Used Subaru Forester Information
The Subaru Forester is the vehicle most-recognized by consumers as the "non-wagon" Subaru. A family-oriented crossover, the Forester has a more boxy shape than does its brethren in the Subaru lineup. Used Foresters have proved to be popular vehicles among used car buyers in the United States. The Forester has won several awards, most recently 2014 SUV of the Year from Motor Trend and Best Car to Buy 2014 from The Car Connection.
Introduced in 1997 as "Subaru tough, Car easy" at the Tokyo Motor Show, the Subaru Forester initially mixed the Impreza platform with the Outback's powertrain, which proved a good combination. By the time the second-generation Forester was introduced in 2003, it was clear that Subaru had a hit. As with all Subaru vehicles, the Forester sported a boxer-style opposed engine and the company's much-acclaimed all-wheel drive system. On the used market, this second-generation Forester is the most commonly seen and utilizes either a 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.
In 2009, the third-generation was introduced, featuring more contemporary style with a less boxy look and a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission option. The Forester became larger and more dynamic in off-pavement driving. The same 2.5L engines were still on offer in the U.S.
Finally, for the 2014 model year, the fourth- and current-generation of the Subaru Forester was introduced. This generation offers a continuously variable transmission (CVT), high fuel economy for its class, and a revised, more dynamic suspension. The introduction of an all-new Forester prompted many owners to trade in their previous-generation model for the new one, which added several third-generation Foresters to dealer used car lots.
No matter the generation purchased, though, the Subaru Forester enjoys a solid reputation for its reliability, family-friendly ergonomics, and "get out there and do stuff" Subaru personality.
There are 10,410 used Subaru Foresters in our used car listings, including the Subaru Outback, Subaru Impreza and Subaru Legacy. 56% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 87% have no accident history.