New Subaru Forester Model Review


2021 Subaru Forester at Subaru of Bloomington Normal

Research and review the athletic and capable new 2021 Subaru Forester, an intelligent, spacious, and fuel-efficient crossover engineered to outperform all your expectations. Take on all roads, terrains, and season with confidence thanks to the 2021 Subaru Forester's sophisticated Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, potent power, and impressive array of advanced safety features. Discover how the new Subaru Forester compares to the competition below and stop by Subaru of Bloomington Normal for a test drive today. Browse our extensive lineup of fabulous new and used Subaru models and find out why all of our customers are customers for life.

Starting at $24,795

Subaru Forester Highlights

  • Performance: 183 horsepower, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and 26 city and 33 highway mpg.
  • Technology: SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia with Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto Integration.
  • Premium comforts: Available panoramic moonroof, leather-trimmed upholstery, available 10-way power driver's seat, and available Power Rear Gate.
  • Safety features: EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, Subaru DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System, All-Around Awareness, and SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security.

2022 Subaru Forester Expectations

The new 2022 Subaru Forester boasts a redesigned aesthetic, featuring more rugged front headlamps, a reworked grille, new wheel designs, and new exterior colors. Choose from a wide range of color options including Cascade Green Silica, Autumn Green, and Brilliant Bronze. Inside, the new 2022 Subaru Forester offers an all-new waterproof polyurethane seat upholstery option. As for advanced safety feature updates, the new 2022 Subaru Forester's EyeSight feature has new upgraded camera sensors that greatly expand the view.

Subaru Forester Performance Comparison

2021 Subaru Forester Vs the 2021 Jeep Cherokee and the 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Subaru Forester
Price: $24,795
Standard Drivetrain: Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.6 gal.
Fuel Economy: 26 city / 33 highway mpg
2021 Jeep Cherokee
Price: $36,995
Standard Drivetrain: Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.8 gal.
Fuel Economy: 19 city / 26 highway mpg
2021 Toyota RAV4
Price: $26,250
Standard Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.5 gal.
Fuel Economy: 30 city / 35 highway mpg

The new 2021 Subaru Forester offers superior standard performance features for less than the competition. Don’t break the bank, enjoy all the impressive performance features your life demands for less! Like Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as well as the competitive 26 city and 33 highway mpg. The latest Forrester also comes equipped with an impressive array of all-terrain features the competition lacks, like 8.7 Inches of Ground Clearance and X-MODE®.

Subaru Forester Creature Comforts

2021 Subaru Forester Vs the 2021 Jeep Cherokee and the 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Subaru Forester
DC Power Outlets: 3 12-Volt
Rear Shoulder Room: 57.2"
Front Leg Room: 43.3"
Max Luggage Volume: 74.3 cu-ft
2021 Jeep Cherokee
DC Power Outlets: 2 12-Volt
Rear Shoulder Room: 55.1"
Front Leg Room: 41.1"
Max Luggage Volume: 54.7 cu-ft
2021 Toyota RAV4
DC Power Outlets: 2 12-Volt
Rear Shoulder Room: 56.4"
Front Leg Room: 41.0"
Max Luggage Volume: 69.8 cu-ft

Sit back and stretch out in the lush and spacious new 2021 Subaru Forester. Feel the difference the roomy rear shoulder room and front leg room make on a long road trip. Take advantage of the class-leading 74.3 cu-ft of max luggage and enjoy a slew of impressive creature comforts added to enhance everyone's commute. Everyone is sure to love all the fantastic standard and available premium amenities like Apple CarPlay®, Android™, available leather-trimmed upholstery, available panoramic moonroof, and much more!

Forester Trim Options


Starting at $24,795
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto Integration
  • 76.1 cu-ft of cargo volume

Forester Premium

Starting at $27,795
  • 10-way power driver's seat
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • Sliding panoramic moonroof
  • Available Power Rear Gate

Forester Sport

Starting at $29,395
  • 18-inch black-finish alloy wheels
  • Unique orange exterior accents and badging
  • Dual-function X-MODE® w/ Hill Descent Control
  • SI-DRIVE® engine management system

Forester Limited

Starting at $31,395
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • 18-inch machine-finish alloy wheels
  • Blind-Spot Detection / Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

Forester Touring

Starting at $34,895
  • Exclusive Saddle Brown Leather-trimmed upholstery available
  • SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia Navigation
  • DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System
  • 10- way power driver's seat and 8-way power front passenger seat

Forester FAQs

The starting price of the new Subaru Forester is $24,795.

Yes, the new Forester comes equipped with a Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard.

Yes, the new 2021 Subaru Forester produces an impressive standard 26 city and 33 highway mpg.

The new 2021 Subaru Forester offers a spacious 76.1 cu-ft of cargo volume.

Yes, the new Forester comes equipped with SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia that offers Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto Integration.

The new Forester can fit up to five passengers and offers a combined 111.9 cu-ft of total passenger volume.

The new Forester comes equipped with a 2.5-liter DOHC engine that produces 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque.

The new 2021 Subaru Forester’s dimensions are: 182.1 " L x 71.5 " W x 67.5 " H.

Advanced safety features found in the all-new 2021 Subaru Forester include:

  • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
  • Subaru DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System
  • All-Around Awareness
  • SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security

The 2021 Subaru Forester has 8.7 inches of total ground clearance.