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2011 Subaru Forester

At a Glance

Pricing $20,595 - $29,895
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 four-cylinder boxer engine produces 170-bhp and is mated to a somewhat antiquated four-speed automatic transmission. A higher-performance turbocharged version of the 2.5l four cylinder is included in the Forester XT models. The Forester is well equipped from the Premium trim level and above, but there are more fuel-efficient alternatives on the market.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Forester 2.5X 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) M5 AWD 21/27/24 $20,595
Forester 2.5X 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) A4 AWD 21/27/24 $21,795
Forester 2.5X Premium 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) M5 AWD 21/27/24 $23,295
Forester 2.5X Premium 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) A4 AWD 21/27/24 $24,295
Forester 2.5X Limited 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) A4 AWD 21/27/24 $26,595
Forester 2.5X Touring 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) A4 AWD 21/27/24 $27,895
Forester 2.5XT Premium 2.5l H4 T (224-bhp) A4 AWD 19/24/21 $27,095
Forester 2.5XT Touring 2.5l H4 T (224-bhp) A4 AWD 19/24/21 $29,895