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2012 Subaru Forester

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Subaru Forester highlights

Customer rating

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 24 highway, 21 combined

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What is new for the 2012 Subaru Forester?

  • Tow Hitch features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The 2.5X trim now comes with Automatic Transmission as standard equipment.
  • The 2.5X Premium trim now comes with Automatic Transmission as standard equipment.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2012 Subaru Forester is a car that is loved by many customers. They like the gas mileage, the cargo space, and the handling.
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RepairPal gave the Subaru Forester an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Subaru Forester 22nd out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Subaru Forester features and specs

2.5X 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

2.5L

Horsepower

170

Torque (ft-lbs)

174

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

16.9

Wheelbase

103"

Overall length

179.5"

Width

70.1"

Height

65.9"

Leg room

F 43.1"/R 38"

Head room

F 41.6"/R 40.4"

Front tires

P215/65HR16

Rear tires

P215/65HR16

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

360/2400 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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