Used 2012 Subaru Forester


$10,960 - $17,600
2012 Subaru Forester

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  • Outdated four-speed automatic transmission dulls fuel economy and acceleration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 PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Satin White Pearl Gray101,196 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X PZEV
List:$10,960
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Fair Deal!
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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Good Deal!
Subaru Forester 2012 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Marine Blue Pearl Gray64,704 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$14,995
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Dealer Notes

VA inspection passed! Drives excellent..2012 SUBARU FORESTER AWD with powerful 2.5L DOHC MPFI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer -inc double engine and driven 64704 miles!You can always call or text at (703) 763-4428 for quick answers to your questions..For appointments only: We are available until 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday . We are open on Sundays 11 AM - 4PM. Please call us prior to your visit...Terms of Sale Overview: We reserve the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale and sales prices are subject to change without notice.Fees and Taxes: All vehicles sold are subject to $495 dealer processing fee. This represents the costs incurred with inspecting, cleaning, and adjusting vehicles. This fee also covers preparation of all documents, as well as all costs incurred with shipping of paperwork. Buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. Accepted Payment Type: Cash, certified check, bank transfers, EFT or 3rd-party financing.WARRANTY: Please call us about warranty details. Different terms may be applied which is dependent on the millage , year and make of the car. Warranty is applicable when full/advertised price is paid when purchasing the car. FINANCING:If you have a job we can assist with financing (bad or good credit).Interest rates may vary and related to your credit and income.Please note, processing fee, DMV fees and taxes are not included in the price.. Older (more than 10 years old) and certain high maintenance luxury vehicles can not be applied for. Please, contact us prior submitting credit application on any vechicle if you have a question.Millage : Millage on the odometer may be higher than you see on the ads

Obsidian Black Pearl Black leather72,541 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Limited PZEV
List:$14,488
Est.Loan: $271/mo
Fitzgerald Genesis
20.2 mi away
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Marine Blue Pearl Black cloth146,352 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$9,491
Est.Loan: $177/mo
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Dark Gray Metallic Gray17,819 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Limited PZEV
List:$20,998
Est.Loan: $382/mo
CarMax
25.1 mi away
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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.

Marine Blue Pearl Black leather96,138 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Limited PZEV
List:$12,999
Est.Loan: $243/mo
Audi Frederick(1)
25.6 mi away
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Fair Deal!
Obsidian Black Pearl Gray83,569 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$9,990
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Great Deal!
Obsidian Black Pearl 142,450 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$6,991
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Great Deal!
Ice Silver Metallic Black cloth56,597 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$13,990
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Camellia Red Pearl 57,744 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X PZEV
List:$13,998
Est.Loan: $261/mo
Malloy Toyota(1)
38.4 mi away
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Fair Deal!
Dark Gray Metallic Gray72,080 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$14,588
Est.Loan: $272/mo
Satin White Pearl Gray99,462 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$11,999
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Good Deal!
$300 Below Market
Ice Silver Metallic Black cloth64,812 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$13,900
Est.Loan: $260/mo
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Fair Deal!
Camellia Red Pearl Gray47,257 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Limited PZEV
List:$14,997
Est.Loan: $280/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes

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.

Camellia Red Pearl Gray66,116 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$12,650
Est.Loan: $236/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

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!

Sage Green Metallic Gray36,074 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Touring PZEV
List:$17,600
Est.Loan: $321/mo
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Fair Deal!
Dark Gray Metallic Gray141,275 miles
Used 2012Subaru Forester2.5X Premium PZEV
List:$7,995
Est.Loan: $150/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!

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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)2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)2.5XT Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)2.5X PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)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)2.5XT Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)2.5X PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)2.5X Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
MPG2323232321232323232123232323
Seating55555555555555
Transmission4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual4-speed shiftable automatic4-speed shiftable automatic
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Horsepower170 hp @ 5800 rpm170 hp @ 5800 rpm170 hp @ 5800 rpm170 hp @ 5800 rpm224 hp @ 5200 rpm170 hp @ 5800 rpm170 hp @ 5800 rpm170 hp @ 5800 rpm170 hp @ 5800 rpm224 hp @ 5200 rpm170 hp @ 5800 rpm170 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

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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!
My 6th Subaru
This is my 6th Subaru and my 4th Forester. The last one was a 2009 that I put 84K trouble free miles on. The Forester isn't necessarily the best car out there, but it is one of the best to fit all of the necessary categories of AWD, mpg, cost, space, style, and reliability. I have recommended Subaru to my family and friends, and no one has been disappointed. I would like them to update the automatic transmission, but Subaru engines seem to operate better at higher rpm's. The 2012 seats also seem more comfortable than previous years. The maintenance program of 7500 mile oil changes does make a difference in cost of keeping it on the road and trouble free.
Used 2012 Subaru Forester Overview

The Used 2012 Subaru Forester is offered in the following submodels: . 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), 2.5XT Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), 2.5X PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 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), 2.5XT Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5X 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).

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

Save up to $300 on one of 26 Used 2012 Subaru Forester for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,991 as of 07/21/2018, 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 $6,991 and $14,995 with odometer readings between 56597 and 146352 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited PZEV is priced between $12,999 and $20,998 with odometer readings between 17819 and 96138 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X PZEV is priced between $10,960 and $15,991 with odometer readings between 43900 and 101196 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 Touring PZEV is priced between $17,600 and $17,600 with odometer readings between 36074 and 36074 miles.

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