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Subaru Forester 2.5 XT (Mk II) specs

Car type SUV/truck
Curb weight 1625 kg (3583 lbs)
Introduced 2002
Origin country Japan
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Lap times

Performance

0 - 100 kph6.3 s
Top speed226 kph (140 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type flat 4 turbo
Displacement 2.5 l (153 ci)
Power 211 ps (208 bhp / 155 kw)
Torque 320 Nm (236 lb-ft)
Power / liter 84 ps (83 hp)
Power / weight 130 ps (128 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 197 Nm (145 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 5 speed stick
Layout front engine, all wheel drive
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00Z  9y ago

The 04 Forester XT is as I see it probably one of the fastest allround, all roads, all weather condition cars in the world.


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FastestLaps  10y ago

Perhaps it (this particular 2.5, built from 2002) was 211 ps in Europe and 230 in US trim?


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misinformation flagger  10y ago

all of the information on subarus in the impreza family 02-08 (impreza, wrx, sti, forester, forester xt) is mixed up, mismatched, or just completely wrong. This website needs an overhaul.
in this specifically, there were 3 overhauls on this car.
originally equipped with a 2.O, producing ~215 bph out of box,
then upgraded to the 2.5 in 03 production year, the same ej 2.5 was placed into these new xt's that was used in the sti,producing ~235bhp out of box
then yet another overhaul into a completely different 2.5 engine with weaker forged pistons and walls in production year 07, producing ~227bhp.
these numbers are all for the 5 speed transmission oem. which changed in 07 as well.
i dont know my 0-100 kmh. but my PERSONAL 0-60 in a stock 04 xt with 244lb-ft torque is 5.9 with 145000 on the clock.


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i drive subaru forest s edidtion  10y ago

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3 years ago
why cant it b 6.5 seconds????

lol 3years ago u said that, now you get actually get it nd it can do 6.5secs 0-100! its called s-edition. sold in autralian and china.


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Colenso  13y ago

Subaru Foresters are very popular here in Australia, for good reason. The Forester X (entry model) is good value with its 2.5 litre normally aspirated engine, and quite quick for an SUV. I have the 2004 model.

However, IMO, the Forester XT (used to be GT) is the one to go for outside Japan- provided you get it with the 2.5 litre turbo engine (2.0 litre in the UK), and manual gearbox. In the past, the automatic gear box has usually added about a second to the 0-100kph time for the XT and the base model Forester (Subaru Australia specs).

The new generation Foresters, from 2008, unfortunately are slightly bigger and heavier than their predecessors and the new XT manual suffers accordingly in the 0-100kph results. But it has improved ESC which, according to Consumer Reports, let down the older XT.

IMO, the Forester to look out for is the Forester XT STi, only ever sold in Japan. Never come across one here in Oz, even as a grey import. Again, provided it has the manual gear box (which one would expect with the STi model obviously), it should be even quicker off the mark than the standard XT.

NB check out Consumer Reports for the latest evaluation of the new Forester, including the XT (only available with the automatic gear box in North America).


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Subaru sceptical  13y ago

Seems like a nice car, but how 208 HP can move a car of 1625 Kg from 0 to 100 Km/h seems more like a huge marketing gimmick than reality.


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xt bloke  13y ago

I drive a MY04 forester XT 2003 built, here in Oz all the series 2 foresters were 2.5 both turbo and non turbo models. understand that in Europe there 2.0 Litre was sold? In 05 gearing was made taller due to fuel consumption complaints thus slowing accelaration. Still wouldn't swap mine for a new one !


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Subie Fan  13y ago

Subaru Forester XT 2.5 Model year 2006 and 2007 is 230 hp. Why they don't have a lap time of that car. This car is 2002 and even 2004 model is 177 hp and much powerful
Forester XT 06 and 07 is much more faster than a lot of Cars on that list


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Subie Fan  13y ago

Subaru Forester XT 2.5 Model year 2006 and 2007 is 230 hp. Why they don't have a lap time of that car. This car is 2002 and even 2004 model is 177 hp and much powerful
Forester XT 06 and 07 is much more faster than a lot of Cars on that list


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Anonymous  13y ago

why cant it b 6.5 seconds????


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Georg  14y ago

that was manufactor claim in central europe (Swiss, Austria and Germany)
http://www.alle-autos-in.de/subaru/subaru_forester_25_xt_turbo_ktb2336.shtml


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maestro  14y ago

there must be a mistake 0-100km time cannot be 6.3 seconds.

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