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Subaru Forester

While challengers have come and gone, the Subaru Forester has been a stalwart of the mid-size SUV segment for more than 20 years.

The Forester continues to trade on its genuine off-road ability and its reputation for reliability, with this latest fifth-generation car being launched in 2019, more than two decades after the original

The Subaru Forester is loaded with safety technology to keep your family safe, and has an excellent amount of outward vision, making it well worth a test drive if it is within your budget. Prices start in the mid-$30K range, and top out in the mid-$40K bracket.

Key rivals to the Subaru Forester include the, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson and Ford Escape.  

Does the Subaru Forester have third-row seating?

Unfortunately, no the Subaru Forester does not third-row seating. However, it does have a very spacious boot, with 498 litres of cargo capacity, which grows to 1768 with the 40/60-split rear seats folded down.

Does the Subaru Forester have a rear-view camera?

Yes, the Subaru Forester has a rear-view camera as standard on all models. In fact, the Subaru also has a clever built-in rear view camera cleaner so you can always see what is behind you.

How many seats does a Subaru Forester have?

All Subaru Forester models have five seats. The cabin is spacious, and you could comfortably carry four adults on long trips, and five on shorter ones.

How to turn on Subaru Forester EyeSight?

To adjust your Subaru EyeSight settings, the Forester must be stationary, turned on, and in park. You can use the multi-function button near the bottom left of the steering wheel to toggle through your driver instrument menus until you reach EyeSight. Holding down the i/set button will allow you to change these settings further.

Subaru Forester (7)
  • (base)
    SUV
    Price:$35,190
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.5L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.4 L / 100 km
  • L
    SUV
    Price:$37,440
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.5L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.4 L / 100 km
  • 2.0e-L Hybrid (AWD)
    SUV
    Price:$39,990
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Hybrid
    Transmission:Continuous Variable
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Hybrid
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStar EmptyStar Empty
    Fuel Economy:6.7 L / 100 km
  • Premium
    SUV
    Price:$40,440
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.5L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.4 L / 100 km
  • Sport
    SUV
    Price:$41,990
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.5L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.4 L / 100 km
  • S
    SUV
    Price:$43,490
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Petrol
    Transmission:Variable SP Automatic
    Engine:2.5L, 4cyl Petrol
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.4 L / 100 km
  • 2.0e-S Hybrid (AWD)
    SUV
    Price:$45,990
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Hybrid
    Transmission:Continuous Variable
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Hybrid
    Seats:5
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStar EmptyStar Empty
    Fuel Economy:6.7 L / 100 km