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Subaru Forester Specs (2016)

How powerful is the engine? How much room is in the back seat? Get the 2016 Subaru Forester specs.

2016 Subaru Forester Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr SUV
Wheelbase 103.9 in
Length 180.9 in
Width 70.7 in
Height 66.4 in
Curb Weight 3366 lb.
Fuel Capacity 15.9 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 41.4 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 57.0 in
Legroom, Row 1 43.0 in
Headroom, Row 2 39.8 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 56.5 in
Legroom, Row 2 38.0 in
Total Legroom 81 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 34.4 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 74.7 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2016 Subaru Forester

2016 Subaru Forester Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
I'm 6'3" and often don't fit comfortable in vehicles. I found this had a very nice amount of front seat room. The center console tends to stay out of the way as well, some newer designs have the center stack moving into where my right knee would be. It's a very noticeable improvement over my previous 2009 Escape. I actually found the Forester more comfortable for me than the Outback. I was expecting the opposite.
2015 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
After looking at Explorer's, I was surprised how much more room the Forester had in the back seat. Granted it doesn't have a third row, but if you don't need a 3rd row, the Forester is hard to beat in this segment for rear seat room. We can put a forward facing child seat in the back, move the front seat up a about 2 inches from all the way back and there's still plenty of front passenger room and my 1.5 year old son can't kick the back of the seat.
 

2016 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 2.5i 2.5i Premium 2.0XT Premium 2.5i Limited 2.5i Touring 2.0XT Touring
Standard Engine 2.5L H4
DOHC-4v
170 hp@5800
174 lb-ft@4100
2.5L H4
DOHC-4v
170 hp@5800
174 lb-ft@4100
turbocharged
2.0L H4
DOHC-4v
250 hp@5600
258 lb-ft@2000
2.5L H4
DOHC-4v
170 hp@5800
174 lb-ft@4100
2.5L H4
DOHC-4v
170 hp@5800
174 lb-ft@4100
turbocharged
2.0L H4
DOHC-4v
250 hp@5600
258 lb-ft@2000
Standard Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual8-speed manually-shiftable CVT6-speed manually-shiftable CVT6-speed manually-shiftable CVT8-speed manually-shiftable CVT
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable CVT6-speed manually-shiftable CVT    
Standard DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWDAWDAWD
Standard Tires225/60HR17 tires225/60HR17 tires225/55HR18 tires225/60HR17 tires225/55HR18 tires225/55HR18 tires

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2016 Subaru Forester

2016 Subaru Forester Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
When shopping for a new SUV, I was adament I didn't want a CVT. However many manufacturers are starting to use them.I really liked the Forester and decided I would "deal" with a CVT. After having it for a few months, don't even notice it anymore except when rapidly accelerating to get on the highway. Honestly if they offered a 6speed traditional automatic transmission, I would probably take the CVT because of MPG gain. We also have a Nissan Altima with a CVT, the Subaru's is superior. It is able to make a surprisingly amount of torque at low RPM considering the engine size versus vehicle size. If you hate CVTs, give this a try, you might be content with it. Don't expect sports car performance, but the power is adequate.
 

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2016 Subaru Forester MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr SUV 2.5i 22,395 21,179 850
4dr SUV 2.5i Premium 25,295 23,848 850
4dr SUV 2.0XT Premium 29,195 27,332 850
4dr SUV 2.5i Limited 28,795 26,955 850
4dr SUV 2.5i Touring 30,795 28,785 850
4dr SUV 2.0XT Touring 33,795 31,569 850

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