The Subaru Forester is a trusted SUV that families and outdoor lovers can count on to provide lots of cargo room and safety features. So, what exactly can it offer you in and around Bolton, Daphne, or Crestview, Alabama? Subaru of Mobile put together a series of Subaru Forester reviews to help you find out.  

Trim Levels


EPA-Estimated MPG1


2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder

26 city/33 highway MPG

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Subaru Forester Performance

The Subaru Forester runs on a 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine that delivers up to 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. This engine configuration will also arm you with the ability to tow up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped, which is perfect for that small trailer whether you're hauling along camping necessities or need extra room for a big move.2

While impressively powerful, the Forester proves even more versatile with its balanced and economical road performance. This set of wheels can deliver this efficient performance thanks to its Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) and its Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Together, they help the Forester earn up to an EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway MPG.1 

Standard All-Wheel Drive

If the Forester hasn't proved versatile enough already, it also comes standard with All-Wheel Drive capabilities. Via its Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, you'll be provided with advanced traction capabilities, rain or shine, snow or sleet, mud, or pavement-you get the picture!

You can also feel confident when you're traveling over rocky roads, through a stream, or up a steep hill thanks to the 8.7-inches of ground clearance.

Additional powertrain inclusions:

  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Traction Control System
  • Active Torque Vectoring
  • Trailer Stability Assist

Subaru Forester Passenger & Cargo Room

Inside the Subaru Forester, the versatility continues. There's seating for up to five people across its two rows of seats. Thanks to its 111.6 cubic feet of passenger room, not only can you seat up to five passengers, but you can also do so comfortably.

  • Headroom (front/rear): 41.2 inches/39.6 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 43.3 inches/39.4 inches
  • Shoulder room (front/rear): 58.1 inches/57.2 inches

The interior is also designed to help you pack in lots of cargo, which is important whether you're headed out on a road trip or have something else planned. The large trunk space features 28.9 cubic feet of cargo room, while with the back seats folded down, you can create up to 74.2 cubic feet of cargo room.

When utilizing this cargo space, you also have some added cargo features you can take advantage of. For instance, the cargo-area grocery bag and tie-down hooks as well as the cargo-area underfloor storage compartment.

Unmatched Comfort and Convenience

Aside from generous dimensions, the Forester comes equipped with several features and amenities that will take your comfort level behind the wheel over the top. For starters, you'll receive a standard automatic climate control system. Using this, you can easily designate your desired interior temperature, and the vehicle will autonomously work to maintain it.

For further comfort, you could explore adding available leather-trimmed seating appointments. When added, these will provide you with a plush seating experience and enhance the interior's style.

Subaru Forester Safety

Not only is the Forester an incredibly versatile and sporty vehicle, but it is also extremely safe. During your drive, the Subaru Forester protects you and your passengers with its expansive airbag system, which includes a Subaru advanced frontal airbag system.

You'll also have lots of safety features watching out for you. The EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology package helps prevent accidents and collisions by using intelligent features like a Pre-Collision Braking System, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, Lane departure and Sway Warning, and Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering.

There's also a standard Rear-Vision Camera that'll make reversing easier and safer. Just shift into reverse, and the screen on your multimedia display will show you a live feed of what's behind you.

Some other available safety features include:

  • Brake Assist
  • Available 180-Degree Front-View Monitor
  • Brake Override System
  • High Beam Assist
  • Available Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

The Forester also offers an available DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System. This system can effectively detect drowsy and distracted driving, alerting you so you can resume focus on the roads ahead! 

Subaru Forester Infotainment System

The screen for your Rear-Vision Camera is also the home of your infotainment system. This touchscreen is available in two sizes (6.5 inches and 8 inches) and offers you direct access to your smartphone with both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Using these functionalities, you can seamlessly connect your phone for calling and texting capabilities.

The Subaru Forester is also Bluetooth® compatible for streaming music from your phone and safely and conveniently taking hands-free phone calls. Your SUV will help you find the best way to your destination, too, with an available voice-activated navigation system. Plus, you can enjoy a great soundtrack during your drive with SiriusXM®.

While you manage all these features and functionalities, you can remain seamlessly connected to the outside world around you. This is thanks to the 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability that comes standard in the vehicle.

Subaru Forster Trim Levels

When exploring the Forester, you do have quite a bit of choice when it comes to the specs and features you want to have at your disposal. In learning more about each of the Forester's six available trim levels, you can easily identify which model suits you best.

Here's a look at all six!

  • Subaru Forester
  • Subaru Forester Premium
  • Subaru Forester Sport
  • Subaru Forester Wilderness
  • Subaru Forester Limited
  • Subaru Forester Touring

Learn more about each of these available models online today! 

Check Out One of Our Subaru Forester Reviews

To learn more about everything this Subaru vehicle has to offer, check out one of our Subaru Forester reviews online today. At Subaru of Mobile, we're proud to assist, whether you have questions about one of our reviews or want to set up a test drive. Just reach out to get the help you need!

We're proud to serve Bolton, Daphne, and Crestview, AL, area drivers and hope to assist you soon!

EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary. For Crosstrek Hybrid, EPA-estimated MPG equivalent on a full battery charge. Actual mileage will vary.

Certain limitations apply. See Owner's Manual for details.

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