The 2023 Subaru Forester

The SUV for all you love.

There's even more to love about the newly updated 2023 Forester.

The new 2023 Subaru Forester is our safest, most versatile Forester ever. It features a stunning headlight and grille design, a comfortable interior with high-quality materials and new premium finishes, the confidence of standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, plus the latest EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology[4] that brings Forester's legendary safety to an even higher level.

Always Looking Out for Your Safety

Standard Eyesight® Driver Assist Technology

EyeSight has been found to reduce rear-end crashes with injuries by up to 85%.[5] Standard on every 2023 Forester, EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you're swaying outside your lane[6]. The Automatic Pre-Collision Braking feature can apply full braking force and bring you to a complete stop in emergency situations. Automatic Emergency Steering can help you avoid a collision by providing automatic steering and pre-collision braking support if it determines there's enough space to intervene.[7]. Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering[8] can take some of the stress out of driving by helping with steering, braking, and throttle control - both in daily traffic and on long road trips.

Standard on: All models

Subaru DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System

The 2023 Forester features a state-of-the-art system to help reduce distracted driving for both new and experienced drivers. Each day in the United States, more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes reported to have involved a distracted driver[9]. Working with our award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, the DriverFocus system is like having an attentive co-pilot along for the ride, available to give a helpful alert if a driver becomes distracted or drowsy. For added convenience, DriverFocus can also recognize up to five different drivers and remember their preferences, including seat position, climate settings, and outside mirror position.

Standard on: Touring

All-Around Awareness Technologies

An entire suite of safety technologies is available on the 2023 Forester to help protect you and your passengers. The Blind-Spot Detection[10] system warns you with a visual indicator in each side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spots. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert[11] helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up, and a standard Rear-Vision Camera enhances visibility when reversing. With available Reverse Automatic Braking, your vehicle can even stop itself to help avoid objects behind you[12].

  • Blind-Spot Detection/Rear Cross-Traffic Alert standard on: Sport, Wilderness, Limited, and Touring
  • Blind-Spot Detection/Rear Cross-Traffic Alert available on: Premium
  • Rear-Vision Camera standard on: All models
  • Reverse Automatic Braking standard on: Wilderness and Touring
  • Reverse Automatic Braking available on: Sport and Limited

SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security

STARLINK Safety and Security system[13] offers an array of connected services to help keep you and your Forester safe, whether in your vehicle, at your computer, or on your smartphone. Advanced Automatic Collision Notification will alert an operator in the event of an accident, and SOS Emergency Assistance can get you roadside help at the push of a button. Remote Engine Start with Climate Control, accessible via your smartphone, ensures your Forester is always ready and comfortable[14]. There are also STARLINK Concierge services for personal assistance with tasks like navigation, restaurant reservations, and scheduling service appointments.

Standard on: Premium, Sport, Wilderness, Limited, and Touring

Endlessly Versatile. Exceptionally Capable.

Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive + 33 MPG**

The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates uniform stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction in virtually any weather or road condition. It delivers better handling, improved efficiency, and a quicker response to road conditions than competitors' optional systems. The durable SUBARU BOXER engine combined with the standard Lineartronic® CVT allows the Forester to get up to a fuel-efficient 33 MPG** highway and over 540 miles of driving range[15].

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard on: All models


A STARLINK Multimedia system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration is standard on the 2023 Forester. Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation allow for a safe and easy connection to your favorite apps and content. Access news, navigation, music, podcasts, and more through available cloud-based STARLINK apps and SiriusXM®. An 8-inch touchscreen is available, as well as a built-in and voice-activated navigation system powered by TomTom®.

Spacious, High-Quality Interior with Impressive Cargo Room

The 2023 Forester offers high-quality, soft-touch materials and contrast stitching inside its stylish, comfortable cabin. There's plenty of room for everyone, too, with up to 111.6 cubic feet of passenger volume. That's more passenger room than the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, or Ford Escape. You get up to 74.2 cubic feet of cargo space in the back, and an extra-wide rear gate opening makes loading and unloading large items easier. An available Power Rear Gate allows opening and closing even when your hands are occupied. You can open, close, and lock the entire vehicle with the touch of a button. The 2023 Forester offers high-quality, soft-touch materials and contrast stitching inside its stylish, comfortable cabin. There's plenty of room for everyone, too, with up to 111.6 cubic feet of passenger volume. That's more passenger room than the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, or Ford Escape.

3,000-Pound Towing Capacity[16]

The 2023 Forester features up to 3,000 pounds of towing capacity and an available accessory Class II hitch receiver, so you can haul all the equipment and gear your next expedition requires.

  • 1,500 lb. towing capacity standard on: Forester, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring
  • 3,000 lb. towing capacity standard on: Wilderness

Forester Sport


The Forester Sport showcases daring design elements on its sleek exterior and sophisticated cabin upgrades inside. It rides on uniquely finished 18-inch wheels, features LED fog lights, and comes with roof rack tie-down points for added versatility and functional style. With Sport-specific tuning for SI-DRIVE and dual-function X-MODE®, the Forester Sport is ready for anything.

Engineering You Can Count On 

Built for the Long Road Ahead

The Forester will be with you on all the journeys ahead - 97% of Forester vehicles sold in the last ten years are still on the road today[17] - more than Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Jeep Cherokee, or Hyundai Santa Fe. Its long-lasting quality is one reason why the Forester has the highest residual value in its class for six years running, according to ALG[18], and has the best resale value[19] and the lowest 5-year cost to own in its class, for two years running, according to Kelley Blue Book [20].

Power Panoramic Moonroof

Giving the interior an even more expansive atmosphere, an available power sliding panoramic moonroof lets you feel the breeze, brighten the day, and check out the stars.

Standard on: Premium, Sport, Wilderness, Limited, and Touring