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Subaru Forester Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2006)

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2006 Subaru Forester Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr SUV
Wheelbase 99.4 in
Length 176.6 in
Width 68.3 in
Height 65.0 in
Curb Weight 3205 lb.
Fuel Capacity 15.9 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.8 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 53.5 in
Hip Room, Row 1 51.6 in
Legroom, Row 1 43.6 in
Headroom, Row 2 39.7 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 53.6 in
Hip Room, Row 2 51.6 in
Legroom, Row 2 33.7 in
Total Legroom 77.3 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 32.0 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 57.7 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2006 Subaru Forester

2006 Subaru Forester Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
easy to find comfortable position; no problems driving over an hour or more; good upright position see full Subaru Forester review
2005 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
There is leg room. The seat is adjustable enough. see full Subaru Forester review
2006 Subaru Forester Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Front driver leg room is a little cramped from side to side. see full Subaru Forester review
2007 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
No thigh or lumbar support, seats hrad, minimal leg room for front passenger see full Subaru Forester review
2007 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Not acceptable for an adult in any of the three rear seating positions see full Subaru Forester review
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Again, cramped and too small for larger people. see full Subaru Forester review
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 230hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
This is honesty the only complaint i have about the 2006 XT. The rear seat is a bit tight. We took three other adults on about a 4 hour trip and it was a tight fit - good thing we're good friends! My wife's 2009 Forester is much better in the rear legroom department. see full Subaru Forester review
2005 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Rear seat room is a bit tight for larger people. Car seats are a little tight in both rear and forward facing positions. see full Subaru Forester review
2005 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Rear seat is just too small, but that has been fixed for the 2009 models. The front seat, actually the cabin of the car is just a bit too narrow. It needs more elbow room. see full Subaru Forester review
2005 4dr SUV 165-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Not enough elbow room. see full Subaru Forester review
 

2006 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 2.5 X 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition 2.5 XT Limited
Standard Engine 2.5L H4
OHC-4v
173 hp@6000
166 lb-ft@4400
2.5L H4
OHC-4v
173 hp@6000
166 lb-ft@4400
turbocharged
2.5L H4
DOHC-4v
230 hp@5600
235 lb-ft@3600
Standard Transmission5-speed manual4-speed automatic5-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)4-speed automatic 4-speed automatic
Standard DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
Standard Tires215/60HR16 tires215/60HR16 tires215/60HR16 tires

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2006 Subaru Forester

2006 Subaru Forester Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
It has VERY strong acceleration in 2nd thru 4th gears (20-70mph). First gear runs out of rpm quickly. I can easily outrun many "sporty" cars and then pull off-road and not get stuck in mud or snow. see full Subaru Forester review
2007 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Smooth, more than adequate power, good shift points on AT, decent mileage for AWD. see full Subaru Forester review
2006 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Power when needed. The symetrical drivetrain is a must for consumers in areas where snow is a problem. see full Subaru Forester review
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 230hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
The turbo 2.5L engine mated to 5 speed gearbox is very fun to drive. Power comes on strong around 3,000 RPM. 1st and 2nd gear are a riot. The first time I really ripped into 1st and 2nd was on an on ramp to the Hudson Parkway along Manhattan's west side. It was right after the freaky Halloween snow storm of 2011, and there was still slush and snow on the ground. This was a used car with tires needing replacement, and even still, it put so much power to ground that I hit redline at 1st and 2nd before I even realized it. That is the amazingness of Subaru AWD and a TD04 configuration. I love driving this combo. see full Subaru Forester review
2006 Subaru Forester Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Underpowered wen loaded and attempting to negotiate highways. see full Subaru Forester review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2006 Subaru Forester

2006 Subaru Forester Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr SUV turbocharged 230hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
The stock tires and wheels on this car are not appropriately suited to its sportiness. The ideal, daily-driveable combination is 17" wheels with 225 55R17s or 225 50R17s. The stock alloys are 16" and the tires are Yokohama Geolanders that just squeal all over the place and aren't all that in the rain/wet anyways. see full Subaru Forester review
 

2006 Subaru Forester MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr SUV 2.5 X 21,795 20,452 625
4dr SUV 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition 26,895 25,001 625
4dr SUV 2.5 XT Limited 27,895 26,005 625

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