All of Subaru’s Forester models will be powered by a 2.5-liter boxer four-cylinder paired to Subaru’s own CVT spinning all four wheels. In this trim, the boxer will put out 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. Base models come equipped with Subaru’s 6.5-inch Starlink system with CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The base model will also come equipped with a multi-function display in the gauge cluster.
Buyers will also get two USB charge ports in the center console. An optional package adds 17-inch alloy wheels as well as roof rails with a 700-lb. static load limit. That package will run you $625 on top of the Forester’s MSRP.
The Subaru Forester Premium will start at $29,395. This adds an all-weather package with heated seats and mirrors, and a windshield wiper de-icer. Buyers will also have a 10-way powered driver seat with lumbar, and 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels. The Premium Forester also has X-Mode with hill descent control. You’ll find more leather in the Premium models as well, which now have a leather-wrapped wheel in addition to a single option package.
This $1,165 package includes more safety features like blind spot monitoring, lane change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency steering, two more USB ports in the rear center console, and a powered rear tailgate.