Subaru Forester 2000

This generation of Subaru Forester has been produced from March, 2000 to September, 2002. We can provide information about 4 modifications of this generation. 2000 Subaru Forester comes with four wheel drive (4x4).

This Subaru is available with two petrol engines with displacement 2.0 litres and power of from 125 to 170 horsepower. All engines have a timing belt driven camshaft, which requires more frequent service than a timing chain, but replacing timing belt is less expensive, and these engines are generally slightly more fuel efficient and quieter (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (2 versions), as well as automatic (2 versions) gearbox.

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Subaru Forester 2000 average fuel consumption in combined cycle is from 9 to 10.5 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Subaru Forester 2000 version is Subaru Forester 2.0 AWD, consuming 9 litres of petrol per 100km.
According to user reviews, Subaru Forester real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 13 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 2000 CO2 emissions are from 215 to 251 grams per kilometer. Subaru Forester version with the lowest CO2 emissions is Subaru Forester 2.0 AWD, which produces 215 grams of CO2 per one kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 8.4 seconds has Subaru Forester 2.0 S-Turbo AWD version, conversely the tardiest one is Subaru Forester 2.0 AWD reaching this speed only in 12 seconds. The maximum top speed is 198 km/h for the 2.0 petrol 170 hp version (Subaru Forester 2.0 S-Turbo AWD).

Lenght of Subaru Forester is 445 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Subaru Forester is about 22 cm longer than Toyota RAV4, but 5 cm shorter than Jeep Grand Cherokee. Subaru Forester gross weight is from 1500 to 1800 kg (depending on modification), which is about 25 percent lighter than the average for this age and class.

This Subaru is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 2100 €. According to user reviews, average Subaru Forester repair costs are 370 € per year. Users calculated Subaru Forester 2000 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2700 € cost per year and 0.22 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 56%, 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 2000 2.0 AWD

Most fuel efficient version

2.0 Petrol 125 HP 9.0 l/100km Manual (5)
Subaru Forester 2000 2.0 AWD 2.0 Petrol 125 HP 9.2 l/100km Automatic (4)
Subaru Forester 2000 2.0 S-Turbo AWD

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds

2.0 Petrol 170 HP 9.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Subaru Forester 2000 2.0 S-Turbo AWD

Most powerfull version (170 HP)

2.0 Petrol 170 HP 10.5 l/100km Automatic (4)

Subaru Forester prices

Subaru Forester 2000 - 2002 crossover price in Latvia is from 900 € to 4500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Subaru Forester price is more below average - Subaru Forester is approximately for 41 percents cheaper then average crossovers of this age (compare crossovers 2000 - 2002 prices). Despite of relatively low price Subaru Forester quality is above average (see below), so this Subaru can be a good buy.

Subaru Forester 2002 price 900 € 2200 € 4500 €
Subaru Forester 2000 price 1300 € 2000 € 2700 €

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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 2010 defects were detected in an average of only 4.7 percent of Subaru Forester of this generation (on average 9 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 14.7%.

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Subaru Forester 2000 features (options)

Percentage of Subaru Forester with corresponding feature (option)

Metallic paint
Adjustable steering wheel
Roof bars (railings)
Heated seats
Panoramic sunroof
Cruise control
Leather upholstery
Climate control

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Honda CR-V 1997 Honda CR-V 1997 has
  • lower fuel consumption for diesel engines
  • lower price
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Toyota RAV4 2003 Toyota RAV4 2003 has
  • petrol and diesel engines available
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  • lower fuel consumption for petrol engines
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Subaru Forester reviews

Total 16 Subaru Forester owner reviews

Subaru Forester 2001 Petrol 2.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 16 years) Owned for:100`000 kilometers (5 years)
Average fuel consumption: 11.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1827 € (~ 365 € per year)
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