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2011 Subaru Forester

At a Glance

Pricing $20,495 - $29,995
Drive Types AWD
Engines 2.5l H4, 2.5l H4 T
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 19-21 (city), 24-27 (highway)

The Subaru Forester is a compact all-wheel-drive crossover SUV with seating for five. Similar in size to the Honda CR-V the Forester has more than enough passenger room and cargo volume to suit a small family. Standard all-wheel-drive adds an extra measure of security in bad weather. The standard 170-bhp 2.5L flat-4 is available with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. Enthusiasts looking for an innocuous sport wagon should pick the 2.5XT, which is equipped with a more powerful turbocharged version of the base engine.

What Changed:

A larger displacement base engine increases torque and fuel efficiency. A new Touring trim level adds HID lights, dual zone climate control and electroluminescent gauges.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Forester 2.5X 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) M5 AWD 21/27/24 $20,495
Forester 2.5X 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) A4 AWD 21/27/24 $20,495
Forester 2.5X Premium 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) M5 AWD 21/27/24 $23,195
Forester 2.5X Premium 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) A4 AWD 21/27/24 $23,195
Forester 2.5X Limited 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) A4 AWD 21/27/24 $26,495
Forester 2.5X Touring 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) A4 AWD 21/27/24 $27,995
Forester 2.5XT Premium 2.5l H4 T (224-bhp) A4 AWD 19/24/21 $26,995
Forester 2.5XT Touring 2.5l H4 T (224-bhp) A4 AWD 19/24/21 $29,995