When will customers be able to order the 2024 Subaru Forester? The Forester compact SUV is arriving this Fall and is available now to build to your specifications. Subaru of America now has a new online design tool for customers to see which 2024 Forester trim is best for them.
What's new for 2024? The 2024 Forester is a carry-over model. Subaru chose to wait one more year before giving the Forester a complete remodel. That's good if you need a Forester now because any problems and recalls for the compact SUV have already been addressed. The 2024 Forester should be reliable and not have any issues for customers.
Which of the six trim levels is the best for you?
The Forester comes in six trim levels: The Base Forester starts at $28,190, Premium ($31,390), Sport ($32,960), Limited ($35,070), Wilderness ($36,015), and Touring ($38,490). Pricing includes destination and dealer fees ($1,295).
How much did the 2024 Subaru Forester increase in price?
All 2024 Forester trim levels increased by $770 in price, including destination and delivery.
Forester engine and powertrain
All 2024 Forester trims come standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine with 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. The Forester compact SUV comes with Subaru's Symmetrical all-wheel-drive, X-Mode with hill-descent control, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, and the next-generation EyeSight driver-assist safety technology.
The EyeSight driver assist technology is upgraded on the Premium trim with the option package and all higher trim levels. The next-generation EyeSight includes automatic emergency steering. Subaru says the feature works with pre-collision braking to assist with steering control to help avoid a collision at speeds less than 50 mph.
Forester also gets the highest Top Safety Pick+ crash scores from the IIHS.
2024 Subaru Forester trim levels
The 2024 Forester Base trim features a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, hands-free phone and audio streaming connectivity, SiriusXM, and a CD player. The base also has dual USB ports in the front center console, a multi-function display, remote keyless entry, and a combination meter with color LCD.
The Premium has enhanced roof rails and added tie-down points for improved versatility. The Premium trim has steering responsive LED headlights, keyless access with push-button start, fog lights, heated seats and mirrors, a leather steering wheel, and a windshield wiper de-icer.
Premium also comes with a 10-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels in black with machine finish, roof rails, dark tint privacy glass, and a panoramic power moonroof.
The Forester Sport adds exterior and interior treatments. Outside, it gets black-finish 18-inch wheels, a black rear roof spoiler, and orange accents. Inside, the Sport features a dark gray material with orange stitching and accents. The Sport also features dual-function X-Mode for increased capability off-road and in extreme weather conditions.
The Sport also has blind-spot detection, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert.
The Limited trim adds leather seats and steering wheel, a power rear tailgate with auto close and height memory, dual USB ports, and voice-activated climate control. Outside, it comes with 18-inch black aluminum alloy wheels, exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, and chrome accent trim for the fog lights. The Limited has a 7-speed manual mode for the Lineartronic CVT automatic transmission.
Outside, the Limited comes with machine-finished black 18-inch wheels, chrome door handles, folding mirrors with integrated turn signals, and LED fog lights with chrome trim. It also features silver metallic finish mounts on the roof rails and a silver finish on the front, rear, side valences, and chrome badges.
Forester Wilderness is designed for customers who want to get further off the grid. It offers 9.2 inches of ground clearance, longer coil springs and shock absorbers, Yokohama Geolander all-terrain tires, a full-size spare tire, more prominent wheel cladding, and ladder-type roof rails that can support up to 800 lb. for using a rooftop tent. The Wilderness trim has water-resistant StarTex seating surfaces, all-weather mats, and a cargo tray for carrying outdoor gear.
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The top-of-the-line Touring trim offers a gesture climate control capability, allowing the driver to raise and lower the automatic climate control system's temperature through hand gestures. 2024 Touring trims add gloss black trim on the B- and C-pillars for a Premium appearance.
Forester Touring features black or saddle brown leather upholstery, a 10-way power driver's seat with 2-position memory, an 8-way power front passenger seat, and heated rear seats. The cargo area has LED lights in the tailgate and dome lights with an off-delay.
How much will the 2024 Subaru Forester tow?
All 2024 Forester trims offer 1,500 towing capacity and feature standard trailer stability assist. Forester Wilderness has up to 3,000 lb. towing capacity, allowing active customers to pull a small boat or camper.
What sets the Forester apart from other compact SUVs?
The Forester is designed for families with active lifestyles. The compact SUV comes standard with Subaru's Symmetrical all-wheel-drive, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, and X-Mode and dual-function X-Mode for improved off-pavement, mud, sand, snow, and dirt road capability.
What is the 2024 Forester fuel mileage?
The EPA recently rated the 2024 Subaru Forester compact SUV, which is the same for the 2023 model year. Forester gets an EPA-estimated 29 combined mpg and 26/33 city/highway mpg. The EPA says the new Forester Wilderness trim level gets an estimated 25/28 city/highway mpg and 26 combined mpg.
When will the 2024 Forester be available for U.S. customers?
The 2024 Subaru Forester is available now for compact SUV shoppers to order. The new online tool allows customers to build the Forester with the features, upgrades, and trim levels and see pricing before they visit a Subaru retailer. Subaru of America says all 2024 Subaru Forester compact SUV trim levels will begin arriving in U.S. retailer showrooms this Fall.
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