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2019 Subaru Forester
Select a Different Model (5 Available): 2.5i Base
Fair Market Price $ 25693
Zero to 60 9.6 seconds
Real MPG 22 CTY /31 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 35/76 cu.ft.
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2019 Subaru Forester MODEL OVERVIEW

New for 2019

Subaru redesigned the Forester for the 2019 model year using the Subaru Global Platform also underpinning the Impreza, Crosstrek, and Ascent. The new Forester has more passenger and cargo room, a slightly more powerful engine, a new Sport model, and the EyeSight package of driver assist tech is now standard.

Trim Levels

The Forester is positioned above the smaller Crosstrek and below the more expensive Outback and the new three-row Ascent.

2019 Subaru Forester: The Forester's base trim comes standard with the EyeSight package of driver assist technology, SI-Drive (Intelligent and Sport modes), automatic LED headlights, automatic start/stop, automatic climate control, a rearview camera, and a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, and two USB ports.

2019 Subaru Forester Premium: The Premium trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels, X-Mode off-road mode with hill descent control, a panoramic moonroof, roof rails, a rear spoiler, a 10-way power driver's seat, Starlink Safety and Security, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, reclining rear seats, and rear A/C vents.

2019 Subaru Forester Sport: Moving up to the Sport trim adds 18-inch black alloy wheels, a dual-function X-Mode, SI-Drive with Sport Sharp mode, LED fog lights, roof rails with integrated tie-downs, gloss black and orange exterior accents, dark gray sport fabric upholstery, interior orange stitching and trims accents, Sport gauges with color LCD instrument panel display, a 6.3-inch multifunction display (mounted on top of the dashboard), two rear USB ports, and a quick-entry system with push-button ignition.

2019 Subaru Forester Limited: The more premium Limited adds leather-trimmed upholstery, steering-responsive LED headlights with high-beam assist, chrome grille accents and exhaust tip, a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, blind-spot monitoring with lane change assist and rear-cross traffic alert, and an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen display.

2019 Subaru Forester Touring: The top Touring trim comes well-equipped with unique 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails with silver accents and integrated tie-downs, satin silver side mirror caps, automatic reverse tilt side mirrors, chrome door handles, an eight-way passenger's seat, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, a navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, a nine-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a driver monitoring system (watching for sleepy or distracted driving), reverse automatic braking, and one-touch folding rear seats. Saddle Brown leather upholstery is available.

Performance and Fuel Economy

With the more powerful turbo-four model gone, the Forester will be powered by a single powertrain: a 182-hp, 176 lb-ft 2.5-liter F-4 engine backed by a CVT. The outgoing engine produced 170 hp and 174 lb-ft. Like in most Subarus, all-wheel drive is standard.

Safety

The EyeSight suite of driver assist safety features is standard and includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure and sway warning, lane keep assist, and lead vehicle take-off alert. A lesser-known EyeSight feature is the pre-collision throttle management system can help avoid accelerating into something ahead by significantly reducing throttle response and alerting the driver. Optional driver assist features include reverse automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring with lane change assist and rear-cross traffic alert. The Starlink Safety Plus package includes SOS emergency alert, roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle recovery, and can unlock/lock the doors, honk the horn, flash the lights, and find your vehicle.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

The 2019 Forester can carry 76.1 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats folded down (up 1.4 cubic feet from the outgoing model) and offers 39.4 inches of rear legroom (up 1.4 inches from the outgoing model). The Forester just beats the CR-V's total cargo room of 75.8 cubic feet but the Honda offers more rear seat legroom at 40.4 inches.

For the 2019 model year, the maximum opening width of the Forester's rear cargo area is now 5.3 inches wider than before.

Technology

The standard infotainment system is displayed on a 6.5-inch touchscreen and features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Pandora integration, SiriusXM satellite radio, and two USB ports. The upgraded system uses an 8.0-inch touchscreen and adds SiriusXM Travel Link and two additional rear USB ports. A navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic is available. The base audio system can be upgraded to a nine-speaker, 576-watt Harman Kardon system and a 6.3-inch color display mounted above the center display is optional. A Wi-Fi hotspot is available and Starlink connected services can now remote start the Forester and has young driver functions including speed alerts and geofencing.

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2019 SUBARU FORESTER SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 2.5 Liter BOXER
Transmission Name
Transmission, Lineartronic CVT Continuously Variable Automatic
Trim
2.5i Base
Class
Mid-Size Utility
Horsepower
182@5800
Standard MPG
N/R
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Alloy Wheel Package

INCLUDES: Roof Rails; Wheels, 17" Alloy NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [0NR] Cross Bar Set - Fixed (PIO); [FE9] Protection Package #1 (PIO)
$500 $600

Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting

INCLUDES: [0KO] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO); [0H1] Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass (PIO)
$311 $480

Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror w/ HomeLink & Approach Lighting

INCLUDES: [0H2] Auto Dimming Mirror with Compass and HomeLink (PIO); [0KO] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO)
$389 $600

Protection Package #1 (PIO)

INCLUDES: [0HB] All-Weather Floor Liners (PIO); [0NJ] Cargo Cover (PIO); [0HE] Cargo Tray (PIO); [0NR] Cross Bar Set - Fixed (PIO); [0HH] Rear Bumper Cover (PIO); [0HF] Rear Seatback Protector (PIO) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [02] Alloy Wheel Package
$520 $806

Popular Package #1 (PIO)

INCLUDES: [0HB] All-Weather Floor Liners (PIO); [0H2] Auto Dimming Mirror with Compass and HomeLink (PIO); [0KO] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO); [0HE] Cargo Tray (PIO); [0HH] Rear Bumper Cover (PIO)
$602 $931

Engine: 4-Cyl 2.5 Liter BOXER

Std Std

Transmission, Lineartronic CVT Continuously Variable Automatic

Std Std

Exterior Color, Dark Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crystal Black Silica

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ice Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crystal White Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Horizon Blue Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Jasper Green Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Footwell Illumination Kit (PIO)

$145 $224

Cargo Net (PIO)

$33 $52

Cargo Tray (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [FF3] Popular Package #1 (PIO); [FE9] Protection Package #1 (PIO)
$52 $81

Remote Engine Starter - Key Start (PIO)

$284 $379

USB Charging Ports (PIO)

$115 $178

Air Conditioning: Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control, Subaru Starlink™

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

CONTAINED IN: [0H2] Auto Dimming Mirror with Compass and HomeLink (PIO)
Grp Grp

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

CONTAINED IN: [0KO] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO)
Grp Grp

Garage Door Opener

CONTAINED IN: [0H2] Auto Dimming Mirror with Compass and HomeLink (PIO)
Grp Grp

Multi-Function Display Screen, 6.5-Inch

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Phone

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 16.6 Gallon

Std Std

Start/Stop

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.700

Std Std

Compass

CONTAINED IN: [0H2] Auto Dimming Mirror with Compass and HomeLink (PIO); [0H1] Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass (PIO)
Grp Grp

External Temperature

Std Std

Drive: Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive AWD

Std Std

Rear Bumper Cover (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [FF3] Popular Package #1 (PIO); [FE9] Protection Package #1 (PIO)
$76 $118

Splash Guards (PIO)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps
$111 $172

Door Scuff Protector (PIO)

$87 $135

Cross Bar Set - Fixed (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [02] Alloy Wheel Package CONTAINED IN: [FE9] Protection Package #1 (PIO)
$130 $201

Sport Grille - Silver (PIO)

$253 $338

Body-Color Body Side Molding (PIO)

$176 $272

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [0HK] Splash Guards (PIO)
Grp Grp

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Roof Rails

CONTAINED IN: [02] Alloy Wheel Package
Pkg Pkg

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Side Sill Plate - Front (PIO)

$82 $127

All-Weather Floor Liners (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [FF3] Popular Package #1 (PIO); [FE9] Protection Package #1 (PIO)
$85 $132

Rear Seatback Protector (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [FE9] Protection Package #1 (PIO)
$60 $93

Cargo Cover (PIO)

CONTAINED IN: [FE9] Protection Package #1 (PIO)
$117 $181

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Body-Color Door Edge Guards (PIO)

$109 $168

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Sunshade (PIO)

$49 $76

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

LED Upgrade - Dome Light (PIO)

$29 $45

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

LED Lights, Low Beam

Std Std

Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass (PIO)

INCLUDES: Compass; Rear View Mirror, Automatic CONTAINED IN: [CS1] Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
$159 $245

Auto Dimming Mirror with Compass and HomeLink (PIO)

INCLUDES: Coming Home Device; Compass; Garage Door Opener; Rear View Mirror, Automatic CONTAINED IN: [CS2] Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror w/ HomeLink & Approach Lighting; [FF3] Popular Package #1 (PIO)
$237 $365

Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO)

INCLUDES: Door Entry Light; Mirror, Automatic Driver CONTAINED IN: [CS2] Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror w/ HomeLink & Approach Lighting; [CS1] Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting; [FF3] Popular Package #1 (PIO)
$152 $235

Black Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors

Std Std

Mirror, Automatic Driver

CONTAINED IN: [0KO] Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (PIO)
Grp Grp

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

CONTAINED IN: [0H2] Auto Dimming Mirror with Compass and HomeLink (PIO); [0H1] Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass (PIO)
Grp Grp

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Fog Light Kit (PIO)

$226 $348

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 7

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Collision Warning System, EyeSight®

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Dynamic Control

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Cloth

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Gray Cloth

N/C N/C

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Cloth

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Bucket

Std Std

Audio System, Subaru Starlink™ 6.5” AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Multi-Touch Screen

Std Std

Four Speakers

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Wishbone w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P225/60HR17 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheel Locks - Alloy Wheels (PIO)

$52 $81

Wheels, 17" Alloy

CONTAINED IN: [02] Alloy Wheel Package
Pkg Pkg

Wheels, 17" Steel with Wheelcovers

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
36000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
36
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 3.49% Financing availble for varying term lengths : 24, 36, 48, 63 Months - Subaru announces APR rates on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 05-31-2019