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2008 Subaru Forester Trim Levels & Specs

2008 Subaru Forester Specifications

Compare important 2008 Subaru Forester technical specifications like exterior dimensions, ground clearance, wheelbase, interior space volume, engine's power as measured by horsepower and torque output, weight of the vehicle, towing & payload capacity or gas tank size to know the estimated mpg.
Trims 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: Sports 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5X L.L. Bean Edition 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: Sports 2.5XT 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5XT Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine:
Exterior length 176.60 176.60 176.60 176.60 176.60
Exterior body width 68.30 68.30 68.30 68.30 68.30
Exterior height 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00
Horsepower 173 173 173 224 224
Torque 166 166 166 226 226
Fuel economy - city 20 20 20 19 19
Fuel economy - highway 27 27 26 24 24
0-60mph / 0-100kmh (s) 8.10 8.10 7.80 6.60 6.60
1/4 mile time 16.40 16.40 15.80 15.30 15.30
1/4 mile speed 85 85 81 89 89
Lateral acceleration (g) 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80
Slalom speed 60 60 60 60 60
Bore-and-Stroke 3.92/3.11 " 3.92/3.11 " 3.92/3.11 " 3.92/3.11 " 3.92/3.11 "
Curb weight 3140.00 3140.00 3205.00 3320.00 3320.00
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 4150.00 4150.00 4150.00 4150.00 4320.00
Maximum Trailer Weight 2400.00 2400.00 2400.00 2400.00 2400.00
Wheelbase 99.40 99.40 99.40 99.40 99.40
Front track 58.90 58.90 58.90 58.90 58.90
Rear track 58.50 58.50 58.50 58.50 58.50
Turning radius 17.40 17.40 17.40 17.40 17.70
Front legroom 43.60 43.60 43.60 43.60 43.60
Rear legroom 33.70 33.70 33.70 33.70 33.70
Front headroom 39.80 39.80 39.10 39.10 39.10
Rear headroom 39.80 39.80 37.00 37.00 37.00
Front hip room 51.60 51.60 51.60 51.60 51.60
Rear hip room 51.60 51.60 51.60 51.60 51.60
Front shoulder room 53.50 53.50 53.50 53.50 53.50
Rear shoulder room 53.60 53.60 53.60 53.60 53.60
Luggage volume 30.70 30.70 28.90 30.70 28.90
Luggage volume (max) 68.60 68.60 64.50 68.60 64.50
Passenger volume 95 95 91 91 91
Fuel tank 15.90 15.90 15.90 15.90 15.90
Drag coefficient 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.36 0.37

2008 Subaru Forester Interior Features

One of the most notable features of the Forester, however, is its roomy interior. The 2008 Subaru Forester comes with a variety of specs on the inside. You can find out more about these features in the chart below.
Trims 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: Sports 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5X L.L. Bean Edition 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: Sports 2.5XT 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5XT Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine:
12V DC power outlet 3 3 3 3 3
Seatback storage pockets 1 1 1 1 1
Cargo Net - Pet Guard 4179 4179 4179 4179 4179

2008 Subaru Forester Exterior Features

Would you like to grasp the idea which 2008 Subaru Forester trim level is better equipped with such little cool exterior features like fog lights, spoiler, mud flaps, sunroof, roof racks, running boards, etc? Check out the full list of these additional features below.
Trims 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: Sports 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5X L.L. Bean Edition 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: Sports 2.5XT 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5XT Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine:
Door count 4 4 4 4 4
Sunroof 1st and 2nd row regular express open/close sliding glass N/A 1st and 2nd row regular express open/close sliding glass 1st and 2nd row regular express open/close sliding glass 1st and 2nd row regular express open/close sliding glass
Front tires P215/60HR16.0 RBL M+S P215/60HR16.0 RBL M+S P215/60HR16.0 RBL M+S P215/55HR17.0 RBL M+S P215/55HR17.0 RBL M+S
Wheels 16" steel 16" silver aluminum 16" painted aluminum 17" silver aluminum 17" silver aluminum
Roof rails N/A 4009 N/A 4009 N/A

2008 Subaru Forester Seats

The seats are one of the most important aspects of any car, and each 2008 Subaru Forester trim level may have different seating options, so be sure to carefully compare the specifications. Some trims have leather upholstery, "memory", armrest, heated seats, and some have them only for the front passengers, while other provide them for the rear seats two.
Trims 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: Sports 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5X L.L. Bean Edition 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: Sports 2.5XT 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5XT Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine:
Standard seating 5 5 5 5 5

2008 Subaru Forester Entertainment System

Some 2008 Subaru Forester trim levels have a built-in DVD player, voice recognition, while others have a touch screen display, bluetooth compatibility, navigation system. There are also a variety of different audio options, so be sure to compare the trim levels carefully to find the one that best suits your needs.
Trims 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: Sports 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5X L.L. Bean Edition 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: Sports 2.5XT 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5XT Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine:
Speakers 4 7 4 7 7
Amplifier 100W 100W 120W 100W 120W

2008 Subaru Forester Safety and Security Features

Each 2008 Subaru Forester trim comes with a variety of safety and security features that will keep you and your family safe while on the road. Some of these features include airbags, traction control, stability control, side impact, panic alarm, blind spot sensors, parking assist, and more.
Trims 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: Sports 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5X L.L. Bean Edition 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: Sports 2.5XT 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5XT Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine:
Rear child safety door locks std std std std std
           

2008 Subaru Forester Mechanical Features

The 2008 Subaru Forester will have different mechanical features depending on the trim level that you choose. Some of the other features that you may find in the higher-level trim levels include air suspension, brake assist, speed sensitive steering, an electronic limited slip differential, a performance exhaust system.
Trims 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: Sports 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5X L.L. Bean Edition 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: Sports 2.5XT 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5XT Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine:
Axle ratio 4.11 4.11 4.44 4.11 4.44
Locking/limited slip differential 3816 N/A 3817 N/A N/A

2008 Subaru Forester Other Specs

In general, the 2008 Subaru Forester lower-level trims will have fewer features. If you are looking for a vehicle that has all of the latest and greatest features, then you will want to choose one of the higher-level trim levels.
Trims 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: Sports 2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5X L.L. Bean Edition 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: Sports 2.5XT 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5XT Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine:
Maximum towing capacity 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400

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Wheel Offset 45 - 53 mm
Lug Nut Size M12 x 1.25
0-60 times 6.6 - 8.1 sec
Horsepower 173 - 224 hp
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Lug Pattern PCD 5x100
Tire size 215/60 R16
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