2.5i 2.0XT

Power | Torque

2.5-liter DOHC aluminum-alloy 16-valve 4-cylinder horizontally opposed SUBARU
BOXER® engine with Active Valve Control System.
170 hp @ 5,800 rpm | 174 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm
  2.0-liter DOHC intercooled, turbocharged aluminum-alloy 16-valve 4-cylinder
horizontally opposed SUBARU BOXER® engine with Dual Active Valve Control
250 hp @ 5,600 rpm | 258 lb-ft @ 2,000-4,800 rpm

Subaru Intelligent Drive

Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) enables three distinctively different modes of
vehicle performance characteristics by regulating the engine control unit (ECU), the
transmission control unit (TCU) and by fine-tuning the electronically controlled

Manual Transmission

Fully synchronized 6-speed manual with Incline Start Assist.
2.5i and 2.5i Premium: Standard. 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 2.0XT Premium and
2.0XT Touring: Not available.

Automatic Transmission

Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with Adaptive Control,
Incline Start Assist and manual mode for 2.0XT models.
2.5i and 2.5i Premium: Optional. 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 2.0XT Premium and
2.0XT Touring: Standard.

CA Emissions



All-Wheel Drive type

Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive


X-MODE® optimizes engine output and transmission ratio position, increases all-
wheel drive system engagement and uses enhanced control of the VDC system to
reduce individual wheelspin, providing optimal traction at low speeds on low friction
2.5i and 2.5i Premium: Not available. 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 2.0XT Premium
and 2.0XT Touring: Standard.

Hill Descent Control (HDC)

X-MODE® also incorporates Hill Descent Control that helps to maintain a constant
vehicle speed when traveling downhill, enhancing vehicle control.
2.5i and 2.5i Premium: Not available. 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 2.0XT Premium
and 2.0XT Touring: Standard.

Vehicle Dynamics Control

Standard VDC electronic stability control utilizes sensors which constantly monitor
wheel speeds, steering angle, brake pressure, vehicle yaw rate and lateral g-forces.
If VDC detects a difference between the driver’s intended path and the one the
vehicle is actually taking, VDC applies braking power and/or reduces engine torque
to help correct vehicle path.

Traction Control System

VDC also incorporates an all-wheel, all-speed traction control system which senses
a loss of traction and applies braking force to the slipping wheel or wheels as
necessary to maintain vehicle motion.


Fuel Economy

city/highway/combined2 Manual:
22/29/25 mpg
24/32/27 mpg
23/28/25 mpg

Fuel Requirement

gasoline (87
(91 octane. 93
octane for
  1. With available moonroof.
  2. With available roof rails.
  3. With integrated turn signals.
  4. 2.0XT Premium and 2.0XT Touring.
  • Standard
  • Optional
  • - Not equipped

1 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5L models achieving a Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) rating by the California Air Resources Board are available in all 50 states. Only those registered in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont will be eligible for the 15 years/150,000 mile emission warranty. Delaware, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington vehicles are not covered under PZEV emissions control warranty. See your warranty maintenance booklet for additional information. 2 2016 EPA fuel economy estimates. Available Lineartronic® CVT mileage shown. Actual mileage may vary. 3 Compatible smartphone and applications required. For applications to operate, latest version of each application is required. Data provided by smartphone is displayed on the audio system screen. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Smartphone apps should only be launched when vehicle is safely parked. Your wireless carrier’s rates may apply. 4 Activation and required monthly subscription sold separately. Includes 4-month trial subscription. See your retailer. 5 Activation and required subscription sold separately. Includes one year trial subscription. See retailer for details. 6 Standard with manual transmission. Optional with Lineartronic® CVT. 7 The glass information listed represents calculated reference values, and may not represent actual values determined by testing. 8 Available only with other features. See Optional Equipment listing. 9 EyeSight not available with Crystal Black Silica exterior color. EyeSight is a driver assist technology, which may not operate optimally under all driving conditions. The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors such as vehicle maintenance, weather and road conditions. The Pre-Collision Braking System is designed to provide automatic braking that either prevents a collision or reduces the severity of a frontal impact. The Pre-Collision Throttle Management System is designed to reduce acceleration and minimize the severity of certain frontal impacts. Adaptive Cruise Control and Brake Light Recognition are designed to assist the driver and are not substitutes for safe and attentive driving. The Lane Departure and Sway Warning operates only when the lane markings are visible and its effectiveness depends on many factors. See Owner’s Manual for complete details on system operations and limitations. Please remember to turn off EyeSight when going through a carwash. 10 The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) (airbags) affords the driver and the front and rear outboard passengers additional protection in moderate to severe frontal and side-impact collisions. This system provides supplemental protection only, and seatbelts must be worn in order to avoid injuries to out-of-position occupants upon airbag deployment and to provide the best combined protection in a serious accident. Children should always be properly restrained in the rear seat. 11 Activation with subscription is required. See your retailer for details. 12 Activation and required subscription sold separately. Includes 3-year trial subscription. See your retailer for details.

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This brochure was prepared by Subaru of America, Inc. A warranty from Subaru of America, Inc., is available only on cars sold to the first retail purchaser through an authorized Subaru retailer in the continental U.S. or Alaska. Every owner of the car during the warranty period shall be entitled to the benefit of these warranties. Subaru, SUBARU BOXER, Lineartronic, Added Security and Forester are registered trademarks. Confidence in Motion and STARLINK are trademarks of Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. EyeSight and X-MODE are registered trademarks of Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd. Harman Kardon is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc. Aha is a trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. HD Radio is a registered trademark of iBiquity Digital Corporation. HomeLink is a registered trademark of Prince Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Controls. Apple, App Store, iPod and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Google Play and Android are trademarks of Google Inc. SiriusXM, Traffic and Travel Link are registered trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. iHeart® Radio is a registered trademark of iHeartMedia, Inc. Pandora is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc. Stitcher is a trademark of Stitcher, Inc. For more information, contact your Subaru retailer or log on to www.subaru.com.