2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Subaru Forester
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What’s new

  • Completely redesigned for 2019
  • More powerful 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Subaru's EyeSight safety system is standard
  • Increased passenger and cargo space
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged engine has been discontinued
  • The first year of the fifth Forester generation introduced for 2019


  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • A full complement of driver assist features are standard
  • Enhanced off-road capability, thanks to better-than-average ground clearance
  • Generous cargo capacity


  • Engine is underpowered
  • Many settings are buried within different menu screens
  • Modest tow rating limits maximum utility
  • Handling isn't as responsive as on some other crossovers
Subaru Forester years

Which Forester does Edmunds recommend?

While the base Forester is well-equipped and affordably priced, it doesn't have features that Subaru owners might expect from such a capable small crossover. As such, we think the Sport model is the sweet spot in terms of value for the money. It comes standard with the All-Weather package, which will undoubtedly come in handy during the winter, and additional drive modes that slightly enhance the Forester's capabilities. It is also the least expensive trim available with a blind-spot monitor.

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Overall rating

Thanks to its high stance, standard all-wheel drive and available turbocharged power, the Forester has long been a hit with buyers who live in snowy climes or drive off the beaten path. Now Subaru fans who enjoyed the previous model, as well as just about any other consumer shopping for a small crossover SUV, will find even more to love with the redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester.

The Forester has grown marginally since last year, giving its already inviting cabin an even greater sense of space. Subaru also reworked the dashboard, giving it a new touchscreen infotainment interface and, for the first time in a Forester, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Mostly, though, owners of the previous model will find this Forester eminently familiar. The interior design is evolutionary, not revolutionary.

Safety has long been a Subaru staple, and that association is further solidified for 2019. The EyeSight suite of driving aids — which includes lane departure warning and forward collision warning — is standard on every trim, and features such as blind-spot monitoring and automatic reverse braking are available on most versions. The DriverFocus system debuts on the Touring trim; it incorporates a head-tracking feature and sounds an alert if it senses the driver isn't paying attention to the road. It also uses facial recognition software to store memory settings for up to five drivers. Simply sit down and the seat and exterior mirrors automatically adjust to your liking.

Of course, there are some other top models to consider as well, including the roomy Honda CR-V, the sporty Mazda CX-5 and the redesigned Toyota RAV4. But considering its expanded availability of advanced safety systems and tech features, along with its roomier interior and improved all-wheel-drive system, the 2019 Subaru Forester should be an ideal choice for anyone looking at small crossover SUVs.

2019 Subaru Forester configurations

The 2019 Subaru Forester is a five-passenger compact crossover sold in five trims: base, Premium, Sport, Limited and Touring. Each trim is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (182 horsepower, 176 pound-feet of torque), paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and all-wheel drive.

The base Subaru Forester trim kicks things off with 17-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, a rearview camera, automatic brake hold, automatic climate control, a driver information display, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, push-button start, selectable drive modes, a height-adjustable driver seat and 60/40-split rear seats. On the tech front, you get Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, and a four-speaker audio system with satellite radio, a CD player and Subaru's Starlink app suite.

Also standard is the EyeSight bundle of safety systems, composed of adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and pre-collision warning with automatic braking. The only optional features on the base Forester are alloy wheels, which are bundled with roof rails.

Next up is the Premium. It adds the alloy wheels and roof rails, along with a panoramic sunroof, rear spoiler, tinted windows, hill descent control, color driver information display, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable driver's seat, rear air vents, cargo cover, Wi-Fi hotspot, six-speaker audio system and selectable traction modes (X-Mode).

Optional for the Premium is the All-Weather package, which brings a windshield wiper de-icer, heated mirrors and heated front seats. You can order it by itself, with keyless entry plus a blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert system, or with those features plus a power liftgate.

The new Sport trim includes 18-inch black-painted wheels, automatic high-beam control, LED foglights, keyless entry, orange interior and exterior accents, an upgraded driver information display, steering wheel-mounted shift paddles with seven simulated gears, an additional driving mode, an additional traction setting for the X-Mode system and the All-Weather package.

A package pairs the blind-spot monitor with automatic reverse braking and an 8-inch touchscreen. This package can be ordered by itself or in conjunction with a nine-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system and the power liftgate.

The Limited nixes the Sport's orange trim, LED foglights and paddle shifters, but keeps the rest of its goodies. On top of those features, it adds self-leveling and adaptive headlights, foglights, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped shifter, leather upholstery, and the 8-inch touchscreen, blind-spot monitoring and power liftgate. An optional package pairs the Harman Kardon audio system and automatic reverse braking with a navigation system.

The top-trim Touring model includes all of the previously mentioned optional features, along with the LED foglights, a heated steering wheel with wheel-mounted shift paddles, driver-seat memory settings, an eight-way power passenger seat, heated rear seats with remote-folding levers, and the DriverFocus system.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our first drive of the 2019 Subaru Forester Touring (2.5L inline-4 | CVT automatic | AWD).


As with many of its rivals, the Forester's acceleration feels adequate when you're just driving around town. Mat the gas, however, and the Forester feels underpowered and slow. Unlike last year, an upgraded engine is not available. The new 2019 Forester feels more composed when going around turns than the previous model, but it won’t win any awards for sporty handling.


The ride is quiet, composed and unfazed by broken pavement. Front-seat occupants will be more comfortable than those in the rear, who have to deal with a flat seat cushions and an upright seating position. Levels of engine and road noise are minimal, but wind noise is noticeable at highway speeds.


The cabin is airy and roomy, and there's plenty of legroom all around. There's not as much headroom in the back since the rear bench is mounted rather high. All-around visibility is excellent, thanks to narrow roof pillars and large windows. Most controls are intuitive, but cycling through the upper display screen's menus can be tedious.


The Forester's cargo area is one of the largest in the segment, with 35.4 cubic feet of space behind the back row. This increases to 76.1 cubes with the seats folded nearly flat. Opting for the sunroof decreases both figures by a few cubic feet. There are numerous bins, trays and pockets throughout the cabin.


A standard touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality makes a strong value statement. This is also true of the EyeSight safety system, which is included on every Forester. Unfortunately, a blind-spot monitor isn't available until about halfway up the trim ladder. The DriverFocus system for facial recognition is a pain to set up initially, but it works like a charm from the moment you enter the driver's seat.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Subaru Forester.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

2019 Forester is a joy to drive
John Anderson,09/20/2018
***Note: This review is based on first impressions with my base model Forester - I have not had it long*** We were attracted to the Forester for its reputation of reliability, and we appreciate the good sightlines. So far, this vehicle has been a joy to drive. I find it to be very comfortable, with a solid road feel. It tracks very well, and there are no rattles or unwanted noises; it seems to absorb rough roads with ease. The size of the vehicle makes it easy to park, but it's not too small that it's overwhelmed by traffic. I am over 6 feet, and I find there is sufficient room and comfort for the driver. My family reports "more room" than our last small SUV. The cargo area is relatively large. Initial concerns: I am monitoring the stop/start feature. I don't care for it, but I've been able to deactivate it for the most part with a switch on the dash. I say "for the most part", because it occasionally activates, even with the white, crossed out "A" symbol showing. I have also noticed on two occasions an engine restart after quick, stiff braking, which seems unusual. As noted, I'm monitoring it. Also, the rear hatch does not fully latch sometimes. It feels tight, but the dash tells you it's not closed, so you have to reclose it. I'm monitoring that as well. And one final note on the interior. I feel it's very good overall, but the console where the radio is located is cheap-looking plastic - they could have done a bit better, but its a quibble. None of these things are deal-breakers, in my opinion, unless the stop/start is buggy. We'll see. So far, however, its been great!
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I love my Subaru Forester. I have been a sports car and sedan driver for the last 30 plus years and was not sure I would like driving an SUV but I love the this vehicle. It does not have the pick up and go that I am use to in my former sedan but in all honesty, I find the engine performance more than adequate. It responds well in traffic and in the open road glides. I recommended it for anyone who is conscious of changing climate and weather conditions, safety, rough roads and fuel economy. My days of zipping in and out of traffic are no longer possible not because my driving skills have change or eroded but the congested roads where I live in the Northeast make it nearly impossible during my normal commute to accelerate at higher speeds, so why spend more on a powerful engine you will rarely use to its full potential. The materials and quality of the Forester are excellent. This vehicle meets all of my expectations. Did I say I love my Subaru Forester?
An outstanding crossover
Stephen E.,11/27/2018
I've driven the 2019 Forester for 1500 miles now in a variety of suburban and highway driving and in a variety of weather conditions and I think that I have enough experience with the vehicle to write a review. I find that the Forester has a great number of virtues: 1) the seating position and overall visibility are excellent from the driver's seat. 2) the AWD system greatly helps to maintain control of the vehicle in snowy conditions (I haven’t driven the vehicle yet on any significant stretch of dirt or gravel road.) 3) the vehicle is quiet overall with only some wind noise apparent when traveling at highway speed. 4) the infotainment system is fast and easy to use. 5) the size of the cargo space is excellent; the lift hatch is both large and fast; and the cargo floor is low and easy to access. 6) in 1500 miles I’ve gotten a combined 31mpg. 7) the vehicle is very comfortable to drive on longer trips. 8) the adaptive cruise control works very well. It maintains a lock on the vehicle ahead and controls the Forester’s speed smoothly without jerkiness or surging the engine. It will also bring the Forester to a complete halt if the vehicle ahead of it stops, and it needs only a single flick of a switch on the steering wheel to start moving again. 9) the lane departure warnings and lane keep assist are accurate and do help keep the vehicle in the proper lane while being at the same time easy enough to override to quickly make lane changes if you need to. 10) I’ve only once had the automatic pre-collision brakes activate (a car turning left in front of me did not turn when I expected it to), but once again the system recognized a potential collision and activated to prevent it. 11) the blind spot detection will not only activate when there is another vehicle in the Forester’s blind spots, but will also activate if another vehicle is rapidly approaching the Forester’s blind spots. There several downsides to the Forester: 1) the engine horsepower is adequate, but this vehicle is not a speedster. I don’t find this to be a major downside. Yes, I do find myself wishing for an extra 30 or 40 horsepower at times, but honestly the opportunities to use a more powerful engine are few. Most of my driving is on suburban streets with a speed limit of 35-45 mph, or on the highway traveling at 65-75 mph. There is little use for a bigger engine in suburban or urban conditions. On the highway once the Forester is up to speed it does just fine and will generally get 32-34mpg in highway driving. The engine noise is noticeable during hard acceleration, but is quiet during normal cruising. 2) the vehicle handles well, but is clearly not a sport car. Its true that competitors like the Mazda CX-5 (which I have test driven) handle better. However, the handling is just fine for what the vehicle is and what it is meant to do. A few other notes: 1) the LED low beam headlights have a very sharp upper vertical cutoff. Meaning that the road ahead is either illuminated very well or not at all. This can be disconcerting when driving downhill as the low beams don’t illuminate the next uphill very well. The Forester has automatic high beams that cover the vertical gap in the low beam’s illumination. In my experience, you are either driving in an area at night that is lit well enough by streetlights or other cars’ headlights so that the low beams are all you need; or you are driving in an area that has no other cars present so that the auto high beams activate and provide all the illumination that is needed. 2) I really wish there was some way to edit the screens on the upper information display. There are a number of different screens that are useful, but several of them are borderline useless (I’m especially thinking of the weather screen that only shows picture-graph current, 3 hour, and 6 hour forecast). There is only one button for cycling through all the screens and it gets tiresome pushing the button repeatedly to find the screen that I want.
I love my 2019 Forester
I love my Forester. Traded in a 2015 Outback 3.6. I like the Outback but I love the Forester. Great gas mileage, great on a long trip. Very good nav. system. I cant think of anything I don't like. Drive a demo you will like it.
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Features & Specs

26 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
26 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
26 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
26 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
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Our experts’ favorite Forester safety features:

EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
Helps prevent accidents, with features such as lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and automatic emergency braking.
Reverse Automatic Braking
Helps reduce collisions by applying the brakes if a vehicle is detected crossing the Forester's path while in reverse.
Sounds an alert when the head-tracking system detects that the driver is distracted.

Subaru Forester vs. the competition

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Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback

The Forester and the Subaru Outback are similar and closely priced, so for many, the decision will come down to styling. The Forester is shaped like a traditional SUV, while the Outback is a lifted station wagon. Trim against trim, the Outback is more expensive than the Forester, but each Outback level is slightly better equipped. If the Forester's sluggish acceleration doesn't impress you, you might be swayed by the Outback's optional V6.

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Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V

The Forester and the Honda CR-V are pretty evenly matched in terms of size and fuel efficiency. The CR-V's cargo area is slightly larger, though the Forester has more maximum cargo room if you don't opt for the sunroof. Though we haven't performance-tested the Forester yet, it probably isn't as quick as the CR-V with the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. Don't expect the CR-V to match the Forester in terms of off-road ability.

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Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Crosstrek

Like the Outback, the Subaru Crosstrek is a lifted wagon that has no problem holding its own when venturing off the beaten path. The Crosstrek is much less expensive than the Forester, but it's also much shorter and there's not as much passenger or cargo space.

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2019 Subaru Forester First Look

A Modern Classic Subaru

byKurt Niebuhr, Vehicle Test Editor March 28th, 2018

Dedicated Forester owners, of which there are many, would be to happy to see Subaru leave the crossover just as it is. But Subaru has taken steps to push the fifth-generation 2019 Subaru Forester even further into the mainstream.

Let's start with what there's more of, and that's space. Built on the new Subaru Global Platform, the Forester's wheelbase grows 1.2 inches to 105.1 inches overall. Headroom, hiproom and shoulder room have all increased as well, but most notable is the expanded rear passenger legroom, now stretched 1.4 inches compared to the previous model. Cargo gains are evident as well, and with the 60/40-split rear seatbacks lowered, the Forester now offers 76.1 cubic feet of capacity. But perhaps more impressive is the rear gate opening, which has been widened by 5.3 inches to 51.3 inches. Subaru says that's as much as 8 inches wider than some competitors' openings, and golfers won't have to tilt their bags to load in horizontally.

This new-generation Forester also packs more electronic driver's aids. All Foresters will come standard with Subaru's proprietary EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, which includes pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure and sway warning, lane keeping assist, pre-collision management and lead vehicle start alert. And Subaru has introduced DriverFocus, a first-in-class facial recognition system to combat driver fatigue and distraction. Depending on the trim level you choose, there will be either a 6.5-inch multimedia touchscreen or an 8-inch screen with the Multimedia Plus and Multimedia Navigation systems.

Five trim levels are available for the 2019 Forester — Standard, Premium, Limited, Touring and Sport. All Foresters come with all-wheel drive, but the 2019 model also receives Active Torque Vectoring, which Subaru previously introduced on its WRX and WRX STI models. Other changes include standard 17-inch steel wheels, while the Premium level upgrades to 17-inch alloy wheels, and the Sport, Limited and Touring models ride on 18-inch wheels unique to each trim. The Sport gets a black-gloss grille surround, a rear roof spoiler, and orange accents to black lower body cladding. There will also be new colors: Crimson Red Pearl, Horizon Blue Pearl and Jasper Green Metallic.

But while Subaru giveth, it also taketh away. Its venerable 2.5-liter flat-four engine soldiers on with 12 extra ponies and 2 additional pound-feet of torque, now at 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft, but the turbocharged 250-hp 2.0-liter engine found in the now-defunct 2.0XT has been dropped. This engine gave the Forester absolute performance bragging rights in the class, and we're sad to see it go. Of course, all Foresters will still transmit power through a continuously variable automatic transmission.

Subaru has not yet released pricing info, but expect the 2019 Forester to start in the low to mid-$20Ks and top out in the mid-$30Ks when it goes on sale later this year.

2019 Subaru Forester First Drive

Subaru's Redesigned Small Crossover Adds New Safety Features

byCameron Rogers, Reviews Editor September 24th, 2018

Fifty years ago, Subaru entered the American market with the pint-size 360 city car. Subaru's vehicles have grown over the years, culminating in the new Ascent three-row crossover, which is the largest car the manufacturer has ever produced. But judging by the redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester, the sweet spot might be somewhere in the middle. Based on our initial impressions of the new Forester, buyers in search of a smaller SUV that still has plenty of capability are in for a treat.

The latest Forester doesn't look much different from the outgoing model. But behind-the-scenes improvements to the ride, seating position and noise insulation, along with more interior space, should make this Forester even better suited to the demands of the segment. We drove the aptly named Forester in the thickly wooded Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Asheville, North Carolina, to track the changes and judge its on- and off-road performance.

Evolutionary Interior

Like the exterior, the Forester's cabin is evolutionary. The design of the center stack, instrument panel, steering wheel and seats will be immediately familiar to owners of the last-generation model. At first glance, the most significant change is to the central touchscreen — both the 6.5-inch and 8-inch displays are larger than their previous counterparts. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto appear for the first time on the Forester and are standard on every model.

Take a closer look, and you'll find that the numerous small tweaks make the cabin feel a bit more stylish and functional. Textured soft-touch plastics cover the dashboard and feature contrast stitching for a premium effect. Orange air vent and console surrounds and stitching help differentiate the midtier Sport model from others, while additional faux leather trim on the top Touring version makes the cabin look that much more luxurious.

The front seats are shaped well and offer a better range of adjustment than before. The previous Forester had seats that some found uncomfortably high, but drivers of all sizes will have no problem with the revised chairs. A wide pedal box and a vast amount of headroom ensure that even tall passengers have plenty of space to stretch out. The front headrests even feature an adjustable tilt feature for greater comfort.

For rear passengers, it's more of a mixed bag. The rear seat bottoms are fairly flat, and the seatbacks cannot be adjusted from their single upright position. Although there's plenty of legroom in the back, the elevated seating position means that taller rear passengers might brush their hair against the headliner. On the other hand, if you're not that tall, you'll likely enjoy the commanding outward visibility and the ample under-thigh support.

It's not the largest in the segment, but the Forester's cargo area is impressive nevertheless. Behind the rear seat is 35.4 cubic feet of room (33 cubes with the sunroof), more than most competitors but a few cubic feet shy of the Honda CR-V and the outgoing 2018 Toyota RAV4. And the sunroof-less Forester boasts the largest cargo area in the compact crossover category thanks to the 60/40-split rear seats, which fold nearly flat to expand cargo space to 76.1 cubic feet (70.9 cubes with the sunroof).

Smart Safety Tech

The 2019 Forester deepens Subaru's association with safety. Large windows and narrow pillars allow for excellent outward visibility, while migrating to the Subaru Global Platform vehicle architecture enables the new Forester to absorb more energy in the event of a crash.

While it was optional on the majority of last year's models, Subaru's EyeSight suite of active safety features comes standard on all 2019 Foresters. EyeSight driver assist features include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and mitigation, and a precollision warning system with automatic braking. A blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert is standard on Limited and Touring trims and optional on Premium and Sport models. On the Touring trim, the system will automatically apply the brakes if you're about to strike an object while reversing.

In the real world, most of these systems work well. Adaptive cruise control feels totally natural, even when the vehicle following distance is in its maximum setting. It doesn't slam on the brakes too early when the car in front slows, nor does it hammer the throttle when traffic in front begins to clear. One system we didn't love was the lane departure warning. It is very conservative and sounded a few false warnings on our test drive.

Notably, a new safety system called DriverFocus debuts on Touring models. Near-infrared cameras use facial recognition software to track the driver's head position and monitor for signs of distraction or fatigue. Audible beeps and a warning in the information display are triggered if the driver's head dips or eyes close.

On (and Off) the Road

With the exception of wind noise at higher speeds, the Forester does a great job of isolating inhabitants from auditory intrusions. We also like the composed, comfortable ride. Body roll isn't as tightly controlled as in some other crossovers, so a deliberate approach is advised when navigating mountain roads. This Subie would be a great road trip car, though, assuming the rear passengers can find comfortable seating positions.

Under the hood, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (182 horsepower, 176 pound-feet of torque) is a little more powerful than last year, but it doesn't feel much gutsier in the real world. With light to moderate throttle application, the Forester can feel quite sprightly. But the engine runs out of steam when you ask for more. Merging onto the freeway or overtaking at higher speeds will require some planning. Unfortunately, the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that gave last year's model a much-needed jolt of adrenaline is no longer available.

Fuel economy for the new Forester improves slightly to 29 mpg combined (26 city/33 highway), making it one of the most fuel-efficient small crossovers.

Happily, the Forester's ability to traverse muddy terrain has returned unscathed. With 8.7 inches of ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive, the Subaru is more capable than other small crossovers if you get the urge to travel off-road. All but the base model come with the driver-selectable X-Mode system, which manages the engine, brakes, stability control, and other parameters to maximize traction on slippery surfaces. X-Mode is bundled with a hill descent feature that allows the Forester to crawl down hills without the driver pressing the brakes. Sport, Limited and Touring models come with an additional X-Mode setting for increased vehicle stability.

Competitive Pricing

The 2019 Subaru Forester starts at $25,270 (including destination and handling charges), or $560 more than last year's base model with the continuously variable automatic transmission. (A manual transmission is not offered on the 2019 version.) For that, you get a basic features list that includes LED headlights, the EyeSight system, a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and, of course, all-wheel drive. Next up is the Premium ($27,670), which counts alloy wheels, a sunroof, roof rails, and X-Mode among its upgrades. The Sport ($29,770) further pads on an additional setting for X-Mode, a sportier driving mode, rear USB ports and unique exterior styling elements.

The luxe Limited ($31,770) has some of the Sport's features but nixes the exterior accents. It also includes a power tailgate, leather upholstery and an 8-inch touchscreen. The range-topping Touring ($35,270) pulls out all the stops with a navigation system, upgraded audio, heated rear seats and the DriverFocus system.

From a pricing perspective, the Forester matches up nicely with other compact crossovers, and its standard all-wheel-drive system means it can be a little less expensive than competitors with optional AWD.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Subaru Forester is an affordable, well-constructed small crossover that doubles down on safety tech and all-weather capabilities. Make sure to put it on your short list if you're in the market.

More about the 2019 Subaru Forester
2019 Subaru Forester Overview

The 2019 Subaru Forester is offered in the following submodels: Forester SUV. Available styles include Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT), and Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT).

What do people think of the 2019 Subaru Forester?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Subaru Forester and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Forester 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Forester.

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2019 Subaru Forester Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

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We are showing 61 2019 Subaru Forester Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2019 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,469. The average price paid for a new 2019 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,059 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,059 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$24,410.

The average savings for the 2019 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is4.2% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 23 2019 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

2019 Subaru Forester Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

The 2019 Subaru Forester Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,672. The average price paid for a new 2019 Subaru Forester Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,853 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,853 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$28,819.

The average savings for the 2019 Subaru Forester Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) is6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 24 2019 Subaru Forester Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

Which 2019 Subaru Foresters are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Subaru Forester?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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