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2016 Highlights

The 2016 Subaru Forester receives a new touchscreen-based technology interface, with the base 2.5i trim level providing a standard 6.2-inch screen and the other trims boasting a 7-inch version that includes enhanced features.

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  • 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.


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

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Used 2016 Subaru Forester for Sale

Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Quartz Blue Pearl Gray cloth33,537 miles
Used 2016Subaru Forester2.5i Premium PZEV
Est.Loan: $379/mo
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Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Venetian Red Pearl Gray cloth32,976 miles
Used 2016Subaru Forester2.5i Premium PZEV
Est.Loan: $383/mo
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Subaru Forester 2016 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Venetian Red Pearl Gray cloth28,981 miles
Used 2016Subaru Forester2.5i Premium PZEV
Est.Loan: $395/mo

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Features & Specs

2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)2.5i PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)2.5i Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
Transmissioncontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automatic
Horsepower170 hp @ 5800 rpm170 hp @ 5800 rpm170 hp @ 5800 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    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
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

Five Star Car!
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.
Really enjoy driving it
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
Take a deep breath!
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.
Used 2016 Subaru Forester Overview

The Used 2016 Subaru Forester is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5i PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5i Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5i Touring PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M), 2.0XT Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT), 2.0XT Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT), and 2.5i PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M). Pre-owned Subaru Forester models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 170 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2016 Subaru Forester comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic. The Used 2016 Subaru Forester comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2016 Subaru Forester?

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Price comparisons for Used 2016 Subaru Forester trim styles:

  • The Used 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium PZEV is priced between $17,964 and $23,995 with odometer readings between 9011 and 68334 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited PZEV is priced between $20,458 and $28,995 with odometer readings between 8217 and 48533 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i PZEV is priced between $17,000 and $20,895 with odometer readings between 1799 and 47767 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring PZEV is priced between $20,950 and $25,999 with odometer readings between 13145 and 77663 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring is priced between $27,382 and $27,382 with odometer readings between 31230 and 31230 miles.

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2016 Subaru Forester Gas Mileage

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
27 compined MPG,
24 city MPG/32 highway MPG

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
27 compined MPG,
24 city MPG/32 highway MPG

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
27 compined MPG,
24 city MPG/32 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG27
Transmissioncontinuously variable-speed automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.5 L
Passenger Volume139.3 cu.ft.
Wheelbase103.9 in.
Length180.9 in.
Width70.7 in.
Height68.2 in.
Curb Weight3391 lbs.