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. The durable SUBARU BOXER® engine combined with the available Lineartronic® CVT allows the Forester to get up to a fuel-efficient 32 MPG highway.
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.
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® All Access Radio, Aha, and a host of new and fun STARLINK apps.
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.
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.
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.
Spacious and Inviting Interior, SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia, Premium Audio, Keyless Access with Push-Button Start, Memory Seating, Rear Seat Comfort
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.
The Forester features an available premium audio system with 8 speakers and a 440-watt-equivalent amplifier from Harman Kardon, a 7-inch high-resolution touch screen, and SiriusXM All Access Radio.
Every Subaru is designed for optimal visibility, from generously sized windows and reduced A-pillars to an available Rear-Vision Camera.
Nothing is more important than the safety of your family. The U.S. government has implemented regulations for installing a child seat in your vehicle. The system, called "LATCH", which stands for "Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren", makes it easier to properly install a child seat. Subaru has been incorporating these standards since they were implemented in 2001.
Available automatic climate control allows you to set a desired temperature that the system will automatically adjust to maintain. Dual-zone systems allow driver and front passenger to set their own individual temperature zones. Automatic climate control are available on All models but Dual-zone climate control are available on selected Forester, Legacy, Outback, BRZ and WRX STI models.
Subaru offers an extensive line of premium audio systems featuring Harman Kardon speakers and amplification. Each system features a dedicated amplifier and an array of premium speakers around the cabin to create stunning clarity. Harman Kardon automotive audio will complete the driving sensation. Available on select Crosstrek, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Outback, WRX, and WRX STI models.
2.0XT models feature a 250-horsepower Direct Injection Turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine that adds power and performance to the adventurous side of Forester. Standard on: 2.0XT Premium, 2.0XT Touring
Like all Subaru models, every Forester is built in a zero-landfill plant, helping you respect the earth while exploring it.
The Forester is designed for all the miles to come, with 98% of Forester models sold in the last 10 years still on the road today.
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. Standard on: All models
The smooth responsiveness of the double wishbone rear suspension helps to tame the harshest of road surfaces. It reacts to bumps without upsetting the composure of the vehicle and is fine-tuned to maintain sharp control, letting you take on the challenges of the road with calmness and confidence.
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. Standard on: 2.0XT Premium, 2.0XT Touring
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. Standard on: 2.0XT Premium, 2.0XT Touring
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. Standard on: 2.0XT Premium, 2.0XT Touring
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.
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.Rear-Vision Camera standard on: All models, Reverse Automatic Braking standard on: 2.5i Touring, 2.0XT Touring
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.STARLINK Safety and Security standard on: 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 2.0XT Premium, 2.0XT Touring
To keep a safe distance from the car in front of you, choose the distance you want to preserve, and EyeSight will automatically adjust your speed to maintain your selected distance.
EyeSight monitors your position on the road and will alert you if you stray out of your lane.
Pre-Collision Braking helps you avoid or reduce frontal impacts by alerting you and applying full breaking force in emergency situations.
EyeSight detects objects in front of the vehicle that you are likely to hit. It will reduce the power from the engine to help minimize the possible impact force and frontal impact damage.
Source: 2018 Subaru Forester