2021 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 help it make up about 20 percent of Subaru's current U.S. sales and 58 percent globally.

Updates for 2021 are few. The responsive headlights with automatic brights are now standard, as is a rear seat reminder. Oh, and the base price is $300 more than in 2020, now starting at $25,845.

There’s only one engine available in the Forester, and while it’s certainly no powerhouse it will 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. For 2021, the Premium trim gets standard keyless entry and push-button start.

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 help it make up about 20 percent of Subaru's current U.S. sales and 58 percent globally.

Updates for 2021 are few. The responsive headlights with automatic brights are now standard, as is a rear seat reminder. Oh, and the base price is $300 more than in 2020, now starting at $25,845.

There’s only one engine available in the Forester, and while it’s certainly no powerhouse it will 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. For 2021, the Premium trim gets standard keyless entry and push-button start.

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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$24,795 - $34,895 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
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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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