2021 Subaru Forester Base Specs

Subaru Forester

The base variant of the Subaru Forester may seem a little under-equipped with its lowly audio setup and lack of power adjustment for the driver’s seat, but it does still feature adaptive LED headlights, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, forward collision detection with automatic emergency braking, and keyless entry. Steel wheels with plastic wheel covers are standard here but can be upgraded to alloys. Fabric upholstery finishes the interior while roof rails can be added for more versatility.

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Overview
Select configuration:
$24,795
Starting Price (MSRP)
Engine
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Body Type
SUV
Seating capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
TBC
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

  • Steering Type
    Rack-Pinion
  • Turning Diameter
    35.4 ft

Wheels

  • Wheels Type
    Steel Wheels
  • Front Wheel Size
    17" x 7"
  • Rear Wheel Size
    17" x 7"

Suspension

  • Front Suspension
    Strut
  • Rear Suspension
    Double Wishbone

Tires

  • Front Tire
    P225/60HR17
  • Rear Tire
    P225/60HR17
  • Spare Tire
    Compact

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

Emissions

  • 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

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

  • Head-Up Display
    Not Available
  • Navigation System
    Not Available
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
    Standard
  • Power Liftgate
    Not Available
  • Power Mirror(s)
    Standard
  • A/C
    Standard
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
    Standard
  • Automatic Parking
    Not Available
  • Climate Control
    Standard
  • Cooled Front Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Cooled Rear Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Cruise Control
    Standard
  • Hands-Free Liftgate
    Not Available
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Heated Rear Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Heated Steering Wheel
    Not Available
  • Keyless Entry
    Standard
  • 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 & Roof rails

$600

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

Int & Ext Auto Dim Mirror w/Approach Lighting

$480

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 J205SFL401, Driver's Side Mirror - Bulk, (PIO)

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

$600

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 J205SFL401, Driver's Side Mirror - Bulk, (PIO)

Popular Package #1

$1,012

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 J205SFL401, Cargo Tray, Part number J501SSJ300 (PIO)

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

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

Airbags

  • Driver Air Bag
    Standard
  • Front Head Air Bag
    Standard
  • Front Side Air Bag
    Standard
  • Knee Air Bag
    Standard
  • Passenger Air Bag
    Standard
  • Rear Head Air Bag
    Standard
  • Rear Side Air Bag
    Not Available
  • Seatbelt Air Bag
    Not Available

Warranty

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