|EPA Est. MPG||28|
|Drive Train||All Wheel Drive|
|Passenger Volume||134.8 cu ft|
|Curb Weight||3422 lbs|
Is the 2017 Subaru Forester SUV a good vehicle?
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Subaru Forester SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Forester SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including 2.5i PZEV, 2.5i Touring PZEV, 2.5i Premium PZEV, 2.5i Limited PZEV, 2.0XT Touring, 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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Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2017 subaru forester SUV and all available trim types: 2.5i PZEV, 2.5i Touring PZEV, 2.5i Premium PZEV, 2.5i Limited PZEV, 2.0XT Touring, etc. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2017 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 2017 Subaru Forester SUV?
The 2017 Subaru Forester SUV earned a 5-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, IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results, 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.
2017 subaru forester SUV Gas Mileage
2017 subaru forester 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
28 combined MPG
26 city MPG/32 highway MPG
2017 subaru forester 2.5i PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
28 combined MPG
26 city MPG/32 highway MPG
2017 subaru forester 2.5i Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), continuously variable-speed automatic, regular unleaded
28 combined MPG
26 city MPG/32 highway MPG
Which 2017 Subaru Forester SUVs are available in my area
2017 Subaru Forester SUV Listings and Inventory (include other makes) There are currently 743 new, 775 used and CPO 2017 Forester SUVs listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as 17,780 and mileage as low as 6. 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 2017 Subaru Forester SUV. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to 2,954 on a new, used, or CPO 2017 Forester SUV available from one of 2,631 dealerships near Ashburn, VA.
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Used 2017 Subaru Forester SUV Overview
The used 2017 Subaru Forester SUV is offered in the following styles: 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 2.5i PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), and 2.5i Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT). 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 2017 Forester SUV comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2017 Subaru Forester SUV?
Save up to $300 on one of 73 used 2017 Subaru Foresters for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $17780 as of Apr 24, 2018, based on data from 20 dealers and 193 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1.5 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2017 Subaru Forester trim styles:
The used 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i PZEV is priced around $21154 with average odometer reading of 15666 miles.
The used 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring PZEV is priced around $27900 with average odometer reading of 17359 miles.
The used 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium PZEV is priced around $24150 with average odometer reading of 10175 miles.
The used 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited PZEV is priced around $27166 with average odometer reading of 9056 miles.
The used 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring is priced around $33244 with average odometer reading of 3643 miles.
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What do people think of the 2017 Subaru Forester SUV?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Subaru Forester SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Forester SUV a 4.2 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 2017 Forester SUV.
2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
I have been in the market for a small SUV for a while now. I have driven all of the major players - CR-V, CX-5 and the Forester. I am a long-time Honda person. I liked the CX-5 but it was a bit more cramped inside and the visibility was not as good. The CR-V drove well and had the best CVT behavior but just left me a bit uninspired due to its bland nature. I drove the 2016 Forester and liked it - I have two other family members with Foresters who love them. I found out the 2017 model with a mild refresh was on its way so I waited until they took the first one off the truck at my local dealership (Cannon Subaru in Lakeland is great!). I test drove the 2017 back to back with a 2016 they still had on the lot and the difference was significant as far as solidity, smooth ride and much quieter ride. The new infotainment system was intuitive and easy to use with volume and tuning KNOBS along with a touch screen - compared to the the CR-V's system (a disaster of confusing touch screen with no knob controls!) and the CX-5 which had the frustrating center toggle knob - the Subaru system is much better. The sound quality of the non-upgraded stereo is adequate - meets or exceeds the others in this category. The Forester drives very smoothly and has a solid, quality feel inside and out. The AWD system provides an extra level of stability to the handling. The only small issue is the CVT. Subaru has tweaked the CVT for the 2017 model to attempt to smooth its operation and it is better but still takes some adjustment - this is my first CVT equipped automobile - it is just a different feel and takes adjusting how you drive to a more easy application of the accelerator which gives smooth, linear acceleration (and surprisingly fast!) but driving aggressively with lots of slamming the pedal down - like I was used to doing with the normal automatic equipped small Honda engine automobiles - results in a much worse driving experience with the CVT - I am adjusting and think I'll enjoy the smoothness once I drive a while. If you have never owned a CVT vehicle, I suggest a good test drive to see if you like it - although, your choices are becoming slimmer as most of the major manufacturers are switching to the CVT for its MPG advantages as they attempt to meet the new government requirements. Overall, I would highly suggest you put the 2017 Subaru Forester on your list if you are looking for a solid, reliable, safe small SUV. ***UPDATE...been driving my Forester now for about 6 months...overall the car is good but one glaring thing has come to light....the powertrain is dismal after a while...the CVT shudders and hesitates at odd times and just is not smooth no matter what you do. I have not been able to adjust to it to drive smoothly....there is a surge when you begin acceleration and then the "fake" shift points kick in...they are not well timed. And the incredibly ANNOYING shudder that happens as if the CVT belt is slipping...it happens at different speeds and even when cruising on the highway. I've mentioned it to my dealer and they say others have complained with the 2017 but not really any explanation. My advice, take this car on a long test drive and really pay attention to the CVT behavior - especially in low speed driving conditions - it will only get worse once you buy it and drive it....other than that, the car handles well and is comfortable and practical but if you are picky about smooth driving, skip this one. ***Update 2: After much research and chats on online forums for the Forester, I finally spotted a post about the shuddering CVT issue and the fix that one owner got at his dealership - It was a recently released TSB software update from Subaru - I printed a copy with the TSB number and took it to my dealer and asked to have the update done to my Forester - they did it and the shuddering is GONE - simple fix. I test drove a 2018 out of curiosity and it did not shudder so it appears Subaru has fixed the issue but if you have a 2017 model that shudders, demand to have the software update #11-175-17
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What options are available on the 2017 Subaru Forester SUV?
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Available Subaru Forester 2017 SUV Trims: 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Touring, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i, 2.5X, 2.5X Premium, 2.5i Premium PZEV, 2.5X Limited, X, XS, 2.5X Premium PZEV, 2.5 X Premium Package, 2.5 X, 2.5i Limited PZEV, 2.5X PZEV, 2.5i Touring PZEV, L, 2.5i PZEV, S, 2.0XT Touring, 2.0XT Premium, 2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition, 2.5X Limited PZEV, XT, 2.5XT Touring, Sports 2.5 X, 2.5XT Premium, Sports 2.5 XT, XS L.L.Bean Edition, 2.5 XT Limited, 2.5X Touring, 2.5X Touring PZEV, 2.5XT, 2.5XT Limited
Exterior Colors: Satin White Pearl, Burnished Bronze Metallic, Sage Green Metallic, Obsidian Black Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, Camellia Red Pearl, Steel Silver Metallic, Marine Blue Pearl, Newport Blue Pearl, Crystal Gray Metallic, Spark Silver Metallic, Venetian Red Pearl, Crystal White Pearl, Jasmine Green Metallic, Platinum Silver Metallic, Quartz Blue Pearl, Dark Gray Metallic, Paprika Red Pearl, Aspen White, Cayenne Red Pearl, Champagne Gold Opal, Urban Gray Metallic, Cayenne Red Pearl/Textured Gray, Crystal Black Silica, Topaz Gold Metallic, Evergreen Metallic/Steel Gray Metallic, Java Black Pearl, Pacifica Blue Pearl, Platinum Silver Metallic/Steel Gray Metallic, Regal Blue Pearl, Sepia Bronze Metallic, Steel Gray Metallic, Acadia Green, Canyon Red Pearl, Canyon Red Pearl/Slate, Crystal Gray Metallic/Textrured Gray, Pacifica Blue Pearl/Textured Gray, Platinum Silver Metallic/Textured Gray, Sierra Gold Metallic, Sierra Gold Metallic/Textured Gray, Woodland Green Pearl, Woodland Green Pearl/Textured Gray, Blue Ridge Pearl, Cayenne Red Pearl/Steel Gray Metallic, Champagne Gold Opal/Platinum Silver Metallic, Crystal Gray Metallic/Steel Gray Metallic, Deep Cherry Pearl, Evergreen Metallic/Urban Gray Metallic, Java Black Pearl/Steel Gray Metallic, Obsidian Black Pearl/Textured Gray, Pacifica Blue Pearl/Steel Gray Metallic, Regal Blue Pearl/Textured Gray, Sierra Gold Metallic/Gray, Sky Blue Metallic, WR Blue Mica
Interior Colors: Gray, Platinum cloth, Gray cloth, Graphite Gray cloth, Beige, Grey, Black, Desert Beige cloth, Black leather, Gray Leather, Gray leather, Off Black cloth, Black cloth, Brown leather, Anthracite Black leather
Popular Features: 2500lb Towing Capacity, AWD/4WD, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Aux Audio Inputs, Back-up camera, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Post-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Auto Climate Control, Power Driver Seat, Sunroof/Moonroof, Heated seats, Blind Spot Monitoring, Leather Seats, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Keyless Entry/Start, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Upgraded Headlights, Navigation, Upgraded Stereo, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, Parking sensors, Remote Start
Engine/Mechanics: 4 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATIC, MANUAL
Fuel Types: regular unleaded, premium unleaded (recommended), premium unleaded (required)
Drivetrains: all wheel drive