2011 Subaru Forester  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#45 of 2011 SUVs

#103 of all 2011 vehicles


Pictured: 2019 Subaru Forester
The Forester, part of Subaru's lineup since 1998, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Subaru Forester has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. The Forester has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2011 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 2011 Subaru Forester has a score of 71, implying a 0.054% chance of driver death (4.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Subaru Forester has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0538% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.1424%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0538% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.1424% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Subaru Forester is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2011 Subaru Forester is 29% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8656Suzuki Grand VitaraNissan RogueMazda TributeFord EscapeMitsubishi OutlanderSubaru ForesterHonda CR-VJeep CompassHyundai TucsonVolkswagen TiguanHyundai Santa FeToyota RAV4Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Subaru Forester with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 86. The 2011 Subaru Forester is safer than the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara and the 2011 Nissan Rogue and less safe than the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2011 Hyundai Tucson, the 2011 Jeep Compass, and the 2011 Honda CR-V. It is about as safe as the 2011 Ford Escape and the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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