Likes

  • Full time symmetrical all-wheel drive offers safety and real ability.
  • Typical Subaru excellent fit and finish.
  • Huge range of trim specs to choose from (the XT is a standout).
  • Arguably the pick of this category of SUV, although…

Dislikes

  • CVT issues are becoming more common and are expensive to repair.
  • Oil and fuel consumption can be a concern.
  • Servicing and running/maintenance costs higher than the competition.
  • Can ask a premium on the used market.

Stuff you should know

The fourth-generation Subaru Forester, available in Australia from 2012-2018, was a significant upgrade over its predecessors. This model was available in several variants: 2.0i, 2.0i-L, 2.0i-S, 2.5i-L, 2.5i-S, and the performance-oriented XT and XT Premium. The base model, 2.0i, came with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, while the 2.5i-L and 2.5i-S variants were powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. The XT and XT Premium variants came with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine.

Throughout its production, the Forester received several updates. The 4th-gen Forester also featured a diesel engine for the first time in the Forester range, available in the 2.0D-L and 2.0D-S variants. In 2016, the Forester received a mid-life update that included revised exterior styling, a retuned suspension for better ride comfort, and additional noise insulation. Additionally, the EyeSight driver assist system was updated with color cameras and new features such as lane-keeping assist and swaying alert.

The Forester was well-equipped in terms of technology and safety features. All models came standard with a touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, and a reverse camera. Higher-end models added features such as satellite navigation, leather upholstery, and a powered tailgate. Safety features included seven airbags, electronic stability control, and available on higher grades was Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist system. Additionally, the Forester received a five-star ANCAP safety rating in 2013, the highest possible rating.

If you’re perusing a fourth generation Subaru Forester, chances are you’re also exploring the plethora of other medium-sized SUVs on the used market.

The Subaru Forester, however, takes a distinctive approach compared to many of its counterparts.

Firstly, its all-wheel-drive system operates constantly, providing maximum traction at all times. This feature is particularly appealing for those who plan to use their SUV for more than just city commuting. Unlike many other SUVs that only send power to the rear wheels when the front wheels lose traction, the Forester boasts a “real” all-wheel-drive system.

Subaru has positioned itself as arguably the most European of the Japanese brands, offering a premium-feeling experience that, according to some, surpasses even Mazda or Honda, let alone Toyota, Nissan, or Suzuki.

While Subaru has built a reputation for excellent build quality and reliability among the general public, automotive enthusiasts may express concerns about potential issues such as expensive head gasket and CVT failures. We’ll delve into these concerns below.

What goes wrong

Exterior:

The windscreen washer fluid level sensor is an integral part of the tank holding the water. Unfortunately, if this sensor malfunctions, the entire tank needs replacement.

Reports suggest that Forester windscreens are prone to cracking easily. Particularly noteworthy is that if the vehicle is equipped with the EyeSight safety feature, replacing the windscreen is recommended with a genuine Subaru one (generally more expensive than a third party windscreen). However, this replacement requires recalibration of the EyeSight systems, incurring an additional cost.

A few owners have encountered issues with wheel nuts freezing up, leading to the potential breakage of the stud. Although not a common problem, it’s advisable to exercise caution when changing wheels.

Regular use of silicon-based car washing products can disable the brake light switch, causing brake lights to malfunction. While this may not be deemed critical, it’s still a notable concern.

For the exterior, a thorough check underneath is essential to ensure no signs of abuse, especially if the vehicle has been treated roughly. Consult our ultimate used car buyer’s guide for crucial tips. 

Interior:

Some Forester models come equipped with standard infotainment systems that have received criticism. The “touch” screen can be more of a “punch” screen, causing frustration for some owners. 

Cleaning the seats requires care, as changes to the seat occupant sensing mechanism mean steam cleaning can damage electronics, resulting in a costly replacement.

Premature peeling of steering wheels has been reported, and there are occasional complaints about the air conditioning clutch failing to engage. However, the good news is that it’s often considered an easy fix, with plenty of repair videos available online.

While not a fault per se, numerous owners have expressed discontent with the excessive beeping and alerts from the safety systems, finding them intrusive. Plus, safety systems like EyeSight may not provide additional assistance during adverse weather conditions or when the windscreen is dirty, which is obviously when these safety features are most required.

Mechanically:

For the diesel models, these are mechanically a disappointment. Diesel particulate filter (DPF) issues are prevalent and sometimes misdiagnosed. Before opting for an expensive DPF replacement, it’s recommended to check intake and turbo pipes for splits and leaks, clean the MAP sensor, and reset the oil dilution tables.

The petrol naturally aspirated FB series is common in Foresters and has notable issues, including oil consumption and leaks. Once they start using oil, these engines often struggle to reach the 12.5km service interval without a top-up. Leaks typically occur from the timing cover, cam carrier, and head gaskets, resulting in burning onto the exhaust manifold.

The FA20 petrol turbo, yes, they have similar oil leaking issues as the non turbo but in stock unmodified

Exterior:

The windscreen washer fluid level sensor is an integral part of the tank holding the water. Unfortunately, if this sensor malfunctions, the entire tank needs replacement.

Reports suggest that Forester windscreens are prone to cracking easily. Particularly noteworthy is that if the vehicle is equipped with the EyeSight safety feature, replacing the windscreen is recommended with a genuine Subaru one (generally more expensive than a third party windscreen). However, this replacement requires recalibration of the EyeSight systems, incurring an additional cost.

A few owners have encountered issues with wheel nuts freezing up, leading to the potential breakage of the stud. Although not a common problem, it’s advisable to exercise caution when changing wheels.

Regular use of silicon-based car washing products can disable the brake light switch, causing brake lights to malfunction. While this may not be deemed critical, it’s still a notable concern.

For the exterior, a thorough check underneath is essential to ensure no signs of abuse, especially if the vehicle has been treated roughly. Consult our ultimate used car buyer’s guide for crucial tips. 

Interior:

Some Forester models come equipped with standard infotainment systems that have received criticism. The “touch” screen can be more of a “punch” screen, causing frustration for some owners. 

Cleaning the seats requires care, as changes to the seat occupant sensing mechanism mean steam cleaning can damage electronics, resulting in a costly replacement.

Premature peeling of steering wheels has been reported, and there are occasional complaints about the air conditioning clutch failing to engage. However, the good news is that it’s often considered an easy fix, with plenty of repair videos available online.

While not a fault per se, numerous owners have expressed discontent with the excessive beeping and alerts from the safety systems, finding them intrusive. Plus, safety systems like EyeSight may not provide additional assistance during adverse weather conditions or when the windscreen is dirty, which is obviously when these safety features are most required.

Mechanically:

For the diesel models, these are mechanically a disappointment. Diesel particulate filter (DPF) issues are prevalent and sometimes misdiagnosed. Before opting for an expensive DPF replacement, it’s recommended to check intake and turbo pipes for splits and leaks, clean the MAP sensor, and reset the oil dilution tables.

The petrol naturally aspirated FB series is common in Foresters and has notable issues, including oil consumption and leaks. Once they start using oil, these engines often struggle to reach the 12.5km service interval without a top-up. Leaks typically occur from the timing cover, cam carrier, and head gaskets, resulting in burning onto the exhaust manifold.

The FA20 petrol turbo, yes, they have similar oil leaking issues as the non turbo but in stock unmodified form, they’re simply not unreliable. But modifications can lead to reliability issues. Subaru tuners may rightly tell you that good horsepower is available out of these but reliable horsepower is not cheap. People often wind them up beyond their budgets and then complain when they blow up. Self-control is the problem more than the engine. 

The transmissions vary, with the 6-speed manual being relatively trouble-free. However, the CVT is statistically considered one of the most unreliable transmissions on the market, posing potential costly repairs for those out of warranty, often in excess of $5000.

Some owners have never and may never have an issue and some markets extended the warranty due to the common CVT issues, but these warranties are not perpetual, meaning any ongoing maintenance or repair costs fall to the owner, introducing a high risk factor to consider.

Recalls:

  • July 2014 – 2,863 units of Subaru Forester (2013-2014) experienced turbo boost increasing faster than the enrichment of the air/fuel ratio, resulting in MIL illumination, rough idling, engine noise, engine mis-fire or engine damage, and in worst case scenario, partial loss of power.
  • August 2015 – The wiring harness malfunction in Subaru Impreza/XV and Forester models (2011-2014) may potentially lead to a short circuit within the vehicle’s electrical systems, affecting 54,571 units and posing a hazard to the driver and other road users.
  • March 2016 – 1,941 units of Subaru WRX STI and Forester manufactured between 2014 and 2016 are affected by a defect where the air intake ducts may develop cracks, leading to rough engine idle, lower engine power, and potentially engine stalling, posing a hazard to the driver and other road users.
  • October 2016 – A potentially faulty secondary air pump relay may cause overheating and fire risk in 23,617 Subaru Liberty, Impreza, and Forester units.
  • March 2019 – A fault in the Stop Light Switch of 121,754 SUBARU vehicles (IMPREZA, XV, FORESTER, WRX & WRX STI, 2008-2015) may cause electrical contact points to malfunction due to external contaminants.
  • April 2018 – A wiring loom defect in Subaru Forester (2012-2014) may cause the engine to stall and not restart, affecting 1,876 units.

Exterior:

The windscreen washer fluid level sensor is an integral part of the tank holding the water. Unfortunately, if this sensor malfunctions, the entire tank needs replacement.

Reports suggest that Forester windscreens are prone to cracking easily. Particularly noteworthy is that if the vehicle is equipped with the EyeSight safety feature, replacing the windscreen is recommended with a genuine Subaru one (generally more expensive than a third party windscreen). However, this replacement requires recalibration of the EyeSight systems, incurring an additional cost.

A few owners have encountered issues with wheel nuts freezing up, leading to the potential breakage of the stud. Although not a common problem, it’s advisable to exercise caution when changing wheels.

Regular use of silicon-based car washing products can disable the brake light switch, causing brake lights to malfunction. While this may not be deemed critical, it’s still a notable concern.

For the exterior, a thorough check underneath is essential to ensure no signs of abuse, especially if the vehicle has been treated roughly. Consult our ultimate used car buyer’s guide for crucial tips. 

Interior:

Some Forester models come equipped with standard infotainment systems that have received criticism. The “touch” screen can be more of a “punch” screen, causing frustration for some owners. 

Cleaning the seats requires care, as changes to the seat occupant sensing mechanism mean steam cleaning can damage electronics, resulting in a costly replacement.

Premature peeling of steering wheels has been reported, and there are occasional complaints about the air conditioning clutch failing to engage. However, the good news is that it’s often considered an easy fix, with plenty of repair videos available online.

While not a fault per se, numerous owners have expressed discontent with the excessive beeping and alerts from the safety systems, finding them intrusive. Plus, safety systems like EyeSight may not provide additional assistance during adverse weather conditions or when the windscreen is dirty, which is obviously when these safety features are most required.

Mechanically:

For the diesel models, these are mechanically a disappointment. Diesel particulate filter (DPF) issues are prevalent and sometimes misdiagnosed. Before opting for an expensive DPF replacement, it’s recommended to check intake and turbo pipes for splits and leaks, clean the MAP sensor, and reset the oil dilution tables.

The petrol naturally aspirated FB series is common in Foresters and has notable issues, including oil consumption and leaks. Once they start using oil, these engines often struggle to reach the 12.5km service interval without a top-up. Leaks typically occur from the timing cover, cam carrier, and head gaskets, resulting in burning onto the exhaust manifold.

The FA20 petrol turbo, yes, they have similar oil leaking issues as the non turbo but in stock unmodified form, they’re simply not unreliable. But modifications can lead to reliability issues. Subaru tuners may rightly tell you that good horsepower is available out of these but reliable horsepower is not cheap. People often wind them up beyond their budgets and then complain when they blow up. Self-control is the problem more than the engine. 

The transmissions vary, with the 6-speed manual being relatively trouble-free. However, the CVT is statistically considered one of the most unreliable transmissions on the market, posing potential costly repairs for those out of warranty, often in excess of $5000.

Some owners have never and may never have an issue and some markets extended the warranty due to the common CVT issues, but these warranties are not perpetual, meaning any ongoing maintenance or repair costs fall to the owner, introducing a high risk factor to consider.

Recalls:

  • July 2014 – 2,863 units of Subaru Forester (2013-2014) experienced turbo boost increasing faster than the enrichment of the air/fuel ratio, resulting in MIL illumination, rough idling, engine noise, engine mis-fire or engine damage, and in worst case scenario, partial loss of power.
  • August 2015 – The wiring harness malfunction in Subaru Impreza/XV and Forester models (2011-2014) may potentially lead to a short circuit within the vehicle’s electrical systems, affecting 54,571 units and posing a hazard to the driver and other road users.
  • March 2016 – 1,941 units of Subaru WRX STI and Forester manufactured between 2014 and 2016 are affected by a defect where the air intake ducts may develop cracks, leading to rough engine idle, lower engine power, and potentially engine stalling, posing a hazard to the driver and other road users.
  • October 2016 – A potentially faulty secondary air pump relay may cause overheating and fire risk in 23,617 Subaru Liberty, Impreza, and Forester units.
  • March 2019 – A fault in the Stop Light Switch of 121,754 SUBARU vehicles (IMPREZA, XV, FORESTER, WRX & WRX STI, 2008-2015) may cause electrical contact points to malfunction due to external contaminants.
  • April 2018 – A wiring loom defect in Subaru Forester (2012-2014) may cause the engine to stall and not restart, affecting 1,876 units.

Should you buy it?

A used fourth-generation Subaru Forester can impress on multiple fronts, potentially standing out as the best all-around SUV in its class, notwithstanding some transmission concerns. Many owners attest to a trouble-free experience. However, the caveat lies in the significant potential cost if the CVT encounters issues.

So, the question remains: should you buy one? The answer is a cautious yes, but with a few essential conditions. Only proceed if you can unequivocally verify a faultless service history, the vehicle is in optimal condition, and you’ve set aside $5,000 to $8,000 in a dedicated “the Forester’s CVT has issues” fund—unless it’s a manual.

In fact, consider mentally adding $8,000 to the listed price of the Forester you’re eyeing, ensuring that the potential repair bill doesn’t become a traumatic experience.

If you lack the financial buffer of a few thousand dollars, it’s advisable to steer clear of the purchase, especially when considering a diesel variant.

A used fourth-generation Subaru Forester can impress on multiple fronts, potentially standing out as the best all-around SUV in its class, notwithstanding some transmission concerns. Many owners attest to a trouble-free experience. However, the caveat lies in the significant potential cost if the CVT encounters issues.

So, the question remains: should you buy one? The answer is a cautious yes, but with a few essential conditions. Only proceed if you can unequivocally verify a faultless service history, the vehicle is in optimal condition, and you’ve set aside $5,000 to $8,000 in a dedicated “the Forester’s CVT has issues” fund—unless it’s a manual.

In fact, consider mentally adding $8,000 to the listed price of the Forester you’re eyeing, ensuring that the potential repair bill doesn’t become a traumatic experience.

If you lack the financial buffer of a few thousand dollars, it’s advisable to steer clear of the purchase, especially when considering a diesel variant.

Should you buy it?

A used fourth-generation Subaru Forester can impress on multiple fronts, potentially standing out as the best all-around SUV in its class, notwithstanding some transmission concerns. Many owners attest to a trouble-free experience. However, the caveat lies in the significant potential cost if the CVT encounters issues.

So, the question remains: should you buy one? The answer is a cautious yes, but with a few essential conditions. Only proceed if you can unequivocally verify a faultless service history, the vehicle is in optimal condition, and you’ve set aside $5,000 to $8,000 in a dedicated “the Forester’s CVT has issues” fund—unless it’s a manual.

In fact, consider mentally adding $8,000 to the listed price of the Forester you’re eyeing, ensuring that the potential repair bill doesn’t become a traumatic experience.

If you lack the financial buffer of a few thousand dollars, it’s advisable to steer clear of the purchase, especially when considering a diesel variant.

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Models, pricing & features

Subaru Forester_2012-2018-1

2.0i

Price when new: $29,990 - $30,990

Price used: $12,600 - $15,700

Equipment

  • 12V Socket(s) – Auxiliary
  • 6 Speaker Stereo
  • ABS (Antilock Brakes)
  • Adjustable Steering Col. – Tilt & Reach
  • Air Cond. – Climate Control
  • Air Conditioning – Pollen Filter
  • Airbag – Driver
  • Airbag – Knee Driver
  • Airbag – Passenger
  • Airbags – Head for 1st Row Seats (Front)
  • Airbags – Head for 2nd Row Seats
  • Airbags – Side for 1st Row Occupants (Front)
  • Armrest – Front Centre (Shared)
  • Armrest – Rear Centre (Shared)
  • Audio – Aux Input Socket (MP3/CD/Cassette)
  • Audio – Aux Input USB Socket
  • Audio – Input for iPod
  • Audio – MP3 Decoder
  • Bluetooth System
  • Body Colour – Bumpers
  • Body Colour – Door Handles
  • Bottle Holders – 1st Row
  • Bottle Holders – 2nd Row
  • Brake Assist
  • CD Player
  • Camera – Rear Vision
  • Cargo Blind – Rear
  • Cargo Tie Down Hooks/Rings
  • Central Locking – Remote/Keyless
  • Centre Differential
  • Clear Side Indicator Lenses
  • Clock – Digital
  • Control – Electronic Stability
  • Control – Traction
  • Cruise Control
  • Cup Holders – 1st Row
  • Cup Holders – 2nd Row
  • Data Dots – Part Identifiers
  • Disc Brakes Front Ventilated
  • Disc Brakes Rear Solid
  • Door Pockets – 1st row (Front)
  • Door Pockets – 2nd row (rear)
  • Drive By Wire (Electronic Throttle Control)
  • EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
  • Electric Seats – 2nd Row (Rear)
  • Engine – Stop Start System (When at idle)
  • Engine Immobiliser
  • Footrest – Drivers
  • Headlamps – Clear Lenses
  • Headrests – Adjustable 1st Row (Front)
  • Headrests – Adjustable 2nd Row x3
  • Hill Holder
  • Illuminated – Key Ignition Barrel/Surround
  • Independent Front Suspension
  • Independent Rear Suspension
  • Intermittent Wipers – Variable
  • Limited Slip Diff – Centre (4wd)
  • Map/Reading Lamps – for 1st Row
  • Metallic Finish Interior Inserts
  • Multi-function Control Screen – Colour
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • Power Door Mirrors
  • Power Steering – Electric Assist
  • Power Windows – Front & Rear
  • Rear View Mirror – Manual Anti-Glare
  • Rear Wiper/Washer
  • Remote Boot/Hatch Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid Release
  • Roof Rails
  • Seat – Height Adjustable Driver
  • Seatback Pocket – Front Passenger Seat
  • Seatbelt – Adjustable Height 1st Row
  • Seatbelt – Load Limiters 1st Row (Front)
  • Seatbelt – Pretensioners 1st Row (Front)
  • Seatbelts – Lap/Sash for 5 seats
  • Seats – 2nd Row Split Fold
  • Spare Wheel – Full Size Steel
  • Spoiler – Rear Roof Mounted
  • Storage Compartment – Centre Console 1st Row
  • Sunglass Holder
  • Sunvisor – Vanity Mirror for Driver
  • Sunvisor – Vanity Mirror for Passenger
  • Tacho
  • Trim – Cloth
  • Trip Computer
  • Voice Recognition

2.5i

Price when new: $32,990

Price used: $13,300 - $17,300

Adds

  • Active Torque Transfer System
  • Air Cond. – Climate Control 2 Zone

2.0i-L

Price when new: $29,990 - $33,490

Price used: $13,500 - $25,800

Adds

  • 17″ Alloy Wheels
  • Body Colour – Exterior Mirrors Partial
  • Chrome Exhaust Tip(s)
  • Driving Mode – Selectable
  • Fog Lamps – Front
  • Leather Gear Knob
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Rear Windows – Extra Dark/Privacy

MY15 update

  • Audio Decoder – WMA
  • Cargo Cover
  • Chrome Door Handles – Interior
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Gloss Finish Inserts
  • Handbrake – Fold Down
  • Over-head Centre Console – Front
  • Spare Wheel – Full Size Alloy Wheel
  • Tool Kit

MY16 update

  • Digital Instrument Display – Partial
  • Illuminated Vanity Mirror for Front Passenger
  • Sunvisor – Illuminated Vanity Mirror for Driver
  • Tail Lamps – LED

MY18 update

  • Front Stabiliser
  • Headlamps – Halogen
  • Rear Stabiliser

2.5i-L

Price when new: $32,990 - $35,990

Price used: $14,700 - $28,300

Adds

  • Gear Shift Paddles behind Steering Wheel

MY15 update

  • Control – Hill Descent

2.5i-S

Price when new: $39,490 - $43,990

Price used: $16,500 - $34,300

Adds

  • 18″ Alloy Wheels
  • Central Locking – Key Proximity
  • Collision Mitigation – Forward (High speed)
  • Collision Mitigation – Forward (Low speed)
  • Collision Warning – Forward
  • Colour Display Screen – Front
  • Control – Pedestrian Avoidance with Braking
  • Cruise Control – Distance Control
  • Electric Seat – Drivers
  • GPS (Satellite Navigation)
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Headlamps – Electric Level Adjustment
  • Headlamps – Xenon (Low beam only)
  • Headlamps Automatic (light sensitive)
  • Heated Seats – 1st Row
  • Heated Washer Jets
  • Keyless Start:- Key/FOB Proximity related
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats – Partial
  • Leather Seats – Perforated
  • Power – Boot/Tailgate
  • Power Door Mirrors – Heated
  • Rain Sensor (Auto wipers)
  • Seatback Pocket – Front Driver Seat
  • Starter Button
  • Sunroof – Electric
  • Video – DIVX Decoder

MY16 update

  • Electric Seat – Drivers with Memory

MY18 update

  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Camera – Side Vision
  • Headlamps – High Beam Active Shadowing
  • Warning – Rear Cross Traffic (when reversing)

XT

Price when new: $40,990 - $43,490

Price used: $17,900 - $35,500

Adds

  • Chrome Exterior Highlights
  • Disc Brakes Rear Ventilated
  • Exhaust – Stainless Steel Dual System
  • Pedals – Sports

XT Premium

Price when new: $47,990 - $50,490

Price used: $21,000 - $41,400

Adds

  • 8 Speaker Stereo
  • Electric Seat – Passenger
  • Premium Sound System

2.0D

Price when new: $35,490

Price used: $14,500 - $18,000

2.0D-L

Price when new: $33,490 - $37,490

Price used: $15,400 - $28,600

2.0D-S

Price when new: $39,490 - $43,990

Price used: $18,500 - $34,400

2.5i Luxury

Price when new: $34,740

Price used: $16,500 - $19,000

Adds

  • Chrome Grille Surround

X

Price when new: $34,740

Price used: $17,100 - $19,600

2.5i-L Special Edition

Price when new: $34,990 - $37,240

Price used: $18,700 - $30,800

Adds

  • Daytime Running Lamps – LED
  • Headlamps – Active (Cornering/steering)
  • Headlamps – LED

MY18 update

  • Lane Keeping – Active Assist

tS

Price when new: $55,240

Price used: $33,900 - $37,400

Adds

  • 19″ Alloy Wheels
  • Calipers – Front 4 Spot
  • Calipers – Rear 2 Spot
  • Performance Brakes
  • Seats – Embossed
  • Seats – Two Tone
  • Spoiler – Front
  • Sports Instruments
  • Steering Wheel – Sports
  • Strut Brace – Front
  • Suspension – Lowered
  • Suspension – Sports

2.5i-L Action Pack

Price when new: $35,040

Price used: $25,000 - $27,800

Adds

  • Cargo Barrier
  • Cargo Mat
  • Rear Step bumper

2.5i-L Fleet Edition

Price when new: $34,040

Price used: $26,000 - $28,900

2.5i-L Luxury

Price when new: $36,230

Price used: $28,500 - $31,400

Adds

  • Leather Trim – Partial

Tech specs

Body Styles

  • 5 door Wagon

Engine Specs

  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 110kW / 198Nm (2.0i 2012 – 2014, 2.0i-L 2012 – 2018)
  • 2.5 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 126kW / 235Nm (2.5i 2012 – 2014, 2.5i-L 2012 – 2018, 2.5i-S 2012 – 2018, 2.5i Luxury 2014, X 2014, 2.5i-L Special Edition 2015 – 2017, 2.5i-L Action Pack 2017, 2.5i-L Fleet Edition 2017 – 2018, 2.5i-L Luxury 2018)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol, 177kW / 350Nm (XT 2012 – 2018, XT Premium 2012 – 2018, tS 2016)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel, 108kW / 350Nm (2.0D 2012 – 2014, 2.0D-L 2012 – 2018, 2.0D-S 2012 – 2018)

Transmission

  • 6-speed Manual (2.0i, 2.0i-L, 2.0D, 2.0D-L, 2.0D-S)
  • 6-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (2.5i, 2.5i-L, 2.5i-S, 2.5i Luxury, X, 2.5i-L Special Edition, 2.5i-L Action Pack, 2.5i-L Fleet Edition, 2.5i-L Luxury)
  • 8-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (XT, XT Premium, tS)
  • 7-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (2.0D-L, 2.0D-S)

Fuel Consumption

  • 6.4 – 8.9 / 100km (2.0i, 2.0i-L)
  • 6.8 – 10.2 / 100km (2.5i, 2.5i-L, 2.5i-S, 2.5i Luxury, X, 2.5i-L Special Edition, 2.5i-L Action Pack, 2.5i-L Fleet Edition, 2.5i-L Luxury)
  • 7.0 – 11.2 / 100km (XT, XT Premium, tS)
  • 5.2 – 7.3 / 100km (2.0D)
  • 5.5 – 7.5 / 100km (2.0D-L)
  • 5.7 – 7.6 / 100km (2.0D-S)

Length

  • 4595mm – 4610mm (All Models)

Width

  • 1795mm (All Models)

Height

  • 1720mm – 1735mm (All Models)

Wheelbase

  • 2640mm (All Models)

Kerb Weight

  • 1729kg (All Models)

Towing

  • 750kg (unbraked)

Body Styles

  • 5 door Wagon

Engine Specs

  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 110kW / 198Nm (2.0i 2012 – 2014, 2.0i-L 2012 – 2018)
  • 2.5 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 126kW / 235Nm (2.5i 2012 – 2014, 2.5i-L 2012 – 2018, 2.5i-S 2012 – 2018, 2.5i Luxury 2014, X 2014, 2.5i-L Special Edition 2015 – 2017, 2.5i-L Action Pack 2017, 2.5i-L Fleet Edition 2017 – 2018, 2.5i-L Luxury 2018)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol, 177kW / 350Nm (XT 2012 – 2018, XT Premium 2012 – 2018, tS 2016)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel, 108kW / 350Nm (2.0D 2012 – 2014, 2.0D-L 2012 – 2018, 2.0D-S 2012 – 2018)

Transmission

  • 6-speed Manual (2.0i, 2.0i-L, 2.0D, 2.0D-L, 2.0D-S)
  • 6-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (2.5i, 2.5i-L, 2.5i-S, 2.5i Luxury, X, 2.5i-L Special Edition, 2.5i-L Action Pack, 2.5i-L Fleet Edition, 2.5i-L Luxury)
  • 8-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (XT, XT Premium, tS)
  • 7-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (2.0D-L, 2.0D-S)

Fuel Consumption

  • 6.4 – 8.9 / 100km (2.0i, 2.0i-L)
  • 6.8 – 10.2 / 100km (2.5i, 2.5i-L, 2.5i-S, 2.5i Luxury, X, 2.5i-L Special Edition, 2.5i-L Action Pack, 2.5i-L Fleet Edition, 2.5i-L Luxury)
  • 7.0 – 11.2 / 100km (XT, XT Premium, tS)
  • 5.2 – 7.3 / 100km (2.0D)
  • 5.5 – 7.5 / 100km (2.0D-L)
  • 5.7 – 7.6 / 100km (2.0D-S)

Length

  • 4595mm – 4610mm (All Models)

Width

  • 1795mm (All Models)

Height

  • 1720mm – 1735mm (All Models)

Wheelbase

  • 2640mm (All Models)

Kerb Weight

  • 1729kg (All Models)

Towing

  • 750kg (unbraked) – 1800kg (braked) (All Models)

Ancap Ratings

  • 5 stars, tested 2013 (All Models)

Body Styles

  • 5 door Wagon

Engine Specs

  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 110kW / 198Nm (2.0i 2012 – 2014, 2.0i-L 2012 – 2018)
  • 2.5 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, 126kW / 235Nm (2.5i 2012 – 2014, 2.5i-L 2012 – 2018, 2.5i-S 2012 – 2018, 2.5i Luxury 2014, X 2014, 2.5i-L Special Edition 2015 – 2017, 2.5i-L Action Pack 2017, 2.5i-L Fleet Edition 2017 – 2018, 2.5i-L Luxury 2018)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol, 177kW / 350Nm (XT 2012 – 2018, XT Premium 2012 – 2018, tS 2016)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel, 108kW / 350Nm (2.0D 2012 – 2014, 2.0D-L 2012 – 2018, 2.0D-S 2012 – 2018)

Transmission

  • 6-speed Manual (2.0i, 2.0i-L, 2.0D, 2.0D-L, 2.0D-S)
  • 6-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (2.5i, 2.5i-L, 2.5i-S, 2.5i Luxury, X, 2.5i-L Special Edition, 2.5i-L Action Pack, 2.5i-L Fleet Edition, 2.5i-L Luxury)
  • 8-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (XT, XT Premium, tS)
  • 7-speed Constantly Variable Transmission (2.0D-L, 2.0D-S)

Fuel Consumption

  • 6.4 – 8.9 / 100km (2.0i, 2.0i-L)
  • 6.8 – 10.2 / 100km (2.5i, 2.5i-L, 2.5i-S, 2.5i Luxury, X, 2.5i-L Special Edition, 2.5i-L Action Pack, 2.5i-L Fleet Edition, 2.5i-L Luxury)
  • 7.0 – 11.2 / 100km (XT, XT Premium, tS)
  • 5.2 – 7.3 / 100km (2.0D)
  • 5.5 – 7.5 / 100km (2.0D-L)
  • 5.7 – 7.6 / 100km (2.0D-S)

Length

  • 4595mm – 4610mm (All Models)

Width

  • 1795mm (All Models)

Height

  • 1720mm – 1735mm (All Models)

Wheelbase

  • 2640mm (All Models)

Kerb Weight

  • 1729kg (All Models)

Towing

  • 750kg (unbraked) – 1800kg (braked) (All Models)

Ancap Ratings

  • 5 stars, tested 2013 (All Models)

Warranty & servicing

Warranty

  • 3 years / unlimited km (2.0i, 2.5i, 2.0i-L, 2.5i-L, 2.5i-S, XT, XT Premium, 2.0D, 2.0D-L, 2.0D-S, 2.5i Luxury, 2.5i-L Special Edition, tS, 2.5i-L Action Pack, 2.5i-L Fleet Edition, 2.5i-L Luxury)
  • 5 years / unlimited km (X)

Servicing

  • 12,500 km / 6 months (All Models)

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