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2015 Subaru Forester Overview

Subaru Forester Reliability

Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Subaru Forester 14
11.9047619048% 11.9047619048% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  151 Foresters, 10.4 months of data per Forester, average 18600 miles

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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Subaru Forester Reliability And Durability: Neutral
2014 Subaru has a strong reliability reputation. To a certain extent, though, this reputation is based on ratings that focus on the first few years of ownership. Once Subarus pass the 100,000-mile mark they can become much more expensive to keep up than a Honda or Toyota. Subaru engines through at least the 2008 model year have head gaskets prone to failure. The current engine dates to 2011, and the earliest examples have begun to suffer from valve cover gasket leaks (much less expensive to fix than head gaskets). Will the 2014s age better? Perhaps, but it's too soon to say. full 2014 Subaru Forester review

Subaru Forester repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 69 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the Subaru Forester.

Subaru Forester Fuel Economy ()

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TrueDelta Reviews the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Subaru Forester Gas Mileage: Pros
2014 Subaru's latest engines when paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) earn much better EPA numbers than their ancestors. The 2013 Forester rated only 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway. The 2014 checks in at 24/32, about as good as you'll find in a compact crossover with all-wheel-drive. The CR-V manages 22/30, the RAV-4 22/29. Only the Mazda CX-5 comes close, 25/31 or 24/30, depending on engine size (you want the larger one with the slightly lower EPA numbers). In suburban driving I observed trip computer averages of 23 to 27 once the engine was warmed up. But 15 for the first couple of miles--it was cold and snowy the week I had the car. (This big difference when the engine is warming up is typical, but something many people don't realize when comparing their winter averages with the EPA ratings.) Summer fuel economy should be better. full 2014 Subaru Forester review

What Our Members Are Saying about the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Subaru Forester Gas Mileage: Pros
2015 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
I drive mainly around town and average 26 overall. On a highway drive, I get around 33. My previous vehicle was a 2009 Escape V6 AWD, this is a definite improvement on fuel economy. I could rarely get 30 on the highway. Typically around 27. full 2015 Subaru Forester review
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
The suggested/promised MPG is pretty high and, while I haven't hit those numbers on average, I can say that I'm getting better mileage than I was getting in a smaller, non-AWD, non-SUV "sporty" car with a smaller engine. The built-in value of the vehicle is top notch... For the price, I got more equipment than I would have gotten on much of the competition...! A truly great value for the bucks....! full 2014 Subaru Forester review
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
Gas mileage is excellent for a full-time AWD car. I averaged 27 in mixe driving. full 2014 Subaru Forester review
2015 Subaru Forester Gas Mileage: Cons
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
Fuel economy isn't as great as I'd hoped, but better than the previous vehicle I had - which was smaller, lighter and got worse mileage. full 2014 Subaru Forester review
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Questions about the Subaru Forester

  5 responses   AWD usefulness and a/c in Florida
2014 - 2017 Subaru Forester

Hello. Was wondering if anyone who had a Subaru Forester in FL (South Florida in particular) could comment on the usefulness(or not) of the AWD and the a/c system as far as cooling the vehicle during the summertime. I like the vehicle, overall, but it just seems that reviews in...
  4 responses   Rattles in rear?
2014 - 2017 Subaru Forester

Anyone else having problems with the tailgate rattling?
Any suggestions for fixing the problem?

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