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2021 Subaru Forester
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Overview

Engine
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 23 MPG
Hwy: 32 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
203 hp @ 6600 rpm
187 hp @ 4700 rpm
Torque
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
221 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,449 lbs
3,370 lbs
3,574 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
1,500 lbs
1,500 lbs
3,500 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
30 MPG
26 MPG
City
26 MPG
27 MPG
23 MPG
Highway
33 MPG
35 MPG
32 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 Tons/yr
5.9 Tons/yr
6.8 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
14.5 gallons
14.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
431.6 miles
391.5 miles
326.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
547.8 miles
507.5 miles
454.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
182.1 in
180.9 in
174.2 in
Height
67.5 in
67 in
65.3 in
Max Width
71.5 in
73 in
73.3 in
Front Width
61.6 in
63 in
63 in
Rear Width
61.8 in
63.7 in
64 in
Wheelbase
105.1 in
105.9 in
106.4 in
Ground Clearance
8.7 in
8.4 in
8.3 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43.3 in
41 in
40.9 in
Front Seat Headroom
41.2 in
39.5 in
39 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.2 in
57.8 in
56.7 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.1 in
54.3 in
54.7 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39.4 in
37.8 in
36.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.6 in
39.5 in
39.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57.2 in
56.4 in
56.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
53.6 in
47.7 in
54.6 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
76.1 ft³
69.8 ft³
47.2 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
31.1 ft³
37.6 ft³
20.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
31.1 ft³
37.6 ft³
20.7 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
35.4 ft
36.1 ft
37.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Steel Wheels
Steel Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
17" x 7"
17" x 7"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7"
17" x 7"
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/60HR17
P225/65HR17
P235/55HR18
Rear Tire
P225/60HR17
P225/65HR17
P235/55HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Blue Flame
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Ruby Flare Pearl
  • Silver Sky Metallic
  • Super White
  • Black Stone
  • Crystal White Metallic
  • Denim Blue Metallic
  • Fusion Red Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Onyx Black Metallic
  • Thunder Grey Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Nutmeg, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Blonde, Leather Seating Surfaces w/Blonde Interior
  • Charcoal, Leather Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Not Available
Optional

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Seat Memory
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Start
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles