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Subaru Forester vs. Suzuki SX4 Reliability

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Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2017 Subaru Forester   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  26 Foresters, 1.9 months of data per Forester, average 2100 miles

 

2016 Subaru Forester 6
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  49 Foresters, 7.6 months of data per Forester, average 6500 miles

 

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

 

2014 Subaru Forester 20
22.5274725275% 22.5274725275% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  107 Foresters, 9.8 months of data per Forester, average 30000 miles

Redesigned.

 

2013 Subaru Forester   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Foresters, 9.2 months of data per Forester, average 41400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2012 Subaru Forester 15
8.12807881773% 8.12807881773% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  33 Foresters, 10.0 months of data per Forester, average 41100 miles

Some reports of excessive oil consumption.

 

2011 Subaru Forester 31
23.9926739927% 23.9926739927% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  32 Foresters, 8.6 months of data per Forester, average 67500 miles

New engine design for this model year commonly leaks oil. Also some reports of excessive oil consumption.
2011 Suzuki SX4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 SX4s, 6.7 months of data per SX4, average 59300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2010 Subaru Forester 26
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  58 Foresters, 9.5 months of data per Forester, average 71800 miles
2010 Suzuki SX4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 SX4s, 10.5 months of data per SX4, average 61100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2009 Subaru Forester 62
50.8746355685% 50.8746355685% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  54 Foresters, 10.0 months of data per Forester, average 86900 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2009 Suzuki SX4 61
49.7084548105% 49.7084548105% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 SX4s, 11.4 months of data per SX4, average 77200 miles

 

2008 Subaru Forester   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Foresters, 10.2 months of data per Forester, average 74800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Suzuki SX4 47
30.2197802198% 30.2197802198% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  31 SX4s, 10.8 months of data per SX4, average 93100 miles

 

2007 Subaru Forester   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Foresters, 9.1 months of data per Forester, average 107700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Suzuki SX4   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 SX4s, 10.2 months of data per SX4, average 107800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Subaru Forester   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Foresters, 7.6 months of data per Forester, average 109600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2005 Subaru Forester 39
11.8336886994% 11.8336886994% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Foresters, 8.8 months of data per Forester, average 107500 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2004 Subaru Forester   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Foresters, 10.5 months of data per Forester, average 124800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Subaru Forester 105
58.5714285714% 58.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Foresters, 9.8 months of data per Forester, average 146400 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2002 Subaru Forester   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Foresters, 8.4 months of data per Forester, average 156400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Subaru Forester   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Foresters, 8.0 months of data per Forester, average 175200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Subaru Forester Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearComment
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