Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing on the 2024 Forester, one of the automaker’s most popular SUVs thanks to its safety, capability, versatility, and value. The 2024 Forester is offered in six trim levels: Base, Premium, Sport, Wilderness, Limited, and Touring. The compact SUV will begin arriving in Subaru retailers this fall with a starting price of $26,895.
The 2024 Forester delivers the optimal blend of SUV capability and car-like ride and handling with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Active Torque Vectoring, and Vehicle Dynamics Control. The standard 8.7 inches of ground clearance for Forester (9.2 inches for Forester Wilderness) is greater than that of many SUVs, yet the compact SUV maintains a comfortably low step-in height for both front and rear passenger entry.
All 2024 Forester models are powered by a 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER engine paired with a Lineartronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The highly efficient engine produces 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque while delivering an EPA-estimated 33 mpg on highways. Standard SI-DRIVE Engine Performance Management system features driver-selectable “Intelligent” and “Sport” modes for a customizable driving experience.
The Forester comes standard with 60/40 split flat-folding seats offering up to 74.2 cubic feet of cargo space. The rear gate opening maximum width is 51.2 inches, allowing customers more flexibility for loading items. A power rear gate is standard on Limited and Touring trim levels and available as an option for Premium, Sport, and Wilderness. For additional versatility, the SUV has a towing capacity of up to 1,500 pounds (3,000 pounds for Wilderness) and comes standard with Trailer Stability Assist.
Standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology features Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control; Pre-Collision Braking; Pre-Collision Throttle Management; Lane Departure and Sway Warning and Lead Vehicle Start Alert. Automatic Emergency Steering is included on models equipped with Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. The safety feature works with EyeSight and Blind-Spot Detection to assist with steering control to help avoid a collision at speeds less than 50 mph.
As in prior model years, all Forester models come standard with seven airbags: driver and front passenger frontal airbags, side curtain airbags, side pelvis/torso airbags, and a driver’s knee airbag.
The Subaru Forester received the 2023 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK award. This marks the 17th consecutive year Forester has earned an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK (2007-2023) – more than any other small SUV. In addition, Forester received the highest possible rating for front crash prevention from IIHS.
The Subaru Forester has the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own in its class and the Best Resale Value in its class according to KBB.com. The compact SUV has held both honors for four years running. Recently, the MotorTrend Buyer’s Guide Ultimate Car Rankings (Spring-Summer 2023) gave the compact SUV a top ranking in its class.