First Drive: 2011 Subaru Forester

2011 Subaru Forester

Base price (with destination): $30,715
Price as tested: $32,315

Standard Equipment:
2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
4-speed automatic transmission
4-wheel drive
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Vehicle dynamics control
Traction control
Backup camera
Power glass sunroof
Power driver's seat/windows/locks/mirrors
Keyless entry
Leather-trimmed upholstery
Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls
Heated front seats
Reclining rear seats with one-touch 60/40 split folding seatbacks
Silver roof rails
Rear spoiler
HID headlamps
Fog lights
17-inch alloy wheels
6-speaker audio system w/satellite radio

Options on this vehicle:
Navigation system

Key options not on vehicle:

Fuel economy:
19 / 21 / 24 mpg

2.5L H-4 turbo
Horsepower: 224 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque: 226 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm


4-speed automatic

Curb weight: 3460 lb

17 x 7.0 in wheels
215/55R17 95H Yokohama Geolander tires

Competitors: Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen Tiguan

4 of 4
Most of it's competitors do have two powerplants to choose from. 6 versus the 3 SUVs that do not
The power is fine, I would drop the turbo, but that transmission needs to be a 6 speed. Easiest vehicle to get in & out of. The nav system is a pile of garbage.

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