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Subaru Forester 2012

The 2012 Subaru Forester range of configurations is currently priced from $8,490. Our most recent review of the 2012 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: ISOFIX mounting points, Turbocharged 2.5-litre engine, 5 star ANCAP score

The 2012 Subaru Forester carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1600 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Subaru Forester 2012 Price and Specs

The Subaru Forester 2012 is currently available from $8,490 for the Forester 2.0D up to $27,990 for the Forester XT Premium.

Pricing guides

$15,990
Based on 156 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$8,490
Highest Price
$27,990
Subaru Forester Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2.0D SUV 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $10,500 $15,400
2.0D Premium SUV 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $10,800 $15,840
S-Edition SUV 2.5L PULP 5 SP AUTO $16,600 $23,100
X SUV 2.5L ULP 4 SP AUTO $9,200 $13,860
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Subaru Forester 2012 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Subaru Forester 2012 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Subaru Forester 2012: What oil should I use?

    Unless you’re spending the winter months in alpine areas use 5W-30.

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  • Subaru Forester 2012: Recommended tow speed?

    Remember the speed limit is the maximum allowed if the conditions are favourable. If you disregard the Subaru recommendation you are taking a risk, and you could find yourself in trouble with your insurer in the event of a crash.

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  • Subaru Forester 2012: Rattle isn't being fixed

    First you should get their agreement that there is a rattle and that it needs to be fixed. Then you've got a starting point, from which you should be able to work out a plan of action. You need to impress on the dealer that you are unhappy with the car and with the service you have received, and make sure they understand that you will not go away until you are satisfied.

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  • Subaru Forester 2012: Excessive oil consumption

    The oil consumption is a result of the engine design, being horizontally opposed, and it's not limited to Subaru. Oil accumulates in the rings when it's sitting and you'll sometimes see a puff of smoke from the tailpipe on start-up. It's not something to be concerned about if you check the oil on a regular basis, as you should do on all cars. Use the Subaru recommended oil when topping it up. You'll find that in the owner's manual.

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Subaru Forester 2012 Towing capacity

The Subaru Forester’s towing capacity ranges from 1400kg to 1600kg. 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 SUV 2.5L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1400kg
X Limited Edition SUV 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1400kg
X Luxury Edition SUV 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1400kg
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Subaru Forester 2012 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2012 Subaru Forester are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1795mm x 1700mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Subaru Forester 2012 Dimensions  include 1700mm height, 1795mm width, 4560mm length.
Subaru Forester Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
X SUV 1700x1795x4560 mm 220 mm
X Limited Edition SUV 1700x1795x4560 mm 220 mm
X Luxury Edition SUV 1700x1795x4560 mm 220 mm
XS SUV 1700x1795x4560 mm 220 mm
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Subaru Forester 2012 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2012 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 17x7 inches.

Subaru Forester Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
X SUV 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
X Limited Edition SUV 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
X Luxury Edition SUV 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches 215x65 R16 16x6.5 inches
XS SUV 225x55 R17 17x7 inches 225x55 R17 17x7 inches
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Subaru Forester 2012 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2012 Subaru Forester is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Subaru Forester currently offers fuel consumption from 6.4 to 10.5L/100km. The Subaru Forester is available with the following fuel types: Diesel, PULP and ULP.

Subaru Forester Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
2.0D SUV 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 6.4L/100km
2.0D Premium SUV 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 6.4L/100km
S-Edition SUV 2.5L,PULP,5 SP AUTO 10.5L/100km
X SUV 2.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 9.3L/100km
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