The standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system in the 2023 Forester is designed to optimize traction in rain, snow, on rough roads, or even when there’s no road at all. It constantly evaluates acceleration, braking, and cornering in real time to continuously deliver power to all four wheels. If a wheel slips, power is instantaneously transferred to the wheels that have the most grip.
With its exceptionally balanced layout, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive delivers a solid connection with the road and an engaged, responsive drive. The entire system lies along the centerline of the vehicle, balancing weight distribution between the two sides to help provide optimal performance and control.
With gas mileage up to 33 MPG** and over 540 miles of driving range, the 2023 Forester delivers competitive fuel efficiency. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive has demonstrated its durability and low maintenance over four decades of owner-tested Subaru vehicles, so you can be confident your Forester will keep taking you farther year after year.
The 2023 Forester features up to 3,000 pounds of towing capacity and an available accessory Class II hitch receiver, so you can haul all the equipment and gear your next expedition requires.
1,500-lb. towing capacity standard on: Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring
3,000-lb. towing capacity standard on: Wilderness
The Forester elevates the compact crossover SUV not only in capability but also in style, combining rugged, functional elements with a refined, sculpted design.
The Forester Sport showcases bold design elements on its sleek exterior and stylish, comfortable cabin upgrades inside. It rides on uniquely finished 18-inch wheels, features LED fog lights, and comes with roof rack tie-down points for added versatility and functional style. With Sport-specific tuning for SI-DRIVE® and dual-function X-MODE®, the Forester Sport is ready for anything.
Standard 18-inch alloy wheels with an aggressive design and exclusive black finish give the Forester Sport a final touch of athletic style.
The Forester Sport interior is clad in high-quality textured materials with unique orange accent trim and two-tone gray upholstery with orange contrast stitching to create a cabin that feels as sophisticated as it looks.
Giving the interior an even more expansive atmosphere, an available power sliding panoramic moonroof lets you feel the breeze, brighten the interior, and check out the stars.
Standard on: Premium, Sport, Wilderness, Limited, Touring
SI-DRIVE – or Subaru Intelligent Drive – is a powertrain performance management system. Sport models feature an exclusive Sport Sharp (S#) SI-DRIVE mode for enhanced throttle response and an even more engaging drive.
The 2023 Forester features standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, which acts like an extra set of eyes on the road and, if need be, an extra foot on the brake when you drive. EyeSight includes a number of advanced active safety systems to protect you and your family on every drive. Automatic Emergency Steering can help you avoid collisions by providing automatic steering and pre-collision braking support if it determines there’s enough space to intervene.
Automatic Pre-Collision Braking helps you avoid or reduce frontal impacts by alerting you and applying full braking force in emergency situations. Pre-Collision Throttle Management can reduce the power from the engine to help minimize the possible impact force and frontal impact damage.
Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering adds extra convenience and safety on every drive. Just choose the distance you want to keep from the car in front of you and it can take some of the stress out of everyday driving by helping with steering, braking, and throttle control while maintaining a safe distance ahead.