Subaru Forester Named One of the "Best Family Cars for 2009" by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com

Cherry Hill, N.J. May 19, 2009 -- The 2009 Subaru Forester today was named to the "Best Family Cars for 2009" list by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com. The award is the culmination of six months of test-driving and analyzing dozens of vehicles, plus feedback from parents who own and drive the vehicles on a daily basis. As part of a rigorous evaluation, each vehicle was judged on safety, performance, interior, exterior qualities and family-friendly features. Focusing on the Subaru Forester's safety attributes, the article detailing the awards -- which appears in the June 2009 issue of Parents -- highlights the vehicle's standard all-wheel drive and stability control, as well as the Forester's designation as a Top Safety Pick by the Information Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

"When Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com team up to review a vehicle, you can be sure you are getting a thorough evaluation from both parenting experts and automotive professionals," notes Tom Doll, executive vice president and COO for Subaru of America, Inc. "We are doubly pleased that the Subaru Forester's safety features and family-friendly design have won over not only the experts, but also the parents who rely on our vehicles to keep their families safe."

This latest recognition by Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com joins a growing list of accolades for the Subaru Forester, which was also named a "Best Bet for SUVs and Crossovers" by Cars.com and recognized by Kiplinger's Personal Finance 2009 Car Buyer's Guide as "Best New Crossover" in the category of "Small Crossovers." Other awards received by the 2009 Subaru Forester include: Motor Trend's 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year; a "good" rating (the highest available rating, indicating a vehicle's roof is more than twice as strong as minimum federal safety standards require) in the new IIHS roof strength test and the MotorWeek Driver's Choice Award for Best Small Utility.

Model Pricing Highlights:
The 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X has a starting price of $20,295 and comes with AM/FM stereo with single disc CD player and 4 speakers, (3) 12 volt power outlets, 215/65 R16 96H All-Season tires, Brake Assist, Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), daytime running lights, engine immobilizer, carpeted floor mats, multi-functional center console box and sliding arm rest, 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, rear window wiper and washer, remote keyless entry and tilt steering column.

About Subaru of America
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru boasts the most fuel efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy standards. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants, and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

Subaru of America, Inc. Announces Pricing On 2010 My Forester

  • Forester Base Price $20,295
  • 2.5X Premium features a standard power driver's seat
  • Navigation system now comes standard with Bluetooth hands-free

Cherry Hill, N.J. May 4, 2009 -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing on the 2010 Subaru Forester. The newly redesigned Forester - introduced last spring - hit an all-times sales record for the company as it was the right vehicle, at the right time, for people looking to downsize from larger SUVs without giving up valuable cargo room. Among its many accolades, the Forester was named Sport/Utility of the Year by Motor Trend magazine.

As with all Subaru models, the 2010 Forester comes equipped as standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

The 2010 Forester once again blends positive SUV attributes including a high seating point and interior versatility with passenger car comfort, superior handling, fuel efficiency and is available in both 2.5 liter naturally aspirated and 2.5 liter turbocharged models. The naturally aspirated models are available with a manual or automatic transmission. 2.5X and 2.5XT turbocharged models come standard with automatic transmission. The naturally aspirated model is available in three trim levels; 2.5X, 2.5X Premium and 2.5X Limited models. The 2.5XT turbocharged version is available in two trim levels; 2.5XT Premium and 2.5XT Limited models.

Model Pricing Highlights:
The 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X has a starting price of $20,295 and comes with AM/FM stereo with single disc CD player and 4 speakers, (3) 12 volt power outlets, 215/65 R16 96H All-Season tires, Brake Assist, Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), daytime running lights, engine immobilizer, carpeted floor mats, multi-functional center console box and sliding arm rest, 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, rear window wiper and washer, remote keyless entry and tilt steering column.

There are a number of options available for the 2010 Forester. (Availability varies by trim level):

  • All-Weather Package $400 includes: heated front seats, windshield wiper de-icer and heated exterior mirrors
  • GPS navigation system $1,800 includes: AM/FM/CD/DVD, 7" LCD touch-screen, hands-free Bluetooth phone, auxiliary audio and video input jacks

The 2.5X Premium has a starting price of $22,795. Standard equipment includes all 2.5X model features (where applicable) plus a standard 10-way power driver's seat, 17-inch Alloy Wheels, 225/55 R17 95H All-Season tires, privacy glass, panoramic power moonroof, roof rails, steering wheel mounted audio switches, reclining rear seatback function and rear seat retractable rear tray. Optional: All-Weather Package.

The 2.5X Limited equipped with automatic transmission has a starting price of $25,995. Standard equipment includes all 2.5X Premium model features (where applicable) plus leather-trimmed upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle, chrome exhaust tips, automatic climate control system, AM/FM stereo with 6-disc changer and 6 speakers, fog lights, cargo floor mat, and All-Weather Package. Optional: GPS navigation system.

The 2.5XT Premium equipped with automatic transmission has a starting price of $26,495. Standard equipment includes all 2.5X Premium model features (where applicable) plus a 2.5 liter turbocharged engine with Active Valve Control System, decorative engine cover, chrome exhaust tips, fog lights, rear spoiler, telescopic steering column, unique 17-inch alloy wheels, exclusive upholstery, AM/FM stereo with 6-disc changer and 6 speakers and aluminum-alloy accelerator and brake pedal covers.

The 2.5XT Limited equipped with automatic transmission has a starting price of $28,495. Standard equipment includes all 2.5XT Premium model features (where applicable) plus leather-trimmed upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle, automatic climate control, a 10-way power driver's seat and All-Weather Package. Optional: GPS navigation system.

Accessory items for all 2010 Forester models will be available soon on www.subaru.com.

Destination and Delivery charge is $695 for all 2010MY Forester models in the Contiguous 48 States. The MSRP of PZEV (Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle) models is $300 more than the federal specification model.

Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

About Subaru of America
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru boasts the most fuel efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy standards. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants, and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

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