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2018 Subaru Forester Trims & Specs

$22,795 - $36,090
Price Range (MSRP)
Subaru Forester

For a car that’s supposed to be a rugged multi-purpose vehicle, Subaru has gone to great lengths to give buyers a wide range of options in terms of trim levels, and if you so choose the gritty Forester can be transformed into a decent luxury compact crossover. The base model comes standard with all-wheel drive and enough safety features to make it class-competitive, but the step up to the Premium model makes it one of the best value for money options in its class. The 2.0XT models are pricier, but the powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter will make you forget about the extra cost. The Touring trim Forester, whether in 2.5i or 2.0XT spec, adds just enough luxury to make it feel like a premium car instead of a rough and ready adventure car.

2018 Subaru Forester models and configurations

7 models / 10 configurations
2.5i
$22,795
Starting Price (MSRP)
  • Engine:
    2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Manual
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    2.5i Manual
    2.5i CVT
Key Features
  • Subaru’s legendary symmetrical all-wheel drive system
  • 6-speed manual transmission or CVT auto
  • Comfortable 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way adjustable front-passenger’s seat.
  • Subaru Starlink 6.2-inch multimedia infotainment system with high-resolution LCD touchscreen display
  • Rear-vision camera
2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Full Specs
2.5i Premium
$25,695
Starting Price (MSRP)
  • Engine:
    2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    6-Speed Manual
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    2.5i Premium Manual
    2.5i Premium CVT
Key Features
  • Includes 2.5i key features and adds:
  • 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Body-color side mirrors
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • 7.0-inch multimedia infotainment system
2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium Full Specs
2.5i Premium Black Edition
$27,345
Starting Price (MSRP)
  • Engine:
    2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    2.5i Premium Black Edition CVT
    2.5i Premium Black Edition with EyeSight CVT
Key Features
  • Includes 2.5i Premium features and adds:
  • 18-inch wheels
  • CVT manual-mode paddle shifters
  • Hill descent control
  • LED headlights
  • Silver interior stitching
2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium Black Edition Full Specs
2.5i Limited
$29,395
Starting Price (MSRP)
  • Engine:
    2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    2.5i Limited CVT
Key Features
  • Includes 2.5i Premium key features and adds:
  • Power rear gate with automatic close and height memory
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle
  • Blind-spot detection with lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Analog gauges with color LCD display and electroluminescent lighting
2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited Full Specs
2.0XT Premium
$29,495
Starting Price (MSRP)
  • Engine:
    2.0-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    2.0XT Premium CVT
Key Features
  • 250-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • CVT auto with X-Mode featuring hill descent control
  • Manual-mode paddle shifters
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • 18-inch wheels
2018 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium Full Specs
2.5i Touring
$33,090
Starting Price (MSRP)
  • Engine:
    2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    2.5i Touring CVT
Key Features
  • Includes 2.5i Limited key features and adds:
  • LED steering responsive headlights with high beam assist
  • Chrome accents on lower door cladding
  • Keyless access with push-button start and pin-code vehicle access
  • Harman Kardon premium audio system with 8 speakers
  • Reverse automatic braking
2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring Full Specs
2.0XT Touring
$36,090
Starting Price (MSRP)
  • Engine:
    2.0-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    2.0XT Touring CVT
Key Features
  • Includes 2.0XT Premium key features and adds:
  • LED steering responsive headlights with high beam assist
  • Keyless access and push-button start
  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Top of the range 7.0-inch multimedia navigation system
  • Harman Kardon premium audio system with eight speakers
2018 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring Full Specs

Additional Packages

50th Anniversary Edition
silver front and rear outer seatbelt material, Satin Chrome Foldable Exterior Mirrors, integrated turn signals, 50th Logo on Front Seats, Wheels: 18" Dark Gray w/Machine Finish Alloy, Carpeted Floor Mats w/50th Logo & Silver Stitching, Black Side Cladding, Velour Chrome Frame & Wing Front Grille, 50th Badge on Vehicle Sides, Velour Chrome Badges, velour chrome rear Subaru badge, velour chrome rear Forester badge, velour chrome rear grade level badge and velour chrome rear symmetrical AWD badge
Kicker Audio Upgrade Package
Kicker Tweeter Kit Part number H631SFJ101, Kicker Speaker Upgrade Part number H631SSG000 (PIO)
Int & Ext Auto Dimming Mirror w/Approach Lighting
Exterior Mirror Hardware Kit Part number SOA635113, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Lighting Part number J201SSG301, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass Part number H501SSG203, Passenger's Side Mirror, Driver's Side Mirror Part number J205SSG100 (PIO)
All-Weather Package
Heated Front Seats, Windshield Wiper De-Icer, Heated Exterior Mirrors
Int & Ext Auto Dim Mirror w/Approach Light & BSD
Exterior Mirror Hardware Kit Part number SOA635113, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass Part number H501SSG203, Passenger's Side Mirror, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light Part number J201SSG601, Blind Spot Detection, Driver's Side Mirror Part number J205SSG100 (PIO)
Int/Ext Auto Dim Mirror w/HomeLink/Approach Light
Exterior Mirror Hardware Kit Part number SOA635113, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Lighting Part number J201SSG301, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & HomeLink Part number H501SSG303, Passenger's Side Mirror, Driver's Side Mirror Part number J205SSG100 (PIO)
Alloy Wheel Package
driver's and front passenger window w/automatic up & down functionality and anti-pinch protection and illuminated driver's power window master switch, Black Finish Roof Rails, Wheels: 17" x 7.0J Black Machine Finish Alloy Aluminum
Protection Package #1
Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350, All-Weather Floor Mats Part number J501SSG200, Splash Guards Part number J1010SG300, Cargo Cover - Manual Rear Gate Part number 65550SG002VH, Not for use w/installed Compartment Cover, May be used separately, Rear Seatback Protector Part number J501SSG400 (PIO)
Protection Package #2
Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350, All-Weather Floor Mats Part number J501SSG200, Splash Guards Part number J1010SG300, Cargo Cover - Power Rear Gate Part number 65550SG012VH, Not for use w/installed Compartment Cover, May be used separately, Rear Seatback Protector Part number J501SSG400 (PIO)
Int/Ext Auto Dim Mirror w/HomeLink/Approach Lt/BSD
Exterior Mirror Hardware Kit Part number SOA635113, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & HomeLink Part number H501SSG303, Passenger's Side Mirror, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light Part number J201SSG601, Blind Spot Detection, Driver's Side Mirror Part number J205SSG100 (PIO)
Protection Package #3
Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350, Cargo Tray Part number J501SSG000, All-Weather Floor Mats Part number J501SSG200, Aero Crossbar Set Part number E361SSG000, Splash Guards Part number J1010SG300, Rear Seatback Protector Part number J501SSG400 (PIO)
Popular Package #2A
Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Lighting Part number J201SSG301, Rear Seat Back Cargo Net Part number F551SSG021, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & HomeLink Part number H501SSG303 (PIO)
Popular Package #3A
Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Lighting Part number J201SSG301, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & HomeLink Part number H501SSG303, Map & Dome Light LED Upgrade (PIO)
Popular Package #2
Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350, Rear Seat Back Cargo Net Part number F551SSG021, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & HomeLink Part number H501SSG303, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light Part number J201SSG601, Blind Spot Detection (PIO)
Protection Package #2A
Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350, Cargo Tray Part number J501SSG000, Map & Dome Light LED Upgrade, Aero Crossbar Set Part number E361SSG000, Splash Guards Part number J1010SG300, Cargo Cover - Power Rear Gate Part number 65550SG012VH, Not for use w/installed Compartment Cover, May be used separately (PIO)
Protection Package #1A
Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350, Cargo Tray Part number J501SSG000, Map & Dome Light LED Upgrade, Aero Crossbar Set Part number E361SSG000, Splash Guards Part number J1010SG300, Cargo Cover - Manual Rear Gate Part number 65550SG002VH, Not for use w/installed Compartment Cover, May be used separately (PIO)
Protection Package #3A
Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350, Cargo Tray Part number J501SSG000, All-Weather Floor Mats Part number J501SSG200, Map & Dome Light LED Upgrade, Splash Guards Part number J1010SG300 (PIO)
Popular Package #3B
Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSG350, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & HomeLink Part number H501SSG303, Map & Dome Light LED Upgrade, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light Part number J201SSG601, Blind Spot Detection (PIO)
Navigation System & Audio w/harman kardon
Radio: Subaru Starlink 7.0" Multimedia Nav System, AM/FM stereo HD radio w/single-disc CD player and navigation system, map: SD card, MP3/WMA/CRR/RW file capability, multi touch gesture high resolution display, 7.0" LCD screen, voice activated controls and navigation, Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free text messaging connectivity, iPod control capability, rear-vision camera, SMS text messaging capability, SiriusXM All Access radio (subscription required), SiriusXM Traffic Link (subscription required), SiriusXM Travel Link (subscription required), smartphone integration: refer to subaru.com for app availability, dual USB ports, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack, body color roof mounted audio, satellite and connected services antenna and Subaru Starlink connected services, harman/kardon 440W Amp & Speaker System, 8 speakers, Navigation System, multi touch gesture high resolution display screen, SD card map and voice activated controls
All-Weather Pkg & EyeSight & Blind Spot Detection
Heated Front Seats, Windshield Wiper De-Icer, Heated Exterior Mirrors, High Grade Instrument Cluster w/Color LCD Display, EyeSight System, adaptive cruise control, low speed pre-collision braking control, pre-collision following distance warning, lane keep assist and lane departure prevention, Blind Spot Detection w/Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Steering Responsive Fog Lights (SRF)
All-Weather Pkg & EyeSight & BSD & Power Rear Gate
Heated Front Seats, Power Rear Gate, Windshield Wiper De-Icer, Heated Exterior Mirrors, High Grade Instrument Cluster w/Color LCD Display, EyeSight System, adaptive cruise control, low speed pre-collision braking control, pre-collision following distance warning, lane keep assist and lane departure prevention, Blind Spot Detection w/Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Steering Responsive Fog Lights (SRF)
Navigation Sys & Audio w/harman kardon & EyeSight
High Grade Instrument Cluster w/Color LCD Display, Radio: Subaru Starlink 7.0" Multimedia Nav System, AM/FM stereo HD radio w/single-disc CD player and navigation system, map: SD card, MP3/WMA/CRR/RW file capability, multi touch gesture high resolution display, 7.0" LCD screen, voice activated controls and navigation, Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free text messaging connectivity, iPod control capability, rear-vision camera, SMS text messaging capability, SiriusXM All Access radio (subscription required), SiriusXM Traffic Link (subscription required), SiriusXM Travel Link (subscription required), smartphone integration: refer to subaru.com for app availability, dual USB ports, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack, body color roof mounted audio, satellite and connected services antenna and Subaru Starlink connected services, harman/kardon 440W Amp & Speaker System, 8 speakers, Navigation System, multi touch gesture high resolution display screen, SD card map and voice activated controls, EyeSight System, adaptive cruise control, low speed pre-collision braking control, pre-collision following distance warning, lane keep assist and lane departure prevention, High Beam Assist (HBA), Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH), Reverse Automatic Braking System (RAB), LED Low & High Beam Headlights, automatic LED low and high beam height adjustment control
Black Edition
cargo area tray, silver metallic center dash panel trim w/black gloss finish, Crystal Black Silica badging and foldable exterior mirrors, chrome inner door handles, single outlet tailpipe w/stainless tip and welcome lighting, Heated Front Seats, Auto-On/Off Headlights, Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH), Paddle-Shift Control Switches, Leather Steering Wheel & Shifter, silver stitching, Fog Lights w/Black Accent Trim, Windshield Wiper De-Icer, Heated Exterior Mirrors, LED Low & High Beam Headlights, automatic LED low and high beam height adjustment control
Black Edition w/EyeSight
cargo area tray, silver metallic center dash panel trim w/black gloss finish, Crystal Black Silica badging and foldable exterior mirrors, chrome inner door handles, single outlet tailpipe w/stainless tip and welcome lighting, Heated Front Seats, Auto-On/Off Headlights, Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH), Paddle-Shift Control Switches, Leather Steering Wheel & Shifter, silver stitching, Fog Lights w/Black Accent Trim, Windshield Wiper De-Icer, Heated Exterior Mirrors, EyeSight System, adaptive cruise control, low speed pre-collision braking control, pre-collision following distance warning, lane keep assist and lane departure prevention, Blind Spot Detection w/Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Steering Responsive Fog Lights (SRF), LED Low & High Beam Headlights, automatic LED low and high beam height adjustment control

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