Used Subaru Forester Review

Used Subaru Forester

Looking to buy a used car? If so, you're probably searching for something that's dependable, safe, and long-lasting. There's a lot of impressive cheap used cars out there, but a used Subaru Forester redefines reliability. With over 90 percent of Foresters still running like a dream on the road today, it's easy to see why it's considered one of the most dependable new and used SUVs on the market.

Learn more about everything you can expect from a used Subaru Forester below and feel free to reach out to the team at Val-U-Line® if you have any questions.

All-Weather Performance

Subaru Forester Performance

Whether you're trying to make it to campus through a rainstorm or are taking some roads less traveled, a used Forester has you covered. Thanks to standard all-wheel drive for just about every model year, you'll be able to hit the road with confidence regardless of which SUV you end up choosing. For more control and just a hint of more sport in performance, newer options can come with available X-Mode®, a performance feature that'll make your drives more secure, fun, and exhilarating.

Power comes standard for a used Forester, too. During its first two generations, it offered a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that got about 170 horsepower. Some of these pre-owned SUVs can also come with a turbocharged engine for an extra kick of power.

For an even more robust performance, go with a pre-owned Forester equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged engine. Introduced in 2014, this powertrain delivers 250 horsepower when properly equipped.

If it's fuel economy you're searching for, a pre-owned Forester has that, too. With a Continuously Variable Transmission and a powertrain designed for efficiency, you can spend less time fueling up and more time getting to wherever you need to go.

Dependability and Reliability

Subaru Forester Safety

If there's one thing that all Subaru Foresters share, it's their ability to provide a dependable and long-lasting performance. Overall, they're definitely one of the safest SUVs on the market. Year after year, the Forester receives top marks from crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Plus, model years since 2007 have been an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK or TOP SAFETY PICK+.

In addition to accolades, a pre-owned Forester can include advanced safety features, such as EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, especially if you choose a more recent model year. Introduced for the 2014 model, EyeSight® is a suite of technologies dedicated to helping you stay more aware of your surroundings, so you can reduce the risk of getting into an accident.

If you choose a Forester equipped with EyeSight®, here are some of the safety technologies available:

  • Pre-Collision Braking and Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning

Space in the Used Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester Cargo

Space comes standard for a used Forester and so does versatility. Overall, the SUV has seating for up to five people and more than 100 cubic feet of passenger volume. The SUV also has more than enough legroom whenever you need to stretch out. In fact, passengers in the first row have approximately 43 inches of legroom and passengers in the back have about 38 inches of legroom to enjoy.

If you need to carry cargo, the Forester can make things a lot easier. With every row upright, there's 33 cubic feet of cargo capacity in the truck, which is enough for a few pieces of luggage and shopping bags. If you need more room, fold the rear seats down for around 68 cubic feet of cargo space, depending on the model year.

Test Drive a Used Forester Today

With a dependable performance and outstanding all-weather capabilities, a pre-owned Subaru Forester is more than capable of taking on any road ahead.

Ready for an up-close look at this spacious and impressive SUV? Schedule a test drive at Val-U-Line®'s nationwide dealerships.