2016 Subaru Forester

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2016 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.
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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 2016

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Compact SUV
#3 Subaru Forester

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Subaru Forester after 90-days of ownership.
  • Rear visibility
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Subaru Forester during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Styling of gauges and instruments
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 24


28 - 32


170 - 250


6 speed, CVT w/OD, 6 speed, Manual w/OD, 8 speed, CVT w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4, Regular Unleaded H-4


All Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 Subaru Forester Review

The Subaru Forester is so much more than getting you to where you want to go. It’s… rolling potential. With the capability to go anywhere at any time it’s built with Subaru’s well-known durability and safety. Just a few of the characteristics that made it an IIHS Top Safety Pick for nine years in a row. Choose from 6 models starting at $22 395 for the 2.5i the top of the line 2.0XT Touring starts at $33.795. The Forester is up for anything. Standard Subaru Symmetrical all-wheel drive and almost 9 inches of ground clearance gets you through the rough stuff. Don’t be afraid to go there your Forester will be around for a while. It’s the longest lasting compact crossover in America. There’s a lot to love. A large panoramic moonroof gives everybody a wide-open feeling while Starlink technologies give you access to music maps texts and more. Safety features like Starlink safety and security connected services bring you additional peace of mind. Choose from a variety of exterior colors and technology options to make your Forester yours. Forester. Love the adventure!
Spending time in your Forester is so much more enjoyable thanks to a variety of innovative technologies. A panoramic moonroof opens to reveal the great outdoors. Back inside there’s a standard 4.3 inch color multi-function display. There you’ll find info on vehicle settings as well as access to your Starlink technology for maps news and even text messages. A standard Rear-Vision Camera also displays on the audio system screen helping you safely reverse.
The Forester didn’t get to be an IIHS Top Safety Pick for nine years in a row by scrimping on safety features. From the pre-collision throttle management to the Lane Departure and Sway Warning the Forester is like your extra set of eyes. Every Forester is equipped with a total of 7 air bags and an array of sensors to deploy them should the unexpected happen.
There’s almost a sports car under this hood. The turbocharged 250 horsepower Subaru Boxer engine brings power and performance to your adventures. When paired with the standard symmetrical all-wheel drive your Forester is capable of delivering you everywhere at 32 highway miles per gallon Choose from 3 performance modes and customize your engine response at the push of a button with Subaru Intelligent Drive.

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