Research 2003 Subaru Forester specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

X 4dr 2.5 X Manual


Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Power
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 0.9
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 64.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) N/A
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 33.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 37.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.0


Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90


SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600
Fuel System SMPI
Displacement 2.5L/150
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Engine Order Code
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9
Height, Overall (in) 62.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3
Length, Overall (in) 175.2
Wheelbase (in) 99.4
Liftover Height (in) 27.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 38.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 32.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6
Front Hip Room (in) 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.5
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.8


EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21


Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion


Vehicle Name Subaru Forester
Vehicle Name Subaru Forester
Body Style 4 Door


Suspension Type - Rear HD Raised
Suspension Type - Front HD Raised
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51


Rear Tire Size P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Size P215/60HR16
Front Tire Size P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code


Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 176
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)


Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Type 5
Trans Order Code
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11
Clutch Size (in) 8.86
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)


EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3090


Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5