Used 2011 Subaru Forester Pricing

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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.

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


  • Outdated four-speed automatic transmission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

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Used 2011 Subaru Forester for Sale

Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Camellia Red Pearl Gray88,945 miles
Used 2011Subaru Forester2.5X Premium
Est.Loan: $218/mo
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Fair Deal!
Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Camellia Red Pearl Gray97,798 miles
Used 2011Subaru Forester2.5X
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Good Deal!
$275 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

You will instantly feel at home once you step into this Subaru FORESTER PZEV 2.5 X AWD. Plus, even better! There aren't any smoke odors because the previous owner was a non-smoker. The complete SERVICE HISTORY is available as well, so you can be sure that it has had all required maintenance and servicing since it was new. Like all the vehicles that we sell, this one has been through a thorough MULTI-POINT INSPECTION by our skilled technicians to be certain that it is of the highest quality. Safety is at the top of every vehicle buyer's list, and we here at Best Auto of Manassas INC will verify that this car has never been in a wreck of any kind. Highway driving is a breeze with the strong running 2.5L 4 cyl engine under the hood. You put in enough hours throughout the week, so why not have a car that does the same? Let the fuel efficiency of this Subaru FORESTER PZEV 2.5 X AWD's 2.5L 4 cyl engine work hard to keep money in your wallet. Don't let the road dictate your drive, take control of it with this fine tuned suspension. One thing we can assure you of is that pampered luxury is what this ride is all about. You will not find another Subaru FORESTER PZEV 2.5 X AWD fully equipped with all the convenience, safety, and power options at this price. From bumper to bumper this car has been thoroughly inspected and is working perfectly thanks to our comprehensive multi-point inspection that we perform on every vehicle that we sell. From first glance you will appreciate the sheer beauty of an impeccable exterior. The road has been great to this one and everything is in proper working order. Overall, the exterior is in really good shape with just a few insignificant blemishes in the finish that aren't even noticeable from a short distance. The interior is really quite clean and has no unsightly stains or rips anywhere to be found. Ask about getting a free CARFAX report on this or any other vehicle that we have for sale. As a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership, you will not deal with the hassle of worry. Our vehicles come with a CARFAX report and are completely inspected before going on the lot. Optional EXTENDED WARRANTIES are available for purchase upon request. Following our company policy of building customer confidence, we offer a flexible BUY HERE - PAY HERE payment assistance program that will keep you driving without the stress of high payment plans. We provide the best GUARANTEED FINANCING of any used car dealership around and back this up by actually getting you approved. We offer great low monthly payments to qualified buyers with low money down and your clean used trade-in. Call us to day at (703) 367-0402 to find out more. Want a great deal? This car has been set under the BLUE BOOK value and won't last long. Come swing by today and check out this great deal, we are only minutes from Quantico! Not a single dent or scratch! Powerful, luxurious ride. Runs great and drives like new. Perfect family vehicle. Perfect first car!

Subaru Forester 2011 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Camellia Red Pearl Gray40,962 miles
Used 2011Subaru Forester2.5X Premium
Est.Loan: $282/mo
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Fair Deal!
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"Red 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium AWD 4-Speed Automatic 2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V VVT 1 Owner

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NHTSA Overall Rating

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

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat4/5
    Back Seat2/5
  • Rollover

    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
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

Love it, fun to drive, but some problems
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!!!
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.
Excessive oil consumption, computer fail, cold start noise
Purchased new 2011 Forrester prem 2.5. Currently have less than 22k miles. Have had excessive oil consumption from day one. It wasn't until after many complaints, that the dealer started an oil consumption test. No issue failing that. Car would consume 3-4.5 quarts on a thousand mile trip, over and over again. Subaru put a new short block in it after it failed the test, and also had a software malfunction whole taking the test. Now the engine knocks on every cold start. SOA Rep acknowledges the excessive noise, but claims there is no fix. The dealer already supposedly replaced the tentioner on the timing chain. Filed suit against SOA for failing to comply per warrant.