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2009 Subaru Forester

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2009 2.5X 4dr All-Wheel Drive
most popular
Price:   -  From $19,995
2009 2.5X L.L. Bean Edition 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $25,995
2009 2.5X Limited 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $25,995
2009 2.5XT 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $26,195
2009 2.5XT Limited 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,195

Overview

The Forester is available in four trim levels: 2.5 X, 2.5 X Limited, 2.5 XT and 2.5 XT Limited. All trim levels are equipped with Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a 2.5-liter horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine; in both 'X' variants, the engine is naturally-aspirated and produces 170 horsepower, while both 'XT' variants generate 224 horsepower, compliments of an intercooled turbocharger. The 2.5 X gets a 5-speed manual transmission with Incline Start Assist, while all other trims get a 4-speed automatic with manual shift mode (available on the 2.5 X). Notable (trim-dependent) features include a panoramic glass sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, leather upholstery and heated front seats. In 2009, an optional touch-screen GPS navigation system is offered for the first time on the Forester. Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability and traction control systems, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, active front head restraints, front side-impact airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor.The Subaru Forester is completely redesigned for 2009, with revised exterior styling, an upgraded interior and additional standard equipment and safety features.

Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L H-4 / 170 HP / 170 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 4-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
20 / 27 / 23 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L H-4 / 170 HP / 170 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
20 / 27 / 23 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
16.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$65
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
179.5 "
Exterior Width
70.1 "
Exterior Height
65.9 " / 66.9 "
Front Headroom
41.6 " / 40.0 "
Rear Headroom
40.4 " / 37.7 "
Front Legroom
43.1 "
Rear Legroom
38.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,250 Lbs. / 3,300 Lbs.
Wheel Base
103 "
Turning Radius
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 16.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote / Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
With Chrome Bar / Black W/body-color Surround
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Seek-scan / Sirius Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Xm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
4 / 5 / 6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
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
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
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
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
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
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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