For 2-decades the Subaru Forester has set the pace for compact mass market crossovers. Each new model evolved… adding a little more room and power.

For this all-new fifth generation 2019 Subaru Forester, horsepower edges up to 182 from an eager new version of the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder boxer engine. It’s paired with a smooth CVT with simulated shifts.

Naturally all-wheel drive is standard, as is active torque vectoring… enhancing the all-weather capability… without sacrificing a pleasant-to-drive nature. And it’s all under pinned by a new, stiffer global chassis.

"This is a good platform. It’s more refined than I remember the previous Forester being. It’s quieter, it’s smoother over bumps. Overall it just feels like a higher class of vehicle than it is."

A larger exterior means more room inside, where Forester has long been second to none for comfort and cargo… but usually stark and basic. This is where we see the biggest improvements… especially in the upper trims. 

The 2019 Subaru Forester gives faithful fans more of what they want… while staying at the head of its class. Dealers have them now, starting at under $25,000. 


  • Engine: 2.5 liter
  • Horsepower: 182
  • Price: Starting under $25,000