2020 Subaru Forester

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The first Subaru Forester debuted in 1998 and was one of the first real crossover SUVs on the market. Subaru proclaimed it was 'SUV Tough, Car Easy', meaning it could handle the same duties as a regular SUV while offering an easier drive, like a car. The taller stance and AWD add serious credibility to the off-road looks. The 2020 Subaru Forester builds on the legacy of the original to claim the title of the best version yet.


While AWD might be an option on many new SUVs and crossovers, it comes standard on every 2020 Subaru Forester. Coupled to the AWD is a 2.5L DOHC Subaru Boxer engine that produces 182hp and 176 lb-ft of torque. Every 2020 Subaru Forester is also equipped with a Lineartronic CVT. This unique combination provides 33mpg on the highway (subaru.com). AWD performance and strong fuel economy, elevate the 2020 Subaru Forester to a performance class all its own.

Design Highlights

While it may look more SUV-like these days, the 2020 Subaru Forester still follows the original promise of being tough like an SUV but easy to drive like a car. Every 2020 Subaru Forester starts with 17-inch wheels, 8.7-inches of ground clearance, and LED headlights. Available options include 18-inch wheels, a Power Rear Gate, LED Steering Responsive Headlights, and LED fog lights. The interior echoes the exterior focusing on utility. Every 2020 Subaru Forester features 76.1-inches of cargo volume, 3-spoke steering wheel (with audio controls), automatic climate control, and a 6.5-inch multimedia system. If you want some luxury to go with your off road capabilities you can opt for the 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, heated front and rear seats, leather upholstery, and a heated steering wheel.

Technology Highlights

Everywhere you look, the 2020 Subaru Forester is impressive, including its safety and technology features. Every 2020 Subaru Forester comes complete with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. This remarkable technology suite has Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision Braking System, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, and Lane Keep Assist. DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation, Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Reverse Automatic Braking round out the optional safety tech. An 8.0-inch multimedia system, 4G LTE WiFi, second row USB ports, and navigation highlight some of the upgrade amenities offered in the 2020 Subaru Forester.

2020 Subaru Forester: Features, Specs & Trims

2020 Subaru Forester
Engine2.5-liter DOHC Subaru Boxer 4-cylinder
TransmissionLineartronic® CVT
182hp / 176 lbs. ft. torque
Exterior LightingLED headlights, DRL (Standard)

LED Steering Responsive Headlights,
LED fog lights (Available)
Wheels17-inch steel (Standard)
17, 18-inch alloys (Available)
MoonroofPanoramic Moonroof (Available)
MultimediaSTARLINK® 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus (Standard)
STARLINK® 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation (Available)
Smart Device
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto,
CamerasRear-Vision camera (Standard)

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