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3/4 Front Glamour 2012 Subaru Forester

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 2012 Subaru Forester specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2012 Subaru Forester warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$20,595$23,295$26,595
    Invoice *$19,489$21,960$24,905
    Engine2.5L H-4 170 HP2.5L H-4 170 HP2.5L H-4 170 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD4-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City21.0 mpg21.0 mpg21.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy27.0 mpg27.0 mpg27.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.5L H-4 170 HP2.5L H-4 170 HP2.5L H-4 170 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD4-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
    Alternator90 amp90 amp90 amp
    Battery480 amp with run down protection480 amp with run down protection520 amp with run down protection
    Axle Ratio4.114.114.44
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank16.9 gal.16.9 gal.16.9 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steelstainless steel with polished tailpipe finish
    Drive Typefull-time all wheelfull-time all wheelfull-time all wheel
    Locking Hub Controlpermanentpermanentpermanent
    Traction ControlABS & drivelineABS & drivelineABS & driveline
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic Stabilitystability controlstability controlstability control
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Front Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Rear Suspensiondouble wishbonedouble wishbonedouble wishbone
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels16.0 " steel17.0 " silver aluminum17.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresP215/65HR16.0BSW ASP225/55HR17.0BSW ASP225/55HR17.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelcompact steelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity555
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Heated Front SeatsN/AN/Adriver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Front Armrestscentercentercenter
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls6-way(8-way power)(8-way power)
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls6-way6-way6-way
    Rear Seats60-40 bench60-40 bench60-40 bench
    Rear Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Rear Armrestscentercentercenter
    Seat Trimclothclothleather
    Door Trimclothclothleatherette
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Floor Matscarpeted front & rearcarpeted front & rearcarpeted front & rear
    Dashboard Insertmetal-lookmetal-lookmetal-look
    Gear Shift Knob TrimN/AN/Aleather/metal-look
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofN/Aexpress open/closeexpress open/close
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-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 Storagebinbinbin
    Seatback Storage112
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Rear Door Binsrear door binsrear door binsrear door bins
    Cargo Concealed Storagecargo concealed storagecargo concealed storagecargo concealed storage
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimplasticplasticplastic
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air ConditioningmanualmanualN/A
    Climate ControlN/AN/Aautomatic air conditioning
    Air Filterair filterair filterair filter
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    RadioAM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scanAM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scanAM/FM/HD/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel ControlsN/Aradio steering wheel controlsradio steering wheel controls
    CDin-dash mounted singlein-dash mounted singlein-dash mounted single
    MP3 PlayerMP3 decoderMP3 decoderMP3 decoder
    Speakers446
    Antennaintegrated roofintegrated roofintegrated roof
    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
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Clockin-dashin-dashin-dash
    Exterior Temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperature
    Trip Computertrip computertrip computertrip computer
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheeltilttelescopic tilttelescopic tilt
    Steering Wheel MaterialN/AN/Aleather/metal-look
    Front Windowspowerpowerpower
    Rear Windowspowerpowerpower
    Quarter Vent Rear Windowspowerpowerpower
    1-Touch Opendriverdriverdriver
    Tinted Windowslightdeepdeep
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Heated Front WipersN/AN/Awiper park
    Rear Windshield Wiperfixed intervalfixed intervalfixed interval
    Sun Visor StripN/Asun 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
    Overhead Airbagcurtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbagscurtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbagscurtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags
    Occupancy Sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensor
    Side Impact Barsside impact beamsside impact beamsside impact beams
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfrontfront
    Ignition Disableimmobilizerimmobilizerimmobilizer
    Panic Alarmpanic alarmpanic alarmpanic alarm
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume68.3 cu.ft.63.0 cu.ft.63.0 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length179.5 "179.5 "179.5 "
    Exterior Width70.1 "70.1 "70.1 "
    Exterior Height65.9 "66.9 "66.9 "
    Wheelbase103 "103 "103 "
    Front Tread60 "60 "60 "
    Rear Tread60 "60 "60 "
    Turning Radius17.2 '17.2 '17.2 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating4,480 lbs.4,480 lbs.4,480 lbs.
    Curb Weight3,250 lbs.3,300 lbs.3,360 lbs.
    Payload900 lbs.900 lbs.900 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight2,400 lbs.2,400 lbs.2,400 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.38.38.38
    Front Legroom43.1 "43.1 "43.1 "
    Rear Legroom38.0 "38.0 "38.0 "
    Front Headroom41.6 "40.0 "40.0 "
    Rear Headroom40.4 "37.7 "37.7 "
    Front Hiproom52.9 "52.9 "52.9 "
    Rear Hiproom52.7 "52.7 "52.7 "
    Front Shoulder Room56.1 "56.1 "56.1 "
    Rear Shoulder Room55.6 "55.6 "55.6 "
    Passenger Volume108 cu.ft.102 cu.ft.102 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume33.5 cu.ft.30.8 cu.ft.30.8 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded68.3 cu.ft.63.0 cu.ft.63.0 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Grille Moldingswith chrome barwith chrome barwith chrome bar
    Paintclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remotedual power remotedual 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
    Accessories Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 2012 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 Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat
2.5X Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat
2.5X Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat
2.5XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat
2.5XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive
DriverFront Seat
PassengerRear Seat

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