2016 Subaru Forester Research Page

2016 Subaru Forester unofficial research page by Joe Spitz, Internet Subaru sales, Shoreline, Seattle, Puget Sound, Wa
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Why get a 2016 Forester, and not a 2015?
because the 2016s finally got a good audio system. They have the best audio systems Subaru has put in the Forester, especially Premium, Limited and Touring model's 7" system.
With the 7" system you get a large and clear rear view backup camera display, easy to use cell phone pairing with phone book download and text messaging, easy large radio station controls etc

2016 Subaru Forester new 7" audio system with rear view backup camera display.
this is why you want a 2016 Subaru Forester
the new 6.2" and 7" audio systems with rear view backup camera display
!  7" system shown

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2016 Subaru Forester 2.5 Premium, dark gray color
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5 Premium, dark gray color
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ALL NEW FOR 2016 SUBARU STARLINK CONNECTED SERVICES
on Premium Limited and Touring models
emergency roadside service, vehicle scanning and maintenance reminders, vehicle locate and lockout service. 1 year free 'Safety Plus'

Using the 2016 Subaru Forester's Starlink Connected Services Overhead Call Buttons for emergency roadside assistance and vehicle monitoring. On  Premium, Limited, and Touring. Telematics Call In Progress screen
ALL NEW Using the 2016 Subaru Forester's Starlink Connected Services Overhead Call Buttons for emergency roadside assistance and vehicle monitoring.
On Forester Premium, Limited, and Touring models. Telematics call in progress screen shown.
The screen color here is blue, one the of the selections (blue, gray, red, amber...)

2016 Subaru Forester Premium, Limited Touring overhead console with Starlink connectitvity buttons, map lights, sunroof button, cell phone mic, ambient light, sunglass holder
2016 Subaru Forester overhead console with Starlink connectivity buttons, sunroof button, map lights, cell phone mic, ambient light, sunglass holder
2016 Subaru Forester Starlink Connected Services Overhead Call Buttons for emergency roadside assistance and vehicle monitoring program on Forester Premium, Limited, and Touring
the 2016 Subaru Forester Starlink Connected Services Overhead Call Buttons to use the emergency roadside assistance standard on Forester Premium, Limited, and Touring. 1 year free service.

important
this system doesn't work if the car's battery is dead. In the event of a dead battery or an accident where the battery is dislodged, there's no backup battery so have your cellphone handy because Starlink won't work.
2016 Subaru Forester optional Eyesight system with new for 2016 Starlink connected service buttons
Subaru Forester optional Eyesight system with new for 2016 red and blue 2016 Starlink connected service buttons, also Eyesight on/off buttons, map lights, bluetooth microphone, sunroof open/close button.
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i base model's overhead console with map lights, sunglass holder.
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i base model overhead console with map lights, sunglass holder. No Starlink buttons.

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2016 Forester new roof mounted fin antenna
new for 2016 Forester new roof mounted fin antenna,

2016 forester 2.5i  17" stamped steel wheel with all season tire
2.5i model has a 17" stamped steel wheel. A 17" alloy wheel is available with Option Package #02
2015 17" alloy wheel- optional on 2.5i, standard on Premium and Limited
17" alloy wheel standard Premium and Limited, and included with on the 2.5i with Option Pkg #2
2016, 2015 forester 2.5 Touring model 18" silver alloy wheel
2.5 Touring standard high-luster silver 18" alloy wheel
Subaru Forester 2.0 XT 18" machined alloy wheel
XT Premium and Touring standard 18" machined alloy
2016 Subaru Forester standard front grill
2016 Subaru Forester standard front grill with chrome strip
2016 Subaru Forester optional front Sport Grill, on a white Forester
2016 Subaru Forester optional front Sport Grill (no chrome strip), on a white Forester
2016 Forester 2.5i base model with optional alloy wheel, roof rail value package. Burnished bronze shown
2016 Forester 2.5i base model with optional alloy wheel, roof rail value package. Burnished bronze shown.
2016 Forester 2.5i base model with opotional alloy wheel, roof rail value package. Burnished bronze shown. Notice the windiows, they dont have dark tint
2016 Forester 2.5i base model with opotional alloy wheel, roof rail value package. Burnished bronze shown. Notice the windows, they don't have dark tint
2016 Subaru Forester Premium, quartz blue shown
2016 Subaru Forester Premium, quartz blue shown
quartz blue 2016 Subaru Forester Premium
quartz blue 2016 Subaru Forester Premium
2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring front end, ice silver shown
2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring front end, ice silver shown
2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring rear view, ice silver shown
2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring rear view, ice silver shown.
All Limited and Touring models have the rear spoiler with power rear gate
2016 Forester 2.5i base model- no roof rails, no alloy wheels. White shown
2016 Forester 2.5i base model- no roof rails, no dark tinted windows. no alloy wheels, black unpainted outside mirrors on the base manual and CVT transmission. White shown. The rails and alloys are available as the "Alloy Wheel Value Package, Option Package #2" on the CVT model only, not on the manual transmission
2016 Forester 2.5i base model- no roof rails, no alloy wheels. White shown
2016 Forester 2.5i base model- no roof rails, no dark tinted windows and no alloy wheels. White shown. It looks unfinished without the roof rails, which are
available as part of the "Alloy Wheel Value Package, Option Package #2", on the CVT model only, not available on the manual transmission
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NEW 2016 Subaru Forester 7" audio system touchscreen plus  rear view backup camera on Premium, Limited, Touring models
NEW 2016 Subaru Forester 7" audio system touchscreen plus rear view backup camera display on Premium, Limited, Touring models
NEW 2016 Subaru Forester 7" audio system with big rear view backup camera on 2.5 Premium, Limited, Touring models
NEW 2016 Subaru Forester 7" audio system with rear view backup camera display on Premium, Limited, Touring models
NEW 2016 Subaru Forester 7" audio touchscreen on Premium, Limited, and Touring models. Premium model shown with 4 speed fan
NEW 2016 Subaru Forester 7" audio touchscreen with rear view backup camera display on Premium, Limited, and Touring models. Premium model shown with 4 speed fan, at FM radio screen
NEW 2016 Subaru Forester 7" audio touchscreen with rear view backup camera display on Premium, Limited, and Touring models. Premium model shown, 4 speed fan
NEW 2016 Subaru Forester 7" audio touchscreen with rear view backup camera display on Premium, Limited, and Touring models. Premium model shown at audio sound adjustment screen.
The screen color here is blue, one the of the selections (blue, gray, red, amber...)
2016 Forester 7" audio system shown at cell phone call history screen
2016 Forester 7" audio system shown at cell phone call history screen (numbers blurred)
2016 Forester 7" audio system cell phone SMS text messaging screen for android, iphone
2016 Forester 7" audio system cell phone SMS text messaging screen, for android, iphone
2016 Subaru Forester Starlink app shown at vehicle start-up on the 7" audio system on Premium, Limited, Touring models. Starlink is free weather, news, music, on android and iphones
2016 Subaru Forester Starlink app shown at vehicle start up on the 7" audio system on Premium, Limited, Touring models. Starlink is free weather, news, music, on Android and iPhone. iPhone uses a USB cable.
2016 Forester with Subaru Starlink with news, weather, Stitcher, calendar, and iHeart radio
2016 Forester with Subaru Starlink with news, weather, Stitcher, calendar, and iHeart radio. Android, iPhone.

The screen color here is blue, one the of the selections (blue, gray, red, amber...)

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2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i model's 6.2" audio system showing the full console with rear view backup camera
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i model's 6.2" audio system showing the full console with rear view backup camera
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i model's 6.2" audio system, showing the Music Source screen
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i model's 6.2" audio system, showing the Music Source screen
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5 model 6.2 audio screen showing paired cell phones
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5 model 6.2 audio screen showing paired cell phones
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i model's 6.2" audio system showing the downloaded cell phone phonebook contact lists
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i model's 6.2" audio system showing the downloaded cell phone phonebook contact lists (grayed out)
Subaru Starlink app shown at start up. Starlink app is free weather, news, music.. android and iphone
Subaru Starlink app shown at start up. Starlink app is free weather, news, music.. android and iphone
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i model's 6.2" audio system at the Starlink app weather screen
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i model's 6.2" audio system at the Starlink app weather screen.
2016 Subaru Forester Premium manual transmission gray interior
2016 Subaru Forester Premium manual transmission gray interior
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5 Premium interior
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5 Premium CVT interior - silver shift surround
2016 Subaru Forester Premium CVT interior. Black cloth, silver shift surround, vinyl wrapped steering wheel, 7" audio screen
2016 Subaru Forester Premium CVT interior. Black cloth, silver shift surround, vinyl wrapped steering wheel, 7" audio screen
2016 Subaru Forester Premium CVT interior. Black cloth, silver shift surround, vinyl wrapped steering wheel, 7" audio screen
2016 Subaru Forester Premium CVT interior. Black cloth, silver shift surround, vinyl wrapped steering wheel, 7" audio screen
2016 Subaru Forester interior
2016 Subaru Forester Touring gray interior- black shift surround
2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring interior
2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring interior- black shift surround
2016 Forester 2.5i and Premium vinyl wrapped steering wheel with audio and bluetooth controls. Premium shown with optional Eyesight cruise control settings.
2016 Forester 2.5i and Premium vinyl wrapped steering wheel with audio and bluetooth controls. Premium shown with optional Eyesight cruise control settings.
2016 Subaru Forester steering wheel- leather wrapped Limited and Touring models
2016 Subaru Forester steering wheel- leather wrapped Limited and Touring models
closeup of the 2016 Subaru Forester steering wheel audio, bluetooth and center LCD display control buttons- leather wrapped Limited and Touring models
closeup of the 2016 Subaru Forester steering wheel left side audio, bluetooth and center LCD display control buttons- leather wrapped Limited and Touring models
closeup of the 2016 Subaru Forester steering wheel right side cruise control buttons with optional Eyesight- leather wrapped Limited and Touring models
closeup of the 2016 Subaru Forester steering wheel right side cruise control buttons- leather wrapped Limited and Touring model with Eyesight
2016 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Touring steering wheel with Paddle Shifters, Si Drive, Eyesight cruise control buttons. Leather wrapped, silver stitching
2016 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Touring steering wheel with Paddle Shifters, Si Drive, Eyesight cruise control buttons. Leather wrapped, silver stitching. Only the Forester XT models have CVT paddle shifters.

2016 Subaru Forester2.5i base model front cloth seats, gray (pewter gray) cloth shown
2016 Subaru Forester2.5i base model front seats, gray (pewter gray) cloth shown
2016 Subaru Forester Premium front cloth seats, black cloth shown
2016 Subaru Forester Premium front seats, black cloth shown
2016 Subaru Forester Limited gray (pewter gray) leather front seats
2016 Subaru Forester Limited gray (pewter gray) leather front seats
2016 Subaru Forester driver's seat, 2.0XT black leather shown
2016 Subaru Forester driver's seat, 2.0XT black leather shown
2016 Subaru Forester- 3 keys plus 2 optional remote start fobs
2016 Subaru Forester comes with 3 keys- 2 with remote lock/unlock, 1 valet key, standard on all except Touring models. Shown with 2 optional remote start fobs.
Note: The remote start on the standard key models is a great option. It works very well and has a long range. It does use a 2nd key fob as shown above.
2016 Subaru Forester 2 keyless entry, pushbutton start fobs
2016 Subaru Forester 2 keyless entry, pushbutton start key fobs standard on Touring models and not available on other models.  With the pushbutton start, if you get the optional remote start (instructions are shown here), its integrated in the main fob. Key logo keyring not included
Note- the remote start function on pushbutton start models does NOT work well at all. It has a very weak signal and very short range
NEW 6/1/16- a new remote start is now available with full long distance range on pushbutton start models. It does use a 2nd remote start fob. CONTACT YOUR DEALER WITH YOUR VIN FOR THE PART
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i and 2.5i Premium heater/ac controls, 4 fan speeds.
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i and 2.5i Premium heater/ac controls, 4 fan speeds.
2016 Subaru Forester Limited climate control knobs
2016 Subaru Forester Limited auto climate control knobs. Single zone, 7 speed fan
2016 Subaru Forester Touring dual front zone climate control knobs
2016 Subaru Forester Touring DUAL front zone auto climate control knobs
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new for 2016 Subaru Forester- bright trim around the vents
new for 2016 Subaru Forester- bright trim around the vents. 2.5i model shown with the 6.2inch audio system
2016 Subaru Forester Premium CVT interior. Black cloth, silver shift surround, vinyl wrapped steering wheel, 7" audio screen 2016 Subaru Forester Premium CVT console- 7 inch audio screen, silver shift surround, black cloth seating
2016 Subaru Forester Premium CVT interior. Black cloth, silver shift surround, vinyl wrapped steering wheel, 7" audio screen 2016 Subaru Forester Premium CVT console- 7 inch audio screen, silver shift surround, black cloth seating
2016 Forester 2.5i CVT Premium shift knob, vinyl, silver shift surround. Drive and Low mode only. All weather pkg heated front seats
2016 Forester 2.5i Premium CVT vinyl shift knob, vinyl, silver shift surround. Drive and Low mode only. Notice the All weather package heated front seat buttons in front of the shift knob.
2016 Forester Touring CVT shift knob and gloss black surround. Notice the All Weather Package heated seat buttons
2016 Forester Touring CVT leather shift knob and gloss black surround. Notice the All Weather Package heated seat buttons and xMode button.
2016 Forester 2.5i Premium manual transmission shift knob. Notice the All Weather Package heated seat buttons
2016 Forester Premium manual transmission shift knob. Premium shown with the All Weather Package heated seat buttons (not on base 2.5i model). Manuals are hard to come by but your dealer can always order.
2016 Forester center console storage with heated seats buttons and xMode button
2016 Forester center console storage with heated seats buttons and xMode button
2016 Subaru Forester standard driver controls with dash lighting and VDC off button on 2.5i base model and 2.5i Premium.
2016 Subaru Forester standard driver controls with dash lighting and VDC off button on 2.5i base model and 2.5i Premium.
captioned 2016 Subaru Forester driver controls by driver's left knee. Limited/Touring shown with optional SRF Steering Responsive Fog light button
captioned 2016 Subaru Forester driver controls by driver's left knee. Limited/Touring shown with optional SRF steering responsive fog light button
2016 Subaru Forester sliding center armrest is on all except base 2.5i model. touring model black shift surround, off black leather shown
2016 Subaru Forester sliding center armrest is on all except base 2.5i model. touring model black shift surround, off black leather shown
2016 Subaru Forester sliding center armrest on all except base 2.5i model
2016 Subaru Forester sliding center armrest on all except base 2.5i model. Touring model with gloss black shift surround and off black leather shown

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optional sport grill
optional Sport grill
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2014 forester outside mirror with approach lighting
optional approach lighting is a little LED light in the 2 outside mirrors that illuminates the side of the car and the door handle. It comes on when the car is unlocked or a door is opened.
In this image the interior map light is on for reference, but you can see how the door and handle is lit

forester approach light in the auto dimming outside mirrors
 Here's the optional approach light on during the day because a door is open. Its a small but bright LED that's on when a door is opened or unlocked with the remote. It even actually has a small Subaru logo on the glass.
The outside mirrors also automatically darken when the bright lights from a following car hits the auto dimming rear view mirror. The dimming function of the outside side view mirrors is activated by the rear view mirror.

auto dimming outside rear view mirror, all new for Subaru
optional Dimming Outside Mirrors... the entire center is dark! This a really nice option for those of us who don't like bright lights in their eyes at night, and is a first for Subaru. The center of the dimming outside side view mirror with approach lighting darkens automatically when the rear view mirror detects a bright light approaching from behind at night. In this photo the white arrow point to the darkened area, the black arrow points to the mirror's edge which doesn't darken
closeup of the 2016 Forester with optional 100w rear power outlet
closeup of the 2016 Forester with optional 100w rear power outlet
Subaru Forester optional rear seatback protector
optional rear seatback protector
Subaru Forester with rear cargo tray and optional rear seatback protector
Forester with rear cargo tray, rear bumper cover,  and optional rear seatback protector

2016 Forester optional body side moldings, dark gray shown
2016 Forester optional body side moldings and splash guards. dark gray shown
2016 Subaru Forester optional splash guards, front shown
2016 Subaru Forester optional splash guards, front shown. With optional side molding.
2016 Subaru Forester optional splash guards
2016 Subaru Forester optional splash guards, rear shown

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2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
closeup of the NEW FOR 2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
closeup of the 2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
closeup of the
NEW FOR 2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards

2014 forester 2.0XT fog lights with chrome surround
Fog lights are standard on Limited, Touring, XT. Optional on 2.5i, Premium. XT model shown with chrome surround

close-up of 2014 subaru forester trailer hitch
close-up of the Forester's optional 1 /14" trailer hitch. Its not an option found on many cars unless special ordered but can be dealer installed (higher cost). See photo page #3 for more photos of the hitch


close-up of optional front door sill plates
close-up of the optional front door etched sill plates on 2015 Forester. Its on both driver and passenger doors
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear bumper underguard and rear bumper cover, shown on a burnished bronze Touring model
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear bumper underguard and rear bumper cover, shown on a burnished bronze Touring model

 

2016 Subaru Forester optional dealer installed window rain drip vent moldings
2016 Subaru Forester optional dealer installed window rain drip vent moldings
2016 Subaru Forester optional dealer installed window rain drip vent moldings
2016 Subaru Forester optional dealer installed window rain drip vent moldings

The side window deflectors are not available from the port or factory installed.
 
2014 forester optional footwell interior illumination kit. Driver's side, blue shown
the optional footwell interior illumination kit ambient light. Available in either blue or red.
Softly illuminates both the driver and passenger footwells. Blue shown on the driver's side
2014 forester with rear gate cargo net, rear seatback and 2 side cargo nets
all 4 optional cargo nets- seatback, the 2 side nets, and the one by the gate. with rear bumper cover
forester with rear corner moldings
Forester with optional rear corner moldings (not available from the factory). Also on this car, rear bumper protector and side moldings

subaru forester optional front bumper underguard
optional front bumper underguard, not available on XTs
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optional rear bumper cover
optional rear bumper cover step pad
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear corner moldings. Right rear corner shown. They're dealer installed only.
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear corner moldings. They're dealer installed only. Right rear corner shown.
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NEWS AND UPDATES AND WHATS NEW ON THE 2016s

The 2016 Forester got excellent audio upgrades especially on Premium, Limited, Touring models!
The new systems include larger rear view back-up camera display, improved cell phone bluetooth ease of use and upgraded functions (phonebook download, text messaging on iphone, android), navigation system which is actually worth having etc, especially the 7" system standard on Premium, Limited and Touring models



8/27/16 Navigation map updates
2012 and newer models with navigation can get map updates
2016 and 2017 navigation models can get the 3 years of free updates when available
www.SubaruMapUpdates.com


NEW 6/1/16- a new remote start is now available with full long distance range on pushbutton start models. It does use a 2nd remote start fob. Retro-fittable on 2014, 20015, and 2016 Foresters. It was not offered factory  installed on any 2016 models. CONTACT YOUR DEALER WITH YOUR VIN FOR THE PART

4/21/16  2016 Outback, Forester, and Legacy orders end Monday 4/25

That means 2017 model information, prices, and orders will be available soon


4/14/16 2017 Forester gets updated!
2017 changes announced, and they're everything we hoped for (almost).
Model and transmission line-up remains the same as 2016.
Lots of much needed safety technology upgrades.
Mild front end freshening.
Quieter ride

this is early info and will be changed and corrected as more details are released


The cars are expected to arrive early July. Prices and orders are expected soon.
new look- the front bumper, front grill, headlights, and taillights all get mildly redesigned.
Quieter ride- thicker door glass, redesigned door seals, acoustic windshield, more underfloor insulation
Steering wheel - redesigned
new alloy wheels, machined black and silver

2.5i CVT fuel economy up slightly to 26 city/32 highway, 28 combined, from previous 24 city/32 highway, 27 combined
2.0XT fuel economy continues to be 23 city/28 highway, 25 combined, same as 2016s

Stereo- no changes expected, same as 2016 models, so no Android Auto or Carplay.
still missing-  height and/or power adjustable passenger seat, rain sensing front wipers,

upgraded Eyesight- optional on Premium, Limited and Touring models. Upgraded to v. 3 with color cameras, and now includes Lane Keep Assist, all new for Subaru High Beam Assist (HBA)  which switches the headlights between high and low beams when another car approaches, all new for Subaru Steering Responsive Headlights (based on steering wheel position), and all new for Subaru Reverse Automatic Braking to help stop parking lot mishaps. The Reverse Automatic Braking uses 4 ultrasonic sensors in the rear bumper. Exact details of what models get what features are to be announced.

new Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
new Heated steering wheel- a first for Subaru. Standard on Touring models
new Memory front driver's seat - all new on Forester

Forester 2.5 Touring and XT Touring
optional Eyesight
new- standard Blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert,
new- standard Heated steering wheel!
new- standard pushbutton start
new- XT Touring with optional eyesight gets Active Torque Vectoring which helps with hard cornering
new color- Touring only, Sepia bronze metallic
new interior- Touring only- saddle brown leather interior
new machined black and silver 18" alloys
new- redesigned steering wheel

Forester 2.5 Limited
new- standard Blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert,
new- optional Eyesight
new machined black and silver 17" alloys
new- redesigned steering wheel

Forester 2.5 and XT Premium
new- optional Eyesight with Blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert
new- optional power rear gate (part of a package, to be announced)
new- standard X Mode with hill descent control now on Premium CVTs (not manual)
new- standard rear spoiler- body colored
new machined black and silver 17" alloys on 2.5i, and 18" alloys on XT Premium
redesigned steering wheel

2.5i
still available with manual transmission or optional CVT
redesigned steering wheel


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4/11/16  2016 Forester, Outback and Legacy orders expected to close soon

Want a 2016 model? You better order it now.... the 2017s expected in July/August so 2016s orders will be closing soon.
Some models are already no longer available, such as some Forester manual transmission models.


4/2/16 RECALL
on some 2015 and 2016 WRX/STI and Forester XT
Inspect and replace turbocharger air intake ducts stamped April 2015, that may have been produced with an incorrect material that is susceptible to cracking. Should the turbocharger air intake duct crack, the engine may develop a rough idle, reduced power and possibly stall.
Owners will be notified. recall WTA-62
XT VIN 2015s FH819330-FH842199
XT VIN 2016s GH400090-GH475644

7/30/15 new option-  body colored door edge guards.
MSRP $139 installed, or available with new Protection Package including door edge guards, side moldings, rubber mats, splash guards, and rear bumper cover for $740 


6/17/15  2016 Foresters can be ordered starting tomorrow, Thursday 6/18/15, 11am east coast time

 
June 16, 2015-  2016 model specs, features and prices announced.
Orders are not available yet
The model line-up and Option Packages all remain the same
Subaru continues to make a manual transmission 2.5i and Premium
Prices went up $200 on the 2.5i models and $700 on all other models
MSRP including destination
2.5i manual + $200 to $23,245
2.5i CVT +$200 to $24,245
2.5i Premium, manual + $700 to $26,145
2.5i Premium CVT + $700 to $26,645
2.5i Limited CVT + $700 to $29,645
2.5i Touring CVT + $700 to $31,645
2.0XT Premium + $700 to $30,045
2.0XT Touring + $700 to $34,645

Some Option Package prices reduced $500 which will help offset the price increases
Premium Package #13 all weather package $500, same as the 2015 model
Premium Package #14 all weather package and Eyesight, $1295, same as 2015 model
Premium Package #15 all weather package, navigation, Eyesight now $1895, ($500 less than $2395 2015 model)
Limited Package #22 Navigation, Harman/Kardon audio $1350 ($500 less than $1850 2015 model)
Limited Package $23 Navigation, Harman/Kardon audio, Eyesight  $2145 ($500 less than $2645 2015 model)
2.5 Touring and 2.0XT Touring Package #2 Eyesight, Navigation $1395, ($500 less than the $1895 on the 2015 model)


As expected, the big change is the Audio systems
All models get the upgraded audio with LCD screen with rear view backup camera display,  improved cell phone features including phonebook download, HD radio, Starlink cloud apps,
2.5i 6.2" system
2.5 Premium, Limited, Touring, 2.0XT Premium, XT Touring all get the 7"audio plus the new Starlink Safety and Security connectivity

new on 2016 Starlink Safety and Security Connectivity System- on all models except 2.5 base models. 1 year free basic Safety Plus package included with new car purchase, activated by salesperson at time of purchase. Note: in my opinion, It should be free for the full 3 year/36000 mile full warranty period, same as the 3 year/36000 roadside assistance program.
> new on 2016 All models get One Touch Lane Change- lightly tap the turn signal stalk to make the signals flas three time for lane changes etc
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new on 2016 Limited, Touring, XT Premium, XT Touring all get Welcome Lighting so the lights stay on briefly when you use the remote to unlock the doors from a distance
> Touring models have standard pushbutton start and get
new on 2016 Pin Code Access to lock/unlock the doors. (pin code access is a clunky system to lock/unlock the doors)
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new on 2016 Eyesight gets Steering Responsive Fog Lights. Note: forester did NOT get the upgrade to Eyesight v.3 with Lane Keep Assist like the Outback, Legacy and WRX  Eyesight did.
> Eyesight is still not available on a black color car
> new on 2016 Navigation gets the Subaru Map Update Program with 3 years free annual map updates, and 3 years free SiriusXM NavTraffic and Travel Link (weather, stock reports, sports, and gas station locator) 
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new on 2016 body colored, roof mounted fin antenna

Color
Satin white replaced by Crystal white

Things I wish they had changed on the 2016s but didn't..,
still no....
- STILL NO Paddle Shifters on the 2.5 models. It didn't happen.
- STILL NO height adjustable front passenger seat
- STILL NO blind spot detection and rear crosstraffic alert
- STILL NO fix to the stubborn power rear gate mechanism. There are 4 pages of instructions in the owner's manual to set a height, plus its slow to open and tugging on it makes it not open correctly.

- Pin Code access with the pushbutton start system is hard to use.
- STILL no rain sensing front wipers
- Roadside assistance still only on the new vehicle for the 3 year/36000 mile full warranty. It should be on any Subaru you own. 
> STILL no standard roof rails on the base 2.5i models. Roof rails should be standard, if for no other reason than it would improve resale as well as look better.



5/28/15 Its hard to make a great car better, but here's my 2016 Forester wish list

The Forester should only have 3 models.
Currently there are 4 models, which is 1 too many.
The 2016 models should be 2.5i, Premium, and then combine the Limited and Touring.
And hopefully there will continue to be manual transmission 2.5i and Premium models even though there's not much demand for them

Other things the 2016 should have
Rain sensing front wipers
Put roof rails on all models
Eyesight standard on the Touring
Power memory seat on Touring models
Passenger seat really needs a  height adjustment on all models
5 or 6 speed front wiper intermittent speeds- currently only 4 speeds.
Blind spot and rear cross traffic alert should be on both Limited and Touring.
The 3 year/36,000 mile warranty includes Roadside Assistance program which should include all Subarus the new owner has
The 2016s will get finally the new infotainment!  Hopefully only the base model will get the 6.2" system and all other models get much better 7" system
Easier to set power gate height control. How about a knob/dial with low, medium, medium high and high height settings, and a button to open? The current height setting system is impossible to use.
More small accessories are needed to personalize a car: optional under-car puddle lights, more optional interior ambient, cupholder, dash lights, factory front and rear bumper corner anti-scuff moldings, hood protector etc etc


5/21/15 2015 Outback, Legacy and Forester orders close Tuesday May 26 at 2pm EST
At last, some news has been released, just as the national Subaru dealer meeting is ending.
No details or specs yet, but at least we know when the new 2016 models will be coming.
2016 model Outback, Legacy and Forester changes and prices will finally be announced in June, and 2016 orders will be available at that time with estimated delivery starting in August.
Stay tuned for more details to trickle out..



The 2016, 2015, 2014  Forester 2.5i CVT does not have Paddle Shifters or any way to control the transmission other than 'low mode'.
Low mode is basically like 2nd/3rd gear. 
While some drivers might not use them frequently (or ever), drivers that are involved with the car's handling, acceleration, or performance have had the ability to fully control Subaru CVT or automatic transmissions. This is very important for safety, for acceleration, for passing and freeway merging, for snow control, for control going down hills without riding the brakes, for powering up hills, or just having fun.
There are paddle shifters on the Canadian 2.5 models except the base model (and it wasn't too long ago Canadians wanted US models).
If you think Subaru should put Paddle Shifters with manual control on the 2.5 models, please voice your opinion and concern to Subaru customer support at 800 SUBARU3 (800 782-2783)


It wasn't too long ago that Subaru proudly marketed its superior handling and performance capabilities as a distinctive benefit setting it apart from the Mediocrity of most other Japanese brands.
It was about being engaged with the car, and Subaru was more than just another bland modern car with a disconnected, driving experience.
This missing paddle shifter is a major down-grade for Subaru, and all the competitors (CRV, Rav, Santa Fe, Escape etc etc) have some form of transmission control more that the Low mode.
It essentially eliminates driver involvement. It makes the car much more generic (an appliance like a toaster over or microwave) and one of the only Crossovers without a driver controllable transmission.
The 2.5L's CVT 'Low mode' is effective for slower driving and hill descent in snow only but its not like the control one has using Paddle Shifters.
The 2.5 Limited and Touring models have new X-mode with hill descent control but that's not the same as the gear selectable Paddle Shifter.
The 2016, 2015, 2014 Forester 2.0XT has Paddle shifters, with either 6 or 8 sequentially selectable gears so Subaru knows that this is an important feature!
The driver of a 2.5L CVT also needs transmission control.
So this is the major disappointment.
Perhaps it's a cost savings but I hope not a sign of what is to come.
There are sure to be many buyers who looked forward to the Forester that will be frustrated by this omission.

Hopefully Subaru customer support (800 782-2783)  will hear about this from many people.


On Towing a trailer with the 2016, 2015, 2014 Forester.

The 2014 and 2015 is rated to tow up to 1500 pounds.  And even that would be a lot to tow behind the a 2.5L model because they have no transmission control or Paddle Shifters. Previous Foresters (2013, 2012, 2011 etc)  were rated at 2400 pounds.
The 2.0XT turbo model would be a better choice with its paddle shifters, though the turbo engine would be boosted most of the time when towing which isn't particularly desirable.
The lack of paddle shifters on the 2.5s of course means the Forester is a not a good choice for anything other than infrequent, light towing. People who tow, know that transmission control is key to their safety and vehicle performance - whether slowing on a downgrade, pulling up a hill, or pulling a boat up a steep ramp for example.  In a side wind or bumpy road with the trailer swaying, the experienced tower doesn't want to just hit the brakes, instead they know to gradually downshift to maintain stability and safely control the trailer and vehicle. The computer managed Low mode is the only choice the driver has other than Drive, and Low mode simply doesn't give the driver any transmission choices.
 
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A BRIEF 2016 FORESTER MODEL SNAPSHOT SUMMARY
scroll down for full model details and mechanical specs

subject to change, correction
model
code
brief summary of features
2.5i, 6 spd manual transmission GFA
2.5L 4 cylinder, 170hp, all wheel drive, VDC stability, traction control, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, cruise control, AC, remote lock/unlock, immobilizer key,  17" steel wheels, all season tires, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cell phone bluetooth, am/fm single CD stereo, 4 speakers, USB, wireless auto streaming, manual height adjustable driver's seat, color multi-function display in upper center console,
new for 2016 model-
6.2" touchscreen audio, 4 speakers, Starlink cloud app, with rear view back camera display, cell phonebook download, one touch turn signal

No option Packages
2.5i, CVT transmission
GFB
2.5L 4 cylinder, 170hp, all wheel drive, VDC stability, traction control, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, cruise control, AC, remote lock/unlock, immobilizer key,  17" steel wheels, all season tires, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cell phone bluetooth, am/fm single CD stereo, 4 speakers, USB, wireless auto streaming, manual height adjustable driver's seat,
new for 2016 model-
6.2" touchscreen audio, 4 speakers, Starlink cloud apps, with rear view back camera display, cell phonebook download, one touch turn signals,

Option Package #02  17" alloy wheels, roof rails, driver's window auto up/down
2.5i Premium, manual transmission
GFE
adds All Weather Package (heated front seats etc), roof rails for cross bars, 17" alloy wheels, 10 way power driver's seat, Power moonroof, 6 speakers, rear view back-up camera, dark tinted glass (no windshield tint band), reclining rear seats.
new for 2016 model- 7' audio with multi-touch screen, dual USBs, 6 speakers, SiriusXM (4 mos free), Starlink cloud apps, rear view backup camera display

No Option Package
2.5i Premium, CVT transmission
GFF
adds power glass moonroof with sunshade, roof rails for cross bars, alloy wheels, 10 way power driver's seat, HD radio, 6 speakers, rear view back-up camera, dark tinted glass (no windshield tint band), reclining rear seats with center armrest with cupholders.
Note- All weather package is optional on the Premium with CVT (its standard on the Premium with manual trans)
new for 2016 model- 7' audio with multi-touch screen, dual USBs, 6 speakers, Starlink cloud appsStarlink Vehicle Connectivity, SiriusXM (4 mos free), rear view backup camera display

Option Packages #13  All Weaher Package, #14 All Weather Package and Eyesight, #15 All Weather Pkg, Eyesight, Navigation
2.5i Limited
GFI
adds to Premium- All Weather Package, perforated leather seating surfaces, steering wheel and shift knob, fog lights, cargo tray, single zone climate control, cargo tray, rear spoiler, upgraded dash display, power rear gate with auto close and height memory, X-mode hill descent transmission
new for 2016 model- 7' audio with multi-touch screen, dual USBs, 6 speakers, Starlink Cloud apps, Starlink Vehicle Connectivity, SiriusXM (4 mos free), rear view backup camera display, Welcome lighting

Option Packages,  #22 Navigation/Harman Kardon audio, Pkg #23 Eyesight, Navigation, Harman Kardon amp/speakers
2.5i Touring
GFJ
adds to Limited- upgraded harman/kardon speakers (8) and 440w amp, electroluminescent dash display, turn signals in the outside mirrors, one touch folding rear seats, dual zone front climate control, 18" alloys, HID (high intensity discharge) low beam headlights with auto aiming, halogen high beams, pushbutton start/keyless access, lower black cladding with chrome trim strip.
new for 2016 model- 7' audio with multi-touch screen, dual USBs, 6 speakers, SiriusXM (4 mos free), Starlink Cloud apps, Starlink Vehicle Connectivity, rear view backup camera display, Pin Code access to the standard keyless access/pushbutton start

Option Package #32 Eyesight, Navigation
2.0XT Premium
GFM
2.0L 250hp turbo engine with SI Drive for driver controllable engine performance and paddle shifter management, sport tuned suspension, 18" alloy wheels, high torque CVT transmission with multi-mode Paddle Shifters with both 6 and 8 gearlike settings depending on the SI drive setting, All Weather Package, upgraded dash display, dual exhaust tip.
new for 2016 model- 7' audio with multi-touch screen, dual USBs, 6 speakers, SiriusXM (4 mos free), rear view backup camera display, Starlink Cloud apps, Starlink Vehicle Connectivity, Welcome lighting

No Option Packages

2.0XT Touring
GFN
adds to XT Premium- Leather interior, upgraded harman/kardon speakers (8) and 440w amp, electroluminescent dash display, turn signals in the outside mirrors, one touch folding rear seats, dual zone front climate control, Driver seatback map pocket (in addition to passenger), fog lights with chrome trim rings,  HID headlights (high intensity discharge) with auto aiming, halogen high beams, pushbutton start/keyless access, lower black cladding with chrome trim strip.
new for 2016 model- 7' audio with multi-touch screen, dual USBs, 6 speakers, SiriusXM (4 mos free), Starlink Cloud apps, Starlink Vehicle Connectivity, rear view backup camera display, Pin Code access to the standard keyless access/pushbutton start
Option Package #32 Eyesight, Navigation


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2016 SUBARU FORESTER DIMENSIONS
same as 2015, 2014

subject to change, correction
model
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
2.5i Touring
2.0XT Premium
2.0XT Touring
Passenger volume
no moonroof 113.1cf
with moonroof 107.8cf
Cargo volume
no moonroof- rear seatbacks up 34.4cf, rear seatbacks folded down 74.7cf
with moonroof- rear seatbacks up 31.5cf, rear seatbacks folded down 68.5cf
Wheelbase
103.9"
Length
180.9"
Width
70.7" with mirrors folded in; 80" with mirrors folded out, 80.5" with turn-signal mirrors (Touring, Eyesight models) folded out
Height
2.5 X without roof rails- 66.4"
all other models have roof rails- 68.2"
Track, front/rear
60.9"/61.1"
Ground clearance
8.7"
Angle of approach
23.0*
Angle of departure
25.0*
Ramp breakover angle
21.0*
Headroom, front/rear
no moonroof 41.4/39.8"
with moonroof 40.0/37.5"
Legroom front/rear
43.0/41.7"
Hip room front/rear
53.9"/53.0"
Shoulder room front/rear
57.0"/56.5"
Cargo area height
no moonroof 34.8"
with moonroof 31.9"
Cargo area lift over height
28.6"
Curb Weight
manual 3296
CVT 3366
manual 3318
CVT 3391
CVT 3419
CVT 3444
3624
CVT 3651
model
2.5i
Premium
Limited
Touring
2.0XT Premium
2.0XT Touring
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2016 FORESTER CARGO MEASUREMENTS
same as 2015, 2014

hand measured, subject to change, corrections. comments welcomed
 

2015 subaru forester cargo dimensions and measurments. hand measured
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CARGO MEASUREMENTS
hand measured and subject to change


A- rear gate width at bottom of gate 40"
B- cargo width by rear gate 51"
C- cargo width by rear gate including side storage bins 50"
D- cargo width between wheel wells 42"
E- left rear seat width 16"
F- right rear seat width 24.75
G- cargo with top of wheel wells 47"
H- rear gate width in middle 43"
I- rear gate width at top 38"
J- 
angle from left rear cargo hook to front of right rear door with passenger seat folded down 80"
K-
angle from left rear cargo hook to front right (passenger side) cargo hook, with seat up 52.25"
L- width of gate opening from lower left to upper right 50.5'
M- cargo floor length to back of rear seats 34"
N- height of rear seat 17.5"
O- cargo door height 35"
P- cargo floor length to center dash console 102"
Q- height center of floor to ceiling 32"
R- cargo floor length to top of rear seat folded down 60" (not to back of front seat, see V)
S- height to bottom of cargo area luggage cover (not shown) 16.75
T- height to from rear of wheel well to the bottom of the window 20.5"
U- length to rear of wheel well 14"
V- cargo floor length to back of front passenger seat moved all the way forward and upright 79"






2015 subaru forester cargo height dimensions and measurements, hand measured
2015 Subaru Forester cargo floor to ceiling height. Hand measured
2015 Subaru Forester cargo height
back of seats folded down to ceiling, with optional seatback protector 29"-30". Hand measured


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2015 forester gate height measurement
2015, 2014 Subaru Forester-  the top of the rear bumper is 25 1/4" high.
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he manual rear gate on X & Premium opens to 70.5" high. Hand measured
2015 subaru forester passenger seat is fixed at 28" high
the passenger seat is fixed at 28" high. Very tall passengers might find headroom tight, esp on moonroof models. There is no height adjustment on the 2014 passenger seat like there was on the 2013. Hand measured.
2015 subaru forester drivers seat as far forward as it goes
The driver's seat goes 14.5"-24" from the brake pedal. Shown at 14.5" which is really close. Hand measured.

2015, 2014 subaru forester front seat and steering wheel distance from brake pedal
Even the longest legs will be comfortable. The front seat to the brake pedal is 14.5"-24". Shown at 24"
The steering wheel telescopes in/out from 25.25- 26.5", and tilts up/down from 19-21" high. All hand measured.

2015, 2014 forester driver's seat is height adjustable, shown at lowest position
2015 subaru Forester power driver's seat adjusts from 26.5-28.25" high, shown at lowest position. Hand measured.

2015, 2014 Forester driver's seat adjusts from 2.6.5-28.25" high
2015 Subaru power driver's seat adjusts from 26.5-28.25" high, shown at 28.5". Hand measured.
2015, 2014 subaru cargo tray
2015 Forester cargo area with the cargo tray, optional on X and Premium, standard on Limited and Touring models

2015, 2014 subaru forester subfloor cargo area storage bin
2015 Forester's very practical cargo sub-floor storage, standard on all models. the spare tire is below.
2015 and 2014 forester temporary spare tire is under the cargo area subfloor storage
temporary spare tire is under the cargo sub-floor storage bin
subaru forester cargo area 12v power outlet, cargo hook, Touring model with rear seat fold-down button shown
the standard cargo area 12v power outlet and cargo hook. The Touring model is shown with the rear seat fold button that's only on Touring models.

golf clubs in the back cargo narea of a 2014 subaru forester
golf clubs easily fit in the back of a 2015 Subaru Forester
2015 and 2014 subaru forester 2.5i with golf clubs and hand cart in the cargo area
2015 and 2014 Subaru Forester with a bike in the cargo area
2015 Subaru Forester with a bike in the cargo area


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2016 WARRANTIES

2016, 2015, 2014 subaru forester roadside assistance phone number 800-261-2155

800 261-2155
the roadside assistance phone number is on drivers window, also on 2 wallet cards included with the owners manual.
Good for 36months, 36000 miles

Bumper to bumper: 3 year/36,000 miles. 
Wear Item warranty 3 year/36,000 miles, covers premature wear: brakes, clutch linings, remote batteries, wiper blades (one time replacement) etc.
Roadside assistance 3yr/36000 miles by the Cross Country Motor Club at 800 261-2155, break-down, lock-out, flat repair etc
Powertrain: 5 year/ 60,000 miles
Corrosion, rust perforation: 5 year/100,000 miles
Emission: warranties vary by emission system and state. Minimum 3yr/36,000 with extended major emission component defect warranty 8yr/80,000
Note Warranties do not cover wear or damage due to abuse, lack of maintenance or competitive driving. Exclusions may apply, wear replacement may be one time.

subject to change, correction

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2016 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
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Always....
Always let a cold engine briefly idle as the oil circulates.
Avoid hard acceleration on a cold engine.
Check the oil between changes

2.5 X models Synthetic 0w-20 oil only. CVT uses C-30 CVT fluid (blue)
2.0XT turbo models   Synthetic 5w-30 oil only. CVT uses High Torque CVT fluid (orange)

note: 1st oil and all subsequent oil change
required at or by  6,000 miles or 6 months. 
Note: this is the minimum oil change interval required. Under race or other severe driving, even more frequently.
Under severe driving conditions, check your oil at least every 2nd fuel fill-up and change your engine oil more frequently. If your oil consumption rate is greater than 1 quart every 1,200 miles or 1 liter every 2,000 kilometers, contact your Subaru dealer who may perform a test under controlled conditions (from the owner's manual).

Oil and filter change:  every 6 months or 6,000 miles, under severe  or hard driving change more often
Cabin air filter  replace every 12mos/12,000 miles
Tire rotations: every 6-10,000 miles. Equal tread required at all corners. Tires, wheels FAQ
Timing chain all Foresters have a timing chain - no replacement needed

6,000 miles/6 mos
oil and filter change, rotate tires
12,000 miles/12 mos inspection, tire rotation, replace cabin air filter,
18,000 miles/18 mos oil and filter change,
replace rotate tires
24,000 miles/24 mos  inspection, oil and filter change, rotate tires,
replace cabin air filter
30,000 mile replace engine air filters, brake fluid, and gear fluid as needed,
oil and filter change, rotate tires
36,000 miles/36 mos oil and filter change, rotate tires,
replace cabin air filter
42,000 miles/42 mos  oil and filter change, rotate tires,
replace cabin air filter
48,000 miles/48 mos oil and filter change, rotate tires,
replace cabin air filter
60,000 miles/60 mos repeat 30,000 service, replace spark plugs/wires
90,000 miles/90 mos service with complete fluid, filter change. Inspect all hoses, belts
120,000 miles/120 mos repeat 30,000 service, replace spark plugs
137,500 miles replace Super Coolant Radiator Fluid. The 1st replacement is 11 years, 137,500 miles, or 220,000Km. The 2nd replacement is 6yrs, 75,000 miles

full maintenance schedule

subject to change, correction

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SAFETY  - 2016 FORESTER

subject to change, correction, updates. Tips and corrections welcomed

Subaru Mobile-It-Ease program helps modify vehicles for special needs drivers. More info here

all new for 2016
Subaru Starlink connected safety and convenience services

Not on 2.5i base model.

On Premium, Limited,
Touring, XT Premium, XT Touring
 

all new for 2016
On Premium, Limited, Touring, XT Premium, XT Touring models
Not on 2.5i base models.
(its also offered on 2016 Outback, Legacy)

SUBARU STARLINK Connected Safety and Convenience Services
helps in an accident, if you're locked out, lost, car is stolen, broken down, or with emergency services and mechanical issues and notification.
AT&T provides the cellular connection, Sirius/XM provides the telematics

Note- this emergency system does not work if the car's battery is dead. In the event of a dead battery or an accident where the battery is dislodged, there's no backup battery so have your cellphone handy because Starlink won't work.

there are 2 packages
#1 Safety Plus with SOS emergency accident assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, maintenance notification, and diagnostic alerts-  1st year free
#2 Safety Plus and Security Plus adds stolen vehicle recovery, alarm notifications, remote lock/unlock, remote horn/lights function, remote vehicle finder

your dealer/salesperson will sign you up at time of vehicle purchase, or see your dealer/salesperson to purchase services later,  or sign up on mysubaru.com
All Wheel Drive

Full time all wheel drive

fuel cutoff system fuel cutoff system detects an airbag deployment and cuts off to minimize fire danger after an accident. (new on 2013)
brake override system brake override system- when gas and brake pedals are both pressed, the brake overrides and stops the car. To prevent operator error unintended acceleration
(new on 2013)
Turn signals Turn signal in the outside mirrors is standard on all Limiteds, and is on Premiums with optional eyesight.
One-touch turn signals- briefly tap the turn signal stalk up or down and the turn signals will flash a few times
Rear view camera
standard on all models. the 7" audo screen is a better display that the base 6.2" system
TPMS- tire pressure monitor system
Standard  (must re-sync monitors whenever tires or wheels are replaced)
VDC, TCS
 VDC Electronic Stability Control and TCS full time all wheel, all speed Traction Control System.
Seatbelts
5 passenger, all with full shoulder harness and lap belts
Height adjustable shoulder harness anchor points  (except center rear)
Child Seat
LATCH system (lower anchor and tether for children)
Child seat anchors hidden under flap
Driver's kneee airbag
helps keep driver from sliding forward into or below the steering colum
Front Airbags
 Standard with Dual Stage Deployment. Dual Stage means:
Driver: detects distance of driver from steering wheel
Passenger seat: detects weight and will turn off airbag if passenger is under app 75-80#. This status is displayed by the trip computer
Side Airbags
Standard front side airbags
Side Curtain airbags
Standard Front and Rear side Curtain airbags, and includes Roll-Over sensor to deply curtain airbags if a rollover is detected (was new on the 2015s)
Headrests
5 headrests,
  front headrests now are now tilt adjustable, in addition to height adjustable (was new on the 2015 models)
Crumple Zones
Front and rear
5mph Impact Bumpers
Front and rear
Body Structure
Ring-Shaped reinforcement safety structure
dual front, single rear, all tied into a full perimeter protection system
Brakes
4 wheel, 4 channel anti-lock power disc brakes
Electronic parking brake with Hill Holder function
  Front:
ventilated front and rear discs on all models
Rear: 12.4" front discs, 11.8" rear discs

DayTime Running lights (DRL)
DRL are standard with auto-off headlights
Auto-off headlights
Headlights are auto on-off with the ignition. A green indicator light is on when headlights are on.
Childproof rear door locks
Standard
Panic Alarm
 Standard using remote lock/unlock key fob
Freeze alert
the outside temperature Freeze Alert flashes at 36*-37* warning of possible slick road conditions
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
EDR, Event Data Recorder information.
 In the event of an impact, the EDR will freeze data including how various systems were operating, for example if seatbelts were buckled, if the gas or brake pedals were pressed, and vehicle speed. No personal data is stored. To read data, special equipment is required. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer (Subaru), other parties such as law enforcement that have the equipment can read the information if they have access to the vehicle or EDR.  Existing laws generally provide that information in an EDR is confidential and is the property of the owner of the motor vehicle. Information is accessed through the airbag system using a Subaru service computer.

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2016 Forester Eyesight
subject to change, correction.

Subaru Forester eyesight cameras
2015 Subaru Forester optional Eyesight cameras


2016 and 2015 Forester has 2nd generation Eyesight which is slightly different from the 2016/2015 Outback/Legacy 3rd generation Eyesight system

Note: Eyesight is available with all colors except Crystal Black due to heat issues

Here are the features
new fror 2016 Forester Eyesight Steering Responsive Fog Lights
Pre-Collision Braking
Pre-Collision Brake Assist
Pre-Collision Throttle Management
Lane Departure and Lane Sway Warning
Adaptive Cruise Control
Lead Vehicle Start Alert


new for 2016 Forester Steering Responsive Fog Lights when the headlights are on and the fog lights are off, and the steering wheel is turned the fog light on that side turns on to illuminate into the turn or the corner.
 
Pre-Collision Braking can recognize an impending collision, alert the driver and even automatically apply the brakes to help avoid a collision or minimize the impact when a collision is inevitable.
The EyeSight cameras and electronic control units analyze objects on the road ahead, measure the distance to the object and compare the object’s speed to the EyeSight vehicle’s speed. Only once EyeSight has locked onto an object on the road ahead, if the system recognizes a potential collision, will Pre-Collision Braking activate.
There are three stages of operation that may occur in rapid succession:
Initial Warning – The Multi-Function Display in the top center of the instrument panel will show an image of a white vehicle icon representing the vehicle that has been detected and a warning display, and a series of short beeps will sound. These warnings tell the driver to take action. No braking or other vehicle control functions are activated in this first stage
First Braking Application – If there is no driver intervention – such as steering around the obstacle or braking – Pre-Collision Braking will immediately and automatically apply the brakes. (Note that whenever the brakes are applied, the brake lights illuminate.) If this braking is not sufficient, the audible alert and instrument panel displays will continue to issue warnings
Second Braking Application – If there is still no driver intervention, the brakes are immediately and automatically applied harder, and the system will issue a continuous warning sound. The driver can still take action to avoid a collision, but EyeSight is now warning that a collision is imminent 

Pre-Collision Brake Assist. If EyeSight® recognizes an impending collision and the driver is applying the brakes but not with enough force, Pre-Collision Brake Assist automatically applies up to full braking pressure in order to try to shorten braking distances.
Note- this feature does not replace Brake Assist, which is standard on all Subaru models, but rather enhances Brake Assist by adding an extra level of information to determine when to apply full braking. These features are helpful because in emergency braking situations, many drivers simply do not apply full braking pressure.
If a vehicle has been detected, the multi-function display in the top center of the instrument panel will show an image of a white vehicle icon, a warning displays and a series of short beeps will sound. When the driver applies the brakes to avoid hitting the vehicle or object ahead, EyeSight continues to measure the closing distance, vehicle speed and brake application. If EyeSight determines that sufficient braking pressure has not been applied to avoid impact with the vehicle ahead, it will provide full braking pressure. After the vehicle has stopped, a ready light flashes and audible beeping warning occurs. At that point, the driver must apply the brake to remain stopped.
If EyeSight determines that evasive actions have been taken, based on information from a steering angle sensor and other input, Pre-Collision Brake Assist will be cancelled 

Pre-Collision Throttle Management helps prevent drivers from accelerating into a stopped vehicle or other obstacle in front of them. It warns the driver and reduces engine power until he or she applies the brakes to avoid an impact.
EyeSight® analyzes the object ahead, and measures the distance to the object as well as vehicle speed and throttle position. If it determines that the throttle opening will result in an impact, Pre-Collision Throttle Management:
Displays a warning on the instrument panel, sounds a repeated series of short beeps and can significantly restrict the throttle so that vehicle acceleration will be reduced

Lane Departure and Lane Sway Warning
Lane Departure alerts drivers when they unintentionally move out of their travel lane. It takes no corrective vehicle action other than issuing visual and audible warnings. Lane Sway Warning acts in a similar way, detecting unusual back and forth vehicle movement within the lane of travel. That movement can be indicative of a drowsy driver.
 EyeSight® analyzes the lane markings on the road ahead, including the road’s centerline and shoulder markings. If it determines that the driver is deviating from the normal lane of travel, it displays a warning on the instrument panel and issues six short beeps as an alert. This feature relies on EyeSight’s recognition software as well as input from the brakes, steering and throttle sensors, and the turn signals.
Lane Departure Warning and Lane Sway Warning only operate at speeds over 32 mph.
Lane Departure and Lane Sway do not work when the turn signal is used and for a brief time afterward the steering wheel is turned significantly, the brake pedal is depressed, or the accelerator is fully depressed. Because Lane Departure and Lane Sway Warning rely on EyeSight’s ability to recognize lane markings and road shoulders, this function may not operate when there are no lane markings or they are very worn, the lane markings are a similar color as the road surface, there is very little contrast between the road surface and the shoulder
Lane Departure and Lane Sway Warning should be turned off in situations where EyeSight might become confused by road markings, such as tire tracks on a wet or snow-covered road, repaired road surfaces with significant contrast between the repair and the original pavement, harsh shadows on the road from guard rails, or bright transitions in road surfaces, such as when leaving a tunnel

Adaptive Cruise Control combines the benefits of cruise control with active monitoring of the road ahead by EyeSight, and it issues warnings and activates automatic braking when needed.
Adaptive Cruise Control can regulate vehicle speed in order to keep a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead. It does not replace conventional cruise control, which can still be used when desired.
EyeSight’s cameras and object-recognition software measure the distance to the lead vehicle and the speed difference between vehicles and can slow the EyeSight vehicle to keep a safe gap in travel. If a slower lead vehicle moves out of the lane ahead or exits, the system automatically accelerates back up to its set speed. In other words, it tracks vehicles in your travel lane and automatically maintains a gap between you. It can even bring the EyeSight vehicle to a complete stop if the lead vehicle comes to a stop, such as during a sudden traffic jam.
However, the Forester EyeSight system does not have a “stay stopped” feature as found in Legacy and Outback models. This is because Forester does not have an electronic parking brake. The Forester driver is responsible for keeping the vehicle stopped in this situation. 

Lead Vehicle Start Alert alerts the driver when his or her vehicle remains stopped after a vehicle in front has started to move away.

Forester Eyesight Details
The twin video cameras’ field of view is 25 degrees horizontally from the center of the windshield. Unlike human vision, EyeSight has no peripheral vision
The twin video cameras’ field of vision extends up to 260 feet in front of the vehicle, but objects very close to the vehicle may not be detected
EyeSight works to recognize obstacles within a 19 mph (or less) speed differential. Essentially, EyeSight needs time to recognize an object or potential obstacle. If the speed difference between the EyeSight vehicle and the object is greater than 19 mph, the object will likely not be detected
Sun glare, foul weather, a dirty windshield or even a thin coating of frost or ice will hinder or even cancel EyeSight operation. If you’re having a hard time seeing out of the windshield, so will EyeSight
A cracked windshield, oil film on the glass or reflections may impede the performance of EyeSight
EyeSight may not recognize low-contrast objects, those with regularly spaced patterns or horizontal lines, backlit objects, very small objects (less than 3 feet tall) or complex-shaped vehicles, such as cement mixers or car-carrier trucks
EyeSight becomes operational about 7 seconds after the engine is started
There is a time delay of several seconds between when an object enters the field of view of EyeSight, when the software recognizes it and when an alert or action is initiated
Non-approved vehicle accessories, such as hood protectors, and water-repellent glass coatings should not be used with EyeSight-equipped vehicles, since they may hinder its operation
Do not touch or try to clean the EyeSight camera lenses inside the vehicle. It is imperative that extra precaution be used when cleaning the inside of the windshield, because over-spray from cleaners may impair or even damage the cameras’ lenses, which is not a warranty issue

Note: Eyesight is not available on a Crystal Black car due to heat issues

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2016 Forester Major Option Packages

These are the factory installed Model Option Packages that determine the features on the car
The individual options and packages are below.

Prices are MSRP. Your actual selling price may be less

subject to change, correction, updating


8/27/16 Navigation map updates
2016 and 2017 navigation models can get the 3 years of free updates when available at www.SubaruMapUpdates.com
model (model code)
package code
Option Package
2.5i, manual transmission (GFA)
#01
standard pkg

new for 2016 2.5i model - 6.2" audio system, One Touch Lane Change turn signals

standard features includes 2.5L 4 cylinder, 170hp, all wheel drive, VDC stability, traction control, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, cruise control, AC, remote lock/unlock, immobilizer key,  17" steel wheels,
rear view back camera, color multi-function display in center console, all season tires, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cell phone bluetooth, 6.2" audio LCD touch screen with am/fm single CD stereo, 4 speakers, Starlink cloud apps, Pandora, Aha apps, USB, wireless auto streaming, manual height adjustable driver's seat

2.5i, CVT transmission (GFB)
#01
standard pkg

new for 2016 2.5i model - 6.2" audio system, One Touch Lane Change turn signals

standard features includes 2.5L 4 cylinder, 170hp, all wheel drive, VDC stability, traction control, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, cruise control, AC, remote lock/unlock, immobilizer key,  17" steel wheels,
rear view back camera, color multi-function display in center console, all season tires, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cell phone bluetooth, am/fm single CD stereo, 4 speakers, USB, wireless auto streaming, manual height adjustable driver's seat,
#02
optional

Alloy Wheel Package. 17" alloy wheels, roof rack rails, and driver's window auto up/down
MSRP $600

2.5i Premium, manual trans (GFE)
#11
standard pkg

new for 2016 Premium 7" audio system, Starlink connected services

includes the All Weather Package with heated front seats, defrosting outside mirror,  front wiper deicers, Power moonroof, roof rails for cross bars, alloy wheels, 10 way power driver's seat, HD radio, painted outside mirrors, dark tinted glass (no windshield tint band), reclining rear seats with center armrest with cupholders.

2.5i Premium, CVT (GFF)










2.5i Premium (GFF)
#12
standard pkg

new for 2016 Premium 7" audio system, Starlink connected services

includes Power moonroof, roof rails for cross bars, alloy wheels, 10 way power driver's seat, HD radio, painted outside mirrors, dark tinted glass (no windshield tint band), reclining rear seats.


#13
optional

All Weather Package. With high/low heated front seats, defrosting outside mirrors, front wiper deicers.
 
MSRP $500
#14
optional

All Weather Package
Eyesight.
> All Weather Package includes
high/low heated front seats, defrosting outside mirrors, front wiper deicers.
> Eyesight Driver Assist
(2nd generation) is an advance collision active warning system, with dual front facing cameras on either side of the the rear view mirror. Functions are  steering responsive fog lights (new for 2016 Forester), adaptive cruise control, lane sway and departure warning, pre-collision braking with pedestrian/object detection, warning when traffic starts moving at a stop light. Eyesight cars have three windshield washer squirters, with the middle one to clean in front of the cameras.

MSRP $1,295
Note- this package has Eyesight and is not available with crystal black color due to heat issues

#15
optional

All Weather Package
Eyesight,
Navigation

> All Weather package includes
high/low heated front seats, defrosting outside mirrors, front wiper deicers.
> Eyesight Driver Assist System (2nd generation) is an advance collision active warning system, with dual front facing cameras on either side of the the rear view mirror. Functions are steering responsive fog lights (new for 2016 Forester), adaptive cruise control, lane sway and departure warning, pre-collision braking with pedestrian/object detection,  warning when traffic starts moving at a stop light. Eyesight cars have three windshield washer squirters, with the middle one to clean in front of the cameras.
> new for 2016- 7" high resolution LCD multi-touch touch screen Navigation system. Rear camera displays here. Cell phone bluetooth with phonebook download, SMS messaging.  AM/FM/HD radio, XM satellite radio (4 mos free All Access), single disc CD, wireless audio streaming, Starlink cloud apps, Pandora, Aha apps. Two USB ports, one 3.5mm jack  Subaru Map Update Program with 3 free years annual map updates, SD card, 3 years free SiriusXM Navtraffic and Travel Link (weather, stock reports, sports, and gas station locator). iTunes tagging. 6 speakers. The screen color selection is blue, gray, red, amber...
MSRP $1895

Notes- Package #15 price reduced $500 from the $2395 charged on the 2015 model. This 2016 model price $1895 is a very good deal! This package has Eyesight and is not available with crystal black color due to heat issues

2.5i Limited, CVT (GFI)













2.5i Limited, CVT (GFI)
#21
standard pkg

new for 2016 Limited 7" audio system, Starlink connected services, Welcome Lighting


The Limited adds to X Premium- All Weather Package, perforated leather seating surfaces, leather steering wheel and shift knob, fog lights, cargo tray, single zone climate control, cargo tray, rear spoiler, upgraded dash display, power rear gate with auto close and height memory, X-mode hill descent transmission

#22
optional

Navigation
Harman Kardon (H/K)  subwoofer and speakers
> new for 2016- 7" high resolution LCD multi-touch touch screen Navigation system. Rear camera displays here. Harman Kardon (HK) audio with 440w equivalent HK subwoofer, 8 HK speakers. Cell phone bluetooth with phonebook download, SMS messaging.  AM/FM/HD radio, XM satellite radio (4 mos free All Access), single disc CD, wireless audio streaming, Starlink cloud apps, Pandora, Aha apps. Two USB ports, one 3.5mm jack  Subaru Map Update Program with 3 free years annual map updates, SD card, 3 years free SiriusXM Navtraffic and Travel Link (weather, stock reports, sports, and gas station locator). iTunes tagging.

MSRP $1350
Note: Package #22 price has been reduced $500 from the $1850 charged for the 2015 model, making this 2016 model price $1350 is a very good deal!
#23
optional
Eyesight
Navigation
Harman Kardon (HK) 440w HK subwoofer, 8 HK speakers
> Eyesight Driv
er Assist System  (2nd generation) is an advance collision active warning system, with dual front facing cameras on either side of the the rear view mirror. Functions are steering responsive fog lights (new for 2016 Forester), adaptive cruise control, lane sway and departure warning, pre-collision braking with pedestrian/object detection,  warning when traffic starts moving at a stop light.  Eyesight cars have three windshield washer squirters, with the middle one to clean in front of the cameras.
> new for 2016- 7" high resolution LCD multi-touch touch screen Navigation system. Rear camera displays here. Harman Kardon (HK) audio with 440w equivalent HK subwoofer, 8 HK speakers. Cell phone bluetooth with phonebook download, SMS messaging.  AM/FM/HD radio, XM satellite radio (4 mos free All Access), single disc CD, wireless audio streaming, Starlink cloud apps, Pandora, Aha apps. Two USB ports, one 3.5mm jack  Subaru Map Update Program with 3 free years annual map updates, SD card, 3 years free SiriusXM Navtraffic and Travel Link (weather, stock reports, sports, and gas station locator). iTunes tagging.  The screen color selection is blue, gray, red, amber...
MSRP $2145

Notes
This Package #23 price has been reduced $500 from the $2645 charged for the 2015 model. This 2016 model price $2145 is a very good deal!
This package has Eyesight and is not available with crystal black color due to heat issues
2.5i Touring, CVT (GFJ)
#31
standard pkg

new for 2016 Touring
7" audio system,
Starlink connected services, Welcome Lighting, the pushbutton start includes new Pin Code Access

Touring adds to Limited

7" audio system, Starlink connected services, Welcome Lighting, Keyless access/pushbutton start with pin code access, HID low beam headlights with auto leveling, upgraded harman/kardon speakers (8) and 440watt amp, electroluminescent dash display, turn signals in the outside mirrors, one touch folding rear seats, dual zone climate control, chrome lower accent rocker panel strip
#32
optional

Eyesight
Navigation
> Eyesight Driver Assist
System  (2nd generation) is an advance collision active warning system, with dual front facing cameras on either side of the the rear view mirror. Functions are steering responsive fog lights (new for 2016 Forester), adaptive cruise control, lane sway and departure warning, pre-collision braking with pedestrian/object detection,  warning when traffic starts moving at a stop light. Eyesight cars have three windshield washer squirters, with the middle one to clean in front of the cameras.

> new for 2016- 7" high resolution LCD multi-touch touch screen Navigation system. Rear camera displays here. Harman Kardon (HK) audio with 440w equivalent HK subwoofer, 8 HK speakers. Cell phone bluetooth with phonebook download, SMS messaging.  AM/FM/HD radio, XM satellite radio (4 mos free All Access), single disc CD, wireless audio streaming, Starlink cloud apps, Pandora, Aha apps. Two USB ports, one 3.5mm jack  Subaru Map Update Program with 3 free years annual map updates, SD card, 3 years free SiriusXM Navtraffic and Travel Link (weather, stock reports, sports, and gas station locator). iTunes tagging.  The screen color is user selectable.. blue, gray, red, amber...
MSRP $1395

Note-
This Package #32 price has been reduced $500 from last year's $1895 on the 2015 model, so this 2016 model price $1395 is a very good deal!
 This package has Eyesight and is not available with crystal black color due to heat issues
2.0XT Premium turbo, CVT (GFM)
#16
standard pkg

Standard features include

2.0L 250hp turbo engine with SI Drive for driver controllable engine performance and paddle shifter management, sport tuned suspension, 18" alloy wheels, high torque CVT transmission with multi-mode Paddle Shifters with both 6 and 8 gearlike settings depending on the SI drive setting,
All Weather package, upgraded dash display, dual exhaust tips,

2.0XT Touring turbo, CVT (GFN)
#31
standard pkg

new for 2016 Touring 7" audio system, Starlink connected services, Welcome Lighting, the pushbutton start includes new Pin Code Access

2.0XT Touring turbo

2.0L 250hp turbo engine with SI Drive for driver controllable engine performance and paddle shifter management, sport tuned suspension, 18" alloy wheels, high torque CVT transmission with multi-mode Paddle Shifters with both 6 and 8 gearlike settings depending on the SI drive setting,  7" audio system, Starlink connected services, Welcome Lighting, Keyless access/pushbutton start with pin code access, HID low beam headlights with auto leveling, upgraded harman/kardon speakers (8) and 440watt amp, electroluminescent dash display, turn signals in the outside mirrors, one touch folding rear seats, dual zone climate control, chrome lower accent rocker panel strip
#32
optional
Eyesight
Navigation

> Eyesight Driver Assist
System (2nd generation) is an advance collision active warning system, with dual front facing cameras on either side of the the rear view mirror. Functions are steering responsive fog lights (new for 2016 Forester),adaptive cruise control, lane sway and departure warning, pre-collision braking with pedestrian/object detection,  warning when traffic starts moving at a stop light. Eyesight cars have three windshield washer squirters, with the middle one to clean in front of the cameras.
new for 2016- 7" high resolution LCD multi-touch touch screen Navigation system. Rear camera displays here. Harman Kardon (HK) audio with 440w equivalent HK subwoofer, 8 HK speakers. Cell phone bluetooth with phonebook download, SMS messaging.  AM/FM/HD radio, XM satellite radio (4 mos free All Access), single disc CD, wireless audio streaming, Starlink cloud apps, Pandora, Aha app. Two USB ports, one 3.5mm jack  Subaru Map Update Program with 3 free years annual map updates, SD card, 3 years free SiriusXM Navtraffic and Travel Link (weather, stock reports, sports, and gas station locator). iTunes tagging.
The screen color selection is blue, gray, red, amber...
MSRP $1395

Note-
This Package #32 price has been reduced $500 from last year's $1895 on the 2015 model, so this 2016 model price $1395 is a very good deal!
 This package has Eyesight and is not available with crystal black color due to heat issues
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2016 Forester MSRP Prices
Note: these are factory MSRP prices.
Your purchase price may vary. Contact your local dealer.

subject to change and correction.
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Notes

6.15.16  2016 model prices announced. Destination remains $850. Alaska $1000.
Destination might vary in the independent regions that include the states CT, HI, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT

2016 Prices raised $200 on the 2.5i models and $700 on all other models
MSRP including destination
2.5i manual + $200 to $23,245
2.5i CVT +$200 to $24,245
2.5i Premium, manual + $700 to $26,145
2.5i Premium CVT + $700 to $26,645
2.5i Limited CVT + $700 to $29,645
2.5i Touring CVT + $700 to $31,645
2.0XT Premium + $700 to $30,045
2.0XT Touring + $700 to $34,645

Price reduced $500 on Option Packages with navigation, so packages #15, #22, #23, #32 are $500 less on the 2016 model that they were on the 2015 model.

* Always include destination when discussing price or calculating payments.
* This is a research site and your purchase price may vary due to your dealer's mark-up or discounts, rebates, incentives, and of course any options on the car.
* Prices here do not include any applicable tax or license fees.
* Interest Rates, rebates page

Please read- this unofficial, independent Subaru research site by Joe Spitz is designed to help you learn about Subarus and is not sponsored, authorized, supported or approved by Subaru or any dealer and is not connected to or affiliated with any dealer.  These are MSRP suggested list prices but always contact your local dealer for prices because your final price may vary due to dealer discounts or mark-up, and customer and dealer incentives.

subject to change, updating, correction

2016 model with model code
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price
your price may vary.
Please contact your local
dealer
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MSRP price including option packages - see full description above

Note- Eyesight packages are not available with crystal black color

#02- Alloy wheels, roof rails, driver's window auto up/down
#13 All Weather Package
#14 All Weather Pkg, and Eyesight
#15 All Weather, Eyesight, Navigation

#22 Navigation, Harman Kardon amp and speakers
#23 Navigation, H/K amp and speakers, Eyesight
#32 Navigation, Eyesight
MODEL
code
base MSRP
dest
MSRP
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pkg #02 -
Alloy wheels, roof rails $600
Pkg #13
  All Weather Pkg. $500
Pkg #14
All Weather Pkg , Eyesight
$1,295
Pkg #15
All Weather, Nav, Eyesight $1,895
Pkg #22
Nav, H/K amp, spkrs, $1,350
Pkg #23
Nav, H/K amp, spkrs,Eyesight
$2,145
Pkg #32 Nav, Eyesight
$1,395

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2.5i, manual transmission, 6speed
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 Pkg #22
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2016 SUBARU FORESTER MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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subject to change, correction
engine size
2.5L
2.0L turbo
model
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
2.5i Touring
2.0XT Premium
2.0XT Touring
model code
GFA manual, GFB CVT
GFE manual, GFF CVT
GFI, CVT
GFJ, CVT
GFM, CVT
GFN, CVT
engine
engine model FB25
2.5L 2498cc 4 cylinder boxer engine
DOHC- double overhead cam
16 valves with
Active valve control system
Variable Valve Control
Sequential multi-port fuel injection
Cylinder head mounted injectors
Electronic throttle control
Timing chain
Compression 10.0:1
bore/stroke 3.70"x3.54", 94mm/90mm
Spark plug NGK SILZKR7B11
Igntion timing manual 16* +/-10* at 650 rpm, CVT 16* +/- 10* at 675rpm
Idle speed manual 650+/- 100, CVT 675 +/- 100
Firing order 1-3-2-4
Battery CCA 390a
engine model FB20
2.0L 1998cc 4 cylinder boxer engine
Turbocharged with intercooler
DOHC- double overhead cam
16 valves
Dual active valve control system
Variable valve timing on intake and exhaust
Gasoline direct fuel injection (GDI)
Electronic throttle control
Timing chain
Compression 10.6:1
bore/stroke 3.39"x3.39", 86mm/86mm
SI-Drive
Ignition timing 10* +/- 10* at 700rpm
Spark plug NGK ILKAR8H6
Idle speed 700 +/- 100
Firing order 1-3-2-4
Battery CCA 390A
Horsepower, torque 170 @5800 rpm, 174@4100 rpm 250@5600 rpm (premium fuel), 258@2000-4800 rpm
Fuel economy- city/highway/combined
15.9 gallon tank
Manual transmission 22/29/25
CVT transmission 24/32/27
regular (87 octane) fuel recommended
CVT 23/28/25
Premium (93 or 91 octane) fuel is recommended for best performance, economy, and engine smoothness but not required. Regular (87 octane) gas is acceptable though there will be slightly less power and economy, and it could increase engine vibration.

Impact sensing fuel cutoff
S
Oil-  low oil indicator light
0w-20 synthetic oil, 5.1 qts when changing oil and filter
5w-30 synthetic oil, 5.4qts when changing oil and filter
oil consumption
from the 2015 Forester owners manual
Some engine oil will be consumed while driving. Under the following conditions, oil consumption can be increased and thus require refilling between maintenance intervals:
> When the engine is new and within the break-in period
> When the engine oil is of lower quality
> When the incorrect oil viscosity is used
> When engine braking is employed
> When the engine is operated at high engine speeds
> When the engine is operated under heavy loads
> When towing a trailer
> When the engine idles for long periods of time
> When the vehicle is operated in stop and go and/or heavy traffic situations
> When the vehicle is used under severe thermal conditions
> When the vehicle accelerates and decelerates frequently
Under these or similar conditions, you should check your oil at least every 2nd fuel fill-up and change your engine oil more frequently. If your oil consumption rate is greater than 1 quart every 1,200 miles or 1 liter every 2,000 kilometers, contact your Subaru dealer who may perform a test under controlled conditions.
Transmission
6 speed manual with incline start assist
Optional CVT with Low mode (no paddle shifters are available. There is no transmission control)
CVT with Low mode (no paddle shifters are available, only Low mode. There is no transmission control) high torque CVT with 6 and 8 speed manual modes with Paddle Shifters ( 6 or 8 is determined by SI drive setting).
With SI-Drive for performance and CVT control to determine whether the CVT acts likes it's 6 or 8 settings (S# setting).
This CVT requires special CVT oil (orange color).
Transmission ratios
manual , 2.5i, Premium only  1st 3.454, 2nd 1.888, 3rd 1.296, 4th 0.972, 5th 0.780, 6th 0.695. R 3.686, Final 4.444:1
CVT with Low mode 3.581 - 0.570, R 3.667, Final 3.70:1
CVT with paddle shifters 3.505 - 0.544
R 2.345, final 4.11:1
All wheel drive 2.5i, Premium with manual trans
Continuous AWD with 50/50 front back power split. viscous center differential controls the front/rear power split, with up to 100%  to the non-slipping wheels
All wheel drive-  2.5i, Premium with CVT trans
Active AWD, mostly front wheel drive with some power to the rear wheels under normal driving, electronically controlled front/back power split
All wheel drive- 2.5i Limited & Touring, and XT Premium & Touring:
Active AWD, mostly front wheel drive with some power to the rear wheels under normal driving, electronically controlled front/back power split plus has X-Mode and Hill descent control
X-Mode with Hill Descent Control standard on 2.5i Limited and Touring, 2.0XT Premium and Touring (it's not available on 2.5i or 2.5i Premium)
X-mode h
as to be activated under 12mph, and cuts off over 25mph.
X-mode is a low speed system activated by the driver. It's a computerized management system that controls the engine, CVT transmission, AWD system, brakes, and VDC to help maintain control on slippery surfaces or steep hills. Its combined with hill descent, and only works at low speeds.
Hill descent control is activated with X-mode and uses VDC engine throttle management and brakes to help maintain vehicle speed when going downhill at low speed. When activated, the system will maintain the speed it was set at.

VDC (vehicle dynamics control) stability control system with Traction Control System (TCS)

Standard on all models
VDC (vehicle dynamics control) is a 
full time, all wheel, all speed electronic stability control with TCS traction control, With an 'off' button
VDC is a electronic stability skid control system that measures and monitors steering wheel input, braking, vehicle angle etc and then applies individual brakes and/or reduces engine power to counteract skids or slides to help keep maintain driver control. Is an integral part of Xmode/hill descent on Limited/Touring models
TCS Traction Control System. TCS senses spinning wheels and applies the brakes to maintain traction.

Brakes
4 wheel disc, Anti lock, 4 channel
Electric Brake Force distribution (EBD)
Brake override system (BOS)
Brake Assist
front- 11.6 vented discs, dual caliper piston
rear- 10.8 solid discs, single caliper piston
4 wheel disc, Anti lock, 4 channel
Electric Brake Force distribution (EBD)
new Brake override system (BOS)
Brake Assist
front- 12.4 vented discs, dual caliper piston
rear- 10.9 vented discs, single caliper piston
Wheels
all: inset (48 (1.94), P.C.D 100 (3.94)
17x7" stamped steel wheel with center cap
(alloys are optional on the CVT, see packages above)
17x7" alloy wheel, 5 spoke
18" alloy, brushed silver
18x7" gray finish alloy wheels with machined silver accents
Tires
225/60 R17 98H Yokohama Geolander G91 M&S all season
225/55 R18 97H  Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 M&S all season 225/55 R18 97H Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 M&S all season
Steering
Electric power assisted rack and pinion steering
Ratio 15.5:1
Turns, lock ton lock 3.1
Turning circle 34.8ft
Suspension 4 wheel independent
front- Mcpherson type strut, lower L arms, with coil springs and stabilizer bar
rear- independent, double wishbone rear with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension- Sport Tuned
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Sport tuned suspension with 10% stiffer front and 20% stiffer rear springs
Headlights
halogen low/high beams
halogen low/high beams with auto (dusk to dawn) on/off
 HID (high intensity discharge) low beams with auto height adjustment, halogen high beams
halogen low/high beams HID (high intensity discharge) low beams with auto height adjustment, halogen high beams
Fog Lights
note: steering responsive fog lights are included on all eyesight models
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Trailer Towing

trailer towing with the Forester class one 1.25" hitch: up to 1500 pounds, tongue weight 176 lbs

note; the 2.5i models don't allow the driver to control the transmission (there are no paddle shifters) which means it is not a good vehicle for tow anything with.

towing the Forester: manual transmissions can be flat towed with all wheels on the ground behind a motorhome. All CVT models must be towed with all wheels off the ground.

Model
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
2.5i Touring
2.0XT Premium
2.0XT Touring

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2016 2.5i STANDARD FEATURES

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2016 2.5i models include
scroll down for all other models

model codes: manual trans GFA, CVT transmission  GFB

Standard on all 2.5i models
this is the 3rd year for this version and there are very few changes.

new on the 2016 2.5i base model

Turn Signals - One Touch, Tap N Go, 3 flash function
6.2" audio system- 6.2" high resolution single touch LCD screen with rear view back up camera display, Starlink cloud apps with Pandora and Aha


2.5L 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC with timing chain, and direct ignition multi-spray fuel injector,
ACVS active valve control system.
Fuel economy: manual 22/29/24; CVT 24/32/27 
Horsepower 170@5800rpm
Torque, 174lbft @4100 rpm
Oil- 0w-20 synthetic oil, replace every 6mos/6000 miles
Transmission  Manual 6 speed transmission with incline assist is standard on the 2.5i model
Transmission, Optional - CVT automatic with Low Mode. No manual CVT controls are available on any 2.5i
8.7" ground clearance 
All Wheel Drive, full time, all wheel, all speed
VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) electronic stability control with off switch
TCS Traction Control system, full time, with off switch 
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
Steering- EPAS- electric power assisted steering
15.9 US gallon fuel tank (low fuel warning light at  app 2.5-3.5 gals left)
Double wishbone rear suspension
Single tailpipe, no exhaust tip
Hood strut, single left side strut opens hood (no manual prop)
Engine Coolant, extended life. replace at 11 yrs/137,500 miles

Safety
Whiplash protection front seats.
Impact sensing fuel system cutoff
Airbags: dual stage front airbags
Passenger airbag- automatically on with occupant or weight detection
Airbags- driver's knee
Airbags: front side (seat mounted for correct positioning)
Airbags: front and rear side curtain with Roll Over Sensor (helps pre-deploy them)
Daytime running lights
4 wheel disc Anti-Lock brakes, 4 wheel, 4 channel
BOS, Brake Override system when both brake and gas pedals are pressed, the car stops
Brake Assist (helps in emergency braking)
Brake pad return spring to reduce brake drag
EBD electronic brake force distribution
Safety Pedal system (for foot safety in an accident)
5 headrests- 2 front, 3 rear
Front headrests height and tilt adjustable
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Child seat LATCH system. Tethers are on the back of the rear seats

Headlights- Automatic on-off with ignition key in-out of the lock cylinder
Headlights- Halogen multi reflector low and high beam headlights
Headlight- Chrome inner bezel
Plastic headlight lens, chip resistant lexan
new for 2016 Turn Signals - One Touch, Tap N Go, 3 flash function

Power Windows with illuminated switch
Driver window auto down function

Power door locks, illuminated on driver's door
Power outside mirrors, unpainted black, with illuminated control switch
Cruise control with steering wheel controls
Air conditioning and Heating, with 4 fan speeds
Rear view back-up camera
Rear defroster
Variable speed intermittent front wipers

  2.5i standard features, continued

Rear wiper- 2 speed with fixed intermittent, rear wiper blade de-icer
2 sunvisors, with pull out extensions and vanity mirrors, not lit.
Overhead console with sunglass holder, 2 map lights, Bluetooth microphone
4.3" color information display on upper dashboard with fuel economy readings, outside temperature, climate control information, vehicle systems check, maintenance reminders
4 carpeted floor mats


Steering wheel
Vinyl
Tilt and Telescoping vinyl steering wheel
Audio control, Bluetooth handsfree cell controls, Cruise controls

Power Outlets, 3 12v outlets, in dashboard, center console, and rear cargo area. 
No cigarette lighter outlet (and no ashtray)
Cupholders, 6: 2 in center console, 1 bottle holder in each door.
Leather shift boot (manual only)

Interior Lights
Overhead dome light (delayed off)
Rear cargo light
2 overhead front map lights (turn on when car is unlocked with remote key fob or door opened)
Door lights, courtesy lights in the front doors turn on when the door is opened

Cloth interior.
Driver seat height adjustment- manual. The passenger seat is not height adjustable
Passenger front seatback map pocket  
Split folding rear seats
Floor and Cargo area carpeting is dark with all colors

Keys- 3 Immobilizer anti-theft keys are supplied when new.  2 keys with remote lock/unlock, car finder and panic modes, 1 valet key. Keys are standard outside cut.
Keys- Immobilizer anti-theft system: a chipped and programmed key is required to start the engine. 
Alarm- Immobilizer system includes 3 chipped keys and an ignition disabling alarm with flashing red light on the instrument panel (a shock sensor alarm upgrade impact sensor is optional)
Illuminated ignition key ring so you can find it at night. 
 

Cargo area- under floor storage bin
Cargo area- 4 tie-down hooks on floor
Cargo area- 2 pop-out hooks by gate  (to hold a grocery bag handle etc)
Spare tire, temporary duty, under cargo floor
Floor mats, 4 carpeted floormats


Lower black outside body cladding
Outside mirrors are unpainted black, hinged break-away
Body colored outside door handles

Wheels/Tires
17" stamped steel wheels, with center caps
225/60R17 98H all season tires, Yokohama

Stereo  all new for 2016

6.2" high resolution single-touch LCD screen. Rear view backup camera display. AM/FM/HD radio, single CD,
4 speakers. Bluetooth wireless audio streaming. Subaru Starlink cloud app, Pandora, Aha music app (requires android,  apple smartphone). One USB port, one aux plug, three 12v power outlets- in the dash, center console, in the cargo area. Steering wheel with bluetooth, audio, and cruise control buttons. iTunes tagging, Cell phone bluetooth. Downloads up to 1000 phonebook contacts. Phone functions are phone dependent (Android, Apple).

EDR, Event Data Recorder. On all models
In the event of an impact, the EDR will freeze data including how various systems were operating, for example if seatbelts were buckled, if the gas or brake pedals were pressed, and vehicle speed. No personal data is stored. To read data, special equipment is required. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer (Subaru), other parties such as law enforcement that have the equipment can read the information if they have access to the vehicle or EDR.  Existing laws generally provide that information in an EDR is confidential and is the property of the owner of the motor vehicle. Information is accessed through the airbag system using a Subaru service computer.
 



Option Package
#02. 17" alloy wheels, roof rack rails (crossbars not included), and driver's window auto up/down

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2016 2.5i Premium and Limited
standard features
scroll down for 2.5 Touring and XT models

subject to change and updating. comments, corrections welcomed

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2.5i PREMIUM
adds  over the  2.5i model  -
everything the 2.5i has, plus...

model code-  manual trans GFE,  CVT trans GFF

new on 2016 2.5 Premium, Limited, Touring, and 2.0XT Premium and 2.0XT Touring models
Starlink Cloud apps, and Starlink Connected Vehicle Services with emergency roadside and collision services, and available remote vehicle services. 1st year is included free, and your dealer salesperson will activate it
new on all 2016 models- Turn Signals - One Touch, Tap N Go, 3 flash function
 
Manual transmission models include the All Weather Package (awp) with heated front seats, defrosting outside mirrors, front wiper de-icers.
Optional- CVT transmission with low mode.

Note: the All Weather Package is standard on the Premium manual transmission model and optional on CVT.


17x7" alloy wheels, silver
Body colored outside mirrors
Chrome Inside door handles
Rear seats recline
Rear seat center armrest with 2 cupholders
Roof rails, raised (cross bars are optional)
Front console with sliding adjustable armrest
10 way power drivers seat with power lumbar support
Drivers power window auto up/down (replaces down only)
Illuminated- drivers door power window switches and door lock button are all backlit (window lockout button not lit)
Dark Privacy tinted glass. Note- there is no tinted upper windshield band but that can be added aftermarket


Power glass sunroof with sunshade.
All Weather Package (awp) with heated front seats, defrosting outside mirrors, front wiper de-icers. Standard on manual model but optional on CVT

Stereo
7" high resolution LCD touch screen, multi-touch capable. Nice, large rear view backup camera display. AM/FM/HD radio, single CD, Wireless audio streaming, Sirius/XM satellite radio with 4 mo free All Access.  6 speakers. 2 adjustable music equalizers plus pre-set pop, rock jazz settings etc. Handsfree text messaging. Subaru Starlink cloud app, Pandora, Aha music app (requires android,  apple smartphone)  plus new for 2016 Starlink Connected Services. Sirius/XM  gas station, sports, weather, and stock reports (by subscription). Two USB ports, one aux input, three 12v power outlets- one dash, one center console, one cargo area. Steering wheel with cell phone bluetooth, audio, cruise and voice control buttons. AM/FM/HD radio cache (up 20 minutes).  iTunes tagging. Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts. Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple)

Option Packages

#13 All Weather PackageCVT only, (its standard on the manual model)
#14 All Weather Package and Eyesight, CVT only
#15 All Weather Package, Eyesight and Navigation
, CVT only

Note-
Eyesight is not available on crystal black color cars due to heat issues

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2.5i LIMITED
adds over the 2.5i Premium  - everything the Premium has plus...

model code, CVT transmission GFI

new on 2016 2.5 Premium, Limited, Touring, and 2.0XT Premium and 2.0XT Touring models
Starlink cloud apps and Starlink Connected Vehicle Services with emergency roadside and collision services, and available remote vehicle services. 1st year is included free and
your dealer salesperson will activate it
New on 2016 Welcome lighting- leaves lights on as you approach the vehicle
new on all 2016 models- Turn Signals - One Touch, Tap N Go, 3 flash function

CVT with low mode is standard on the 2.5i Limited. No manual transmission is available
X-mode with Hill Descent Control - activated by the driver, this is a computerized management of the engine, CVT transmission, Vehicle Dynamics Control, Traction Control, and the All Wheel Drive system to help with slippery road or downhill control. Video on X mode 
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FeYbm7VzU6E&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DFeYbm7VzU6E


Cargo tray
Rear spoiler, body colored
Chrome lower window trim
Auto dusk-to dawn headlights
Leather wrapped steering wheel
Leather wrapped automatic shift knob
Fog Lights, on/off on turn signal stalk
Driver's seat back map pocket plus passenger side
Single stainless tailpipe exhaust tip (replaces dual tips)
Automatic Single Zone Climate Control with 7 speed fan
Stainless single tail pipe exhaust tip (was dual tips on 2013) 
Leather interior- perforated leather seating surfaces with vinyl trim
All Weather Package includes heated front seats (2 settings), and One Touch defrosting outside mirrors and front wiper de-icer (heats lower front windshield).
Power rear gate open/close, with height memory. NOTE- the power gate system is fussy, especially the memory height settings. Instructions require 4 pages in the owner's manual (yikes!). Hopefully in the future, there will be a knob with low, medium, and high gate height settings, and a simple open/close button.

Stereo  7" high resolution LCD touch screen, multi-touch capable. Nice, clear rear view backup camera display. AM/FM/HD radio, single CD, Wireless audio streaming, Sirius/XM satellite radio with 4 mo free All Access.  6 speakers. 2 adjustable music equalizers plus pre-set pop, rock jazz settings etc. Handsfree text messaging. Subaru Starlink cloud app, Pandora, Aha music app (requires android,  apple smartphone) plus new for 2016 Starlink Connected Services. Sirius/XM  gas station, sports, weather, and stock reports (by subscription). Two USB ports, one aux input, three 12v power outlets- one dash, one center console, one cargo area. Steering wheel with cell phone bluetooth, audio, cruise and voice control buttons. AM/FM/HD radio cache (up 20 minutes).  iTunes tagging. Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts. Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple)

Option Packages
#22 Navigation
#23
Navigation, Eyesight Driver Assist system
Note- Eyesight is not available with crystal black color cars due to heat issues
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2016 2.5i TOURING STANDARD FEATURES
scroll down for XT models

subject to change, updates. comments, corrections welcomed. 


Code GFJ
2.5i Touring adds over 2.5i Limited

new on all 2016 models- Turn Signals - One Touch, Tap N Go, 3 flash function
new Pin Code Access added to the Keyless Access & Pushbutton Start system. Lock/unlock the car but tapping the rear lock button on the rear gate in a driver selected series of 5 digits
new on 2016 2.5 Premium, Limited, Touring, and 2.0XT Premium and 2.0XT Touring models - Starlink cloud app and Starlink Connected Vehicle Services with emergency roadside and collision services, and available remote vehicle services. 1st year is included free and your dealer salesperson will activate it

Gloss black CVT shift plate
One touch folding rear seat backs
Keyless Access & Pushbutton Start
Dual Zone climate control, 7 speed fan

Electroluminescent instrument panel, off-white gauges
Outside mirrors, body colored, with integrated turn signals

chrome lower rocker panel strip in the black body cladding

18" silver alloy wheels with Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 M&S all season
black CVT shift plate with illuminated shift positions when headlights are on
Headlights:  HID low beam headlights, halogen high beams, with Automatic HID height adjustment control for heavy cargo loads so they're not aimed high at oncoming drivers

New stereo
Upgraded Harman/Kardon (h/k) premium audio.  7" high resolution LCD  touch screen, multi-touch capable. Nice big rear view backup camera display.  Harman/Kardon 440w equivalent amplifier, 8 h/k speakers, with base, mid-range, treble sound adjustments, AM/FM, HD radio, single CD, Sirius/XM satellite radio (4 mo free All Access), Wireless audio streaming. Text messaging. Subaru Starlink cloud app, Pandora, Aha apps, plus new for 2016 Starlink connected services. Sirius/XM gas station, sports, weather, and stock reports (by subscription). Two USB ports, one aux input, three 12v power outlets- one dash, one center console, one cargo area. Steering wheel with cell phone bluetooth, audio, cruise and voice control buttons. AM/FM/HD radio cache (up 20 minutes).  iTunes tagging. Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts.  Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple)


Option Package
#32 Navigation, Eyesight Drive Assist Technology

Note- Eyesight is not available with crystal black color due to heat issues
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2016 2.0XT turbo standard features

subject to change, updates. comments, corrections welcomed

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2016 2.0XT Premium turbo
adds over 2.5i Premium (not Limited)

model code GFM

new welcome lighting
new on all 2016 models- Turn Signals - One Touch, Tap N Go, 3 flash function
new on 2016 2.5 Premium, Limited, Touring, and 2.0XT Premium and 2.0XT Touring models
Starlink cloud apps and Starlink Connected Vehicle Services with emergency roadside and collision services, and available remote vehicle services. 1st year is included free and
your dealer salesperson will activate it

 
2.0L, boxer 4 cylinder turbo intercooled DOHC engine.
250hp @5600rpm, 258 torque @2000-4800 rpm.
Gasoline direct injection. Dual Active Valve Control System,
Premium gas (93 or 91 octane) recommended but not required.
Si drive with 3 driver selectable performance modes- Intelligent (I) for better economy, Sport (S), and Sport Sharp (S#) for most responsive driving. The SI drive setting determines if CVT shifts with either 6 or 8 manual modes
High torque CVT transmission with Paddle Shifters for driver shiftable 6 gear like settings in Si Drive I (intelligent) or S (sport) model, and 8 gear like settings in S# (Sport Sharp) mode.
X-mode with Hill Descent Control - activated by the driver, this is a computerized management of the engine, CVT transmission, Vehicle Dynamics Control, Traction Control, and the All Wheel Drive system to help with slippery road or downhill control.

Engine cover
18" alloy wheels
Sport tuned suspension
Dual Tail pipe exhaust tips
Liquid filled engine mounts
Upgraded instrument panel
Leather wrapped shift knob
Auto dusk to dawn headlights
Black inner headlight surround
Leather wrapped steering wheel
Rear spoiler, body colored, with brake light
Black cloth with vinyl trim and bolsters, silver stitching

Gloss black CVT shift plate with illuminated shift positions when headlights are on
All Weather Package with high/low heated front seats, defrosting outside mirrors, front wiper de-icers

Stereo
new for 2016
same as on the 2.5 Premium

7" high resolution LCD touch screen, multi-touch capable.
Nice, large rear view backup camera display. AM/FM/HD radio, single CD, Wireless audio streaming, Sirius/XM satellite radio with 4 mo free All Access.  6 speakers. 2 adjustable music equalizers plus pre-set pop, rock jazz settings etc. Handsfree text messaging. Subaru Starlink cloud app, Pandora, Aha apps plus new for 2016 Starlink connected services. Sirius/XM  gas station, sports, weather, and stock reports (by subscription). Two USB ports, one aux input, three 12v power outlets- one dash, one center console, one cargo area. Steering wheel with cell phone bluetooth, audio, cruise and voice control buttons. AM/FM/HD radio cache (up 20 minutes).  iTunes tagging. Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts. Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple)

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2016 2.0XT Touring  turbo
adds over XT Premium

Model Code GFN


2.0XT Touring adds over 2.0XT Premium

new on all 2016 models- Turn Signals - One Touch, Tap N Go, 3 flash function
new Pin Code Access added to the Keyless Access & Pushbutton Start system. Lock/unlock the car but tapping the rear lock button on the rear gate in a driver selected series of 5 digits
new on 2016 2.5 Premium, Limited, Touring, and 2.0XT Premium and 2.0XT Touring models
Starlink cloud apps and Starlink Connected Vehicle Services with emergency roadside and collision services, and available remote vehicle services. 1st year is included free and
your dealer salesperson will activate it

Leather interior
One touch folding rear seat backs

Dual Zone front climate control, 7 speed fan
Driver's seatback map pocket in addition to passenger

Outside mirrors, body colored, with integrated turn signals
Fog lights with chrome trim ring, on/off on turn signal stalk
Chrome rocker panel strip in the lower black body cladding
HID low beam headlights (halogen high beam) with auto aiming
Keyless Access & Pushbutton Start with new for 2016 Pin Code Access
Glossy black CVT shift plate with illuminated shift positions when headlights are on
Electroluminescent instrument panel, red colored, with engine Coolant temperature gauge
Power rear gate open/close, with height memory. NOTE- the power gate system is fussy, especially the memory height settings. Instructions require 4 pages in the owner's manual (yikes!). Hopefully in the future, there will be a knob with low, medium, and high gate height settings, and a simple open/close button.

New stereo
Upgraded Harman/Kardon (h/k) premium audio.  7" high resolution LCD  touch screen, multi-touch capable. Nice big rear view backup camera display.  Harman/Kardon 440w equivalent amplifier, 8 h/k speakers, with base, mid-range, treble sound adjustments, AM/FM, HD radio, single CD, Sirius/XM satellite radio (4 mo free All Access), Wireless audio streaming. Text messaging. Subaru Starlink cloud app, Pandora, Ahaapp plus new for 2016 Starlink connected services. Sirius/XM gas station, sports, weather, and stock reports (by subscription). Two USB ports, one aux input, three 12v power outlets- one dash, one center console, one cargo area. Steering wheel with cell phone bluetooth, audio, cruise and voice control buttons. AM/FM/HD radio cache (up 20 minutes).  iTunes tagging. Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts.  Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple)

Option Package
#32 Navigation and Eyesight Drive Assist Technology.
Eyesight is not available with crystal black color due to heat issues

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2016 SUBARU FORESTER STANDARD FEATURES

subject to change, correction
feature
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
2.5i Touring
2.0XT Premium
2.0XT Touring
model code
GFA manual, GFB CVT
GFE manual, GFF CVT,
GFI
GFJ
GFM
GFN
All Wheel Drive with VDC stability and Traction Control
S
S
S
S
S
S
X-mode with Hill Descent Control
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S
S
S
S
Manual transmission, 6 speed
S
S
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CVT transmission
with Low Mode only
2.5i, Premium, Limited have a silver shift plate, Tourings have a gloss black shift plate with illuminated gear position
Paddle shifters- 6 and 8 speed, with Si Drive
Premium has a silver shift plate,  Touring gloss black shift plate with illuminated shift position
Si Drive - driver controllable engine & power management, CVT control, 3 settings- I, S, S#
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--
--
--
S
S
All Weather Package (awp) with heated front seats, defrosting outside mirrors, front wiper deicers
--
S with manual
0- with CVT
S
S
S
S
Eyesight Drive Assist - 2 forward facing cameras: active cruise control, lane sway, lane departure, pre-collision braking etc etc.
new for 2016 steering responsive fog lights 
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O, CVT required, 
Pkg #14, #15
O, Pkg #23
O, Pkg 332
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O, Pkg #32
Cloth upholstery
S
S
--
--
S, vinyl trimmed bolsters
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Leather trimmed upholstery, perforated
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--
S
S
leather shift knob and steering wheel
S
Driver seat- manual height adjustable
S
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--
--
--
--
Driver seat- 10 way power, with lumbar support
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S
S
S
S
S
Passenger seat- manual front/back and recline adjustment. No height adjustment, no power, no lumbar support.
S
S
S
S
S
S
Rear seats- fold down 60/40 split
S
S
S
S- one touch fold down from the cargo area
S
S one touch fold down from the cargo area
Rear seats- recline back slightly, with fold down armrest with 2 cupholders
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S
S
S
S
S
Power windows
S
driver's window switch is lit
S
on the driver's door, all 4 power window switches and also the main door lock/unlock button are backlit (not window lock-out not lit)
Power driver window
auto down
up/down with Opt Pkg #2
auto up/down
auto up/down auto up/down auto up/down auto up/down
Power door locks
Driver's door main un/lock button is backlit.
Touring models have a lock button on the gate
S
S
S
S
S

S
Power outside mirrors, manual fold-in
illuminated control button
black
body colored
body colored body colored body colored body colored
Power, outside mirrors, manual fold-in, heated (part of the all weather pkg)
--
S
S
S
S
S
Power outside mirrors, heated, manual fold-in with integrated turn signals
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--
--
S
--
S
Power outside mirrors: auto dimming plus nighttime LED Approach Light:
see optional packages below
O
O
O
O
O
O
Turn signals- new for 2016 One touch tap 'n go, 3 flash function
S
S
S
S
S
S
Cruise control
S
S
S
S
S
S
Cruise control- Eyesight active cruise control with driver assist system

Note- Eyesight is not available with crystal black color due to heat issues
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O, pkg #14 or #15
O, pkg #23
O, pkg #32
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O- pkg #32
model reminder
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
2.5i Touring
2.0XT Premium
2.0XT Touring
Lightly tinted glass, no windshield tint band
S
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--
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--
Dark tinted glass, no upper windshield tint band
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S
S
S
S
S
Wipers, front - 4 variable intermittent speeds, plus low and high
S
S
S
S
S
S
Wiper, rear,  2 speeds including intermittent
S
S
S
S
S
S
Rear defroster
S
S
S
S
S
S
new for 2016 Welcome lighting- lights can be set to stay on slight longer when you unlock the car with the key fob
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--
S
S
S
S
Headlights- halogen, auto on/off with ignition key removal
S
S
--
--
--
--
Headlights-  halogen, auto on/off with ignition key removal, and dusk-to-dawn auto setting
--
--
S
--
S
S
HID headlights with automatic load sensing height adjustment, and LEDs
--
--
--
S
--
S
Fog lights
O
on/off by driver's knee
O
on/off by driver's knee
S
on/off on turn-signal stalk
S
on/off on turn-signal stalk
O
on/off by driver's knee
S chrome trim ring
on/off on turn-signal stalk
Fog lights- steering responsive fog lights. left or right fog light comes on when the car turns
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O requires Eyesight
O requires Eyesight O requires Eyesight --
O requires Eyesight
2 Map lights, dome light, cargo area light
S
S
S
S
S
S
Keys- Keyless remote entry with immobilizer system and ignition disabling alarm
S
S
S
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S
--
Keys- Proximity key: keyless access with pushbutton start, immobilizer system ignition disabling alarm.
Includes new for 2016 Pin Code Access
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S
--
S
Air conditioning- manual controls, 4 speed fan
S
S
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--
S
--
Air conditioning, automatic climate control, 7 speed fan
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--
S, single zone climate control
S, Dual zone climate control
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S, Dual zone climate control
Cabin air filter
S
S
S
S
S
S
Center console, with 2 cupholders, storage, power outlet, USB, aux jack, armrest
silver CVT shift plate
S
S
S
S
gloss black CVT illuminated shift plate
S
S
gloss back CVT illuminated shift plate
Center armrest (front console)
fixed position
manual: fixed position
CVT: slides forward
slides forward
slides forward slides forward slides forward
Rear seat fold down armrest with 2 cupholders
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S
S
S
S
S
Cupholders- 2 in center console, 1 bottle holder in each door
S
S
S
S
S
S
Sunvisors, 2, with pull-out extension, and mirrors (not illuminated)
S
S
S
S
S
S
model reminder
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
2.5i Touring
2.0XT Premium
2.0XT Touring
12v power outlets
3- one in center stack under heat controls, one in center console, one in rear in cargo area. They only operate when car is on accessory or running
Steering wheel- tilt and telescoping, with audio, handsfree bluetooth, and cruise control buttons
S, vinyl wrapped
S, vinyl wrapped
S, leather wrapped S, leather wrapped
S, leather wrapped
S, leather wrapped
Center info display
Color LCD display with fuel economy readings, outside temperature, clock, climate control info, vehicle self-check and maintenance reminder, anniversary reminders, 
Limited and Touring models it include X-mode and hill descent info.
Instrument panel, electrolumescent
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--
--
S
--
S
Rear view back-up camera
displays in audio system LCD screen
S
S
S
S
S
S
Roof rack- fixed position crossbars
O
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Roof rack roof rails- adjustable crossbars are optional, 150lb capacity
roof rails are optional on the CVT model (not manual), with Pkg #02
S
S
S
S
S
Moonroof, power, large panoramic size, with sunshade
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S
S
S
S
S
Lower window and side rear glass trim strip
black
black
chrome
chrome
chrome
chrome
Rear spoiler
--
--
S
S
S
S
Carpeted floor mats
S
S
S
S
S
S
Rear cargo luggage cover
O
O
O
O
O
O
Rear cargo tray
O
O
S
S
O
S
Rear bumper cover
O
O
O
O
O
O
Power rear gate
with automatic close and height memory. 
note- the memory height control instructions require 4 pages in the owner's manual.
Hopefully next year, there will be a simple knob with low, medium and high height settings.

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S
S
--
S
Tailpipe
single
single
single with stainless tip
dual with stainless tips
Wheels
inset 48 (1.89), PCD 100 (3.94)
17" stamped steel wheel
O- 17" silver alloy, CVT only
17" silver alloy18" silver alloy 18" alloy, machined silver and black
Tires
P225/60R17 98H Yokohama Geolander all season
P225/55R18 97H Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 M&S all season
model reminder
2.5i
Premium
Limited
Touring
XT Premium
XT Touring
new for 2016 Starlink cloud apps- includes weather, music, news, Stitcher cloud apps. Pandora, Aha music apps Requires android, iPhone (iPhone req USB cable)
S
S
S
S
S
S
new for 2016 Starlink Connected Vehicle Services with emergency and collision notification services, vehicle locator, lock/unlock services. By subscription. 1st year free.
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S
S
S
S
S
Bluetooth- wireless handsfree cell phone with steering wheel controls, phonebook download
plus Bluetooth wireless auto streaming
S
S
S
S
S
S
Audio system, 6.2"
2.5i
all new for 2016
6.2" high resolution single-touch LCD screen. Rear view backup camera display. AM/FM/HD radio, single CD, 4 speakers. Bluetooth wireless audio streaming. Subaru Starlink app. One USB port, one aux plug, three 12v power outlets- in the dash, center console, in the cargo area. Steering wheel with bluetooth, audio, and cruise control buttons. iTunes tagging, Cell phone bluetooth. Downloads up to 1000 phonebook contacts. Phone functions are phone dependent (Android, Apple).
Audio System 7"
2.5i Premium,
2.5i Limited
2.0XT Premium
all new for 2016
7" high resolution LCD touch screen, multi-touch capable. Nice, large rear view backup camera display. AM/FM/HD radio, single CD, Wireless audio streaming, Sirius/XM satellite radio with 4 mo free All Access.  6 speakers. 2 adjustable music equalizers plus pre-set pop, rock jazz settings etc. Handsfree text messaging. Subaru Starlink app plus new for 2016 Starlink connected services. Sirius/XM  Travel Link with gas station, sports, weather, and stock reports (4 months free). Two USB ports, one aux input, three 12v power outlets- one dash, one center console, one cargo area. Steering wheel with cell phone bluetooth, audio, cruise and voice control buttons. AM/FM/HD radio cache (up 20 minutes).  iTunes tagging. Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts. Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple).
The screen color selection is blue, gray, red, amber...
Audio system 7" harman/kardon
2.5i Touring
2.0XT Touring
all new for 2016
Upgraded Harman/Kardon (h/k) premium audio.  7" high resolution LCD  touch screen, multi-touch capable. Nice big rear view backup camera display.  Harman/Kardon 440w equivalent amplifier, 8 h/k speakers, with base, mid-range, treble sound adjustments, AM/FM, HD radio, single CD, Sirius/XM satellite radio (4 mo free All Access), Wireless audio streaming. Text messaging. Subaru Starlink app plus new for 2016 Starlink connected services. Sirius/XM Travel Link gas station, sports, weather, and stock reports ( 4 mos free). Two USB ports, one aux input, three 12v power outlets- one dash, one center console, one cargo area. Steering wheel with cell phone bluetooth, audio, cruise and voice control buttons. AM/FM/HD radio cache (up 20 minutes).  iTunes tagging. Downloads up to 2500 phone contacts.  Phone functions are phone dependent (android, apple). The screen color selection is blue, gray, red, amber...
7" Navigation
optional on
2.5i Premium, Option Package #15
all new for 2016
 7" high resolution LCD multi-touch touch screen Navigation system. Rear camera displays here. Cell phone bluetooth with phonebook download, SMS messaging.  AM/FM/HD radio, XM satellite radio (4 mos free All Access), single disc CD, wireless audio streaming, Starlink cloud apps, Pandora, Aha apps. Two USB ports, one 3.5mm jack  Subaru Map Update Program with 3 free years annual map updates, SD card,
3 years free SiriusXM Navtraffic and Travel Link (weather, stock reports, sports, and gas station locator). iTunes tagging. 6 speakers. The screen color selection is blue, gray, red, amber...
7" Navigation with Harman Kardon audio
optional on
2.5i Limited Option Packages #22, #23
2.5i Touring Option Package #32
2.0XT Touring Option Package #32
all new for 2016
7" high resolution LCD multi-touch touch screen Navigation system. Rear camera displays here. Harman Kardon (HK) audio with HK 440w equivalent subwoofer, 8 HK speakers. Cell phone bluetooth with phonebook download, SMS messaging.  AM/FM/HD radio, XM satellite radio (4 mos free All Access), single disc CD, wireless audio streaming, Starlink cloud apps, Pandora, Aha app. Two USB ports, one 3.5mm jack  Subaru Map Update Program with 3 free years annual map updates, SD card,
3 years free SiriusXM Navtraffic and Travel Link (weather, stock reports, sports, and gas station locator).  iTunes tagging.  The screen color selection is blue, gray, red, amber...
model
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
2.5i Touring
2.0XT Premium
2.0XT Touring
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 What is HD radio
HD Radio is free, there are no fees. Its a digital radio broadcast signal with 'sub channels' of the main radio station you are listening to.

The ‘HD’ in ‘HD Radio’ is part of iBiquity Digital’s brand name for its digital AM and FM radio technology.
HD is not an acronym for either hybrid digital or high definition, it is simply the name for this technology.

The channels are not particularly strong, so you might lose the signal in garages or in mountains or downtown between buildings.
The service includes iTunes Tagging which lets you capture information about a song on the radio and store it on your Apple device by pushing the "Tag" button on the HD Radio receiver. When your device is connected to iTunes, a list of tagged songs will appear which can be purchased.

HD radio website, check stations etc

SUBARU STARLINK

new for 2016
THERE ARE TWO STARLINK SYSTEMS
> Starlink cloud based apps has weather, news, music, Stitcher, Pandora, Aha
is standard on all models
> Starlink Connective Vehicle Services is standard on Premium, Limited, Touring, XT Premium, XT Touring




Starlink cloud based app is a free Subaru app for Android and iPhone.

Its part of the audio system on all 2016 models.
Download the Subaru Starlink app to your Android or iPhone

all cloud apps are free, with no charges
It uses the phone's data plan.
> Weather reports- locations are user selected and changed on the smart phone (starlink > weather > config) with up to six cities selected.
> News- user selected from a international list that includes CNN, USA Today, MSNBC, Yahoo news, Le Monde, El Mundo etc
> Calendar- syncs with Google calendar,
> iHeart radio,
> Music streaming

> Stitcher
news radio- podcasts, articles, science, technology, sports, culture, music etc. Log in at stitcher.com with your facebook or google account or create an email account, and then choose your programs.

> Pandora an online radio station with ads, or paid without ads. Go to Pandora.com to create your account. For Android and iPhone. iPhone requires a USB.
> Aha is a cloud app for Android and Apples. Download the Aha to your device. You can access content in personalized, on-demand stations and send it to the audio system. Android is wireless bluetooth, iOS uses a USB.

Subaru Starlink app opened on an android phone
Subaru Starlink app opened on an Android phone


> all new for 2016
Subaru Starlink Connected Services -
2 programs- Safety Plus,  and Safety Plus with Security Plus

Forester 2.5 Premium, Limited, Touring, 2.0XT Premium, 2.0XT Touring
note: not on Forester base 2.5i model

1 year Safety Plus included with new vehicle purchase


Helps with notification in an emergency accident/collision, if you're locked out, lost, car is stolen, broken down, with emergency services, and with mechanical issues and notification.
There are 3 SiriusXM staffed call centers in the U.S.
AT&T provides the cellular service for emergency (red SOS button) and user requested roadside assistance (blue button) services via an integrated 4G phone connection. The phone has a lithium backup battery so it has power in the event of an accident. The red and blue buttons are in the overhead console. The car does need to be in an area with AT&T cell coverage for the connection to work (check coverage at http://att.com/maps/wireless-coverage.html).

Sirius/XM provides the telematics

Android and Apple phones use the Starlink app for infotainment, and then either the MySubaru app or online at MySubaru.com for connected vehicle services and account information.
So if you have an iphone or android, download both the Subaru Starlink and MySubaru apps


Dealer salesperson will sign you up at time of vehicle purchase for your free year of Safety Plus,  or sign up later on mysubaru.com or by calling 855-753-2495


SUBARU STARLINK
Connected  Safety and Convenience Services

all new for 2016.
Outback Premium and Limited
Legacy Premium, Limited
Forester 2.5 Premium, Limited, Touring, 2.0XT Premium, 2.0XT Touring
note: not on base Outback 2,5i, Legacy 2.5i, or Forester 2.5i models
Your salesperson will activate the free year of Safety Plus or other term at time of new vehicle purchase.  Sign up on mysubaru.com

access via a Starlink and MySubaru apps on android or iphone, or MySubaru.com


Package #1
Starlink Safety Plus

Package #2
Starlink Safety Plus and Security Plus
Emergency Assistance
Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service
Enhanced Roadside Assistance
Security Alarm Notifications
Automatic Collision Notification
Remote lock/Unlock
Monthly Vehicle Health Report
Remote Horn/Lights signaling
Diagnostic Alerts
Remote Vehicle Locator

Introductory Pricing
available at time of purchase and for 180 days after

your salesperson will activate your free year of Safety Plus

Starlink Safety Plus

Starlink Safety Plus and Security Plus

1 year FREE salesperson will activate
1 year $49
2 years $99
2 years $149
3 years $149 3 years $249


2016 Subaru Forester Starlink Connected Services Overhead Call Buttons for emergency roadside assistance and vehicle monitoring program on Forester Premium, Limited, and Touring
the 2016 Subaru Forester Starlink Connected Services Overhead Call Buttons to use the emergency roadside assistance on Forester Premium, Limited, and Touring. 


Note- this emergency system does not work if the car's battery is dead. In the event of a dead battery or an accident where the battery is dislodged, there's no backup battery so have your cellphone handy because Starlink won't work.
 
Your salesperson will activate the free year of safety Plus at time of new car purchase.
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Using the 2016 Subaru Forester's Starlink Connected Services Overhead Call Buttons for emergency roadside assistance and vehicle monitoring. Forester Premium, Limited, and Touring models. Telematics Call In Progress screen shown.
Using the 2016 Subaru Forester's Starlink Connected Services Overhead Call Buttons for emergency roadside assistance and vehicle monitoring. Forester Premium, Limited, and Touring. Shown here with Telematics call in progress.
Your salesperson will activate the free year of safety Plus at time of new car purchase.


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2016 SUBARU FORESTER INDIVIDUAL ACCESSORIES AND ACCESSORY PACKAGES
Major Option Packages are above

A available, -- not available, S standard
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2016 Forester Option Package code reminder

2.5i CVT (GFB):  #02- Alloy wheel and roof rail package
2.5i Premium CVT (GFF) #13 All Weather Package
2.5i Premium CVT (GFF) #14 All Weather Pkg, and Eyesight
2.5i Premium CVT (GFF) #15 All Weather, Eyesight, Navigation

2.5i Limited CVT (GFI) #22 Navigation, Harman Kardon amp and speakers
2.5i Limited CVT (GFI)  #23 Navigation, H/K amp and speakers, Eyesight
2.0XT Touring CVT (GFN) #32 Navigation, Eyesight

Prices are factory installed MSRP suggested list price. Your price might be less. Always contact your local dealer.
Sometimes options are not available due to vendor or supply issues.
 

subject to change, updating. Comments, corrections welcomed

model
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
2.5i Touring
2.0XT Premium
2.0XT Touring
model code
GFA manual,
GFB (CVT)
GFE manual,
GFF (CVT)
GFI
GFJ
GFM
GFN
Popular Package #1 (FYL). Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass, outside dimming mirrors with approach LED lighting,  rear bumper cover, rear seatback cargo net $606
A
A
A
A
A
A
Popular Package #2 (FYM). Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass and Homelink garage door opener, dimming outside mirrors with approach LED lighting, rear bumper cover, rear seatback cargo net $681A
A
A
A
A
A
Protection Package #1 (FZ6). luggage area cargo cover for Manual rear gate, rear seatback protector, splash guards, rear bumper cover, rubber all weather floor mats $601
A
A
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A
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Protection Package #2 (FZ7). luggage area cargo cover for Power rear gate, rear seatback protector, splash guards, rear bumper cover, rubber all weather floor mats $601
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A
A
--
A
7/30/15 new Protection package -  new body colored door edge guards, plus body side moldings, rubber mats, splash guards, and rear bumper cover $746 A
A
A
A
A
A
Rugged Package #1 (FYP). Aero roof rack cross bars, rear bumper cover for manual rear gate, luggage area cargo cover (manual gate), splash guards  $629 A- req CVT pkg #02 with roof rails
A
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A
--
Rugged Package #2 (FYQ). Aero cross bars, rear bumper cover, luggage area cargo cover for power rear gate, body colored side moldings, splash guards  $629 --
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A
A
--
A
Rugged Package #3 (FYR). Cross bar base kit (fixed position), rear bumper cover, luggage area cargo cover for manual rear gate, splash guards  $864
A.
na CVT pkg #02
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Mirror Package #1 (FZ2). Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass, and exterior dimming outside mirrors that dim when the rear view mirror dims, with approach LED lighting in the outside mirrors $446
A
A
A
A
A
A
Mirror Package #2 (FZ3). Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass and Homelink garage door opener, with dimming outside side view mirrors that also dim when the rear view mirror dims, with approach LED lighting in the outside mirrors   $521
A
A
A
A
A
A
new package for 2016 Kicker Audio Upgrade Package (FZ8) upgraded speakers (4), tweeters (2), rear bumper cover, auto dimming rear view mirror with compass and Homelink   $827 - $128 pkg discount = $699
A- all
A - all
A- #21
na pkgs #22, 323
na (upgraded speakers are std)
A- all
na (upgraded speakers are std)
model reminder
2.5i GFA, GFB
2.5i Premium GFE, GFF
2.5i Limited GFI
2.5i Touring GFJ
2.0XT Premium GFM
2.0XT Touring GFN

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2016 SUBARU FORESTER INDIVIDUAL ACCESSORY  OPTIONS

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OPTIONS

A available, -- not available, S standard

Prices are factory installed MSRP suggested list price.
Your price might be less. Always contact your local dealer

subject to change, updating. corrections welcomed

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INTERIOR ACCESSORIES AND OPTIONS                                       INTERIOR ACCESSORIES AND OPTIONS

model
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
2.5i Touring
2.0XT Premium
2.0XT Touring
model code
GFA, GFB
GFE, GFF
GFI
GFJ
GFM
GFN
Rubber all weather floor mats, (BGA) $76 A
A
A
A
A
A
Rear cargo tray (MGD) $75
A
A
S
S
A
S
Rear luggage area cargo cover (OGA manual gate, or OGB w/ power gate), $172
Note: not available at the same time with the compartment separator/dog guard
A, manual gate
A, manual gate
A, power gate
A, power gate
A, manual gate
A, power gate
Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass (KGA) $210
Note- also available in mirror package above
A
A
A
A
A
A
Auto dimming rear view mirror with compass, Homelink garage door opener (KGB) $285
Note- also available in the mirror package above
A
A
A
A
A
A
Cargo net, rear (by gate) (MGC) $67
A
A
A
A
A
A
Cargo net, by rear seat back (MGA) $64
A
A
A
A
A
A
Cargo net sides, both sides (MGB) $72
A
A
A
A
A
A
Rear seatback protector (04Q) $90
A
A
A
A
A
A
Remote engine start, CVT only, (RGF) $447
not available with manual transmission.
Note: this remote start works very well. It has excellent range and is a good option. It does use a 2nd fob.
A
A
A
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A
--
Remote engine start with keyless access/pushbutton start, (RGB) $454
Note: the remote start system on pushbutton start models does NOT work well at all. It has a very weak signal and very short range.
NEW 6/1/16- a new remote start system is now available with full long distance range on pushbutton start models. It does use a 2nd remote start fob. This new system was not available factory installed on any 2016 model.
CONTACT YOUR DEALER WITH YOUR VIN FOR THE PART
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A
--
A
Metal pedals- manual trans (COD) clutch, brake, gas, footrest. $190
A
A
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--
Metal pedals, CVT (COC)  brake, gas, footrest $170
A
A
A
A
A
A
Front door sill plates (JGA) $50
A
A
A
A
A
A
Compartment separator, dog guard (MGE, or MGG with moonroof) $367.   Note: not for use at the same time with the cargo luggage cover or child seat that uses a tether
A
A
A
A
A
A
110v, 100w power outlet (NGA) $406
A
A
A
A
A
A
Interior illumination kit, small left and right ambient LED footwell light, (NEC) red or (NEB) blue $199
A
A
A
A
A
A
Security system upgrade, shock sensor, (RGC) $196
A
A
A
A
A
A
Leather/aluminum STI shift knob, manual only, (JBA) $184 A
A
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--
STI black Duracon shift knob, manual only (J8B)  $93
A
A
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--
--
stereo- tweeters (2) (DCF)  $147
A
A
A
na with navigation
--
(has hk speakers)
A
--
(has hk speakers)
stereo- upgraded speakers, 4, by Kicker. (DGA) $299 A
A
A
na with navigation
--
(has hk speakers)
A
--
(has hk speakers)
model reminder
2.5
2.5 Premium
2.5 Limited
2.5 Touring
2.0XT Premium
2.0XT Touring
.

EXTERIOR OPTIONS -
EXTERIOR OPTIONS -
EXTERIOR OPTIONS

A available, -- not available, S standard

prices are factory installed MSRP suggested list price.
Your price might be less. Always contact your local dealer

subject to change, updating. corrections welcomed
model
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
2.5i Touring
2.0XT Premium
2.0XT Touring
model code
GFA, GFB
GFE, GFF
GFI
GFJ
GFM
GFN
7/30/15 new option  body colored metal door edge guards $139 $145
also available in Protection Pkg above
A
A
A
A
A
A
Rear bumper cover (PGE) $96
A
A
A
A
A
A
Body side moldings, body colored, $262
A
A
A
A
A
A
Splash guards  (QGM) $162
A
A
A
A
A
A
Tailpipe tip (QGN) $53
A, single tip
A, single tip
S, single tip
S, single tip
S, dual tips
S, dual tips
Fog light kit (QGK black interior, QGT gray interior, QGQ XT models) $378
A
A
S
S
A
S with chrome trim ring
Front bumper underguard (PGA) $179
A
A
A
A
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Rear bumper underguard (PGB) $276.  na with trailer hitch
A
A
A
A
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Sport mesh grill, gunmetal gray trim  (PGF) $462
A
A
A
A
A
A
Trailer hitch 1.25" size, (2.5L QGO; 2.0XT QGR) $607.   4 pin wire connector w/ 10am fuse. Includes insert. hitch ball not included. NA with the rear bumper underguard
A
A
A
A
A
A
Roof rack- fixed position cross bars (UGB) $434
A
na with CVT pkg #02
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--
--
--
Roof rack- aero cross bars (UGA) $199
A
requires CVT pkg #02
A
A
A
A
A
Wheel locks (4), $76 A
A
A
A
A
A
Moonroof air deflector requires moonroof. Dealer installed only,
--
A
A
A
A
A
Sunshade, (KGC) $76
A
A
A
A
A
A
model
2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
2.5i Touring
2.0XT Premium
2.0XT Touring

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2016 SUBARU FORESTER COLOR CHIPS
its hard to get accurate colors so its best to see it in person


for many photos of the colors, check out exterior photos I interior photos

Information subject to change and updating
Corrections, tips, comments welcomed

ice silver metallic
Ice Silver is available on the 2.5 models with either black or gray cloth or leather
 subaru color jasmine green metallic
Jasmine Green
Subaru color- Burnished Bronze Metallic
Burnished Bronze
venetian red pearl
Venetian Red Pearl
Subaru Forester Crystal white color
Crystal White Pearl

crystal black silica
Crystal Black Silica
note- eyesight is not available with black
dark gray metallic
Dark Gray Metallic
quartz blue pearl
Quartz Blue Pearl
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2016 FORESTER SEAT MATERIAL

2016 Subaru Forester black cloth seating material
2016 Forester 2.5i and Premium black cloth seat material
2016 Subaru Forester gray cloth on 2.5i base and Premium models. Its a light pewter gray
2016 Subaru Forester gray cloth seating material. Its a pewter gray color
2016 Subaru Forester Limited and Touring black perforated leather seating material
2016 Subaru Forester Limited and Touring black perforated leather seating material
2016 Subaru Forester gray perforated leather on Limited and Touring models. Its a light pewter gray.
2016 Subaru Forester gray perforated leather on Limited and Touring models. Its a pewter gray color.
closeup of the 2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium black cloth with blue accents,  sport bolsters, silver stitching
closeup of the 2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium black cloth with blue accents with sport bolsters and silver stitching
closeup of the 2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring perforated  black leather with silver stitching
closeup of the 2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring perforated  black leather with silver stitching

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2016 SUBARU FORESTER COLORS


Interiors:
2.5i models: either gray cloth or leather, or black cloth or leather

2.0XT models: either Premium with black cloth with PVC trim, or Limited with black leather

new 
Crystal White Pearl replaces satin White Pearl
gone
satin white Pearl

Note: eyesight isn't available on a crystal black car due to heat issues


I
nformation
subject to change and updating
Corrections, tips, comments welcomed

COLOR
(color code) (part department code)

2.5i
2.5i Premium
2.5i Limited
2.5i Touring
2.0XT Premium
2.0XT Touring
Ice Silver Metallic- (ISM) (G1U)
black cloth
black cloth
black leather
black leather
black cloth black leather
Ice Silver Metallic (IS1) (G1U)
gray cloth gray cloth gray leather
gray leather --
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Burnished Bronze Met (BBM) (H4Q)
black cloth
black cloth black leather
black leather
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Crystal Black Silica (CBS) (D4S)
note not available with Eyesight

black cloth black cloth black leather
black leather
black cloth black leather
Venetian Red (VRP) (H2Q)
gray cloth
gray cloth gray leather
gray leather
black cloth black leather
Jasmine Green (JGM (H5Q)
gray cloth gray cloth gray leather
gray leather
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Dark Gray Metallic (DGM) (61K)
gray cloth gray cloth gray leather
gray leather
black cloth black leather
Crystal White Pearl (WHC) (K1X)
gray cloth gray cloth gray leather
gray leather
black cloth black leather
Quartz Blue Pearl (QBP) (J8U)
gray cloth gray cloth gray leather
gray leather
black cloth black leather
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ACCESSORIES AND PARTS

DOES NOT INCLUDE INSTALLATION
PART MSRP LIST PRICES ONLY.

contact your local dealer parts or service dept for their part and/or installation prices.
subject to change, correction


car cover, #SOA3994000, $139.95
ski carrier, 6pair, for aero crossbars, #361SAG500, $150, req mounting clamps $25.00
car cover bag, #M0010ASO20, $14.95
ski attachment lift kit #E361SAJ500, $19.95
engine block heater, #AO91SFJ000, $132.95
bike carrier, roof mounted, one bike #E361SXA300, $170.00, req mounting clamps $25.
battery warmer, #J601FS000, $39,99
bike carrier, hitch mounted #E361SAJ400, $274. req a 1.25" trailer hitch
bumper corner moldings, 2 pcs #SOA7180002, $39.95; 4 pcs, #SOA7180004 $74.95
bike carrier, fork mounted #E361SAJ300 $179.95, req wheel holder $24.95
rear bumper protector (drapes over rear bumper, na with cargo tray), #E101EAJ500, $69.95
heavy duty roof cargo basket #E361SSA200, $369.95
side window deflectors, #F10010SG600, $99.95
kayak carrier #E361SXA201 $150, req mounting clamps $25.00
tail pipe tip, single, #D0518FG010, $39.95
roof cargo box #E361SAG200, $369.95, req crossbars
ash tray #92172AG040, $19.95, requires holder sleeve #F6010AG010 $12.95
roof cargo box, extended length #E361SAJ200, $459.95  req crossbars
cigarette lighter #H6710SG000, $39.95
cargo organizer #SOA567T100, $59.95

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How to order a Subaru


Subarus are popular cars,
sometimes the car you want isn't on the lot, and some models can very very difficult to get.
That's pretty common with Subaru.
Hopefully there's more than one color or model you'll be happy with.
 
But... when there's no car, the choices are:
waiting and hoping the right car shows up one day,
compromising on what you want,

your dealer finds and can get a car from another local dealer
(but they're hard to get everyplace)

or .... you factory order what you want!


Its all easy.
Here's how it works

You and the salesperson work through the model, option package, color, and accessories, and agree on a price for the car.
Placing the order is easy - dealers have access to Subaru's quick online form. Its just a few fast, simple, pages.
The order form needs the details on the car, and the buyer's name, address, phone and email.
Yes, Subaru expects the dealer to collect a deposit when the order is placed.

When a car is ordered
Orders are allocated in the beginning of the month and take around 2 full months, but it depends on the model and it can be shorter or longer.
When an order is placed, the dealer will get a VON- vehicle order number- unless there's a car already in the system that can be adapted to fit the order and then there might be a VIN.
ETA- estimated time of arrival-, the usual fresh order ETA will probably be a generic "last week of (month)" which will generally be the end of the 2nd full month after the order is placed.
The ETA will change as time passes, and eventually there will be a VIN and an exact ETA date, though that date is subject to, and frequently does, change.

Please be sure this is the right car and you're willing to wait. Cancelled orders can affect a dealer's supply.
Your dealer or salesperson should check the ETA from time to time and notify you of any changes.
The dealer wants you to get the car as soon as possible but doesn't control the ETA.

The car arrives with protective plastic on the upper surfaces. The dealer service dept will need to do a PDI (pre-delivery inspection), and then the car will be cleaned for the agreed pick-up time.

Note that Interest rates and lease programs are what is current when the car is picked up and contracts signed, when its actually purchased, not when the car is ordered. Subaru announces interest rates and lease programs monthly. And trade values can change over the order time. The trade will be checked when the purchase is completed. Subaru's GTP - guaranteed trade program - is good for late model Subaru trade-ins. Its on www.Subaru.com > for owners. Have your VIN handy.

And you'll get the car you want!

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this is an unofficial website by Joe Spitz, who is responsible for all content, and who has been selling Subarus in the greater Puget Sound Washington State area since 1996.
comments, corrections welcomed
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