2016 Subaru Forester Owner’s Manual PDF – 587 Pages

Find the 2016 Subaru Forester Owners Manual below. The Subaru Forester 2016 Manual is for models 2.5i Base, Premium, Limited, and XT Touring.


The 2016 Subaru Forester Owners Manual is an all-round car for the buyers. Security, space, performance, and versatility, Forester has got all. This compact crossover has gained more security and infotainment features. Subaru is known for its off-road capability and fantastic performance in all the different terrains. It has everything a crossover owns along with perfect handling and weather security. 

Forester is handsome and straightforward in shape yet subtly excels in several ways. Forester got slightly taller and also longer between its wheels. It is an all-wheel-drive vehicle and pretty fuel-efficient. It provides enough room for both the passengers as well as the cargo. Subaru Forester Manual can easily carry five passengers and their cargo. The outward visibility is impressive. The noise is also well suppressed by improved insulation behind the instrument as well as door panels. The legroom and headroom are plenty for the passengers. 

 The controls are user-friendly and efficient. It is easy to get the hang of this vehicle without feeling the need to toss and flipping the manual. Moreover, folding the rear seatback is a piece of cake with Forester. The one-touch mechanism makes it very simple. Unlike its predecessors, the 2016 Subaru Forester Manual wins the heart of all. From upholsteries, door trims to almost everything; Forester aced it all. 

It comes with two engine choices. The base trim has a 2.5-liter(flat-4) engine, 170-horsepower while the 2.0XT models have a more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine of 250-horsepower. Subaru continues to provide the optional CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) along with the standard 6-speed manual gearbox. However, the 2.0XT only comes with the CVT. Yet, there is an SI-Drive System to get the 6 or 8-speed automatic feel coupled with paddle shifters for quick “gear changes.” 

2016 Subaru Forester Manual Features and Reviews

2016 Subaru Forester falls the sporter category. The ground clearance of 9 inches, all-wheel drive, make driving in bad weather as safe as conventional drives on pavements. The steering is well-weighted. The gas mileage of Subaru’s CVT is a top-class 27 mpg combined. The top-notch safety features include adaptive cruise control, efficient brakes and an excellent EyeSight camera system of Subaru that spots the road hazards up to 80 meters ahead.

Forester provides four trim levels, Base, Premium, Limited, and the top Touring level. Even the base model i.e., 2.5i Forester, comes with great features like hands-free calling, a standard rearview camera, audio streaming and excellent infotainment system with a 6.2-inch touchscreen. While the 2.5i Premium adds the upgrade in the infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, moreover, 2016 Subaru Forester Manual adds 17-inch alloy wheels, reclining rear seatback and a 10-way power driver’s seat.

The XT model comes with a variety of vents, grilles, lights and accents. The CVT model adds automatic climate control, perforated leather seats, leather steering wheel and many cool features. Last but not the least Touring model comes with an eight-speaker, 440-watt stereo for the upgraded infotainment system and keyless ignition. The prices range from $23,245 for base 2.5i to $34,645 for the most expensive 2.0XT Touring model.

The 2016 Subaru Forester Owners Manual won the Best Car To Buy 2016 award. It has also passed the security tests and all the crash tests with flying colors. The ratings have been consistently good, including the harder ones like overlap frontal crash and optional safety equipment. It gained a top-tier five-star rating from the federal government as well and four stars for frontal-impact tests. Forester successfully gained a place in the IIHS Top Safety Pick+.