Horizontally-opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine, DOHC 16-valve
Active Torque Split AWD system
63 litres Direct fuel injection
5 Seats with Seat Position Memory Switch
Rack and pinion, electric power steering system
Sensors placed in the rear corners of the vehicle alert you of vehicles in your rear blind spots for safer lane changes. It also warns you of potential collision danger while driving in reverse into a street with cross traffic.
Made possible by the SGP and Symmetrical AWD, the lower centre of gravity design, enhanced suspension system, and rigidity improvements provide a vehicle that responds immediately when evasive actions are taken, helping avoid hazards on the road.
The reinforced pillars and frame all work together within the Forester’s SGP design to absorb collision impact from all sides to protect all passengers. In the event of a frontal collision, the engine and gearbox are designed to be pushed below the vehicle instead of crashing into the cabin.
Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD distributes power to all wheels for better traction on wet and slippery roads. Laid out in a horizontally symmetrical plane, this system has a well-balanced low centre of gravity design for a more stable and safer ride.
The Subaru Global Platform (SGP) is the underlying platform that will underpin the next generation of Subaru vehicles. Enhancing all-around safety and performance, it goes beyond better performance to offer a driving feel you can only find in a Subaru. It’s the future of Subaru—and delivers even more enjoyment and peace of mind to all drivers and passengers.
The Forester was designed for not only high SUV ground clearance, but also with careful consideration for approach, departure, and break-over angles. All have been optimised to help you conquer obstacles without sustaining damage or getting stuck.
The Forester gives you total driving confidence with its fun-to-drive nature, responsive handling, and outstanding ride comfort. Balanced and stable around turns even with its SUV height, the Forester was carefully engineered to reduce fatigue on extended adventures for an enjoyable driving experience for all. And with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the improved X-MODE standard on all models, you can reach your destination with comfort and peace of mind
Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE) lets you drive how you want, when you want, in any scene. Select Intelligent Mode for balanced, smooth, and environmentally friendly performance, or Sport Mode for an immediate
and linear torque-rich throttle response for sporty and smooth driving at any speed.
EyeSight*1, Subaru’s cutting-edge driving support system, works like a second pair of eyes for the road ahead, using a pair of stereo cameras to capture colour images with excellent image recognition—nearly as capable as the human eye. When spotting potential danger, such as vehicles, motorbikes, bicycles, and pedestrians*2, it warns the driver and applies the brakes when necessary, enabling even more confident driving and peace of mind.