User Reviews

Would be a great little suv if it did not have issues with head gaskets - Really liked the size, small but yet large enough to do most of what we needed to do. Styling was simple and looks good. It has issues with rust on...

3.0
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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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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

2016 Subaru Forester (3/21/2016)  

Campaign Number: 16V162000

Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 WRX vehicles manufactured April 10, 2015, to October 21, 2015, and Forester 2.0XT vehicles manufactured April 10, 2015, to October 20, 2015. The turbocharger air intake duct may crack and possibly result in an engine stall.

Defect: An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the turbocharger air intake duct, and replace it as necessary, free of charge, depending on the lot number found on the duct. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTA-62.

2015 Subaru Forester (3/21/2016)  

Campaign Number: 16V162000

Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

Description: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 WRX vehicles manufactured April 10, 2015, to October 21, 2015, and Forester 2.0XT vehicles manufactured April 10, 2015, to October 20, 2015. The turbocharger air intake duct may crack and possibly result in an engine stall.

Defect: An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the turbocharger air intake duct, and replace it as necessary, free of charge, depending on the lot number found on the duct. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTA-62.

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.

Used SUBARU FORESTER for sale in Santa Monica California

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$34,495

2016 SUBARU FORESTER 2.0XT TOURING

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 2,201 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
  • MPG: 23 City / 28 Hwy
  • 8 Days on Lot

2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X

$20,000
$20,991
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2013 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 51,481 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Costa Mesa, CA
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy
  • 32 Days on Lot
$21,995

2013 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5XT TOURING

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 68,564 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy
  • 13 Days on Lot
$19,995

2013 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5X PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 54,648 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • MPG: 21 City / 27 Hwy
  • 21 Days on Lot

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i

$27,674

2016 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5I PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 32 Hwy
  • 140 Days on Lot

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i

$30,659

2016 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5I LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 32 Hwy
  • 14 Days on Lot

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i

$27,940

2016 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5I PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 32 Hwy
  • 14 Days on Lot

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i

$34,233

2016 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5I TOURING

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Bronze
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 32 Hwy
  • 13 Days on Lot

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i

$27,416

2016 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5I PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 245 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 32 Hwy
  • 13 Days on Lot

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i

$24,845

2016 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5I

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 32 Hwy
  • 19 Days on Lot

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i

$34,233

2016 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5I TOURING

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 32 Hwy
  • 12 Days on Lot

2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT

$36,071

2016 SUBARU FORESTER 2.0XT TOURING

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • MPG: 23 City / 28 Hwy
  • 14 Days on Lot

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i

$27,674

2016 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5I PREMIUM

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 32 Hwy
  • 140 Days on Lot

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i

$32,085

2016 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5I LIMITED

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 32 Hwy

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i

$24,845

2016 SUBARU FORESTER 2.5I

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • MPG: 24 City / 32 Hwy
  • 14 Days on Lot
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