The 2018 Subaru Forester
The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates uniform stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction. It makes for improved handling, efficiency, and a quicker response to road conditions.
The durable SUBARU BOXER® engine combined with the available Lineartronic® CVT allows the Forester to get up to a fuel-efficient 32 MPG highway.
Built to Last
The Forester is designed for all the miles to come, with 98% of Forester models sold in the last 10 years still on the road today.
With features like 17- and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, X-MODE™ with Hill Descent Control, and 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the Forester can help you cover nearly any road your heart sets out on.
SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia
STARLINK Multimedia connects you to music, news, navigation, podcasts, weather, and more. Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation allow for safe and easy access to your favorite content through Pandora, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Aha, and a host of new and fun STARLINK apps.
Power Rear Gate
Open and close the rear lift gate at the push of a button on your key fob, by controls on the dashboard or on the gate itself. You can also adjust the gate’s opening height when overhead space is limited.
Heated Steering Wheel and Memory Seating
Keep warm when the temperature gets cool with an available heated steering wheel. The available 10-way adjustable power driver’s seat also features an available two-position memory function, providing optimal comfort at the touch of a button.
The Forester features an available premium audio system with 8 speakers and a 440-watt-equivalent amplifier from Harman Kardon, a 7-inch high-resolution touch screen, and SiriusXM® All-Access Radio.
LED Steering Responsive Headlights and High Beam Assist
Get a clearer look around every bend with available LED Steering Responsive Headlights, which actively track in the direction of a turn to enhance visibility.
Available High Beam Assist works in conjunction with EyeSight® to automatically switch the headlights between the high and low settings when an oncoming vehicle is detected, enhancing safety for both you and other drivers on the road.
SUBARU BOXER® Engine
The horizontal layout of the SUBARU BOXER® engine allows for a low center of gravity for improved response. It also sits low in the frame, helping it to drive under the chassis in a front-end collision and protect the passenger area.
EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you’re swaying outside your lane. The Pre-collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force in emergency situations. Another way Subaru designs vehicles with your safety in mind.
Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Using radar sensors, the Blind-Spot Detection system warns you with a visual indicator in each side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spots. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up, utilizing an audible warning and flashing visual indicator in your side mirrors and rear-vision camera display.
Rear-Vision Camera and Reverse Automatic Braking
A standard Rear-Vision Camera enhances rear visability when backing up. Its display includes guidelines to help you see the vehicle’s path and judge distance to other objects. And with available Reverse Automatic Braking, your vehicle can even stop itself to avoid objects behind while in reverse.