With features like 17- and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, X-MODE™ with Hill Descent Control, and 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the Forester can help you cover nearly any road your heart sets out on.
The horizontal layout of the SUBARU BOXER® engine allows for a low center of gravity for improved response. It also sits low in the frame, helping it to drive under the chassis in a front-end collision and protect the passenger area.
Get a clearer look around every bend with available LED Steering Responsive Headlights, which actively track in the direction of a turn to enhance visibility. Available High Beam Assist works in conjunction with EyeSight® to automatically switch the headlights between the high and low settings when an oncoming vehicle is detected, enhancing safety for both you and other drivers on the road.
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), a stability control system, automatically senses steering and braking inputs to help keep the vehicle on the driver’s intended path. The VDC system also includes an all-wheel, all-speed traction control system.
Steering-wheel paddle shifters are mounted for fingertip control, giving you the power to select the gear ratio that best suits your driving situation in 6- or 8-speed manual modes. The result is a sharper and sportier drive.
A responsive suspension keeps the turbocharged drive agile and composed. Sport-tuned springs and dampers give the 2.0XT dynamic handling that’s controlled and confident.
An aggressive, sport-designed front fascia makes a bold statement, while the 18-inch wheels, rear spoiler, and dual exhaust combine for the exclamation point.
Keep warm when the temperature gets cool with an available heated steering wheel. The available 10-way adjustable power driver’s seat also features an available two-position memory function, providing optimal comfort at the touch of a button.
Open and close the rear lift gate at the push of a button on your key fob, by controls on the dashboard or on the gate itself. You can also adjust the gate’s opening height when overhead space is limited.
STARLINK Multimedia connects you to music, news, navigation, podcasts, weather, and more. Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation allow for safe and easy access to your favorite content through Pandora, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Aha, and a host of new and fun STARLINK apps.
Using radar sensors, the Blind-Spot Detection system warns you with a visual indicator in each side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spots. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up, utilizing an audible warning and flashing visual indicator in your side mirrors and rear-vision camera display.
A standard Rear-Vision Camera enhances rear visability when backing up. Its display includes guidelines to help you see the vehicle’s path and judge distance to other objects. And with available Reverse Automatic Braking, your vehicle can even stop itself to avoid objects behind while in reverse.
STARLINK Safety and Security includes Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, and added convenience with Remote Services. Whether you’re in your vehicle, at your computer, or on your iOS or Android mobile device, STARLINK Safety and Security helps keep you and your vehicle safe.
EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you’re swaying outside your lane. The Pre-collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force in emergency situations. Another way Subaru designs vehicles with your safety in mind.