2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Subaru Forester

2.5i Manual

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All 2015 Subaru Forester Styles

Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr Auto 2.0XT PremiumGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
4dr Auto 2.0XT TouringGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
4dr Auto 2.5i Limited PZEVGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
4dr Auto 2.5i Premium PZEVGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
4dr Auto 2.5i PZEVGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
4dr Auto 2.5i Touring PZEVGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
4dr Man 2.5i Premium PZEVGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
4dr Man 2.5i PZEVGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22

4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
All Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $22,195.00
Invoice: $20,995.00
Hwy MPG: 29 mpg
City MPG: 22 mpg


All-wheel-drive, practical, good mix of fuel efficiency and performance, good ground clearance, improved interior space

Model Highlights

The 2015 Subaru Forester comes in a variety of different trims powered by one of two engines. The base engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder making 170 hp. This engine is offered with a choice two transmissions -- a 6-speed manual or a continuously variable unit. The optional, turbocharged engine displaces 2.0L and makes a very healthy 250 hp. The turbocharged engine is only available with a continuously variable transmission, though the CVT does have a mode where it imitates a traditional manual, allowing upshifts and downshifts via paddles on the steering column.

2.5i Foresters come in four trims, Base, Premium, Limited and Touring. Base trims are stripped of most luxury features but still feature a tilting and telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, a sunglass holder, a 4-speaker stereo with MP3 capabilities, a 4.3-inch color multi-function display, and a rear backup camera. Premium models get a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, reclining rear seats, and a 6-speaker stereo. Limited models come standard with the CVT transmission and with leather seating. Heated front seats, a power lift gate, fog lights, a rear spoiler and heated mirrors are also standard equipment on Limited model Foresters. Top-of-the-line Touring models feature everything from the Limited trim plus a navigation system, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and 18-inch wheels.

Forester 2.0XT models come in two trims: Premium and Touring. Both get the more powerful 250-hp engine, better brakes and more aggressive styling than 2.5i models, highlighted by the front fascia and 18-inch wheels. The Touring and Premium models are otherwise similarly equipped to their 2.5i namesakes.

Accident avoidance is covered by several safety systems. Anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control are standard, but all Foresters other than the Base model benefit from a rear backup camera. Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel-drive system is of course standard across all model ranges. Passive safety equipment includes several airbags, including knee and side curtain airbags and a rollover sensor. Keyless entry and an engine immobilizer are also standard.

Model News

Following its complete redesign for 2014, the Subaru Forester enters 2015 with a backup camera now standard across the lineup, and a color multi-function display replaces the previous, simpler display in the 2.5i. Touring models now ride on 18-inch wheels.

Value Writeup

The Subaru Forester has always been a great compromise between the practicality of a small hatchback or station wagon and the capabilities of an SUV. The Forester comes standard with all-wheel-drive, unlike most of its competition. Base-model Foresters perform similarly to competitors from Ford and Mazda, while turbocharged versions offer significantly more power, resulting in surprisingly sprightly performance. On-road handling is also a step above what is generally offered in this segment. The Forester starts at just over $22,000.


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Exterior Color Interior Colors

Jasmine Green Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (JGM)

  • Gray

Ice Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (IS1)

  • Black
  • Gray

Crystal Black Silica

Manufacturers Code: (CBS)

  • Black

Venetian Red Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (VRP)

  • Gray

Satin White Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (WHI)

  • Gray

Dark Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (DGM)

  • Gray

Burnished Bronze Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (BBM)

  • Black

Quartz Blue Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (QBP)

  • Gray


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
EPA ClassificationSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD


DrivetrainAll Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)1.89
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)0.97
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.78
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.69
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.67
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)4.44
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), HighN/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), LowN/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy29 MPG
Cruising Range - City349.80 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City22 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined25 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy461.10 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Engine TypeRegular Unleaded H-4
Displacement2.5 L/152
Fuel SystemSequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM170 @ 5800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM174 @ 4100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A


Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume108.3 ft³
Front Head Room41.4 in
Front Leg Room43 in
Front Shoulder Room57 in
Front Hip Room53.9 in
Second Head Room39.8 in
Second Leg Room38 in
Second Shoulder Room56.5 in
Second Hip Room53 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase103.9 in
Length, Overall180.9 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors70.7 in
Height, Overall66.4 in
Track Width, Front60.9 in
Track Width, Rear61.1 in
Min Ground Clearance8.7 in
Rear Door Opening HeightN/A
Rear Door Opening WidthN/A
Liftover Height28.6 in
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 171.9 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 237.1 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline45.9 in
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings42.2 in
Cargo Box (Area) Height34.8 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 174.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 234.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 334.4 ft³


Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3296 lbs
Curb Weight - FrontN/A
Curb Weight - RearN/A
Maximum Payload CapacityN/A
Curb WeightN/A
Total Option Weight0.00 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.1500 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.150 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.1500 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.150 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity1500 lbs
Suspension Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearDouble Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Front Tire SizeP225/60HR17
Rear Tire SizeP225/60HR17
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Front Wheel Size17 X 7 in
Rear Wheel Size17 X 7 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialSteel
Rear Wheel MaterialSteel
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb34.8 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brake TypeN/A
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.6 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness10.8 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx15.9 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

3 Years/36,000 Miles

5 Years/60,000 Miles

5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating


Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 16.9%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information


Mfg's Report Date:
MAR 20, 2016


Potential Number Of Units Affected:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 WRX vehicles manufactured April 10, 2015, to October 21, 2015, and Forester 2.0XT vehicles manufactured April 10, 2015, to October 20, 2015. The turbocharger air intake duct may crack and possibly result in an engine stall.

An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the turbocharger air intake duct, and replace it as necessary, free of charge, depending on the lot number found on the duct. The recall began April 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTA-62.

Dates of Manufacture:
APR 09, 2015 to JUN 04, 2015

Manufacturer Recall Number:

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