2018 Subaru Forester Features & Specs

Overview

Overview
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Engine Typegasgasgas
Transmissioncontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automatic
Drive Trainall wheel driveall wheel driveall wheel drive
Cylindersflat 4flat 4flat 4
Combined MPG282828
Total Seating555
Basic Warranty3 yr./ 36000 mi.3 yr./ 36000 mi.3 yr./ 36000 mi.

Drive Train

Drive Train
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Drive typeall wheel driveall wheel driveall wheel drive
Center limited slip differentialyesyesyes
Transmissioncontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automaticcontinuously variable-speed automatic
descent controlnoyesno

Fuel & MPG

Fuel & MPG
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EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy)26/32 mpg26/32 mpg26/32 mpg
Range in miles (cty/hwy)413.4/508.8 mi.413.4/508.8 mi.413.4/508.8 mi.
Fuel tank capacity15.9 gal.15.9 gal.15.9 gal.
Combined MPG282828
Fuel typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded

Engine

Engine
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Torque174 ft-lbs. @ 4100 rpm174 ft-lbs. @ 4100 rpm174 ft-lbs. @ 4100 rpm
Base engine size2.5 L2.5 L2.5 L
Horsepower170 hp @ 5800 rpm170 hp @ 5800 rpm170 hp @ 5800 rpm
Turning circle34.8 ft.34.8 ft.34.8 ft.
Valves161616
Base engine typegasgasgas
Valve timingVariableVariableVariable
Cam typeDouble overhead cam (DOHC)Double overhead cam (DOHC)Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Cylindersflat 4flat 4flat 4

Safety

Safety
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4-wheel ABSyesyesyes
Rear door child safety locksyesyesyes
daytime running lightsyesyesyes
engine immobilizeryesyesyes
Rear center 3-point beltyesyesyes
post-collision safety systemyesyesyes
child seat anchorsyesyesyes
dual front side-mounted airbagsyesyesyes
front and rear head airbagsyesyesyes
stability controlyesyesyes
Emergency braking assistyesyesyes
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivationyesyesyes
Rear height adjustable headrestsyesyesyes
remote anti-theft alarm systemyesyesyes
2 front headrestsyesyesyes
3 rear headrestsyesyesyes
tire pressure monitoringyesyesyes
traction controlyesyesyes
Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakesyesyesyes
front fog/driving lightsnoyesno
dusk sensing headlampsnoyesno
auto delay off headlampsnoyesno
blind spot warning accident avoidance systemnoyesno

Packages

Packages
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Popular Package #2Ayesnoyes
All-Weather Package + EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alertyesnono
Protection Package #3yesnoyes
Protection Package #2yesnono
Black Editionyesnono
All-Weather Package + EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Power Rear Gateyesnono
Protection Package #1yesnoyes
Standard Model - 2.5i Premium CVTyesnono
Black Edition w/EyeSightyesnono
Popular Package #2yesyesno
All-Weather Packageyesnono
Standard Model - 2.5i Limitednoyesno
EyeSight + Navigation System + Audio w/Harmon Kardon Amplifier and Speakersnoyesno
Navigation System + Audio w/Harmon Kardon Amplifier and Speakersnoyesno
Alloy Wheel Packagenonoyes
Standard Model - 2.5inonoyes

In-Car Entertainment

In-Car Entertainment
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auxiliary audio input and USB with external media controlyesyesyes
USB connectionyesyesyes
AM/FM stereoyesyesyes
6 total speakersyesyesno
4 total speakersnonoyes

Comfort & Convenience

Comfort & Convenience
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Audio and cruise controls on steering wheelyesyesyes
front and rear cupholdersyesyesyes
overhead console with storageyesyesyes
front seatback storageyesyesyes
cruise controlyesyesyes
front and rear door pocketsyesyesyes
electric power steeringyesyesyes
rear view camerayesyesyes
tilt and telescopic steering wheelyesyesyes
Climate controlyesyesno
interior air filtrationyesyesyes
Dual illuminating vanity mirrorsyesyesno
leather steering wheelnoyesno
Cargo floor matsnoyesno
Air conditioningnonoyes
Dual vanity mirrorsnonoyes

Power Feature

Power Feature
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2 one-touch power windowsyesyesno
remote keyless power door locksyesyesyes
Heated mirrorsyesyesyes
1 one-touch power windowsnonoyes

Interior Options

Interior Options
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Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelinkyesyesyes
Kicker Audio Upgrade Packageyesyesyes
Rear Seat Back Protectoryesyesyes
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror w/ Approach Lighting & Blind Spot Detectionyesyesno
Compartment Separatoryesyesyes
Cargo Net Rearyesyesyes
Tweeter Kityesyesyes
Exterior Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Approach Lightingyesnoyes
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror w/Approach Lightingyesnoyes
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror w/ Homelink & Approach Lightingyesnoyes
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror w/ Homelink & Approach Lighting & Blind Spot Detectionyesyesno
Cargo Net Rear Seat Backyesyesyes
All-Weather Floor Matsyesyesyes
Exterior Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Approach Lighting & Blind Spot Detectionyesyesno
STI Leather Shift Knob CVTyesyesyes
Footwell Illumination Kit - Redyesyesyes
Side Sill Plate - Frontyesyesyes
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compassyesyesyes
Sunshadeyesyesyes
Speaker Kityesyesyes
Footwell Illumination Kit - Blueyesyesyes
Cargo Trayyesnoyes
Cargo Net Sideyesyesyes
Cargo Cover (Manual Rear Gate)yesnoyes
Cargo Cover (Power Rear Gate)yesnono

Instrumentation

Instrumentation
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clockyesyesyes
external temperature displayyesyesyes
trip computeryesyesyes
tachometeryesyesyes

Front Seats

Front Seats
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Front head room40.0 in.40.0 in.41.4 in.
bucket front seatsyesyesyes
height adjustable passenger seatyesyesyes
height adjustable driver seatyesyesyes
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar supportyesyesno
Front shoulder room57.0 in.57.0 in.57.0 in.
8 -way power driver seatyesyesno
Front leg room43.0 in.43.0 in.43.0 in.
4 -way manual passenger seat adjustmentyesyesyes
Front hip room53.9 in.53.9 in.53.9 in.
clothyesnoyes
multi-level heating driver seatnoyesno
leathernoyesno
multi-level heating passenger seatnoyesno
6 -way manual driver seat adjustmentsnonoyes

Rear Seats

Rear Seats
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Rear head room37.5 in.37.5 in.39.8 in.
Rear hip Room53.0 in.53.0 in.53.0 in.
Rear leg room38.0 in.38.0 in.38.0 in.
Rear shoulder room56.5 in.56.5 in.56.5 in.
reclining rear seatsyesyesno
Split-folding rear seatbackyesyesyes
folding center armrestyesyesno

Exterior Options

Exterior Options
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Door Edge Guard Quartz Blue Pearlyesyesyes
Door Edge Guard Ice Silver Metallicyesyesyes
Fog Lamp Kit - Black Interioryesnoyes
Body Side Molding Kit Quartz Blue Pearlyesyesyes
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallicyesyesyes
Body Side Molding Kit Dark Gray Metallicyesyesyes
Door Edge Guard Venetian Red Pearlyesyesyes
Trailer Hitch and Harnessyesyesyes
Splash Guardsyesyesyes
Cross Bar Set - Aeroyesyesyes
Wheel Lock Kit (Alloy Wheels)yesyesyes
Fog Lamp Kit - Gray Interioryesnoyes
Sport Grilleyesyesyes
Rear Bumper Coveryesyesyes
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal White Pearlyesyesyes
Door Edge Guard Dark Gray Metallicyesyesyes
Door Edge Guard Jasmine Greenyesyesyes
Body Side Molding Kit Jasmine Greenyesyesyes
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silicayesyesyes
Door Edge Guard Crystal White Pearlyesyesyes
Door Edge Guard Crystal Black Silicayesyesyes
Body Side Molding Kit Venetian Redyesyesyes
Stainless Steel Exhaust Tipyesnoyes
Cross Bar Set - Fixed (Carrier Base)nonoyes

Measurements

Measurements
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Maximum cargo capacity68.5 cu.ft.68.5 cu.ft.74.7 cu.ft.
Curb weight3422 lbs.3455 lbs.3395 lbs.
Cargo capacity, all seats in place31.5 cu.ft.31.5 cu.ft.34.4 cu.ft.
Angle of approach23.0 degrees23.0 degrees23.0 degrees
Angle of departure25.0 degrees25.0 degrees25.0 degrees
Length181.5 in.181.5 in.181.5 in.
Maximum towing capacity1500 lbs.1500 lbs.1500 lbs.
Ground clearance8.7 in.8.7 in.8.7 in.
Height68.2 in.68.2 in.66.4 in.
EPA interior volume134.8 cu.ft.134.8 cu.ft.142.7 cu.ft.
Wheel base103.9 in.103.9 in.103.9 in.
Width70.7 in.70.7 in.70.7 in.

Colors

Colors
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Exterior Colors
  • Jasmine Green Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Venetian Red Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Quartz Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Jasmine Green Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Venetian Red Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Quartz Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Jasmine Green Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Venetian Red Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Quartz Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
Interior Colors
  • Black, cloth
  • Gray, cloth
  • Black, leather
  • Gray, leather
  • Black, cloth
  • Gray, cloth

Tires & Wheels

Tires & Wheels
Starting MSRP: $26,195
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inside mounted spare tireyesyesyes
temporary spare tireyesyesyes
All season tiresyesyesyes
17 x 7.0 in. wheelsyesyesyes
225/60R H tiresyesyesyes
alloy wheelsyesyesno
partial wheel coversnonoyes
steel wheelsnonoyes

Suspension

Suspension
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four-wheel independent suspensionyesyesyes
Front and rear stabilizer baryesyesyes

Warranty

Warranty
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Starting MSRP: $29,395
Starting MSRP: $23,795
Basic3 yr./ 36000 mi.3 yr./ 36000 mi.3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Drivetrain5 yr./ 60000 mi.5 yr./ 60000 mi.5 yr./ 60000 mi.
Roadside3 yr./ 36000 mi.3 yr./ 36000 mi.3 yr./ 36000 mi.

Inventory

Inventory
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