User Reviews

You can't go wrong! - I love everything about my 2007 Forester. It has moved my daughter in and out of dorms (1 trip, 2 passengers, no other cars), and apartments in NYC,...

5.0
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Fast, Fun, Reliable, Go-get-just-about-anything-&-put-it-in-the-back car! - We have loved the reliability of this car, and we have LOVED the acceleration of this little grocery getter! We just wish that they offered a bluetoo...

5.0
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It's Ready to Go! - Like: High clearance, good gas mileage, reputation of the company. (Add these to the positives above.) Dislike: See Cons above....

5.0
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Very well built and reliable - In today's world where its all about fuel economy this car falls short by barely getting above 25 mpg...

4.0
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Excellent - It has full-time AWD; excellent gas mileage, especially for being an SUV with AWD; lots of passenger room (especially leg room); great storage options...

5.0
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Pricing Trends

The average LemonFree listing price for a Subaru Forester in California:

2011 $18,269
2009 $17,485
2008 $17,291
2007 $13,462
Safety Ratings
2014 Subaru Forester
Overall 5.0000
Overall Front Crash 4.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Overall Side Crash 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 5
Number of Recalls1
Number of Complaints2
Number of Investigations0
2013 Subaru Forester
Overall 4.0000
Overall Front Crash 4.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Overall Side Crash 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 2
Number of Recalls0
Number of Complaints5
Number of Investigations0
2012 Subaru Forester
Overall 4.0000
Overall Front Crash 4.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Overall Side Crash 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 2
Number of Recalls2
Number of Complaints17
Number of Investigations0
2011 Subaru Forester
Overall 4.0000
Overall Front Crash 4.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Overall Side Crash 3.5000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 3.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 2
Number of Recalls2
Number of Complaints19
Number of Investigations0
2010 Subaru Forester
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Number of Recalls2
Number of Complaints58
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding Subaru Forester vehicles

2013 Subaru Forester (12/31/2014)  

Campaign Number: 14V830000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia that were remedied under recall 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. The brake lines may experience brake line corrosion due to salt water splashing on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector.

Defect: Brake fluid may leak due to the brake line corrosion and may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system, free of charge. The recall began on January 27, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQQ-52. Notes: This recall is specific to affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI customers who had their car remedied under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. Subaru has determined that this remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers. Affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI vehicles that were not repaired under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014 will continue to be processed under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311. Affected vehicles not currently, or formerly, registered in the salt belt states identified in this recall are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.

2011 Subaru Forester (12/31/2014)  

Campaign Number: 14V830000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia that were remedied under recall 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. The brake lines may experience brake line corrosion due to salt water splashing on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector.

Defect: Brake fluid may leak due to the brake line corrosion and may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system, free of charge. The recall began on January 27, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQQ-52. Notes: This recall is specific to affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI customers who had their car remedied under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. Subaru has determined that this remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers. Affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI vehicles that were not repaired under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014 will continue to be processed under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311. Affected vehicles not currently, or formerly, registered in the salt belt states identified in this recall are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.

2012 Subaru Forester (12/31/2014)  

Campaign Number: 14V830000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia that were remedied under recall 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. The brake lines may experience brake line corrosion due to salt water splashing on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector.

Defect: Brake fluid may leak due to the brake line corrosion and may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system, free of charge. The recall began on January 27, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQQ-52. Notes: This recall is specific to affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI customers who had their car remedied under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. Subaru has determined that this remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers. Affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI vehicles that were not repaired under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014 will continue to be processed under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311. Affected vehicles not currently, or formerly, registered in the salt belt states identified in this recall are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.

2010 Subaru Forester (12/31/2014)  

Campaign Number: 14V830000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia that were remedied under recall 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. The brake lines may experience brake line corrosion due to salt water splashing on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector.

Defect: Brake fluid may leak due to the brake line corrosion and may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system, free of charge. The recall began on January 27, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQQ-52. Notes: This recall is specific to affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI customers who had their car remedied under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. Subaru has determined that this remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers. Affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI vehicles that were not repaired under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014 will continue to be processed under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311. Affected vehicles not currently, or formerly, registered in the salt belt states identified in this recall are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.

2009 Subaru Forester (12/31/2014)  

Campaign Number: 14V830000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX and STI, and 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia that were remedied under recall 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. The brake lines may experience brake line corrosion due to salt water splashing on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector.

Defect: Brake fluid may leak due to the brake line corrosion and may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system, free of charge. The recall began on January 27, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQQ-52. Notes: This recall is specific to affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI customers who had their car remedied under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014. Subaru has determined that this remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers. Affected Forester, Impreza, WRX, and STI vehicles that were not repaired under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311 prior to December 23, 2014 will continue to be processed under NHTSA recall no. 14V-311. Affected vehicles not currently, or formerly, registered in the salt belt states identified in this recall are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.

Used SUBARU FORESTER for sale in San Francisco California under $15,000

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$11,997
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2008 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 133,388 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy
  • 54 Days on Lot
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2011 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 90,310 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy
  • 30 Days on Lot
$14,991

2010 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XT PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 115,201 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy
  • 29 Days on Lot
$11,995

2011 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 120,960 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy

2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$12,525
$12,995
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2010 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 120,947 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Fairfield, CA
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy
  • 38 Days on Lot
$10,977

2005 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 61,903 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • MPG: 18 City / 22 Hwy
  • 15 Days on Lot

2008 Subaru Forester 2.5XT

$10,995

2008 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XT LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 136,261 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Rio Linda, CA
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy
  • 7 Days on Lot

2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$14,495

2010 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X SPECIAL EDITION

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 76,640 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Roseville, CA
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy
$13,988

2010 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 77,084 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy
  • 15 Days on Lot

2007 Subaru Forester 2.5XT

$11,884

2007 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XT LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 120,437 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Roseville, CA
  • MPG: 20 City / 25 Hwy
$12,988

2010 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X SPECIAL EDITION

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 97,674 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy
  • 46 Days on Lot
$13,986
$14,987
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2010 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XT LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 109,225 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Dublin, CA
  • MPG: 20 City / 26 Hwy
  • 35 Days on Lot
$12,998

2006 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 87,689 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy
  • 5 Days on Lot

2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$11,995

2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 111,004 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gold
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Roseville, CA
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy
$12,988

2009 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 116,501 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • MPG: 19 City / 24 Hwy
  • 9 Days on Lot
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