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Go to new places. See new sights. Revel in new experiences. This is the essence of adventure—and the inspiration for the redesigned Forester. With capability in its DNA, the Forester is ready to take you farther than ever before. With the safety to be able to protect you and your family, along with passenger-ready versatility, your adventures can be shared with the ones you love.

Supportive of everything you love doing.

The Forester is well prepared to keep up with your life, from planned vacations to spontaneous hiking expeditions. The wide cargo area can accommodate four large suitcases and even the bulkiest adventure gear, whilst a power rear gate, wider door openings and lower side sills help you load and unload with ease. For longer items, the rear seats fold flat in a 60/40 split.


Few other SUVs drive with the level of confidence and responsiveness of the Forester, and the main reason for this lies beneath the surface—the SUBARU BOXER engine. Its horizontally opposed configuration places the pistons 180 degrees apart, for a lower, flatter profile than other engine types. This gives the engine, and therefore the overall vehicle, a lower centre of gravity and better sense of balance. Further, the pistons’ opposing movements inherently counteract each other, naturally helping to reduce vibration.


“X” marks added capability for any driver, on most any road. With a push of a button, X-MODE takes control of the engine, transmission, All-Wheel Drive, brakes, and other components to safely navigate through bad roads, and slippery surfaces for maximum confidence.The Forester was engineered to help you conquer ledges, rocks, trees and other obstacles you may encounter without sustaining damage or getting stuck. The larger the object, the larger the approach and departure angles needed to prevent damage to the front and rear bumper. Optimised for both, the Forester’s ground clearance maximises break-over angles, minimising your chances of being hung-up from underneath


Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) can adjust the responsiveness of its drivetrain to support your driving style, road conditions or any driving state at your immediate request. Quickly remap the throttle response and automatic-transmission shifting behaviour to ensure that you always have the best performance for any circumstance.

Evolutionary design

The new Forester’s award-winning design is an evolution of Subaru DNA, where a rugged and cheeky exterior embodies the Forester’s go-anywhere attitude. Enhanced aerodynamics contribute to improved fuel economy while 220 mm ground clearance and the standard roof rails enhance its SUV appeal even further.

Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH)*

When rounding a curve at night, the illumination direction of the headlights moves left or right according to the steering wheel to ensure visibility.

18-inch Aluminium-alloy Wheels*

The 2.0XT model is equipped with multi-spoke 18-inch aluminium-alloy wheels and 225/55R18 tyres.

Headlamp Washers

Pop-up washers use a high-pressure spray to help keep the headlamps at their peak performance in poor weather.

Fog Lamps

Multi-reflector fog lamps also serve as daytime running lights, and emit a wide, flat beam that reflects less glare in fog, for added safety.

Automatic Rain-sensing Windshield Wipers

Available automatic windshield wipers detect rainfall on the glass and adjust their wiping intervals and speed accordingly.

Roof Rails

Sturdy roof rails make hauling extra items a snap. You’ll find the Forester has a lot of ways to get the job done.


Our vision. Your safety.

As with all Subaru vehicles, the Subaru Forester subscribes to the brand’s unrelenting pursuit of ultimate vehicle safety. Featuring five-star safety ratings from Euro NCAP and ANCAP, the Forester also received the IIHS’s coveted Top Safety Pick Plus award, placing it at the very top of the list of the world’s safest vehicles. Subaru is also the only manufacturer in the world whose entire vehicle range has been awarded this top accolade from the IIHS.

Safety equipment in every direction

From bumper to bumper, the Subaru Forester is loaded with safety equipment. The body has been designed around Subaru’s Ring-Shaped Reinforcement™ principle, a design which allows all other safety systems to provide ultimate passenger protection, including seven airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors and three-point seat belts for all five seats.

Cabin-protecting Layout

Every Subaru goes above and beyond common practice when it comes to your safety. In the event of a head-on collision, your Forester’s SUBARU BOXER engine and gearbox are designed to avoid rushing into the cabin for your protection.

Seats, Seatbelts and SRS* Airbags

Standard on Forester are front SRS* airbags, plus front-side, curtain SRS* airbags and knee SRS* airbags. Height-adjustable front seatbelts feature pretensioners to hold passengers firmly in place, and load limiters that ease peak forces to the chest. In a rear collision, front seats utilise rigid frames, firm headrests and such details as energy-absorbing mounting of the inner seat springs, all to help reduce the chance of whiplash.

Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame

The Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame strengthens the passenger cabin’s roof, doors, pillars and floor. This design helps divert and dissipate impact energy away from the occupants in a collision by use of high-strength materials and strategic placements. Whilst making it stronger with increased torsional rigidity, the overall frame is still lightweight.


Subaru’s core technology

Subaru prides itself on being unique in the automotive world in that its vehicles make use of incredibly special technology, which not only gives them a unique presence but also provides inherent benefits to safety, fuel economy and driving enjoyment.


The boxer engine derives its name from the horizontal movement of its pistons, which resembles the quick, jab-like motions of a boxer’s fists. Although not a global standard, Subaru remains solely committed to the SUBARU BOXER engine because it embodies the Subaru promise of delivering enjoyment and peace of mind to all passengers. It also represents our steadfast commitment to technological innovation and engineering excellence.

On the road, this means ultimate handling prowess and confidence and when the going gets rough, precise power distribution makes obstacle-climbing and dirt road handling an impeccably easy and safe affair.

What makes it unique?

Unlike traditional “in-line” or “V-type” engine configurations, the pistons’ opposing movements inherently counteract each other, naturally helping to reduce vibration without the need for counter-balancers, which add weight and complexity.

What are its advantages?

The flat design of the SUBARU BOXER engine provides more stability and balance for better cornering, representing Subaru’s dedication to advanced driving safety. In the event of a frontal collision, the low placement design pushes the engine below the cabin, reducing risk of passenger injury.

Why Lineartronic?

Subaru Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) incorporates two adjustable pulleys with a chain link for stepless gear ratio. This feature ensures a smooth and comfortable driving experience with optimum power at any speed for better fuel efficiency.

Why Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive?

Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system evenly and continuously distributes power to all four wheels. This stable layout, with even weight distribution, gives the vehicle better overall balance and precision cornering control, allowing sufficient traction in slippery conditions to help keep you safe in bad weather and uneven roads.