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2.5 X • 2.5 X Premium Package • L.L.Bean Edition • Sports 2.5 X • Sports 2.5 XT • 2.5 XT Limited

Subaru Forester’s Sport Utility -- Tough, Car Easy™ crossover design blends positive SUV attributes such as a high seating point and interior versatility with passenger car comfort, handling and fuel efficiency.

2008 Subaru Forester Sport 2.5 XT2008 Subaru Forester Sport 2.5 XT

• Forester meets all Federal passenger car safety standards and achieved the highest rating (“good”) in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) frontal-offset and sideimpact crash tests.

What’s New for 2008

Turbo models equipped with optional automatic transmission now feature the Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) version of Symmetrical AWD, along with Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) stability system and traction control.

• Revisions to exterior and interior trim on Forester Sports models include STI-style front bumper, black painted surrounds for headlights and tail lights, new 6-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels, silver-painted roof rails and leather wrapped shifter and parking brake handle.

• Forester Sports 2.5 XT, in addition to changes on Sports 2.5 X, also gains body-color roof spoiler with LED high-mount stop lamp and 17-inch 10-spoke STI-style alloy wheels.

• L.L.Bean model gains standard auto-dimming rear-view mirror with HomeLink feature, plus rear cargo area carpeting and a standard cargo accessory tray.

• Audio system with seven upgraded speakers, including subwoofer, featured in Forester Sports models and L.L.Bean Edition as standard.

Key Facts • All Forester models are equipped with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive: Models with the 5-speed manual transmission feature a viscous coupling locking center differential that distributes power 50:50 front to rear. Naturally aspirated models with 4- speed automatic transmission (except turbo models) use an electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch to actively control power distribution. Turbo models with optional 4-speed automatic transmission feature Variable Torque Distribution (VTD), which uses an electronically controlled hydraulic transfer clutch and a planetary gear-type center differential to control power distribution between the front and rear wheels. VTD normally splits the power 45:55 for enhanced agility. All systems are full-time and can transfer more power to the wheels with the best traction.

• Standard safety features include a 4-channel/4- sensor Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), dualstage deployment driver’s and passenger advanced front air bags, standard front seat head/chest side-impact air bags, active front seat head restraints and front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and belt force limiters.

• Seating for five; cargo capacity behind rear seat is 30.7 cu. ft. and expands to 68.6 cu. ft.

with the rear 60/40 split rear seatbacks folded down (28.9/64.5 cu. ft. in models with moonroof).

• Robust body structure and heavy-duty raised 4-wheel independent suspension make Forester models fun to drive while preserving a smooth, quiet ride and off-pavement driving ability.

• Hill Holder system in models with 5-speed manual transmission helps make starting off on an incline easier and safer.

Key Standard Features (2.5 X)

• 16 x 6.5-inch steel wheels with 215/60 R16 allseason raised black-letter tires and alloy wheel-style wheelcovers

• 4-channel/4-sensor Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

• 100-watt AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD player and four speakers

• 60/40 split rear folding seatbacks with center armrest

• Air conditioning

• Air filtration system

• Body-color bumpers and side cladding

• Cargo area cover, utility bars and hooks

• Center console, multi-function with arm rest

• Cruise control

• Digital outside temperature gauge

• Fog lights

• Foldable power side-view mirrors

• Height-adjustable driver’s seat

• Power door locks

• Power windows with driver’s auto-down

• Rear seat armrest

• Rear window wiper/washer and wiper de-icer

• Remote keyless entry system

• Roof rails with cross bars

• Security system

• Tilt-adjustable steering column Sports 2.5 X adds:

• 120-watt AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer, MP3/WMA/CD-RW capability, SIRIUS® Satellite Radio capability and seven upgraded speakers, including subwoofer

• Aluminum alloy pedal covers

• Anthracite black cloth upholstery

• Automatic climate control system

• Auxiliary audio jack for iPods and similar media players

• Black mesh grille

• Roof crossbars deleted

• STI-style front bumper

• Unique black exterior trim Sports 2.5 XT adds over Sports 2.5 X:

• 224-hp turbocharged/intercooled engine

• 17 x 7-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels

• Sport-design gauges with electroluminescent needles

• 4-wheel disc brakes

• Viscous limited-slip rear differential

• Optional: 4-speed automatic transmission with VTD version of Symmetrical AWD, plus VDC and traction control.

Premium Package adds over base 2.5 X:

• 120-watt AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer, MP3/WMA capability and upgraded speakers

• 16 x 6.5-inch 8-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels

• 4-wheel disc brakes

• 8-way power driver’s seat

• Automatic climate control system

• Body-color door handles

• Dual-mode heated front seats

• Heated exterior mirrors

• Larger body-color side view mirrors with integrated turn signals

• Perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake handle

• Power tilt/slide glass moonroof

• Viscous limited-slip rear differential

• Windshield wiper de-icer 2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition includes the Premium Package plus:

• 10-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels

• 4-speed electronic direct control automatic transmission

• Audio system with seven upgraded speakers, including subwoofer

• Auto-dimming rear-view mirror with compass and Homelink

• Desert Beige leather-trimmed upholstery with perforated Alcantara® bolsters and 2008 Subaru Forester At-A-Glance/3 L.L.Bean logo-embossed front seats

• Bumpers and body cladding: Steel Silver Metallic (except with Topaz Gold exterior)

• L.L.Bean-embroidered floor mats

• MOMO® leather-wrapped and wood steering wheel and matching-design shifter handle

• Security system 2.5 XT Limited includes Premium Package plus:

• 224-hp turbocharged/intercooled engine

• 17 x 7-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels

• Leather-trimmed seating

• 7-speaker audio system with sub-woofer

• Sport-design gauges with luminescent needles

• Optional: 4-speed automatic transmission with VTD version of Symmetrical AWD, plus VDC and traction control.

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