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2021 Subaru Forester Specs & Features

Starting MSRP

Engine TypeGas
TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
Drive TypeAll wheel drive
CylindersFlat 4
Total Seating5
Basic Warranty3 yr./ 36,000 mi.
Fuel & MPG
Fuel & MPG
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
EPA city/highway MPG26/33 MPG
EPA combined MPG29 MPG
Range in miles (city/hwy)431.6/547.8 mi.
Fuel tank capacity16.6 gal.
Base engine size2.5 L
CylindersFlat 4
Base engine typeGas
Horsepower182 hp @ 5,800 rpm
Torque176 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm
Cam typeDouble overhead cam (DOHC)
Valve timingVariable
Direct injectionyes
Towing & Hauling
Towing & Hauling
Max Towing Capacity1,500 lbs.
TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
Drive typeAll wheel drive
Center limited slip differentialyes
Four-wheel independent suspensionyes
Front and rear stabilizer baryes
Length182.1 in.
Overall width with mirrors80.9 in.
Overall width without mirrors71.5 in.
Height67.5 in.
Wheelbase105.1 in.
EPA interior volume143.0 cu.ft.
Cargo capacity, all seats in place31.1 cu.ft.
Maximum cargo capacity76.1 cu.ft.
Turning circle35.4 ft.
Ground clearance8.7 in.
Angle of approach22.9 degrees
Angle of departure24.6 degrees
Curb weight3,453 lbs.
Maximum towing capacity1,500 lbs.
Exterior Colors
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Ice Silver Metallic
Interior Colors
  • Gray, cloth
  • Black, cloth
Front Seat Dimensions
Front Seat Dimensions
Front head room41.2 in.
Front leg room43.3 in.
Front shoulder room58.2 in.
Front hip room54.1 in.
Bucket front seatsyes
6-way manual driver seat adjustmentsyes
Height adjustable driver seatyes
4-way manual passenger seat adjustmentyes
Rear Seat Dimensions
Rear Seat Dimensions
Rear head room39.6 in.
Rear leg room39.4 in.
Rear shoulder room57.2 in.
Rear hip room53.6 in.
Split-folding rear seatbackyes
Lane departure warning accident avoidance systemyes
Pre-collision safety systemyes
Post-collision safety systemyes
Dual front side-mounted airbagsyes
Front and rear head airbagsyes
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivationyes
Stability controlyes
Traction controlyes
Child seat anchorsyes
Rear door child safety locksyes
4-wheel ABSyes
Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakesyes
Emergency braking assistyes
Tire pressure monitoringyes
Dusk sensing headlampsyes
Auto delay off headlampsyes
LED headlampyes
Adaptive headlightsyes
Daytime running lightsyes
2 front headrestsyes
3 rear headrestsyes
Rear height adjustable headrestsyes
Rear center 3-point beltyes
Remote anti-theft alarm systemyes
Engine immobilizeryes
In-Car Entertainment
In-Car Entertainment
AM/FM stereoyes
4 total speakersyes
USB connectionyes
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media controlyes
Satellite radio satellite radioyes
4 months of provided satellite radio serviceyes
Power Feature
Power Feature
1 one-touch power windowsyes
Remote keyless power door locksyes
Heated mirrorsyes
Comfort & Convenience
Comfort & Convenience
Tilt and telescopic steering wheelyes
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheelyes
Electric power steeringyes
Rear view camerayes
Adaptive cruise controlyes
Front and rear cupholdersyes
Front and rear door pocketsyes
Overhead console with storageyes
Front seatback storageyes
Single zone front climate controlyes
Interior air filtrationyes
Trip computeryes
External temperature displayyes
Tires & Wheels
Tires & Wheels
Steel wheelsyes
Full wheel coversyes
17 x 7.0 in. wheelsyes
All season tiresyes
225/60R H tiresyes
Temporary spare tireyes
Inside mounted spare tireyes
Basic3 yr./ 36,000 mi.
Drivetrain5 yr./ 60,000 mi.
Rust5 yr./ unlimited mi.
Roadside3 yr./ 36,000 mi.
Mechanical Options
Mechanical Options
Remote Engine Starter - Key Start +$379
Optional Package +$600
Popular Package #1 +$1,012
Standard Model +$0
Interior Options
Interior Options
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink +$365
Cargo Tray +$121
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass +$245
Footwell Illumination Kit +$229
LED Upgrade - Dome Light +$48
Side Sill Plates - Front +$139
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade +$645
USB Charging Ports +$205
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror w/Approach Lighting +$480
Cargo Separator +$418
Sunshade - Windshield +$76
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror w/ Homelink & Approach Lighting +$600
Rear Seat Back Protector +$120
All-Weather Floor Liners +$132
Cargo Net +$52
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror w/Approach Light +$235
Cargo Cover +$181
Exterior Options
Exterior Options
Crossbar Set - Aero +$201
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica +$279
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl +$279
Door Edge Guards - Horizon Blue Pearl +$170
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl +$170
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic +$170
Sport Grille - Silver +$339
Trailer Hitch +$499
Crossbar Set - Fixed +$201
Door Scuff Protector +$135
Body Side Molding - Jasper Green Metallic +$279
Door Edge Guards - Jasper Green Metallic +$170
Wheel Lug Nut and Lock Set - Black +$159
Splash Guards +$175
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica +$170
Fog Light Kit +$369
Rear Bumper Cover +$159
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic +$279
Body Side Molding - Horizon Blue Pearl +$279
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Grey Metallic +$170
Wheel Locks - Alloy +$82
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Grey Metallic +$279