2008 Subaru Forester Values

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2008 model year changes

Changes for the 2008 Subaru Forester include slight changes to the front end treatment and roof rack on Sports 2.5 X and Sports 2.5 XT models. Topaz Gold Metallic, Steel Silver Metallic, and Dark Gray Metallic replace Champagne Gold Opal, Crystal Gray Metallic, and Urban Gray Metallic. Special two-tone paints are also available on L.L. Bean Editions. The L.L. Bean Edition discontinues its load-leveling suspension. Inside, the Sports 2.5 X has added leather, with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, and brake handle. Both it and the Sports 2.5 XT models get minor interior upgrades like aluminum pedals. Seven upgraded speakers and a subwoofer are now standard in all L.L. Bean and Sports models, as is Sirius satellite radio capability. Traction control now comes standard on automatic-equipped Sports 2.5 XT and 2.5 XT Limited models.

Competitive comparison

Subaru's tried and true all-wheel-drive system; versatility of a wagon; excellent safety features; available turbo power.

Special features for 2008

The 2008 Subaru Forester combines the versatility of a wagon seamlessly with the maneuverability and sportiness of a car, and the result is as popular as ever. The Forester is distinguished by its outstanding full-time all-wheel drive and its great reliability. The interior allows for plenty of people and cargo, and with an available 224-horsepower turbocharged engine, there's enough get up and go to embarrass many two-seat sports cars.
Available in a base X, an X L.L. Bean edition, and a sporty top-of-the-line XT, the 2008 Subaru Forester is a four door Crossover SUV with passenger capacity for up to five, combining the convenience of utility with the ride-and-drive capabilities of a car. Engines range from a base 173 horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder to a turbocharged 224 horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder in the top-notch XT. Luxury amenities include auto climate control, cruise control, keyless entry, lumbar seats, a leather-wrapped adjustable steering wheel and AM/FM/CD/MP3/Satellite audio.