Subaru Forester chassis codes/designations
The Subaru Forester is Subaru's entry into the compact SUV (or some would call CUV for crossover utility vehicle) market.
The Subaru Forester's generations are in-line with the Subaru Impreza that it is based on. Many parts between same-generation Forester and Impreza are interchangable and compatible.
Therefore, the following Forester and Impreza generations will have high compatibility between parts:
1st gen Impreza, 1st gen Forester
2nd gen Impreza, 2nd gen Forester
3rd gen Impreza, 3rd gen Forester
4th gen Impreza, 4th gen Forester
Chassis code on a Subaru vehicle can be found within the vehicle's VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). Fourth and fifth digits are the two digits that designate your chassis code.
JF1 GPA XXXXXXXXXXX
The "GP" in the VIN indicates:
G = Impreza
P = fourth generation 5-door hatchback
The "G" in the fourth digit indicates the Impreza line.
The fifth digit (in the above case, the "P") indicates the generation and body style.
1st generation Subaru Forester
SF 5-door wagon
2nd generation Subaru Forester
SG 5-door wagon
3rd generation Subaru Forester
SH 5-door wagon
4th generation Subaru Forester
SJ 5-door wagon
5th generation Subaru Forester
SK 5-door wagon