2023 Subaru Forester Exterior and Dimensions

Subaru Forester Exterior Design Rating

2023 Forester Exterior

The exterior of the new Subaru Forester is pretty generic, with nothing especially unique compared to other vehicles in this segment. Still, it's not ugly either, and it certainly looks a bit more aggressive this year with its new LED headlights on either side of a redesigned new grille. 17-inch steel wheels are standard on the base trim while alloys measuring up to 18-inches are standard on higher trims, but you have to step up from the base model to get things like roof rails, LED fog lights, a roof spoiler, body-color mirrors, and a panoramic sunroof. The Sport model gets a unique grille and orange accents. The off-road focused new Wilderness boasts significantly more ground clearance, matte-black 17-inch alloy wheels fitted with special Yokohama Geolander all-terrain tires, extensive black lower-body cladding, and anodized-copper exterior accents.

2023 Forester Exterior Photos

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2023 Subaru Forester Front View
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The Subaru Forester features dimensions of 182.1 inches for its length and 71.5 inches for its width. Height is 68.1 inches with roof rails (but 68.9 inches for the Sport), while the wheelbase measures 105.1 inches (but 104.9 inches for the Wilderness). Since this is a Subaru with a little more off-road ability than most competitors, ground clearance is pretty good at 8.7 inches for all trims but the Wilderness, which boasts an even better 9.2 inches. Curb weight varies depending on the trim but starts at 3,454 pounds for the base car and goes up to 3,620 lbs for the Wilderness.

2023 Subaru Forester Exterior Dimensions:

Subaru Forester TrimsBasePremiumSportLimitedWildernessTouring
Max Width71.5 in.71.5 in.71.5 in.71.5 in.72.2 in.71.5 in.
Length182.7 in.182.7 in.182.7 in.182.7 in.182.7 in.182.7 in.
Height67.5 in.68.1 in.68.1 in.68.1 in.68.9 in.68.1 in.
Wheelbase105.1 in.105.1 in.105.1 in.105.1 in.104.9 in.105.1 in.

2023 Subaru Forester Weight Information:

Subaru Forester TrimsCurb Weight
Base3,454 lbs.
Premium3,528 lbs.
Sport3,538 lbs.
Limited3,552 lbs.
Wilderness3,620 lbs.
Touring3,594 lbs.

2023 Subaru Forester Tires:

Front TireP225/60HR17
Rear TireP225/60HR17
Spare TireCompact

2023 Subaru Forester Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size17" x 7"

Exterior Colors

The base Forester gets a choice of four no-cost colors. These are Crystal White Pearl, Cascade Green Silica, Horizon Blue Pearl, and Magnetite Gray Metallic. Ice Silver Metallic and Crystal Black Silica are available on the Premium, Limited, and Touring, which also get Autumn Green and Brilliant Bronze, Crimson Red Pearl. Elsewhere in the range, the Sport model gets a limited palette of Crystal Black, Crystal White, Ice Silver, Magnetite Gray, and Sapphire Blue. The Wilderness mostly mirrors the Sport's choices but adds Autumn Green and replaces Sapphire Blue with Geyser Blue - a shade exclusively available on this trim. Our picks are the two blue shades, but that Crimson Red is also very attractive.

  • Cascade Green Silica
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Autumn Green Metallic
  • Brilliant Bronze Metallic
  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Sapphire Blue Pearl
  • Geyser Blue
  • Cadcade Green Silica
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