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Product Overview

Subaru Forester 4 (chassis code SJ) is a compact crossover in production from 2012 to 2018. It was available with a range of flat-4 engines that displaced 2.0 to 2.5 liters.
Compared to the Mk3 model, the Mk4 Forester has a smaller drivetrain lineup. CVT has fully replaced automatic transmissions, while the manual was upgraded to 6-speed. The engines are an evolution of those found in earlier Subaru vehicles.
The design of the vehicle, due to its crossover form factor, hasn't changed much. It remains generic and forgettable but doesn't offend.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 33% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Some offroad capabilities
  • Some towing capacity
Cons
  • No powerful engine options
  • CVT
  • MacPherson strut front suspensions

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Specifications

Variants:
2.0D
2.0D CVT
2.0i
2.0i CVT
2.0T 241PS
2.5i CVT

Capacity

2.0DCargo Capacity
505 L / 17.8 cu-ft ~ 1557 L / 55.0 cu-ft
2.0D CVTCargo Capacity
505 L / 17.8 cu-ft ~ 1557 L / 55.0 cu-ft
2.0iCargo Capacity
488 L / 17.2 cu-ft ~ 1577 L / 55.7 cu-ft
2.0i CVTCargo Capacity
488 L / 17.2 cu-ft ~ 1577 L / 55.7 cu-ft
2.0T 241PSCargo Capacity
488 L / 17.2 cu-ft ~ 1577 L / 55.7 cu-ft
2.5i CVTCargo Capacity
488 L / 17.2 cu-ft ~ 1577 L / 55.7 cu-ft
2.0DEngine Oil Capacity
5.9 L / 6.2 qt
2.0D CVTEngine Oil Capacity
5.9 L / 6.2 qt
2.0iEngine Oil Capacity
4.8 L / 5.1 qt
2.0i CVTEngine Oil Capacity
4.8 L / 5.1 qt
2.0T 241PSEngine Oil Capacity
5.1 L / 5.4 qt
2.5i CVTEngine Oil Capacity
4.8 L / 5.1 qt
Fuel Capacity
60.0 L / 15.9 gal
Passengers
5
2.0DPayload
518 kg / 1142 lbs
2.0D CVTPayload
455 kg / 1003 lbs
2.0iPayload
381 kg / 840 lbs
2.0i CVTPayload
351 kg / 774 lbs
2.0T 241PSPayload
237 kg / 522 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
2.0DBrakes | Rear
Disc
2.0D CVTBrakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
2.0iBrakes | Rear
Disc
2.0i CVTBrakes | Rear
Disc
2.0T 241PSBrakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
2.5i CVTBrakes | Rear
Disc
Offroad | Approach Angle
23.0 deg
2.0DOffroad | Breakover Angle
22.0 deg
2.0D CVTOffroad | Breakover Angle
22.0 deg
2.0iOffroad | Breakover Angle
22.0 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle
25.0 deg
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Double-wishbone
2.0DTire Size
225/60 R17
2.0D CVTTire Size
225/60 R17
2.0iTire Size
225/60 R17
2.0i CVTTire Size
225/60 R17
2.0T 241PSTire Size
225/55 R18
2.5i CVTTire Size
225/60 R17
2.0DTurning Circle
11.4 m / 37.4 ft
2.0D CVTTurning Circle
11.4 m / 37.4 ft
2.0iTurning Circle
10.6 m / 34.8 ft
2.0i CVTTurning Circle
10.6 m / 34.8 ft
2.0T 241PSTurning Circle
10.6 m / 34.8 ft
2.5i CVTTurning Circle
10.6 m / 34.8 ft

Construction

Body Style
5-door Crossover

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
220 mm / 8.7 in
2.0DSize | Height
1735 mm / 68.3 in
2.0D CVTSize | Height
1735 mm / 68.3 in
2.0iSize | Height
1735 mm / 68.3 in
2.0i CVTSize | Height
1735 mm / 68.3 in
2.0T 241PSSize | Height
1735 mm / 68.3 in
2.5i CVTSize | Height
1735 mm / 68.3 in
2.0DSize | Length
4610 mm / 181.5 in
2.0D CVTSize | Length
4610 mm / 181.5 in
2.0iSize | Length
4595 mm / 180.9 in
2.0i CVTSize | Length
4595 mm / 180.9 in
2.0T 241PSSize | Length
4595 mm / 180.9 in
2.5i CVTSize | Length
4595 mm / 180.9 in
Size | Width
1795 mm / 70.7 in
Track Width | Front
1545.0 mm / 60.8 in
2.0DTrack Width | Rear
1555.0 mm / 61.2 in
2.0D CVTTrack Width | Rear
1555.0 mm / 61.2 in
2.0iTrack Width | Rear
1550.0 mm / 61.0 in
2.0i CVTTrack Width | Rear
1550.0 mm / 61.0 in
2.0T 241PSTrack Width | Rear
1550.0 mm / 61.0 in
2.5i CVTTrack Width | Rear
1550.0 mm / 61.0 in
2.0DWeight
1562.0 kg / 3443.6 lbs
2.0D CVTWeight
1625.0 kg / 3582.5 lbs
2.0iWeight
1469.0 kg / 3238.6 lbs
2.0i CVTWeight
1499.0 kg / 3304.7 lbs
2.0T 241PSWeight
1613.0 kg / 3556.1 lbs
2.5i CVTWeight
1513.0 kg / 3335.6 lbs
2.0DWheel Size
7J x 17
2.0D CVTWheel Size
7J x 17
2.0iWheel Size
17 in
2.0i CVTWheel Size
17 in
2.0T 241PSWheel Size
18 in
2.5i CVTWheel Size
17 in
Wheelbase
2640 mm / 103.9 in

Performance

2.0DAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.9 sec
2.0D CVTAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.9 sec
2.0iAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
10.6 sec
2.0i CVTAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
11.8 sec
2.0T 241PSAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
7.5 sec
2.5i CVTAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.9 sec
2.0DAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
9.4 sec
2.0D CVTAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
9.4 sec
2.0iAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
10.1 sec
2.0i CVTAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
11.2 sec
2.0T 241PSAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.1 sec
2.5i CVTAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
9.4 sec
2.0DCO2 Emission
148 g/km
2.0D CVTCO2 Emission
158 g/km
2.0iCO2 Emission
148 g/km
2.0DFuel Economy
5.7 L/100km / 41.3 MPG (combined) | 7.1 L/100km / 33.1 MPG (urban) | 4.9 L/100km / 48.0 MPG (highway)
2.0D CVTFuel Economy
5.1 L/100km / 46.1 MPG (combined) | 7.3 L/100km / 32.2 MPG (urban) | 5.4 L/100km / 43.6 MPG (highway)
2.0iFuel Economy
8.0 L/100km / 29.4 MPG (combined) | 10.4 L/100km / 22.6 MPG (urban) | 6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (highway)
2.0i CVTFuel Economy
7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (combined) | 10.6 L/100km / 22.2 MPG (urban) | 6.3 L/100km / 37.3 MPG (highway)
2.0T 241PSFuel Economy
8.5 L/100km / 27.7 MPG (combined) | 11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (urban) | 7.0 L/100km / 33.6 MPG (highway)
2.5i CVTFuel Economy
8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (combined) | 10.9 L/100km / 21.6 MPG (urban) | 6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (highway)
2.0DTop Speed
190.0 km/h / 118.1 mph
2.0D CVTTop Speed
188.0 km/h / 116.8 mph
2.0iTop Speed
190.0 km/h / 118.1 mph
2.0i CVTTop Speed
192.0 km/h / 119.3 mph
2.0T 241PSTop Speed
221.0 km/h / 137.3 mph
2.5i CVTTop Speed
196.0 km/h / 121.8 mph
2.0DTowing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2000 kg / 4409 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
2.0D CVTTowing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2000 kg / 4409 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
2.0iTowing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2000 kg / 4409 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 6
2.0DEngine
EE20
2.0D CVTEngine
EE20
2.0iEngine
FB20
2.0i CVTEngine
FB20
2.0T 241PSEngine
FA20F
2.5i CVTEngine
FB25
2.0DEngine | Bore
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
2.0D CVTEngine | Bore
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
2.0iEngine | Bore
84.0 mm / 3.3 in
2.0i CVTEngine | Bore
84.0 mm / 3.3 in
2.0T 241PSEngine | Bore
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
2.5i CVTEngine | Bore
94.0 mm / 3.7 in
2.0DEngine | Compression Ratio
15.2:1
2.0D CVTEngine | Compression Ratio
15.2:1
2.0iEngine | Compression Ratio
10.5:1
2.0i CVTEngine | Compression Ratio
10.5:1
2.0T 241PSEngine | Compression Ratio
10.6:1
2.5i CVTEngine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
2.0DEngine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc
2.0D CVTEngine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc
2.0iEngine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.7 cu-in / 1995.0 cc
2.0i CVTEngine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.7 cu-in / 1995.0 cc
2.0T 241PSEngine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc
2.5i CVTEngine | Displacement
2.5 L / 152.4 cu-in / 2498.0 cc
2.0DEngine | Power
147.0 hp / 109.6 kW @ 3600 rpm
2.0D CVTEngine | Power
147.0 hp / 109.6 kW @ 3600 rpm
2.0iEngine | Power
150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 6200 rpm
2.0i CVTEngine | Power
150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 6200 rpm
2.0T 241PSEngine | Power
241.0 hp / 179.7 kW @ 5600 rpm
2.5i CVTEngine | Power
175.0 hp / 130.5 kW @ 5800 rpm
2.0DEngine | Specific Output
73.6 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
2.0D CVTEngine | Specific Output
73.6 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
2.0iEngine | Specific Output
75.2 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
2.0i CVTEngine | Specific Output
75.2 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
2.0T 241PSEngine | Specific Output
120.6 hp/L / 2.0 hp/cu-in
2.5i CVTEngine | Specific Output
70.1 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
2.0DEngine | Stroke
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
2.0D CVTEngine | Stroke
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
2.0iEngine | Stroke
90.0 mm / 3.5 in
2.0i CVTEngine | Stroke
90.0 mm / 3.5 in
2.0T 241PSEngine | Stroke
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
2.5i CVTEngine | Stroke
90.0 mm / 3.5 in
2.0DEngine | Torque
350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1600-2800 rpm
2.0D CVTEngine | Torque
350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1600-2800 rpm
2.0iEngine | Torque
198 Nm / 146.0 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm
2.0i CVTEngine | Torque
198 Nm / 146.0 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm
2.0T 241PSEngine | Torque
350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm
2.5i CVTEngine | Torque
235 Nm / 173.3 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm
2.0DEngine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.0D CVTEngine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.0iEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.0i CVTEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.0T 241PSEngine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5i CVTEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
6-speed
2.0DTransmission | Type
Manual
2.0D CVTTransmission | Type
Lineartronic
2.0iTransmission | Type
Manual

Production

2.0DAvailability
2016 ~ 2018
2.0D CVTAvailability
2016 ~ 2018
2.0iAvailability
2012 ~ 2018
2.0i CVTAvailability
2012 ~ 2018
2.0T 241PSAvailability
2012 ~ 2018
2.5i CVTAvailability
2012 ~ 2015

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