Make / Model Search

Subaru - Forester - 2.0D

Latest articles for Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester (Mk2 Forester)

Mk2 Forester

Make: Subaru

Model: Forester

Released: Jan 1970

Discontinued: Aug 2005

Subaru logo1 Jul 2002


The second-generation Forester, again based on the smaller Impreza platform, is an evolutionary step, with slightly larger packaging, an improved cabin presentation and more refinement.

Key to the Mk2 Forester’s appeal is a gutsy 112kW/223Nm 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, replacing the 2.0 unit. Gearbox choices remained a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual. As before, drive is permanent 4WD.

There was a year’s delay for the turbo Forester, now called XT instead of GT. It produces 155kW/320Nm.

Model demarcations are X, XS, XS Luxury and XT, with a special edition model appearing in August ’03.

As per usual, a small number of specification and trim changes marked each coming model year (MY in Subaru-speak) around August.


When it was new

Latest reviews

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here