2012 Subaru Forester Exterior Images and photographs

Research and learn about the 2012 Subaru Forester - this page has many pictures and images of the outside of the 2012 Forester

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2012 forester touring with sport mesh grill, wheel arch moldings
2012 Forester Touring with optional sport mesh grill, wheel arch moldings

2012 XT Touring- notice XT type rear spoiler, and the silver roof rails, only on Touring models

X and XT Touring models have silver roof rails and turn signals in the outside mirrors. XT turbo shown- note the hood scoop

PZEV (partial zero emission vehicle) is required in CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA

2012 Subaru Forester front grill
2012 Subaru front grill, same as the 2011. Marine Blue shown, with fog lights

2012 Forester Premium, dark gray metallic

2011 Sky Blue Subaru Forester X Premium
2012, 2011 Premium. Sky Blue color

sky blue Touring model. notice the silver roof rails

graphite gray Limited

camillia red premium
2011 Forester with fixed antenna. See how a cargo box fits on the roof
Forester Premium, Limited and Touring models have a fixed antenna that bends just enough so a roof top cargo box fits
front wiper deicer, part of the subaru all weather package
The All Weather Pkg includes a heated lower windshield that deices the wipers. Standard on Limited, Touring, optional on Premium

new for 2012- ice silver metallic

ice silver metallic, Premium shown

2011 XT Touring, Marine Blue Pearl, new front grill

XT Touring with redesigned for 2011 rear spoiler on XTs only and not the same spoiler optional on X models,  and silver roof rails. Marine blue pearl.

2012,  2011 XT Touring, Marine Blue Pearl

back up camera... standard on Touring, optional on all Limiteds, and on the Premium with TomTom navigation


close-up of the new silver roof rails, on Touring models only. Marine Blue shown
2011 Subaru Forester XT Touring  turbocharged model-  new Marine Blue color shown
top of the line Touring models have silver roof rails. XT Touring has a rear spoiler only on the XT.

new color for 2011 Forester- Sky Blue. Premium shown

XT Touring shown with the rear spoiler on XTs only and not the same spoiler optional on X models, silver roof rails, with optional back-up sensors visible on the rear bumper

camillia red premium
more to come
great visibility out of the back of a 2011 Forester
There's great visibility out of the back of all Foresters. If you properly 
adjust the large outside mirrors there are no blind spots at all

the outside mirrors are large.
They're hinged, and defrost with the All Weather Pkg

black unpainted mirror on base X. All other models are body colored
body colored outback mirror on subaru forester, 2012
painted body colored outback mirror is on all except base model. sky blue shown

only the Touring models have integrated turn signals in the outside mirrors.
Not available on any other model.
2012 Forester Touring outside mirrors with turn signals
Touring model with have turn signals in the outside mirrors. Dark Gray shown
black unpainted door handle on subaru forester
black unpainted door handle, on X model. All others are chrome. Marine blue shown

chrome door handle, on all except X model

only the Touring model has the new silver roof rack rails. Yes it was raining. Cross bars are optional on all models- either areo (150lb capacity) or HD round
black roof rack rails on the subaru forester
black roof rack rails on X alloy wheel value package, Premium, and Limited
Cross bars are optional on all models- either areo (150lb capacity) or HD round
standard exhaust tips on 2011 Subaru Forester X, Premium
All models have dual exhaust. Standard exhaust tip on X, Premium
Limited and Touring models with dual tailpipe tips
Limited, Touring models have exhaust tips (1 shown) that look a lot better than the plain standard one. The exhaust tips are optional on other models
closeup of optional rear spoiler on 2011 Subaru Forester X models
close-up on optional rear spoiler on Forester X models (not XT) 
redesigned 2011 Forester front grill
front grill
Forester X windshield
Windshield- X model with no dark tinted upper band, or wiper deicers
Forester windshield with dark tinted upper band and front wiper defroster
Windshield- Premium, Limited and Touring have a dark tinted upper band. Shown with All Weather Pkg heated wiper deicer on Limited, Touring, optional on Premium
Subaru Forester, without fog light
without optional fog/night driving light- base and Premium models
2012 forester close-up of the fog light
fog/night driving light, standard on Limited and Touring, optional on base, Premium
2011 Forester X model has an adjustable roof antenna
Forester X model roof antenna pivots.
2011 Subaru Forester Premium, Limited, Touring fixed position roof antenna
Forester Premium, Limited, Touring model fixed position antenna is wired for satellite radio. It does work with a rooftop cargo carrier. 


 2.5L engine, redesigned for the 2011

2.5L engine was redesigned for 2011 model

2.5L engine oil filter is on top of the engine

2.5L oil filter 

XT model engine cover

sky blue Subaru Forester 

sky blue 2011 Forester Limited

sky blue

sky blue

graphite gray Limited

graphite gray Limited

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