2021 Subaru Forester Review

The 2021 Subaru Forester is a well-equipped compact SUV that offers a spacious, comfortable interior with intuitive infotainment options and standard safety features.

Drivers in Mesquite, Rockwall, and Garland, TX can find out more about the new Forester with our in-depth 2021 Subaru Forester review from Norm Reeves Subaru Superstore Rockwall.

Subaru Forester Performance

The 2021 Forester comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces 182 horsepower, paired with a Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). This engine offers plenty of power for merging and passing. It also delivers a composed, balanced ride with light steering and strong brakes for driver confidence.

The Forester can tow up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped. To help you carry that cargo and deal with inclement weather, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive comes standard. Several other features enhance its capability, including its 8.7-inche ground clearance, X-MODE®, a Traction Control System for different trail conditions, and Hill Descent Control to prevent rollback on steep inclines.

Subaru Forester Interior

The Forester provides seating for five people in spacious, comfortable seats. The front and rear seats have ample head- and legroom for adults to stretch out and relax. The outward visibility in the Forester is excellent, giving the cabin an airy feel. Passengers can easily get in and out thanks to the wide-opening rear doors. Several features enhance the interior comfort, such as a panoramic moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and reclining rear seats.

With the seats upright, the Forester base model has 31.1 cubic feet of cargo space. With the seats folded down, the maximum cargo space is 74.3 cubic feet. In every model above the base, the Forester has 28.9 cubic feet of space when the seats are up and 69.2 cubic feet when the seats are folded down.

Passenger Volume

111.9 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Room

74.3 cubic feet

Trunk Space

31.1 cubic feet

Headroom (front/rear

41.2 inches/39.6 inches

Legroom (front/rear)

43.3 inches/39.4 inches

Forester Safety and Technology

The Forester includes vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian crash prevention systems as standard features, making it one of the safest vehicles on the road. All models come with a rear-seat reminder, which lets you know if you have a pet or child in the back seat. Subaru EyeSight® is also included. This system helps prevent accidents with driver assist technology, such as:

  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering

A DriverFocus® Distrraction Mitigation System is optional, which alerts you if you exhibit signs of fatigue so you can take a break. Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are also available, to let you know if other vehicles or pedestrians are in your blind spots when you’re reversing or changing lanes.

Every Forester model comes with the intuitive STARLINK® infotainment system with a responsive touch screen. The base model includes a 6.5-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone capability, which syncs with your phone for on-the-go music and entertainment. Bluetooth® connectivity, HD Radio™, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio are also included.

You can always upgrade to a larger 8-inch touch screen, that includes a navigation system and a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. Plus, to enjoy superior sound quality, a Harman Kardon® premium sound system is also available.

Test Drive the 2021 Subaru Forester

With its impressive safety and technology features, a spacious and practical interior, and all-around capability and performance, the 2021 Subaru Forester is an excellent option for a compact SUV.

Drivers in Mesquite, Rockwall, and Garland, TX can see the full Forester lineup by visiting Norm Reeves Subaru Superstore Rockwall. Visit our dealership or call us today to learn more about our 2021 Subaru Forester review or schedule your test drive!


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