Subaru's first SUV, the Forester, was released in July 1997. It was a compact car from the 1998 model year until 2007.

Year-to-year changes[edit | edit source]

1998[edit | edit source]

The 1998 Forester came in base, L and S trim levels. Transmission was 5-speed manual, with 4-speed automatic as an option. Full-time AWD system automatically redirected power between front and rear wheels based on traction needs. Manual transmission models featured viscous-coupling locking center differential. Automatic transmission models featured electronically managed, continuously variable torque control.

1999[edit | edit source]

Retail prices[edit | edit source]

  • $18,695 (1998 Subaru Forester)
  • $19,995 (1998 Subaru Forester L)
  • $22,195 (1998 Subaru Forester S)

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