DESIGN

SYMMETRICAL ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates uniform stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction. It makes for improved handling, efficiency and a quicker response to road conditions.

32 MPG** FUEL EFFICIENCY

The combination of the durable SUBARU BOXER® engine with the available Lineartronic® CVT allows the Forester to get up to 32 MPG** highway.

FLEXIBLE STORAGE SPACE

The 60/40-split flat-folding rear seat gives you the option to have more cargo room, while a large rear gate makes loading and unloading a breeze. Raised roof rails add even more cargo-carrying ability, because whatever the day brings, you can handle it.

GROUND-CLEARING CAPABILITY

Forester comes with available 17-inch or 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels and features 8.7 inches of ground clearance to help you cover nearly every road your heart sets out on.

INTERIOR COMFORTS

The spacious interior of the Forester is designed with many comfort-minded features including an available 10-way power driver's seat, reclining rear seats, and new wide-opening rear doors.

PANORAMIC POWER MOONROOF

An available power tilt/sliding-glass panoramic moonroof lets you feel the breeze, brighten the day and check out the stars.

HIGH-INTENSITY DISCHARGE (HID) HEADLIGHTS

HID headlights produce a brighter output than traditional halogen lamps while also using less energy to do so.

ALL-WEATHER PACKAGE

The available All-Weather Package includes heated seats, heated side mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer to improve both comfort and visibility when the weather turns cold.

TECHNOLOGY

EYESIGHT® DRIVER ASSIST

Using two cameras mounted by the rearview mirror to monitor traffic, the EyeSight® Driver Assist[3] system reacts to conditions even before you do. An alert will be sounded along with a visual warning when it senses danger of a collision. It even will apply the brakes automatically if you don't. It can also optimize cruise control and warn when the driver is swaying outside their lane. Another way Subaru technology is looking out for you.

SUBARU STARLINK™ IN-VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

The new SUBARU STARLINK in-vehicle technology with Pandora® app integration brings smartphone entertainment and communication to your dashboard [4], with an available 7-inch in-dash touch-screen and voice controls.

STARLINK SAFETY PLUS & SECURITY PLUS PACKAGES

The new STARLINK Safety Plus package includes Automatic Collision Notification, which alerts an advisor in the event of an emergency, and Enhanced Roadside Assistance. And the STARLINK Safety Plus and Security Plus package adds remote services, enabling you to lock or unlock your vehicle using your computer or mobile device.

POWER REAR GATE

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 hatch. You can also adjust the gate's height.

BLUETOOTH®

Bluetooth® hands-free technology lets you manage your phone and audio system by voice and controls on the steering wheel. Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones link directly through the Subaru audio system.

PREMIUM AUDIO, SIRIUSXM™ AND HD RADIO

Forester has available audio systems including HD Radio, Aha™[5], Harman Kardon speakers, USB/iPod® control, Bluetooth® audio streaming connectivity, and SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio[6] capability.

VOICE-ACTIVATED GPS NAVIGATION

Let the available SUBARU STARLINK™ multimedia navigation system know where you're going, and it does the rest. Voice activation, SMS text messaging capability, and traffic information help keep you connected along the way.

LINEARTRONIC CVT®

The Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) gets more performance out of less fuel. Combined with the capability of All-Wheel Drive, it's a win-win situation for the road ahead.

X-MODE™

Available X-MODE™ adjusts the engine response, monitoring the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive along with the braking and traction control systems to maximize grip on slippery surfaces. It also helps provide additional traction going up steep inclines or going down with Hill Descent Control.

SUBARU BOXER® ENGINE

Drawn from over 40 years of intelligent performance, the unique SUBARU BOXER® engine has pistons that move side to side, cancelling out each other's vibrations so it can run smoother and more efficiently. This horizontal layout also offers better balance while delivering a maximum transfer of power.

SAFETY

EYESIGHT® DRIVER ASSIST

The available EyeSight® Driver Assist[3] system automatically monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you're swaying outside your lane. It can even help slow down the car when danger is lurking. Another way Subaru designs vehicles with your safety in mind.

SYMMETRICAL ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive flows power to all wheels simultaneously for maximum traction. And in slippery conditions, it instinctively sends power to the wheels with the best traction, helping you stay on the road and on course.

SUBARU BOXER® ENGINE

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 protecting the passenger area.

VEHICLE DYNAMICS CONTROL

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.

SMART BRAKING SYSTEMS

The Antilock Braking System (ABS) prevents wheel lock-up and helps maintain driver control. Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) balances braking, while Brake Assist can sense a panic-stop situation and apply full braking force to help stop faster.

ADVANCED PROTECTION SYSTEM

Every Forester features a total of seven airbags including front, front seat side pelvis/torso, side-curtain and driver's knee airbags. The advanced system uses an array of sensors to help deploy the airbags in the most effective way possible.[7]

The ring-shaped reinforcement frame is designed to shield and protect in a collision. Made of high-tensile strength steel, it directs impact energy around the passenger compartment, rather than through it.