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Subaru Forester Features

Get ready to experience the love felt by generations of Australians with the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Subaru Forester.

An absolute beloved classic, the Forester has been passed down through generations and loved since the very beginning. There really is no better SUV for you and your family to embrace epic adventures, spontaneous trips and everyday moments for memories that will last a lifetime.

Redesigned with enhanced technology, safety and off-road confidence, this stylish SUV just keeps getting better. Boasting 7 legendary variants across the range, including Sport and Hybrid e-Boxer, plus even more features as standard, the Forester will help you make the most of those ‘grab them, or you’ll miss them’ moments that can make your day.

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Technology

Connect with technology

Connect with technology

Every moment needs a soundtrack. Subaru has integrated Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™* connectivity into the Subaru Forester, all on a big, responsive 8" touchscreen. Voice commands let you effortlessly choose playlists, play podcasts, get directions and send texts. Or leave the song selection to someone else with the crystal-clear, fully integrated DAB + Digital Radio* so every roadtrip rocks. Turn it up.

* Compatible Apple® or Android™ device required.
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Best back seats ever

Best back seats ever

To all the rear passengers out there: we see you. Between the two quick-charge USB ports and the directional rear air conditioning vents, you are road-trip ready. You're welcome.

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Satellite navigation

Satellite navigation*

Sure, getting lost can lead to some memorable discoveries. But when you just want to get from A to B, Forester’s satellite navigation1 system has you covered. When you're behind the wheel, it's the best of both worlds.

* Standard on Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium AWD, 2.5i Sport AWD, 2.5i-S AWD and Hybrid S AWD variants only.
1. Satellite navigation not available on Forester 2.5i AWD, Forester 2.5i-L AWD, or Forester Hybrid L AWD variants.
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Heated front seats

Heated front seats

Getting out of your comfort zone can help you appreciate the moment, but in the Forester you're always in control. No matter what temperature it is outside, dual-zone climate control and rear vents fine-tune how it feels inside. Plus, the front seats are heated1.

* Standard on all Subaru Forester variants except for 2.5i AWD
1. Heated front seats standard on all variants except Forester 2.5i AWD.
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Powered tailgate

Powered tailgate

Families never travel light - we get it. And that's why you get selected Forester variants featuring a refined powered tailgate. Just load all your gear in and push a button. Ready to go.

* Standard on Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium AWD, 2.5i Sport AWD, 2.5i-S AWD and Hybrid S AWD variants only.
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Hear the love

Hear the love

From podcasts to the songs you love, enjoy it all in crisp, clean, superior sound from Forester’s six speakers. Or crank it up in the Forester 2.5i-S AWD and Hybrid S AWD with a premium Harman Kardon®1 system - 8 speakers, subwoofer and amplifier – all fine-tuned for Forester’s cabin.

1. Harman Kardon® is a registered trademark of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated.
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Safety

Your safety is our priority

For generations, Forester has put safety first, front to back. And the new Forester takes protecting your family to another level. Revolutionary facial recognition technology monitors the driver’s attention*, Reverse Automatic Braking* detects trouble you don’t see coming, and EyeSight® Driver Assist acts as a second set of eyes on the road. And that’s just the beginning.

* Driver Monitoring System performance and capability dependent on environment and technical conditions. Refer to Owner's Manual for full details. Not available on Subaru Forester 2.5i AWD.
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Your safety is our priority
EyeSight® Driver Assist

EyeSight® Driver Assist

Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist technology is world-class and category-leading safety technology. With dual colour forward facing stereo cameras intelligently and discreetly located behind the windscreen, EyeSight® Driver Assist scans the road ahead for unanticipated dangers. It’s like having a second pair of eyes looking out for you. This advanced system provides extra awareness, safety, and added peace of mind every time you drive.

All Forester variants now include Lane Centring Function, Lane Departure Prevention and Autonomous Emergency Steering, designed to avoid frontal collisions, lane drifting and low speed impacts. It can ‘lock on’ to vehicles directly in front and, when used together with Adaptive Cruise Control, can slow, stop and accelerate to maintain a safe driving distance.

It also recognises pedestrians, motorcycles and cyclists within its field of vision. Depending on conditions, the Pre-Collision Braking System can help to minimise impact and damage. If the speed is less than 30 km/h, the car may be brought to a complete stop prior to impact.

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5-Star ANCAP Rating

5-Star ANCAP Rating

The work we’ve put into the revolutionary safety features in the Subaru Forester hasn’t gone unnoticed. ANCAP1 awarded it a 5-star safety rating solidifying its reputation as one of the safest SUVs on the market.

Book a test drive of one of the most advanced SUV Subaru has ever made.

1. The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) gives consumers consistent information on the level of occupant protection provided by vehicles in serious front and side crashes.
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Auto Vehicle Hold (AVH)

Auto Vehicle Hold (AVH)

  1. Sometimes you have to stand your ground. With Auto Vehicle Hold, hydraulic brake pressure holds the Forester firmly in place and ensure the wheels keep their traction and you move forward without rolling back. 

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Driver Monitoring System (DMS)*

Driver Monitoring System (DMS)*

Distractions can happen at any moment, just ask any parent. Forester’s revolutionary Driver Monitoring System1 uses tech to keep you tuned in to the road. Driver Focus uses a camera to monitor the driver for signs of fatigue or distraction and warns them if it detects that the driver is not focused or keeping their eyes on the road ahead, for whatever reason. A new feature is the revolutionary temperature adjustment, which allows you to have complete control of the temperature through simple hand gestures. This amazing new feature helps you stay focused on the journey ahead.

* Standard on all Subaru Forester variants except for 2.5i AWD.
1. Driver Monitoring System performance and capability dependent on environmental and technical conditions. Refer to Owner’s Manual for full details. Driver Monitoring System not available on Subaru Forester 2.5i AWD.
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Subaru's Vision Assist

Subaru's Vision Assist

Being truly in the moment begins with seeing more, especially on the road, so Subaru's Vision Assist comes standard in all 2022 Subaru Forester variants. Radar sensors detect approaching vehicles and the system warns the driver. All 2022 Subaru Forester variants also have Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to help you anticipate other cars when you reverse. All Subaru Forester variants, excluding 2.5i AWD, have Side View Monitor, Adaptive Driving Beam, Front View Monitor and Reverse Automatic Braking.

Structural Safety

Structural Safety

The Subaru Global Platform puts passenger protection above all else, because nothing is more important. A stronger chassis and improved rigidity improve collision energy absorption by 40% over the previous generation model, and higher-strength tensile steel panels and increased impact resistance help reduce the risk of passenger injury in both frontal and side collisions.

We see you

We see you

Every moment on the road is safer with Subaru Forester’s superior driver visibility. The open glasshouse, slender pillars, minimal blind spots, and airy sunroof1 let in plenty of light. Plus, because life is unpredictable, cameras let you see behind you to help ensure everyone’s safety.

1. Available on Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport AWD, 2.5i-S AWD and Hybrid S AWD only.
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Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Subaru have taken the pressure off you with TPMS, so while you’re in the moment and focused on the road, the Forester is focused on the tyres that grip it and will alert you when the pressure is low.

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Specs & Features

Setting the standard

Setting the standard

Forester has been setting the standard for family SUVs over its five generations. And with a range of models and personalisation available it's easy to fall in love with one of our most popular and awarded cars. So, where will the new Forester take you?

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Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH)

Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH)

Let Forester’s LED Steering Responsive Headlights light up your life as they follow every turn, in corners, and the hawk-eye shaped headlights brilliantly illuminate what’s in front of you, giving you more time to react. Meanwhile, stylish LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) makes it easier for others to see you coming ... and admire what they see.

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Push Button Start

Push Button Start

Forester’s smart key and push-button start make every drive start seamlessly. And keyless entry means your hands are free to juggle those gelatos and sandy beach towels. 

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Rear view reverse camera

Rear view reverse camera

Move forward with confidence knowing what's behind you thanks to Forester’s reverse camera wide view so you can anticipate the unexpected. And with the reverse camera washer, the view is always crystal clear.

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Show your best side

Show your best side

Look good, feel good with the design of Subaru's side mirrors. A lower position on the door improves your vision, and they can fold in when you park. In selected variants the 2.5i Premium AWD, 2.5i Sport AWD, 2.5i-S AWD and Hybrid S AWD, the passenger side mirror will dip down when you're in reverse. Finally, side mirrors that take centre stage.

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Performance

Having fun is now a habit

Subaru Forester, with a 2.5L direct injection horizontally-opposed Boxer engine, is engineered to power family fun for longer. Meanwhile, an e-Boxer engine combining Subaru’s 2.0L direct-injection horizontally-opposed Boxer petrol engine and a self-charging battery powered electric motor, Subaru Forester Hybrid can take your family on adventures that leave less of a footprint on the planet.

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Make fun a habit
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

Gravel. Bitumen. Dirt. Seize the surface and take a spontaneous detour knowing that Subaru’s award winning Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system will keep you grounded. The on-board computer constantly optimises traction and grip on every wheel, giving you a rock-solid grip on the road. 

Lineartronic® CVT

Lineartronic® CVT

Forester’s Lineartronic® CVT responds perfectly to every moment of your journey. Tweaked to react to every touch. Highway cruising or hill climbing, Forester’s engine operates in its optimal power range no matter where you drive.

Hybrid e-Boxer

Hybrid e-Boxer

Seize today and protect tomorrow with Subaru future tech in action, the self charging Hybrid Forester. Built around the e-Boxer, Subaru’s next generation power unit, Hybrid Forester delivers better low speed acceleration and torque, for a highly responsive drive with effortless efficiency and lower fuel consumption when compared to all petrol variants. Working in synergy with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the e-Boxer captures excess engine power and braking energy to recharge the electric battery – so you need never plug it in.

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Subaru Global Platform (SGP)

Subaru Global Platform (SGP)

The Subaru Global Platform optimises cornering, handling, stability, comfort and safety. Increased rigidity and a lower centre of gravity increase performance and decrease noise and vibration when compared to the previous generation Forester.

Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive)

Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive)

Every moment and every drive is different, so Forester was designed to embrace any situation and put you in control. Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) technology lets you choose between distinctly different modes including Intelligent (I) mode, with its smooth, well-balanced response and lighter on fuel consumption, or the performance-enhancing Sport (S) mode.

* Si-Drive not available on Forester 2.5i AWD, 2.5i-L AWD and Hybrid L AWD.
Standard on Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport AWD, 2.5i Premium AWD, 2.5i-S AWD and Hybrid S AWD variants only.
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Accessories

Your Forester, your way

Epic adventures, spontaneous road trips and everyday drives - Genuine Subaru Accessories let you tailor your Forester to make the most of any moment with the confidence to embrace wherever the day, and the road, takes you.

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Your Forester, your way
Protection

Protection Pack

Protection Pack

Protection Pack

Explorer Pack

Explorer Pack

Explorer Pack

Explorer Pack

Effortless efficiency

Subaru's e-Boxer hybrid, is designed for excellent low-speed acceleration and torque for a responsive drive. In short, Subaru make it easier for your family to find more fun.

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Effortless efficiency

Need to Know More?

Give the Subaru Wangara Sales Team a call at Wangara - 08 9309 7888 or Enquire Online.

  • Disclaimers

    * Lower fuel consumption when compared to all petrol variants.

    ^ Based on testing conductednin accordance with ADR8 1/02. Real world results may vary.

Sporty exterior

Sporty exterior

The Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport AWD comes with a range of exclusive styling features including LED fog lights with black surround and black body features - front grille surround, window sills and rear garnish. The model boasts unique Sport badging, while a flash of orange highlights the roof rails and front, side and rear under guards.

18” alloy wheels

18” alloy wheels

On slick city streets or outback roads, the dark metallic 18" alloy wheels on the Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport AWD add panache.

Electric sunroof

Electric sunroof

Savour every season up close through the electric glass sunroof – whether it’s open or closed. Heighten your senses with sun, rain and fresh spring days all on full display.

Water repellent seats

Water repellent seats

Designed for active families, the exclusive water repellent cloth seats with orange stitching can take on damp swimmers, wet towels and soggy, furry friends. So, you can get on with life, without worrying about your car seats.

Water repellent fabric repels water so that the fabric is not easily penetrated by small amounts of water. Fabric is not 100% waterproof. Intermittent treatment (at owner’s cost) may be required to maintain water repellent characteristics.

X-Mode grip

X-Mode grip

When your adventures go off-road engage Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport’s intelligent X-Mode. Featuring Hill Descent Control and improved grip and traction in low speed and slippery conditions, X-Mode delivers uncompromising performance in challenging terrain.

Styling accents

Styling accents

Striking orange highlights throughout the cabin embrace the racy new look. There’s a sports-style instrument cluster and distinctive, contrast orange stitching on the interior trim which hints at Forester’s legendary handling and sporty ride.