2018 Subaru Forester Owners Manual PDF – 635 Pages

Find the 2018 Subaru Forester Owners Manual below. The 2018 Subaru Forester Manual is for – 2.5i2.5i Premium2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT Premium, and 2.0XT Touring models.


The 2018 Subaru Forester Manual ranks in the middle of the compact SUV class. It has an all-rounder performance and a spacious interior. Justifying its price, the SUV is made in Japan. It has a lot of passenger space and cargo room, two competent engine choices, and a comfortable ride.     

Moving to the engine, the 2018 Subaru Forester Owners Manual gets good fuel economy for a compact SUV. The lowest numbers come with the non-turbo-based engine and manual transmission. The base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with CVT is the most efficient along with the six-speed manual. Its EPA estimates are 22/28 mpg city/ highway. Forester comes standard with six-speed manual transmission.

Coming to the interior, it seats five people in two rows.  Both rows of seats are comfortable and have ample legroom. The front seats provide a view of the road and good outward visibility all around. Some available seating features are the commanding 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, and the reclining second-row. The model also offers a heated steering wheel and the steering wheel comes leather-wrapped along with the shift knob. 

2018 Subaru Forester Manual Features and Reviews

The 2018 Forester has two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors on the rear outboard seats and an upper tether on the rear middle seat. The middle seat can also borrow lower anchors from either side, but doing so prevents that side from using its own lower anchors.

The 2018 Subaru Forester Manual offers buyers a wide variety of features in its six trim levels. They are 2.5i2.5i Premium2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT Premium, and2.0XT Touring. 

Coming to the features Forester’s standard infotainment system has a 6.2-inch touch screen. The larger touch screen has sharper graphics and responds to common smartphones like commands like swiping and pinching to zoom. The Forester lacks Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which are found in some rivals. A four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, a USB port, and HD Radio are provided to the passengers. 

Some available features are the 7-inch touch screen, a six-speaker stereo, voice recognition, satellite radio, an additional USB port, navigation, and an eight-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system. Other features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, proximity keyless entry, and push-button start.  

The additional features on the base model include the Alloy Wheel Package that comes with alloy wheels of 17-inch. You can also add roof rails and front windows with the automatic up and down feature. When we talk about the setbacks, 2018 Subaru Forester Owners Manual has got fewer technology features and interior material quality is not good as compared to others of its class.