The 2011 Subaru Forester blends positive SUV attributes, including a high seating point and interior versatility, with passenger car comfort, handling and fuel efficiency.
The 2011 Forester is crossover utility vehicle for active lifestyles, with great ground clearance and drivability while maintaining rugged off-road capability.
The Forester offers naturally aspirated and turbocharged/intercooled 170-horsepower and 224-hp, 2.5-liter Boxer engines. Some highlights for 2011 include:
— All-new engine for Forester 2.5X models; 170 horsepower is same as before, at slightly lower rpm; torque is up to 174 lb.-ft. at 4,100 rpm.
— New 2.5X Touring positioned above Limited: features HID headlights (low beam) with automatic height adjustment; display audio system with backup camera; dual zone automatic climate control; silver finish roof rails; electroluminescent gauges, and side mirrors with integrated turn signals.
— Backup camera standard on 2.5X Touring and 2.5XT Touring as part of new audio system.
The Forester interior emphasizes comfort and spaciousness. Materials, including double-stitched fabrics and high-grade plastics, impart a feeling of higher quality. Front seatback comfort is enhanced by the use of specially developed seat cushions and seatback springs.
The sweeping twin cockpit design embraces occupants, and brushed aluminum-look insets flow into the center stack. The center console shape adds to the airiness of the interior, aided by the sculpted door panels and improved headroom.
Base model estimated mpg: 20/27
Estimated starting price: $20,300
Compiled by Motor Matters

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