Subaru Forester 2008

This generation of Subaru Forester has been produced from April, 2008 to January, 2011. We can provide information about 7 modifications of this generation. 2008 Subaru Forester comes with four wheel drive (4x4).

This Subaru is available with three petrol engines with displacement from 2.0 to 2.5 litres and power of from 150 to 230 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 2.0 litres and power of 147 HP.
The car is available with both manual (4 versions), as well as automatic (3 versions) gearbox.

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Subaru Forester 2008 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 8.4 to 11 litres per 100km, but for diesel engine - approximately 6.3 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Subaru Forester 2008 petrol engine version is Subaru Forester 2.0, consuming 8.4 litres per 100km.
According to user reviews, Subaru Forester real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 15 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +15% for petrol engines and +14% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Subaru Forester modification.

Subaru Forester 2008 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 198 to 199 grams per kilometer, but for diesel engine - approximately 167 grams per kilometer. From Subaru Forester with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Subaru Forester 2.0 which produces an average of 198 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6 seconds has Subaru Forester 2.5XT version, conversely the tardiest one is Subaru Forester 2.0 reaching this speed only in 12.7 seconds. The maximum top speed is 216 km/h for the 2.5 petrol 230 hp version (Subaru Forester 2.5XT).

Lenght of Subaru Forester is 456 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Subaru Forester is about 2 cm longer than Honda CR-V, but 5 cm shorter than Jeep Grand Cherokee. Subaru Forester gross weight is from 2000 to 2050 kg (depending on modification), which is about 17 percent lighter than the average for this age and class. Subaru Forester trunk space is 450 litres.

This Subaru is very cheap for its class - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 4200 €. According to user reviews, average Subaru Forester repair costs are 120 € per year. Users calculated Subaru Forester 2008 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 3100 € cost per year and 0.27 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 59%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 21% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Subaru Forester for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Subaru Forester prices and costs.

In user reviews Subaru Forester received average grade 8.5 (from 10) - better than average rate for same years cars (8.1). Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. All authors of reviews would recommend Subaru Forester to the friend.

Subaru Forester modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Subaru Forester 2008 2.0 4x4

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 150 HP 8.4 l/100km Manual (5)
Subaru Forester 2008 2.0 4x4

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 150 HP 8.4 l/100km Automatic (4)
Subaru Forester 2008 2.0 Diesel 4x4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2011 2.0 Diesel 147 HP 6.3 l/100km Manual (5)
Subaru Forester 2008 2.5XS 4x4 2.5 Petrol 172 HP - Manual (5)
Subaru Forester 2008 2.5XS 4x4 2.5 Petrol 172 HP - Automatic (4)
Subaru Forester 2008 2.5XT 4x4

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6 seconds

2.5 Petrol 230 HP 11.0 l/100km Manual (5)
Subaru Forester 2008 2.5XT 4x4

Most powerfull petrol version (230 HP)

2.5 Petrol 230 HP 10.0 l/100km Automatic (4)

Subaru Forester prices

Subaru Forester 2008 - 2011 crossover price in Latvia is from 2800 € to 6500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Subaru Forester price is very low - Subaru Forester is approximately for 48 percents cheaper then average crossovers of this age (compare crossovers 2008 - 2011 prices). Despite of relatively low price Subaru Forester quality is above average (see below), so this Subaru can be a good buy.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Subaru Forester 2009 price 3200 € 4800 € 6500 €
Subaru Forester 2008 price 2800 € 3600 € 4800 €

Subaru Forester total costs of ownership

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Subaru Forester reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Subaru Forester reliability is above average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2015 defects were detected in an average of 12.3 percent of Subaru Forester of this generation (on average 6 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 14.1%.

Subaru Forester reliability and quality
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Subaru Forester 2008 features (options)

Percentage of Subaru Forester with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
75%
Conditioning
74%
Metallic paint
65%
Xenon headlights
52%
Cruise control
51%
Adjustable steering wheel
50%
Heated seats
49%
Roof bars (railings)
43%
Rain sensor
18%
Panoramic sunroof
17%
Rear parking sensors
16%
Leather upholstery
11%

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Cars similar and most compared to Subaru Forester 2008. Click on the image to view the car's specifications or on the "Compare..." link to compare cars.

Nissan X-Trail 2007 Nissan X-Trail 2007 has
  • lower fuel consumption for petrol engines
  • roomier boot
  • also available in 2WD
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Honda CR-V 2007 Honda CR-V 2007 has
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
  • lower fuel consumption for petrol engines
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  • better manoeuvrability
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
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Mitsubishi Outlander 2005 Mitsubishi Outlander 2005 has
  • roomier boot
  • lower price
  • also available in 2WD
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Suzuki Grand Vitara 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2008 has
  • lower fuel consumption for petrol engines
  • better manoeuvrability
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Subaru Forester reviews

Total 16 Subaru Forester owner reviews

Subaru Forester 2008 Diesel 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2008 (new car) Owned for:140`000 kilometers (8 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.3 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 965 € (~ 120 € per year)
Total car rating:
8
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   male, age 57
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