Used 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium SUV For Sale In Atlanta GA

2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium
Mileage:
55,692
Drivetrain:
AWD
Stock:
CH459312
VIN:
JF2SHADC6CH459312
City 21*
Hwy 27*
Price:
$16,640

Key Info

Mileage:
55,692
Body:
SUV
Drivetrain:
AWD
Exterior:
Sage Green Metallic
Interior:
platinum
Wheelbase:
103
Engine:
2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V VVT
Fuel Type:
Gasoline
Transmission:
4-Speed Automatic
Doors:
4
HWY MPG:
27*
City MPG:
21*

Vehicle Details

Model Overview
The Forester can be found in six different trims for 2012: base, Premium, Limited and Touring. But there's quite a difference between 2.5X and 2.5XT; 2.5X models come with a 170-horsepower, 2.5L horizontally opposed (?flat,' or ?boxer') 4-cylinder engine, while XT models---only offered in Limited or Touring guise--include a 224-horsepower turbocharged version.

Between the two powertrains, the Forester's on-the-road personality can be quite different. 2.5X models are adequate but not quick, whether you go with the standard 5-speed manual gearbox or 5-speed automatic transmission. The 2.5XT's turbocharged engine comes mated only to the 4-speed automatic, and they work well as a team, with an uninterrupted wave of torque for acceleration or passing.

The Forester rides and handles like a car, with a 4-wheel independent suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and a stiff body that extensively uses high-strength steel. But with 8.9 inches of ground clearance and symmetrical all-wheel drive on either model, the Forester has a surprisingly level of trail ability--as well as winter-driveway ability.

Seating is upright and supportive, the back seat is just roomy enough for a couple of adults (or three kids); and the boxy body affords a pretty good view out. Seats fold forward to an expanded cargo floor, and all models but the base 2.5X come with a reclining rear seatback and retractable rear cargo tray. In addition to the all-wheel drive system, which might be considered a safety system in itself, side-curtain airbags, electronic stability control with a rollover sensor and Brake Assist are among the many safety features that come standard in the 2012 Forester.

Base Forester 2.5X models include a strong list of convenience items, such as remote keyless entry, cruise control, a multi-function trip computer and a center console lid that can adjust to be an armrest. The base audio system also includes Bluetooth, hands-free calling and audio streaming, iPod controls, a USB port and Sirius satellite radio capability. Premium models get 17-inch alloy wheels, a power driver's seat, tilt/telescopic steering adjustment, a panoramic moonroof and other upgrades. Limited models include perforated-leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, fog lamps and an all-weather package bringing heated front seats, heated side mirrors and a wiper de-icer. Touring models get HID headlamps, mirror-integrated turn signals, silver-finish roof rails and a rear spoiler on the outside, plus dual-zone climate control, electroluminescent displays, a one-touch rear seat-folding arrangement and a rear-vision camera.

Newly available this year in the Limited model is a touch-screen navigation system with voice controls, iTunes tagging, text-messaging capability and HD radio. But for those who don't want to spend quite as much, there's also an optional TomTom navigation system, with a smaller, 4.3-inch screen; that system is removable and can display the input from a dealer-accessory rearview camera system.
Model Strengths
Spacious Interior
Crisp, Carlike Handling
Strong Performance (2.5XT)
All-wheel Drive For Every Model
Great Vehicle For The Snow Belt
Model Changes
For 2012, the Subaru Forester gets a new optional touch-screen navigation system that offers broadened connectivity and music-interface capabilities, as well as HD Radio. Also, all 2012 Forester models get a height-adjustable driver's seat.
Model Value
The Forester is not especially rakish or overtly stylish, but it packs a lot of all-weather practicality and safety with surprisingly strong performance--especially in 2.5XT form. Forester 2.5XT models are stealth performance models, as they don't look all that much different from the 2.5X models yet are among the quickest crossover models at any price.
Because the Forester has a winning combination of all-wheel drive, a rather light weight and good ground clearance, it's one of the best choices for deep snow or muddy trails. Thanks to the rather boxy body style, its interior is surprisingly roomy and versatile compared to some other rival models that are about the same size on the outside.
Mechanical
2.5L DOHC MPFI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine -inc: double overhead chain driven camshafts w/auto chain tensioner
Direct ignition system
Active valve control system (ACVS) variable valve timing
Electronic throttle control (ETC)
4-speed electronic direct-control automatic transmission
Symmetrical all-wheel drive
Double wishbone suspension
Pwr assisted steering
4-wheel disc brakes
Exterior
17" alloy wheels
P225/55HR17 all-season tires
Panoramic pwr moonroof
Black finish roof rails
Headlights auto-off w/ignition switch
Rear privacy glass
Body color foldable pwr mirrors
Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer
Rear window wiper w/washer
Chrome door handles
Entertainment
AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (4) speakers, radio broadcast data system (RBDS), 3.5mm aux input jack, USB port, iPod control capability, Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, roof-mounted antenna
Pre-wire for SiriusXM satellite radio
Interior
Front bucket seats w/active head restraints, height adjusters
10-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar
60/40 split fold down rear bench seat -inc: head restraints at all seating positions, armrest
Reclining rear seatback function
Cloth seat trim, upholstery
Multi-functional center console -inc: storage w/adjustable armrest lid, dual cup holders
Rear seat retractable tray
Carpeted floor mats
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Steering wheel mounted Bluetooth controls
Tilt steering column
Telescopic steering column
Illuminated ignition switch ring
Average fuel economy gauge
Ambient temp gauge
Pwr windows w/driver-side auto-down feature
Pwr door locks
Remote keyless entry
Cruise control
Security system
Engine immobilizer
Manual air conditioning
Air filtration system
Rear defogger
12V aux pwr outlets -inc: dash, center console, cargo area
Chrome interior door handles
Overhead console
Visors w/dual covered vanity mirrors
Dome light w/off-delay feature
Interior accent lighting
Driver's seatback pocket
(2) bottle holders in doors
Cargo area tie down hooks, grocery bag hooks
Safety
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Brake assist
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
Daytime running lights
Advanced frontal airbags (SRS) -inc: front passenger-side occupant detection system
Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags (SRS)
Driver & front passenger pelvis/torso side airbags
Front & rear side curtain airbags (SRS) w/roll over sensor
3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts
3-point rear seatbelts for all three seating positions
LATCH rear child safety seat anchors
Rear child safety door locks
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
Safety brake pedal system

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