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3/4 Front Glamour 2003 Subaru Forester

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 2003 Subaru Forester specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2003 Subaru Forester warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$20,845$23,095
    Invoice *$19,044$20,987
    Engine2.5L H-4 165 HP2.5L H-4 165 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Fuel Economy City21.0 mpg21.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy27.0 mpg27.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.5L H-4 165 HP2.5L H-4 165 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Alternator75 amp75 amp
    Battery356 amp356 amp
    Axle Ratio4.114.11
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank15.9 gal.15.9 gal.
    Auxiliary Fuel TankN/AN/A
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
    Drive Typefull-time all wheelfull-time all wheel
    4WD ShiftN/AN/A
    Locking Hub Controlpermanentpermanent
    Limited Slip DifferentialN/Aviscous
    Traction ControlN/AN/A
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic StabilityN/AN/A
    Rideheavy dutyheavy duty
    Ride ControlN/AN/A
    Adaptive SuspensionN/AN/A
    Auto-Levelling SuspensionN/AN/A
    Front Suspensionstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoil
    Front Torsion BarN/AN/A
    Front ShocksN/AN/A
    Rear Suspensionstrutstrut
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoil
    Rear ShocksN/AN/A
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Steering CoolerN/AN/A
    Brakesfront disc/rear drum4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfront
    Wheels16.0 " silver styled steel16.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresP215/60HR16.0OWL M+SP215/60HR16.0OWL M+S
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)N/AN/A
    Spare Tire and Wheelfull-size steelfull-size steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity55
    Front Seat Typesportsport
    Heated Front SeatsN/Adriver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustable
    Front Armrestscenter w/storagecenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls6-way6-way
    Easy EntryN/AN/A
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way
    Rear Seats60-40 bench60-40 bench
    Rear Headrestsadjustableadjustable
    Rear Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Rear ArmrestsN/AN/A
    Third Row SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row ArmrestsN/AN/A
    Seat Trimcloth/vinylcloth/vinyl
    Door Trimclothcloth
    Headlinerfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpet
    Floor Matscarpeted front & rearcarpeted front & rear
    Dashboard Insertmetal-lookmetal-look
    Gear Shift Knob TrimN/Aleather
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofN/AN/A
    Convertible RoofN/AN/A
    Roof Featuresroof rackroof rack
    Vanity MirrorsN/AN/A
    Auxiliary VisorsN/AN/A
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-night
    Rear Visor Vanity MirrorN/AN/A
    Glove Boxlockinglocking
    Cabback InsulatorN/AN/A
    Dome Lightfadefade
    Reading Lightsfrontfront
    Floor Consolefullfull
    Overhead Consolemini with storagemini with storage
    Cup Holderfront and rearfront and rear
    Instrument Panel Storagecovered bincovered bin
    Dashboard Storagedashboard storagedashboard storage
    Interior Concealed StorageN/AN/A
    Seatback StorageN/A2
    Refrigerated BoxN/AN/A
    Manufacturer Luggage SetN/AN/A
    Door Binsdualdual
    Rear Door Binsrear door binsrear door bins
    Underseat TrayN/AN/A
    Cargo Concealed Storagecargo concealed storagecargo concealed storage
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimplasticplastic
    Cargo Coverroll-uproll-up
    Cargo NetN/AN/A
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo light
    Air CompressorN/AN/A
    Front Air ConditioningmanualN/A
    Climate ControlN/Aautomatic air conditioning
    Rear Air ConditioningN/AN/A
    Air FilterN/AN/A
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    Automatic Air RecirculationN/AN/A
    Rear HeaterN/AN/A
    RadioAM/FM stereo, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel ControlsN/AN/A
    CDin-dash mounted singlein-dash mounted 6-disc
    MP3 PlayerN/AN/A
    MiniDisc PlayerN/AN/A
    Speakers44
    AmplifierN/AN/A
    Radio Theft DeterrentN/AN/A
    Antennawindow gridwindow grid
    Cruise Controlwith steering wheel controlswith steering wheel controls
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Heated Door LocksN/AN/A
    Remote Keyless Entrykeyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleaseN/AN/A
    Remote Fuel Flap Releasemechanicalmechanical
    Rear Window ReleaseN/AN/A
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Fuel Filler Door ReleaseN/AN/A
    Cell PhoneN/AN/A
    Power Outlets33
    AC power outletN/AN/A
    Trunk PulldownN/AN/A
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Retained Accessory PowerN/AN/A
    Garage Door OpenerN/AN/A
    Smokers Packageashtrayashtray
    Lighter ElementsN/AN/A
    First Aid KitN/AN/A
    Emergency SOSN/AN/A
    Adjustable PedalsN/AN/A
    Entertainment CenterN/AN/A
    Voice RecorderN/AN/A
    Picnic TableN/AN/A
    Internet AccessN/AN/A
    Instrument Displayanaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometer
    Oil Pressure GaugeN/AN/A
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt GaugeN/AN/A
    InclinometerN/AN/A
    AltimeterN/AN/A
    Heads Up DisplayN/AN/A
    Clockin-dashin-dash
    CompassN/AN/A
    Exterior Temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperature
    Systems MonitorN/AN/A
    Check ControlN/AN/A
    Trip ComputerN/AN/A
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Park Distance ControlN/AN/A
    Navigation SystemN/AN/A
    Steering Wheeltilttilt
    Steering Wheel MaterialN/Aleather
    Tow BarN/AN/A
    Front Windowspowerpower
    Rear Windowspowerpower
    Quarter Vent Rear Windowspowerpower
    1-Touch Opendriverdriver
    Tinted Windowslightlight
    Double Pane Side GlassN/AN/A
    Sun BlindsN/AN/A
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Heated Front WipersN/Awiper park
    Rain Detecting WipersN/AN/A
    Speed Sensitve WipersN/AN/A
    Rear Windshield Wiperfixed intervalfixed interval
    Rear Heated Wiperswiper parkwiper park
    Electrically Heated WindshieldN/AN/A
    Sun Visor Stripsun visor stripsun visor strip
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
    Rear BlindsN/AN/A
    Rear Windshield TypeN/AN/A
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact Airbagsseat mountedseat mounted
    Passenger Side Impact Airbagseat mountedseat mounted
    Overhead AirbagN/AN/A
    Occupancy SensorN/AN/A
    Childseat SensorN/AN/A
    Head Protectiondriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Knee AirbagN/AN/A
    Rear Side AirbagN/AN/A
    Side Impact Barsside impact beamsside impact beams
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfront
    Ignition DisableN/AN/A
    Panic Alarmpanic alarmpanic alarm
    Tracker SystemN/AN/A
    Security SystemN/AN/A
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume64.1 cu.ft.64.1 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo LengthN/AN/A
    Exterior Length175.2 "175.2 "
    Exterior Width68.1 "68.1 "
    Exterior Height65.0 "65.0 "
    Wheelbase99 "99 "
    Front Tread59 "59 "
    Rear Tread59 "59 "
    Turning Radius17.4 '17.4 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating4,150 lbs.4,150 lbs.
    Curb Weight3,090 lbs.3,095 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight RatingN/AN/A
    Rear Gross Axle Weight RatingN/AN/A
    PayloadN/AN/A
    Max Trailer Weight2,400 lbs.2,400 lbs.
    Max Trailer Tongue WeightN/AN/A
    Drag Coefficient.35.35
    Front Legroom43.6 "43.6 "
    Rear Legroom33.7 "33.7 "
    Front Headroom39.8 "39.8 "
    Rear Headroom39.8 "39.8 "
    Third Row HeadroomN/AN/A
    Front Hiproom51.6 "51.6 "
    Rear Hiproom51.6 "51.6 "
    Third Row HiproomN/AN/A
    Front Shoulder Room53.5 "53.5 "
    Rear Shoulder Room53.6 "53.6 "
    Third Row Shoulder RoomN/AN/A
    Passenger Volume93 cu.ft.93 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo WidthN/AN/A
    Exterior Cargo VolumeN/AN/A
    Interior Cargo Volume32.0 cu.ft.32.0 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded64.1 cu.ft.64.1 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Mud Flapsfront and rearN/A
    Rear SpoilerN/AN/A
    Running BoardsN/AN/A
    Skid PlatesN/AN/A
    Trunk RackN/AN/A
    PickupN/AN/A
    Bumpersblackcolored
    Rear BumperN/AN/A
    Rear Step Bumperrear step bumperN/A
    Bodyside MoldingsN/AN/A
    Bodyside InsertN/AN/A
    Bodyside Claddingblackcolored
    Rocker Panel Extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensions
    Wheel WellN/AN/A
    Fender FlaresN/AN/A
    Grille Moldingschromechrome
    Paintclearcoat monotoneclearcoat lower accent two-tone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remotedual power remote heated
    TraileringN/AN/A
    Trailering Harnesstrailering harnesstrailering harness
    Trailering HitchN/AN/A
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles60/60,00060/60,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/unlimited60/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,000
    Maintenance Months/MilesN/AN/A
    Accessories Months/MilesN/AN/A
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Safety Rating

Below is the 2003 Subaru Forester safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
StyleFrontal Rating
Side Rating
X 4dr All-wheel Drive
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat
XS 4dr All-wheel Drive
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat

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