2010 Subaru Forester  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#36 of 2010 SUVs

#86 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Subaru Forester
The Forester, part of Subaru's lineup since 1998, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Subaru Forester is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Subaru Forester has a score of 71, implying a 0.054% chance of driver death (4.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Subaru Forester has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0539% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.1585%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0539% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.1585% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Subaru Forester is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Subaru Forester is 29% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8657Suzuki Grand VitaraNissan RogueMitsubishi OutlanderMazda TributeMercury MarinerFord EscapeHonda CR-VSubaru OutbackVolkswagen TiguanHyundai Santa FeToyota RAV4Subaru ForesterComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Subaru Forester with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 86. The 2010 Subaru Forester is safer than the 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara and the 2010 Nissan Rogue and less safe than the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2010 Subaru Outback, and the 2010 Honda CR-V. It is about as safe as the 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2010 Mazda Tribute, the 2010 Mercury Mariner, the 2010 Ford Escape, and the 2010 Toyota RAV4.

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