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2016 Subaru Forester Trim Levels & Specs

2016 Subaru Forester Specifications

Compare important 2016 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 2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.0XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.0L H-4 2.0XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.0L H-4
Exterior length 180.9 " 180.9 " 180.9 " 180.9 " 180.9 " 180.9 "
Exterior body width 70.7 " 70.7 " 70.7 " 70.7 " 70.7 " 70.7 "
Exterior height 66.4 " 68.2 " 68.2 " 68.2 " 68.2 " 68.2 "
Horsepower 170 @ 5,800 rpm 170 @ 5,800 rpm 170 @ 5,800 rpm 170 @ 5,800 rpm 250 @ 5,600 rpm 250 @ 5,600 rpm
Torque 174 @ 4,100 rpm 174 @ 4,100 rpm 174 @ 4,100 rpm 174 @ 4,100 rpm 258 @ 2,000 rpm 258 @ 2,000 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant std std std std N/A N/A
Fuel economy - city 22 mpg 22 mpg 24 mpg 24 mpg 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 29 mpg 29 mpg 32 mpg 32 mpg 28 mpg 28 mpg
0-60mph / 0-100kmh (s) 8.5 seconds 8.5 seconds 9.7 seconds 9.7 seconds 7.2 seconds 7.2 seconds
1/4 mile time 16.7 seconds 16.7 seconds 17.4 seconds 17.4 seconds 15.7 seconds 15.7 seconds
1/4 mile speed 83 mph 83 mph 79 mph 79 mph 86 mph 86 mph
Lateral acceleration (g) .8 .8 .8 .8 .8 .8
Slalom speed 60 mph 60 mph 59 mph 59 mph 59 mph 59 mph
Bore-and-Stroke 3.70/3.54 " 3.70/3.54 " 3.70/3.54 " 3.70/3.54 " 3.39/3.39 " 3.39/3.39 "
Curb weight 3,296 lbs. 3,318 lbs. 3,419 lbs. 3,444 lbs. 3,624 lbs. 3,651 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 4,480 lbs. 4,480 lbs. 4,480 lbs. 4,480 lbs. 4,652 lbs. 4,652 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight 1,500 lbs. 1,500 lbs. 1,500 lbs. 1,500 lbs. 1,500 lbs. 1,500 lbs.
Wheelbase 103.9 " 103.9 " 103.9 " 103.9 " 103.9 " 103.9 "
Front track 60.9 " 60.9 " 60.9 " 60.9 " 60.9 " 60.9 "
Rear track 61.1 " 61.1 " 61.1 " 61.1 " 61.1 " 61.1 "
Turning radius 17.4 '' 17.4 '' 17.4 '' 17.4 '' 17.4 '' 17.4 ''
Front legroom 43.0 " 43.0 " 43.0 " 43.0 " 43.0 " 43.0 "
Rear legroom 38.0 " 38.0 " 38.0 " 38.0 " 38.0 " 38.0 "
Front headroom 41.4 " 41.4 " 40.0 " 40.0 " 40.0 " 40.0 "
Rear headroom 39.8 " 39.8 " 37.5 " 37.5 " 37.5 " 37.5 "
Front hip room 53.9 " 53.9 " 53.9 " 53.9 " 53.9 " 53.9 "
Rear hip room 53.0 " 53.0 " 53.0 " 53.0 " 53.0 " 53.0 "
Front shoulder room 57.0 " 57.0 " 57.0 " 57.0 " 57.0 " 57.0 "
Rear shoulder room 56.5 " 56.5 " 56.5 " 56.5 " 56.5 " 56.5 "
Luggage volume 34.4 cu.ft. 34.4 cu.ft. 31.5 cu.ft. 31.5 cu.ft. 31.5 cu.ft. 31.5 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 74.7 cu.ft. 74.7 cu.ft. 68.5 cu.ft. 68.5 cu.ft. 68.5 cu.ft. 68.5 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 108 cu.ft. 108 cu.ft. 103 cu.ft. 103 cu.ft. 103 cu.ft. 103 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 15.9 gal. 15.9 gal. 15.9 gal. 15.9 gal. 15.9 gal. 15.9 gal.
Payload 900 lbs. 900 lbs. 900 lbs. 900 lbs. 900 lbs. 900 lbs.
Drag coefficient .33 .33 .33 .33 .33 .33

2016 Subaru Forester Interior Features

One of the most notable features of the Forester, however, is its roomy interior. The 2016 Subaru Forester comes with a variety of specs on the inside. You can find out more about these features in the chart below.
Trims 2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.0XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.0L H-4 2.0XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.0L H-4
Air conditioning, front manual manual automatic dual zone automatic manual dual zone automatic
Air filter std std std std std std
Underseat ducts std std std std std std
Cargo concealed storage std std std std std std
Cargo tie downs std std std std std std
Clock in-dash in-dash in-dash in-dash in-dash in-dash
Compass opt opt opt opt opt opt
Cruise control std std std std std std
Cupholders front front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim urethane urethane leather/metal-look leather/metal-look leather/metal-look leather/metal-look
12V DC power outlet 3 3 3 3 3 3
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full full full full full
Floor mats carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear
Front windows power power power power power power
Rear windows power power power power power power
1-touch window down driver driver driver driver driver driver
Programmable garage door opener opt opt opt opt opt opt
Instrumentation digital/analog digital/analog digital/analog digital/analog digital/analog digital/analog
Driver information centre std std std std std std
Tachometer std std std std std std
Trip computer std std std std std std
Water temp gauge std std std std std std
Low fuel warning std std std std std std
Service interval warning std std std std std std
Exterior temperature display std std std std std std
Lighting - map lights front front front front front front
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light std std std std std std
Rear window defogger std std std std std std
Rear view mirror day-night day-night day-night day-night day-night day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release mechanical mechanical mechanical mechanical mechanical mechanical
Seatback storage pockets 1 1 2 2 1 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column std std std std std std
Steering wheel material urethane urethane leather/metal-look leather/metal-look leather/metal-look leather/metal-look
Cargo net opt opt opt opt opt opt
Ashtray opt opt opt opt opt opt
Lighter elements front front front front front front
Auxiliary visors dual dual dual dual dual dual
Cargo Net - Pet Guard opt opt opt opt opt opt
1-touch window up N/A driver driver driver driver driver
Adaptive cruise control N/A opt opt opt N/A opt
Remote trunk release N/A N/A power power N/A power

2016 Subaru Forester Exterior Features

Would you like to grasp the idea which 2016 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 2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.0XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.0L H-4 2.0XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.0L H-4
Antenna integrated roof integrated roof integrated roof integrated roof integrated roof integrated roof
Body material galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Grille trim with chrome bar with chrome bar with chrome bar with chrome bar chrome chrome
Fog/driving lights front front front front front front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door liftgate liftgate power liftgate power liftgate liftgate power liftgate
Tinted windows light deep deep deep deep deep
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Front tires P225/60HR17.0 BSW AS P225/60HR17.0 BSW AS P225/60HR17.0 BSW AS P225/55HR18.0 BSW AS P225/55HR18.0 BSW AS P225/55HR18.0 BSW AS
Wheels 17" steel 17" silver aluminum 17" silver aluminum 18" silver aluminum 18" machined aluminum 18" machined aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel compact steel compact steel compact steel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Rear window wipers fixed interval fixed interval fixed interval fixed interval fixed interval fixed interval
Bodyside mouldings body-colored body-colored body-colored body-colored body-colored body-colored
Roof rack opt opt opt opt opt opt
Mud flaps opt opt opt opt opt opt
Mirrors, auto dimming driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Roof rails opt std std std std std
Heated door mirrors N/A std std std std std
Sunroof 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 1st and 2nd row regular express open/close sliding glass 1st and 2nd row regular express open/close sliding glass
Spoiler N/A N/A lip lip lip lip
Bodyside insert N/A N/A N/A chrome N/A chrome

2016 Subaru Forester Seats

The seats are one of the most important aspects of any car, and each 2016 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 2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.0XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.0L H-4 2.0XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.0L H-4
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket bucket bucket bucket
Standard seating 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front driver seat direction controls 6-way 8-way power 8-way power 8-way power 8-way power 8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 4-way 4-way 4-way 4-way 4-way
Front armrests center center center sliding center sliding center sliding center sliding
Front head restraints adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim cloth cloth leather leather cloth leather
Lumbar support N/A driver driver driver driver driver
Heated front seats N/A driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Rear armrest N/A std std std std std

2016 Subaru Forester Entertainment System

Some 2016 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 2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.0XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.0L H-4 2.0XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.0L H-4
Radio AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability std std std std std std
Auxiliary input jack std std std std std std
Steering wheel audio controls std std std std std std
Speakers 4 6 6 8 harman/kardon 6 8 harman/kardon
Speed-Sensitive Volume std std std std std std
1st row LCD screen 2 2 2 2 2 2
Bluetooth Compatibility std std std std std std
Voice recognition N/A std std std std std
Navigation system N/A yes with voice activation yes with voice activation yes with voice activation N/A yes with voice activation
Amplifier N/A N/A 440W Harman-Kardon 440W Harman-Kardon N/A 440W Harman-Kardon
Equalizer N/A N/A N/A automatic N/A automatic

2016 Subaru Forester Safety and Security Features

Each 2016 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 2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.0XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.0L H-4 2.0XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.0L H-4
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupancy sensor std std std std std std
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable seatbelts front front front front front front
Seatbelt pre-tensioners front front front front front front
Headlights halogen halogen halogen high intensity low beam halogen high intensity low beam
Exterior light control auto off auto off fully automatic fully automatic auto off fully automatic
Daytime running lights std std std std std std
Door curb lights 2 2 2 2 2 2
Illuminated entry std std std std std std
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Panic alarm std std std std std std
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks std std std std std std
Content theft deterrent alarm system std std std std std std
Ignition disable std std std std std std
Low tire pressure warning std std std std std std
Airbags, knee protection driver driver driver driver driver driver
In-Vehicle Assistance Service std std std std std std
Lane departure warning N/A EyeSight EyeSight EyeSight N/A EyeSight
Cornering lights N/A opt opt opt N/A opt
Keyless access system N/A N/A N/A std N/A std

2016 Subaru Forester Mechanical Features

The 2016 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 2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.0XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.0L H-4 2.0XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.0L H-4
Engine 2.5L H-4 2.5L H-4 2.5L H-4 2.5L H-4 2.0L H-4 2.0L H-4
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC
Recommended fuel regular unleaded regular unleaded regular unleaded regular unleaded premium unleaded premium unleaded
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist std std std std std std
Drive type all wheel all wheel all wheel all wheel all wheel all wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion
Suspension tuning regular regular regular regular sport sport
Front suspension type strut strut strut strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar std std std std std std
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil coil coil coil
Rear suspension type double wishbone double wishbone double wishbone double wishbone double wishbone double wishbone
Rear anti-roll bar std std std std std std
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil coil coil coil
Electronic stability system std std std std std std
Sequential shift control opt opt std std std std
Transmission 6-spd man w/OD 6-spd man w/OD Lineartronic 6-spd CVT w/OD Lineartronic 6-spd CVT w/OD Lineartronic 8-spd CVT w/OD Lineartronic 8-spd CVT w/OD
Axle ratio 4.44 4.44 3.70 3.70 4.11 4.11
Engine block heater opt opt opt opt opt opt
Remote vehicle starting system opt opt opt opt opt opt
4WD shift N/A N/A electronic electronic electronic electronic
Turbocharger N/A N/A N/A N/A intercooled turbo intercooled turbo

2016 Subaru Forester Other Specs

In general, the 2016 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 2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.5i Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.5L H-4 2.0XT Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.0L H-4 2.0XT Touring 4dr All-wheel Drive, Engine: 2.0L H-4
Torque rpm 4100 4100 4100 4100 3,000 3,000
Maximum towing capacity 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500 1500

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2016 Subaru Forester specs

Wheel Offset 38 - 53 mm
Lug Nut Size M12 x 1.25
0-60 times 6.4 - 7.6 sec
Horsepower 170 - 250 hp
Dimensions ...
Lug Pattern PCD 5x100
Tire size 225/65 R16 - 245/45 R19
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