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Subaru Forester Maintenance Costs

A Subaru Forester will cost about $7,931 for maintenance and repairs during its first 10 years of service.

This beats the industry average for popular SUV models by $1,202. There is also a 23.97% chance that a Forester will require a major repair during that time. This is 2.47% worse than similar vehicles in this segment. The chart below illustrates how these costs and repair probabilities will increase over time.

Probability of a Major Vehicle Repair (%)
Est Annual Maintenance/Repair Costs ($)
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Subaru Forester Maintenance Costs

Year Major Repair Probability Annual Costs
1 2.47% $268
2 4.10% $314
3 4.60% $389
4 8.13% $507
5 11.64% $606
6 13.10% $761
7 14.13% $1,076
8 18.26% $1,201
9 20.18% $1,318
10 23.97% $1,491
11 37.14% $1,513
12 46.20% $1,698

Subaru Forester Maintenance Schedule

Mileage Recommended Maintenance
7,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
15,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
22,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
30,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Fuel Filter Replacement, Brake System Flush, Spark Plugs Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Cooling System Flush
37,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
45,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
52,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
60,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Fuel Filter Replacement, Brake System Flush, Spark Plugs Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Cooling System Flush
67,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
75,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
82,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
90,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Fuel Filter Replacement, Brake System Flush, Spark Plugs Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Cooling System Flush
97,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
105,000 Rotate Tires, Replace Timing Belt, Water Pump Replacement, Valve Clearance Adjustment, Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
112,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
120,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Spark Plugs Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Cooling System Flush, Fuel Filter Replacement, Brake System Flush
127,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
135,000 Rotate Tires, Cooling System Flush, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
142,500 Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires
150,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Fuel Filter Replacement, Brake System Flush, Spark Plugs Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Cooling System Flush

What About Subaru Forester Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Subaru Forester is about $1,471 per year. This adds up to around $7,355 after 5 years of vehicle ownership. Unlike regular maintenance, this expense can often be lowered by shopping around for lower insurance premiums. Comparing quotes will ensure that you are not overpaying if you already own a Subaru Forester. Or, if you are just researching, then it would be money-wise to know this cost before buying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes. Advertising Disclosure

Subaru Forester Maintenance Rankings

Maintenance Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Maintenance. See where the Subaru Forester ranks for Maintenance compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the Forester stacks up in our rankings for Depreciation, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Maintenance Rankings

Other Subaru Forester Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on maintenance costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Subaru Forester costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses:

Used Subaru Foresters For Sale

2015 Subaru Forester i Premium

2015 Subaru Forester i Premium

Mileage: 61,338
Mileage: 61,338     Price: $15,998
Location: San Francisco, CA ~ 1 miles away
Dealer: Bmw Of San Francisco
Days on Market: 7
Colors (ext/int): Ice Silver Metallic / Black

$15,998


2021 Subaru Forester Premium

2021 Subaru Forester Premium

Mileage: 11,996
Mileage: 11,996     Price: $27,998
Location: Colma, CA ~ 7 miles away
Dealer: Carmax Serramonte
Days on Market: 150
Colors (ext/int): Black / Black

$27,998


2013 Subaru Forester X Limited

2013 Subaru Forester X Limited

Mileage: 75,759
Mileage: 75,759     Price: $15,998
Location: Colma, CA ~ 7 miles away
Dealer: Carmax Serramonte
Days on Market: 51
Colors (ext/int): Black / Gray

$15,998