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2011 Subaru Forester 4dr Man 2.5X Premium

4dr Man 2.5X Premium

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Price with options: $23,195

MSRP: $23,195

Base Invoice: $21,869

Body Style

Sport Utility

MPG

City: 21 - Hwy: 27

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2018 Subaru Forester Pros

The Subaru Forester returns for 2018 with a couple of minor updates and a new special edition. Touring models now come equipped with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology as standard, while that EyeSight system now comes with both high beam assist and reverse auto braking features. Active torque vectoring has also been made standard on the 2.0XT Touring trim.

The new Black Edition offers many of the upgrades previously available only on the Turbo model on the 2.5i Premium trim, making it a great choice for anyone who wants all the bells and whistles but for $4500 less than the more powerful XT. The interior of the Black edition also gets upgraded upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with contrasting stitching and a gloss black center dash panel.

2018 Subaru Forester Model Highlights

The 2018 Subaru Forester comes in a variety of different trims powered by one of two engines. The base engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder making 170 horsepower. This engine is offered with a choice two transmissions -- a 6-speed manual or a continuously variable unit. The optional, turbocharged engine displaces 2.0L and makes a very healthy 250 horsepower. The turbocharged engine is only available with a continuously variable transmission, though the CVT does have a mode where it imitates a traditional manual, allowing upshifts and downshifts via paddles on the steering column.

2.5i Foresters come in four trims: Base, Premium, Limited and Touring. Base trims still feature a tilting and telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, a 4-speaker stereo with MP3 capabilities, a 4.3-inch color multi-function display and a rear backup camera. Premium models get a body-colored spoiler, panoramic sunroof, roof rails, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, reclining rear seats and a 6-speaker stereo. Limited models come standard with the CVT transmission and with leather seating. Heated front seats, a power liftgate, fog lights, a rear spoiler and heated mirrors are also standard equipment on Limited Foresters. Top-of-the-line Touring models feature everything from the Limited trim plus a navigation system, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, a heated steering wheel, push-button start and 18-inch wheels.

Forester 2.0 XT models come in both Premium and Touring form. Both get the powerful 250-horsepower engine, better brakes and more aggressive styling than 2.5i models, as well as a front fascia and 18-inch wheels. The Touring and Premium models are otherwise similarly equipped to their 2.5i namesakes. Torque vectoring, first introduced on the high-performance Subaru WRX, is standard on 2.0XT Touring models with EyeSight and provides improved handling in tricky conditions.

Accident avoidance and mitigation is covered by several safety systems. Symmetrical all-wheel drive, anti-lock brakes, several airbags, traction control and stability control are standard. All Foresters other than the Base model also benefit from EyeSight, a safety suite offered in a few variations. It includes devices like lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and forward collision warning with automatic braking.

2018 Subaru Forester Model News

The Subaru Forester has always been a great compromise between the practicality of a small hatchback or station wagon and the capabilities of an SUV. The Forester comes standard with all-wheel-drive, unlike most of its competition. Base-model Foresters perform similarly to competitors from Ford and Mazda, while turbocharged versions offer significantly more power, resulting in surprisingly sprightly performance. The Forester's stable and planted on-road handling is more car-like than others in this segment. The Forester starts at just under $23,000.

2018 Subaru Forester Value Writeup

All-wheel-drive, practical, good mix of fuel efficiency and performance, good ground clearance, improved interior space

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Power
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/152
Engine Order Code  
Engine Type Gas Flat 4
Fuel System MPFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 174 @ 4100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 23
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)  
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)  
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)  
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)  
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code  
Trans Type 5
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD -
ENTERTAINMENT
AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3/WMA capability, (4) speakers, radio broadcast data system (RBDS), Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, USB port, iPod connectivity, SIRIUS satellite radio capability
EXTERIOR
17" alloy wheels
Body color foldable pwr mirrors
Chrome door handles
Headlights auto-off w/ignition switch
P225/55HR17 all-season tires
Panoramic pwr moonroof
Raised roof rails
Rear privacy glass
Rear window wiper w/washer
Silver Metallic finish trim panels
Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer
INTERIOR
(2) bottle holders in doors
10-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar
12V aux pwr outlets -inc: dash, center console, cargo area
60/40 split fold down rear bench seat w/head restraints on all seating positions, armrest
Air filtration system
Ambient temp gauge
Average fuel economy gauge
Cargo area tie down hooks, grocery bag hooks
Carpeted floor mats
Chrome inner door handles
Cloth seat trim, upholstery
Cruise control
Dome light w/off-delay feature
Engine immobilizer
Front bucket seats w/active head restraints, driver seat height adjuster
Illuminated ignition switch ring
Interior accent lighting
Manual air conditioning
Multi-functional center console box -inc: adjustable armrest, dual cup holders
Overhead console
Pwr door locks
Pwr windows w/driver-side auto-down feature
Rear defogger
Rear seat retractable tray
Reclining rear seatback function
Remote keyless entry
Security system
Steering wheel mounted audio switches, Bluetooth switches
Tilt steering column
Visors w/dual covered vanity mirrors
MECHANICAL
2.5L DOHC MPFI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine -inc: double overhead chain driven camshafts w/auto chain tensioner
4-wheel disc brakes
5-speed manual transmission
Active valve control system (ACVS) variable valve timing
Direct ignition system
Double wishbone suspension
Electronic throttle control (ETC)
Pwr assisted steering
Symmetrical all-wheel drive
SAFETY
3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Advanced frontal air bags (SRS) -inc: front passenger-side occupant detection system
Brake assist
Daytime running lights
Driver & front passenger side-impact air bags (SRS)
Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS) w/roll over sensor
LATCH rear child safety seat anchors
Rear child safety door locks
Safety brake pedal system
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
Vehicle Dynamics Control