The new 2021 Subaru Forester is announced, and it should arrive next year. According to Subaru, the sixth-generation model will introduce plenty of upgrades, including a more stylish exterior and a richer package of standard equipment.
Also, like the current model, the new one will deploy the same powerful powertrain and more driving engagement. This SUV comes with a 2.5-liter engine that produces 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. The Forester’s key rivals Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4, offer more power, but the Subaru’s smooth ride and relaxed handling could not be matched.
2021 Subaru Forester Updates
The latest 2021 Subaru Forester will introduce some small exterior upgrades. Generally, the new model still features the same grille and the new adaptive LED headlamps. From the latest report, Subaru will also use automatic high beams. The outward vision is excellent, thanks to the large glass behind and thin pillars. Interestingly, the manufacturer used this time modified lower-body cladding to protect against mud, rocks, and salt.
Roof rails come standard on all trims except the base model. Sport trim is also available, and it features a gloss-black exterior trim, orange accents on the black and roof-rail mounts.
The Forester’s cabin is one of the best in the class, with a good driving position and great outward visibility. Generally, the cabin features plenty of upscale materials and the latest technology. Comfort is great, and on the back, even adults should get plenty of legroom and headroom. One can easly put 11 suitcases behind the back seat and a whopping 23 with the back seats folded. Basically, this is more than rivals like CX-5 or the RAV4 could assemble.
In terms of technology, Base, Premium, and Sport models come standard with a 6.5-inch display and Apple CarPlay, Android Auto capability. However, choosing Limited and Touring models, buyers should get a larger 8.0-inch unit with two USB ports. Navigation is also available as the onboard Wi-Fi via a 4G LTE data connection.
2021 Subaru Forester Engine and Transmission Details
The latest 2021 Subaru Forester comes with the same engine as the predecessor. This model uses a 2.5-liter powertrain that can produce 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. The energy is sent to all four wheels through a CVT developed by Subaru.
Depending on trim, the new model in Sport, Limited and Touring variants features CVT manual mode that simulates a 7-speed automatic transmission via shift paddles. According to Subaru, the latest Forester has two driving modes. The first one is Intelligent for a smoother experience, and the second one is Sport for sharper responses. The EPA estimates a combined fuel economy (city and highway) of 29 mpg.
Release Date and Price
The forthcoming 2021 Subaru Forester is one of Subaru’s most popular SUVs that will arrive later this year. This model offers great styling and it provides good interior space.
The Forester enjoys generous amounts of standard equipment for only $24,795. Generally, it stacks up very well against rivals like the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, Ford Escape, and Kia Sportage.