The 2009 Subaru Forester is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility crossover, available in 5 trims, ranging from the 2.5X to the 2.5XT Limited. The Forester has a 5 Speed Manual transmission, 2.5-liter H4, 170-horsepower engine, and is redesigned for 2009 with an increase in size and a more SUV-like appearance. The new Forester is 4.5 inches taller, 1.8 inches wider and 3 inches longer than its predecessor for additional cargo capacity and more rear-seat legroom.
$19,995 - $28,195
2.5-liter, H4, 170-horsepower, engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard.
"Subaru has long made cars that are meant to be more practical than posh. With lots of interior room, all-wheel drive standard on every model, and gutsy boxer engines, Subarus are the go-to choice for hikers, mountain bikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts."