Used 2011 Subaru Forester

2011 Subaru Forester
List price range
$8,500 - $16,990

2011 Highlights

For 2011, Subaru Forester 2.5X models have a revised 2.5-liter engine that boosts torque and fuel economy slightly. The 2.5XT Limited trim has been dropped and a couple of new trim levels have been added: the 2.5X Touring and the 2.5XT Touring, positioned above the Limited trim. Several trims get improved audio features, while the 2.5X Premium gets a new optional TomTom navigation system. An eight-way power driver seat (with power-adjustable lumbar support) is now standard on the 2.5XT Premium, and Bluetooth is now standard on all Foresters except the 2.5X.

Pros

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • roomy cabin with ample cargo space
  • comfortable ride
  • strong turbocharged engine on XT trims.

Cons

  • Outdated four-speed automatic transmission
  • unimpressive fit and finish.

Used 2011 Subaru Forester for Sale

Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
87,973 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X
List$9,903
Est.Loan: $185/mo
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2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X AWD in Sage Green Metallic, FUEL EFFICIENT, LOW MILES, ONE OWNER LOCAL TRADE IN. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
37,739 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium
List$14,711
Est.Loan: $275/mo
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Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
94,311 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X
List$10,683
Est.Loan: $200/mo
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Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
105,578 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X
CarMax
18 mi away
List$12,998
Est.Loan: $243/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 2011 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
94,404 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X
IM Autohaus
20.1 mi away
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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$275 Below Market
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Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
102,187 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X Limited
Fitzgerald Genesis
20.2 mi away
List$10,788
Est.Loan: $202/mo
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Clearance, FitzWay Certified Pre-Owned, One Owner Vehicle One Owner%2521 Clean Carfax%2521 2.5X Limited Series%2521 Automatic,All-Wheel Drive,All Weather Pkg.,Keyless Entry,Leather,Panorama Roof,Roof Rack,Alloy Wheels,Heated Seats,Bluetooth%2521
Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
103,524 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X
List$10,482
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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4.44 Axle Ratio,Front Bucket Seats,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Electronic Stability Control,Front Center Armrest,Tachometer,ABS brakes,AM/FM radio,Anti-whiplash front head restraints,Brake assist,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Four wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Front reading lights,Illuminated entry,Low tire pressure warning,MP3 decoder,Occupant sensing airbag,Outside temperature display,Overhead airbag,Overhead console,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Power steering,Power windows,Radio data system,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear seat center armrest,Rear window defroster,Rear window wiper,Remote keyless entry,Security system,Speed control,Split folding rear seat,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Trip computer,Variably intermittent wipers,Variable valve control,Air Conditioning
Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
78,530 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X Limited
List$12,395
Est.Loan: $232/mo
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$341 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Recent Arrival! Odometer is 7007 miles below market average! CARFAX One-Owner. Call us directly at (703) 256-5000 for any questions or to confirm availability. Jerry's Alexandria Ford is located at 6510 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA 22312. Our sales department is open 7 days a week: M-F 9AM-9PM, Sat 9AM-6PM, Sun 11AM-5PM. Jerry's Alexandria Ford is a full-service Ford Dealership in Alexandria, VA. Ford Sales, Ford Service and Ford Financing serving the greater Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. Area! Some pre-owned vehicles offered for sale; may be subject to recalls for defects, from the specific manufacturer of the vehicle, which could cause serious injury. 21/27mpg
Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
114,856 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium
List$8,900
Est.Loan: $166/mo
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$245 Below Market
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Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
82,434 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X Touring
Frederick Subaru
26.8 mi away
List$14,000
Est.Loan: $262/mo
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Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
97,925 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X Limited
List$12,687
Est.Loan: $237/mo
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Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
124,002 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium
CarMax
40 mi away
List$12,598
Est.Loan: $235/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 2011 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
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Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X
List$13,388
Est.Loan: $250/mo
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Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
115,121 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium
Caddy Shack Cars
49.9 mi away
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Dealer Notes
Door Handle Color - Chrome, Front Bumper Color - Body-Color, Mirror Color - Body-Color, Steering Ratio - 16.5, Turns Lock-To-Lock - 3.2, Center Console Trim - Simulated Alloy, Dash Trim - Simulated Alloy, Floor Mat Material - Carpet, Floor Mats - Front, Floor Mats - Rear, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Single, Interior Accents - Metallic-Tone, Ambient Lighting, Center Console - Front Console With Armrest, Cruise Control, Cupholders - Front, Cupholders - Rear, Illuminated Power Window Switches, Multi-Function Remote - Fuel Filler Door Release, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, One-Touch Windows - 1, Overhead Console - Front, Power Outlet%28S%29 - Center Console, Power Outlet%28S%29 - In Dash, Power Steering - Variable/Speed-Proportional, Reading Lights - Front, Steering Wheel - Tilt And Telescopic, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Phone, Storage - Cargo Tie-Down Anchors And Hooks, Storage - Door Pockets, Storage - Front Seatback, Storage - Grocery Bag Holder, Storage - Sunglasses Holder, Vanity Mirrors - Dual, Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Front Shock Type - Gas, Front Spring Type - Coil, Front Struts - Macpherson, Front Suspension Type - Lower Control Arms, Hill Holder Control, Rear Brake Type - Disc, Rear Shock Type - Gas, Rear Struts, 4wd Type - Full Time, Abs - 4-Wheel, Axle Ratio - 4.11, Braking Assist, Front Brake Diameter - 11.7, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Brake Diameter - 11.3, Rear Stabilizer Bar, Rear Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Suspension Type - Double Wishbone, Stability Control, Traction Control, Gauge - Tachometer, In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback, Satellite Radio - Siriusxm Ready, Total Speakers - 4, Warnings And Reminders - Tire Fill Alert, Antenna Type - Mast, Auxiliary Audio Input - Jack, Auxiliary Audio Input - Usb, External Temperature Display, Fuel Economy Display - Mpg, In-Dash Cd - Single Disc, Multi-Function Display, Phone - Pre-Wired For Phone, Radio - Am/Fm, Speed Sensitive Volume Control, Trip Computer, Warnings And Reminders - Lamp Failure, Low Fuel, Engine Oil, Coolant, Daytime Running Lights, Headlights - Auto Off, Liftgate Window - Fixed, Rear Door Type - Liftgate, Spare Tire Mount Location - Inside, Spare Tire Size - Temporary, Spare Wheel Type - Steel, Tire Type - All Season, Wheels - Alloy, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Moonroof / Sunroof - Power, Power Windows - Safety Reverse, Window Defogger - Rear, Front Wipers - Variable Intermittent, Rear Privacy Glass, Roof Rails, 2-Stage Unlocking Doors, Active Head Restraints - Dual Front, Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger, Anti-Theft System - Alarm With Remote, Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer, Body Side Reinforcements - Side Impact Door Beams, Child Safety Door Locks, Child Seat Anchors - Latch System, Crumple Zones - Front, Crumple Zones - Rear, Energy Absorbing Steering Column, Front Airbags - Dual, Impact Absorbing Bumpers, Power Door Locks, Safety Brake Pedal System, Side Airbags - Front, Side Curtain Airbags - Front, Side Mirror Adjustments - Manual Folding, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Side-Curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - 10, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Height, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Lumbar, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Reclining, Front Headrests - 2, Front Headrests - Adjustable, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Front Seatbelts - 3-Point, Rear Headrests - 3, Rear Headrests - Adjustable, Rear Seat Folding - Split, Rear Seat Manual Adjustments - Reclining, Rear Seat Type - 60-40 Split Bench, Rear Seatbelts - 3-Point, Seatbelt Force Limiters - Front, Seatbelt Pretensioners - Front, Upholstery - Cloth
Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
112,273 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X
(1)
Reynolds Subaru
63.8 mi away
List$10,000
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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$275 Below Market
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Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
89,936 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium
List$12,975
Est.Loan: $242/mo
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Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
24,353 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium
List$16,990
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
134,682 miles
Used 2011
Subaru Forester
2.5X
(2)
Steven Toyota
87.4 mi away
List$8,500
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

More grown up in both size and character than past iterations, the 2011 Subaru Forester is a top pick in the highly competitive small SUV segment.

vehicle overview

Much of Subaru's success has stemmed from its skill at meeting the needs of very specific -- and very dedicated -- groups of car buyers. Models like the Outback have traditionally been aimed at people wanting something civilized enough for mundane urban travel, yet rugged enough for snow and light off-roading, while sport sedans like the WRX were intended for driving enthusiasts. More recently, though, the brand has been making an effort to offer vehicles that attract a broader, more mainstream audience. The 2011 Subaru Forester is a perfect example.

The typical crossover buyer will find his needs nicely met by the latest Forester, which was last redesigned three years ago. There's enough room in its attractive-looking cabin to carry passengers in comfort; the rear seat is especially spacious and plush. The cargo capacity is among the largest in the segment. And finally, this crossover also delivers a smooth, comfortable ride.

But the Forester hasn't forsaken the great outdoors. With a class-leading 8.7 inches of ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive, this crossover is a natural fit for poor weather or light-duty off-road trails. The Forester is also one of the few small crossovers to offer a turbocharged engine, which could hold particular appeal for people who often drive at high altitudes.

Even so, shoppers on the hunt for a compact or midsize crossover get to choose from a wealth of very strong contenders. With sportier handling than the Forester, the 2011 Hyundai Tucson and 2011 Mazda CX-7 are likely better picks for people who really like to drive, while the 2011 Toyota RAV4 offers a gutsy engine (the optional V6) and available third-row seating. Other top choices include the impressive 2011 Chevrolet Equinox and refined 2011 Honda CR-V. Still, with its wide range of talents, the Forester certainly deserves a place on your consideration list.

trim levels & features

The 2011 Subaru Forester is a compact crossover SUV available in six trim levels: 2.5X, 2.5X Premium, 2.5X Limited, 2.5XT Premium, 2.5X Touring and 2.5XT Touring.

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 with power-adjustable lumbar support, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, Bluetooth with audio streaming, steering-wheel audio controls, iPod integration, USB connectivity and reclining rear seatbacks.

The 2.5X Limited adds foglights, 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 more powerful engine, a hood scoop and a rear roof spoiler. The 2.5X Touring builds on the 2.5X Limited's list of amenities, adding bi-xenon headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, a one-touch folding rear seatback, electroluminescent instrumentation and a rearview camera. The 2.5XT Touring combines the 2.5XT Premium's features with those seen in the 2.5X Touring.

The All-Weather package is optional on the 2.5X Premium, as is a portable TomTom navigation system. Limited and Touring trims are available with a traditional dash-mounted navigation system that includes a touchscreen interface, a single-CD player (replaces six-CD) and an auxiliary audio/video input jack. Satellite radio and a variety of exterior trim add-ons are offered as stand-alone options.

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 174 pound-feet of torque. The XT trims feature a turbocharged variant that produces 224 hp and 226 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on the 2.5X and 2.5X Premium, with a four-speed automatic offered as an option. The automatic is the only transmission available on the 2.5X Limited, 2.5XT Premium, 2.5X Touring and 2.5XT Touring.

With both the manual and automatic transmissions, 2.5X models earn EPA ratings of 21 mpg city/27 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined, or exactly what you'd get from the similarly powered AWD Honda CR-V. 2.5X models sold in states with more stringent emissions standards earn a squeaky-clean PZEV rating. With the XT's turbocharged engine, fuel economy dips to 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined. In Edmunds performance testing, a 2.5XT went from zero to 60 mph in an impressive 6.8 seconds.

safety

Standard safety features on every 2011 Subaru Forester include antilock brakes with brake assist, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags. In Edmunds braking tests, the Forester 2.5XT came to a stop from 60 mph in 125 feet, which is a good distance for this segment.

The Forester has not been rated using the government's new, more strenuous 2011 crash-testing procedures. Its 2010 ratings (which aren't comparable to 2011 tests) resulted in 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, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests.

driving

The 2011 Forester has one of the most comfortable rides in the segment. Its crisp steering and usefully tight turning circle also 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 and acceleration theoretically improve, but more narrowly spaced ratios would make downshifts smoother and less noticeable as well. Still, the 2011 Subaru Forester is an able performer, especially in the 2.5XT trims.

interior

The 2011 Subaru Forester features a pleasantly styled and highly functional cabin design, though its fit and finish is a little hit-or-miss. Controls are mostly straightforward and easy to access. 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 straddle the line between compact and midsize SUVs.

This crossover's split-folding rear seat with optional reclining seatbacks deserves special mention here. The term "throne" appropriately describes this seat, 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.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2011 Subaru Forester.

Love it, fun to drive, but some problems
pip3, 11/6/2011
We love our Forester, for the most part. It is the perfect size. I don't have to sink down to get in and better yet, don't have to yank myself high up to climb into it. Driving it is fun, very responsive and great turning radius. Visibility is excellent and parking is easy. However, we have 2 strong complaints and a minor one. First, the radio is terrible! The fm sounds like hollow am radio. Next, the passenger seat is highly uncomfortable, non adjustable, and sunk down so low it's hard to see over the dash. The minor complaint is storage. Glove box is tiny, cup holders are square and bottles routinely fall over. In-door cupholders are also flawed.
WARNING!!! Make sure to check your Oil!!!
looney3, 2/17/2013
If you own a 2011 or newer Forester with the new engine requiring synthetic oil, Check/add oil frequently! Mine requires 1 qt added every 1800 miles on average. I read an account of another 2011 Forester owner who went just over 10,000 miles without checking or changing the oil, and the engine ran out of oil, seized and was destroyed. You will need to add 3-4 qts in between oil changes. Engine rattles loudly at startup for a few seconds. Subaru needs to fix the problem of oil use. Most people are not diligent about checking and topping up their oil. There will be many unhappy owners.
Very Good Overall Package
premx11, 5/5/2011
This is a very good overall package and an excellent value. Car is very sure-footed in rain and snow. Has comfortable ride and seats. Excellent visibility, has responsive brakes, steering, highly maneuverable, great sun roof - helps cool car quickly, responsive engine - a bit noisy on cold start, but smooth and quiet thereafter, excellent hauling capacity with rear seats folded, 4-speed AT is a bit antiquated, but shifts smoothly and is responsive. Integrated TomTom GPS & w/audio/video takes some time to figure out, but is not hard to use thereafter once you understand the controls. Mileage between 16 mpg in cold, city driving, & up to 29 mpg on the highway, w/overall ave. of 21.5 so far.
Excessive Oil Consumption destroys all value
sadsubaru, 10/16/2014
Let me begin by saying I own three Subarus and I used to love the company. However there is a defect in many 2011 to 2014 Forester engines. The defect cause them to consume massive amounts of the 0W20 oil the specs require. The problem is so bad a class action law suit has been filed. Google this story subaru-excess-oil-consumption-problem-may-lead-to-engine-failure-lawsuit My car has the defect and Subaru refuses to take full responsibility. I can't sell it to anyone in good faith and so I'm stuck pouring hundred of dollars of oil into it every year. My Subaru dealer quoted $5000 to fix the defect. It is an invisible problem, so buyer beware. Update - Subaru finally admitted fault (under pressure of a class action suit) and replaced the entire short block and whatever other little bits and pieces were necessary. Lo and behold, no more oil consumption issues, well at least not in the first 10K miles since the replacement. However, in the meantime, other issues have arisen. I had"heard noise for a long while from the wheels. I assumed it was tire noise, as the car was driving fine and the Subaru service centers did not identify anything. Within a couple of months I had to replace a wheel bearing in the front and another in the rear a in bad show I'm told a third is in bad shape. I also just had to replace both front axles and now I am told I have to replace the rear driver side U-joint which requires me to replace an entire drive shaft. I've never had to perform any of these repairs on any of my other subarus. I have had axles go on other cars, but they were 15+ years old, this car is five years old. In sum, I think this was a lemon I purchased and I'm still soured on Subaru.
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
N/A
MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
N/A
MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
N/A
MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
N/A
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall3 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger2 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat4 / 5
    Back Seat2 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover17.9%
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

More about the 2011 Subaru Forester
More About This Model

It used to be that people bought cars like the 2011 Subaru Forester because they truly needed the capabilities offered by such unconventional, all-weather compact crossovers. They were "Subaru People." They lived in rainy (or snowy) northern climes. They wore flannel shirts without irony and duck shoes because they had to keep their feet dry. Their everyday environs included charming wooded glens, streams brimming with trout, densely forested mountainsides and rain-choked rivers threatening to overflow their banks.

But these days, commuting San Diegans and mall-bound Dallas DINKs have joined snowshoeing Vermonters to avail themselves of the all-weather Subaru. The promise of the all-wheel drive is indelibly woven into the Subaru story, but the company has done much to broaden its appeal, so it expresses not just all-terrain mobility but also a quiet, unpretentious ruggedness and performance that's as useful in the city as it is in Maine. It turns out that Subaru isn't just for the flannelled elite who navigate Nor'easters anymore.

In the crowded party of compact crossovers, the Forester is the earnest choice. It eschews the swoopy design of the Honda CR-V, offers only two rows of seating unlike the Toyota RAV4 (which offers a third row as an option) and isn't as much fun to pilot as the Mazda CX-7 or the less expensive Kia Sportage. But despite the strengths of its rivals, the 2011 Subaru Forester is an excellent choice for those who value a smooth ride, useful cargo area and comfortable passenger accommodations in an out-of-the-ordinary all-weather package. Galoshes are definitely optional.

Used 2011 Subaru Forester Overview

The Used 2011 Subaru Forester is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5XT Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), 2.5X Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), and 2.5XT Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2011 Subaru Forester?

Save up to $666 on one of 24 Used 2011 Subaru Forester for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $8,500 as of08/14/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2011 Subaru Forester trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X is priced between $8,500 and$16,303 with odometer readings between 0 and134682 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium is priced between $8,900 and$16,990 with odometer readings between 24353 and124002 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited is priced between $10,788 and$15,998 with odometer readings between 29974 and102187 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Touring is priced between $14,000 and$14,000 with odometer readings between 82434 and82434 miles.

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