2011 Subaru Forester Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$20,495-$29,995
$19,397-$28,084
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The Subaru Forester is a four-door crossover station wagon. First introduced in 1997, the Forester is now in its third generation, last completely redesigned for the 2008 model year. Subaru has dropped a new engine under the hood for 2011, which offers increased power and improved fuel economy. In addition, there are two new trim levels and new equipment. Lastly, Bluetooth phone connectivity has been added as standard equipment to all models, except for the entry-level 2.5X trim level.

Subaru's Forester is offered in six different trim levels. Standard 2.5X models are fitted with cloth upholstery, full power accessories, air conditioning, automatic headlamps, 16-inch steel wheels, and more. The 2.5X Premium models adds equipment such as a power driver's seat, lumbar support, moonroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, and more.

The 2.5X Limited gains features including automatic climate control, leather upholstery, and an upgraded audio system. All 2.5X Touring models are differentiated by their standard xenon headlamps, dual-zone climate control and a rearview camera. The two XT models offer similar equipment breakdowns, but are fitted with the more powerful turbocharged engine.

Under the hood of the five-passenger wagon is 2.5-liter horizontally opposed, four-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower - the engine is standard on all 2.5X models. Upgraded XT trim levels feature a turbocharged variant that develops 224 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on base models, with a four-speed automatic optional. The automatic is the only gearbox offered with the premium turbocharged models. All-wheel drive, a Subaru signature driveline, is standard.

When it comes to fuel economy, the EPA rates the 2011 Subaru Forester between 19 mpg city, and 27 mpg highway, depending on engine and transmission.

The 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X starts with a base price of about $21,000 and tops out with the 2.5XT Touring model, which starts around $30,500.

The Subaru Forester is a four-door crossover station wagon. First introduced in 1997, the Forester is now in its third generation, last completely redesigned for the 2008 model year. Subaru has dropped a new engine under the hood for 2011, which offers increased power and improved fuel economy. In addition, there are two new trim levels and new equipment. Lastly, Bluetooth phone connectivity has been added as standard equipment to all models, except for the entry-level 2.5X trim level.

Subaru's Forester is offered in six different trim levels. Standard 2.5X models are fitted with cloth upholstery, full power accessories, air conditioning, automatic headlamps, 16-inch steel wheels, and more. The 2.5X Premium models adds equipment such as a power driver's seat, lumbar support, moonroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, and more.

The 2.5X Limited gains features including automatic climate control, leather upholstery, and an upgraded audio system. All 2.5X Touring models are differentiated by their standard xenon headlamps, dual-zone climate control and a rearview camera. The two XT models offer similar equipment breakdowns, but are fitted with the more powerful turbocharged engine.

Under the hood of the five-passenger wagon is 2.5-liter horizontally opposed, four-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower - the engine is standard on all 2.5X models. Upgraded XT trim levels feature a turbocharged variant that develops 224 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on base models, with a four-speed automatic optional. The automatic is the only gearbox offered with the premium turbocharged models. All-wheel drive, a Subaru signature driveline, is standard.

When it comes to fuel economy, the EPA rates the 2011 Subaru Forester between 19 mpg city, and 27 mpg highway, depending on engine and transmission.

The 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X starts with a base price of about $21,000 and tops out with the 2.5XT Touring model, which starts around $30,500.

Available Trims for the 2011 Subaru Forester
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2.5X (4dr Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 20495.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X (4dr Man w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 20495.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X (4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21695.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X (4dr Auto w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21695.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Premium (4dr Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 23195.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Premium (4dr Man w/All-Weather Pkg) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 23195.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Premium (4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24195.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Premium (4dr Auto w/All-Weather Pkg) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24195.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Limited (4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26495.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Limited (4dr Auto w/Navigation System) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26495.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5XT Premium (4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26995.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
Name 2.5XT Touring (4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29995.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
Name 2.5XT Touring (4dr Auto w/Navigation System) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29995.00 Engine 2.5L/150 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
Name 2.5X Premium (4dr Auto w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nav) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24195.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Touring (4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27995.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Touring (4dr Auto w/Navigation System) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27995.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X (4dr Man PZEV) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 20795.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X (4dr Man w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 20795.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X (4dr Auto PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21995.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X (4dr Auto w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 21995.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Premium (4dr Man PZEV) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 23495.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Premium (4dr Man w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 23495.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Premium (4dr Auto PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24495.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Premium (4dr Auto w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24495.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Premium (4dr Auto w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nv PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 24495.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Limited (4dr Auto PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26795.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Limited (4dr Auto w/Navigation System PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26795.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Touring (4dr Auto PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28295.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
Name 2.5X Touring (4dr Auto w/Navigation System PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28295.00 Engine 2.5L/152 City/Hwy MPG 21/27
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INTERIOR
  • Front bucket seats w/active head restraints, driver seat height adjuster
  • 6-way manual driver seat
  • 60/40 split fold down rear bench seat w/head restraints on all seating positions, armrest
  • Cloth seat trim, upholstery
  • Multi-functional center console box -inc: adjustable armrest, dual cup holders
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt steering column
  • Illuminated ignition switch ring
  • Average fuel economy gauge
  • Ambient temp gauge
  • Pwr windows w/driver-side auto-down feature
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Security system
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Air filtration system
  • Rear defogger
  • 12V aux pwr outlets -inc: dash, center console, cargo area
  • Overhead console
  • Visors w/dual covered vanity mirrors
  • Dome light w/off-delay feature
  • Interior accent lighting
  • (2) bottle holders in doors
  • Cargo area tie down hooks, grocery bag hooks
  • 10-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar
  • Reclining rear seatback function
  • Rear seat retractable tray
  • Steering wheel mounted audio switches, Bluetooth switches
  • Chrome inner door handles
  • Heated front seats
  • Perforated leather seat trim, upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Automatic climate control system
  • Leather-wrapped shifter
  • Driver's seatback pocket
  • Cargo floor mat
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Aluminum alloy pedal covers
  • One-touch folding rear seatbacks
  • ECO fuel economy gauge
  • Dual zone automatic climate control system
EXTERIOR
  • 16" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • P215/65HR16 all-season tires
  • Headlights auto-off w/ignition switch
  • Silver Metallic finish trim panels
  • Black foldable pwr mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer
  • Rear window wiper w/washer
  • 17" alloy wheels
  • P225/55HR17 all-season tires
  • Panoramic pwr moonroof
  • Raised roof rails
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Body color foldable pwr mirrors
  • Chrome door handles
  • Fog lights
  • Body color foldable heated pwr mirrors
  • Hood scoop
  • Body color rear roof spoiler w/integrated LED high-mount stop lamp
  • HID headlights
  • Body color foldable heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals
MECHANICAL
  • 2.5L DOHC MPFI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine -inc: double overhead chain driven camshafts w/auto chain tensioner
  • Direct ignition system
  • Active valve control system (ACVS) variable valve timing
  • Electronic throttle control (ETC)
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Symmetrical all-wheel drive
  • Double wishbone suspension
  • Pwr assisted steering
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 4-speed electronic direct-control automatic transmission
  • Twin tailpipes -inc: single outlet w/stainless tips
  • 2.5L DOHC MPFI 16-valve intercooled turbocharged 4-cyl boxer engine
  • Engine cover
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Brake assist
    • Vehicle Dynamics Control
    • Daytime running lights
    • Advanced frontal air bags (SRS) -inc: front passenger-side occupant detection system
    • Driver & front passenger side-impact air bags (SRS)
    • Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS) w/roll over sensor
    • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
    • 3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
    • LATCH rear child safety seat anchors
    • Rear child safety door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • Safety brake pedal system
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3/WMA capability, (4) speakers, radio broadcast data system (RBDS), XM/SIRIUS satellite radio capability, aux input jack, roof-mounted antenna
    • 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
    • AM/FM stereo w/HD radio & CD player -inc: MP3/WMA capability, 4.3" LCD display screen, (6) upgraded speakers, radio broadcast data system (RBDS), USB port, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, SIRIUS satellite radio capability
    • AM/FM stereo w/HD radio & CD player -inc: MP3/WMA capability, 4.3" LCD display screen, (6) upgraded speakers & (1) subwoofer, radio broadcast data system (RBDS), USB port, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, SIRIUS satellite radio, back-up camera

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