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2003 Subaru Forester

2003 Subaru Forester
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The all-new 2003 Subaru Forester is slotted in the compact sport-utility segment, though it seems bent on pushing the characteristics of the class to the limit. Simply put, the Forester defies categorization. It has a tall wagon's design while offering many of the nimble advantages of other Subaru subcompact car models. Add in the security and handling of Subaru's all-wheel drive system, and the result in a versatile vehicle that it wholly unique.

Available Models
The 2003 Subaru Forester is offered in three distinct trim levels: X, XS and XS Premium.

Interior Features
The four-door 2003 Subaru Forester seats five passengers. Comfort is key with the Forester, regardless of trim level. Entry-level X models load on the features. Air conditioning, power steering, cruise control, cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, a height-adjustable driver seat with lumbar adjustment, a center console, cupholders, a split folding rear seat, power mirrors, windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, an AM/FM/weatherband/CD player and a digital clock are just some of the things that make the ride enjoyable.

The XS naturally provides more, including automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated power mirrors, heated front seats and an in-dash 6-disc CD changer. With the XS Premium, a power sunroof is added and the option for leather upholstery becomes available.

Exterior Features
The Forester has the distinct Subaru look, reminiscent of the classic Outback style. XS models have steel gray body side cladding and bumpers, while the XS Premium features stylish a monotone look for the bumpers and side cladding.

The 2003 Subaru Forester is equipped with a 2.5-liter boxer engine. It is horizontally opposed and is capable of producing 165 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 166 lb-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. Both 4-speed automatic transmission and 5-speed manual transmission are offered. The manual transmission system is truly convenient. Manual-transmission models provide Subaru's Hill Holder feature designed to prevent rolling on inclines with the clutch-pedal depressed.

Safety and Security
Subaru has always taken safety and security very seriously, and the 2003 Forester exemplifies this principle. Along with standard all-wheel drive, the Forester also features dual front airbags, front side airbags, front-seat active head restraints, antilock brakes and daytime running lights.

2003 Subaru Forester Highlights

Forester 2.5 X and uplevel 2.5 XS model. In addition, the 2.5 XS is available with a Premium Package that includes a power moonroof and monotone body color. The Premium Package can be ordered with leather-trimmed upholstery (automatic transmission only)
larger, more pronounced grill, contoured multi-reflector halogen headlights and a large, contoured bumper cover with integral multi-reflector foglights give the front end a more assertive appearance
front edges of the aluminum hood have been sculpted to give the driver better sightlines, enhancing maneuverability
improved aerodynamic performance in the form of a lower coefficient of drag (Cd), now 0.35 compared to 0.389 for the previous base model and 0.405 for the previous uplevel S model. The lower Cd helps reduce wind noise and contributes to the vehicle’s excellent fuel efficiency.
remote keyless entry system, and variable intermittent windshield wipers are now standard across the model line
80-Watt AM/FM/weatherband stereo with CD player
Remote keyless entry system, and variable intermittent windshield wipers are now standard across the model line
All-Weather Package on the 2.5 XS includes a viscous limited-slip rear differential, dual-mode heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer.

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Fast Stats
MSRP from
2.5L 4-cylinder
165 @ 5600
4-speed auto
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
auto: 21/26

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