2020 Subaru Forester

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The Subaru Forester was completely redesigned for the 2019 model year, and it’s an intriguing option in the burgeoning compact crossover segment. The Forester’s many virtues make it a hit with buyers and helps it make up about 20 percent of Subaru's current U.S. sales and 58 percent globally. Updates for 2020 are few — Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is standard and now equipped with a Lane Centering function and new Lane Departure Prevention.

There’s only one engine available in the Forester, and while it’s certainly no powerhouse it will certainly be sufficient for the vast majority of shoppers. If you want something with a little more pep, you might want to check out the Mazda CX-5 powered by its optional turbocharged engine.

The Forester is one of the roomiest compact crossovers on the market. It’s also quiet inside and boasts a comfortable ride and stable handling. As you’d expect from Subaru, the Forester comes standard with all-wheel drive, and its 8.7 inches of ground clearance mean it’s fully capable of a trek well off the beaten path.

Subaru offers the Forester in base, Premium, Sport, Limited and Touring trims. All of them feature a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 182 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque hooked up to a continuously variable transmission that mimics the feel of traditional gears. The Forester’s EPA ratings of 26 mpg city, 33 highway and 29 combined are good for its class, but Subaru doesn’t offer a fuel-sipping option to line up against hybrid versions of the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4.

You can use the rest of this page to find more in-depth information about the 2020 Subaru Forester, including features, specs and where to find a good deal near you.

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The Subaru Forester was completely redesigned for the 2019 model year, and it’s an intriguing option in the burgeoning compact crossover segment. The Forester’s many virtues make it a hit with buyers and helps it make up about 20 percent of Subaru's current U.S. sales and 58 percent globally. Updates for 2020 are few — Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is standard and now equipped with a Lane Centering function and new Lane Departure Prevention.

There’s only one engine available in the Forester, and while it’s certainly no powerhouse it will certainly be sufficient for the vast majority of shoppers. If you want something with a little more pep, you might want to check out the Mazda CX-5 powered by its optional turbocharged engine.

The Forester is one of the roomiest compact crossovers on the market. It’s also quiet inside and boasts a comfortable ride and stable handling. As you’d expect from Subaru, the Forester comes standard with all-wheel drive, and its 8.7 inches of ground clearance mean it’s fully capable of a trek well off the beaten path.

Subaru offers the Forester in base, Premium, Sport, Limited and Touring trims. All of them feature a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 182 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque hooked up to a continuously variable transmission that mimics the feel of traditional gears. The Forester’s EPA ratings of 26 mpg city, 33 highway and 29 combined are good for its class, but Subaru doesn’t offer a fuel-sipping option to line up against hybrid versions of the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4.

You can use the rest of this page to find more in-depth information about the 2020 Subaru Forester, including features, specs and where to find a good deal near you.

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Retail Price

$24,495 - $34,595 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

Smart Buy Price

$1,362 - $1,927 Nat'l avg. savings off MSRP
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Engine 2.5L H-4
MPG 26 City / 33 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission Lineartronic 7-spd CVT w/OD
Power 182 @ 5800 rpm
Drivetrain all wheel
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