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2 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait For The 2023 Subaru Forester

Subaru of America will announce the 2023 Subaru Forester soon, and there are two reasons you don't want to wait for the model change.


Subaru of America will announce the 2023 Subaru Forester compact SUV soon, and there are two reasons why you shouldn't wait for the new model. The 2022 Subaru Forester received a refresh with exterior styling upgrades, and the 2023 models, in their fifth year of the life cycle, will arrive unchanged.

Subaru Corporation will make few if any, changes to the 2023 Forester compact SUV as they prepare for the 2024 model change that will get a complete remodel.

2023 Subaru Forester, pricing, specs, features

You should order a 2022 Subaru Forester now if you are thinking of buying a new model. The 2023 Forester will likely get a price increase and no upgrades. Subaru will also increase the destination and delivery fees, adding additional costs to the 2023 models.

What is the price of the 2022 Subaru Forester?

The 2022 Forester comes in six trim levels; The base Forester starts at $26,320, Premium ($29,320), Sport ($30,890), Limited ($33,000), new Wilderness ($33,945), and Touring ($36,420). Pricing includes destination and delivery fees ($1,125).

2023 Subaru Forester, pricing, specs, features

The 2023 Forester will continue with the 2.5-liter engine with 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. There will be no engine upgrades, and the fuel mileage will remain the same.

What is the fuel mileage of the 2022 Subaru Forester?

The Forester gets an EPA estimated 26/33 city/highway mpg and 29 combined mpg. The EPA says the Forester Wilderness gets 25/28 city/highway mpg and 26 combined mpg.

Will Forester Wilderness get any upgrades?

The 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness will also carry over without improvements or upgrades. Subaru will make no changes to the rugged Wilderness trim level in its second year.

Fans hoping the Forester Wilderness would get the 2.4-liter turbocharged Boxer engine will have to wait as the 2023 Wilderness with come with the same 2.5-liter naturally aspirated Boxer engine as the standard model again.

Our take

The Subaru Forester Wilderness is already a big success right out of the gate. Subaru of America doesn't need to change the rugged SUV, including giving it a new engine. Subaru will wait until the 2024 model year to update the Wilderness trim with significant upgrades.

When will 2023 Forester models arrive?

Subaru will change from the 2022 models to the 2023 model year soon. Subaru of America will announce the 2023 Forester, a pricing increase this spring, and new models will arrive this fall. If you want a new Forester model, you should order one soon.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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