2009 Subaru Forester Values
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2009 model year changes
The third-generation Subaru Forester is all-new in and out for 2009 and moves more toward becoming a one of a new class of crossover utility vehicles. Symmetrical ll-wheel drive is standard on all Foresters, as is the company's renown 2.5L 4-cylinder boxer engines, which for 2009 has been tweaked to deliver more low-end torque. The Forester is three inches longer and rides on a new platform, with a 3.6-inch longer wheelbase, and the rear end gets double wishbone suspension, which not only makes for better handling, but improves interior room and cargo space. Stability and traction controls are now standard on all models, as well as side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor. Satellite navigation will be available for the first time. Prices on the 2009 Forester range from $19,995 to $29,995.
Full-time all-wheel-drive system; car-like handling; generous interior space; strong standard safety feature list
Special features for 2009
For 2009, Subaru's third-generation Forester is bigger, nimbler, safer and more refined than the model it replaces. With two great engine choices, new advanced safety features, a fresh new look, and Subaru's all-wheel drive system, the Forester has gone from a boxy wagon to more of a crossover vehicle. It now offers stiff competition to the likes of the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Even better, the 2009 Forester costs about $1,200 less than the model it replaces.