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Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester side view

Pros and cons

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Innovative EyeSight driver-assist system
  • Spacious cabin with good cargo space
  • Touchscreen can be difficult to use
  • CVT is the only transmission choice
  • 2.5L engine lacks power
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags7

Specifications

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption8.3 - 10.9 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.2 - 8.6 L/100km
  • Width1795 mm
  • Length4595 - 4610 mm
  • Trunk space892 - 974 L
  • Cargo space1940 - 2115 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Subaru Forester 2014 - 2018 is available in 13 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available with the Basic trim:
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Roof bars
  • Roof rails
  • Standard roof
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Basic trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 170 hp
City consumption:8.3 - 10.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.2 - 8.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:616 - 816 km

Convenience with PZEV trim features and specs

Available with the Convenience with PZEV trim:
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Convenience with PZEV trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Roof bars
  • Roof rails
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Convenience with PZEV trim:
  • Touchscreen (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Convenience with PZEV trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 170 hp
City consumption:8.3 - 9.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.2 - 7.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:693 - 816 km

Convenience trim features and specs

Available with the Convenience trim:
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Convenience trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Roof bars
  • Roof rails
  • Standard roof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Convenience trim:
  • Digital radio
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Convenience trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 170 hp
City consumption:9.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:715 km

Convenience Package trim features and specs

Available with the Convenience Package trim:
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Convenience Package trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Roof bars
  • Roof rails
  • Standard roof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Convenience Package trim:
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Convenience Package trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 170 hp
City consumption:8.3 - 9.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.2 - 7.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:693 - 816 km

Touring trim features and specs

Available with the Touring trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Touring trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Touring trim:
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Touring trim:
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Touring trim:
2 L - Gas - 250 hp
City consumption:10.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:633 km
2.5 L - Gas - 170 hp
City consumption:9.2 - 10.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.4 - 8.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:616 - 715 km

Touring Package trim features and specs

Available with the Touring Package trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Touring Package trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Touring Package trim:
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Touring Package trim:
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Touring Package trim:
2 L - Gas - 250 hp
City consumption:8.9 - 10.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.2 - 8.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:633 - 737 km
2.5 L - Gas - 170 hp
City consumption:8.3 - 10.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.2 - 8.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:624 - 816 km

Limited Package with EyeSight trim features and specs

Available with the Limited Package with EyeSight trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Limited Package with EyeSight trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Sunroof
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Limited Package with EyeSight trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Limited Package with EyeSight trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Navigation system
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Limited Package with EyeSight trim:
2 L - Gas - 250 hp
City consumption:8.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:737 km
2.5 L - Gas - 170 hp
City consumption:8.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:816 km

Touring Package w/Tech Pack trim features and specs

Available with the Touring Package w/Tech Pack trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Touring Package w/Tech Pack trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Touring Package w/Tech Pack trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Touring Package w/Tech Pack trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • Touchscreen (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Touring Package w/Tech Pack trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 170 hp
City consumption:9.2 - 9.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.4 - 7.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:693 - 715 km

Limited trim features and specs

Available with the Limited trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Limited trim:
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Navigation system
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Limited trim:
2 L - Gas - 250 hp
City consumption:10.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:633 km
2.5 L - Gas - 170 hp
City consumption:9.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:715 km

Touring w/EyeSight trim features and specs

Available with the Touring w/EyeSight trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Touring w/EyeSight trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Touring w/EyeSight trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Touring w/EyeSight trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Touring w/EyeSight trim:
2 L - Gas - 250 hp
City consumption:10.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:633 km
2.5 L - Gas - 170 hp
City consumption:9.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:715 km

Limited Package trim features and specs

Available with the Limited Package trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Limited Package trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Limited Package trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Limited Package trim:
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Limited Package trim:
2 L - Gas - 250 hp
City consumption:8.9 - 10.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.2 - 8.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:633 - 737 km
2.5 L - Gas - 170 hp
City consumption:8.3 - 9.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.2 - 7.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:693 - 816 km

Limited w/EyeSight trim features and specs

Available with the Limited w/EyeSight trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Limited w/EyeSight trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Limited w/EyeSight trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Limited w/EyeSight trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Limited w/EyeSight trim:
2 L - Gas - 250 hp
City consumption:10.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:633 km
2.5 L - Gas - 170 hp
City consumption:9.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:715 km

Limited Package w/Tech Pack trim features and specs

Available with the Limited Package w/Tech Pack trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Limited Package w/Tech Pack trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Limited Package w/Tech Pack trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Limited Package w/Tech Pack trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Limited Package w/Tech Pack trim:
2 L - Gas - 250 hp
City consumption:10.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.5 - 8.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:633 - 636 km
2.5 L - Gas - 170 hp
City consumption:9.2 - 9.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.4 - 7.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:693 - 715 km

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Learn about the Subaru Forester

Summary

The Subaru Forester was built for adventure. Thanks to its impressive safety features and standard all-wheel drive, this Japanese car is often the first pick of drivers who like to spend their time driving across the countryside, travelling long distances and using their vehicle as an accessory to their active lifestyle. No matter which year or edition you're driving, you're guaranteed adequate trunk space, a spacious interior and a safety rating that ranks high among comparable family-friendly SUV/station wagon crossovers.

Safety

Since the Subaru Forester first appeared on the market, it has offered an impressive set of safety features, starting with its standard all-wheel drive (AWD), which improves traction in slippery conditions and helps you get out of snowy parking spots. Other safety features include:

  • Front-seat side airbags
  • Rear-side curtain airbags
  • Child safety locks
  • DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System (2019), an innovative technology that uses facial recognition software to detect driver fatigue or distraction
  • Rearview camera, which comes standard with all base models (2015 and onward) and enables drivers to reverse with ease
  • EyeSight® (available since 2013), which offers pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, lane sway warning and lane keep assist—altogether designed to keep you a safe distance away from other vehicles or obstacles

Interior

Many drivers have claimed that the Forester's interior lacks style. With features that are straightforward and functional, you might have to spend a bit more on higher trims to get the deluxe interior with leather and chrome finishes. Subaru Forester models come standard with cloth upholstery, sliding armrests and air conditioning.

Technology

Drivers of the newer Subaru Forester can benefit from the model's infotainment system, which has been available since 2012. Many drivers have said that the touchscreen can be difficult to see, especially on the 2014–2016 models, but this has been improved in later editions. Newer models include extensive technology, such as:

  • USB connectivity
  • Power outlets
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Satellite radio capabilities (available since 2015)
  • Keyless entry system for most trims

Space

One thing drivers love about the Subaru Forester is how much space and comfort it provides. The Forester has always been praised for its ample leg and cargo room. If you're thinking of taking a cross-country road trip with your friends or family, this vehicle is a suitable choice. Passengers feel at ease with plenty of headroom, as well as comfortable seating.

Comfort

Foresters have often been described as vehicles that are great for getting around town. And as a bonus, the all-wheel drive makes navigating the Subaru Forester on slippery or muddy terrain a breeze. For a compact SUV, the Forester offers minimal engine options. All models run on a 2.5 L engine, which some drivers find limiting—and unless you're a fan of continuously variable transmission (CVT) or a single-speed automatic transmission, you might be hard-pressed to find a new or older model that offers anything else.

Frequently asked questions

Yes. The Subaru Forester introduced Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto in the 2019 release. Apple CarPlay™ is available across all trims.

If properly maintained and regularly serviced, the Subaru Forester can perform well for years and last over 300,000 miles or 482,803 km.

The Subaru Forester is classified as a compact SUV, which sits in the range between a mid-size SUV and a compact SUV.

Yes. All-wheel drive (AWD) is the standard drivetrain across almost all Subaru models, including the Forester. It is available on all trim levels.

Yes. The Subaru Forester e-Boxer hybrid was unveiled in 2019. However, it is not yet available for the North American market.