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Subaru UK

The Forester Range

Meet the Subaru Forester, our best SUV ever

Introducing the Subaru Forester

We are proud to introduce the fourth generation Subaru Forester, the ultimate definition of everything you want an SUV to be.

Designed to be sportier, more spacious and comfortable, the Forester is built with the reassuring quality, reliability and performance that Subaru drivers have enjoyed for over fifty five years.

Take a closer look, you won’t be disappointed... 

All Forester models are covered by a 5 year/ 100,000 mile (whichever is sooner) Limited Warranty. Terms and Conditions apply.

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Experience the Forester

What People Say


Calculated over 72 reviews

"Solid, feels like it will last for ever, fantastic visibility, interior space and practicality and best of all does not..."

Mrs Bromley

"I love my new Subarau Forester its a wonderful soft sheen satin white and is very comfortable and easy to..."

Mrs Christmas

"Petrol engine Forester, bought new a little over two years ago. It's not the quietest car on the road (engine/wind.tyre..."

Mr Gibbinson

"Having had 3 Mondeo Diesel estates in succession (which I had no complaints about) was after something different and easier..."

Mr Biddle

"I recently purchased a Forester XT, to replace a Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Forester 's increased ride height is a..."

Mr Pay

"Positives first. Great engine - very economical but plenty power if required. Very comfortable and plenty room. The drive system..."

Mr Scott

4.5

Quality

4.8

Reliability

4.7

Satisfaction

4.6

Handling

4.9

Fit for Purpose


Read 72 Forester Reviews
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Compare the Forester range

Below are the differences between all vehicles in the Forester range.

Key:✔ = Yes✖ = Noº = Optional

2.0i XE Manual £25,495 2.0i XE Lineartronic £26,995 2.0i XE Premium Manual £27,495 2.0i XE Premium Lineartronic £28,995 2.0i XT Lineartronic £30,995 2.0D X Manual £24,995 2.0D XC Manual £26,995 2.0D XC Premium Manual £28,995
Leather Interior º º º º
Kerb weight (kg) 1477 1502 1477 1502 1607 1540 1556 1556
Towing capacity (kg) 1800 2000 1800 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000
Transmission 6-Speed Manual Transmission Lineartronic (Continually Variable Transmission - CVT) 6-Speed Manual Transmission Lineartronic (Continually Variable Transmission - CVT) Lineartronic (Continually Variable Transmission - CVT) 6-Speed Manual Transmission 6-Speed Manual Transmission 6-Speed Manual Transmission
High/Low Ratio 5.173 6.282 5.173 6.282 6.443 6.201 6.201 6.201
Final Drive Axle Ratio 4.444 3.900 4.444 3.900 4.111 4.444 4.444 4.444
Gear Ratio (1st) 3.818 3.818 3.454 3.454 3.454
Gear Ratio (2nd) 1.947 1.947 1.888 1.888 1.888
Gear Ratio (3rd) 1.296 1.296 1.062 1.062 1.062
Gear Ratio (4th) 1.029 1.029 0.785 0.785 0.785
Gear Ratio (5th) 0.825 0.825 0.634 0.634 0.634
Gear Ratio (6th) 0.738 0.738 0.557 0.557 0.557
Gear Ratio (Reverse) 4.072 3.667 4.072 3.667 2.345 3.636 3.636 3.636
Tyre/Wheel size 225/60R17, 17x7" J 225/60R17, 17x7" J 225/60R17, 17x7" J 225/60R17, 17x7" J 225/55R18, 18x7"J 225/60R17, 17x7" J 225/60R17, 17x7" J 225/60R17, 17x7" J
Brakes Rear Solid disc brakes Solid disc brakes Solid disc brakes Solid disc brakes Ventilated disc brakes Solid disc brakes Ventilated disc brakes Ventilated disc brakes
Gear Ratio (D Range) 3.581-0.570 3.581-0.570 3.505-0.544
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Diesel Diesel Diesel
Bore/Stroke (mm) 84/90 84/90 84/90 84/90 86/86 86/86 86/86 86/86
Compression ratio 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.6 16 16 16
Fuel system Multi-Point Sequential Injection fuel system Multi-Point Sequential Injection fuel system Multi-Point Sequential Injection fuel system Multi-Point Sequential Injection fuel system Gasoline direct injection Common rail (Self ignition) Common rail (Self ignition) Common rail (Self ignition)
Displacement (cc) 1995 1995 1995 1995 1998 1998 1998 1998
Maximum power (PS @ RPM) 150 @ 6200 150 @ 6200 150 @ 6200 150 @ 6200 240 @ 5600 147 @ 3600 147 @ 3600 147 @ 3600
Type Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, turbocharged, petrol engine Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, turbocharged, diesel engine Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, turbocharged, diesel engine Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, turbocharged, diesel engine
Maximum torque (Nm @ rpm) 198 @ 4200 198 @ 4200 198 @ 4200 198 @ 4200 350 @ 2400-3600 350 @ 1600-2400 350 @ 1600-2400 350 @ 1600-2400
Maximum speed (mph) 118 119 118 119 137 118 118 118
Acceleration 0 - 62 mph (secs) 10.6 11.8 10.6 11.8 7.5 10.2 10.2 10.2
Urban L/100Km* 8.5 8.1 8.5 8.1 11.2 7.0 7.3 7.3
Extra Urban L/100Km* 6.0 5.5 6.0 5.5 7.0 4.9 5.2 5.2
Combined L/100Km* 6.9 6.5 6.9 6.5 8.5 5.7 5.9 5.9
CO2 Emissions - Urban* (g/km) 197 188 197 188 260 185 191 191
Urban mpg* 33.2 34.9 33.2 34.9 25.2 40.4 38.7 38.7
Extra Urban mpg* 47.1 51.4 47.1 51.4 40.4 57.6 54.3 54.3
CO2 Emissions - Extra Urban* (g/km) 140 129 140 129 161 130 136 136
CO2 Emissions (g/km) 160 150 160 150 197 150 156 156
Combined mpg* 40.9 43.5 40.9 43.5 33.2 49.6 47.9 47.9
Basic Retail 20550.00 21829.17 22216.67 23495.83 24879.17 20162.50 21800.00 23466.67
VAT 4110.00 4365.83 4443.33 4699.17 4975.83 4032.50 4360.00 4693.33
Total Retail 24660.00 26195.00 26660.0 28195.00 29855.00 24195.00 26160.00 28160.00
12 Months RFL (£) 180.00 145.00 180.00 145.00 485.00 145.00 180.00 180.00
Total OTR 25495 26995 27495 28995 30995 24995 26995 28995

EXPAND Interior

2.0i XE Manual £25,495 2.0i XE Lineartronic £26,995 2.0i XE Premium Manual £27,495 2.0i XE Premium Lineartronic £28,995 2.0i XT Lineartronic £30,995 2.0D X Manual £24,995 2.0D XC Manual £26,995 2.0D XC Premium Manual £28,995
Leather Interior º º º º
8 way electrically adjustable driver's seat
One touch folding reclining rear seats
Leather wrapped steering wheel
Leather wrapped gearshift knob
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment
Front seat heaters
60/40 split folding rear seats
Multi-function display
Seat back pocket
Paddle shift
Aluminium pedals
Manual seat lifter (driver's seat only)

EXPAND Exterior

2.0i XE Manual £25,495 2.0i XE Lineartronic £26,995 2.0i XE Premium Manual £27,495 2.0i XE Premium Lineartronic £28,995 2.0i XT Lineartronic £30,995 2.0D X Manual £24,995 2.0D XC Manual £26,995 2.0D XC Premium Manual £28,995
17-inch aluminium alloy wheels
Automatic on/off headlights
HID headlamps with automatic levelling
Power sliding, tilt-adjustable glass sunroof
Power-folding door mirrors
Roof rails
Intermittent rear window wiper
Roof spoiler
Designed blade, variable intermittent windscreen wipers
Pop-up type headlamp washers
Front fog lights
Rear fog lamp
Roof antenna
UV Protection glass: Windshield & front side windows
Sports grill
18-inch aluminium alloy wheels
Privacy glass for rear doors, rear quarters and rear window
Front sports bumper
Twin-tail muffler

EXPAND Dimensions

2.0i XE Manual £25,495 2.0i XE Lineartronic £26,995 2.0i XE Premium Manual £27,495 2.0i XE Premium Lineartronic £28,995 2.0i XT Lineartronic £30,995 2.0D X Manual £24,995 2.0D XC Manual £26,995 2.0D XC Premium Manual £28,995
Kerb weight (kg) 1477 1502 1477 1502 1607 1540 1556 1556
Towing capacity (kg) 1800 2000 1800 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000
Seating capacity (persons) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Overall length (mm) 4595 4595 4595 4595 4595 4595 4595 4595
Overall width (mm) 1795 1795 1795 1795 1795 1795 1795 1795
Overall height (mm) 1735 1735 1735 1735 1735 1735 1735 1735
Wheelbase 2640 2640 2640 2640 2640 2640 2640 2640
Track (front) (mm) 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545 1545
Track (rear) (mm) 1550 1550 1550 1550 1550 1550 1550 1550
Minimum ground clearance (at kerb weight) (mm) 220 220 220 220 220 220 220 220
Cargo volume (lit.) 1577 / 1564 1577 / 1564 1577 / 1564 1577 / 1564 1577 / 1564 1577 / 1564 1577 / 1564 1577 / 1564

EXPAND Comfort & Convenience

2.0i XE Manual £25,495 2.0i XE Lineartronic £26,995 2.0i XE Premium Manual £27,495 2.0i XE Premium Lineartronic £28,995 2.0i XT Lineartronic £30,995 2.0D X Manual £24,995 2.0D XC Manual £26,995 2.0D XC Premium Manual £28,995
Automatic rain sensing windscreen wipers
Dual-zone automatic air-conditioning system with anti-dust filter
2 rear cup holders (in the rear centre armrest)
Luggage space lamp
Front and side defrosters
Windscreen wiper de-icer
Heated door mirrors
Centre console box
Door pockets with bottle holders (on all side doors)
Luggage hooks
Heater ducts for rear passengers
Overhead console
Retractable luggage cover
Remote control key system
Power windows
Map lamp
Vanity mirrors with lids (for driver & front passenger)
Centre tray
2 front cup holders (in the centre console)
Interior fuel lid lock release
Electric rear window defogger with timer
One-touch lane changer
Three 12-volt power outlets (in the instrument panel, centre console box and luggage space)
4 cargo hooks
Keyless Access and Push Button Start System (touch sensor type)
Power rear gate
Automatic air-conditioning system with anti-dust filter

EXPAND Safety & Security

2.0i XE Manual £25,495 2.0i XE Lineartronic £26,995 2.0i XE Premium Manual £27,495 2.0i XE Premium Lineartronic £28,995 2.0i XT Lineartronic £30,995 2.0D X Manual £24,995 2.0D XC Manual £26,995 2.0D XC Premium Manual £28,995
Whiplash reducing front seats
Rear seat headrests for 3 seating positions
Front SRS airbags
Front side SRS airbags (for driver and front passenger)
Curtain SRS airbags (front and rear, both sides)
Knee SRS airbag
Side-door reinforcement beams (front and rear, both sides)
Steering column support beam
Seatbelt indicator (for driver and all passengers)
Front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters
Height adjustable seatbelt anchors (for driver and front passenger)
Rear 3-point seatbelts for 3 seating positions
Safety pedal system
4-sensor/4-channel ABS with Electronic Brake-force distribution
Brake assist system
Brake Override
Child-proof rear door locking (both sides)
ISO-FIX adapted child seat anchors (with tether anchors)
Anti-theft security system with engine immobiliser
Daytime running lights

EXPAND Mechanical

2.0i XE Manual £25,495 2.0i XE Lineartronic £26,995 2.0i XE Premium Manual £27,495 2.0i XE Premium Lineartronic £28,995 2.0i XT Lineartronic £30,995 2.0D X Manual £24,995 2.0D XC Manual £26,995 2.0D XC Premium Manual £28,995
Transmission 6-Speed Manual Transmission Lineartronic (Continually Variable Transmission - CVT) 6-Speed Manual Transmission Lineartronic (Continually Variable Transmission - CVT) Lineartronic (Continually Variable Transmission - CVT) 6-Speed Manual Transmission 6-Speed Manual Transmission 6-Speed Manual Transmission
High/Low Ratio 5.173 6.282 5.173 6.282 6.443 6.201 6.201 6.201
Final Drive Axle Ratio 4.444 3.900 4.444 3.900 4.111 4.444 4.444 4.444
Gear Ratio (1st) 3.818 3.818 3.454 3.454 3.454
Gear Ratio (2nd) 1.947 1.947 1.888 1.888 1.888
Gear Ratio (3rd) 1.296 1.296 1.062 1.062 1.062
Gear Ratio (4th) 1.029 1.029 0.785 0.785 0.785
Gear Ratio (5th) 0.825 0.825 0.634 0.634 0.634
Gear Ratio (6th) 0.738 0.738 0.557 0.557 0.557
Gear Ratio (Reverse) 4.072 3.667 4.072 3.667 2.345 3.636 3.636 3.636
Tyre/Wheel size 225/60R17, 17x7" J 225/60R17, 17x7" J 225/60R17, 17x7" J 225/60R17, 17x7" J 225/55R18, 18x7"J 225/60R17, 17x7" J 225/60R17, 17x7" J 225/60R17, 17x7" J
Brakes Rear Solid disc brakes Solid disc brakes Solid disc brakes Solid disc brakes Ventilated disc brakes Solid disc brakes Ventilated disc brakes Ventilated disc brakes
Brakes Front Ventilated disc brakes Ventilated disc brakes Ventilated disc brakes Ventilated disc brakes Ventilated disc brakes Ventilated disc brakes Ventilated disc brakes Ventilated disc brakes
Steering Pinion-assist type electric power steering system Pinion-assist type electric power steering system Pinion-assist type electric power steering system Pinion-assist type electric power steering system Pinion-assist type electric power steering system Pinion-assist type electric power steering system Pinion-assist type electric power steering system Pinion-assist type electric power steering system
Suspension (4-wheel independent) Front - MacPherson strut type. Rear - Double wishbone type Front - MacPherson strut type. Rear - Double wishbone type Front - MacPherson strut type. Rear - Double wishbone type Front - MacPherson strut type. Rear - Double wishbone type Front - MacPherson strut type. Rear - Double wishbone type Front - MacPherson strut type. Rear - Double wishbone type Front - MacPherson strut type. Rear - Double wishbone type Front - MacPherson strut type. Rear - Double wishbone type
Minimum turning circle at tyre (radius m) 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3
Gear Ratio (D Range) 3.581-0.570 3.581-0.570 3.505-0.544

EXPAND Engine

2.0i XE Manual £25,495 2.0i XE Lineartronic £26,995 2.0i XE Premium Manual £27,495 2.0i XE Premium Lineartronic £28,995 2.0i XT Lineartronic £30,995 2.0D X Manual £24,995 2.0D XC Manual £26,995 2.0D XC Premium Manual £28,995
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Petrol Diesel Diesel Diesel
Bore/Stroke (mm) 84/90 84/90 84/90 84/90 86/86 86/86 86/86 86/86
Compression ratio 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.6 16 16 16
Fuel tank capacity (litres) 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60
Fuel system Multi-Point Sequential Injection fuel system Multi-Point Sequential Injection fuel system Multi-Point Sequential Injection fuel system Multi-Point Sequential Injection fuel system Gasoline direct injection Common rail (Self ignition) Common rail (Self ignition) Common rail (Self ignition)
Displacement (cc) 1995 1995 1995 1995 1998 1998 1998 1998
Maximum power (Ps) 150 150 150 150 240 147 147 147
Type Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, turbocharged, petrol engine Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, turbocharged, diesel engine Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, turbocharged, diesel engine Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, turbocharged, diesel engine
Maximum torque (Nm) 198 198 198 198 350 350 350 350

EXPAND Performance

2.0i XE Manual £25,495 2.0i XE Lineartronic £26,995 2.0i XE Premium Manual £27,495 2.0i XE Premium Lineartronic £28,995 2.0i XT Lineartronic £30,995 2.0D X Manual £24,995 2.0D XC Manual £26,995 2.0D XC Premium Manual £28,995
Maximum speed (mph) 118 119 118 119 137 118 118 118
Acceleration 0 - 62 mph (secs) 10.6 11.8 10.6 11.8 7.5 10.2 10.2 10.2
Maximum power (PS @ RPM) 150 @ 6200 150 @ 6200 150 @ 6200 150 @ 6200 240 @ 5600 147 @ 3600 147 @ 3600 147 @ 3600
Maximum torque (Nm @ rpm) 198 @ 4200 198 @ 4200 198 @ 4200 198 @ 4200 350 @ 2400-3600 350 @ 1600-2400 350 @ 1600-2400 350 @ 1600-2400
SI DRIVE (Subaru Intelligent Drive)
Auto start-stop system with OFF switch
Self-leveliser (load-compensating rear struts)
Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control with on/off switch
Hill Start Assist
Towing VDC
Hill Descent Control
X-Mode

EXPAND Economy & Environment

2.0i XE Manual £25,495 2.0i XE Lineartronic £26,995 2.0i XE Premium Manual £27,495 2.0i XE Premium Lineartronic £28,995 2.0i XT Lineartronic £30,995 2.0D X Manual £24,995 2.0D XC Manual £26,995 2.0D XC Premium Manual £28,995
Urban L/100Km* 8.5 8.1 8.5 8.1 11.2 7.0 7.3 7.3
Extra Urban L/100Km* 6.0 5.5 6.0 5.5 7.0 4.9 5.2 5.2
Combined L/100Km* 6.9 6.5 6.9 6.5 8.5 5.7 5.9 5.9
CO2 Emissions - Urban* (g/km) 197 188 197 188 260 185 191 191
Urban mpg* 33.2 34.9 33.2 34.9 25.2 40.4 38.7 38.7
Extra Urban mpg* 47.1 51.4 47.1 51.4 40.4 57.6 54.3 54.3
CO2 Emissions - Extra Urban* (g/km) 140 129 140 129 161 130 136 136
CO2 Emissions (g/km) 160 150 160 150 197 150 156 156
Combined mpg* 40.9 43.5 40.9 43.5 33.2 49.6 47.9 47.9

EXPAND Entertainment & Navigation

2.0i XE Manual £25,495 2.0i XE Lineartronic £26,995 2.0i XE Premium Manual £27,495 2.0i XE Premium Lineartronic £28,995 2.0i XT Lineartronic £30,995 2.0D X Manual £24,995 2.0D XC Manual £26,995 2.0D XC Premium Manual £28,995
2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth® system: 1-CD and 6 speakers
Cruise control
High-Grade type Multi-Function Display
Rear Vision Camera System
Bluetooth® compatible hands-free system
Steering wheel mounted audio remote control switches
USB and auxilary audio input jack (in the centre panel)
Pioneer Satelite Navigation System
SD card type navigation and audio system: 1-CD and 6 speakers
2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth® system: 1-CD and 4 speakers
Multi-Function Display

EXPAND Prices

2.0i XE Manual £25,495 2.0i XE Lineartronic £26,995 2.0i XE Premium Manual £27,495 2.0i XE Premium Lineartronic £28,995 2.0i XT Lineartronic £30,995 2.0D X Manual £24,995 2.0D XC Manual £26,995 2.0D XC Premium Manual £28,995
Basic Retail 20550.00 21829.17 22216.67 23495.83 24879.17 20162.50 21800.00 23466.67
VAT 4110.00 4365.83 4443.33 4699.17 4975.83 4032.50 4360.00 4693.33
Total Retail 24660.00 26195.00 26660.0 28195.00 29855.00 24195.00 26160.00 28160.00
Delivery And Plates 600.00 600.00 600.00 600.00 600.00 600.00 600.00 600.00
12 Months RFL (£) 180.00 145.00 180.00 145.00 485.00 145.00 180.00 180.00
First Registration Fee 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00
Total OTR 25495 26995 27495 28995 30995 24995 26995 28995
^ Special Paint Finishes (including 20% VAT) 500.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 500.00 500.00

* MPG figures are official EU test figures for comparative purposes and may not reflect real driving results.

^ Satin White Pearl special paint finish free of charge on Forester models.