Car reviews - Subaru - Forester - X

*price excludes on road costs and dealer delivery fees



Top^The Basics

  • Body Type: Wagon
  • Seats: 5
  • Series: 79V
  • Warranty (kms): 100,000km
  • Warranty (years): Three years


  • Aspiration: Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Bore: 99.5mm
  • Capacity: 2457cc
  • Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine number: EJ25
  • Engine type: Horizontally opposed
  • Fuel type: Unleaded
  • Litre: 2.5
  • Location: Front
  • Orientation: Inline
  • Valve desc.: OHC
  • Valves: 16


  • Drive train: All-wheel drive
  • Shift position: floor
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic

Top^Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel tank size: 60 litres
  • Towing capacity (with brakes): 1400


  • Fuel usage: 9.7 l/100km
  • Kerb to kerb: 10.6m
  • Power (kW): 121
  • Power (RPM): 5600
  • Power to weight (kW/tonne): 86
  • Range: 619km
  • Stroke: 79.0
  • Torque (Nm): 226
  • Torque (rpm): 4400
  • Torque to weight (Nm/tonne): 160
  • Weight (kgs): 1410

Top^Wheels and Tyres

  • Front tyres: 215/60
  • Front wheels: 6.5/16
  • Rear tyres: 215/60
  • Rear wheels: 6.5/16
  • Spare: Full size
  • Type: Steel

Top^Dimensions (Exterior)

  • Boost type: Normal
  • Doors: 5
  • Ground clearance: 200mm
  • Height: 1590mm
  • Length: 4485mm
  • Track front: 1495
  • Track rear: 1485
  • Wheelbase: 2525
  • Width (without mirrors): 1735mm

Top^Basic Features

  • - Anti-lock brakes
  • - Cruise control
  • - Electronic brake force distribution
  • - Limited slip differential
  • - Power mirrors
  • - Power steering


  • - Air-conditioning
  • - CD player
  • - Power windows
  • - Remote central locking


  • - Roof racks


  • - Dual front airbags
  • - Side front airbags

Top^Extra Features

  • Airbags:
    • - driver & passenger (dual) map/reading lamps
    • - for 1st row
    • - side for 1st row occupants (front)
  • Armrests:
    • - front (driver & passenger) mudflaps
    • - rear
  • Cup Holders:
    • - 1st row
    • - 1st row (front) seats
    • - 2nd row seatback pockets
  • Sunvisor:
    • - vanity mirror for driver
    • - vanity mirror for passenger
  • Adjustable Steering Col.: tilt only intermittent wipers
  • Calipers: front 2 spot
  • Cargo Blind: rear
  • Central Locking: remote/keyless
  • Data Dots: part identifiers
  • Headrests: active 1st row (front)
  • Paint: two tone
  • Power Steering: speed sensitive
  • Power Windows: front & rear
  • Seat: height adjustable driver
  • Seatbelt: pretensioners 1st row (front)
  • Seatbelts: lap/sash for 5 seats
  • Seats: 2nd row split fold
  • Trim: cloth
  • Other:
    • - 4 Speaker Stereo
    • - ABS (Antilock Brakes)
    • - Air Conditioning
    • - Body Side Mouldings
    • - CD Player
    • - Chrome Grille Surround
    • - Cruise Control
    • - Disc Brakes Front Ventilated
    • - Disc Brakes Rear Solid
    • - Drive By Wire (Electronic Throttle Control)
    • - Dual Range Transmission
    • - EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
    • - Engine Immobiliser
    • - Hill Holder Viscous Coupling
    • - Independent Front Suspension
    • - Independent Rear Suspension
    • - Limited Slip Diff
    • - Metallic Finish Centre Console
    • - Power Door Mirrors
    • - Rear Wiper/Washer
    • - Remote Fuel Lid Release
    • - Roof Rails
    • - Sunglass Holder x2
    • - Tacho

*pricing as of June 2016 ( Manual transmission pricing unless specified )

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