Long Term Update 5: 2009 Subaru Forester

9 Months and 20,092 Miles

Ron Kiino
Jan 13, 2010
"I agree with the sentiments that the Forester seriously needs another gear," says assistant Web producer Scott Evans, "but I have to say it really isn't noticeable around town. The turbo would be nice as well, but again, getting around L.A., the Forester feels plenty peppy from stoplight to stoplight. Sure, the whole thing is a bit simple and basic, but it gets the job done remarkably well. It drives nicely, outward visibility is excellent, and the controls are easy to use." Assistant Web producer Carlos Lago notes, "I took the Forester on a camping trip at Joshua Tree this weekend. The Forester makes for a decent tent. Sleeping in it isn't bad at all: With the second row folded, the cargo area has just enough room for a small air mattress. That same space also made it easy to lug the bulk of the group's camping gear around. As many in the camping group noted, there's nothing special to the Forester. It's a workhorse."
Photo 2/2   |   Update 5 2009 Subaru Forester Front

2009 Subaru Forester
Months/miles in service 9/20,092
Avg econ/CO2 21.8 mpg/0.89 lb/mi
Unresolved problems None
Maintenance cost $372.70 (2 - oil change/inspection/rotate tires, replace engine air filter)
Normal-wear cost $0
- OF

MOST POPULAR

Truck Trend Network

TRUCK RESEARCH SNAPSHOT

Subaru Forester

Fair Market Price
$21,101
Editors' Overall Rating
Basic Specifications
MSRP: $22,195
Mileage: 22 / 29
Engine: 2.5L H4
get a free quote

Subscribe Today and Save up to 83%!

Subscribe Truck Trend Magazine

Subscribe to:

Truck Trend
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
Subscribe Diesel Power Magazine

Subscribe to:

Diesel Power
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
Subscribe Truckin Magazine

Subscribe to:

Truckin
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
SUBSCRIBE TO A MAGAZINE
TO TOP