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2016 Subaru Forester Priced at $22,395

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2016 Subaru Forester price

2016 Subaru Forester priced at $22,396

Earlier this month, Subaru announced pricing for both the Legacy sedan (starts at $21,745) and the Outback SUV (starts at $24,995). The automaker has followed up with 2016 Subaru Forester pricing, nestled warmly in between the two.

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The 2016 Forester will start with an MSRP of $22,395, plus $850 for destination and delivery. While the Forester was just recently redesigned for its fourth generation in 2014, the 2016 model brings a bunch of new innovations to the market. For example, the 2016 Forester comes with SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security on Premium, Limited, and Touring trims in one of two packages. The Safety Plus package includes Automatic Collision Notification, Diagnostic Alerts, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Maintenance Notifications, Monthly Vehicle Health Report, and SOS Emergency Assistance; the Safety Plus and Security Plus tacks on Remote Horn and Lights, Remote Lock/Unlock, Remote Vehicle Locator, Stolen Vehicle Recover Service, and Vehicle Security Alarm Notification.

Subaru Forester Starlink

STARLINK also enhances entertainment with a suite of hands-free options: Pandora, iHeartRadio Aha, and Stitcher, for starters. Drivers can also have traffic alerts read aloud and texts displayed on a screen.

Models equipped with the award-winning EyeSight system will feature last year’s Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Pre-Collision Braking, and Lane Departure and Sway Warning. This year, drivers will also get Steering-Responsive Fog Lights.

As expected, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard across all trims. The 2.5i trims are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder BOXER engine for 170 horsepower. These engines can be paired with a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission to yield a staggering 32 mpg on the highway, though the six-speed manual is standard on 2.5i and 2.5i Premium (optional CVT).

2016 Subaru Forester price

The 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i with the six-speed manual tranny carries that $22,395 MSRP, but moving up (by gearbox, by trim, and by engine displacement), the price can skip well into the mid-thirties at $34,645, plus destination and delivery. A number of options and packages can be added. The cheapest (All-Weather package) is just an extra $500, but if you want the Navigation System + Audio with Harman Kardon amplifier and speakers + Eyesight, you’ll be forking over another $2,145.

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The tables below lay out pricing specifics for both models and packages:

2016 Suabru Forester
Model/Trim Applicable option code MSRP MSRP + destination and delivery ($850)
Forester 2.5i 6MT 1 $22,395 $23,245
Forester 2.5i CVT 01,02 $23,395 $24,245
Forester 2.5i Premium 6MT 11 $25,295 $26,145
Forester 2.5i Premium CVT 12, 13, 14, 15 $25,795 $26,645
Forester 2.5i Limited CVT 21, 22, 23 $28,795 $29,645
Forester 2.5i Touring CVT 31, 32 $30,795 $31,645
Forester 2.0XT Premium CVT 16 $29,195 $30,045
Forester 2.0XT Touring CVT 31, 32 $33,795 $34,645



Option code
1 Standard model – 2.5i
2 Alloy Wheel Package (includes 17-in. alloy wheels and roof rails, a $900 value but with a $300 discount) $600
11 Standard model — 2.5i Premium 6MT (includes All-Weather Package)
12 Standard model — 2.5i Premium CVT
13 All-Weather Package (heated front seats, heated side mirrors and windshield wiper de-icer) $500
14 All-Weather Package + EyeSight $1,295
15 All-Weather Package + EyeSight + Navigation System $1,895
16 Standard model – 2.0XT Premium
21 Standard model — 2.5i Limited
22 Navigation System + Audio w/ Harman Kardon® amplifier and speakers $1,350
23 Navigation System + Audio w/ Harman Kardon® amplifier and speakers + EyeSight $2,145
31 Standard model – 2.5i Touring and 2.0XT Touring
32 EyeSight + Navigation System $1,395


Check out the very first 2016 Subaru Forester commercial, but careful, you might need some tissues.


  • oblio9090

    32 highway mpg is “staggering”? Maybe if it were still 1960.

  • Josh Fulton

    32 to mpg is not staggering enough for you with an active awd system In which torque comes out of each and every wheel at all times………… I mean I know some front wheel drive based awd systems that are getting one more

  • RoseFlorida

    You can get even better mileage if you force the car to perform less well. There are always tradeoffs in design. Just recently I read about old Chevettes that apparently could hit 40 mpg.

    In my Forester I would gladly trade some gas mileage for more power and an 8 speed (traditional) automatic.