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2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited Specs

Subaru Forester

The Limited model gets all the tech and safety features you’ll need, including the upgraded StarLink infotainment system and improved sound system which goes a long way to help future proof it. The Limited is also one of the most luxurious in the range thanks to a leather interior, power adjustable seats and a power liftgate. The safety tech alone should keep this car relevant for the next couple of years and makes it stand out amongst its peers. 

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Overview
Select configuration:
$29,395
Starting Price (MSRP)
Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Body Type
SUV
Seating capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
TBC
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG

Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
  • Horsepower
    170 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Torque
    174 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
  • Transmission
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain
    All-Wheel Drive

Steering

  • Steering Type
    Rack-Pinion
  • Turning Diameter
    34.8 ft

Wheels

  • Front Wheel Size
    17" x 7"
  • Rear Wheel Size
    17" x 7"

Suspension

  • Front Suspension
    Strut
  • Rear Suspension
    Double Wishbone

Tires

  • Front Tire
    P225/60HR17
  • Rear Tire
    P225/60HR17
  • Spare Tire
    Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

  • Combined
    28 MPG
  • City
    26 MPG
  • Highway
    32 MPG

Emissions

  • CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
    6.3 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    15.9 gallons
  • Cruising Range City
    413.4 miles
  • Cruising Range Highway
    508.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

  • Height
    68.2 in
  • Max Width
    70.7 in
  • Front Width
    60.9 in
  • Rear Width
    61.1 in
  • Wheelbase
    103.9 in
  • Ground Clearance
    8.7 in

Interior Space

  • Seating Capacity
    5 seater
  • Front Seat Leg Room
    43 in
  • Front Seat Headroom
    40 in
  • Front Seat Shoulder Room
    57 in
  • Front Seat Hip Room
    53.9 in
  • Rear Seat Leg Room
    38 in
  • Rear Seat Headroom
    37.5 in
  • Rear Seat Shoulder Room
    56.5 in
  • Rear Seat Hip Room
    53 in

Weight and Trailing

  • Curb Weight
    3,455 lbs
  • Maximum Trailering Capacity
    1,500 lbs

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasmine Green Metallic
  • Quartz Blue Pearl
  • Venetian Red Pearl

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Perforated Leather-Trimmed Upholstery
  • Gray, Perforated Leather-Trimmed Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

  • HD Radio
    Standard
  • Bluetooth Connection
    Standard
  • Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
    Not Available
  • Premium Sound System
    Standard
  • Satellite Radio
    Standard
  • Smart Device Integration
    Standard
  • WiFi Hotspot
    Not Available
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
    Standard
  • Entertainment System
    Not Available
  • MP3 Player
    Standard

Interior Trim

  • Bucket Seats
    Standard
  • Cloth Seats
    Standard
  • Leather Seats
    Standard
  • Leather Steering Wheel
    Standard
  • Premium Synthetic Seats
    Standard
  • Vinyl Seats
    Standard
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim
    Not Available
  • Sun/Moonroof
    Standard

Comfort

  • Head-Up Display
    Not Available
  • Navigation System
    Standard
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
    Standard
  • Power Liftgate
    Standard
  • Power Mirror(s)
    Standard
  • A/C
    Standard
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
    Not Available
  • Automatic Parking
    Not Available
  • Climate Control
    Standard
  • Cooled Front Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Cooled Rear Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Cruise Control
    Standard
  • Hands-Free Liftgate
    Not Available
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
    Standard
  • Heated Rear Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Heated Steering Wheel
    Not Available
  • Keyless Entry
    Standard
  • Multi-Zone A/C
    Not Available
  • Power Driver Seat
    Standard
  • Power Passenger Seat
    Not Available
  • Remote Engine Start
    Not Available
  • Remote Trunk Release
    Standard
  • Seat Memory
    Not Available
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
    Not Available
  • Seat-Massage
    Not Available
  • Rear A/C
    Not Available
  • Keyless Start
    Not Available
  • Navigation from Telematics
    Not Available
  • Telematics
    Standard

Additional Packages

Int & Ext Auto Dim Mirror w/Approach Light & BSD

$518

Exterior Mirror Hardware Kit Part number SOA635113, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass Part number H501SSG203, Passenger's Side Mirror, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light Part number J201SSG601, Blind Spot Detection, Driver's Side Mirror Part number J205SSG100 (PIO)

Int/Ext Auto Dim Mirror w/HomeLink/Approach Lt/BSD

$638

Exterior Mirror Hardware Kit Part number SOA635113, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & HomeLink Part number H501SSG303, Passenger's Side Mirror, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light Part number J201SSG601, Blind Spot Detection, Driver's Side Mirror Part number J205SSG100 (PIO)

Kicker Audio Upgrade Package

$355

Kicker Tweeter Kit Part number H631SFJ101, Kicker Speaker Upgrade Part number H631SSG000 (PIO)

Navigation Sys & Audio w/harman kardon & EyeSight

$2,945

High Grade Instrument Cluster w/Color LCD Display, Radio: Subaru Starlink 7.0" Multimedia Nav System, AM/FM stereo HD radio w/single-disc CD player and navigation system, map: SD card, MP3/WMA/CRR/RW file capability, multi touch gesture high resolution display, 7.0" LCD screen, voice activated controls and navigation, Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free text messaging connectivity, iPod control capability, rear-vision camera, SMS text messaging capability, SiriusXM All Access radio (subscription required), SiriusXM Traffic Link (subscription required), SiriusXM Travel Link (subscription required), smartphone integration: refer to subaru.com for app availability, dual USB ports, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack, body color roof mounted audio, satellite and connected services antenna and Subaru Starlink connected services, harman/kardon 440W Amp & Speaker System, 8 speakers, Navigation System, multi touch gesture high resolution display screen, SD card map and voice activated controls, EyeSight System, adaptive cruise control, low speed pre-collision braking control, pre-collision following distance warning, lane keep assist and lane departure prevention, High Beam Assist (HBA), Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH), Reverse Automatic Braking System (RAB), LED Low & High Beam Headlights, automatic LED low and high beam height adjustment control

Navigation System & Audio w/harman kardon

$1,350

Radio: Subaru Starlink 7.0" Multimedia Nav System, AM/FM stereo HD radio w/single-disc CD player and navigation system, map: SD card, MP3/WMA/CRR/RW file capability, multi touch gesture high resolution display, 7.0" LCD screen, voice activated controls and navigation, Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free text messaging connectivity, iPod control capability, rear-vision camera, SMS text messaging capability, SiriusXM All Access radio (subscription required), SiriusXM Traffic Link (subscription required), SiriusXM Travel Link (subscription required), smartphone integration: refer to subaru.com for app availability, dual USB ports, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack, body color roof mounted audio, satellite and connected services antenna and Subaru Starlink connected services, harman/kardon 440W Amp & Speaker System, 8 speakers, Navigation System, multi touch gesture high resolution display screen, SD card map and voice activated controls

Popular Package #2

$801

Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350, Rear Seat Back Cargo Net Part number F551SSG021, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & HomeLink Part number H501SSG303, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light Part number J201SSG601, Blind Spot Detection (PIO)

Popular Package #3B

$835

Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & HomeLink Part number H501SSG303, Map & Dome Light LED Upgrade, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light Part number J201SSG601, Blind Spot Detection (PIO)

Safety

Safety Features

  • Back-Up Camera
    Standard
  • Cross-Traffic Alert
    Standard
  • Rear Parking Aid
    Not Available
  • Blind Spot Monitor
    Standard
  • Lane Departure Warning
    Not Available
  • Lane Keeping Assist
    Not Available
  • ABS
    Standard
  • Night Vision
    Not Available
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
    Standard
  • Brake Assist
    Standard
  • Stability Control
    Standard
  • Traction Control
    Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

Airbags

  • Driver Air Bag
    Standard
  • Front Head Air Bag
    Standard
  • Front Side Air Bag
    Standard
  • Knee Air Bag
    Standard
  • Passenger Air Bag
    Standard
  • Rear Head Air Bag
    Standard
  • Rear Side Air Bag
    Not Available
  • Seatbelt Air Bag
    Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

  • Basic
    3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Corrosion
    5 Years / Unlimited Miles
  • Drivetrain
    5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance
    3 Years / 36,000 Miles