We pulled car insurance quotes from top insurance companies to find that the average monthly cost to insure a Subaru Forester is $138.60 — or $1,663.20 annually. However, some older models may cost more to insure than others depending on which safety features your vehicle has and which insurer you choose. And your actual costs will depend on your driving history, car model, ZIP and other specific factors.
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How we got these rates
Our rates are based on a single 30-year-old driver with a clean driving history living in California. California is one of seven states that doesn’t use gender to determine car insurance costs. We chose full coverage car insurance with liability limits that exceed the California state minimum requirements, which include:
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About the Subaru Forester
The Subaru Forester has been around since 1997 and it is currently in its fourth generation. The compact SUV is known for its low base price, largest cargo room for its class and spacious seating. In 2014, the Subaru Forester was named the SUV of the Year by Motor Trend.
Subaru Forester money-saving safety features
You could save money on car insurance for your Subaru Forester if it comes equipped with these safety features.
How safe is the Subaru Forester?
The 2017 Subaru Forester received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The side crash test received 5 stars, the highest possible rating, from the NHTSA. The government organization also awarded a 4-star safety rating for the frontal crash test and the rollover crash test.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the Subaru Forester as a Top Safety Pick+ car. All crash tests performed by the IIHS received good ratings, the highest possible rating.
The Subaru Forester model includes antilock brakes, blind spot monitoring and stability control.
How does the Subaru Forester compare to other car models?
From a price standpoint, the Subaru Forester ranks right in the middle of our list of the 360 priciest car models to insure.
Roslyn McKenna Ayers is insurance manager at ValuePenguin and a former publisher at Finder, specializing in home and auto coverage. Her expertise and analysis has been featured on Bankrate, MSN and Reader's Digest. She holds a BA in writing and communications from Maryville College.
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