How trim affects used Subaru Forester prices

The Subaru Forester was introduced to the American market in 1997 and was one of the first types of crossovers available for sale. Foresters are known for their AWD systems that take on snow with ease, a four-cylinder boxer engine and a strong safety rating.

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The 3rd Generation of Foresters between 2008 and 2013 have won a host of awards including Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year and a IIHS Top Safety Pick. If you’re looking for a used Forester, refer to the breakdown below to understand how the different trims affect each Foresters price.


2010 Subaru Forester X

$17,072 Average Price / 1 Price Drop / $1,292 Total Price Drop

The X is the base trim on the Subaru Forester. It comes equipped with a manual transmission, the automatic transmission is optional. Shoppers looking for a more refined Forester should opt for a Forester with the X Premium trim. Average mileage on a used 2010 Subaru X is 39,000.


2010 Subaru Forester X Premium

$18,601 Average Price / 3 Price Drops / $659 Total Price Drop

The 2.5 X Premium comes standard with alloy wheels and rear tinted windows. There is an optional panoramic sunroof, heated front seats and 17″ wheels which helps separate it from base X trim. A Forester with the X Premium trim can be found with an average mileage of 39,700.


2010 Subaru Forester X Limited

$19,903 Average Price / 4 Price Drops / $560 Total Price Drop

The X Limited is the most expensive naturally-aspirated (non-turbo) trim on the Forester. It has standard luxury features that are reserved as options on the X Premium trim including an upgraded sound and infotainment system.


2010 Subaru Forester XT Premium

$19,812 Average Price / 2 Price Drops / $529 Total Price Drop

The XT Premium and XT Limited are just like the X Premium and X Limited, respectively, but the XT trims boast a turbo charged boxer engine. The Subaru XT Limited is harder to find than the XT Premium and that’s why it has an average price of about $21,000.


Written by Max Katsarelas