2018 Subaru Forester Features & Specs

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

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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 control noyesno

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

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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

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post-collision safety system yesyesyes
4-wheel ABSyesyesyes
remote anti-theft alarm system yesyesyes
traction control yesyesyes
Rear height adjustable headrests yesyesyes
Rear door child safety locks yesyesyes
child seat anchors yesyesyes
daytime running lights yesyesyes
front and rear head airbagsyesyesyes
3 rear headrestsyesyesyes
tire pressure monitoring yesyesyes
engine immobilizer yesyesyes
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation yesyesyes
Rear center 3-point belt yesyesyes
dual front side-mounted airbagsyesyesyes
Emergency braking assist yesyesyes
Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakesyesyesyes
stability control yesyesyes
2 front headrestsyesyesyes
dusk sensing headlampsnoyesno
auto delay off headlampsnoyesno
front fog/driving lights noyesno
blind spot warning accident avoidance systemnoyesno

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

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USB connection yesyesyes
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control yesyesyes
6 total speakersyesyesno
AM/FM stereoyesyesyes
4 total speakersnonoyes

Comfort & Convenience

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Audio and cruise controls on steering wheelyesyesyes
front and rear door pocketsyesyesyes
front and rear cupholdersyesyesyes
Climate controlyesyesno
overhead console with storage yesyesyes
front seatback storage yesyesyes
rear view camera yesyesyes
interior air filtration yesyesyes
cruise control yesyesyes
electric power steering yesyesyes
tilt and telescopic steering wheelyesyesyes
Dual illuminating vanity mirrorsyesyesno
Cargo floor matsnoyesno
leather steering wheelnoyesno
Air conditioningnonoyes
Dual vanity mirrorsnonoyes

Power Feature

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remote keyless power door locks yesyesyes
2 one-touch power windowsyesyesno
Heated mirrorsyesyesyes
1 one-touch power windowsnonoyes

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

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tachometer yesyesyes
external temperature display yesyesyes
clock yesyesyes
trip computer yesyesyes

Front Seats

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

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.
folding center armrestyesyesno
Split-folding rear seatbackyesyesyes
reclining rear seatsyesyesno

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

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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

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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

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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
steel wheelsnonoyes
partial wheel covers nonoyes

Suspension

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Front and rear stabilizer baryesyesyes
four-wheel independent suspensionyesyesyes

Warranty

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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

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