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2015 (15) Subaru Forester 2.0D XC 5dr

Glasgow Peugeot
Pre-sale price £10,698
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth Handsfree Phone ConnectionCruise control
Interior fuel flap releaseMulti-information display
Rear view cameraService interval indicator
Speed sensitive power steeringVoice control system

Entertainment

2 DIN audio system with single CD2 USB ports
6 speakersAuxiliary input socket
Steering wheel mounted audio controls 

Exterior Features

Automatic headlightsAutomatic rain sensing wipers
Body colour bumpersDaytime running lights
Electric folding door mirrorsElectric sliding sunroof
Front and rear electric windowsFront fog lamps
Front sports grilleHeated door mirrors
High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlampsIntermittent front and rear wash/wipe
Pop-up headlight washersRoof antenna
Roof spoilerSilver roof rails
UV reducing glassWindscreen wiper de-icer

Interior Features

2 cupholders in front centre console3 rear seat head restraints
3 x 12V power sockets4 cargo hooks
60/40 split folding rear seat8 way electric adjustable drivers seat
Centre console storage boxCloth upholstery
Cupholders - 2 in rear centre armrestDefroster vents for front and side windows
Door pockets with bottle holderDriver/passenger vanity mirrors with covers
Dual zone automatic air conditioningFront centre armrest
Front head restraintsFront map lights
Heated front seatsIsofix child seat preparation
Leather steering wheel and gear knobLuggage area lamp
Overhead consoleRear seat heater ducts
Reclining rear seatsRetractable luggage cover
Seat back pocketsSteering column support beam
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel 

Safety

4 channel ABSChildproof rear door locks
Driver and passenger seatbelts with warning lightDrivers knee airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsEBD + Brake Assist
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
Front side airbagsHeight adjustable front seatbelt anchors
Hill start assistThree 3 point rear seatbelts
WIL whiplash protection front seats 

Security

Remote central locking + deadlocksRemote Thatcham Cat 1 alarm/immobiliser

Technical

Self levelling suspensionSVDC - Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control

Wheels

17" alloy wheelsFull size steel spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)148Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1998Compression Ratio15.2:1
Cylinder LayoutFLAT 4Cylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)86Cylinders - Stroke (mm)86
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)49.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)57.6EC Urban (mpg)39.8

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power147
Coin DescriptionDCoin SeriesXC
Generation Mark4Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0725E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %91NCAP Child Occupant Protection %91
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %73
NCAP Safety Assist %86Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage12000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.9Engine Power - BHP147
Engine Power - KW108Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3600Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
Engine Torque - MKG35.7Engine Torque - NM350
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed118

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/60 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/60 R17Tyre Size SpareFULL SIZE
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1735Length4595
Wheelbase2640Width1795

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1577
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)505Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000
Minimum Kerbweight1552No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Subaru Forester

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

Wouldn't it be nice to find a properly capable compact SUV? A car that could walk the walk as well as talking the talk? A car like this one, Subaru's fourth generation Forester. It was launched in 2013, but the version we're looking at here as a potential used car buy is the improved version of this design, introduced in 2015 with minor styling revisions and much improved interior connectivity. Everything about this design seems to be nicely balanced, from the shape and positioning of its unique 'Boxer' engines to the shape and positioning of its intended clientele. People who want something fashionable, but don't need to make a fashion statement. People who want something tough and rugged, but don't need to tackle the Rubicon Trail. So the smarter styling inside and out will go down as well as the Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system and the X-Mode off road technology. It's all been very carefully thought out.

History

Some cars command almost unquestioning customer loyalty - and this is one of them, Subaru's Forester. It's a car with a blend of qualities that loyal buyers will tell you they can't really find replicated in quite the same way anywhere else. So, just as there are performance sportscars but only one Porsche 911 and there are luxury 4x4s but only one Range Rover, so this car commands a small but unique position as an all-wheel drive stepping stone between 4x4 estate and fully-fledged compact SUV ownership. But hold on, isn't that simply a definition for what the modernday market defines as a 'Crossover', cars like Nissan's Qashqai, Peugeot's 3008 and Mitsubishi's ASX? Well no not really. All of these models bring with them the faint feel of style over substance. Nothing wrong with that of course, if it's what you want. Subaru even satisfies these people with their neatly packaged XV model. But it isn't really Foresting territory. You buy this car for what it does, not for what it says about you. Talk to almost any Forester owner and they'll tell you of times when they cruised past other similar vehicles that came unstuck when the going got tough. They'll tell you that nothing ever fell off. That nothing ever went wrong. And that nothing would persuade them to buy anything else. Which would be great for Subaru's UK importers if there were a lot of these kinds of people. But there aren't. Since the original launch of this model way back in 1997, it's remained a small niche choice amongst rural buyers who often still think of it as the kind of car it was in its first two generations of life - a kind of rough road estate. That appeal was subtly tweaked in third generation form to create something more Freelander or RAV4-like, an approach further refined by this MK4 model, a car launched here in the Summer of 2012 with more space and technology, plus a wider range of engines, then updated in early 2015 with a Lineartronic auto gearbox option, more efficient emissions and a higher quality interior. That's the version we look at here as a prospective used buy. It sold until a more heavily revised fourth generation model was launched in the Spring of 2016.

What You Get

Otherwise, the recipe wasn't much changed over that of the original version of this fourth generation car. It's a fairly good looking thing but it's no head turner. The interior has come on leaps and bounds though, with Subaru wisely investing in the 'touch points' such as the steering wheel, handbrake and gear shift, while optimising the switchgear feel of all other controls. Those of you who remember Subaru interiors feeling about as plush as a Photo-Me booth will appreciate the use of higher grade materials on the dashboard, the centre console and doors. There's certainly plenty of room in a smarter cabin than you might expect. Whereas earlier Forester models had found themselves to be out-classed by cars like the Toyota RAV4, the Honda CR-V, the Land Rover Freelander and the Nissan X-TRAIL when it came to interior packaging, this MK4 model was able to compete on far more equal terms with small SUVs of this kind when it came to cabin quality. It certainly feels spacious, thanks to a 23mm increase in rear legroom and the designers' decision to move the base of the A-pillar 200mm forward, improving visibility and creating a sense of spaciousness for front seat occupants. The overall width of the cabin grew too for MK4 model buyers, up 20mm to 1,540mm, increasing the distance between the driver and front passenger seat to bring about best-in-class shoulder room and elbow space. And with this fourth generation version, buyers got 12% more boot space, total capacity up from 450 to 505-litres. When the rear seats are folded down, boot space increases to 1,592-litres, giving an immensely usable area. Original buyers also got the option of a powered tailgate - though it's painfully slow to operate.

What to Look For

You are joking, right? In all seriousness, very little goes wrong with the Subaru Forester. In 2011, Warranty Direct named it the fourth most reliable SUV you could buy, this car being pipped only by three similar Japanese competitors, Honda's HR-V and CR-V models, plus the Suzuki Grand Vitara. Look for signs of over-zealous off-road action which usually means hedge scrapes in the paintwork, chewed alloy wheels, dented exhaust boxes and possibly misaligned suspension.The interiors have proven hardwearing, although the dashboard mouldings can creak and rattle.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2014 Forester 2.0 diesel) Parts are pitched a good deal above what you'd expect to fork out for Vauxhall or Ford spares but Subaru counters that you'll need to buy them less often. A replacement headlamp unit will cost in the region of £285, whilst an exhaust is around £450. Tyres are around £100 a corner.

On the Road

You get the choice of three engines. There's a normally aspirated 150PS 2.0-litre petrol which is the same unit you'll find in the brand's XV crossover model and doesn't really show the Forester at its best. It's a perfectly serviceable flat-four, but it struggles a bit to shift a heavily-laden car. Better fun can be had with the turbocharged 2.0-litre which is in fact a completely different engine, effectively being a blown version of the unit found in the Subaru BRZ sports coupe and its Toyota GT86 sibling. Finally, there's the 150PS flat four turbodiesel that most will choose, the powerplant that is probably the best fit for this Forester. There's a lot to like about the diesel and most buyers will be entirely happy with it. It's a fairly willing engine and with 350Nm of torque available from just 1,600rpm, it feels agreeably strong. It's mated only to a six-speed manual transmission though. The 240PS turbo petrol engine is a peach, getting to 62mph in just 7.5 seconds and running on to a top speed of 137mph. The addition of a turbo makes it feel so much brawnier than the breathless lump in the BRZ and the Lineartronic CVT transmission is paired with X-Mode, a whole suite of electronics designed to get the best traction off road. On tarmac, the body control is excellent even when taking liberties in corners and visibility is excellent. The steering could use a little more feel but that's a minor gripe. Here was a very credible rival to Mazda's CX-5 for the title of best handling SUV.

Overall

This improved fourth generation Subaru Forester represents a lot for the money and the infotainment improvements made it feel more up-market inside. It's a car that can cut it off road and one which still delivers all the safety equipment you could ask for on-tarmac, whether you choose the rugged diesel engine or the lusty turbocharged petrol unit. We're less enthusiastic about the unremarkable normally-aspirated petrol unit though. Overall, the good thing about this MK4 model Forester is that it isn't trying to be a BMW X3 or an Audi Q5. It plays an entirely different game and in that, it's a class act. Look for a lightly-used example that's been serviced on the button and you really can't go far wrong.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
70%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£215
Deposit£300
Term (months)36
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£9998
Credit amount£9698
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£3965
Total amount payable£11,791
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge2.67p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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