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2019 Subaru Forester


2018 Subaru Forester

2.5L F-4


2.5L I-4
33 mpg (Highway)

Fuel Economy

32 mpg (Highway)
182 HP


170 HP
76.1 cu ft

Max Cargo Volume

74.1 cu ft

Differences Between 2019 Subaru Forester & 2018 Subaru Forester

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Both the 2019 Subaru Forester and the 2018 Subaru Forester deliver a roomy, rugged ride for the whole family. These sporty all-wheel-drive crossovers have what it takes to bridge the gap between your weekly commute and occasional off-road adventure. However, you should note that the 2019 Forester is hitting the streets after a major redesign, bringing extra passenger space, additional driver safety aids, and five trim models from which to choose.

Passenger Space and Comfort

  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Optional Saddle Brown Leather Upholstery
  • 76.1 Cubic Feet of Max Cargo Space

Both the 2019 and 2018 Subaru Forester offer generous passenger space for up to five passengers. These crossovers also supply substantial luxury, with features like soft leather upholstery. The panoramic sunroof really brightens the cabin, making it feel even bigger than it actually is. In the brand new 2019 Forester, you can flip down the rear seats to create 76.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. That’s more than enough room for your trips to Costco or IKEA.

2019 Subaru Forester Interior

2019 Forester Interior

High-Tech Safety

  • Standard Subaru EyeSight Safety Systems
  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Pre-Collision Management

Both the 2018 and 2019 Foresters come standard with Subaru’s EyeSight safety system bundle. The 2018 version of this package helps you stay vigilant with standard forward collision warning with automatic braking and lane departure warning and intervention technology. Both models also come standard with adaptive cruise control, which adjusts your speed according to traffic flow. In the 2019 Forester, you’ll find an additional pre-collision management system, which senses and oncoming crash and reduces engine power to give you more time to respond and apply the brakes.

2018 Subaru Forester Interior

2018 Forester Interior

Power and Performance

  • Standard All-Wheel Drive
  • 182-Horsepower 2.5-Liter Flat-Four
  • 250-Horsepower Turbocharged 2.0-Liter Four-Cylinder Engine

Like their Subaru brethren, both of these Foresters come standard with all-wheel drive. This performance technology helps you maintain your footing on slick pavement or light trails, making the Forester a good pick for drivers who weather icy winters. The 2019 Forester comes standard with a 2.5-liter flat-four engine that makes 182 horsepower, up 12 horsepower from the 2018 version of this engine. However, if you’re looking for the all-out power of the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, the 2018 Forester generates 250 horses to outperform most class competitors.

Before you make a final decision about which Subaru Forester best meets your needs, stop by Proctor Subaru and test-drive each crossover. Our staff will give you an up-close-and-personal look at these savvy modern crossovers!

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.