Compare 2016 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 $22,395 to $33,795, 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 1500 lbs, but double check that this applies to the configuration you want.

The Subaru Forester boasts the average fuel economy anywhere from 28 to 32 mpg, depending on the petrol type and engine capacity.

The maximum width and height is 70.70mm x 180.90mm respectively and can vary on the basis of model.

Key Specs of 2016 Subaru Forester

  • Fuel Tank: 15.9 gal

  • Wheelbase: 103.9 in

  • MPG: 22 city/29 hwy

  • 0-60 mph: 7.5 sec

  • Ground clearance: 9 in

  • Engine: 2.5L H-4

  • Towing: 1500 lbs

  • Towing capacity: 1500 lbs

  • Curb: 3296 lbs

  • Tires: P225/60HR17.0 BSW AS

  • Cargo: 34.4 cu.ft

  • Passenger capacity: 5

  • Dimensions(LxWxH): 180.9 x 70.7 x 66.4



2016 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

    • Engine 2.5L H-4,2.0L H-4 DOHC

    • Horsepower 170 hp @ 5800 –
      250 hp @ 5600

    • Torque 174 lb-ft. –
      258 lb-ft. @ 3,000

    • Transmission 6-spd man w/OD

    • 0-60mph / 0-100kmh 6.4 - 7.6 sec

    • 1/4 mile time 15 - 16.2 sec

    • Dimensions

    • Length 180.9 in

    • Width 70.7 in

    • Height 66.4 in

    • Wheelbase 103.9 in

    • Curb Weight 3296 lbs

    • GVWR 4480 lbs

    • Towing capacity 1500 lbs

    • Ground clearance 9 in

    • Turning radius 17.4 ft

    • CAPACITY

    • Seats 5

    • Passenger volume 108

    • FUEL

    • Fuel tank 15.9 gal

    • City 22 - 24 mpg

    • Combined 26 - 28 mpg

    • Highway 28 - 32 mpg

    • Highway range 445.2 - 508.8 mi

    • WARRANTY

    • Powertrain Warranty 60 months/60,000 miles mths/miles



Specifications

2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Exterior length
180.9 " in 180.9 " in 180.9 " in 180.9 " in
Exterior body width
70.7 " in 70.7 " in 70.7 " in 70.7 " in
Exterior height
66.4 " in 68.2 " in 68.2 " in 68.2 " in
Horsepower
170 @ 5,800 rpm 170 @ 5,800 rpm 170 @ 5,800 rpm 170 @ 5,800 rpm
Torque
174 @ 4,100 rpm 174 @ 4,100 rpm 174 @ 4,100 rpm 174 @ 4,100 rpm
Fuel economy - city
22 mpg 22 mpg 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel economy - highway
29 mpg 29 mpg 32 mpg 32 mpg
0-60mph / 0-100kmh (s)
8.5 seconds 8.5 seconds 9.7 seconds 9.7 seconds
1/4 mile time
16.7 seconds 16.7 seconds 17.4 seconds 17.4 seconds
1/4 mile speed
83 mph 83 mph 79 mph 79 mph
Lateral acceleration (g)
.8 .8 .8 .8
Slalom speed
60 mph 60 mph 59 mph 59 mph
Bore-and-Stroke
3.70/3.54 " 3.70/3.54 " 3.70/3.54 " 3.70/3.54 "
Curb weight
3,296 lbs. 3,318 lbs. 3,419 lbs. 3,444 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
4,480 lbs. 4,480 lbs. 4,480 lbs. 4,480 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight
1,500 lbs. 1,500 lbs. 1,500 lbs. 1,500 lbs.
Wheelbase
103.9 " in 103.9 " in 103.9 " in 103.9 " in
Front track
60.9 " 60.9 " 60.9 " 60.9 "
Rear track
61.1 " 61.1 " 61.1 " 61.1 "
Turning radius
17.4 '' 17.4 '' 17.4 '' 17.4 ''
Front legroom
43.0 " in 43.0 " in 43.0 " in 43.0 " in
Rear legroom
38.0 " in 38.0 " in 38.0 " in 38.0 " in
Front headroom
41.4 " in 41.4 " in 40.0 " in 40.0 " in
Rear headroom
39.8 " in 39.8 " in 37.5 " in 37.5 " in
Front hip room
53.9 " in 53.9 " in 53.9 " in 53.9 " in
Rear hip room
53.0 " in 53.0 " in 53.0 " in 53.0 " in
Front shoulder room
57.0 " in 57.0 " in 57.0 " in 57.0 " in
Rear shoulder room
56.5 " in 56.5 " in 56.5 " in 56.5 " in
Luggage volume
34.4 cu.ft. 34.4 cu.ft. 31.5 cu.ft. 31.5 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max)
74.7 cu.ft. 74.7 cu.ft. 68.5 cu.ft. 68.5 cu.ft.
Passenger volume
108 cu.ft. 108 cu.ft. 103 cu.ft. 103 cu.ft.
Fuel tank
15.9 gal. 15.9 gal. 15.9 gal. 15.9 gal.
Payload
900 lbs. 900 lbs. 900 lbs. 900 lbs.
Drag coefficient
.33 .33 .33 .33

2.0XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.0XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Exterior length
180.9 " in 180.9 " in
Exterior body width
70.7 " in 70.7 " in
Exterior height
68.2 " in 68.2 " in
Horsepower
250 @ 5,600 rpm 250 @ 5,600 rpm
Torque
258 @ 2,000 rpm 258 @ 2,000 rpm
Fuel economy - city
23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel economy - highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
0-60mph / 0-100kmh (s)
7.2 seconds 7.2 seconds
1/4 mile time
15.7 seconds 15.7 seconds
1/4 mile speed
86 mph 86 mph
Lateral acceleration (g)
.8 .8
Slalom speed
59 mph 59 mph
Bore-and-Stroke
3.39/3.39 " 3.39/3.39 "
Curb weight
3,624 lbs. 3,651 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
4,652 lbs. 4,652 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight
1,500 lbs. 1,500 lbs.
Wheelbase
103.9 " in 103.9 " in
Front track
60.9 " 60.9 "
Rear track
61.1 " 61.1 "
Turning radius
17.4 '' 17.4 ''
Front legroom
43.0 " in 43.0 " in
Rear legroom
38.0 " in 38.0 " in
Front headroom
40.0 " in 40.0 " in
Rear headroom
37.5 " in 37.5 " in
Front hip room
53.9 " in 53.9 " in
Rear hip room
53.0 " in 53.0 " in
Front shoulder room
57.0 " in 57.0 " in
Rear shoulder room
56.5 " in 56.5 " in
Luggage volume
31.5 cu.ft. 31.5 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max)
68.5 cu.ft. 68.5 cu.ft.
Passenger volume
103 cu.ft. 103 cu.ft.
Fuel tank
15.9 gal. 15.9 gal.
Payload
900 lbs. 900 lbs.
Drag coefficient
.33 .33

Interior Features

2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Air conditioning, front
manual manual automatic dual zone automatic
Clock
in-dash in-dash in-dash in-dash
Cupholders
front front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim
urethane urethane leather/metal-look leather/metal-look
12V DC power outlet
3 3 3 3
Overhead console
mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console
full full full full
Floor mats
carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear
Front windows
power power power power
Rear windows
power power power power
1-touch window down
driver driver driver driver
Instrumentation
digital/analog digital/analog digital/analog digital/analog
Lighting - map lights
front front front front
Lighting - dome light
fade fade fade fade
Rear view mirror
day-night day-night day-night day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release
mechanical mechanical mechanical mechanical
Seatback storage pockets
1 1 2 2
Steering wheel material
urethane urethane leather/metal-look leather/metal-look
Lighter elements
front front front front
Auxiliary visors
dual dual dual dual
1-touch window up
driver driver driver
Remote trunk release
power power

2.0XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.0XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Air conditioning, front
manual dual zone automatic
Clock
in-dash in-dash
Cupholders
front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim
leather/metal-look leather/metal-look
12V DC power outlet
3 3
Overhead console
mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console
full full
Floor mats
carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear
Front windows
power power
Rear windows
power power
1-touch window up
driver driver
1-touch window down
driver driver
Instrumentation
digital/analog digital/analog
Lighting - map lights
front front
Lighting - dome light
fade fade
Rear view mirror
day-night day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors
driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release
mechanical mechanical
Seatback storage pockets
1 2
Steering wheel material
leather/metal-look leather/metal-look
Lighter elements
front front
Auxiliary visors
dual dual
Remote trunk release
power

Exterior Features

2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Antenna
integrated roof integrated roof integrated roof integrated roof
Body material
galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum
Paint
clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Grille trim
with chrome bar with chrome bar with chrome bar with chrome bar
Fog/driving lights
front front front front
Door count
4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door
liftgate liftgate power liftgate power liftgate
Tinted windows
light deep deep deep
Rear window type
fixed fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors
dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Front tires
P225/60HR17.0 BSW AS P225/60HR17.0 BSW AS P225/60HR17.0 BSW AS P225/55HR18.0 BSW AS
Wheels
17" steel 17" silver aluminum 17" silver aluminum 18" silver aluminum
Spare tire and wheel
compact steel compact steel compact steel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front
variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Rear window wipers
fixed interval fixed interval fixed interval fixed interval
Bodyside mouldings
body-colored body-colored body-colored body-colored
Mirrors, auto dimming
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
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
Spoiler
lip lip
Bodyside insert
chrome

2.0XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.0XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Antenna
integrated roof integrated roof
Body material
galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum
Paint
clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Grille trim
chrome chrome
Fog/driving lights
front front
Door count
4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door
liftgate power liftgate
Tinted windows
deep deep
Rear window type
fixed fixed
Mirrors
dual power remote dual power remote
Sunroof
1st and 2nd row regular express open/close sliding glass 1st and 2nd row regular express open/close sliding glass
Spoiler
lip lip
Front tires
P225/55HR18.0 BSW AS P225/55HR18.0 BSW AS
Wheels
18" machined aluminum 18" machined aluminum
Spare tire and wheel
compact steel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front
variable intermittent variable intermittent
Rear window wipers
fixed interval fixed interval
Bodyside mouldings
body-colored body-colored
Mirrors, auto dimming
driver and passenger driver and passenger
Bodyside insert
chrome

Seats

2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Front seat type
bucket bucket bucket bucket
Standard seating
5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front driver seat direction controls
6-way 8-way power 8-way power 8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls
4-way 4-way 4-way 4-way
Front armrests
center center center sliding center sliding
Front head restraints
adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt
Rear seats
60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear head restraints
3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim
cloth cloth leather leather
Lumbar support
driver driver driver
Heated front seats
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback

2.0XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.0XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Front seat type
bucket bucket
Standard seating
5 passengers 5 passengers
Front driver seat direction controls
8-way power 8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls
4-way 4-way
Lumbar support
driver driver
Front armrests
center sliding center sliding
Front head restraints
adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt
Heated front seats
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Rear seats
60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear head restraints
3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim
cloth leather

Entertainment System

2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Radio
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player
in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
Speakers
4 6 6 8 harman/kardon
1st row LCD screen
2 2 2 2
Navigation system
yes with voice activation yes with voice activation yes with voice activation
Amplifier
440W Harman-Kardon 440W Harman-Kardon
Equalizer
automatic

2.0XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.0XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Radio
SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player
in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
Speakers
6 8 harman/kardon
1st row LCD screen
2 2
Amplifier
440W Harman-Kardon
Navigation system
yes with voice activation
Equalizer
automatic

Safety and Security Features

2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Airbags, frontal
driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact
seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain
curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Traction control
ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable seatbelts
front front front front
Seatbelt pre-tensioners
front front front front
Headlights
halogen halogen halogen high intensity low beam
Exterior light control
auto off auto off fully automatic fully automatic
Door curb lights
2 2 2 2
Remote keyless entry
keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Door locks
power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Airbags, knee protection
driver driver driver driver
Lane departure warning
EyeSight EyeSight EyeSight

2.0XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.0XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Airbags, frontal
driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact
seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain
curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Traction control
ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable seatbelts
front front
Seatbelt pre-tensioners
front front
Headlights
halogen high intensity low beam
Exterior light control
auto off fully automatic
Door curb lights
2 2
Remote keyless entry
keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Door locks
power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Airbags, knee protection
driver driver
Lane departure warning
EyeSight

Mechanical Features

2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Engine
2.5L H-4 2.5L H-4 2.5L H-4 2.5L H-4
Engine - valvetrain
DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC
Recommended fuel
regular unleaded regular unleaded regular unleaded regular unleaded
Brakes
4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Drive type
all wheel all wheel all wheel all wheel
Exhaust
stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering
rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion
Suspension tuning
regular regular regular regular
Front suspension type
strut strut strut strut
Front shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs
coil coil coil coil
Rear suspension type
double wishbone double wishbone double wishbone double wishbone
Rear shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs
coil coil coil coil
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD 6-spd man w/OD Lineartronic 6-spd CVT w/OD Lineartronic 6-spd CVT w/OD
Axle ratio
4.44 4.44 3.70 3.70
4WD shift
electronic electronic

2.0XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.0XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Engine
2.0L H-4 2.0L H-4
Engine - valvetrain
DOHC DOHC
Recommended fuel
premium unleaded premium unleaded
Brakes
4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
4-wheel 4-wheel
Drive type
all wheel all wheel
Exhaust
stainless steel stainless steel
Steering
rack and pinion rack and pinion
Suspension tuning
sport sport
Front suspension type
strut strut
Front shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs
coil coil
Rear suspension type
double wishbone double wishbone
Rear shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs
coil coil
Transmission
Lineartronic 8-spd CVT w/OD Lineartronic 8-spd CVT w/OD
Axle ratio
4.11 4.11
Turbocharger
intercooled turbo intercooled turbo
4WD shift
electronic electronic

Other Specs

2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.5i Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Maximum towing capacity
1500 lbs. 1500 lbs. 1500 lbs. 1500 lbs.

2.0XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive

2.0XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive

Horsepower rpm
5600 5600
Torque rpm
3,000 3,000
Maximum towing capacity
1500 lbs. 1500 lbs.