2013 Subaru Forester

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$21,295 - $29,995
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Engine Engine 2.5LH-4
MPG MPG 21 City / 27 Hwy
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2013 Forester Overview

The Subaru Forester is a compact crossover vehicle that blends many of the best attributes of a sport-utility vehicle with the ride and driving dynamics of a car. It offers the capability of Symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive, as well as a versatile rear cargo area with liftgate, underfloor storage and up to 68 cubic feet of cargo capacity.The Forester is available in six trim levels: 2.5X, 2.5X Premium, 2.5X Limited, 2.5X Touring, 2.5XT Premium and 2.5XT Touring. All trim levels are equipped with a 2.5-liter horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine; in "X" variants, the engine is naturally-aspirated and produces 170 horsepower, while both "XT" variants generate 224 horsepower, compliments of an intercooled turbocharger. The 2.5X and 2.5X Premium get a five-speed manual transmission with Incline Start Assist, while all other trims are mated to an electronically controlled four-speed automatic with manual shift mode (available on the 2.5X and 2.5X Premium). Notable (trim-dependent) features include a panoramic glass sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, heated front seats, leather upholstery and HD radio. An optional touch-screen navigation system, including DVD capability and integrated backup camera, is offered on Limited and Touring trims. Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability and traction control systems, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, active front head restraints, front side-impact airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor.For 2013, the Subaru Forester now comes with a USB port and Bluetooth hands-free calling/audio streaming as standard equipment on all models.The Lexus IS 250 is a true sports sedan. It's quick and fun to drive thanks to its balanced chassis and advanced electronic stability control system.Available in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations, the IS 250 is powered by a 204 horsepower 2.5-liter V6. The front-wheel drive IS 250 utilizes a standard six-speed manual transmission, with a six-speed automatic with Formula 1 inspired paddle-shifters available as an option. The all-wheel drive IS 250 uses the six-speed automatic transmission standard. Safety features include driver and front-passenger knee airbags. The brakes are large and effective four-wheel discs, clamped at the front by aluminum four-piston calipers. Augmenting the big brakes are ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, and Brake Assist. Traction control also comes standard.For 2009 the IS 250 receives subtle changes to the front and rear bumpers, tail lights, turn-signals integrated into the exterior mirrors, and new wheel designs.The Lexus GS 350 sport sedan combines luxury with performance in a bold and elegant design.The GS 350 employs a 3.5-liter V6 engine that can generate up to 303 horsepower and 274 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. An all-wheel drive version is also available. The GS 350 can seat up to five passengers, and the front seats feature ten-way power, memory and heated leather upholstery. Standard features include automatic climate control, power moonroof, SmartAccess keyless entry, Bluetooth wireless connnectivity, genuine wood trim and a premium six-disc audio system. Standard safety features include front, knee, side impact, and side curtain airbags, four-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes, an electronic stability system and …
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2013 Forester Overview

The Subaru Forester is a compact crossover vehicle that blends many of the best attributes of a sport-utility vehicle with the ride and driving dynamics of a car. It offers the capability of Symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive, as well as a versatile rear cargo area with liftgate, underfloor storage and up to 68 cubic feet of cargo capacity.The Forester is available in six trim levels: 2.5X, 2.5X Premium, 2.5X Limited, 2.5X Touring, 2.5XT Premium and 2.5XT Touring. All trim levels are equipped with a 2.5-liter horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine; in "X" variants, the engine is naturally-aspirated and produces 170 horsepower, while both "XT" variants generate 224 horsepower, compliments of an intercooled turbocharger. The 2.5X and 2.5X Premium get a five-speed manual transmission with Incline Start Assist, while all other trims are mated to an electronically controlled four-speed automatic with manual shift mode (available on the 2.5X and 2.5X Premium). Notable (trim-dependent) features include a panoramic glass sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, heated front seats, leather upholstery and HD radio. An optional touch-screen navigation system, including DVD capability and integrated backup camera, is offered on Limited and Touring trims. Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability and traction control systems, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, active front head restraints, front side-impact airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor.For 2013, the Subaru Forester now comes with a USB port and Bluetooth hands-free calling/audio streaming as standard equipment on all models.The Lexus IS 250 is a true sports sedan. It's quick and fun to drive thanks to its balanced chassis and advanced electronic stability control system.Available in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations, the IS 250 is powered by a 204 horsepower 2.5-liter V6. The front-wheel drive IS 250 utilizes a standard six-speed manual transmission, with a six-speed automatic with Formula 1 inspired paddle-shifters available as an option. The all-wheel drive IS 250 uses the six-speed automatic transmission standard. Safety features include driver and front-passenger knee airbags. The brakes are large and effective four-wheel discs, clamped at the front by aluminum four-piston calipers. Augmenting the big brakes are ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, and Brake Assist. Traction control also comes standard.For 2009 the IS 250 receives subtle changes to the front and rear bumpers, tail lights, turn-signals integrated into the exterior mirrors, and new wheel designs.The Lexus GS 350 sport sedan combines luxury with performance in a bold and elegant design.The GS 350 employs a 3.5-liter V6 engine that can generate up to 303 horsepower and 274 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. An all-wheel drive version is also available. The GS 350 can seat up to five passengers, and the front seats feature ten-way power, memory and heated leather upholstery. Standard features include automatic climate control, power moonroof, SmartAccess keyless entry, Bluetooth wireless connnectivity, genuine wood trim and a premium six-disc audio system. Standard safety features include front, knee, side impact, and side curtain airbags, four-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes, an electronic stability system and …Hide Full Review