The Subaru Forester is a practical, attractive vehicle that’s surprisingly roomy and affordable. In fact, there are quite a few nice surprises in store with this cruiser, as evidenced by its impressive specs.
With a vehicle as large as the Subaru Forester, you might expect lackluster gas mileage. However, it gets a surprising 26 MPG city and 33 MPG highway.
That’s a lot for a sport utility vehicle that can seat up to 5 passengers.
Benefit from a highly reliable Regular Unleaded H-4, 2.5 L engine.
Keep the whole family safe, no matter what you encounter on the road. The anti-lock braking system enables this vehicle to stop immediately and easily.
Control your ride with ease thanks to rack pinion steering and a curb to curb turning diameter of 35.4 feet.
The rear and front tires are an impressive P225/60HR17. You also get a compact spare tire to help handle any emergencies on the road, as well as a tire pressure monitor to help prevent them in the first place.
The wheels are equally adept at 17 X 7 inches.
Make the most of your ride with the strut suspension.
Almost every review of the Subaru Forester talks about how very spacious it is.
Even taller riders can relax thanks to:
- 412 inches of front headroom
- 396 inches of back headroom
Shoulders can relax as well with:
- 582 inches of front shoulder room
- 572 inches of back shoulder room
LOWER BODY ROOM
While some vehicles skimp on lower body room, that’s not the case with the Subaru Forester.
- 43.3 inches of front legroom
- 54.1 inches of front hip room
- 39.4 inches of back legroom
- 53.6 inches of back hip room
CARGO AREA SPECIFICS
Unlike many family vehicles, the Subaru Forester is great for loading up the car and heading out on an adventure.
You’ll have plenty of space to store your stuff with a cargo area length of 35.7 inches from the floor to seat 2 and 73.1 inches from the floor to seat 1.
There’s also a handy cargo box that’s 34.8 inches high.
AIRBAG AND SAFETY SPECS
Safety is a top concern in this vehicle, which includes a full airbag package with:
- A frontal driver airbag
- A front passenger airbag
- A front side-body airbag
- A front side head airbag
- A rear side head airbag
Other safety features include traction control and stability control.
There’s even a backup camera for easier parking and reversing.
DEAD WEIGHT HITCH SPECS
Need a vehicle that can tow using a dead weight hitch? The Subaru Forester can handle a maximum tongue weight of 150 pounds and a maximum trailer weight of 1500 pounds.
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTING HITCH SPECS
Opt for a weight distributing hitch and enjoy a maximum tongue weight of 150 pounds.