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Used 2012 Subaru Forester Specs & Features

Starting MSRP

Engine TypeGas
Transmission4-speed shiftable automatic
Drive TypeAll wheel drive
CylindersFlat 4
Total Seating5
Basic Warranty3 yr./ 36,000 mi.
Fuel & MPG
Fuel & MPG
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
EPA city/highway MPG21/27 MPG
EPA combined MPG23 MPG
Range in miles (city/hwy)354.9/456.3 mi.
Fuel tank capacity16.9 gal.
Base engine size2.5 L
CylindersFlat 4
Base engine typeGas
Horsepower170 hp @ 5,800 rpm
Torque174 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm
Cam typeDouble overhead cam (DOHC)
Valve timingVariable
Towing & Hauling
Towing & Hauling
Max Towing Capacity2,400 lbs.
Max Payload Capacity1,140 lbs.
Transmission4-speed shiftable automatic
Drive typeAll wheel drive
Mechanical center differentialyes
Four-wheel independent suspensionyes
MacPherson strut front suspensionyes
Front and rear stabilizer baryes
Double wishbone rear suspensionyes
Length179.5 in.
Overall width without mirrors70.1 in.
Height66.9 in.
Wheelbase103.0 in.
Front track60.2 in.
Rear track60.2 in.
Cargo capacity, all seats in place30.8 cu.ft.
Maximum cargo capacity63.0 cu.ft.
Turning circle34.4 ft.
Ground clearance8.7 in.
Angle of approach24.8 degrees
Angle of departure24.8 degrees
Curb weight3,340 lbs.
Maximum towing capacity2,400 lbs.
Maximum payload1,140 lbs.
Gross weight4,480 lbs.
Exterior Colors
  • Sage Green Metallic
  • Sky Blue Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Pearl
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Camellia Red Pearl
  • Marine Blue Pearl
  • Satin White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
Interior Colors
  • Black, cloth
  • Platinum, cloth
  • Gray
  • Gray
Front Seat Dimensions
Front Seat Dimensions
Front head room40.0 in.
Front leg room43.1 in.
Front shoulder room56.1 in.
Front hip room52.9 in.
Bucket front seatsyes
8-way power driver seatyes
Height adjustable driver seatyes
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar supportyes
6-way manual passenger seat adjustmentyes
Height adjustable passenger seatyes
Rear Seat Dimensions
Rear Seat Dimensions
Rear head room37.7 in.
Rear leg room38.0 in.
Rear shoulder room55.6 in.
Rear hip room52.7 in.
Split-folding rear seatbackyes
Reclining rear seatsyes
Folding with storage center armrestyes
Dual front side-mounted airbagsyes
Front and rear head airbagsyes
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivationyes
Stability controlyes
Traction controlyes
Child seat anchorsyes
Rear door child safety locksyes
4-wheel ABSyes
Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakesyes
Emergency braking assistyes
Electronic brakeforce distributionyes
Tire pressure monitoringyes
Auto delay off headlampsyes
Daytime running lightsyes
2 front headrestsyes
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection systemyes
3 rear headrestsyes
Rear height adjustable headrestsyes
Rear center 3-point beltyes
Front seatbelt pretensionersyes
Remote anti-theft alarm systemyes
Engine immobilizeryes
In-Car Entertainment
In-Car Entertainment
AM/FM stereoyes
4 total speakersyes
USB connectionyes
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media controlyes
Radio data systemyes
Speed sensitive volume controlyes
Mast antennayes
Power Feature
Power Feature
1 one-touch power windowsyes
Remote keyless power door locksyes
Power mirrorsyes
Heated mirrorsyes
Comfort & Convenience
Comfort & Convenience
Tilt and telescopic steering wheelyes
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheelyes
Speed-proportional power steeringyes
12V cargo area power outlet(s)yes
Cruise controlyes
Front and rear cupholdersyes
Front door pocketsyes
Overhead console with storageyes
Front seatback storageyes
Single zone front air conditioningyes
Interior air filtrationyes
Dual vanity mirrorsyes
Rear floor matsyes
Cargo area lightyes
Simulated alloy trim on dashyes
Simulated alloy trim on center consoleyes
Simulated alloy trim on doorsyes
Front reading lightsyes
Trip computeryes
External temperature displayyes
Low fuel level warningyes
Tires & Wheels
Tires & Wheels
Alloy wheelsyes
17 x 7.0 in. wheelsyes
All season tiresyes
225/55R17 95H tiresyes
Steel spare wheelyes
Temporary spare tireyes
Inside mounted spare tireyes
Basic3 yr./ 36,000 mi.
Drivetrain5 yr./ 60,000 mi.
Rust5 yr./ unlimited mi.
Roadside3 yr./ 36,000 mi.
Mechanical Options
Mechanical Options
Remote Engine Starter Kit +$443
Popular Package #1 +$475
Popular Package #2 +$568
All-Weather Package + TomTom Navigation System +$1,095
Popular Package #3 +$525
Rugged Package #1 +$576
Audio Media Package #1 +$424
All-Weather Package +$500
Illumination Package #1 +$659
Illumination Package #2 +$659
Safety & Security Options
Safety & Security Options
Security System Shock Sensor, Individual +$112
Interior Options
Interior Options
Cargo Net Seat Back +$48
Auto-Dim Mirror Compass +$185
Cargo Net Side +$80
Cargo Tray Black +$75
Auto-Dim Mirror w/Compass and Homelink +$278
Subwoofer Kit +$315
Cargo Net Rear +$48
Floor Mats, All Weather +$69
IPod - Phone Console Tray Black +$9
IPod - Phone Console Tray Platinum +$9
Tweeter Kit +$109
STi Metal Pedal Kit - A/T +$163
STi Shift Knob AT Leather and Aluminum +$191
Sirius Satellite Radio - For Factory Roof Antenna +$432
Base Model +$0
Interior Illumination Kit - Red +$88
Dog Guard/Compartment Separator +$325
110 Power Outlet Kit - Platinum Interior +$334
Interior Illumination Kit - Blue +$88
Luggage Compartment Cover +$166
110 Power Outlet Kit - Black Interior +$334
Exterior Options
Exterior Options
Hood Protector Kit +$94
Bumper Underguard Rear +$260
Reverse Assist Sensors +$363
Tail Pipe Cover - Dual Exhaust +$100
Rear Bumper Cover +$80
Puddle Light Kit +$197
Back-Up Camera +$227
Sport Mesh Grille Kit - Ice Silver Metallic +$314
Bumper Underguard Front +$329
Splash Guard Kit +$135
Spoiler Obsidian Black Pearl +$368
Spoiler Sage Green Metallic +$368
Spoiler Marine Blue Pearl +$368
Spoiler Satin White Pearl +$368
Body Side Molding Kit - Ice Silver Metallic +$240
Spoiler Sky Blue +$368
Wheel Lock Kit (Alloy Wheels) +$51
Spoiler Camellia Red Pearl +$368
Spoiler Dark Gray Metallic +$368
Sport Mesh Grille Kit - Marine Blue Pearl +$314
Sport Mesh Grille Kit - Sky Blue +$314
Spoiler Ice Silver Metallic +$368
Aero Cross Bars +$195
Moonroof Air Deflector +$108
Sport Mesh Grille Kit - Camellia Red Pearl +$314
Body Side Molding Kit - Marine Blue Pearl +$240
Sport Mesh Grille Kit - Satin White Pearl +$314
Body Side Molding Kit - Sky Blue +$240
Trailer Hitch - US and Canada +$468
Body Side Molding Kit - Satin White Pearl +$240
Wheel Arch Molding Kit +$453
Sport Mesh Grille Kit - Obsidian Black Pearl +$314
Sport Mesh Grille Kit - Sage Green Metallic +$314
Sport Mesh Grille Kit - Dark Gray Metallic +$314
Fog Lamp Kit +$374
Body Side Molding Kit - Sage Green Metallic +$240
Body Side Molding Kit - Camellia Red Pearl +$240
Body Side Molding Kit - Dark Gray Metallic +$240
Body Side Molding Kit - Obsidian Black Pearl +$240