2009 Subaru Forester

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2009 Subaru Forester Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact SUV of 2009

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2009 Subaru Forester after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Forward visibility

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2009 Subaru Forester during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's audio system
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Performance Specs

MPG City

19 - 20


24 - 27


170 - 224


4 speed, Automatic w/OD, 5 speed, Manual w/OD


Gas Flat 4-Cyl, Turbo Gas 4-Cyl


All Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2009 Subaru Forester Review

Your day- to-day endeavors ask a lot of you. But with more space more comfort and more versatility than ever the completely redesigned Subaru Forester has a way of changing the things you have to do into the things you love to do. Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is the result of passionate engineering focused on giving drivers the best traction possible. Better traction means better handling and control. An SUV doesn’t have to drive like one. The remarkable agility of the Subaru Forester begins with its smooth-revving SUBARU BOXER Engine. The all-new Forester is loaded with features that help handle the multitasking for you such as grocery bag holders that keep items from spilling out during driving. Settle into the available 10-way power driver’s seat and you’ll find a more spacious cabin that surrounds you with amenities designed for you and your passengers’ comfort. Everyone will enjoy the quieter interior. Add in custom temperature settings from the available automatic climate control system and your only problem may be getting them to leave. Subaru’s commitment to protect drivers with multidimensional safety is what made each and every Subaru model tested an IIHS 2008 Top Safety Pick. Versatility you’ll love. The 2009 Subaru Forester.

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