2015 Subaru Forester  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#32 of 2015 SUVs

#68 of all 2015 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Subaru Forester
The Forester, part of Subaru's lineup since 1998, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Forester has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2015 Subaru Forester is average 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 2015 Subaru Forester has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.039%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.4%.

We estimate that the 2015 Subaru Forester has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0448% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1218%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0448% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1218% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Subaru Forester is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2015 Subaru Forester is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2015 Subaru Forester offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8757Mazda 5Chevrolet EquinoxToyota RAV4Nissan RogueFord EscapeJeep CherokeeSubaru ForesterJeep CompassMazda CX-5Mitsubishi OutlanderGMC TerrainHonda CR-VComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Subaru Forester with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 87. The 2015 Subaru Forester is safer than the 2015 Mazda 5, the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2015 Toyota RAV4, the 2015 Nissan Rogue, the 2015 Honda CR-V, the 2015 GMC Terrain, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2015 Mazda CX-5, and the 2015 Jeep Compass and less safe than the 2015 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2015 Jeep Cherokee.

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