The Subaru Forester

Comfort, Convenience, and Versatility for Any Adventure

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If you're seeking a utility vehicle with comfortable and configurable accommodations, convenient space requirements, and a penchant for adventure, the Forester could be your ideal match. This well-rounded crossover offers roomy seating, flexible cargo capacity, and tons of standard and available amenities; plus, the all-season capability and off-road prowess you expect from a Subaru.

The Forester has added steering-adaptive LED headlights and automatic high beams to the base trim. Elsewhere in the lineup, the Premium trim adds keyless proximity entry and push-button start, and Sport models equip blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

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From the first look, you can tell Forester is ready for adventure. The dynamic headlight design and prominent grille and bumper combination highlight an aggressive front fascia. And a broad stance, muscular sculpting, and tall ride height cement Forester's bold and rugged character.

Standard adaptive headlights with automatic high beams provide better visibility around corners without distracting other drivers. And available raised roofs add extra carrying capacity beyond interior cargo space. Drivers planning to venture away from the asphalt will also appreciate Forester's lower protective cladding and 8.7-inches of clearance.

Accommodations and Utility

The new Forester is great for city streets, crowded parking lots, or other tight situations thanks to its compact space requirements. But don't think it isn't roomy. Inside the inviting and thoughtfully arranged cabin, Forester offers spacious accommodations for up to five, with ample leg and elbowroom for all passengers. And the well-cushioned and bolstered seats provide excellent comfort for even the longest drives.

Behind the second row, Forester saves 31 cubic feet for your groceries, gear, or luggage. And for maximum cargo space, the 60/40 split-folding seats can increase capacity up to 70.9 cubic feet (76.1 on base models).


Whether you're navigating city traffic, coasting down the highway, or cruising winding backroads, Forester delivers a smooth and refined ride with precise steering control and balanced handling. Looking to go exploring? You'll appreciate standard Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive and 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Premium models and higher add X-MODE® traction and hill-descent control for improved trail proficiency, and the top three trims add a setting for Deep Snow/Mud.

Under the hood, Forester is motivated by a capable and efficient 2.5-liter BOXER® engine. A Lineartronic® CVT distributes 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque to all wheels and helps Forester achieve EPA-estimated mpg ratings of 26 city, 33 highway, and 29 combined.


Forester's STARLINK® Multimedia system keeps you connected, entertained, and on the right track without distracting from your drive. And Apple CarPlay and Android Auto provide hands-free smartphone operation, integrating your favorite apps and content with the 6.5-inch or available 8-inch touchscreen.

Planning a family road trip? Premium and higher trims feature 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, a perfect complement for the available STARLINK® Entertainment Anywhere kit. This package includes two Apple iPad® Wi-Fi models with OtterBox® Defender cases and two Harman Kardon® Bluetooth Headphones.


Subaru is widely renowned for its outstanding commitment to automotive safety, something fully exhibited in the new Forester. In addition to sure-footed handling and advanced Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive, Forester comes standard with the full suite of EyeSight® driver aids. These advanced driver-assistance technologies improve awareness and hazard avoidance and can help mitigate the fatigue and stress of long or tedious drives:

  • Pre-Collision Braking and Throttle Management
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering

Additional active safety features are available on Forester Premium and standard on higher trims, including Blind-Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

Trim Level Highlights

Subaru offers the Forester in five nicely equipped trims. Some features of the higher levels can be added as options to supporting tiers.


The Forester's base trim covers the basics, plus a few notable amenities. Standouts include:

  • LED steering-adaptive headlights with automatic high beams
  • Automatic climate control
  • 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks
  • STARLINK® Multimedia system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Pre-Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering
  • Lane Keep Assist with Sway Warning
  • Available Options: 17-inch alloy silver alloy wheels; raised roof rails

Forester Premium

Just one step up from base, Forester Premium includes the base trim's options and adds enhancements for comfort, convenience, and capability.

  • X-MODE® traction and hill-descent control
  • Fog lights
  • Keyless access with pin code
  • All-Weather Package (heated front seats, heated mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer)
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Panoramic power moonroof
  • Available Options: Blind-Spot Detection w/ Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, power liftgate

Forester Sport

In the middle of Forester's lineup, the Sport trim equips Premium's optional safety technologies and adds unique interior and exterior accents to enhance the crossover's sporty and adventurous character.

  • 18-inch black-finish alloy wheels
  • Gloss-black exterior trim
  • LED fog lights
  • Lineartronic® CVT with 7-speed manual mode and paddle shifters
  • Dual rear USB charging ports
  • Removable cargo area tray
  • Available Features: Reverse Automatic Braking, 8.0-inch STARLINK® touchscreen, Harman Kardon premium audio, power liftgate

Forester Limited

Nearing the top, Limited models skip the previous tier's sporty style elements and add the optional touchscreen and liftgate as standard. Notable additions include:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Available Options: Reverse Automatic Braking; STARLINK® Navigation, Harman Kardon audio, heated steering wheel

Forester Touring

The fully-equipped Touring trim equips all of Forester's optional amenities and adds some exclusive extras, including:

  • Chrome and Satin Chrome exterior accents
  • Black or Saddle Brown perforated leather upholstery
  • 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated rear outboard seats
  • One-touch folding rear seatbacks
  • DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation

See the Subaru Forester for Yourself near Santa Clarita, CA

If you're looking for a roomy, versatile, and well-equipped crossover that's not afraid of a little adventure, it's hard to do better than the Subaru Forester. Reach out to Subaru Antelope Valley to learn more about the available trims, options, and finance specials. And if you'd like a closer look at what the Forester has to offer, we welcome you to visit us in Lancaster for a test drive.

  1. Subaru Antelope Valley

    43226 Drivers Way
    Lancaster, CA 93534

    • Sales: 661-418-2310
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