31Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

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31Subaru Forester
4.0

356 reviews

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75% · 26855 · 15%
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Build Quality
3.9
Value for Money
3.7
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.0
Noise Level
3.7
Braking
4.4
Acceleration / Power
4.0
Gear Shifting
4.1
Suspension
4.2
Fuel Efficiency
3.6
Handling
4.3
Interior Design
4.0
Boot Size
4.4
Comfort
4.3
Features
4.0

Reviews

356 reviews
ADELE J.
ADELE J.Peel, WA
  Verified Forester S5 2.5i Premium
Lib08
Lib08AU3 posts
  Forester S5 2.5i-L
Cameron
CameronSydney, NSW129 posts
  Forester S5 2.5i-S
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David J.
David J.2 posts
  Forester S5 2.5i Premium

Still brand-new but so far beautiful to drive

Gorgeous car to drive
Feels super surefooted
Only complaint would be should’ve had a better hybrid option Show details
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David
David2 posts
  Forester S5 2.5i-L
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Horsesrule
Horsesrule25 posts
  S3

Great but isn’t worth buying anymore in 2023

Not a great first car, as it is SHOCKING on fuel efficiency! Driving mainly on country roads has absolutely wrecked its suspension and brakes, however its practical design offers ample cargo space, making it suitable for both daily errands and adventurous journeys. It’s also good for 4WD driving, just invest in a great mechanic because you’ll be there A LOT. Show details
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Louise R.
Louise R.Northeast, VIC6 posts
  Forester S5 2.5i Premium

A GREAT CAR ALL ROUND

I bought this new car about 8 weeks ago. We live in the country, and the previous European car just wasnt made for country driving. The Forrester has all the features and is HUGE on safety. The headlights are very bright also. The car handles brilliantly also. I travel 10 into our local town, and occasionally in to the city where it is equally impressive. Our local dealer is easy for servicing also. Show details ·  1
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Bryce D
Bryce DPerth, WA
  Forester S5 2.5i-S
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Adrian Twigg
Adrian TwiggSydney, NSW6 posts
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Peter G.
Peter G.Sydney, NSW2 posts
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Chippy S.
Chippy S.Richmond-Tweed, NSW4 posts
  Forester S5 2.5i-L

What a Lemon

Our 2019 premium was a total Lemon, it was at the authorised dealer for six months as the engine failed and Subaru were pathetically slow in diagnosing the issue. Show details
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Marilyn M.
Marilyn M.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
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Essendon Subaru Service Centre

I booked my car at Essendon Subaru and want to charge me for repair. The car still under warranty and want to charge me to replace the Front Lower Control Arm bushes
Poor customer service :(
Note: check the car history or warranty. So disappointing :( Show details
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Geoff
GeoffMid North Coast, NSW7 posts
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Rabbit
RabbitMurrumbidgee Region, NSW16 posts
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Hi Peter, thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear of your experience. Please be advised we have forwarded your correspondence to your acting case manager who will be in contact with you shortly.
Kind Regards, The Subaru Team

Vinesh
Vinesh4 posts
  Forester S5 2.5i-S

Poor service

My 2019 Subaru forrester has the engine light on. Still under warranty. Has to wait 3 weeks before a dealership could book it in. Then only to be told I have to wait another 2 weeks for parts to arrive and get it fixed. Why sell cars if you can’t honor the warranty and provide the service Show details
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Questions & Answers

Brett S.
Brett S. · Forester S5 2.5i-S (2018-2024)

Hi ,looking to purchase an ex-demo model ,what issues do I need to know about , what price would I expect to pay? Thanks for any feedback

Louise R.
Louise R.  

No issues at all. Its a great car. Depending on where you live would determinethe price, I would expect to pay $45,000Aud

Brett S.
Brett S.  

Thankyou,I forgot to mention it is 50 yr edition

John
John · Forester S3 (2008-2012)

Looking at a Subaru Forester X S3 Auto AWD MY12 with about 120,000, anyone have any ideas on what to check for?

Peter G.
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Bob H.
Bob H. · Forester S5 2.5i-S (2018-2024)

Can I change the voice on the Navi system

Subaru Australia
Subaru Australia   DM   

Bob, we would love to help you find out. You may contact our Customer Relations team on 1800 22 66 43 so we can better assist you.
Warm Regards, The Subaru Team

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CategoryMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVs
Starting Price $51,441$48,026$45,130$42,658
Warranty Distance 150,000 kms150,000 kms150,000 kms150,000 kms
TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)Continuously Variable (CVT)Continuously Variable (CVT)Continuously Variable (CVT)
Drive TypeAll Wheel Drive (AWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels18" Alloy18" Alloy17" Alloy17" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption7.4 L/100km7.4 L/100km7.4 L/100km7.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L63 L63 L63 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.5L4 Cylinder 2.5L4 Cylinder 2.5L4 Cylinder 2.5L
Max Power136kW @ 5800rpm136kW @ 5800rpm136kW @ 5800rpm136kW @ 5800rpm
Max Torque239Nm @ 4400rpm239Nm @ 4400rpm239Nm @ 4400rpm239Nm @ 4400rpm
Country of ManufactureJapanJapanJapanJapan
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)1,800 kg1,800 kg1,800 kg1,800 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg750 kg750 kg
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
Dimensions
Ground Clearance220 mm220 mm220 mm220 mm
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