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2008 Subaru Forester (Natl)

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$21,195 - $28,895 Starting MSRP
Model Highlights
Body Type

SUV, Wagon


Automatic w/OD


5 Seats


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The 2008 Forester rides on Subaru's excellent all-wheel drive technology and provides all the room and pace for a variety of needs. Its blend of practicality and creature comforts, along with its excellent reliability and safety, means there is a...

Subaru Forester (Natl)
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EPA Classification: 4WD Sport Utility
Engine Order Code:
Engine Type: Turbo Gas 4-Cyl
Displacement: 2.5L/150
Fuel System: SMPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM: 224 @ 5600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM: 226 @ 3600
Drivetrain: All Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code:
Trans Type: 4
Trans Description Cont.: Automatic w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again:
First Gear Ratio (:1): 2.79
Second Gear Ratio (:1): 1.55
Third Gear Ratio (:1): 1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1): 0.69
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1):
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1):
Reverse Ratio (:1): 2.27
Clutch Size (in):
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1): 4.11
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1):
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG): 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG): 23
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary): 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps): 110
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts): 7.7
Base Curb Weight (lbs): 3360
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs): 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs): 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs): 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs): 200
Suspension Type - Front: 4-Wheel Independent
Suspension Type - Rear: 4-Wheel Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.):
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.):
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm): 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm): 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in): 0.83
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in): 0.67
Brake Type: Power
Brake ABS System: 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ): Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ): Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in): 11.6 x 0.94
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in): 9.0 x 1.40
Drum - Rear (Yes or ):
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in):
Front Tire Order Code:
Rear Tire Order Code:
Spare Tire Order Code:
Front Tire Size: P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Size: P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size: Compact
Front Wheel Size (in): 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Size (in): 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in):
Front Wheel Material: Alloy
Rear Wheel Material: Alloy
Spare Wheel Material: Steel
Steering Type: Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall: Variable
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering): 3.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft): 35.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft): 37.4
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal): 15.9
Wheelbase (in): 99.4
Length, Overall (in): 176.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in): 68.3
Height, Overall (in): 65.0
Track Width, Front (in): 58.9
Track Width, Rear (in): 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in): 7.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in): 32.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in): 38.4
Liftover Height (in): 27.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in): 67.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in): 37.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in):
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in): 53.25
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in): 37.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in): 31.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³): 64.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³): 28.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³):
Passenger Capacity: 5
Passenger Volume (ft³): 91.5
Front Head Room (in): 39.1
Front Leg Room (in): 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in): 53.5
Front Hip Room (in): 51.6
Second Head Room (in): 37.0
Second Leg Room (in): 33.7
Second Shoulder Room (in): 53.6
Second Hip Room (in): 51.6
Vehicle Name: Subaru Forester (Natl)
Body Style: 4 Door


This model has 22 different trims.
Description2.5L/150, 224 @ 5600, Automatic w/OD

Fuel Economy

This model has 22 different trims.
City18 MPG
Hwy23 MPG
Combinedundefined MPG
Description2.5L/150, 224 @ 5600, Automatic w/OD

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