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Subaru Forester 2005

The 2005 Subaru Forester range of configurations is currently priced from $2,990. Our most recent review of the 2005 Subaru Forester resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Subaru Forester: 5 star ANCAP rating, Strong and reliable engine

The 2005 Subaru Forester carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1800 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Subaru Forester 2005 Price and Specs

The Subaru Forester 2005 is currently available from $2,990 for the Forester XS up to $12,899 for the Forester XT.

Pricing guides

$6,999
Based on 77 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$2,990
Highest Price
$12,899
Subaru Forester Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
X SUV 2.5L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,800 $4,730
X SUV 2.5L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,600 $4,400
X Weekender SUV 2.5L ULP 4 SP AUTO $3,700 $5,940
X Weekender SUV 2.5L ULP 5 SP MAN $3,500 $5,610
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Subaru Forester 2005 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Subaru Forester 2005 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Subaru Forester 2005: Window wipers and radio take a while to come on

    Now, that’s a mystery. You’re best to take it to an auto electrician and get it checked over.

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  • Subaru Forester 2005: Service intervals

    If you are not doing many kilometres, which you obviously aren't, I would suggest you service it every year or 10,000 km, whichever rolls around first.

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  • Subaru Forester 2005: Auto gear stuck in 'Park'

    We asked Subaru to help us answer your questions and they have told us that the "manual release mechanism is to provide for emergency recovery if the vehicle becomes stuck in Park for any reason." We were told that there is no current or historical problem with the car, and that this type of mechanism is not uncommon. It was recommended that you discuss the issue of the recurrence of the problem with your dealer. We were also informed that the original switch should have been covered by Subaru's 24-months parts warranty, which applies when an authorized dealer installs a genuine part. Subaru says that it is possible that the extensive electrical modification and subsequent restoration that is made to emergency vehicles could have contributed to the problem with your vehicle, but that it is equally likely that the switch simply failed. It was suggested that you go back to your dealer and request that the warranty be honoured, and also request that the issue be referred to the Subaru regional office for technical review if it reoccurs.

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  • Subaru Forester 2005: Shocking knocking under light acceleration

    WE APPROACHED Subaru for its thoughts. The company said it is difficult to accurately diagnose the engine noise without hearing it or knowing the specific conditions when it occurs. It is possibly caused by pinging or by pre-detonation of the fuel in the combustion chamber and this can be the result of the quality and/or octane rating of the fuel. If the dealer cannot determine the actual cause, it can ask for help from Subaru Australia's technical support department (ph: 1800 226 643) so more specific information can be obtained to assist the diagnosis.

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Subaru Forester 2005 Towing capacity

The Subaru Forester’s towing capacity ranges from 1400kg to 1800kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Subaru Forester Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
X SUV 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1400kg
X Weekender SUV 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1400kg
X SUV 2.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1400kg
X Weekender SUV 2.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1400kg
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Subaru Forester 2005 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2005 Subaru Forester are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1735mm x 1590mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Subaru Forester 2005 Dimensions  include 1590mm height, 1735mm width, 4485mm length.
Subaru Forester Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
X SUV 1590x1735x4450 mm 200 mm
X SUV 1590x1735x4485 mm 200 mm
X Weekender SUV 1590x1735x4450 mm 200 mm
XS SUV 1590x1735x4450 mm 200 mm
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Subaru Forester 2005 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2005 Subaru Forester will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Subaru Forester vary from 16x6.5 inches to 17x6.5 inches.

Subaru Forester Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
X SUV 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
X Weekender SUV 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
XS SUV 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
XS Luxury SUV 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
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Subaru Forester 2005 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2005 Subaru Forester is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Subaru Forester currently offers fuel consumption from 8.6 to 12.1L/100km. The Subaru Forester is available with the following fuel types: ULP and PULP.

Subaru Forester Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
X SUV 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 8.6L/100km
X SUV 2.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 8.7L/100km
XT SUV 2.5L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 9.9L/100km
XT SUV 2.5L,PULP,5 SP MAN 12.1L/100km
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