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2016 Subaru Forester

Vehicle Summary

If you’re a fan of the Subaru brand and its plucky lineup of all-wheel drive vehicles, then the 2016 Subaru Forester offers more of what you love. Even if you’re new to the brand, then chances are you’ll be won over by the surefooted symmetrical AWD system, which comes standard across the entire Forester lineup. You’ll also benefit from a slew of traction and stability features, including the available X-MODE® and Hill Descent Control systems. The 2016 Forester’s boxy, upright profile also lends an airy interior with ample space for a family of five. The available touchscreen navigation system offers user-friendly controls along with smartphone integration and support for iTunes® tagging and iPod® control. Whether you choose the standard 2.5L boxer four-cylinder engine or the available 2.0L turbocharged boxer four-cylinder engine, you’ll have plenty of power for freeway passes and climbing hills. The 2016 Subaru Forester is a great vehicle if you want a reassuring all-weather ride for your family.

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Q: How much cargo can the 2016 Subaru Forester hold?

A: The 2016 Forester offers up to 34.4 cu-ft of cargo space.

Q: What features come with the 2016 Subaru Forester EyeSight driver assist technology suite?

A: You’ll get pre-collision braking, pre-collision throttle management, adaptive cruise control and lane departure alert with a sway warning system.

Q: Is the 2016 Subaru Forester available with a manual transmission?

A: You’ll find the six-speed manual transmission as a standard feature on the 2.5i and 2.5i Premium.

Q: What makes the 2016 Subaru Forester’s symmetrical AWD system different from other AWD systems?

A: Subaru uses a symmetrical drivetrain layout with equal length half-axles for better handling and weight distribution.

Q: What is the X-MODE® feature on the 2016 Subaru Forester for?

A: X-MODE is an available driver-selectable system that optimizes various drivetrain components to minimize traction loss when activated. 

Generation Overview

The 2016 Subaru Forester represents the crossover SUV’s fourth generation on the market. The 2016 Forester offers few changes from previous years aside from a revamped touchscreen display interface. Nevertheless, the AWD SUV delivers when it comes to features and capability. As mentioned before, AWD comes standard on all 2016 Foresters.

The 2016 Subaru Forester lineup is divided by engine choices, starting with the 2.5i and its 2.5L boxer four-cylinder engine, clocking in at 170 hp. The 2.0XT is defined by its 2.0L turbocharged boxer four-cylinder engine, rated at an impressive 250 hp. The 2.5i is further divided into Premium, Limited and Touring trims. Noteworthy available features include an upgraded seven-inch touchscreen display and six-speaker audio system with and two USB ports. The 2.0XT comes in Premium and Touring trims, with features like HID low-beam headlights, keyless entry with push button start and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters made standard on the Touring.

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 2016 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 2016 Subaru Forester

Overall Rating

4.8 out of 5 (5 reviews)

Great car in a small package

Perfect car for hauling a small amount and very comfy. Also, the turbo is excellent for zipping around when you need to.


  • Power: The Forester XT is fantastic and is a lot faster than you’d expect.
  • Fuel Economy: Doesn’t guzzle gas like a few other of the smaller SUVs or crossovers
  • Ride and Handling: Subaru vehicles always handle extremely well with AWD


  • Technology and Entertainment: Subaru is notorious for having awful infortainment systems and this is no different.
  • Cargo Space: I wish there was a bit more storage in the cargo area but it’s to be expected with a smaller vehicle like this one.
  • Cost to Maintain: I haven’t had to yet, but servicing the turbo isn’t going to be cheap, among other things.

- Jimmy Jones, 2016 Subaru Forester

Best Decision I made!

This SUV is the perfect height for me. I don’t like climbing up into a truck or climbing down to get into my old car. The height of the Subaru is perfect so I can just slide into my seat, no more climbing!


  • Technology and Entertainment: We wanted all the bells & whistles, this car has them!

- Deb Kerns, 2016 Subaru Forester

Great car and at an affordable price

It's All-Wheel-Drive so it handles well on just about any surface. The cabin noise is very low. The acceleration power is better than I expected. Great gas mileage. I feel comfortable and safe in this SUV.


  • Cabin Noise: It's a quiet ride in town and on the freeway.
  • Power: It gets up to speed very quickly.

- Peter Jones, 2016 Subaru Forester

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