Used 2016 Subaru Forester

2016 Subaru Forester
List price range
$16,547 - $25,488

Pros

  • Airy interior with plenty of room for adults in both seating rows
  • impressive fuel economy for an all-wheel-drive crossover
  • optional turbocharged engine provides spirited acceleration
  • above-average off-road ability
  • top safety scores.

Cons

  • Doesn't feel as sporty around turns as some rivals
  • blind-spot monitoring isn't offered.

Used 2016 Subaru Forester for Sale

Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
73,478 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i Premium PZEV
List$16,547
Est.Loan: $302/mo
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Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
24,449 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i Premium PZEV
List$20,989
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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Dealer Notes
One Owner with a clean carfax history report ~ Heated Seats and much more. For peace of mind, it has been through a 125 point mechanical inspection, comes with a dealer warranty for 90 days/ 4,000 miles, and 5 day/ 250 mile money back guarantee. This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed.*Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
79,466 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i Limited PZEV
(3)
Dulles Subaru
6.5 mi away
List$17,900
Est.Loan: $326/mo
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Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
49,964 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i Premium PZEV
Snap Car Buying
8.3 mi away
List$19,395
Est.Loan: $353/mo
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Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
11,943 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i Limited PZEV
List$24,000
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
34,027 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i Premium PZEV
List$22,749
Est.Loan: $414/mo
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Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
20,380 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i Premium PZEV
List$22,646
Est.Loan: $412/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
28,639 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i Limited PZEV
List$22,500
Est.Loan: $410/mo
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Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
32,080 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i PZEV
List$18,988
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
34,121 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i Premium PZEV
List$20,480
Est.Loan: $373/mo
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Dealer Notes
Brown's Manassas Subaru is pleased to be currently offering this 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium with 34,121mi. Browns Manassas Subaru is your destination for a Hassle Free way of buying your next pre-owned vehicle! We price all our vehicles the BEST No Hassle Price from the start with the focus on Saving you time and money. All of our vehicles are hand picked and under go a rigorous 127 point inspection by our certified technicians. Most of the vehicles under 125000 miles and less than 10 years old are covered by 3 months/3000 miles power train warranty, exclusions apply to certain brands and models. 3 days exchange policy. Please call dealer for details. Unlike other dealers there are NO hidden reconditioning fees!
Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
17,676 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i PZEV
List$21,283
Est.Loan: $388/mo
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Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
44,367 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i Limited PZEV
List$20,981
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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Dealer Notes
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited Crystal White Pearl Exterior Parking Camera Rear, harman/kardon 440W Amp Speaker System, Heated Front Bucket Seats, Navigation System Audio w/harman kardon, Power driver seat, Power moonroof, Radio: Subaru Starlink 7.0' Multimedia Nav System, Smartphone Integration, Steering wheel mounted audio controls. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. 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 2016 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M)
52,528 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i Premium PZEV
List$18,977
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
21,458 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i Limited PZEV
CarMax
25.1 mi away
List$24,998
Est.Loan: $455/mo
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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 2016 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
35,098 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i Premium PZEV
List$22,000
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
15,250 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i PZEV
(1)
Malloy Toyota
38.4 mi away
List$21,987
Est.Loan: $400/mo
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Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
34,768 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i Limited PZEV
List$21,500
Est.Loan: $392/mo
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Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
65,324 miles
Used 2016
Subaru Forester
2.5i Premium PZEV
Sharrett Subaru
40.3 mi away
List$19,407
Est.Loan: $354/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
You win!! CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee!! All Wheel Drive!!!AWD* Tired of the same dull drive? Well change up things with this credible SUV!! Real gas sipper!!! 32 MPG Hwy... Safety equipment includes: ABS, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag, Daytime running lights...Other features include: Bluetooth, Power locks, Power windows, Sunroof, CVT Transmission...Standard features include: Bluetooth, Remote power door locks, Power windows with 1 one-touch, Sunroof - Express open/close glass, CVT Transmission, 4-wheel ABS brakes, Air conditioning, Audio controls on steering wheel, Traction control - ABS and driveline, 8-way power adjustable drivers seat, Passenger Airbag, Head airbags - Curtain 1st and 2nd row, 170 hp horsepower, 2.5 liter flat 4 cylinder DOHC engine, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Multi-function remote - Trunk/hatch/door/tailgate, Power mirrors, 4 Doors, Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 32 and EPA city (mpg): 24, All-wheel drive, Tachometer, External temperature display, Interior air filtration, Clock - In-dash, Power steering, Overhead console - Mini with storage, Trip computer, Video Monitor Location - Front, Transmission hill holder, 4WD Type - Full-time, Knee airbags - Driver, Daytime running lights, Stability control, Front seat type - Bucket, Rear bench seats, Reclining rear seats, Extended sunroof, Intermittent window wipers, Privacy/tinted glass, Rear wiper...

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Do you need a crossover that can handle whatever life throws at it? The Subaru Forester delivers with standard all-wheel drive, a roomy interior and plenty of ground clearance for off-road excursions. You can even add a turbocharged engine, or stick with the base engine for better fuel economy. Let's take a look at the Forester's full range of talents.

vehicle overview

The small crossover SUV category is intensely competitive, and it's one in which the 2016 Subaru Forester holds its own quite well. Along with the sure-footedness of standard all-wheel drive, the Forester delivers plenty of cargo capacity, roomy seating and an available turbocharged engine that's one of the strongest in its class. There's nothing super flashy about this crossover, but Subaru is a believer in offering functional simplicity. That's precisely what you get with the 2016 Forester.

The 2016 Subaru Forester is as comfortable in the desert as it is on the highway, thanks to standard all-wheel drive and generous ground clearance.

Safety and fuel economy are key attributes for the small crossover class, and the Forester delivers here, too. Though blind-spot monitoring is curiously missing from the Forester's features list, it does offer an available forward collision mitigation system plus perfect crash-test scores. As for fuel efficiency, the Forester's continuously variable transmission (CVT) is a big help, especially when cruising on the highway. But even models with the six-speed manual -- a rare treat in this class -- can hold their heads high when it's time to fill up.

If there's one real drawback to the 2016 Subaru Forester, it's that it doesn't do a whole lot beyond the rational to woo you. Shoppers seeking classier interiors or more engaging on-road manners may find the 2016 Ford Escape and 2016 Mazda CX-5 more to their liking, while the 2016 Hyundai Tucson provides more visual panache. For outdoor recreation enthusiasts, the off-road-tuned Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is worth a hard look. Then there are the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, which remain tough to beat for all-around competence. Comparison shopping is definitely a must in the small crossover SUV category, but overall we're confident that the 2016 Subaru Forester deserves a spot on your list.

trim levels & features

The 2016 Subaru Forester is a compact crossover available in six trim levels. The 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited and 2.5i Touring all come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, while the 2.0XT Premium and 2.0XT Touring come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. All models are all-wheel drive.

Standard equipment on the 2.5i includes 17-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, cruise control, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a rearview camera, a 6.2-inch touchscreen with Subaru's Starlink technology interface, smartphone app integration and a four-speaker sound system with HD radio, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB port.

The 2016 Forester is available in six different trim levels, with the Limited and Touring being the most-equipped choices.

Optional for the base 2.5i (with the CVT) are 17-inch wheels and roof rails. These items come standard on the 2.5i Premium, which further adds rear privacy glass, a panoramic sunroof, an eight-way power driver seat (with two-way power lumbar), a rear armrest with cupholders, reclining rear seatbacks, a larger 7-inch touchscreen, voice commands, Starlink Safety Plus (see Safety section below) and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio and dual USB ports. An All-Weather package (heated side mirrors and heated front seats) is standard if the manual transmission is specified, but it's an extra-cost option with the CVT.

The 2.5i Limited comes with the All-Weather package as standard and adds automatic headlights, foglights, an adjustable-height power liftgate, a rear roof spoiler, automatic climate control, an upgraded instrument cluster, leather upholstery, a cargo area tray and a standard CVT with hill descent control.

The 2.5i Touring throws in 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and one-touch folding rear seatbacks.

Moving to the 2.0XT Premium brings all the equipment of the 2.5i Premium plus the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and CVT, 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, the All-Weather package, a rear roof spoiler, the upgraded instrument cluster and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

The 2.0XT Touring offers the same upgrades as the 2.5i Touring.

Auto-dimming mirrors are optional for all Foresters. Optional on the Premium (except with the manual transmission), Limited and Touring trims is a navigation system and an EyeSight driver assist technology package (see Safety, below) that includes adaptive cruise control.

performance & mpg

All 2016 Subaru Foresters come standard with all-wheel drive. The 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring and all 2.0XT models have an additional driver-selectable mode that optimizes various functions to improve traction on slippery surfaces. These models also include hill descent control.

The 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard for the 2.5i and 2.5i Premium trims, with a CVT optional. The higher trims are CVT-only.

The EPA rates CVT-equipped 2.5i models at 27 mpg combined (24 city/32 highway), a laudable achievement for an all-wheel-drive crossover. If you get the manual transmission, the numbers drop to 25 combined (22 city/29 highway). In Edmunds testing, a CVT-equipped Forester 2.5i Limited accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 9.0 seconds, which is about average for a base-engine AWD crossover in this segment.

Stronger performance is available if you choose the 2.0XT. Its standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder churns out 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and comes only with the CVT. In Edmunds testing, a Forester 2.0XT Touring accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, which is exceptionally quick for a crossover in this class with an upgraded engine. The 2.0XT could also impress on the fuel economy front; the EPA estimates 25 mpg combined (23 city/28 highway), though our test vehicle struggled to match these numbers in real-world driving. The other downside is that the 2.0XT can tow just 1,500 pounds -- same as the base Forester.

safety

Antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag and a rearview camera are standard on all 2016 Subaru Foresters. The Starlink Safety Plus telematics system, which is standard for most Foresters, includes emergency assistance and automatic collision notification. It can be further upgraded to the Starlink Safety Plus and Security Plus system that adds remote services (door unlocking, vehicle location services, stolen vehicle recovery and alarm notification). Lane departure warning, forward collision warning and a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking are available via the EyeSight driver-assist technology package.

In Edmunds brake testing, a Forester 2.0XT stopped from 60 mph in 119 feet, a good number for this class. A Forester 2.5i (with the 17-inch wheels) made this same stop in 126 feet, which is a little worse than average.

In government crash tests, the Subaru Forester earned a top five-star rating for overall protection in crash tests, with four stars for total frontal-impact safety and five stars for total side-impact safety. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Forester its top score of "Good" in the moderate overlap frontal-offset, small-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and head restraint/seat (whiplash protection) tests. The IIHS also gave the Forester's optional automatic emergency braking system a top score of "Superior."

driving

The 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i won't set any speed records with its 170 horses, and while the CVT performs well for the breed, it lacks the responsiveness of a good conventional automatic. Still, the base engine's impressive fuel economy should be enough compensation for most buyers, and it's also the only way to go if you want the manual transmission. As for the 2.0XT's turbocharged engine, it's a strong performer, and ideal if you drive a lot on hilly or high-altitude terrain.

Around town and on the highway, the Forester serves up a comfortable and quiet ride. It's really just on curvy roads that its tall height and compliant suspension become liabilities, as it's simply not as capable or nimble as many rivals. You do get an extra dollop of off-road capability with the Forester, though, thanks to generous ground clearance and an available driver-selectable "X Mode" that maximizes traction in the dirt.

interior

The various textures and accents used throughout the 2016 Subaru Forester's interior deliver enough visual appeal to keep pace with other affordable crossovers, though the overall look follows Subaru's simplicity-is-better design philosophy. We are happy to see Subaru add its latest technology interface (Starlink) to the Forester. Even the base 2.5i comes with a touchscreen with smartphone app integration (including Aha, Pandora, iHeartradio and Sticher), while the larger 7-inch screen gets upgraded graphics and allows you to use intuitive pinch-and-expand finger movements to zoom in or out.

The Forester offers a useful amount of cargo area with the rear seatbacks up, and is a class leader when they are folded flat.

Where the Forester really shines is in its functionality. Elevated stadium-type rear seating enhances thigh support and legroom and affords a better view. This sense of space is reinforced by a huge cargo hold that yields 34.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 74.7 cubic feet with the rear seatbacks folded. The latter is nearly 4 more cubic feet than the Honda CR-V, which has traditionally been at the head of this class. The caveat is that you'll need to stick to the base model if you want the big numbers, as models with the panoramic sunroof drop to 31.5/68.5 cubic feet due to a lower roof height.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 Subaru Forester.

Take a deep breath!
Bill.Tarkulich, 9/27/2016
It would be nice if reviewers stated what kind of driver they are and what expectations they had going into this. For these purposes, I'm a fairly laid back driver. I drive about 5mph over the speed limit, under limit when conditions are poor, and just like to enjoy the ride. I'm short (5'6"). I'm not a road warrior, don't weave in and out and use my directional. In terms of expectations it's how I get from one place to another. No expectations about style or performance. I'm an advocate from a "keep it simple stupid" school. I do expect to be able to drive capably and safely on the highways, about 80% of the time. I need it to be my "go to" car for my passions , hiking and skiing. It must be competent on forest roads, logging roads, unmaintained roads, generally what I call "soft roading". It must be capable of handling deep snow, icy, slushy and cruddy roads in the depths of the winter. It must be capable of hauling all my trail maintenance tools (I volunteer with the US Forest Service). It must be capable of jamming my skis and gear into it. It must be comfortable to drive in the depth of the winter colds. That means heated seats and a good defroster. It must be able to navigate through heavy snow, which means fog lights. It must be able to drive through 8" of mud on dirt roads in the spring. It must have enough driver's visibility to peer over the heights of land on old forest roads. It must be "maximum man, minimum machine". It means being close to nature, with great visibility and terrific sun roof, all year. It means great fuel economy and lower maintenance costs. It means the longevity of 200K miles or 10 years. I came from an Audi Quattro with far too many gadgets and features. Very capable in the winter, with AWD and snow tires. Problem is, something is always breaking and each repair is costly. Problem is too low a ground clearance, too great fuel (and oil) consumption. My first and last Subaru was a 1981 GL with real 4WD, up/low. I've taken the Forester down the forest roads, used the Xmode and been quite pleased with how it handles the steeps. I love being able to put the seat up as high as I can and seeing great distances. This is very helpful not just on dirt roads, but in seeing wildlife and anticipating the terrain ahead. I'm no longer fearful of road construction portrudences. I'm quite fine with CVT. It's worked quite well under all conditions. I can't wait to get it in the snow in three months. It's a car I don't mind getting dirty. I'm an empty nester, usually hauling only myself around with my gear. Sometimes one other person. I would not consider this as a family car. I'd be looking at an Outback or something else. While I love Jeeps, I have no need for a larger engine or towing capacity or lower reliability. Didn't care for the RAV4, CR5 or other competitors for one reason or another. For me, the non negotiables were sun roof, heated seats. I don't understand the whining about the rubber mats is all about. I put dirt-laden picks, axes, saws and other tools in back. I'm always tracking gravel, dirt, mud and snow into the car. They are just fine. If you want a city car with lots of luxury, there are plenty of choices for you. Just go for the LandRover if that's your style. I could care less about passenger seat adjustments or a lighted vanity mirror. What don't Iike? Mostly small things like more storage compartments, a better stereo (I wil change that out some day), more trunk lighting (I can fix that myself) and a full size spare tire.) I'm glad it has the roof racks for hauling things like a canoe. I like the rear spoiler, but it makes putting a bike rack on the back near impossible. I love the ground clearance. I love that it's pretty narrow, which makes city driving and parking a breeze. BTW , I disabled all those beeps and light flashes when the car is locked and unlocked. No need to draw attention to myself. I've noticed that trying to stream music via bluetooth in the car results in poor audio fidelity. Connecting it by wire give much better sound. For the record, I get 34mpg on trips if I keep it at 60mph. At 70mph, the mileage gets down to 28, which is about my city driving average. I've got my snow tires and am ready to rock. Until then, I'll be on forest roads and highways.
Five Star Car!
Nikki R., 3/31/2016
Update: I still do love the car, however the A/C system leaves much to be desired. I often have to crank it up to 3 or 4 in the summer to cool down which is LOUD and still isn’t even that great. If you have it on head / feet mood, it tends to be inadequate. Would be tough for someone living in a really hot or cold climate. I absolutely love my new Subaru Forester. I will be driving this car until I just can't drive it anymore. I've been shopping for a crossover SUV for about a month now. I bought my Forester two days ago after much hesitancy. EVERYONE in the state of Oregon drives a Subaru and I didn't want to be just another Subaru driver. Sometimes it's fun to stand out! But now that I've owned one, I totally get the hype. The car handles well, it's fun to drive and so far it has been good on gas. I've done mainly city driving and it's been between 25 - 30 mpg. There are a lot of choices in the world of crossover SUVs, and I feel as though I drove most of them. This one (for me) had the best driving experience and the best value by far. The mid-trim level (Premium) gets you a lot (heated seats, a beautiful moonroof) and I'm happy that I stepped up to it. If you're in the throes of crossover suv car selection like I was for a month, give the Forester a try. Some like it, some don't but the quality, value and driving experience are really top notch. Update: 3/31/17: The air-conditioning system leaves a bit to be desired. Even if you have it going on full blast it's not really that adequate, especially on a very hot day. The same goes for the heat. I often need to turn on my heated seats, and the heat to stay warm when it's cold out.
Scooby DO
Luzbel, 2/2/2016
I believe this car is for the person who is focused on having a reliable, functional, simple yet user friendly, safe SUV. If you want a car that will change and powder you, this isn't it. This a car for someone who wants some of the luxuries of what is expected in modern cars but not really super fancy. When I set out to find a new vehicle, I looked for, reliability, power, all terrain capabilities, handling, decent looks, space, economy, and comfort. All of these have been met and surpassed. <br><br> The car looks well built and symmetrical. No weird chattering or shaking, no cheap plastics, no seemingly loose parts, and according to my research on engine and trans, they are bullet proof (figuratively speaking). That's to be expected from Subaru though. 5th on the best quality cars in 2015. <br><br> I was afraid that the 170hp 2.5 Boxer would not be enough for an suv but I have never been more wrong. It has ample power and moves briskly. Its not the turbo version by any means but definitely gets out of its own way and, not that I recommend it but, it has enough power and torque for spirited driving, off-roading, and hills. I've never liked a car that cant react quickly to the throttle, and the throttle response is great. I believe Having power is just as important as good breaks and handling to get out of dangerous situations and the forester has it all. I'm also a manual transmission kind of guy and I went with the CVT because of my Girlfriend and the economy. I'm blown away by the performance of this thing. Die hard, traditionalist, Manual trans folks, it ok to trust the CVT its nothing like the laggy ATX's of the past. <br><br> I have not done much off-road driving but what little I have done, I can hardly tell the difference between tarmac and gravel. This car likes to grip the road and not let go. Im newish to AWD and the level of command this car has on less-that-desirable road conditions is outstanding. Compared to something like the RAV4 this is true AWD and behaves as such. <br><br> As stated above the handling is great, you point the steering wheel and there it goes. At first I was a little turned off by the lack of steering feedback but the comfort it provides when driving down bad roads is a blessing. You don't have to fight this car, it is under your command and will do your bidding. The body roll is minimal. It has less body roll than many sports cars I have driven, coupled with the symmetrical AWD, its fun on the twisties, for an SUV that is. The braking is also very responsive and I have already had experiences with people cutting me off and it just digs in to the ground but doesn't take away your control. If you want to test a cars brakes, come to Florida during season. This car is Florida season approved, if there was such a thing. <br><br> Looks are great, much preferred over the past models Subaru has put out, but then again that's a matter of opinion. The forester doesn't brandish fake scoops or anything to augment its looks and thats how I like it. I like simple and it looks great while being simple. <br><br> The space is ample inside. I traded my crew cab chevy 3500 for this and I am happy with the space. Nowhere near a large SUV but I keep thinking its larger on the inside. Might have to name it Tardis but its not blue. <br><br> For the power and space the 2016 Forester offers is really economic. It has enough get-up-and-go but also has superb gas millage and if you find the sweet spot and hit the cruise control you can easily surpass the EPA rating. <br><br> The way I define comfort is that the car does what it needs to do when it needs to do it while making the experience a positive one. It doesn't have temperpedic seats with butt warmer and a coffee maker, but as previously stated this is not what Subaru had in mind with this car, or so I think. This does not mean its uncomfortable, I like the seats (great lumbar suport), tilt and telescopic steering wheel is really nice to get that perfect "in control" feel. The leg room is ample and the storage is great. Getting in feels like a large car, and looking out of the windshield feels like an suv. The windows are big and there is virtually no blind spot to speak off. a quick glance to the side, after looking out of the mirrors, is more than suited for merging. Batman could drive this and not worry about raising his insurance premiums due to his limited neck rotation. <br><br> Overall, I couldn't be happier with the car, Its what I wanted, something nice, comfortable, reliable, strong, with excellent off-road capability and economy that matches that of cars. Very well rounded vehicle.
Really enjoy driving it
The Craw, 3/27/2016
I moved from a 2014 Crosstrek Hybrid to this car. The MPG is comparable, but it is much roomier. The head unit and audio is way way better in this model than in my previous Subaru, and the cabin is pretty quiet. I do have a couple of small complaints: 1. You cannot mute the audio in the NAV system, and it breaks into the music versus talking over the music. For me, this makes the NAV system too annoying to be used, and I end up using Google Maps instead. According to Subaru customer service, this is not something that they are planning on fixing. 2. The Bluetooth microphone seems to pickup a lot of noise, especially during highway driving. People on the other end say it is quite annoying to listen to. I have tried adjusting the mic volume, and it doesn't seem to help much. 3. The EyeSight cameras remove the area where you can store sunglasses, and make the rear view mirror a little challenging to adjust. They also should have blind spot available in this like it is in the Outback/Legacy. This is our 4th Subaru, and the reliability of the prior 3 has been exceptional. I expect this will be the same. All in all, I would definitely recommend this car. It is our 4th Subaru, and
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Features & Specs

MPG
24 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
24 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
24 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
24 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
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
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.9%
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
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2016 Subaru Forester
Used 2016 Subaru Forester Overview

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