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Subaru Forester 2017

The 2017 Subaru Forester range of configurations is currently priced from $19,990.

This is what Peter Anderson liked most about this particular version of the Subaru Forester: Roomy interior, Relaxed drive, Versatile

The 2017 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 2017 Towing capacity

The Subaru Forester’s towing capacity ranges from 1500kg 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
2.0I-L SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1500kg
2.5I-L SUV 2.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1500kg
2.0D-L SUV 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 1800kg
Fleet Edition SUV 2.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1500kg
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Subaru Forester 2017 Price and Specs

The Subaru Forester 2017 is currently available from $19,990 for the Forester 2.0D-L up to $39,990 for the Forester 2.0XT Premium.

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$25,990
Based on 287 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$19,990
Highest Price
$39,990
Subaru Forester Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2.0D-L SUV 2.0L Diesel CVT AUTO $19,990 $29,999
2.0D-L SUV 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $18,990 $29,999
2.0D-S SUV 2.0L Diesel CVT AUTO $29,990 $30,000
2.0D-S SUV 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $27,500 $30,000
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Subaru Forester 2017 Q&As

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

  • Subaru Forester 2017: How much can this car tow?

    This is a classic case of the dangers of researching through websites you don’t know and can’t trust. The 1500-pound limit is probably from a North American website and since different markets sometimes have very different vehicle specifications (even though they’re sold under the same badge) taking such info at face value is a risky business.

    Many websites simply have no idea of the facts of a particular matter, so it’s important to stick with sites like this one with a proper policy on accuracy and one that employs proper motoring journalists rather than operating as a fan site.

    Meantime, here are the facts on towing limits for a Subaru Forester: The 2017 Forester can tow a braked trailer up to 1500kg in weight for all models that use the petrol engine (either 2.0 or 2.5 litres) and require standard ULP. The diesel Forester and versions that use the higher-grade two-litre petrol (which required Premium ULP) can tow 1800kg. That didn’t change for the 2018 model-year, so no reduction in towing capacity exists between the two years.

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  • Do Michelin Energy XM2 tyres provide a comfortable ride?

    The Michelins would probably give you a more comfortable ride, and the road noise should be better. Before ditching your Bridgestones you could try lowering the inflation pressure to 32 psi and see if that makes your life more pleasant.

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  • Factory vs. Aftermarket: which oil is better?

    I would use the factory recommended oil, at least while the car is under warranty. Once the warranty has expired you could use the Mobil oil and shouldn’t experience any problems.

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  • How to find cars that are easy to get in and out of?

    The best thing you can do is to go around to various dealers and check a number of vehicles to see how they work for you.

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Subaru Forester 2017 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2017 Subaru Forester are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1795mm x 1735mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Subaru Forester 2017 Dimensions  include 1735mm height, 1795mm width, 4610mm length.
Subaru Forester Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2.0I-L SUV 1735x1795x4610 mm 220 mm
2.5I-L SUV 1735x1795x4610 mm 220 mm
2.0D-L SUV 1735x1795x4610 mm 220 mm
Fleet Edition SUV 1735x1795x4610 mm 220 mm
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Subaru Forester 2017 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2017 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 17x7 inches to 19x7.5 inches.

Subaru Forester Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2.0I-L SUV 225x60 R17 17x7 inches 225x60 R17 17x7 inches
2.5I-L SUV 225x60 R17 17x7 inches 225x60 R17 17x7 inches
2.0D-L SUV 225x60 R17 17x7 inches 225x60 R17 17x7 inches
Fleet Edition SUV 225x60 R17 17x7 inches 225x60 R17 17x7 inches
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Subaru Forester 2017 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2017 Subaru Forester is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Subaru Forester currently offers fuel consumption from 5.9 to 8.5L/100km. The Subaru Forester is available with the following fuel types: Diesel, ULP and PULP.

Subaru Forester Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
2.0D-L SUV 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 5.9L/100km
2.0D-L SUV 2.0L,Diesel,CVT AUTO 6.3L/100km
2.0D-S SUV 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 5.9L/100km
2.0D-S SUV 2.0L,Diesel,CVT AUTO 6.3L/100km
2.0I-L SUV 2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN 7.2L/100km
2.0XT SUV 2.0L,PULP,CVT AUTO 8.5L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Subaru Forester 2017 Pricing and Specs