2008 Subaru Forester Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$21,195-$28,895
$20,015-$27,025
19 /CITY / 25 /HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability
Available Trims for the 2008 Subaru Forester (Natl)
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name X (4dr Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 21195.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name X (4dr Man PZEV) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 21395.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name X (4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21995.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
Name X (4dr Auto PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22195.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
Name Sports X (4dr Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 21695.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name Sports X (4dr Man PZEV) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 21895.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name Sports X (4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22495.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
Name Sports X (4dr Auto PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22695.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
Name X w/Premium Pkg (4dr Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 22695.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name X w/Premium Pkg (4dr Man PZEV) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 22895.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name X w/Premium Pkg (4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23495.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
Name X w/Premium Pkg (4dr Auto PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23695.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
Name X L.L. Bean Ed (4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26695.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
Name X L.L. Bean Ed (4dr Auto PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26895.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
Name Sports XT (4dr Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 26995.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
Name Sports XT (4dr Man PZEV) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 26995.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
Name Sports XT (4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27995.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 18/23
Name Sports XT (4dr Auto PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27995.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 18/23
Name XT Ltd (4dr Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27895.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
Name XT Ltd (4dr Man PZEV) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27895.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
Name XT Ltd (4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28895.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 18/23
Name XT Ltd (4dr Auto PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28895.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 18/23
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INTERIOR
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front bucket seats w/active head restraints
  • Driver seat height & lumbar adjusters
  • 60/40 split fold down rear bench seat w/head restraints on all seating positions, armrest
  • Multi-functional center console box-inc: adjustable armrest, auxiliary pwr outlet, dual cup holders
  • Front passenger seatback pocket
  • Carpeted front and rear floor mats
  • Tilt steering column
  • Instrumentation-inc: ambient temp gauge
  • Pwr windows-inc: driver-side one-touch down, illuminated switches
  • Pwr door locks-inc: illuminated switches
  • Remote keyless entry w/audible confirmation
  • Cruise control
  • Security system
  • Air conditioning
  • Air filtration system
  • Rear defogger
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers
  • Tricot cloth visors w/dual covered vanity mirrors
  • Overhead console
  • Dome light w/delay feature
  • (2) rear retractable cup holders
  • Silver metallic interior accents
  • Cargo area inc: (2) utility bars, (2) grocery bag hooks, (4) tie-downs, (4) utility hooks
  • Cargo area cover
  • Rear 12-volt pwr outlet
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Automatic climate control system
  • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer-inc: (7) speakers, subwoofer, MP3/WMA/CD-RW capability
  • Sirius Satellite radio capability
  • Auxiliary audio jack
  • Aluminum alloy pedal covers
  • Leather-wrapped shifter & parking brake handle
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake handle & shift knob w/silver painted inset trim
  • Front bucket dual-mode heated seats w/active head restraints
  • 8-way pwr driver seat
  • Illuminated ignition switch
  • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer-inc: (4) upgraded speakers, MP3/WMA/CD-RW capability
  • Chrome inner door handles
  • Desert-beige leather seat trim w/perforated Alcantara bolsters, L.L. Bean embossing
  • L.L. Bean embroidered front and rear carpeted floor mats
  • Leather/wood-wrapped Momo steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass & HomeLink
  • Leather/wood-trimmed shifter knob, leather-wrapped brake handle
  • Cargo floor mat w/L.L. Bean logo
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Instrumentation-inc: ambient temp gauge, sport-design luminescent gauges w/metallic needle caps
  • Leather seat trim
  • Aluminum front door sill plate covers w/Forester badging
EXTERIOR
  • Roof rails w/crossbars
  • Aluminum-alloy hood
  • Body color body-side cladding & bumpers
  • Multi-reflector fog lights
  • Automatic-off halogen headlamps
  • Daytime running lights
  • Pwr mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window wiper/washer w/de-icer
  • Silver painted roof rails w/body color end caps
  • STI-type front bumper
  • Black mesh grille
  • Automatic-off halogen headlamps w/black painted surround
  • Black painted surround on tail lights
  • Pwr moonroof w/auto open/close
  • Large body color pwr heated mirrors w/integrated turn signals
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/de-icer
  • Body color door handles
  • Steel silver metallic body-side cladding & bumpers (except topaz gold exterior paint)
  • Hood scoop
  • Aluminum front door sill plate covers w/Forester badging
  • STI-type front lip spoiler
  • Body color rear roof spoiler w/integrated LED high-mount stop lamp
  • Large body color pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals
  • Rear window wiper/washer
MECHANICAL
  • 2.5L SOHC SMPI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine
  • I-Active valve lift system
  • Electronic throttle control (ETC)
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD & "Hill Holder" system
  • Continuous All-wheel drive
  • Four-wheel independent suspension
  • P215/60R16 tires
  • 16" 5-spoke alloy-look wheels w/wheel covers
  • Pwr assisted steering
  • Front disc/rear drum brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • 4-speed electronic direct control automatic transmission w/OD
  • Active All-wheel drive
  • Electronically controlled multi-plate clutch pack w/front/rear differentials
  • 16" 6-spoke alloy wheels
  • Limited-slip rear differential
  • 16" 8-spoke alloy wheels
  • 4-wheel pwr disc brakes
  • 16" 10-spoke alloy wheels w/gray painted finish
  • 2.5L DOHC SMPI 16-valve intercooled turbo 4-cyl boxer engine
  • Active valve control system
  • Engine cover
  • Electronically controlled multi-plate clutch pack w/front differential
  • P215/55HR17 mud & snow tires
  • T135/90D16 spare tire
  • 17" 10-spoke STI-style alloy wheels
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Traction control
  • Variable Torque Distribution
  • Planetary center differential with electronically controlled continuously variable transfer clutch
  • 17" 5-spoke alloy wheels
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Dual-stage front airbags (SRS)
    • Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags (SRS)
    • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch/Sensor
    • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts w/pretensioners & force limiters, height adjustable shoulder belt anchors
    • 3-point rear seatbelts w/height-adjustable outboard anchors
    • Rear child safety door locks
    • LATCH rear child safety seat anchors
    • Daytime running lights
    • Safety brake pedal system
    • Vehicle Dynamics Control
    • Traction control
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