Equipment & Pricing

Given that all-wheel drive is standard, the Forester packs impressive value. Subaru shaved some $1,200 off the sticker price for 2009, so the 2.5X now starts at $19,995 without the destination charge, including a temperature/gas mileage display, A/C, cruise control, a CD player with an MP3 auxiliary jack, power accessories and remote keyless entry albeit with Subaru's dated, flimsy keyfob.

An automatic transmission costs $1,200 a bit much, considering the Escape's automatic costs $1,000 and the last Forester's automatic was $800. The Premium Package adds alloy wheels, a panoramic moonroof and more for $2,500. An automatic comes standard on the 2.5X L.L.Bean ($25,995), which includes heated leather seats, automatic climate control and a power driver's seat. Turbo models start at $26,195 and top out close to $30,000. A navigation system is optional with either drivetrain.

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    Coolant temperature low indicator light (if equipped)/Coolant temperature high warning light (if equipped)
    - After turning the ignition switch to the ON position, if this indicator light/warning light behaves under any of the following conditions, the electrical system may be malfunctio ...

    Odometer
    This meter displays the odometer when the ignition switch is in the ON position. The odometer shows the total distance that the vehicle has been driven. If you press the trip knob when the igni ...

    Construction type
    Applicable construction of this tire. For example, TUBELESS STEEL BELTED RADIAL ...