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2003 Subaru Forester Cross Sports Manual

Specification specific to Subarus with Applied Model SG5B59D and main Option Code HB, JD, JF or KD (see note *)

* Cars built for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) have an additional “C” or “H” as part of their Option Code, which is sometimes shown on the VIN plate. This is not relevant for this specification page and can be ignored.
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PlatformSecond Generation Subaru Forester
Body Style5-Door SUV
Production CycleRevision BNovember 2002 to December 2003
Model CodeTA-SG5 (JDM cars only for emissions classifications)
SteeringRight-Hand Drive
MarketJapanese Domestic Market (JDM)
Production DatesJanuary 2003 to December 2003
Date On SaleFebruary 2003
Chassis List969
Engine TypeDecember 2002 to February 2003
February 2003 to December 2003
ConfigurationFour Cylinder Horizontally Opposed (“Flat Four”)
Cylinder Bore92.0mm
Compression Ratio9.0:1
Fuel TypePetrol
ValvetrainDouble Overhead Camshaft (DOHC)
Valves164Valves per Cylinder
Peak Power220PSat5,500 rpm
Peak Torque309N·mat3,500rpm
Transmission Type Ratio Graph
Transmission5-Speed Manual (5MT)
DriveFull-time Four Wheel Drive with Viscous Limited-Slip Centre Differential (VCD-F4WD)
Wheel Size16×6.6JJ ET48
Tyre Size215/55R16
Colour Options01GMetallic Silver (“Premium Silver Metallic”)
18LPearlescent Black (“Graphite Black Mica”)
21JMetallic Blue (“Lapis Blue Metallic”)
22WMetallic Red (“Cayenne Red”)
51ESolid White (“Pure White”)
Option Codes
Euro Package 1)
Sporty Package 2)
Front Fog Lights
Self-levelling Suspension
Clear View Package 3)
Option Code Notes
1) Euro Package includes Front Fog Lights, Alloy Wheels, and Leather covering for Steering Wheel, Door Trim, and Gear Selector.
2) Sporty Package includes Roof Spoiler and Dark Glass.
3) Clear View Package includes Windscreen Wiper De-Icer, Heated Door Mirrors, and Rear Fog Light
Additional Notes
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