Subaru Forester II (2002-2008) – batteries

Subaru Forester in version II was produced in the years 2002 – 2008. The following table presents information about batteries that match each of the engines available on the market.

Basic parameters of batteries suitable for Subaru Forester (2002-2008):

LayoutTerminal typesBase hold-down
0 – positive on the right side1Korean B1
0 – positive on the right side1B0
As you can see, in case of Subaru Forester, even the basic parameters of the batteries (battery layout, terminal types and base hold-down) are not identical for all engine versions. For this reason, care must be taken to match the battery to a specific engine.

Subaru Forester II – petrol engines:
  • 2.0
  • 2.0 S Turbo
  • 2.0 X
  • 2.5
  • 2.5 AWD
  • 2.5 RX Nato AWD
  • 2.5 XT

ModelCapacity and CCADimensions (LxWxH)Price
Bosch S4
S40 24
60 Ah
540 A
232x173x225 mmMore
Exide Excell
60 Ah
390 A
230x173x222 mmMore
Exide Premium
65 Ah
580 A
230x173x222 mmMore
Varta Blue Dynamic
60 Ah
540 A
232x173x225 mmMore
For the 2.0, 2.0 S Turbo, 2.0 X petrol engines and others from the above list, we select batteries measuring 230x173x222 mm or 232x173x225 mm with a capacity exceeding 57 Ah. The weakest of these is the battery Exide Excell EB604 which capacity is 60 Ah and Cold Cranking Amps is 390 A. The most powerful battery is Exide Premium EA654 of a capacity 65Ah and Cold Cranking Amps: 580 A.
If you’re still unsure which battery fits your Subaru Forester , or if you want to help others in their selection, please send us a photo of your current battery in the comment section at the bottom of the page. You can also send the picture to (we will place it in the comments to also help other users). Be sure to specify the car model, year, type, as well as the engine capacity and power. We’ll do our best to assist you!

See also information about other cars of this manufacturer

Subaru BRZ (2012-) battery
Subaru Forester I (1997-2002) battery
Subaru Forester III (2008-2013) battery
Subaru Forester IV (2012-2018) battery
Subaru Outback II (1999-2004) battery
Subaru Outback III (2003-2009) battery
Subaru Outback IV (2009-2014) battery
Subaru XV (2012-) battery

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