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1999 Subaru Forester

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1999 Base 4dr All-wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $18,695
1999 L 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $19,995
1999 S 4dr All-wheel Drive Price:   -  From $22,495

Overview

The Subaru Forester isn't a sport-utility vehicle in the traditional sense. In many ways, it's much better than the small SUVs that have been recently introduced. The reason for this is that there's more car coursing through Forester's unitbody than truck. Subaru designed the Forester using technology gained by racing rally cars over unpaved roads throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. As a result, the Forester inspires confidence in slippery conditions in ways that traditional truck-based sport-utilities can never hope to do. Subaru's all-wheel-drive system constantly redirects power to whichever tires offer the best grip, providing precise control in all types of conditions. Its long, soft springs and stiff shocks allow lots of controlled wheel travel so handling balance isn't upset in bumpy corners. And its generous ground clearance allows it to tread places a sedan cannot go. The rest of time, which is most of the time, the Forester drives like a car. It offers substantially better braking and cornering performance than a truck, making it easier to handle on winding roads or in emergency situations during the stop-and-go of the daily commute. Best of all, the Forester is fun to drive, a phrase that doesn't really apply to trucks. Forester is similar in size to the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, but offers superior performance and handling.

Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L H-4 / 165 HP / 166 ft.lbs.
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 27 / 24 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L H-4 / 165 HP / 166 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 27 / 24 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Strut
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
15.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$61
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
64.6 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
97 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
175.2 "
Exterior Width
68.3 "
Exterior Height
62.8 "
Front Headroom
40.6 "
Rear Headroom
39.6 "
Front Legroom
43.0 "
Rear Legroom
33.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
53.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,058 Lbs.
Wheel Base
99 "
Turning Radius
17.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
15.0 " Silver Styled Steel
Paint
Lower Accent Two-tone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Non Stainless Steel / Non Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
55-45 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan
Speakers
4 / 6 / 4 Performance
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Power Outlets
2 / 4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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