Subaru Forester 2002

This generation of Subaru Forester has been produced from January, 2002 to August, 2005. We can provide information about 9 modifications of this generation. 2002 Subaru Forester comes with four wheel drive (4x4).

This Subaru is available with five petrol engines with displacement from 2.0 to 2.5 litres and power of from 125 to 230 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (5 versions), as well as automatic (4 versions) gearbox.

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Subaru Forester 2002 average fuel consumption in combined cycle is from 8.5 to 11 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Subaru Forester 2002 version is Subaru Forester 2.0 X AWD, consuming 8.5 litres of petrol per 100km.
According to user reviews, Subaru Forester real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 11 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy. For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Subaru Forester modification.

Subaru Forester 2002 CO2 emissions are from 204 to 261 grams per kilometer. Subaru Forester version with the lowest CO2 emissions is Subaru Forester 2.0 X AWD, which produces 204 grams of CO2 per one kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.3 seconds has Subaru Forester 2.5 XT AWD version, conversely the tardiest one is Subaru Forester 2.0 X AWD reaching this speed only in 13.4 seconds. The maximum top speed is 226 km/h for the 2.5 petrol 210 hp version (Subaru Forester 2.5 XT AWD).

Lenght of Subaru Forester is 445 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Subaru Forester is about 5 cm longer than Toyota RAV4, but 5 cm shorter than Jeep Grand Cherokee. Subaru Forester gross weight is from 1500 to 2000 kg (depending on modification), which is about 15 percent lighter than the average for this age and class. Subaru Forester trunk space is 406 litres.

This Subaru is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 2700 €. Users calculated Subaru Forester 2002 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2800 € cost per year and 0.24 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 57%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 23% 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.

Subaru Forester modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Subaru Forester 2002 2.0 X AWD Sep 2002 — Aug 2005

Most fuel efficient version

2.0 Petrol 125 HP 8.5 l/100km Manual (5)
Subaru Forester 2002 2.0 X AWD Sep 2002 — Aug 2005 2.0 Petrol 125 HP 8.6 l/100km Automatic (4)
Subaru Forester 2002 2.0 XT AWD Sep 2002 — Aug 2005 2.0 Petrol 177 HP 9.8 l/100km Manual (5)
Subaru Forester 2002 2.0 XT AWD Sep 2002 — Aug 2005 2.0 Petrol 177 HP 9.8 l/100km Automatic (4)
Subaru Forester 2002 2.5i 4x4 Jan 2002 — Jan 2005 2.5 Petrol 165 HP - Manual (5)
Subaru Forester 2002 2.5i 4x4 Jan 2002 — Jan 2005 2.5 Petrol 165 HP - Automatic (4)
Subaru Forester 2004 2.5 XT AWD Oct 2004 — Aug 2005

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds

2.5 Petrol 210 HP 11.0 l/100km Manual (5)
Subaru Forester 2002 2.5T 4x4 Jan 2002 — Jan 2005

Most powerfull version (230 HP)

2.5 Petrol 230 HP - Manual (5)
Subaru Forester 2002 2.5T 4x4 Jan 2002 — Jan 2005

Most powerfull version (230 HP)

2.5 Petrol 230 HP - Automatic (4)

Subaru Forester prices

Subaru Forester 2002 - 2005 crossover price in Latvia is from 1500 € to 4300 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Subaru Forester price is more below average - Subaru Forester is approximately for 26 percents cheaper then average crossovers of this age (compare crossovers 2002 - 2005 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 2005 price 2900 € 3600 € 4300 €
Subaru Forester 2004 price 1700 € 2600 € 3400 €
Subaru Forester 2003 price 1500 € 2300 € 3000 €
Subaru Forester 2002 price 1500 € 2200 € 2800 €

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Subaru Forester reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Subaru Forester reliability is very high. In the roadworthiness tests in 2015 defects were detected in an average of only 19 percent of Subaru Forester of this generation (on average 12 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 30.3%.

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Subaru Forester 2002 features (options)

Percentage of Subaru Forester with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
79%
Metallic paint
55%
Climate control
52%
Adjustable steering wheel
48%
Heated seats
43%
Roof bars (railings)
41%
Cruise control
31%
Panoramic sunroof
20%
Leather upholstery
18%
Sunroof
12%

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Toyota RAV4 2003 Toyota RAV4 2003 has
  • lower fuel consumption for petrol engines
  • also available in 2WD
  • roomier boot
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  • roomier boot
  • petrol and diesel engines available
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Subaru Legacy 2003 Subaru Legacy 2003 has
  • roomier boot
  • lower price
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Subaru Forester reviews

Total 16 Subaru Forester owner reviews

At the moment we dont have reviews about Subaru Forester manufactured from 2002 to 2005.
Find below reviews about other generations of Subaru Forester.
Subaru Forester 2006 Petrol 2.5 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 7 years) Owned for:50`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 12.0 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
Total car rating:
10
   male, age 56
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