11 Most Reliable Used SUVs Under $10K – The Best Subaru Forester You Can Buy Now
If you’re shopping for a new SUV, you’re probably experiencing sticker shock. New car prices have risen, and finding a reliable used car is the next best option. But which models are better? U.S. News lists the 11 most reliable used SUVs under $10,000.
If you’re looking for a reliable all-wheel-drive model, U.S. News’ updated list includes one Subaru SUV, the 2010 Forester compact SUV. Check out the eleven best models below.
Cadillac SRX 2012 – Reliability Score: 84 | Minimum average price: $9,941
Chevrolet Equinox 2012 – Reliability Score: 84 | Minimum average price: $8,516
Mazda CX-9 2010 – Reliability Score: 84 | Minimum average price: $8,146
Subaru Forester 2010 – Reliability Score: 84 | Minimum average price: $7,113
2011 Buick Enclave – Reliability Score: 85 | Minimum average price: $9,599
Chevrolet Traverse 2012 – Reliability Score: 85 | Minimum average price: $8,886
2011 Acura RDX – Reliability Score: 86 | Minimum average price: $9,480
Nissan Murano 2011 – Reliability Score: 86 | Minimum average price: $9,068
Toyota FJ Cruiser 2010 – Reliability Score: 86 | Minimum average price: $8,540
GMC Terrain 2012 – Reliability Score: 88 | Minimum average price: $9,888
Toyota RAV4 2010 – Reliability Score: 88 | Minimum average price: $8,467
2010 Subaru Forester
U.S. News gives the 2010 Subaru Forester a reliability score of 84; The average price of a used Forester is $7,113.
U.S. News says: “The 2010 Subaru Forester’s tall design provides great driver visibility, plenty of room for passengers, and a generous 68.3 cubic feet of cargo space. The Forester also comes standard with all-wheel drive and boasts 8.7 inches of ground clearance.”
Check the head gaskets.
“Forester and other Subaru models use a common, horizontally opposed ‘boxer’ engine. Since many vehicles use similar components, brands have plenty of time to fix problems. However, when you have to fix a single head gasket on a boxer engine, you’re We often have to fix what’s on the other side. “Doing so can be complex and expensive.”
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For the 2010 model year, the Forester came with two engine options and five trim levels. The Forester is available in 2.5-liter naturally aspirated (non-turbocharged) and 2.5-liter turbocharged models.
Naturally aspirated models are available with a manual or automatic transmission. The naturally aspirated model is available in three trim levels: 2.5X, 2.5X Premium, and 2.5X Limited.
The turbocharged 2.5XT was available in two trim levels, 2.5XT Premium and 2.5XT. The turbocharged 2.5X and 2.5XT models come standard with an automatic transmission.
What is the best trim level?
The Forester Premium offers good value. Standard equipment for the 2.5X Premium includes a 10-way power driver’s seat, 17-inch aluminum wheels, 225/55 R17 95H all-season tires, privacy glass, a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, steering wheel-mounted audio switches, and a rear recline. Seat back function, retractable back tray in the back seat. An optional all-weather package includes heated front seats, a windshield wiper de-icer and heated outside mirrors.
What is the fuel mileage of a 2010 Forester?
The Forester with the 2.5-liter naturally aspirated engine gets the best gas mileage. EPA estimates are 20/26 mpg City/Highway and 22 mpg Combined with the automatic transmission. The 5-speed manual transmission gets 1 additional mile per gallon (27).
2010 Forester Safety Score
The Forester received a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS.
When purchasing a used Subaru Forester or any used vehicle, it is best to consider vehicle maintenance according to the owner’s manual. Ask the owner or vehicle dealer for maintenance records; Getting a vehicle history report is a good idea. AutoCheck and CarFax are excellent sources of this information.
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