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Subaru Forester Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2008)

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2008 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 2008 Subaru Forester

2008 Subaru Forester Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
ample rear seat room for car seats and adults alike see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Pleanty of room for long legs in the rear seat. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Rear seat has plenty of leg room, and the roof is high for tall drivers. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Rear seats are very comfortable, lots of space, excellent for wife and kid. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Easily fits people over 6 foot in fron with plenty of room in back for passengers - much better than previous generation Forester. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Big enough for growing children; enough leg room for tall driver see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
well padded and shaped, power seat controls allows good positioning. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
It fits my kids (three) better than 2001 Outback, the rear seat "hump" is less proeminent than in other Subaru models (Outback namely), good hip and shoulder room see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Lost of room for the kids. see full Subaru Forester review
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
2008 Subaru Forester Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Great for an average women. Too narrow for fit 6 foot man, especially in the back cushion. 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
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
 

2008 Subaru Forester 4-door SUV Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 2.5 X Sports 2.5 X 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition Sports 2.5 XT 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
2.5L H4
OHC-4v
173 hp@6000
166 lb-ft@4400
turbocharged
2.5L H4
DOHC-4v
224 hp@5600
226 lb-ft@3600
turbocharged
2.5L H4
DOHC-4v
224 hp@5600
226 lb-ft@3600
Standard Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)4-speed automatic4-speed automatic 4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Standard DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWDAWD
Standard Tires215/60HR16 tires215/60HR16 tires215/60HR16 tires215/55HR17 tires215/55HR17 tires

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2008 Subaru Forester

2008 Subaru Forester Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I drive (spirited driver)50% in town, 30% on-road and 20% off-road Brisk acceleration Excellent traction in difficult situations see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The AWD on the Forester is fantastic. it makes up for the pretty lame 4speed auto. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Very quick for a small SUV, with no perceptible turbo lag at all. Leaves the Honda CR-V for dead see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
All wheel drive great in snow and off-road, high clearance, plenty of power with base engine for most situations. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Adequate, not terribly exciting. Gets the job done. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Less lag than most turbos, sufficient power for freeway passing and on hills. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Smooth running engine, satisfying gear level actuation, well spaced ratios, better fuel economy than previous Subarus owned, permanent all-wheel drive a must in snowy Quebec city, reliability (based on past experiece) see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Good responsive motor, lovely AT operating modes, including the ability to "lock" it into 2nd gear for slippery starts. see full Subaru Forester review
2009 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
solid, effective, reliable, efficient, solid without being harsh or overly noisy even when passing or towing see full Subaru Forester review
2008 4dr SUV 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed automatic AWD
Its performance feels responsive and zippy - it has lots of get-up and go for a 4-cylinder. see full Subaru Forester review
2008 Subaru Forester Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 224hp 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
Small approach and departure angles Small torque in 1st gear at small speed see full Subaru Forester review
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
 

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2008 Subaru Forester MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr SUV 2.5 X 21,195 20,015 645
4dr SUV Sports 2.5 X 21,695 20,475 645
4dr SUV 2.5 X L.L. Bean Edition 26,695 24,930 645
4dr SUV Sports 2.5 XT 26,995 25,297 645
4dr SUV 2.5 XT Limited 27,895 26,116 645

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