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2006 Subaru Forester

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2006 Subaru Forester
Available in 3 styles:  2006 Subaru Forester 4dr AWD shown
Asking Price Range
Estimated MPG

19–23 city / 25–29 hwy


Notable Features

  • L.L.Bean Edition available
  • Standard AWD
  • More powerful turbocharged engine in 2.5 XT Limited
  • Manual or automatic
  • Carlike structure
  • Available Engines:
  • 173-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
  • 230-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (premium)
  • Transmissions:
  • 5-speed manual w/OD
  • 4-speed automatic w/OD

Expert Snapshot

What We Like
  • Maneuverability
  • Performance of 2.5 XT
  • Driving ease
  • Quietness while cruising
  • Fuel economy of regular engine
What We Don't Like
  • Some turbo lag with turbocharged engine
  • Minimal offroad capability
  • No Low-range gearing
  • Ride comfort over harsh surfaces
  • Shifting into reverse (manual)

3 Styles: View, Compare & Price

Standard Engine

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2.5X 4dr All-wheel Drive
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4 cyl.
173-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
Destination charge: $625

2.5X L.L. Bean Edition 4dr All-wheel Drive
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4 cyl.
173-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
Destination charge: $625

2.5XT Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive
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4 cyl.
230-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (premium)
Destination charge: $625

* MPG may vary based on maintenance.

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