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Used 2012 Subaru Forester for Sale

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About the 2012 Subaru Forester

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2012 Subaru Forester. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2012 Subaru Forester

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Best car, great price

Security and safety. In any weather I feel in control and secure. Hardly do you see a Subaru involved in a weather related accident.


  • Braking: Brakes are very responsive. When I brake, this car wants to stop.


  • Technology and Entertainment: Could be a bit more up to date. But works as is.

- Carolina Argumedo, 2012 Subaru Forester

Handling, storage, maneuverability are Aces!

It meets all of my needs and interior is supremely flexible as to passengers or cargo.


  • Ride and Handling: It's my first SUV, yet handles like a car, and the ride is smooth.
  • Power: It has been several years since I've had a 6-cylinder; the response is instantaneous!
  • Reliability: It is purportedly one of the best vehicles to drive in New England.


  • Fuel Economy: The six cylinders deplete gasoline more quickly.
  • Technology and Entertainment: It doesn't have a lot of the bells and whistles of newer models.

- Sue Dexter, 2012 Subaru Forester

A fun & functional vehicle.

I believe the Forester has a sweet balance of size, function, and fuel economy.


  • Fuel Economy: Great mileage for an all wheel drive wagon.
  • Weather Versatility: All wheel drive contributes to better handling no matter what the weather is.
  • Visibility: The seating position, hood contour, and pillar placement all allow for great visibility while driving.

- Erik Wallace, 2012 Subaru Forester

This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.