Subaru Forester

BASE PRICE RANGE: $21,500-$29,500*

WHAT'S NEW: Halfway through its lifecycle, the 2011 Forester gets an updated version of the 2.5L boxer four-cylinder engine. Power remains the same, but torque and fuel economy receive slight boosts for non-turbo models. A new 2.5X Touring trim features HID headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, silver roof rails, and side mirrors with integrated turn signals.

BEST BUY: Any 2.5XT turbo model to add pep to your daily commute.

SUM UP: Quality SUV, but room to improve.
RATING: ****

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2011 Subaru Forester Pricing Starts at $21,220 With New Engine
Subaru has announced that the 2011 Forester will be priced at $21,220 with a five-speed manual transmission and $1200 more for a four-speed automatic.

2011 Subaru Forester
Base Engine 2.5L/170-hp SOHC flat-4
Optional Engine 2.5L/224-hp turbo DOHC flat-4
Drivetrain Front engine, AWD, 5M/4A
0-60 MPH 6.6-9.9 sec*
Tow/Payload 2400/1200 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 19-21/24-27 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6