2023 Subaru Forester: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

William Kinton
Automotive Editor - February 24, 2022

Model Preview

The Subaru Forester is expected to be a carryover model for the 2023 model year. With standard all-wheel drive, a roomy interior, and a reputation for reliability, the Forester is a perennial favorite among mid-sized SUV and crossover shoppers.

The Forester has a rugged-looking exterior that makes it look ready to tackle dirt trails, with black plastic cladding around the fenders and the bumpers. The interior is one of the best that Subaru has to offer, clad with durable materials and a nicely styled dashboard. Additionally, the Forester Sport gets some exciting orange accents inside and out, while the Wilderness model shows off its off-road prowess with a raised suspension, extra plastic cladding, a skid plate, and water-repellent upholstery.

The current Forester has a single engine choice, with a 2.5-liter BOXER engine that puts out 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. That certainly isn’t enough for those looking for sportiness, but it does just fine for most Subaru shoppers. All models are also outfitted with a Continuously Variable Transmission and Subaru’s symmetrical all-wheel-drive.

Like all Subaru models, the Forester comes well equipped with standard active safety features as a part of what Subaru calls their Eyesight system. Standard features include adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and automatic emergency braking, while more advanced features like automatic emergency steering and blind-spot monitoring are available on higher trim levels.

Pricing & Release Date

No release date has been given by Subaru, but the global chip shortage could push it back towards the end of the year.

Since it will likely be a carryover model, pricing will stay within the same ballpark. Currently, the Forester ranges between $26,320 and $36,420.

The Forester’s top competitors are the Ford Escape, Ford Bronco Sport, Toyota RAV4, and the Honda CR-V.

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