2020 Subaru Forester Base Specs

Subaru Forester

At an MSRP of $24,495, the base-spec Forester is an attractive entry point to the Forester lineup, some of the other standard features it gets as standard include a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a rearview camera, and Subaru’s full suite of EyeSight driver-assist technology, which includes adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure, and sway warning and lane-keep assist. Its infotainment system, which comprises a 6.5-inch touchscreen, AM/FM/CD-compatible stereo, and a four-speaker sound system is rather rudimentary but does come standard with the full complement of the StarLink system; Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Pandora, Aha, HD Radio and SiriusXM satellite radio, and Bluetooth functionality. 

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Select configuration:
Starting Price (MSRP)
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
All-Wheel Drive
Body Type
Seating capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG

Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    2.5L Flat 4 Gas
  • Horsepower
    182 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Torque
    176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
  • Transmission
    Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
  • Drivetrain
    All-Wheel Drive


  • Steering Type
  • Turning Diameter
    35.4 ft


  • Front Wheel Size
    17" x 7"
  • Rear Wheel Size
    17" x 7"


  • Front Suspension
  • Rear Suspension
    Double Wishbone


  • Front Tire
  • Rear Tire
  • Spare Tire

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

  • Combined
    29 MPG
  • City
    26 MPG
  • Highway
    33 MPG

Fuel Tank

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    16.6 gallons
  • Cruising Range City
    431.6 miles
  • Cruising Range Highway
    547.8 miles


  • CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
    6.1 Tons/yr

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    182.1 in
  • Height
    67.5 in
  • Max Width
    71.5 in
  • Front Width
    61.6 in
  • Rear Width
    61.8 in
  • Wheelbase
    105.1 in
  • Ground Clearance
    8.7 in

Interior Space

  • Seating Capacity
    5 seater
  • Front Seat Leg Room
    43.3 in
  • Front Seat Headroom
    41.2 in
  • Front Seat Shoulder Room
    58.2 in
  • Front Seat Hip Room
    54.1 in
  • Rear Seat Leg Room
    39.4 in
  • Rear Seat Headroom
    39.6 in
  • Rear Seat Shoulder Room
    57.2 in
  • Rear Seat Hip Room
    53.6 in

Weight and Towing

  • Curb Weight
    3,449 lbs
  • Maximum Towing Capacity
    1,500 lbs

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery

Features and Options


  • HD Radio
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
    Not Available
  • Premium Sound System
    Not Available
  • Satellite Radio
  • Smart Device Integration
  • WiFi Hotspot
    Not Available
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Entertainment System
    Not Available
  • MP3 Player

Interior Trim

  • Bucket Seats
  • Cloth Seats
    Not Available
  • Leather Seats
    Not Available
  • Leather Steering Wheel
    Not Available
  • Premium Synthetic Seats
    Not Available
  • Vinyl Seats
    Not Available
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim
    Not Available
  • Sun/Moonroof
    Not Available


  • Head-Up Display
    Not Available
  • Navigation System
    Not Available
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Power Liftgate
    Not Available
  • Power Mirror(s)
    Not Available
  • A/C
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
    Not Available
  • Automatic Parking
    Not Available
  • Climate Control
  • Cooled Front Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Cooled Rear Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Cruise Control
    Not Available
  • Hands-Free Liftgate
    Not Available
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Heated Rear Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Heated Steering Wheel
    Not Available
  • Keyless Entry
    Not Available
  • Multi-Zone A/C
    Not Available
  • Power Driver Seat
    Not Available
  • Power Passenger Seat
    Not Available
  • Remote Engine Start
    Not Available
  • Remote Trunk Release
    Not Available
  • Seat Memory
    Not Available
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
    Not Available
  • Seat-Massage
    Not Available
  • Rear A/C
    Not Available
  • Keyless Start
    Not Available
  • Navigation from Telematics
    Not Available
  • Telematics
    Not Available

Additional Packages

Alloy Wheel Package


Black Finish Roof Rails, Wheels: 17" x 7.0J Silver Finish Aluminum Alloy

Int & Ext Auto Dim Mirror w/Approach Lighting


Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass Part number H501SSG203, Passenger's Side Mirror - Bulk, Exterior Mirror Hardware Kit, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Lighting Part number J201SFL301, Driver's Side Mirror - Bulk (PIO)

Int & Ext Auto Dim Mirror w/HL & Approach Lighting


Passenger's Side Mirror - Bulk, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & HomeLink Part number H501SSG304, Exterior Mirror Hardware Kit, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Lighting Part number J201SFL301, Driver's Side Mirror - Bulk (PIO)

Popular Package #1


Rear Bumper Cover Part number E771SSJ000, Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass & HomeLink Part number H501SSG304, All-Weather Floor Liners Part number J501SSJ030, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Lighting Part number J201SFL301, Cargo Tray Part number J501SSJ300 (PIO)


Safety Features

  • Back-Up Camera
  • Cross-Traffic Alert
    Not Available
  • Rear Parking Aid
    Not Available
  • Blind Spot Monitor
    Not Available
  • Lane Departure Warning
    Not Available
  • Lane Keeping Assist
    Not Available
  • ABS
    Not Available
  • Night Vision
    Not Available
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
    Not Available
  • Brake Assist
    Not Available
  • Stability Control
    Not Available
  • Traction Control
    Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating


Warranty Summary

  • Basic
    3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Corrosion
    5 Years / Unlimited Miles
  • Drivetrain
    5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance
    3 Years / 36,000 Miles