Subaru Forester research spec pages- year by year, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 …1998 – all years and models

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About the Forester

The basics.. The Forester is an all-wheel-drive car based SUV by Fuji (Subaru) in Ota,

Introduced in 1998 . it shares and dashboard with the Subaru

Only one engine, the 2.5L is Turbo starting in 2004.

and price wise it fits the smaller Impreza and the larger and is popular with commuter, and small families. People the practicality, looks, strong smooth ride and excellent

The new 2014 models are 2.5i, Limited, Touring, and 2.0XT Premium and Touring.

All new redesigned Forester s start arriving 2013

CVT transmission is now available in the models and gets 25/32 It replaces the 4 speed Sportshift used for years. Unfortunately the model CVT has no paddle shifters or way to control the transmission. The all new 2.0L engine in the 2.0XT Premium and models has 250horsepower, and the 2.0XTs an all new high torque CVT transmission at 23/28 MPG on the recommended Premium (it will run fine on regular gas

The XT CVT does has Paddle Shifters Si Drive for maximum driver of the transmission.

The body is all new. Its slightly larger, taller and with more rear room.

All new power rear is a first for Subaru.

2013 updates

4/20 2013 now available for orders. No prices, or changes announced yet.

model updates

4/2/12 required on all Foresters and Impreza. All allocated to dealer and Imprezas or ordered starting 4/1/12 have PZEV emissions adds $300 to the MSRP.

final day for 2012 factory for all Outback, Legacy, Forester, and models. 2012 orders for Tribeca, Outback and Legacy end at 3pm 3/30. This is early for perhaps the 2013 model get some updates (CVT?) in of the 2014 make-over. Outback and manual transmission and 3.6L had already stopped on 3/6. will continue to receive but in diminishing numbers.

Low production will sell out quickly. already announced 2013 and Legacy details yesterday.

2012 prices and specs

There are very few changes for the Forester. They’re expected to starting late October.

All models get a new manually height front passenger seat. is a first for Subaru.

2011 updates

new 12/28/10. engine heater now available for the new FB25 used in the 2011 X models. A heater has always been on the XT models. Block heaters are installed only, not available fronm the factory or port.

new optional side window deflectors . They look and work well. For 2009 and Foresterrs. Dealer installed . not available factory or port

See your local parts

10/1510- the first 2011s trickling in

9/22/10 2011 and specs announced.

Cars late October.

No diesel or CVT

price increases considering the features. X $200, Premium Limited $500.

Manyu new like telescoping steering upgraded stereos, new Tom-Tom GPS on X Premium

7/3 2011 Forester . Initial information released. like no CVT transmission, or diesel (but no one really expected a

The 2.5L engine is upgraded to a new (#FB25) chain-driven double cam DOHC (replacing belt SOHC). the same 170horsepower at at lower RPMs, 174ft-lbs at 4100rpm (20110s have 170 at and the new engine is rated at 1mpg fuel economy, up to 21/27 for the manual 5 spd and automatic 4 spd.

New for – the 2.5L requires 0W-20, and the XT turbo requires 5W-30 oil.

New top of the line X and XT models.

All models except X have Bluetooth, and driver’s auto up/down feature.


2.5L X, Premium, and new top of the line Touring. Premium redesigned alloy wheels. X model adds HID low beams, front zone climate silver roof rails, guages, outside mirrors turn signals, upgraded

XT turbos are Premium and new top of the line XT Limited is dropped. Premium the 10way power seat, and get a redesigned rear spoiler.


X Premium and XT Premium get a new single with 6 speakers, handsfree audio streaming, iPod USB and auxiliary jack. Sirius capable.

Optional on X Premium: very sounding Tom-Tom removable 4.3 Navigation GPS unit with Bluetooth, audio streaming, control, USB and aux input. Back-up is optional.

X Limited and Touring, XT all get a new 4.3 audio screen with camera (camera optional on single cd/am/fm with 6 handsfree Bluetooth, audio iPod control, USB and aux input. radio capable. (note- not if this is the same removable navigation gps unit).

June 2009. No firm or confirmed or arrival dates announced. is there will be a CVT transmission but is unconfirmed rumor.

Car is expected or so.

2010 model updates

updated Forester brochures now with new X ‘SE’ and Limited and Convenience Package’ information

New Forester Option Packages at the Detroit Auto Show I was hoping for news about the

New Option Packages available on arriving starting February

X gets a new Special Edition Option Package (code MSRP $400) with 16 wheels and roof rails.

X gets a new Navigation and Convenience (code #22, MSRP which adds cargo HID headlights, tilt and new telescoping wheel, and one-touch folding seats to the current Navigatioin (pkg #10).

6/5/09 and cars starting to slowly at dealers

5/5/09 Models, and major ‘Option Packages’ These Model Option are new for Subaru for 2010.

Price – 2.5X up $400, with All Weather Package up (the 10 base Premium is the price as 09 with AWP), Limited up $100, XT Limited up

with Navigation $300,

New for

New for all 2010 models (not Forester), Subaru is using ‘Option Packages’ to equip These are factory-only installed packages available on appropriate

Example – the All Weather (standard on 09 Premiums) is now an Option (#02) on the 2010 Premium, so not all will have it, but it was standard on all 09 (except for the very first few production). Should we call new base Premium without the All Package a ‘Premium Lite’

2.5X Premium gets a power seat with lumbar

New- Navigation now Bluetooth (Navigation is Option #10, available on Limiteds

New- Paprika Red Pearl on 08/09 Imprezas is you want to see it)

Camillia Red now with Platinum (not off black anymore)

Topaz Gold Metallic

model updates

12/6/08 New Interior illumination footwell (a soft red or blue light) and Assist Sensor (back-up available for the 2009 Forester. are worth considering and can be dealer The 2008/09 Impreza STI has standard lighting and the Tribeca has optional assist sensors if you want to see

10/15/08 Forester is MotorTrend’s SUV of the year.

5/1/08: All Weather Forester Premiums arriving May. They were to be in June but are early.

4/7/08: End of . Subaru and LL Bean ends partnership June 30, 08. 2009 LLBean production ends the week of April, vehicles after that will be the Limited with new model The same car with a new name.

10, 08 the first of the all new redesigned 09s start

2009 Summary . The completely all new 2009 Subaru Forester March 2008. It’s a larger car than previous with a 103 wheelbase (3.6 than previous years).

drop! List price on a new 08 X manual transmission is $21,840, an 09 is That’s $1,180 less for the 09. models have smaller drops.

The light beige is finally gone! New double-wishbone suspension improves crash-worthiness and the time providing crisper a quieter ride and increased space and cargo room. The car is to start arriving in late April with customer pre-orders arriving first of

Pre-orders are accepted starting in February.

PZEV (partial emission vehicles) are now for sale in CA, CT, MA, ME, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA.

features now include 6 airbags front, dual front and front and rear side airbags with a rollover VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control) stability control and TCS traction system, Immobilizer key, windows/locks/mirrors, ac, CD player, 4 disc lock brakes with Assist, and much more.

are similar to the previous years but feqatures have been and dropped. The models are the 2.5 X, X Premium, X LL and the turbo XT and XT Limited. Engines are the Xs have the 170hp 2.5L 4 the turbo XTs get the 224hp 2.5L 4 turbo version. There are new Interior choices are light or Off Black cloth or leather on model.

Again, no more beige!

New accessories Interior illumination lighting (a soft red or blue and Reverse Assist Sensor beeper) available for the 2009 These are worth considering and can be installed. The 2008/09 Impreza STI has footwell lighting and the Tribeca has reverse assist sensors if you to see them.

10/31/08 Two 2009 XT turbo concepts cars at the auto parts show in Las

The Forester Mountain Rescue t has more than 14 of ground with an Air Lift custom ride height air suspension and huge Yokohama Geolandar 30 x tires on special 15 wheels.

upgrades include custom and rear DeeZee skid Bushwacker Trail Armor flares, door cladding, gate guard and tail guards, Subaru Baja activity lights (remember 7 roof mounted LED spotlights, a winch, remote rear openers, extra wide crossbars and a rescue toboggan! But it has 14 of ground clearance!

The Forester XTI is a performance concept car with an 0-60 time under 5 an STI engine and drivetrain, making (the STI is normally 305), STI differential, adjustable coil suspension, short throw transmission, Brembo brakes, steel cat-back exhaust, forged alloys, and an aero with front mesh rear spoiler.

10/15/08 is MotorTrend’s 2009 SUV of the year.

End of L.L.Beans . Subaru and LL Bean their partnership June 30, 2009 Forester LLBean ends the first week of vehicles produced after will be renamed the 2.5X with new model codes.

All Weather Package 2009 Premiums with the All Weather arriving early May 2008. were supposed to be in June but are

2008 model available late May 2007 . Prices the same, price drops on X X Sports now with new 10th package including 16 6 spoke wheels, also CD changer, Control, aux stereo input, steering wheel and shift X Sports and XT Sports now with painted headlight surround, C silver painted roof

XT Sports gets STI-type lip under spoiler, Japanese STI 17 12 alloys, rear spoiler brake light. XT and XT Sports with VDC. LL Bean now 7 upgraded speakers, standard LL Bean logo floor and rear cargo tray. shock senor, load rear suspsension, hard floor (now carpeted). New

Last year for current the 09 will be all new.

May 22, 07 the first 08s are

May 2007 What can you do to a Forester XT? are a number of cars that we get out of, and think: “This would be great, if only we could it more power, or tweak the or… So now we’ve put our money where our mouth is—the goal was to each modification under the whole story

*Forester STi from There is no on it coming to the US

3/05/07 Leading car magazine: Subaru is a top manufacturer fewer repairs per new car; a favored pick in the Small SUV and is a suggested buy.

2007 changes, new colors for 07. Available July 2006. Prices DROP, yes drop, except on XT due to the new wheels.

All except X model get stereo with MP3 CD changer, Satellite radio and an aux (iPod) The aux plug replaces the ashtray but an ashtray fits in the cupholder. All get bottle holders in the front panels which is nice. The X gets EBD electronic brake distribution, XT turbo gets 17 which will help

Horsepower changes are due to a new ratings not change to power.

2 new models 11/1/06 . late November X Sport and XT Sport with new bumper, black mesh black fabric, and deletes rack cross bars. X CC changer with auxilliary XT Sport adds the VDC all wheel with traction control

2006 Major re-design for available mid June 2005.

line-up simplified.

Available X, X Premium with Moonroof, X XT Limited.

Models dropped: XS and XT. The only model without a is the X and there is no cloth XT model.

All models get more power, the X now has (from 165) and the XT 230hp 210), a new front and rear new head and tail lights, new armrest, the XT turbo gets power, X gets standard upgrade, center armrest, spare with storage bin full size spare, area gets new side (see 2006 photo

2005 all models get standard air dual stage driver XS Premium renamed XS with and XS Premium with leather LL Bean. The new LL Bean model has leather, exclusive hard rear cargo floor and leveling rear suspension, and alarm and auto dimming etc. There are a few new colors, new wheels, black sidewall new easier to read Climate knobs on XSs

2004 new model: XT and XT turbo models introduced. Few changes

2003 model has extensively upgraded. new models are the X and XSm the L, Ls. All new interior, dasboard, center and consoles, front grill and rear gate and lights, brakes etc etc

2002 model S is available March 01, with leather only +$700! All get daytime running lights, mode rear wiper, the cargo cover is standard and S model lower accent is now Metallic. Destination charge and price increased $30, but the rear cargo cover $122) is now standard so they went down in price a bit

model was introduced early, in 2000. The front end, end, dashboard, lower cladding was all mildly redesigned, new colors, cloth, and the introduction of a new top of the S Premium model including air-bags and a factory sunroof

no major changes

1999 body was stiffened and strengthened and did well in crash tests.

1st year

These unoffical are done to help you determine interest in Subaru.

I would your business if you’re in the for a new or used Subaru, or any other of vehicle we might have.

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