Is the 2012 Subaru Forester SUV a good vehicle? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2012 Subaru Forester SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2012 Forester SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including 2.5X PZEV, 2.5X Premium PZEV, 2.5X Limited PZEV, 2.5X Limited, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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Why trust Edmunds? Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2012 subaru forester SUV and all available trim types: 2.5X PZEV, 2.5X Premium PZEV, 2.5X Limited PZEV, 2.5X Limited, etc. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2012 forester SUV include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.
How safe is the 2012 Subaru Forester SUV? The 2012 Subaru Forester SUV earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 2.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
Which 2012 Subaru Forester SUVs are available in my area 2012 Subaru Forester SUV Listings and Inventory (include other makes) There are currently 979 new, 908 used and CPO 2012 Forester SUVs listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as 8,950 and mileage as low as 0. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2012 Subaru Forester SUV. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to 300 on a new, used, or CPO 2012 Forester SUV available from one of 2,638 dealerships near Ashburn, VA.
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used 2012 Subaru Forester SUV Overview
The used 2012 Subaru Forester SUV is offered in the following styles: 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5X Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), and 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A). Pre-owned Forester SUV models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2012 Forester SUV comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed shiftable automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2012 Subaru Forester SUV?
Save up to $300 on one of 35 used 2012 Subaru Foresters for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $8950 as of Mar 19, 2018, based on data from 20 dealers and 35 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 PZEV is priced around $12579 with average odometer reading of 81478 miles.
The used 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium PZEV is priced around $12375 with average odometer reading of 80816 miles.
The used 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited PZEV is priced around $14342 with average odometer reading of 86227 miles.
The used 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited is priced around $14585 with average odometer reading of 53512 miles.
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What do people think of the 2012 Subaru Forester SUV? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2012 Subaru Forester SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2012 Forester SUV a 3.8 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2012 Forester SUV.
Review 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.