2021 Subaru Forester

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Forester

The fifth generation Subaru Forester — a perennial favourite for those who desire a supremely versatile, wildly accommodating, yet nimble and agile compact AWD SUV — is engineered from the ground up and better than ever. The 2021 Subaru Forester features the renown SUBARU BOXER® engine and Lineartronic® CVT transmission that combine to create more power and increased efficiency. The exterior and interior both serve to bring the Forester up to higher levels in terms of design, comfort and convenience. Built on the Subaru Global Platform, the Forester is longer, wider, more spacious, quieter, safer, more comfortable and better handling than ever before. Yet, the Forester still retains its essential “Forester-ness,” courtesy of standard adventure-ready systems, such as Subaru Symmetrical Full-Time AWD, X-MODE®, SI-DRIVE® and Hill Descent Control. So, no matter which direction your life may take, the Forester is ready to roll.

Trims


  • Forester

    Key Features

    • 2.5-liter direct injection SUBARU BOXER® engine with Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) and Idle Start Stop
    • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology with Lane Centring Assist
    • Standard LED Steering Responsive Headlights with High Beam Assist
    • Heated front seats
    • 6.5-inch touch-screen AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA infotainment system with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (subscription required), Apple CarPlay® and Android® Auto functionality

  • Convenience

    Key Features

    • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology with Lane Centring Assist, High Beam Assist (HBA) and Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB)
    • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat including lumbar support
    • 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels
    • Proximity key with push button start
    • SUBARU STARLINK® Connected Services

  • Touring

    Key Features

    • 8.0-inch touch-screen AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA infotainment system with 6 speakers, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (subscription required), Apple CarPlay® and Android® Auto functionality
    • SUBARU STARLINK® Connected Services
    • Power-sliding large glass sunroof
    • Power rear tailgate with memory function
    • Subaru Rear/Side Vehicle Detection System (SRVD)

  • Sport

    Key Features

    • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology with Lane Centering Assist, High Beam Assist (HBA) and Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB)
    • Heated steering wheel
    • SUBARU STARLINK® Connected Services
    • 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels
    • 8.0-inch touch-screen AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA infotainment system with navigation, SiriusXM® Travel Link/Radio (subscription required), Apple CarPlay® and Android® Auto functionality

  • Limited

    Key Features

    • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology with Lane Centring Assist, High Beam Assist (HBA) and Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB)
    • DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System (DMS)
    • Leather seating surfaces
    • 8-way power front passenger seat
    • 8.0-inch touch-screen AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA infotainment system with navigation, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio/Travel Link (subscription required), Apple CarPlay® and Android® Auto functionality

  • Premier

    Key Features

    • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology with Lane Centring Assist, High Beam Assist (HBA) and Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB)
    • 8-way power front passenger seat
    • DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System (DMS)
    • Exclusive brown leather interior
    • SUBARU STARLINK® Connected Services


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Features and Benefits


Exterior

Athletic and adventurous, the exterior design of the 2021 Forester foreshadows the fantastic all-road/all-weather performance that lies underneath. The carved front fascia sets the stage for hawkeye-shaped LED headlights with angular LED accent lights. The body is muscular, yet aerodynamically efficient at the same time. The stylish rear fascia and distinctive LED taillight assembly emphasize the high ground clearance. The wider stance speaks to a planted and more dynamic driving experience. And the generous glass area provides a commanding view of the road ahead. All things considered, the 2021 Subaru Forester is a bold statement that’s well-suited to an incredibly capable compact SUV.

Interior

There’s been no stone unturned in the design and engineering of the interior of the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Global Platform and ring-shaped reinforcement frame structure combine to reduce noise and create more space for all passengers. Improved aerodynamics, added damping material and more sound-insulating glass combine to create a quieter and peaceful passenger cabin. The seats are very supportive, the surfaces feature abundant soft-touch materials and there is a range of very engaging infotainment systems available.

Safety

The last-generation Subaru Forester was designated an IIHS Top Safety Pick for incorporating the latest thinking in active and passive safety systems. This current generation Subaru Forester continues to push safety technology to new heights with innovations such as the ultra-strong Subaru Global Platform and advanced active safety systems, including the enhanced X-MODE®, Subaru EyeSight® and Subaru DriverFocus®. These developments serve to increase the strength and inherent safety of the Forester and take driver confidence to new heights.

Engineering

The Subaru Forester has always been an engaging SUV and the 2021 model is no exception. The latest Forester is built on the Subaru Global Platform, stiffer and more rigid than the previous platform, and this allows for even more precise tuning of the suspension system. The SUBARU BOXER® engine — more powerful and efficient than before — is linked to the latest version of the Lineartronic® CVT. The Forester also features the remarkable Subaru Symmetrical Full-Time AWD system and, on certain models, a refined version of X-MODE®. The result: An authentic SUV with incredible stability, impressive efficiency and dynamic all-road/all-weather performance.