Subaru Forester Oil Type

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You can find 23 different trims for the Subaru Forester and their corresponding recommended oil type.

The years available stretch from 1997 through to 2024 and to view the oil type and capacity you just click to expand.

Moving on from the popularity of the Impreza and Legacy, Subaru wanted a new model that had higher ground clearance but boasted the features of the popular cars in its line-up.

They took the Impreza platform and the larger 2.5 liter boxer engine from the Legacy and created a taller vehicle with more room inside to take on the crossover SUV market.

What was created was a direct rival with the popular Toyota RAV4 and Suzuki Grand Vitara.

Amazingly though, due to its low center of gravity (thanks to the boxer engine), it was the only model in its class that got away with not having to display a "risk of rollover" warning.

Amazing off-road features added by Subaru helped the car push itself ahead such as the computer-controlled torque shifting between the front and rear axles.

These features were more prominent in the automatic transmission versions with the manual boasting only slight computer overriding of the driver.

Sport variations (such as the XT and XTI) were introduced in line with the rest of the Subaru fleet and to capitalize on the company's rallying success year after year.

When the third generation hit showrooms in 2009 the car had morphed away from the tall station wagon people were used to and more into a crossover SUV.

Sales of station wagons had been in rapid decline since the 1990s and buyers now wanted an affordable SUV.