rear child safety door locks,�_<Safety brake pedal system
Subaru Forester 2009
103,722 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5X Limited
Shell Motors
8.8 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Subaru Forester 2009
52,877 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5X Limited
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
You will instantly feel at home once you step into this Subaru Forester. Yes, the odometer does read only 52,877 miles, and is guaranteed accurate, which means this Forester is one really great deal. We have confirmed that the previous owner was not a smoker. This SUV has passed a rigorous, MULTI-POINT INSPECTION and reconditioning process before being offered for sale. You will be completely satisfied with its quality. With a powerful 2.5L H4 SOHC 16V engine under the hood, you will have plenty of oomph to easily get up to speed when the situation calls for it. The 2.5L H4 SOHC 16V will help keep your hard earned money in your pocket with its great fuel efficiency. Driving has never been so much fun than with this sports tuned suspension. With it&#39;s superior ground clearance and tough off-road suspension, you will be able to take on anything that mother nature throws at you. One thing we can assure you of is that pampered luxury is what this ride is all about. Get all the power, safety, and convenience rolled into one with this Subaru Forester. This SUV has undergone a painstakingly thorough inspection ensuring it exceeds mechanical standards. Enjoy your new ride knowing the interior could pass a &#39;white glove&#39; test as it has been well cared and has no damage or stains. The exterior has some minor scuffs and blemishes but is free of rust, dings, or dents. Be sure to ask us about our optional extended warranty packages that are available and at very affordable prices. Everyone has credit problems but at A & H Quality Cars Inc. we don&#39;t feel this should prevent you from affording transportation. Our GUARANTEED FINANCING will do the heavy lifting, get you approved, and have you back on the road in no time. Are you a bargain shopper%3F We have a deal for you. This SUV is beneath the BLUE BOOK value. Come swing by today and check out this great deal, we are only minutes from Woodbridge%2521 To view more pictures and further details visit our website at www.ahqualitycars.com 4WD/AWD,Automatic Headlights,Cargo Area Tiedowns,Child Safety Door Locks,Daytime Running Lights,Electronic Brake Assistance,Front Air Dam,Front Power Lumbar Support,Heated Seat,Interval Wipers,Leather Steering Wheel,Power Seat%28s,Rear Wiper,Second Row Folding Seat,Steering Mounted Controls,Tire Pressure Monitor,AM/FM Stereo,Adjustable Seats,Adjustable Steering,Air Bag%28s,Air Conditioning,All Wheel Drive,Anti-Lock Brakes,Body Side Moulding,CD Changer,CD Player,Climate Control,Cruise Control,Disc Brakes,Fog Lights,Fold Down Rear Seat,Front & Rear A/C,Front Bucket Seats,Hands-free Entry,Heated Mirror%28s,Heated Seats,Keyless Entry,Leather Upholstery,Limited Slip,MP3 Player,Power Brakes,Power Locks,Power Mirror%28s,Power Outlets %2812V,Power Steering,Power Windows,Premium Sound System,Premium Wheels,Push Button Start,Rear Parking Assist,Rear Window Wiper,Reclining Front Seats,Seat Memory,Security System,Side Airbags,Stability Control,Sunroof,Tachometer,Tinted Glass,Traction Control,Trip Computer,Vanity Mirrors
Subaru Forester 2009 2.5XT Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)
36,862 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5XT Limited
CarMax
18 mi away
List$16,698
Est.Loan: $304/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Subaru Forester 2009
85,645 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5X
List$8,888
Est.Loan: $182/mo
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Subaru Forester 2009 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
91,310 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5X Limited
IM Autohaus
20.1 mi away
List$9,448
Est.Loan: $193/mo
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$260 Below Market
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Subaru Forester 2009 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
121,926 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5X Limited
Fitzgerald Genesis
20.2 mi away
List$9,288
Est.Loan: $190/mo
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Subaru Forester 2009 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
100,431 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5X Limited
(1)
Audi Frederick
25.6 mi away
List$9,499
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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Dealer Notes
CARFAX One-Owner. 26/20 Highway/City MPG
Subaru Forester 2009 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC, Nav (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
66,247 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5X Limited
List$10,448
Est.Loan: $214/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. White 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X AWD 4-Speed Automatic 2.5L SOHC i-Active Valve Lift System NON SMOKER, VA STATE INSPECTION, ONE OWNER, LOCAL TRADE IN. Recent Arrival! Odometer is 53643 miles below market average! 26/20 Highway/City MPG
Subaru Forester 2009 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
111,758 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5X Limited
(1)
CarMax
36.1 mi away
List$12,998
Est.Loan: $266/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Subaru Forester 2009 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
99,737 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5X
CarMax
40 mi away
List$12,598
Est.Loan: $257/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Short Term Rental
Subaru Forester 2009 2.5XT Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)
152,523 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5XT Limited
(5)
H&M Auto Group
50.4 mi away
List$8,999
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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$247 Below Market
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100% APPROVAL...FIVE YEAR WARRANTY AVAILABLE... ALL CREDIT APPROVED...RECENT  DISCHARGED BANKRUPTCIES..RATES A LOW AS 1.99%..IN-HOUSE FINANCING AVAILABLE.. ASK ABOUT OUR $0 DOWN PAYMENT PROGRAM...WE OFFER UP TO 135% OF KELLY BLUE BOOK ON ALL TRADES AND WILL PAY OFF ALL AUTO/BANK LOANS... Visit H & M Auto Group online at hmautogroupva.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 540-657-6565 today to schedule your test drive.
Subaru Forester 2009 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC, Nav (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
90,383 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5X Limited
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Happy customers, Quality cars, Better prices, That is Hampstead Pre Owned. We eliminate all the anxiety and frustration of purchasing a used car by following the golden rule of treating others the way we would want to be treated. This company was founded on three simple principles: The first and and most important is that we never put profits before our customers. We have always and will always put our customers satisfaction before anything and everything else, no exception. Second, We put every car through a rigorous pre-sale check which far surpasses any state inspection required by law to absolutely ensure that you always get a safe and reliable vehicle , also every pre owned vehicle here comes with a complementary warranty, and our unprecedented 7 day exchange. Third, we use the most current pricing applications and programs to analyze each vehicle and compare them to the current market price to ensure you never over pay. Please take a moment to read our reviews and see what our customers have to say about us. We are a pre owned dealership with old fashioned values, building an amazing reputation one deal at a time.
Subaru Forester 2009 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
122,683 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5X
List$6,989
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Dealer Notes
REAR BUMPER COVER,All Wheel Drive,SAGE GREEN METALLIC This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Subaru Forester 2009 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
201,326 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5X
G & M Automotive
63.9 mi away
List$7,450
Est.Loan: $152/mo
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Subaru Forester 2009 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD w/Premium Pkg,VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
155,649 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5X
List$4,767
Est.Loan: $98/mo
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Subaru Forester 2009
122,986 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5X
List$7,749
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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Dealer Notes
AM/FM radio,CD player,MP3 decoder,Radio data system,Air Conditioning,Rear window defroster,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Four wheel independent suspension,Speed-sensing steering,Traction control,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS brakes,Anti-whiplash front head restraints,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Low tire pressure warning,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Brake assist,Electronic Stability Control,Panic alarm,Security system,Speed control,Bumpers%3A body-color,Power door mirrors,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Illuminated entry,Outside temperature display,Overhead console,Passenger vanity mirror,Rear seat center armrest,Tachometer,Tilt steering wheel,Trip computer,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Split folding rear seat,Passenger door bin,Rear window wiper,Variably intermittent wipers,4.444 Axle Ratio
Subaru Forester 2009 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD w/Premium Pkg,VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
98,378 miles
Used 2009
Subaru Forester
2.5X
List$9,499
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Now more SUV-like than ever before, the 2009 Subaru Forester grows in useful ways while retaining much of the previous model's charm.

vehicle overview

The Subaru Forester has long been an offbeat entrant in the compact crossover SUV class; in fact, we weren't sure it technically belonged in that class. While some of its competitors featured jacked-up ride heights and butch aesthetics, the all-wheel-drive Subaru didn't sit that much higher than a typical station wagon -- and it kind of looked like one, too. Despite this quirky model's loyal following among folks in colder climes, Subaru decided it was time to tackle the segment leaders head-on. Enter the fully redesigned 2009 Subaru Forester.

Although it's still based on the same platform as the compact Impreza, which was itself redesigned for 2008, this new Forester can look the competition square in the eye. The 2009 Forester rides on a 103.0-inch wheelbase, some 3.6 inches greater than before. It's also 3 inches longer overall, about an inch taller and has more ground clearance. Combined with a more traditional SUV styling treatment, these changes give the Forester an unprecedentedly rugged persona, even if few owners are likely to put its middling off-road chops to the test.

The outgoing model's carlike handling has generally been retained, thanks to improved chassis rigidity, wider front and rear tracks and a new double-wishbone rear suspension in place of the old car's strut-based setup. However, don't expect the new Forester to corner like a sport wagon -- extra height and ground clearance along with increased suspension travel add up to lots of bounce and roll in corners. Happily, the trade-off is a compliant ride, and the compactness of the new suspension frees up extra space inside -- especially in the cargo hold. Rear legroom and overall comfort have also been dramatically expanded, and the new Forester sports a well-constructed and attractive control layout.

Overall, the Forester is a comfortable and practical people mover that looks like an SUV, drives like a car (albeit one that's tall and softly sprung) and offers the security of standard AWD. And although there are no major engine upgrades for 2009, the Forester's performance remains satisfactory. We're not sure why Subaru elected to offer the Forester with a four-speed automatic transmission instead of the company's five-speed unit, as this puts the redesigned crossover at a distinct disadvantage relative to top-selling competitors like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. On the whole, though, the 2009 Subaru Forester has outgrown its quirky phase and looks like a legitimate contender for the compact crossover SUV crown.

trim levels & features

The 2009 Subaru Forester compact crossover SUV is available in three trim levels: 2.5X, 2.5X Limited, 2.5XT and 2.5XT Limited. The Forester 2.5X is equipped with 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, cruise control, full power accessories and a four-speaker CD audio system with an auxiliary audio jack. The 2.5XT model adds 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a rear spoiler, roof rails, a sunroof, a tilt/telescoping steering column, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, reclining rear seats and a six-speaker audio system with a six-CD changer. The 2.5XT Limited throws in heated mirrors, automatic climate control, a power driver seat, heated front seats, leather upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter.

Optional for the 2.5X is the Premium Package, which adds 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, a power sunroof and a reclining rear seatback. When equipped with the Premium package, the 2.5X is also eligible for one of two additional option packages. The all-weather package includes heated side mirrors, a wiper de-icer and heated front seats. Going with the 2.5X Limited gets you the all-weather package's equipment plus foglights, a power driver seat, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, automatic climate control, and a six-speaker CD audio system with a six-CD changer. There are no available options on the 2.5XT. The Forester 2.5X Limited and 2.5XT Limited, however, can be outfitted with a navigation system.

performance & mpg

The Forester 2.5X is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. It's available with a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic. (L.L. Bean Editions come with the automatic only.) Forester XT models have a turbocharged version of this engine that churns out 224 hp and 226 lb-ft of torque. The automatic transmission is mandatory on turbocharged models. Every Forester is equipped with AWD. EPA estimated fuel economy for the 2.5X is 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined, the XT returns an estimated 19 city/24 highway and 21 combined.

safety

Standard safety features on all 2009 Subaru Foresters include antilock brakes with brake assist, traction and stability control, front seat side airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags.

driving

While the 2009 Subaru Forester offers an impressively compliant ride for this class, winding roads throw its soft suspension for a loop. Subaru knows that most drivers won't be hustling their Foresters through corners, so it has understandably prioritized comfort over canyon carving capability. To Subaru's credit, the Forester's composure over bumps and ruts is beyond reproach. Accurate steering and an excellent driving position round out the Forester's refined driving character.

Under the hood, 2.5X models measure up well against other four-cylinder compact crossover SUVs. Performance with the optional turbocharged engine is brisk, but less so than last year's manual-shift XT model, which drove like an Impreza WRX on stilts. The anachronistic four-speed automatic perceptibly blunts the performance of both engines.

interior

The 2009 Subaru Forester is blessed with a more stylish but no less functional interior than its predecessor, with visually interesting contours complementing generally straightforward controls. Enlarged dimensions have given rise to a roomier rear seat, and the cargo area out back has broadened by more than 5 inches compared with the outgoing model. While the last Forester boasted maximum cargo volume on par with its Toyota and Honda rivals, its passenger compartment was somewhat cramped by comparison. This is thankfully no longer the case, rendering the new Forester a more well-rounded entry.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2009 Subaru Forester.

Nice, but I like my 2005 better
javan68, 12/23/2011
I have a 2005 Forester that is the 2.5X Manual version. I bought the 2009 for my wife, with the Auto. It is the Premium version. As a summary, I like the vehicle, but the fuel economy is crap. We get about 20-22 mpg on average, whereas my '05 gets 26-28 on average. If we really baby the gas and drive ultra conservatively, we may be able to get 25 mpg, but that is a huge IF. As for Snow driving, I will take the '09 over my '05, granted, my '05 is more fun to drive. The '09 is like a tank in the snow. We are in the market for a replacement for the '09. Our family is growing again, and the forester is just too small. Perhaps if it got better fuel economy, we would reconsider.
Cant find a downside to this vehicle
subarublue77, 1/21/2012
Did not know SUV existed until I read Consumer Reports. They rated this #1 in small SUV category. I test drove also small SUV Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, Toyota and the Forester out classed them all. I bought it used from the Subaru dealership (Jax, FL) and they had the Carfax. Took it to my mechanic and he said everything looked great! Wanted something that seats 4 & back seats go down so I can carry wood for my woodworking projects. Took it on a couple of long drives already and nice smooth ride. Car accelerates well given it is a 4 cylinder. I bought the SUV because of its reliability history and price. I read all the reviews on Edmunds.com and almost everyone liked their Subaru.
Excellent Small SUV
vkinsocal, 10/22/2010
I've owned this car two years now and this car has been nearly flawless. I love the low end RPM power this car has. The torque curve is very flat on Subaru's 4 cyl engine. driving in snow is great. Heater and air conditioning is simple to operate. Wiper controls are fantastic and make sense. Cruise control on the steering wheel as well as radio controls are like a a more expensive car would have. Changing your own oil is a breeze as the oil filter is vertical and you can get to everything without driving the vehicle on ramps. Visibility when backing up is best in class. Paddle shifting manual mode transmission is handy holding gear downhill. For ~25K out the door a fine machine.
Great for tall drivers
don225, 1/8/2013
I bought this car for 2 reasons 1. Head room,I'm 6'5 2. AWD Over all happy but a few issues to note 1.The car has an uncanny ability to suck in the exhaust from other vehicles, and it has nothing to do with the in cabin filter. 2.The design of the front seats. As the driver its almost impossible to reach under the seat to grab anything, and there is a cable that runs directly from the underbelly of the seat to the ground that eliminates passage. The passenger seat sits so low that even I feel like a kid in a car(I'm 6'5) 4.Rattles. have fun going back and forth to the dealer getting all the rattles in the body panels shored up while under warranty 5.Transmission issues at 70K mi 6.Sterio
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
224 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 6000 rpm
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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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2009 Subaru Forester Overview

The Used 2009 Subaru Forester is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD w/Premium Pkg,VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5XT 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD w/All Weather, Premium Pkg, VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5X L.L.Bean Edition 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC, Nav (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD w/All Weather, Premium Pkg, VDC (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5X L.L.Bean Edition 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD w/Premium Pkg,VDC (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5XT Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC, Nav (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC, Nav (2.5L 4cyl 4A), and 2.5XT Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2009 Subaru Forester?

Save up to $275 on one of 25 Used 2009 Subaru Forester for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,767 as of08/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2009 Subaru Forester trim styles:

  • The Used 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X is priced between $4,767 and$12,599 with odometer readings between 67651 and201326 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited is priced between $6,735 and$12,998 with odometer readings between 52877 and126100 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Limited is priced between $8,999 and$16,698 with odometer readings between 36862 and152523 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X L.L. Bean Edition is priced between $8,500 and$8,500 with odometer readings between 139342 and139342 miles.

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