The 4th generation of the Forester has a cumulative PainRank™ of 15.79. That can be compared against other Subaru generations. Shopping for a Subaru? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.
Owners of the 2014–2018 Forester model years have sent in 238 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (39%) followed by the transmission (18%) and the interior (13%).