Used 2012 Subaru Forester Pricing


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2012 Highlights

For 2012, the Subaru Forester now comes with a standard height-adjustable passenger seat and a new optional navigation system with added functionality.


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  • Outdated four-speed automatic transmission dulls fuel economy and acceleration
  • unimpressive fit and finish.

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Used 2012 Subaru Forester for Sale

Subaru Forester 2012 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M) Sage Green Metallic Gray88,973 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$14,998
Est.Loan: $280/mo
CarMax(0)
3.1 mi away
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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 purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (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 2012 2.5X PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Satin White Pearl Gray101,196 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X PZEV
List:$12,000
Est.Loan: $224/mo
Subaru Forester 2012 2.5X Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Camellia Red Pearl Gray88,758 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Limited PZEV
List:$13,349
Est.Loan: $249/mo
Pohanka Acura(56)
10.2 mi away
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Clean CARFAX. Camellia Red 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited AWD 4-Speed Automatic 2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V VVT Recent Arrival! 27/21 Highway/City MPG Awards: * 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. Reviews: * Standard all-wheel drive; roomy cabin with ample cargo space; comfortable ride; strong turbocharged engine on XT trims. Source: Edmunds

Subaru Forester 2012 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Dark Gray Metallic Gray66,750 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$12,999
Est.Loan: $243/mo
Perfect Auto(1)
17.6 mi away
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Subaru Forester 2012 2.5X Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Obsidian Black Pearl Black leather72,541 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Limited PZEV
List:$13,888
Est.Loan: $259/mo
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Subaru Forester 2012 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Obsidian Black Pearl Black cloth107,411 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$11,981
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Subaru Forester 2012 2.5XT Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A) Marine Blue Pearl Black leather77,000 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5XT Touring
List:$14,982
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Clean CARFAX. Marine Blue Pearl 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Premium AWD 4-Speed Automatic 2.5L DOHC Intercooled Turbocharged Forester 2.5XT Premium, 4D Sport Utility, 2.5L DOHC Intercooled Turbocharged, 4-Speed Automatic, AWD, Marine Blue Pearl. Recent Arrival! Awards: * 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick

Subaru Forester 2012 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Dark Gray Metallic Gray71,529 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$13,800
Est.Loan: $258/mo
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PANORAMIC SUNROOF, SERVICE RECORDS, BLUETOOTH, LEATHER STEERING WHEEL W/ AUDIO & CRUISE CONTROLS, REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY, ONE OWNER CLEAN CARFAX, CERTIFIED SHEEHY SELECT! 60 DAYS/2,000 MILES OF LIMITED WARRANTY!, FOUR WHEEL DRIVE!, ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL, 4-WHEEL DISC ABS BRAKING SYSTEM, ANTI-THEFT ALARM W/ IMMOBILIZER THEFT DETERRENT SYSTEM, AVAILABLE ONLY AT SHEEHY VOLKSWAGEN OF SPRINGFIELD. CARFAX One-Owner. Odometer is 22219 miles below market average! 21/27mpg Certification Program Details: Type your description here Come see why we're one of the HIGHEST SELLING PRE-OWNED DEALERS in VIRGINIA! We start with a GREAT SELECTION of PREMIUM INVENTORY all listed at BELOW MARKET PRICING and continue on to provide a GREAT SERVICE EXPERIENCE throughout the buying process! All of our prices are BASED ON THE RESEARCH of competitive vehicles in our local marketplace -They are ACCURATE and IN-LINE with what you will find through your own research- This helps to avoid a lengthy back-and-forth negotiation process! WE INVITE YOU TO BUY WITH CONFIDENCE!! We sell in quantity and offer the LOWEST PRICE on the best hand picked vehicles; only a portion pass our rigorous inspection/reconditioning process! We start with a GREAT SELECTION of PREMIUM INVENTORY all listed at BELOW MARKET PRICING and continue on to provide a GREAT SERVICE EXPERIENCE throughout the buying process! All of our prices are BASED ON THE RESEARCH of competitive vehicles in our local marketplace-They are ACCURATE and IN-LINE with what you will find through your own research. This helps to avoid a lengthy back-and-forth negotiation process. Call today to EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE! Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!

Subaru Forester 2012 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M) Obsidian Black Pearl Gray83,569 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$10,990
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Subaru Forester 2012 2.5X PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Dark Gray Metallic Gray31,563 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X PZEV
List:$14,900
Est.Loan: $278/mo
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New Price! Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! CARFAX 1 OWNER, *AWD*, BACKUP CAMERA, BLUETOOTH, HANDS-FREE, LOADED WITH SAFTEY FEATURES!!, IPOD ADAPTER. 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X 27/21 Highway/City MPG Awards: * 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick Auto 4 Life! Lustine's exclusive warranty protects our customers engine and transmission for life of the vehicle! See dealer for details. Call our PROFESSIONAL SALES TEAM @ 703-348-0841 for MORE INFORMATION and ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS!!! Lustine Chrysler Dodge Jeep & RAM equals a FANTASTIC BUYING EXPERIENCE!!!

Subaru Forester 2012 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Dark Gray Metallic Gray72,080 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$13,588
Est.Loan: $254/mo
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Subaru Forester 2012 2.5X PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Camellia Red Pearl Gray78,819 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X PZEV
List:$11,297
Est.Loan: $211/mo
Car Web(6)
47 mi away
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2012 Subaru Forester has a CLEAN CARFAX REPORT!!! Equipped with options such as...AWD, navigation, CD player, traction control, ABS brakes, Power Windows, Power Locks, 60/40 Split Seats, PZEV, and so much more.....VA inspected and fully detailed. Absolutely new inside and out....... Please visit our web site at www.carwebinc.com for more detailed information and a free car fax report available on this vehicle. To set up an appointment for a test drive, feel free to contact our sales team at 571-383-8106. Vehicle sold with a 1 month or 1000 miles power train warranty. Prices exclude tax, tag, title and processing fee of $649.

Subaru Forester 2012 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Ice Silver Metallic Black cloth64,812 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$14,500
Est.Loan: $271/mo
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Subaru Forester 2012 2.5X PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Obsidian Black Pearl Black cloth90,562 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X PZEV
List:$11,995
Est.Loan: $224/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 2012 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Camellia Red Pearl Gray66,116 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$12,990
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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$300 Below Market
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After business hours please contact Tamim at (540) 287-5112Just added to our inventory, we have a BEAUTIFUL, 2012 Subaru 2.5i Forester Premium! This Forester is red, sitting on alloy wheels, with like NEW tread on the tires, tinted windows for privacy, and is matched inside with a CLEAN gray cloth interior! Powered by a 2.5L 4 cylinder boxer motor, paired with a SMOOTH automatic transmission, equipped with a GREAT All Wheel Drive system, and is capable of seeing upwards of 27 MPG! LOADED with tons of great features, like the power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power seats, heated seats, cruise control, and that's only just the beginning! Premium surround sound speaker system, with AM/FM radio, CD player, MP3 playback capable, blue-tooth capable, and even has a built in auxiliary hook ups! With so many great features, and so many more to see, you DO NOT want to miss out on a deal this fantastic! So hurry and call, or stop by TODAY to schedule your test drive before you miss your chance to own this GORGEOUS, 2012 Subaru 2.5i forester Premium!

Subaru Forester 2012 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Obsidian Black Pearl Black cloth56,098 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$14,912
Est.Loan: $279/mo
Battlefield Kia(1)
58.4 mi away
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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,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,4.44 Axle Ratio

Subaru Forester 2012 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Camellia Red Pearl Gray58,618 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium
List:$16,998
Est.Loan: $310/mo
CarMax(1)
60.3 mi away
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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 2012 2.5X Touring PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Sage Green Metallic Gray36,074 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Touring PZEV
List:$17,600
Est.Loan: $321/mo

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Features & Specs

2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)2.5X Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
MPG232323
Seating555
Transmission4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower170 hp @ 5800 rpm170 hp @ 5800 rpm170 hp @ 5800 rpm

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

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Subaru Forester

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Consumer Rating


A lot of car for the money
As the title says, considering the cost of the vehicle, I'm very pleased. My mileage is always above 31MPG (rural driving & warm weather). I'm surprised by this - but happy of course. Despite what the EPA says, I'm convinced that a gentle driver gets much better mileage with a manual transmission. The car handles like a sports car which is amazing considering its high ground clearance. The ride is quite firm but not uncomfortable. The high sitting position gives the driver wonderful 360 degree visibility. Negligible blind areas. Some road and wind noise which I don't find bothersome.
A Fine SUV Choice
When it comes to finding a small AWD wagon with a sunroof and manual transmission, there are only two choices. One is the Jeep Patriot, but that car had some quality control issues that I'm not sure were overcome, plus it looks like a toaster on wheels. The Forester fits the bill - not too fancy, not too plain, just right! There is plenty of room for full sized people. The black fabric on the seats and doors has subtle copper colored accents that add a nice look. You get easy entry and exit due to the large doors and seat height. Once behind the wheel it drives sporty with very few blind spots, and the huge sunroof brings in the great outdoors!
“Oil leak both cams and chang (sic) cover”
“Oil leak both cams and chang (sic) cover” noted by the Subaru technician on Wednesday. My 2012 Subaru Forester has been using huge and excessive amounts of oil since its purchase. First, I was told that it was part of the “break - in period. Under no circumstances should a new car or even one with just over 65,000 miles like mine that has been babied and maintained only by the dealer present such major engine issues. This is my second Subaru and it will be my last. The first one, a 2003 Forester, though far from perfect, had over 150,000 miles before needing a new head gasket after exhibiting irregular oil use. This one has clocked with irregular oil usage since its purchase.
Used 2012 Subaru Forester Overview

The Used 2012 Subaru Forester is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5X Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5X PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5XT Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5X Touring PZEV 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 5M), 2.5XT Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5X PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), and 2.5X Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A). Pre-owned Subaru Forester models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 170 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2012 Subaru Forester comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2012 Subaru Forester comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Subaru Forester?

Save up to $300 on one of 28 Used 2012 Subaru Forester for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,500 as of 05/24/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Subaru Forester trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium PZEV is priced between $7,995 and $15,995 with odometer readings between 53464 and 141275 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X PZEV is priced between $7,500 and $14,998 with odometer readings between 31563 and 141456 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited PZEV is priced between $13,349 and $16,683 with odometer readings between 51858 and 88758 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited is priced between $16,900 and $16,900 with odometer readings between 49228 and 49228 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium is priced between $16,998 and $16,998 with odometer readings between 58618 and 58618 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Touring PZEV is priced between $17,600 and $17,600 with odometer readings between 36074 and 36074 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Touring is priced between $14,982 and $14,982 with odometer readings between 77000 and 77000 miles.

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