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Next-Gen 2025 Subaru Forester Is Leaked With Images, Engine Details, And Interior Upgrades Before LA Reveal

Subaru of America won’t be happy, but images of the next-generation 2025 Forester have been leaked. Here are some of the remodeled details. Check out the Forester leak here.


I originally wrote that the iconic legendary SUV to be revealed in LA would be the new 2025 Outback, but it turns out it will be the all-new sixth-generation 2025 Subaru Forester. It will be uncovered on November 16 at the Los Angeles Auto Show press day, but it’s been leaked before the reveal. 

Imgur leaked the images of the new 2025 Forester with its exterior and interior upgrades. Here is what I know. 

What hasn’t changed

2025 Subaru Forester leaked

The new Forester has large greenhouse windows for excellent driver outward visibility, 19-inch wheels on what looks to be the Sport trim level, Symmetrical all-wheel-drive, and plenty of black body cladding. The Forester Sport looks to stay with 8.7 inches of ground clearance. 

What’s new 

2025 Subaru Forester grille

On the outside, the new 2025 Forester has new exterior upgrades with a new wheel design, new headlights and grille, and new rear taillights. The Forester doesn’t appear to have grown much in size. So, it likely has the same footprint. 

2025 Subaru Forester interior

Inside is a new 11.6-inch infotainment touchscreen from the new Subaru Outback, Crosstrek, and Impreza, as well as similar steering wheel, seat, and console controls. 

2025 Subaru Forester engine

Under the hood, the leaked images appear to show the same 2.5-liter non-turbo, Boxer engine in the current fifth-generation Forester compact SUV. I’m guessing Subaru increased horsepower and torque slightly in the new sixth-generation Forester.  

The 2025 Forester will surely get safety upgrades with the new Subaru EyeSight safety technology.

There have been reports of a new Forester hybrid trim level, but this has yet to be confirmed by Subaru Corporation. 

2025 Subaru Forester rear

I expect Subaru Corporation will upgrade the new Forester with improved suspension and ride quality over the outgoing 2024 model. 

The official newly redesigned 2025 Subaru Forester will be on November 16 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. I will cover the details when they are announced. Stay tuned. 

Thanks for reading, everyone. I hope you enjoyed this Subaru Forester story. See you tomorrow for my latest Subaru Report.

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Hawk (not verified)    November 14, 2023 - 2:16PM

I really dislike the new infotainment screen. I preferred the model in the Forester as opposed to the one in the Outback . Too much touch screen.

Dino Leblanc (not verified)    November 15, 2023 - 7:05AM

No Turbo so not buying. I thought they said they could not afford screwing that up, well i think they did if there is no TURBO. My own opinion.