Compare 2012 Subaru Forester specifications by trim levels

Forester is a 5-seat SUV from Subaru, which first hit the market back in 1999.

With the price tag ranging from $20,595 to $29,895, the Subaru Forester faces the stiff competition with the same-class rivals like Ford Escape, Honda Crosstour, Hyundai Tucson.

Overview

Wheels

Bulb Size

The Subaru Forester has a maximum towing capacity of 2400 lbs, but double check that this applies to the configuration you want.

The Subaru Forester boasts the average fuel economy anywhere from 24 to 27 mpg, depending on the petrol type and engine capacity.

The maximum width and height is 70.10mm x 179.50mm respectively and can vary on the basis of model.

Key Specs of 2012 Subaru Forester

  • Fuel Tank: 16.9 gal

  • Wheelbase: 103 in

  • MPG: 21 city/27 hwy

  • 0-60 mph: 8.4 sec

  • Ground clearance: 9 in

  • Towing: 2400 lbs

  • Towing capacity: 2400 lbs

  • Curb: 3250 lbs

  • Tires: P215/65HR16.0 BSW AS

  • Cargo: 33.5 cu.ft

  • Passenger capacity: 5

  • Dimensions(LxWxH): 179.5 x 70.1 x 65.9



2012 Subaru Forester Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

The Subaru Forester is offered in 6 trim levels. Compare the trim levels to ensure you will have the desired features and will not pay for the unnecessary upgrades

Our comprehensive charts with interior and exterior specs are also designed to give you thorough details about Subaru Forester safety features and entertainment system, technical aspects, and so on.

Compare the Subaru Forester specifications & features by choosing the necessary trim level & year of manufacture.

Specs

    • Main Info

    • Body Style SUV

    • Doors 4

    • Engine

    • Horsepower 170 hp @ 5800 –
      224 hp @ 5200

    • Torque 174 lb-ft. –
      226 lb-ft.

    • 0-60mph / 0-100kmh 6.9 - 8.4 sec

    • 1/4 mile time 15.3 - 16.7 sec

    • Dimensions

    • Length 179.5 in

    • Width 70.1 in

    • Height 65.9 in

    • Wheelbase 103 in

    • Curb Weight 3250 lbs

    • GVWR 4480 lbs

    • Towing capacity 2400 lbs

    • Ground clearance 9 in

    • Turning radius 17.2 ft

    • CAPACITY

    • Seats 5

    • Passenger volume 108

    • FUEL

    • Fuel tank 16.9 gal

    • City 19 - 21 mpg

    • Combined 22 - 24 mpg

    • Highway 24 - 27 mpg

    • Highway range 405.6 - 456.3 mi



Specifications

2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Exterior length
179.50 in 179.50 in 179.50 in 179.50 in
Exterior body width
70.10 in 70.10 in 70.10 in 70.10 in
Exterior height
65.90 in 66.90 in 66.90 in 66.90 in
Horsepower
170 170 170 170
Torque
174 174 174 174
Fuel economy - city
21 mpg 21 mpg 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel economy - highway
27 mpg 27 mpg 27 mpg 27 mpg
0-60mph / 0-100kmh (s)
8.40 seconds 8.40 seconds 8.10 seconds 8.10 seconds
1/4 mile time
16.70 seconds 16.70 seconds 16.00 seconds 16.00 seconds
1/4 mile speed
83 mph 83 mph 79 mph 79 mph
Lateral acceleration (g)
0.80 0.80 0.90 0.90
Slalom speed
59 mph 59 mph 60 mph 60 mph
Bore-and-Stroke
3.70/3.54 " 3.70/3.54 " 3.70/3.54 " 3.70/3.54 "
Curb weight
3250.00 lbs 3300.00 lbs 3360.00 lbs 3360.00 lbs
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
4480.00 lbs 4480.00 lbs 4480.00 lbs 4480.00 lbs
Maximum Trailer Weight
2400.00 lbs. 2400.00 lbs. 2400.00 lbs. 2400.00 lbs.
Wheelbase
103.00 in 103.00 in 103.00 in 103.00 in
Front track
60.20 " 60.20 " 60.20 " 60.20 "
Rear track
60.20 " 60.20 " 60.20 " 60.20 "
Turning radius
17.20 17.20 17.20 17.20
Ground clearance
9.00 in 9.00 in 9.00 in 9.00 in
Front legroom
43.10 in 43.10 in 43.10 in 43.10 in
Rear legroom
38.00 in 38.00 in 38.00 in 38.00 in
Front headroom
41.60 in 40.00 in 40.00 in 40.00 in
Rear headroom
40.40 in 37.70 in 37.70 in 37.70 in
Front hip room
52.90 in 52.90 in 52.90 in 52.90 in
Rear hip room
52.70 in 52.70 in 52.70 in 52.70 in
Front shoulder room
56.10 in 56.10 in 56.10 in 56.10 in
Rear shoulder room
55.60 in 55.60 in 55.60 in 55.60 in
Luggage volume
33.50 cu.ft. 30.80 cu.ft. 30.80 cu.ft. 30.80 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max)
68.30 cu.ft. 63.00 cu.ft. 63.00 cu.ft. 63.00 cu.ft.
Passenger volume
108 cu.ft. 102 cu.ft. 102 cu.ft. 102 cu.ft.
Fuel tank
16.90 gal. 16.90 gal. 16.90 gal. 16.90 gal.
Payload
900 lbs. 900 lbs. 900 lbs. 900 lbs.
Drag coefficient
0.38 0.38 0.38 0.38

2.5XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Exterior length
179.50 in 179.50 in
Exterior body width
70.10 in 70.10 in
Exterior height
66.90 in 66.90 in
Horsepower
224 224
Torque
226 226
Fuel economy - city
19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel economy - highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
0-60mph / 0-100kmh (s)
6.90 seconds 6.90 seconds
1/4 mile time
15.30 seconds 15.30 seconds
1/4 mile speed
85 mph 85 mph
Lateral acceleration (g)
0.80 0.80
Slalom speed
60 mph 60 mph
Bore-and-Stroke
3.92/3.11 " 3.92/3.11 "
Curb weight
3450.00 lbs 3460.00 lbs
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
4525.00 lbs 4525.00 lbs
Maximum Trailer Weight
2400.00 lbs. 2400.00 lbs.
Wheelbase
103.00 in 103.00 in
Front track
60.20 " 60.20 "
Rear track
60.20 " 60.20 "
Turning radius
17.20 17.20
Ground clearance
9.00 in 9.00 in
Front legroom
43.10 in 43.10 in
Rear legroom
38.00 in 38.00 in
Front headroom
40.00 in 40.00 in
Rear headroom
37.70 in 37.70 in
Front hip room
52.90 in 52.90 in
Rear hip room
52.70 in 52.70 in
Front shoulder room
56.10 in 56.10 in
Rear shoulder room
55.60 in 55.60 in
Luggage volume
30.80 cu.ft. 30.80 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max)
63.00 cu.ft. 63.00 cu.ft.
Passenger volume
102 cu.ft. 102 cu.ft.
Fuel tank
16.90 gal. 16.90 gal.
Payload
900 lbs. 900 lbs.
Drag coefficient
0.38 0.38

Interior Features

2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

12V DC power outlet
3 3 3 3
Seatback storage pockets
1 1 2 2
Cargo Net - Pet Guard
4179 4179 4179 4179

2.5XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Air conditioning, front
2825 2820
12V DC power outlet
3 3
Seatback storage pockets
1 2
Cargo Net - Pet Guard
4179 4179

Exterior Features

2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Door count
4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Front tires
P215/65HR16.0 BSW AS P225/55HR17.0 BSW AS P225/55HR17.0 BSW AS P225/55HR17.0 BSW AS
Wheels
16" steel 17" silver aluminum 17" silver aluminum 17" silver aluminum
Sunroof
1st and 2nd row regular express open/close sliding glass 1st and 2nd row regular express open/close sliding glass 1st and 2nd row regular express open/close sliding glass

2.5XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Antenna
3394 3394
Door count
4 doors 4 doors
Sunroof
1st and 2nd row regular express open/close sliding glass 1st and 2nd row regular express open/close sliding glass
Front tires
P225/55HR17.0 BSW AS P225/55HR17.0 BSW AS
Wheels
17" silver aluminum 17" silver aluminum

Seats

2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Standard seating
5 5 5 5

2.5XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Front seat type
2989 2989
Standard seating
5 5

Entertainment System

2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Speakers
4 4 6 7
1st row LCD screen
1 1 1

2.5XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Radio
3138 3134
Speakers
4 7
1st row LCD screen
1

Safety and Security Features

2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Door curb lights
2 2 2 2

2.5XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Airbags, frontal
3214 3214
Door curb lights
2 2

Mechanical Features

2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Axle ratio
4.11 4.11 4.44 4.44

2.5XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Engine
4759 4759
Axle ratio
4.11 4.11

Other Specs

2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5X Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Maximum towing capacity
2400 lbs. 2400 lbs. 2400 lbs. 2400 lbs.

2.5XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Horsepower rpm
5200 5200
Maximum towing capacity
2400 lbs. 2400 lbs.