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6 Hidden Features On The 2023 Subaru Forester You Should Know About

Six 2023 Subaru Forester features are hidden in plain sight, but you may not know about them. Customers will want to know about them before buying the new vehicle. Find them here. 

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Check out the compact SUV's hidden features if you're shopping for a new 2023 Subaru Forester. These are the secret Subaru features that are most commonly missed. Credit for this story goes to Alex Prestigiacomo of Bachman Subaru. Check out his video below. Note: These features are also available on the next-generation 2019 through 2022 Forester models.

Six hidden features on the 2023 Subaru Forester 

1. AVH

Automatic Vehicle Hold (AVH) is a driver-selectable feature designed to help reduce driving fatigue by allowing you to bring the vehicle to a stop and remove your foot from the brake. While sitting at a light, in heavy traffic, or if you are waiting for a train, the feature holds the vehicle in place.

2023 Subaru Forester features, pricing

2. Memory Tailgate

The Forester tailgate will not raise to its maximum height because many owners park in a garage where the gate might rise too high. But you can program the exact height for your specific circumstances. Check out the video below on how to program the Forester tailgate.

3. Panoramic Sunroof function

The panoramic sunroof only opens seventy percent of the way. If you hold the button again, it extends all the way open.

4. Rear camera wash feature

If Forester's rear backup camera lens is dirty, you can easily clean it with the windshield washer function. Push the washer knob all the way forward, and it will also clean the rear camera lens.

2023 Subaru Forester features, pricing

5. Remote start from your iPhone

You can program the Forester climate control from a smartphone, set the windshield defroster and heater fan speed, lock and unlock the car, and turn on the lights. The remote feature requires a subscription to Subaru's Starlink safety and security.  

6. Reverse automatic braking

Upper Forester trim levels come with an automatic reverse braking feature. If you are backing out of a blind spot and can't see a vehicle approaching, the Forester will brake automatically. You will also receive an audible alert before the brake engages. 

What is the price of the 2023 Subaru Forester?

All 2023 Forester trim levels increased by $550 in price, including destination and delivery. 2023 Forester comes in six trim levels; The Base Forester starts at $27,620, Premium ($30,620), Sport ($32,190), Limited ($34,300), Wilderness ($35,245), and Touring ($37,720). Pricing includes dealer fees ($1,225).

Which new Forester trim is best for you? Check out the complete 2023 model guide in the link below.

When will the 2023 Subaru Forester be available in the U.S.? Subaru of America says customers who order the Forester this month will see it arrive in December or early January.

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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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jon smith (not verified)    October 26, 2022 - 8:23PM

How about wireless phone connectivity? You're like 4 years behind other car brands. Subaru should be embarassed.

Sharon (not verified)    October 30, 2022 - 2:30PM

I am interested in purchasing a Forester. I have a question, does the forester show what the road mph are on the display? I have had previous cars which did have the info.