Used 2013 Subaru Forester

2013 Subaru Forester
List price range
$10,993 - $18,000

2013 Highlights

For 2013, every Subaru Forester comes standard with Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, as well as an iPod/USB audio interface. A new touchscreen audio system interface is also now available.

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  • Outdated four-speed automatic transmission dulls fuel economy and acceleration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

Used 2013 Subaru Forester for Sale

Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
56,653 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium PZEV
List$14,803
Est.Loan: $276/mo
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2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium AWD in Dark Gray Metallic, FUEL EFFICIENT, LOW MILES, MOONROOF, ONE OWNER LOCAL TRADE IN. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
46,060 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium PZEV
List$14,995
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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***LOW MILEAGE, VERY CLEAN.......................2013 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM, ALL WHEEL DRIVE, SAGE GREEN WITH A PLATINUM GRAY INTERIOR, TIPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, HEATED POWER SEATS WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT, PANORAMIC ROOF, ALL POWER, KEYLESS ENTRY, TINTED GLASS, REAR WIPER, ROOFRACK, DUAL EXHAUST, TRACTION CONTROL, ALLOY WHEELS, ONLY 46K MILES***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
45,171 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X PZEV
List$16,683
Est.Loan: $304/mo
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"Sage Green Metallic 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X AWD 4-Speed Automatic 2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V VVT Alloy Wheel Value Package
Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
33,840 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X Limited PZEV
Frederick Subaru
26.8 mi away
List$18,000
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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CARFAX 1-Owner, Maryland State Inspected, No Accidents, Bluetooth, Leather, Sunroof, Heated Seats, Alloy Wheels, 2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V VVT, Brake assist, Electronic Stability Control, Speed control, Traction control. 27/21 Highway/City MPGAwards: * 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick
Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
68,599 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium PZEV
List$14,388
Est.Loan: $269/mo
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Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
79,001 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X PZEV
(4)
MaxxDrive Auto
48.1 mi away
List$13,500
Est.Loan: $252/mo
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*CRUISE CONTROL*, *BLUETOOTH*, AWD. Recent Arrival!Due to our AMAZING prices, please call to ensure the vehicle you are interested in is still available. They go quickly! 21/27mpg 27/21 Highway/City MPGAwards: * 2013 IIHS Top Safety PickEvery vehicle comes with a 3 month or 3000 mile Power Train Warranty.
Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
112,447 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium PZEV
Pasadena Pre-Owned
51.4 mi away
List$12,436
Est.Loan: $232/mo
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CLEAN CARFAX, SPOTLESS interior! Maintained very well. Smooth ride, this Forester will get you through any weather conditions and is LIKE NEW!!! The Forester is not only known for its reliability but this one is in GREATCONDITION! The drive is very smooth perfect for any family or a first time driver. The Forester appealing to everyone and can suit anyone's need! Not to mention the AWD so that you will never find yourself stuck. This vehicle also has the looks to go with it, the paint is the perfect color for this SUV and in great condition.. come see it today do not let this one pass you up this SUV is a winner!! 
Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
101,296 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium PZEV
List$12,483
Est.Loan: $233/mo
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MARINE BLUE PEARL,PLATINUM CLOTH SEAT TRIM,ALL-WEATHER PKG -inc%3A windshield wiper de-icer heated front seats heated exterior mirrors,LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT COVER,All Wheel Drive,Power Steering,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Aluminum Wheels,Tires - Front Performance,Tires - Rear Performance,Conventional Spare Tire,Sun/Moonroof,Generic Sun/Moonroof,Panoramic Roof,Privacy Glass,Intermittent Wipers,Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,AM/FM Stereo,CD Player,MP3 Player,Auxiliary Audio Input,Bluetooth Connection,Cloth Seats,Bucket Seats,Power Driver Seat,Driver Adjustable Lumbar,Pass-Through Rear Seat,Rear Bench Seat,Floor Mats,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,Power Windows,Power Door Locks,Keyless Entry,Cruise Control,Security System,Engine Immobilizer,A/C,Rear Defrost,Power Outlet,Driver Vanity Mirror,Passenger Vanity Mirror,ABS,Brake Assist,Traction Control,Stability Control,Daytime Running Lights,Driver Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag Sensor,Front Side Air Bag,Front Head Air Bag,Rear Head Air Bag,Child Safety Locks,Tire Pressure Monitor
Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
105,698 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium PZEV
List$11,900
Est.Loan: $222/mo
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Recent Arrival%2521 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium Dark Gray Metallic 2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V VVT AWDAwards%3A%2A 2013 IIHS Top Safety PickALL VEHICLES ARE MARYLAND STATE INSPECTED%2521 CUSTOMER SERVICE IS OUR TOP PRIORITY. PRINCE FREDERICK DODGE IS READY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE%2521 CALL US TODAY AT 410-690-4242. DARK GRAY METALLIC,POPULAR PKG 2 -inc%3A auto-dimming mirror w/compass & HomeLink black cargo tray rear bumper cover Forester splash guard kit,PLATINUM CLOTH SEAT TRIM,ALL-WEATHER PKG -inc%3A windshield wiper de-icer heated front seats heated exterior mirrors,ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS,All Wheel Drive,Power Steering,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Aluminum Wheels,Tires - Front Performance,Tires - Rear Performance,Conventional Spare Tire,Sun/Moonroof,Generic Sun/Moonroof,Panoramic Roof,Privacy Glass,Intermittent Wipers,Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,AM/FM Stereo,CD Player,MP3 Player,Auxiliary Audio Input,Bluetooth Connection,Cloth Seats,Bucket Seats,Power Driver Seat,Driver Adjustable Lumbar,Pass-Through Rear Seat,Rear Bench Seat,Floor Mats,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,Power Windows,Power Door Locks,Keyless Entry,Cruise Control,Security System,Engine Immobilizer,A/C,Rear Defrost,Power Outlet,Driver Vanity Mirror,Passenger Vanity Mirror,ABS,Brake Assist,Traction Control,Stability Control,Daytime Running Lights,Driver Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag Sensor,Front Side Air Bag,Front Head Air Bag,Rear Head Air Bag,Child Safety Locks,Tire Pressure Monitor
Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
70,463 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X PZEV
List$14,985
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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This 2013 Subaru Forester is Carfax certified with no damage history and one owner. Its in perfect condition and just passed a Maryland State Inspection where we completed an oil and filter change and added new brakes. Its well equipped with power windows, power locks, bluetooth, cruise control, two keys, two fobs, an owners manual plus so much more! Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101st consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focU dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers. All prices plus Taxes, Tags, and $300 Dealer Processing fee, not required by law, Feel free to visit us at WWW.JONESJUNCTION.COM, or come by today at 1713 Harford Rd Fallston, MD. 21047. Awards: * 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick
Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
114,639 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X PZEV
List$11,911
Est.Loan: $223/mo
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CARFAX 1-Owner. EPA 27 MPG Hwy/21 MPG City! 2.5X trim. Bluetooth, CD Player, All Wheel Drive, iPod/MP3 Input. CLICK NOW! EXCELLENT SAFETY FOR YOUR FAMILY: Child Safety Locks, Electronic Stability Control, Brake Assist, 4-Wheel ABS, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Tire Pressure Monitoring System Safety equipment includes Child Safety Locks Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $22,500*. VEHICLE FEATURES: MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Steering Wheel Controls BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: CARFAX 1-Owner EXPERTS RAVE: Edmunds.com's review says The Subaru Forester will hold special appeal for those drivers who frequently enjoy the great outdoors.. Great Gas Mileage: 27 MPG Hwy. OUR OFFERINGS: We are located at 6629 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Faulkner Subaru of Mechanicsburg is your Subaru dealership serving all of south central PA. We have a great selection of new, certified, and quality pre-owned vehicles as well as bank and credit union financing. Pricing analysis performed on 8/7/2018. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
140,941 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium PZEV
Bob Wade Lincoln
87.4 mi away
List$10,993
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
87,803 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X Limited PZEV
List$14,311
Est.Loan: $267/mo
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Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
65,540 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X Limited PZEV
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Clean CARFAX. Recent Arrival! Odometer is 14847 miles below market average! 27/21 Highway/City MPG Awards: * 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
104,898 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X PZEV
Pride Auto Sales
53.9 mi away
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Visit Pride Auto Sales online at prideautosalesva.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 540-642-4944 today to schedule your test drive.
Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
84,064 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium PZEV
List$13,823
Est.Loan: $258/mo
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Subaru Forester 2013 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
76,984 miles
Used 2013
Subaru Forester
2.5X Premium PZEV
List$12,911
Est.Loan: $241/mo
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CARFAX 1-Owner, Very Nice. 2.5X trim. FUEL EFFICIENT 27 MPG Hwy/21 MPG City! Bluetooth, CD Player, All Wheel Drive, iPod/MP3 Input READ MORE! EXCELLENT SAFETY FOR YOUR FAMILY: Child Safety Locks, Electronic Stability Control, Brake Assist, 4-Wheel ABS, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes Safety equipment includes Child Safety Locks Subaru 2.5X with Ice Silver Metallic exterior and Black interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 170 HP at 5800 RPM*. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $21,300*. VEHICLE FEATURES: MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Steering Wheel Controls Non-Smoker vehicle. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: CARFAX 1-Owner EXPERTS RAVE: The Subaru Forester will hold special appeal for those drivers who frequently enjoy the great outdoors. -Edmunds.com. Great Gas Mileage: 27 MPG Hwy. WHY BUY FROM US: We are located at 6629 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Faulkner Subaru of Mechanicsburg is your Subaru dealership serving all of south central PA. We have a great selection of new, certified, and quality pre-owned vehicles as well as bank and credit union financing. Pricing analysis performed on 7/31/2018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

It's neither the most efficient nor the most luxurious small crossover available, but the Subaru Forester will hold special appeal for those drivers who frequently enjoy the great outdoors.

vehicle overview

Small SUVs are primarily suburban runabouts. They need to have room for the kids, a Bluetooth connection for the phone and an elevated ride height for that commanding view of the road. Some are even designed for style or sporty handling. But tackling the great outdoors? That's pretty much unheard of these days. Yet the 2013 Subaru Forester remains a notable exception.

A rock crawler it is not, but its standard all-wheel-drive system that constantly shunts power to each wheel (rather than reacting when the front wheels slip) is well-suited for muddy fields or light sand. Should you actually encounter a few rocks, the Forester provides about 2 more inches of ground clearance than the average small crossover. It's well suited for the things you bring along as well, with a huge cargo area and especially useful roof rails that make it easier to carry bikes, kayaks or whatever other outdoorsy leisure equipment you might possess.

What's more, the Forester is an appealing choice even if the closest you'll ever get to the great outdoors is watching the movie starring John Candy and Dan Aykroyd. It has the aforementioned suburban-friendly attributes, plus handling that's in fact quite sporty. And that huge cargo area is just as good at bringing home a TV from Best Buy as it is hauling camping gear from Yosemite.

Now, the 2013 Subaru Forester does have its drawbacks. The cabin is down-market compared to competitors like the Ford Escape, GMC Terrain and Honda CR-V, with cheaper plastics and some questionable fit and finish. Its four-speed automatic transmission also sets it back in terms of fuel economy and acceleration. True, the turbocharged 2.5XT model is one of the quickest in the class, but the base four-cylinder is one of the slowest.

If you find this problematic but still like the Forester's outdoorsy resume, we suggest checking out the similarly priced Subaru Outback, which features a more refined interior and a more advanced transmission. It doesn't provide that same high-up commanding view, but it's got the same ground clearance, the same all-wheel-drive system and even more cargo capacity. So whether you're looking for something that can take you fly fishing or simply want a pick that will comfortably take the kids to school, Subaru at least gives you two solid choices.

trim levels & features

The 2013 Subaru Forester is a compact crossover SUV available in six trim levels: 2.5X, 2.5X Premium, 2.5X Limited, 2.5X Touring, 2.5XT Premium and 2.5XT Touring. The X and XT indicate different engines.

Standard equipment on the 2.5X includes 16-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, keyless entry, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-only steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface. The Alloy Wheel package adds 16-inch alloy wheels and roof rails.

The 2.5X Premium adds on 17-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, upgraded exterior trim, roof rails, a panoramic sunroof, an eight-way power driver seat (plus two-way lumbar), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a reclining rear seat. The 2.5XT Premium is virtually identical, but has a more powerful engine and isn't eligible for the following options. The All-Weather package (standard with the manual transmission, optional with the automatic) adds heated front seats, heated mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer. The Plus package adds foglamps and a touchscreen audio system interface. A TomTom-sourced navigation system can be integrated into this interface.

The 2.5X Limited comes standard with the automatic transmission and the above packages. It also adds automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a cargo area tray, a rearview camera and a six-speaker sound system that adds iTunes tagging capability.

The 2.5X Touring adds xenon headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, a one-touch folding rear seatback, upgraded gauges and a subwoofer for the six-speaker sound system. Besides its engine, the 2.5XT Touring is virtually identical.

The 2.5X Limited and both Touring trims can be equipped with a different navigation system that includes a larger touchscreen display and satellite radio.

performance & mpg

Every 2013 Subaru Forester comes standard with all-wheel drive. The 2.5X trims feature a 2.5-liter horizontally opposed (or "boxer") four-cylinder that produces 170 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission with a hill holder function is standard on the 2.5X and 2.5 Premium trims. A four-speed automatic is optional on those trims and standard on the others. In Edmunds performance testing, a 2.5X with the automatic went from zero to 60 mph in 10.1 seconds, which makes it one of the slowest small crossovers. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 21 mpg city/27 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined regardless of transmission.

The 2.5XT trims get a turbocharged version of that same engine. It produces 224 hp and 226 lb-ft of torque. The four-speed automatic is standard. In Edmunds testing, it hit 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, which actually makes it one of the quickest small crossovers. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 19/24/21.

safety

Every 2013 Subaru Forester includes antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is optional. In Edmunds brake testing, the Forester came to a stop from 60 mph in 122 feet, an average distance.

In government crash testing, the Forester received four out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for frontal protection and four stars for side protection. In crash testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Forester received the highest possible rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests.

driving

The 2013 Subaru Forester has much better outward visibility than you'll find in its sleeker rivals. Wind noise is detectable, but not any more intrusive than is typical for this type of vehicle. The Forester's crisp steering and tight turning circle make it surprisingly maneuverable in close quarters, while its all-wheel-drive system and generous ground clearance lend it a fair amount of off-road capability. One of the most comfortable rides in the segment is another boon.

The Forester's spongy brake feel and powertrain options are less praiseworthy. While the 2.5XT's turbocharged four-cylinder makes the Forester one of the swiftest SUVs in its class, the base four-cylinder is one of the slowest. Fuel economy is also unremarkable. Much of the blame can be placed on the four-speed automatic transmission, which is practically an antique given that even five-speed automatics are now behind the times.

interior

The 2013 Subaru Forester features a pleasantly styled and highly functional cabin design, though materials quality is mediocre and fit and finish is a little hit-or-miss. Controls are at least straightforward for the most part, and easy to access. What the Forester lacks in interior ambience, however, it makes up for by being one of the most spacious vehicles in the segment. Like the Honda CR-V and Kia Sorento, it straddles the line between compact and midsize SUVs.

The Forester's split-folding rear seat with optional reclining seatbacks deserves special mention here. The term "throne" appropriately describes this seat, as the cushion is so high that rear passengers will feel as though they're looking down on those in front. All but the longest of leg will actually be able to rest their hamstrings flush against the cushion -- a rarity in motorized conveyances without wings or bathrooms. The middle rear seat, however, is compromised by its dual purpose as an armrest and cupholder, making it more of a hard, segmented bench.

The cargo area is generous, boasting 33.5 cubic feet of space with the 60/40-split rear seatback raised and 68.3 cubes with it folded. The Forester's boxy shape also makes it well suited for hauling large bulky objects.


Top consumer reviews

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Oil Burner Fixed by Subaru
B. Addison, 2/18/2016
Bought a 2013 Forester new for my daughter. It consumed oil right from the start. Presently has 55,000 miles and uses one quart every 1300 miles. Will be taking it to dealer for their assessment. Assuming they give me a runaround, will probably trade it in. Wonder how many other Subarus out there have a similar problem. So watch out . Will update this if they make it right. Update: 5/4/2016 Dealer did not give me a runaround. Dealer suggested a 1200 mile oil consumption test. They measured 1.5 quarts used in 1200 miles. This qualified for new short-block which the dealer installed. No cost to me. Currently we are doing our own mileage test to see if the new short-block made any difference. She now has about 600 miles on the new block and I will update this post when we get more miles. The dealership in this case has been extremely helpful and I give Subaru credit for standing behind this problem. Hopefully the short-block solves the problem. Update: 5/5/2016 Good news. I got a chance to check the oil level on my daughter's car. Since the new short block was installed she has driven 1800 miles. The oil level on the dipstick has gone down 1/4 of an inch from where I first measured it. If this rate of consumption holds, I will consider that the problem has been solved. At this rate she should not have to add oil between oil changes at 4000 miles. And if this rate of consumption holds, my faith in Subaru will have been restored and I would consider buying another one.
Trashy Tranny
Bob Carroll, 9/11/2016
My 2013 Subaru seemed wonderful at first. The first problem I noticed was large oil consumption. It is using approx 1 quart of oil every 1300 miles. The dealer has been doing oil checks but nothing happens. The car now has 36,000 miles and the transmission has leaked fluid all over my driveway and the neighboring roads. I have owned a 2002 forester previously and this car was rarely a problem. Someone crashed into its rear at a rather high rate of speed with my entire family in it. No one was hurt! This is why I bought the 2013 Forester. Unfortunately, I'm beginning to think my latest purchase is a lemon. I am worried that the oil consumption is going to destroy my catalytic converter ($2,000) and I fear being stranded with another transmission leak. Needless to say I am very disappointed in this purchase. I will wait to see what Subaru does about these huge problems and let everyone know how it goes. It has been two months since Subaru repaired the transmission fluid lines. Unfortunately, another leak developed. This leak occurred in the radiator. The Forester cools the fluid by running it through the radiator. This is where the leak occurred the 2nd time. I fear that the transmission may have been damaged but I will see. I'm certain that a 3rd problem would qualify this car in the Lemon Law category.
Great Value
reddog19, 3/14/2013
This is our first Subaru. We sold our 2000 Honda CRV, which we loved, and thought the Forester provided the best value among the competition. Initially our best gas mileage was about 22 during a half hour commute, but after our first oil change it rose to 24.5 on the commuting run which is more acceptable. There are no blind spots with this vehicle and it drives great. The AWD is as good, if not better, than my Silverado truck. It scales my steep driveway covered with 4" of snow and ice with ease, something the CRV had trouble doing. It is a nice looking car that we hope will serve us as well as the CRV. The base vehicle with alloy wheel package is a great value compared to the others
Foresters belong in the forest!
K Redding, 7/3/2016
I needed to access unimproved property and have mostly logging roads. I own a two wheel drive truck but it uses a lot of gas and some of the roads are impassable if it is wet. I bought the Subaru Forester mainly on the reputation of their all-wheel-drive. I have not been disappointed. It is very sure-footed and has a great turning radius, important off road. It is not fancy inside, I put in seat covers to protect the cloth seats. It does have more scheduled maintenance than a normal car, mainly the two differentials that have the oil changed every 30k. Not expensive to do so, but the tires have to be the same diameter due to the AWD. That means if you blow a tire after 20-30k miles, you will more than likely have to replace the whole set. The engine pulls strongly, I pull my small boat easily. I replaced the radio head unit, the stock one is weak and a new one is not very expensive, plus I have a backup camera now. If I lived in snow country, owning a Subaru would be a no-brainer. : Now with 76k miles I still really like my Forester. Spark plugs required replacing at the recommended 60k miles. Not a DIY job, I paid $500 to have it done. Still really like the AWD system. It is for real and not pretend.
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
170 hp @ 5800 rpm
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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
    Overall4 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat4 / 5
    Back Seat4 / 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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2013 Subaru Forester Overview

The Used 2013 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 PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5X Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5XT Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A), 2.5X Touring PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5X PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M), and 2.5XT Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2013 Subaru Forester?

Save up to $695 on one of 15 Used 2013 Subaru Forester for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $10,993 as of08/14/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1.5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2013 Subaru Forester trim styles:

  • The Used 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium PZEV is priced between $10,993 and$14,995 with odometer readings between 46060 and140941 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X PZEV is priced between $11,911 and$16,683 with odometer readings between 45171 and114639 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited PZEV is priced between $14,311 and$18,000 with odometer readings between 33840 and87803 miles.

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Which used 2013 Subaru Foresters are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2013 Subaru Forester for sale near. There are currently 15 used and CPO 2013 Foresters listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $10,993 and mileage as low as 33840 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used 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 Used 2013 Subaru Forester. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $695 on a used or CPO 2013 Forester available from a dealership near you.