Used 2010 Subaru Forester

2010 Subaru Forester
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2010 Subaru Forester

Pros

  • Standard all-wheel drive, roomy cabin with ample cargo space, comfortable ride, capable engines, excellent safety scores.

Cons

  • Outdated four-speed automatic transmission, so-so fit and finish.

Used 2010 Subaru Forester for Sale

Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
139,482 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium
List$7,518
Est.Loan: $154/mo
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Subaru Forester 2010 2.5XT Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)
92,147 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5XT Premium
(2)
Quality Auto
4.7 mi away
List$10,977
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
91,805 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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%2A%2A%2A CLEAN CARFAX MD INSPECTED %2A%2A%2A PANORAMIC SUNROOF %2A%2A%2A ALLOY WHEELS/POWER SEATS %2A%2A%2A GREAT COLOR %2A%2A%2A<br><br><br>%2A%2A%2A WARRANTY AND FINANCING AVAILABLE %2A%2A%2A QUALITY PRE-OWNED VEHICLES %2A%2A%2A DIRECTAUTOACCESS.COM %28240%29 801-4735 %2A%2A%2A<br><br>AWD; Air Conditioning; Power Windows; Power Locks; Power Steering; Tilt Wheel; AM/FM CD/MP3; Satellite; Immobilizer; Keyless Entry; Alarm; Daytime Running Lights; Dual Front Airbags; Side Airbags; Head Airbags; Rear Head Airbags; Active Seatbelts; All Wheel ABS
Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
90,140 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium
AutoPlaza
19.8 mi away
List$9,777
Est.Loan: $200/mo
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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***COMPLIMENTARY 3 MONTHS/3,000 MILES ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIALS WARRANTY INCLUDED*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';"> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* GUARANTEED FINANCING * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* VA INSPECTION * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* CLEAN IN AND OUT * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* 4-Cyl, PZEV, 2.5 Liter * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* WELL MAINTAINED * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* GREAT CONDITION* <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* ICE COLD A/C * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* AM/FM RADIO * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* CRUISE CONTROL * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* HEATED SEATS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* LUGGAGE RACK * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* AUX INPUT * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* SUNROOF/MOONROOF * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER WINDOWS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER DOOR LOCK * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Autoplaza offers car buyers competitively priced vehicles and service with a smile. Our friendly and experienced staff will help you find a vehicle that fits your budget and lifestyle. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Call us today to schedule a test drive! We look forward to serving you and the community for many, many years! <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">We pride ourselves with being the best local used car dealership that offers not only quality used cars, but also best prices in the area. The combination of quality and value in our cars guarantee that you are getting the best deal on a used car in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. Hurry up to call us and schedule your test-drive today! <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***COMPLIMENTARY 3 MONTHS/3,000 MILES ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIALS WARRANTY INCLUDED*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***RUNS AND DRIVES PERFECTLY*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***CLEAN IN AND OUT*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***AUTOMATIC 4 SPEED TRANSMISSION*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***HEATED/POWER INTERRIOR*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***POWER WINDOWS/DOOR LOCKS*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***NEW VA SAFETY INSPECTION*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">CALL US FOR ANY QUESTION OR TO SCHEDULE A TEST DRIVE. 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Autoplaza LLC is dedicated to make your vehicle shopping experience hassle free and straight forward. With that in mind we fully inspect, service and detail all cars in our lot. We hand pick each and every car from all the sources possible around the area and provide it to you <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Disclaimer: <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Listed price for any car, truck, minivan or SUV does not include Virginia or any other state title, tax, registration fees or $499 processing fee. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Autoplaza LLC will never sell, share, or spam your mobile number. Standard text messaging rates may apply. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp;
Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
83,234 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X
List$10,983
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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2010 SUBARU FORESTER--CALL FOR DETAILS--301-881-4000
Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
80,127 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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$247 Below Market
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Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
115,785 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X
List$7,000
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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$193 Below Market
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Dealer Serviced (All service records available)., New Brakes and Rotors, Complete Tune-Up just done, New Control arms, Fresh oil change, Newer tires, AWD, Power windows and Door locks, CARFAX Certified!!! Vehicle is in very good condition mechanically as well as cosmetically!!! A must see!!!
Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
178,833 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium
Hi Lo Auto Sales
25.2 mi away
List$4,987
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
103,255 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X
List$7,497
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
121,027 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Visit Reliable Auto Sales online at reliableautosale.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-441-6485 today to schedule your test drive.
Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
104,582 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium
List$9,985
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 2010 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
123,194 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X
List$7,495
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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$206 Below Market
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**CLEAN CARFAX**AWD**AUTOMATIC**POWER OPTIONS**AM/FM RADIO** This 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5x is now available for sale through Imperial Auto and has been fully detailed by our professionals! This vehicle has a Clean and Clear Carfax Report and is All Wheel Drive, it has Power options such as Locks and windows, and it has a AM/FM Radio! This is a great commuter car as it will be great in all weather conditions and gets up to 28MPG! If you have any questions please contact us at 540-699-2758. You may also fill out our secured online credit application at www.Imperialhighline.com We look forward to earning your business! - Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Cruise Control| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Door Locks| Power Mirrors| Tilt Steering Wheel| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Keyless Entry| Security System| ABS Brakes| Traction Control| Dynamic Stability| Rear Defogger| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| Cloth Interior Surface| 12v Power Outlet| Carpeted Floor Mats| Center Console| Child Proof Door Locks| Cup Holders| Daytime Running Lights| Overhead Console| Rear Wipers| Roll Stability Control| Side Curtain Airbags| Vanity Mirrors - Contact IMPERIAL AUTO Sales at 540-891-6611 or info@myimperialauto.com for more information. -
Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
169,117 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium
Usmani Motor Cars
53.4 mi away
List$5,900
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
140,952 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X Limited
CarFair
53.7 mi away
List$7,990
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
51,545 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X Limited
List$14,977
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
95,867 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium
Mazari Motors
53.9 mi away
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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$275 Below Market
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**CLEAN CARFAX HISTORY REPORT**ALL-WHEEL DRIVE**PREMIUM PACKAGE**2.5L 4 CYLINDER ENGINE**26 MPG**PANORAMIC SUNROOF**POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS/MIRRORS/DRIVER SEAT**HEATED SEATS**AM/FM/CD/SAT**BLUETOOTH** - Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Dual Zone Climate Control| Cruise Control| Tinted Windows| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Door Locks| Power Mirrors| Leather Shifter| Power Drivers Seat| Heated Seat| Roof Rack| Rear Air Conditioning| Digital Info Center| Tilt Steering Wheel| Steering Wheel Radio Controls| Sunroof| Moonroof| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Keyless Entry| Security System| ABS Brakes| Traction Control| Dynamic Stability| Rear Defogger| Fog Lights| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| Anti-Theft| Cloth Interior Surface| 115V Power Outlet| 12v Power Outlet| Aux. Audio Input| Carpeted Floor Mats| Center Arm Rest| Center Console| Child Proof Door Locks| Compass And Temperature Display| Compass And Temperature Display| Cup Holders| Daytime Running Lights| Front Heated Seats| Overhead Console| Panoramic Roof| PCM| Premium Alloy Wheels| Premium Sound| Premium Wheels| Rear Spoiler| Rear Spoiler| Rear Wipers| Roll Stability Control| Side Curtain Airbags| Tire Pressure Monitor| Vanity Mirrors - Contact Sales Department at 540-898-5555 or sales@mazarimotors.com for more information. -
Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
104,256 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium
List$7,788
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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Subaru Forester 2010 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
62,467 miles
Used 2010
Subaru Forester
2.5X
List$11,488
Est.Loan: $235/mo
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$300 Below Market
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NEW CAR TRADE IN, EXCELLENT CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT, ONE OWNER, CLEAN CARFAX, ALL WHEEL DRIVE, AUTOMATIC TRANS, POWER WINDOWS AND LOCKS, COLD AC, ABS BRAKES AND A LOT MORE. Find your next ride and get a great deal at Anderson Honda in Cockeysville, MD. 62467 is 43627 miles below market average! 20/26 City/Highway MPG Newport Blue Pearl Subaru 2010 2.5X Forester 4-Speed Automatic with Sportshift 2.5L H4 SMPI SOHC 16V LEV II 170hp AWD 20/26 City/Highway MPG Complimentary Wi-Fi and Shuttle Service Comfortable waiting area with complimentary Continental Breakfast 24 Hour Online Service Scheduling Large selection with over $10 million in inventory Staff that is actively involved in the community Best truck technicians in Baltimore County Over 300 years in service experience Huge selection of parts and accessories, to maintain and customize your vehicle We would like to thank you for visiting our website and considering us for the purchase of your next new or pre-owned vehicle. It is our goal to provide you with an excellent purchase and ownership experience. Anderson is not a new automotive name in the Baltimore area but Anderson Buick GMC, located at 10125 York Road, are relatively new to the Cockeysville/Hunt Valley area. As a family-owned dealership we offer special benefits to our customers.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

More grown up in both size and character than past iterations, the 2010 Subaru Forester is a top pick in the highly competitive small SUV segment.

vehicle overview

Subaru owners are clearly a fiercely loyal bunch. The brand's commercial showing an owner habitually going from one beloved Forester to the next is no exaggeration. The reasons why, though, are a bit harder to discern. Perhaps it's the standard all-wheel drive that appeals to those who live in wet and/or mountainous climes. Or perhaps it's the perceived ruggedness that encourages owners to pack up their dirty Subies with outdoor leisure equipment and venture into the woods. Whatever the reason, the 2010 Subaru Forester rewards that loyalty by being one of the top choices in the compact crossover segment.

Fully redesigned last year, the Forester is bigger than its wagonlike predecessors and certainly more SUV-like. Virtually every dimension has grown, thereby increasing interior space and providing a more rugged stance and image. Indeed, among compact SUVs, the Forester looks most likely to excel in an off-road environment. Yet the 2010 model has generally retained its carlike handling thanks to improved chassis rigidity, wider front and rear tracks and a new double-wishbone rear suspension. The extra height, ground clearance and increased suspension travel result in extra body roll when cornering, but we suspect most people will be pleased with the latest Forester's combination of adequate handling and comfortable ride quality.

Adding to the Forester's appeal are its generous passenger space, ample cargo capacity and strong safety ratings. The two "boxer" four-cylinder engines under its hood are both competitive in terms of power and fuel economy, despite being saddled with an outdated four-speed automatic that does little for either. All said, the 2010 Subaru Forester should be at the top of your to-drive list if you're looking for a compact or even midsize SUV. Competitors like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 are also worth considering, especially for those in warmer climates where those models' more fuel-efficient two-wheel-drive layout is sufficient. Particularly in frosty, wet and/or mountainous climes, though, the Forester deserves its loyalty.

Trim levels & features

The 2010 Subaru Forester is a compact crossover SUV available in five trim levels: 2.5X, 2.5X Premium, 2.5X Limited, 2.5XT Premium and 2.5XT Limited. The 2.5X is equipped with 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, full power accessories, air-conditioning, automatic headlights, keyless entry, a tilt steering column, a trip computer and a four-speaker stereo with CD player and auxiliary audio jack. The 2.5X Premium adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, an eight-way power driver seat, steering-wheel audio controls and reclining rear seatbacks. The 2.5X Limited adds automatic climate control, the All-Weather package (including heated mirrors, heated front seats and windshield wiper de-icer), leather upholstery and a six-speaker stereo with six-CD changer.

The 2.5XT Premium is similar to the 2.5X Premium but has a bigger engine, foglights, a tilt-telescoping steering column, upgraded cloth upholstery and a six-way manual driver seat rather than power. The 2.5XT Limited adds the power driver seat plus the 2.5X Limited's extra features.

The All-Weather package is optional on the 2.5X Premium. Stand-alone options include a variety of exterior trim add-ons, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an iPod interface and satellite radio. Available on the Limited trims is a navigation system that includes a touchscreen interface, a single-CD player (replaces six-CD), Bluetooth and an auxiliary audio/video input jack.

2010 Highlights

The 2010 Subaru Forester gets mild equipment changes. Last year's Premium package is now considered a trim level and additionally includes a standard power driver seat. The L.L. Bean Edition trim level is no more, though it was actually discontinued midway through last year. The optional navigation system now includes Bluetooth connectivity.

Performance & mpg

Every Subaru comes with standard all-wheel drive, and the Forester is no different. The 2.5X models are powered by a 2.5-liter horizontally opposed (flat) four-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on the 2.5X and 2.5X Premium, while a four-speed automatic is optional on those trims and standard on the 2.5X Limited. Fuel economy with the automatic transmission is 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined, or about what you'd get from the similarly powered all-wheel-drive Honda CR-V. 2.5X models sold in California-emissions states also earn a squeaky-clean PZEV tailpipe emissions rating.

The 2.5XT features a turbocharged version of this engine that produces 224 hp and 226 lb-ft of torque. The four-speed automatic is the lone transmission available. In performance testing, a 2.5XT went from zero to 60 mph in an impressive 6.8 seconds. Fuel economy dips only a bit with this engine to 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined.

Safety

Standard safety features on all 2010 Subaru Foresters include antilock brakes with brake assist, traction and stability control, front seat side airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags. In our braking tests, the Forester 2.5XT came to a stop from 60 mph in 125 feet, which is a good distance for this segment. In government crash tests, the Forester achieved perfect five-star ratings in all front- and side-impact categories. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also gave the Forester its best rating of "Good" in its frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests.

Driving

The relatively sporty Subaru Foresters of yore are sadly gone, replaced by a bigger, taller vehicle that remains easy to drive but doesn't elicit the same sort of driving enjoyment. We're guessing most folks won't mind, though, since the trade-off is one of the most comfortable rides in the segment. And the Forester's crisp steering and usefully tight turning circle make it surprisingly maneuverable in close quarters.

Both engine choices are highly competitive in terms of power and fuel economy, although an automatic transmission with more gears than the Forester's four would make a big difference. Not only would fuel economy theoretically improve, but more narrowly spaced ratios would make downshifts smoother and less noticeable as well. Still, the 2010 Subaru Forester is an able performer, especially in 2.5XT trim.

Interior

The 2010 Subaru Forester features a pleasantly styled and highly functional cabin design, though its fit and finish is a little hit or miss. Controls are straightforward except the poorly designed ones for the optional navigation system, which we would avoid. We would also avoid the base stereo if possible as its sound quality is particularly bad.

The Forester is one of the most spacious vehicles in the segment, comparing favorably with the RAV4, CR-V and Mitsubishi Outlander, all of which bridge the gap between compact and midsize SUVs. The Forester's split-folding rear seat with optional reclining seatbacks deserves special mention here. "Throne" would be a better term, as the cushion is so high that rear passengers will feel as though they're looking down on those in front. All but the longest of leg will actually be able to rest their hamstrings flush against the cushion -- a rarity in motorized conveyances without wings or bathrooms. The cargo area is similarly generous, boasting 33.5 cubic feet of space with the 60/40-split rear seatback raised and 68.3 cubes with it folded.


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Known Recurring Problem - Blown Head Gasket???
Wayne G.,06/11/2016
UPDATE (June 2017): Still losing oil at the same exact rate as before having the head gasket replaced. I honestly wonder whether the dealer, SUBARU OF RICHMOND, every respected the head gasket at all. Either they did not, or the car had a serious design flaw. Also, had the dealer, SUBARU OF RICHMOND, replace the front disc brakes when they they did the head gasket work. The brakes are now wobbling when braking set high speeds. UPDATE (Sept 2016): Subaru gave me a $500 coupon to help defray the cost of replacing the head gasket (the dealer, SUBARU OF RICHMOND, told me after doing tests, that I paid for, that was the reason I was losing oil). I had the head gaskets replaced (both sides), for $1,500 total. The short story is, I AM STILL LOSING OIL AT THE EXACT SAME RATE!!!! About 1 quart per month. My very first Subaru is a 2010 Subaru Forester. Overall I had been impressed with the performance of the car, however I was just recently told by Richmond Subaru that the reason I am losing oil is a blown head gasket, which will cost $2,400 to replace. After doing some research I have come to understand that this is fairly common with Subarus. Less than a year ago I replaced the timing belt and had other maintenance done that cost several thousand. I am not in the habit of spending this much money on a car in regular maintenance fees. Previously I have owned Hondas and Toyotas and have been quite happy with them (over 300K miles on an Odyssey!), but based upon reviews I thought I would give Subaru a try. I suspect this problem has been occurring for some time. I once noticed at an oil change that my oil was low. I thought this was a slip on my part in filling to the proper level previously. Now I think it was the head gasket all along, and this was at about 50k miles, possibly still under warranty. I find it silly that Subaru engineers have continued to design engines with this problem, and that Subaru dealers are unwilling to help. When I found out I had this issue, the Subaru salesman told me, "...since I know of the issue now I can't give you a full trade in value. My suggestion is that you see what CarMax is willing to give you." If Subaru cannot help with this situation I will have no choice but to abandon Subaru as a brand choice and move on.
Exhaust rattle and ping noises
ny_donna,07/17/2012
Subaru Forester 2010, 57K miles - the heat shields in the exhaust are losing their insulation, so the tin shields rattle against each other. Was told I would need to replace entire exhaust to fix. Not covered by extended wtty - why make an exhaust system that falls apart after 2 years, and can't be easily fixed? why is this "my problem?" It is Subaru's poor design, should be their money to fix! Has anyone else had the dealer fix this problem for you or found an easier solution? The tinny rattling noise drives me crazy!
Rattles like a Soviet-made piece of junk
Rattled,03/11/2010
After 6-7 months of research, I bought a new Forester 2.5X (basic). It is a compromise: will use it as a family car + getting to trail heads via back roads. After 3 weeks and 600 miles on asphalt, it started rattling at relatively low speed, like 20-40 mph. The last time I had a car rattle like this was when I was much younger - and it was a a small Soviet-made piece of junk, much different from a cute new Forester. The service department reduced the rattle but it is still there. They gave me a replacement Forester that rattled at least as loud as my own. The rattle completely spoils the joy one expects form a new car. In addition - relatively poor gas mileage in a city (we drive it gently)
2010 Subaru Forester XT (Turbo) Limited Edition
Forester Owner,12/24/2015
* Present Car: 2010 Subaru Forester XT (Turbo Charged) Limited edition; 4 Speed Automatic Transmission (Fast on pickup and powerful on torque) Premium Fuel ONLY: 15 MPG @ 20-30 MPH City (stop & go) 20-25 MPG @ 30-60 & 65-80 MPH 30-33 MPG @ 60-65 MPH; 4 cylinder Uses a Timing Belt * Prior Car: 2009 Subaru Forester X (NON-Turbo Charged) Limited edition PZEV; 4 Speed Automatic Transmission (Slow on pickup and weak on torque... dangerous on pulling out!) 15-30 MPG (Reg (best), Plus, Premium Fuels) 4 cylinder Uses a Timing Belt The "Limited" is the top end model and comes with a near-complete package of options as standard. Most of the negative reviews I've read are from non-turbo Subaru owners. I would never buy another non-turbo car OF ANY KIND again for the reasons mentioned above... no power and too slow on pickup and top end. However, if you think the pickup is ok and you want the fuel efficiency, get the X version. If you study the 0-60 second reviews on every car, you'll see that there are [presently] only 2 ways to get to 60 mph in under 7 seconds... 1) Natural Aspirated with +400 HP (Burns lots of fuel... 18-5 MPG) 2) Turbo Charged with +225 HP (Best fuel consumption... 28-15 MPG) I haven't experienced the oil burning issues others have complained about... perhaps they had the inevitable lemons. After doing a very thorough research on all SUVs, I am convinced there is no better car than Subarus (w//Turbo) you can buy for it's price. The only other SUV I'd consider is a Porshe Macan... but you pay over 4x the price. Both 2009 and 2010 Foresters handled superbly on wet, slippery roads BECAUSE OF the synchronized all wheel drive. Anybody complaining about poor handling of Subarus in inclement weather [while All Wheel Drive is engaged] needs to learn how to drive CORRECTLY. The drive train of Subarus is impeccable and the main reason I went with it... Centered/Balanced/Low Mounted Boxer Engine; Synchronized All Wheel Drive make this vehicle VERY easy to control on any surface... There is no better vehicle to drive on slippery surfaces than Subarus. Driver's Seat "Limited" version: Leather 8 way power control; Does not wear out unless you carry a THICK WALLET IN YOUR BACK POCKET! Very comfortable for 5'2"-6'5" Ht. Both front seats tilt all the way back for taking naps on long trips... Some individuals may find the arm rests in the way in this position, but still not much of a detriment. Passenger Seat: Mechanical Lever Adjustment. Rear Seats: Are comfortable enough for average height people. Rear Cargo: Rear seats fold down all the way flat (unlike many other top end SUVs), making it excellent for loading items and camping out if need be. NAV system: Screen is 6" diagonal... not large enough to view comfortably. Does not dim enough at night time making it annoying to drive while on. Boot up is too slow if turned off. There are better after market models with 7" screen (fits perfectly if the NAV-Headunit is compatible with 2008-2013 Forester models) that are much cheaper. Warning! : Do not buy any Kenwood! The 2010 Subaru Forester XT (Turbo Charged) Limited edition is the best car I've ever owned. However, it's recommended to change the Timing Belt around 100k miles ($1100). 2011-present now have a Timing Chain which doesn't need to be changed so soon. Nevertheless, there are some complaints about how they are mounted, but that is to be seen from other owner's reviews. The only other engine Subaru makes with a Timing Chain is their 3.6 Liter, 6 Cylinder Engine; But that was only put in their Outbacks.
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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 / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
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 2010 Subaru Forester Overview

The Used 2010 Subaru Forester is offered in the following submodels: Forester SUV. Available styles include 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5XT Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), and 2.5XT Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A).

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