A Detailed Look at The 2025 Subaru Forester

May 15th, 2024 by

The new Forester continues to address essential questions posed by Subaru. While it retains the same basic shell and size as its predecessor, it introduces noticeable differences the moment consumers step inside.


Subaru Forester Model Pricing

Subaru Forester $29,695 (plus destination fee)
Forester Premium $31,995 (plus destination fee)
Forester Sport $34,495 (plus destination fee)
Forester Limited $35,995 (plus destination fee)
Forester Touring $39,995 (plus destination fee)
Forester Wilderness $34,920 (plus destination fee)

The 2025 Subaru Forester SUV

The 2025 Subaru Forester SUV is well-equipped with impressive standard features, including Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, starting at an affordable price of $29,695. Its features include 17-inch alloy wheels with a dark metallic finish, Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering, Steering Responsive LED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, roof rails, and SI-DRIVE Engine Performance Management.


Performance and Technology

All 2025 Forester models are powered by a revised 2.5-liter Subaru BOXER engine that produces 180 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque paired with a Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission. The vehicle is equipped with dual 7.0-inch SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia System touchscreens handling infotainment duties, USB-based Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, AM/FM radio, Rear-Vision Camera, USB-A charge port, SiriusXM and SiriusXM Travel Link, and HD Radio.


Additional Features and Upgrades

The Forester Premium, starting at $31,995, builds upon the base model’s standard features with added comfort and convenience. It includes the SUBARU STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Plus System touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, SiriusXM with 360L and Travel Link, wireless charging, dual USB-A and USB-C charge ports, Wi-Fi hotspot, AM/FM radio, and HD Radio. The Forester Premium also includes a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, panoramic power moonroof, rear USB-A and USB-C charge ports, reclining rear seatback, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and all-weather package including heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, and windshield wiper de-icer.


Sporty and Stylish Upgrades

The Forester Sport, priced at $34,495, offers unique styling elements and exceptional curb appeal. It includes 19-inch alloy wheels with a bronze finish, a gloss black front grille, a rear “Sport” badge with a bronze finish, and chrome and bronze side badges. It also features gray StarTex upholstery with brown stitching, a dark gray dash panel, and a unique bronze steering wheel insert. The Forester Sport upgrades to dual-function X-MODE with Hill Descent Control, Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Automatic Emergency Steering, and 8-speed manual shift mode with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. There is a $1,700 options package that adds a Harman Kardon premium audio system with a 576-watt equivalent amp and 11 speakers, power rear gate, Reverse Automatic Emergency Braking, and SI-Drive Engine Performance Management.


Luxury and Comfort

The 2025 Forester Limited, priced at $35,995, offers more comfort inside, including leather-trimmed upholstery and driver assistance features. It adds 18-inch alloy wheels, an 8-way power-adjustable passenger seat, perforated leather-trimmed upholstery with blue contrast stitching, dual-function X-MODE, foot-activated hands-free power rear gate, 8-speed manual shift mode with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and a 360-degree heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Forester Limited also includes Automatic Emergency Steering and Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. An options package for the Forester Limited adds a Harman Kardon premium audio with 576-watt equivalent amp and 11 speakers, Navigation powered by TomTom, and Reverse Automatic Braking for $1,600.


Top-of-the-Line Features

The 2025 Forester Touring trim level is the top-of-the-line option, priced at $39,995. It comes with impressive features for comfort and style, including 19-inch alloy wheels, a 360-degree Surround View Monitor, memory driver’s seat and mirrors, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear outboard seats, low-profile roof rack, smart rearview mirror, rear chrome badging, and luxurious Black or Brown perforated leather-trimmed upholstery with suede bolsters. Additionally, the Forester Touring is equipped with a SUBARU STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Navigation System with Harman Kardon premium audio, DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System, and Reverse Automatic Braking for added safety and convenience.


Exploring the Uncharted

The 2024 Forester Wilderness will continue alongside the new 2025 Forester, with a starting price of $34,920. It features a distinctive front design, a water-resistant interior, and an optional package with advanced multimedia and audio systems for $1,850.


Kenny Ross Subaru

The 2025 Subaru Forester is manufactured at Subaru’s production facility in Gunma, Japan. This facility is well-known for its advanced production processes and high-quality standards, guaranteeing that each Subaru Forester is assembled with precision and meticulous attention to detail. Kenny Ross Subaru is the dealership to go when the 2025 Subaru Forester is released in late spring 2024.

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