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2017 Subaru Forester
EXPERT RATING
6.9
/ 10
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2017 Subaru Forester Pricing and Specs

Price Guide
$31,978*

The Subaru Forester 2017 prices range from $22,950 for the basic trim level SUV Forester 2.5i-L to $42,888 for the top of the range SUV Forester 2.0XT Premium.

The Subaru Forester 2017 is available in Diesel, Regular Unleaded Petrol and Premium Unleaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the SUV 2.5L Continuous Variable to the SUV 2.0L Continuous Variable.

When we reviewed the ‘price and features’ of the Forester 2017, Peter Anderson gave it a rating of 7 out of 10. Find out more in the full review here.

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Subaru Forester Models SPECS PRICE
2.0D-L 2.0LDieselCVT auto $21,000 – 28,490
2.0D-L 2.0LDiesel6 speed manual $20,700 – 28,050
2.0D-S 2.0LDieselCVT auto $25,700 – 34,100
2.0D-S 2.0LDiesel6 speed manual $24,900 – 33,000
2.0i-L 2.0LRegular Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $18,000 – 25,080
2.0XT 2.0LPremium Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $25,800 – 34,210
2.0XT Premium 2.0LPremium Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $27,800 – 36,850
2.5-L (action Pack) 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $21,500 – 29,150
2.5i-L 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $19,000 – 26,510
2.5I-L Eyesight Special EDT 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $20,400 – 27,720
2.5i-L Special Edition 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $22,200 – 30,140
2.5i-S 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $23,300 – 31,680
Fleet Edition 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $20,800 – 28,270
TS Special Edition 2.0LPremium Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $33,500 – 43,890

Subaru Forester 2017 FAQs

Check out real-world situations relating to the Subaru Forester 2017 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Subaru Forester vs Volvo XC60

    It depends on the condition and kays of the Volvo. I would expect a 2012/2013 XC60 to have done on average 60,000 to 80,000 km. At that mileage it should still have plenty of life left in it, but it is closer to the end of the road than a new Forester would be. If you chose with your heart you’d take the Volvo, but your head would tell you to buy the Subaru.

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  • Subaru Forester 2015: What is the towing capacity?

    There are no hard and fast rules for how fast you should drive when towing, but many companies recommend driving at a lower speed when towing. Subaru say you should not drive its vehicles, including the Forester, at speeds in excess of 80 km/h when towing. It's done for safety.

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  • 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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