Revamped Forester arriving:
The redesigned 2019 Forester remains in good supply nationwide. Along with a more powerful engine, all models get Eyesight as standard. A Sport version joins the lineup, replacing last year's XT.
As usual, the base 2.5i and mid-level Premium trims are most common, but you should be able to find any model you want.
The carryover 2020 Forester began arriving at dealers last month. Supplies will firm up over the next few months.
Current lease and APR offers vary by region and will remain in effect through December 2, 2019. Examples shown here are for California. No special offers are expected for Black Friday.
Shop and compare:
As usual, there's no uniform cash incentive program on the Forester, so you'll have to drill down to individual dealers in search of a discount.
You're more likely to get one at a high-volume dealer, but keep in mind that you might not find any specials at all.
Leasing looks the same:
Customers in Los Angeles can lease a 2019 Forester in base 2.5i trim from $257 for 36 months (12,000 miles a year) with $2,057 due at signing. That's virtually identical to previous offers.
The effective monthly cost is $314, which falls just short of a good value for this price class. Everywhere else in the country, payments may be $10 to $20 higher.
The initial offer the 2020 Forester 2.5i is $279 a month with $2,479 at signing. That's even worse in terms of value, so we'd wait for something better to come along.
If you're currently leasing a Subaru model, your first payment will be complimentary, up to $500. This loyalty perk is available throughout the lineup.
Snag a low rate:
Subaru now offers 2.9% financing for 48 months on all 2019 and 2020 Forester models.