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Product Overview

Subaru Forester 2 (chassis code SG) is a compact crossover in production from 2002 to 2008. It was available with a range of flat-4 engines that displaced 2.0 to 2.5 liters.
As usual, Subaru used its characteristic flat-4 engines and sends power to all four wheels via its symmetric AWD system.
During the production run, Subaru made some updates to the Mk2 Forester, including a minor facelift that rolled out in various markets gradually. The vehicle otherwise remained largely unchanged.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 34% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Characteristic H4 engiens
  • Symmetric AWD
Cons
  • No powerful engine options
  • MacPherson front suspensions

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Specifications

Variants:
2.0X
2.0X AT
2.0XT
2.0XT AT
2.5 158PS
2.5 158PS AT
2.5 165PS
2.5 165PS AT
2.5 173PS
2.5 173PS AT
2.5T

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
406 L / 14.3 cu-ft ~ 1525 L / 53.9 cu-ft
2.0XCoolant Capacity
6.9 L / 7.3 qt
2.0X ATCoolant Capacity
6.9 L / 7.3 qt
2.0XTCoolant Capacity
6.9 L / 7.3 qt
2.0XT ATCoolant Capacity
6.9 L / 7.3 qt
2.5 158PSCoolant Capacity
6.9 L / 7.3 qt
2.5 158PS ATCoolant Capacity
6.8 L / 7.2 qt
2.5 165PSCoolant Capacity
6.9 L / 7.3 qt
2.5 165PS ATCoolant Capacity
6.8 L / 7.2 qt
2.5 173PSCoolant Capacity
6.9 L / 7.3 qt
2.5 173PS ATCoolant Capacity
6.8 L / 7.2 qt
2.5TCoolant Capacity
7.4 L / 7.8 qt
2.0XEngine Oil Capacity
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.0X ATEngine Oil Capacity
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.0XTEngine Oil Capacity
4.2 L / 4.4 qt
2.0XT ATEngine Oil Capacity
4.2 L / 4.4 qt
2.5 158PSEngine Oil Capacity
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.5 158PS ATEngine Oil Capacity
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.5 165PSEngine Oil Capacity
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.5 165PS ATEngine Oil Capacity
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.5 173PSEngine Oil Capacity
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.5 173PS ATEngine Oil Capacity
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
2.5TEngine Oil Capacity
4.3 L / 4.5 qt
Fuel Capacity
60.0 L / 15.9 gal
Passengers
5
Payload
545 kg / 1202 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
2.0XBrakes | Rear
Drum
2.0X ATBrakes | Rear
Drum
2.0XTBrakes | Rear
Disc
2.0XT ATBrakes | Rear
Disc
2.5 158PSBrakes | Rear
Drum
2.5 158PS ATBrakes | Rear
Drum
2.5 165PSBrakes | Rear
Disc
2.5 165PS ATBrakes | Rear
Disc
2.5 173PSBrakes | Rear
Disc
2.5 173PS ATBrakes | Rear
Disc
2.5TBrakes | Rear
Disc
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Double-wishbone
2.0XTire Size
205/70 R15
2.0X ATTire Size
205/70R15
2.0XTTire Size
215/60 R16
2.0XT ATTire Size
215/60 R16
2.5 158PSTire Size
205/70 R15
2.5 158PS ATTire Size
205/70R15
2.5 165PSTire Size
215/60 R15
2.5 165PS ATTire Size
215/60 R15
2.5 173PSTire Size
215/60 R15
2.5 173PS ATTire Size
215/60 R15
2.5TTire Size
215/60 R15

Construction

Body Style
5-door Crossover

Dimensions

2.0XSize | Height
1590 mm / 62.6 in
2.0X ATSize | Height
1590 mm / 62.6 in
2.0XTSize | Height
1585 mm / 62.4 in
2.0XT ATSize | Height
1585 mm / 62.4 in
2.5 158PSSize | Height
1590 mm / 62.6 in
2.5 158PS ATSize | Height
1590 mm / 62.6 in
2.5 165PSSize | Height
1585 mm / 62.4 in
2.5 165PS ATSize | Height
1585 mm / 62.4 in
2.5 173PSSize | Height
1585 mm / 62.4 in
2.5 173PS ATSize | Height
1585 mm / 62.4 in
2.5TSize | Height
1585 mm / 62.4 in
Size | Length
4450 mm / 175.2 in
Size | Width
1735 mm / 68.3 in
Track Width | Front
1495.0 mm / 58.9 in
Track Width | Rear
1485.0 mm / 58.5 in
2.0XWeight
1360.0 kg / 2998.3 lbs
2.0X ATWeight
1360.0 kg / 2998.3 lbs
2.0XTWeight
1410.0 kg / 3108.5 lbs
2.0XT ATWeight
1410.0 kg / 3108.5 lbs
2.5 158PSWeight
1360.0 kg / 2998.3 lbs
2.5 158PS ATWeight
1360.0 kg / 2998.3 lbs
2.5 165PSWeight
1455.0 kg / 3207.7 lbs
2.5 165PS ATWeight
1455.0 kg / 3207.7 lbs
2.5 173PSWeight
1455.0 kg / 3207.7 lbs
2.5 173PS ATWeight
1455.0 kg / 3207.7 lbs
2.5TWeight
1455.0 kg / 3207.7 lbs
Wheelbase
2525 mm / 99.4 in

Performance

2.0XAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
11.4 sec
2.0X ATAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
11.4 sec
2.0XTAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
8.3 sec
2.0XT ATAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
8.3 sec
2.5 158PSAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.7 sec
2.5 158PS ATAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.7 sec
2.5TAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.3 sec
2.0XAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
10.8 sec
2.0X ATAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
10.8 sec
2.0XTAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.9 sec
2.0XT ATAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.9 sec
2.5 158PSAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
9.2 sec
2.5 158PS ATAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
9.2 sec
2.5TAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
6.0 sec
2.0XFuel Economy
8.5 L/100km / 27.7 MPG (combined) | 11.6 L/100km / 20.3 MPG (urban) | 6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (highway)
2.0X ATFuel Economy
8.6 L/100km / 27.4 MPG (combined) | 11.9 L/100km / 19.8 MPG (urban) | 6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (highway)
2.0XTFuel Economy
9.8 L/100km / 24.0 MPG (combined) | 13.3 L/100km / 17.7 MPG (urban) | 7.8 L/100km / 30.2 MPG (highway)
2.0XT ATFuel Economy
9.8 L/100km / 24.0 MPG (combined) | 13.7 L/100km / 17.2 MPG (urban) | 7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (highway)
2.5 158PSFuel Economy
9.3 L/100km / 25.3 MPG (combined) | 12.3 L/100km / 19.1 MPG (urban) | 7.5 L/100km / 31.4 MPG (highway)
2.5 158PS ATFuel Economy
9.3 L/100km / 25.3 MPG (combined) | 12.3 L/100km / 19.1 MPG (urban) | 7.5 L/100km / 31.4 MPG (highway)
2.5TFuel Economy
15.0 L/100km / 15.7 MPG (urban) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (highway)
2.0XTop Speed
180.0 km/h / 111.8 mph
2.0X ATTop Speed
168.0 km/h / 104.4 mph
2.0XTTop Speed
202.0 km/h / 125.5 mph
2.0XT ATTop Speed
195.0 km/h / 121.2 mph
2.5 158PSTop Speed
197.0 km/h / 122.4 mph
2.5 158PS ATTop Speed
197.0 km/h / 122.4 mph
2.5TTop Speed
226.0 km/h / 140.4 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
2.0XEngine
EJ20J
2.0X ATEngine
EJ20J
2.0XTEngine
EJ20J
2.0XT ATEngine
EJ20J
2.5 158PSEngine
EJ20J
2.5 158PS ATEngine
EJ20J
2.5 165PSEngine
EJ251
2.5 165PS ATEngine
EJ251
2.5 173PSEngine
EJ253
2.5 173PS ATEngine
EJ253
2.5TEngine
EJ255
2.0XEngine | Bore
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
2.0X ATEngine | Bore
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
2.0XTEngine | Bore
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
2.0XT ATEngine | Bore
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
2.5 158PSEngine | Bore
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
2.5 158PS ATEngine | Bore
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
2.5 165PSEngine | Bore
99.5 mm / 3.9 in
2.5 165PS ATEngine | Bore
99.5 mm / 3.9 in
2.5 173PSEngine | Bore
99.5 mm / 3.9 in
2.5 173PS ATEngine | Bore
99.5 mm / 3.9 in
2.5TEngine | Bore
99.5 mm / 3.9 in
2.0XEngine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
2.0X ATEngine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
2.0XTEngine | Compression Ratio
8.0:1
2.0XT ATEngine | Compression Ratio
8.0:1
2.5 158PSEngine | Compression Ratio
11.0:1
2.5 158PS ATEngine | Compression Ratio
11.0:1
2.5 165PSEngine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
2.5 165PS ATEngine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
2.5 173PSEngine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
2.5 173PS ATEngine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
2.5TEngine | Compression Ratio
8.2:1
2.0XEngine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.7 cu-in / 1994.0 cc
2.0X ATEngine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.7 cu-in / 1994.0 cc
2.0XTEngine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.7 cu-in / 1994.0 cc
2.0XT ATEngine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.7 cu-in / 1994.0 cc
2.5 158PSEngine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.7 cu-in / 1994.0 cc
2.5 158PS ATEngine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.7 cu-in / 1994.0 cc
2.5 165PSEngine | Displacement
2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
2.5 165PS ATEngine | Displacement
2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
2.5 173PSEngine | Displacement
2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
2.5 173PS ATEngine | Displacement
2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
2.5TEngine | Displacement
2.5 L / 149.9 cu-in / 2457.0 cc
2.0XEngine | Power
125.0 hp / 93.2 kW @ 5600 rpm
2.0X ATEngine | Power
125.0 hp / 93.2 kW @ 5600 rpm
2.0XTEngine | Power
177.0 hp / 132.0 kW @ 5600 rpm
2.0XT ATEngine | Power
177.0 hp / 132.0 kW @ 5600 rpm
2.5 158PSEngine | Power
158.0 hp / 117.8 kW @ 6400 rpm
2.5 158PS ATEngine | Power
158.0 hp / 117.8 kW @ 6400 rpm
2.5 165PSEngine | Power
165.0 hp / 123.0 kW @ 5600 rpm
2.5 165PS ATEngine | Power
165.0 hp / 123.0 kW @ 5600 rpm
2.5 173PSEngine | Power
173.0 hp / 129.0 kW @ 6000 rpm
2.5 173PS ATEngine | Power
173.0 hp / 129.0 kW @ 6000 rpm
2.5TEngine | Power
211.0 hp / 157.3 kW @ 5600 rpm
2.0XEngine | Specific Output
62.7 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in
2.0X ATEngine | Specific Output
62.7 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in
2.0XTEngine | Specific Output
88.8 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
2.0XT ATEngine | Specific Output
88.8 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
2.5 158PSEngine | Specific Output
79.2 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
2.5 158PS ATEngine | Specific Output
79.2 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
2.5 165PSEngine | Specific Output
67.2 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
2.5 165PS ATEngine | Specific Output
67.2 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
2.5 173PSEngine | Specific Output
70.4 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
2.5 173PS ATEngine | Specific Output
70.4 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
2.5TEngine | Specific Output
85.9 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
2.0XEngine | Stroke
75.0 mm / 3.0 in
2.0X ATEngine | Stroke
75.0 mm / 3.0 in
2.0XTEngine | Stroke
75.0 mm / 3.0 in
2.0XT ATEngine | Stroke
75.0 mm / 3.0 in
2.5 158PSEngine | Stroke
75.0 mm / 3.0 in
2.5 158PS ATEngine | Stroke
75.0 mm / 3.0 in
2.5 165PSEngine | Stroke
79.0 mm / 3.1 in
2.5 165PS ATEngine | Stroke
79.0 mm / 3.1 in
2.5 173PSEngine | Stroke
79.0 mm / 3.1 in
2.5 173PS ATEngine | Stroke
79.0 mm / 3.1 in
2.5TEngine | Stroke
79.0 mm / 3.1 in
2.0XEngine | Torque
184 Nm / 135.7 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
2.0X ATEngine | Torque
184 Nm / 135.7 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
2.0XTEngine | Torque
245 Nm / 180.7 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
2.0XT ATEngine | Torque
245 Nm / 180.7 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
2.5 158PSEngine | Torque
186 Nm / 137.2 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
2.5 158PS ATEngine | Torque
186 Nm / 137.2 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
2.5 165PSEngine | Torque
225 Nm / 166.0 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
2.5 165PS ATEngine | Torque
225 Nm / 166.0 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
2.5 173PSEngine | Torque
229 Nm / 168.9 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
2.5 173PS ATEngine | Torque
229 Nm / 168.9 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
2.5TEngine | Torque
320 Nm / 236.0 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
2.0XEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.0X ATEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.0XTEngine | Type
Turbocharged multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.0XT ATEngine | Type
Turbocharged multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 158PSEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 158PS ATEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 165PSEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 SOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 165PS ATEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 SOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 173PSEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 173PS ATEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5TEngine | Type
Turbocharged multi-port injected petrol flat-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.0XTransmission | Gears
5-speed
2.0X ATTransmission | Gears
4-speed
2.0XTTransmission | Gears
5-speed
2.0XT ATTransmission | Gears
4-speed
2.5 158PSTransmission | Gears
5-speed
2.5 158PS ATTransmission | Gears
4-speed
2.5 165PSTransmission | Gears
5-speed
2.5 165PS ATTransmission | Gears
4-speed
2.5 173PSTransmission | Gears
5-speed
2.5 173PS ATTransmission | Gears
4-speed
2.5TTransmission | Gears
5-speed
2.0XTransmission | Type
Manual
2.0X ATTransmission | Type
Automatic
2.0XTTransmission | Type
Manual
2.0XT ATTransmission | Type
Automatic
2.5 158PSTransmission | Type
Manual
2.5 158PS ATTransmission | Type
Automatic
2.5 165PSTransmission | Type
Manual
2.5 165PS ATTransmission | Type
Automatic
2.5 173PSTransmission | Type
Manual
2.5 173PS ATTransmission | Type
Automatic
2.5TTransmission | Type
Manual

Production

2.0XAvailability
2002 ~ 2005
2.0X ATAvailability
2002 ~ 2005
2.0XTAvailability
2002 ~ 2008
2.0XT ATAvailability
2002 ~ 2008
2.5 158PSAvailability
2005 ~ 2008
2.5 158PS ATAvailability
2005 ~ 2008
2.5 165PSAvailability
2002 ~ 2005
2.5 165PS ATAvailability
2002 ~ 2005
2.5 173PSAvailability
2005 ~ 2008
2.5 173PS ATAvailability
2005 ~ 2008
2.5TAvailability
2005 ~ 2008

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