Subaru Forester is a five-seat small-size vehicle in the SUV category. For the 2016 model year, there are six trim-lines to choose from with two different gas engines that produce from 170 to 250 horsepower. EPA-estimated annual regular gasoline expense is $2,100 to $2,800, which over the course of five years will cost you $3,500 in extra fuel spending. It has a 5-stars overall crash safety rating by NHTSA.
2016 Forester has a relatively short wheelbase ( 103.9 in) on a narrower body structure compared to vehicles of similar length and class. It is relatively lighter with curb weight of 3296 - 3624 lbs.
2016 Forester seats five adults. It has class-leading first-row passenger room on only two measurements - legs and head - and larger than average room for first-row passengers on shoulders. When it comes to second-row passenger room, Forester ia a class-leader on only two measurements - shoulders and head - and has a larger than average room for second-row passengers on legs and hips. Cargo volume behind second-row seats is larger than average among its peers with 31.5 - 34.4 cu. ft.
2016 Forester 2.5i PZEV
2016 Forester 2.5i Premium PZEV
2016 Forester 2.5i Limited PZEV
2016 Forester 2.0XT Premium
2016 Forester 2.5i Touring PZEV
2016 Forester 2.0XT Touring
|Engine||2.5L Flat-4||2.5L Flat-4||2.5L Flat-4||2.0L Flat-4 Turbo||2.5L Flat-4||2.0L Flat-4 Turbo|
|HP||170 hp||170 hp||170 hp||250 hp||170 hp||250 hp|
|Drivetrain||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|City||22 MPG||22 MPG||24 MPG||23 MPG||24 MPG||23 MPG|
|Highway||28 MPG||28 MPG||31 MPG||27 MPG||31 MPG||27 MPG|
|Combined||25 MPG||25 MPG||27 MPG||25 MPG||27 MPG||25 MPG|
|Annual Fuel Cost||$2,300||$2,300||$2,100||$2,800||$2,100||$2,800|
2016 Forester SUV comes in six trim levels, with an average price that is $445 more compared to its rivals. With a lighter body, and on average more powerful engine, Forester has higher-than-average combined fuel economy of 26 mpg.
2016 Forester SUV has a 5-star NHTSA overall crash safety rating, which is higher than the average among other competing models. Furthermore, it has higher than average ratings for all three crash tests: Front, Side, and Side Plole. Customers have filed two hundred and sixty-nine complaints, which is less than the average for its rivals. There are also three recalls issued by Subaru, which by itself is a relatively low number.