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3/4 Front Glamour 2006 Subaru Forester

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 2006 Subaru Forester specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2006 Subaru Forester warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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2006 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive2006 Subaru Forester 2.5X L.L. Bean Edition 4dr All-wheel Drive2006 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$21,795$26,895$27,895
    Invoice *$20,452$25,001$26,005
    Engine2.5L H-4 173 HP2.5L H-4 173 HP2.5L H-4 230 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD4-spd auto w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Fuel Economy City22.0 mpg23.0 mpg19.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy29.0 mpg28.0 mpg25.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.5L H-4 173 HP2.5L H-4 173 HP2.5L H-4 230 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD4-spd auto w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Alternator90 amp90 amp110 amp
    Battery356 amp356 amp356 amp
    Axle Ratio4.114.444.44
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedpremium unleaded
    Fuel Tank15.9 gal.15.9 gal.15.9 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steelstainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
    Drive Typefull-time all wheelfull-time all wheelfull-time all wheel
    Locking Hub Controlpermanentpermanentpermanent
    Limited Slip DifferentialN/Aviscousviscous
  • Steering and Suspension
    Rideheavy dutyheavy dutyheavy duty
    Auto-Levelling SuspensionN/ArearN/A
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear ShocksN/AairN/A
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakesfront disc/rear drum4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels16.0 " silver styled steel16.0 " silver aluminum16.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresP215/60HR16.0RBL M+SP215/60HR16.0RBL M+SP215/60HR16.0RBL M+S
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelcompact steelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity555
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Heated Front SeatsN/Adriver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatbackdriver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Front Armrestscenter w/storagecenter w/storagecenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls6-way(8-way power)(8-way power)
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Rear Seats60-40 bench60-40 bench60-40 bench
    Rear Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Rear Armrestscentercentercenter
    Seat TrimclothAlcantara simulated suede/leatherleather
    Door Trimclothleatheretteleatherette
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Floor Matscarpeted front & rearcarpeted front & rearcarpeted front & rear
    Dashboard Insertmetal-lookmetal-lookmetal-look
    Gear Shift Knob TrimN/AMOMO leather/genuine woodleather
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofN/Aexpress open/closeexpress open/close
    Roof Featuresroof rackroof rackroof rack
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightauto-dimming day-nightday-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Reading Lightsfrontfrontfront
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Overhead Consolemini with storagemini with storagemini with storage
    Cup Holderfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Instrument Panel Storagecovered binN/AN/A
    Dashboard Storagedashboard storagedashboard storagedashboard storage
    Seatback Storage111
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Cargo Concealed Storagecargo concealed storagecargo concealed storagecargo concealed storage
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedplasticcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimplasticplasticplastic
    Cargo Coverroll-uproll-uproll-up
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air ConditioningmanualN/AN/A
    Climate ControlN/Aautomatic air conditioningautomatic air conditioning
    Air Filterair filterair filterair filter
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    RadioAM/FM stereo, seek-scanpremium AM/FM stereo, seek-scanpremium AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    CDin-dash mounted singlein-dash mounted 6-discin-dash mounted 6-disc
    Speakers44 performance7 performance
    Amplifier100W amplifier120W amplifier120W amplifier
    Antennawindow gridwindow gridwindow grid
    Cruise Controlwith steering wheel controlswith steering wheel controlswith steering wheel controls
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Remote Keyless Entrykeyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)
    Remote Fuel Flap Releasemechanicalmechanicalmechanical
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Power Outlets333
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Smokers Packageashtrayashtrayashtray
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Clockin-dashin-dashin-dash
    CompassN/AcompassN/A
    Exterior Temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperature
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheeltilttilttilt
    Steering Wheel MaterialN/AMOMO leather/genuine woodleather
    Front Windowspowerpowerpower
    Rear Windowspowerpowerpower
    Quarter Vent Rear Windowspowerpowerpower
    1-Touch Opendriverdriverdriver
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Heated Front WipersN/Awiper parkwiper park
    Rear Windshield Wiperfixed intervalfixed intervalfixed interval
    Rear Heated Wiperswiper parkwiper parkwiper park
    Sun Visor Stripsun visor stripsun visor stripsun visor strip
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact Airbagsseat mountedseat mountedseat mounted
    Passenger Side Impact Airbagseat mountedseat mountedseat mounted
    Occupancy Sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensor
    Head Protectiondriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Side Impact Barsside impact beamsside impact beamsside impact beams
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfrontfront
    Ignition DisableN/AN/Aimmobilizer
    Panic Alarmpanic alarmpanic alarmpanic alarm
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume57.7 cu.ft.56.4 cu.ft.56.4 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length176.6 "176.6 "176.6 "
    Exterior Width68.3 "68.3 "68.3 "
    Exterior Height65.0 "65.0 "65.0 "
    Wheelbase99 "99 "99 "
    Front Tread59 "59 "59 "
    Rear Tread59 "59 "59 "
    Turning Radius17.4 '17.4 '17.7 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating4,150 lbs.4,150 lbs.4,320 lbs.
    Curb Weight3,090 lbs.3,095 lbs.3,210 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight2,400 lbs.2,400 lbs.2,400 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.36.36.37
    Front Legroom43.6 "43.6 "43.6 "
    Rear Legroom33.7 "33.7 "33.7 "
    Front Headroom39.8 "39.0 "39.0 "
    Rear Headroom39.7 "36.9 "36.9 "
    Front Hiproom51.6 "51.6 "51.6 "
    Rear Hiproom51.6 "51.6 "51.6 "
    Front Shoulder Room53.5 "53.5 "53.5 "
    Rear Shoulder Room53.6 "53.6 "53.6 "
    Passenger Volume93 cu.ft.91 cu.ft.91 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume32.0 cu.ft.29.6 cu.ft.29.6 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded57.7 cu.ft.56.4 cu.ft.56.4 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Mud Flapsfront and rearN/AN/A
    Bumpersbody-coloredcoloredbody-colored
    Rear Step Bumperrear step bumperrear step bumperrear step bumper
    Bodyside Claddingbody-coloredcoloredbody-colored
    Rocker Panel Extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensions
    Grille Moldingschromechromechrome
    Paintclearcoat monotoneclearcoat lower accent two-toneclearcoat monotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remotedual power remote heateddual power remote heated
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles60/60,00060/60,00060/60,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/unlimited60/unlimited60/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 2006 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
2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat
2.5X L.L. Bean Edition 4dr All-wheel Drive
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat
2.5XT Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat

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