The upcoming 2021 Subaru Forester will introduce an updated design and hybrid drivetrain. Also, there will be numerous interior improvements as well. Forester crossover has been one of Subaru’s most popular vehicles year after year.

Furthermore, thanks to a good safety score, this model is very reliable. It comes with features like blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a rearview camera, lane-keeping assistance and more. Once again the new model will compete against rivals like the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, Ford Escape and Kia Sportage.

2021 Subaru Forester front

2021 Forester Exterior Facelift

The design of the upcoming 2021 Subaru Forester remains to be attractive, compact and strong. However, don’t expect significantly upgrades, because last year the model has been totally redesigned. Whatsoever, some small modifications will happen and the Subaru Forester will arrive with slightly modified shapes.

The front comes with an attractive grille that is enlarged, but not significantly. As before, this SUV will continue to ride on the same platform. However, from some information, the manufacturer will extend the wheelbase. Thanks to that we can expect a better interior legroom.

2021 Subaru Forester interior

Interior Tech

Inside, the new 2021 Subaru Forester will get some changes. However, Subaru won’t make significant updates like last year, but it will refresh the cabin to provide more quality. Like before, this model sits on the same platform that allows two rows of seats. Thanks to that, the new SUV will be able to accommodate five passengers. Also, new this year is more improved legroom and rear-seat passengers can enjoy ample legroom.

Forester is also techy. It offers long sist of standard features like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, automatic climate control, a 6.5-inch infotainment display, satellite radio, CD player, 60/40-split/folding rear seats and more. Optionally, customers can get 9-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and an 8-inch touch screen, heated steering wheel, navigation, and reverse automatic braking.

2021 Subaru Forester powertrain

Powertrain Details

The new 2021 Subaru Forester will continue to be powered with the same engines as before. Under the hood of the base model is a 2.5-liter gasoline unit that is producing 170 horses and 174 lb-ft of torque. The fuel consumption of this model is well rated. It provides 26 mph in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The next one will be an all-new hybrid drivetrain.

According to the latest news, this model will come with astonishing mileage. The engine will be powerful and we can expect over 220 horsepower. If that is not enough, there is an optional 2.0-liter turbo engine that is capable to deliver 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. CVT gearbox will be offered on all engines above.

2021 Subaru Forester STI

Subaru Forester STI

Forester’s high-performance STI variant will be available as well. The upcoming 2021 Subaru Forester STI will deploy a 2.5-liter engine that will deliver around 300 horses. The same engine powers mighty Impreza WRX STI. According to the officials, the STI version will come with improved aerodynamics, headling, and lower ride height.

2021 Subaru Forester rear

2021 Subaru Forester Price and Release Date

The 2021 Subaru Forester will be redesigned and the manufacturer will add a hybrid engine to stay competitive. So, the price of the standard model will most likely cost the same as before. That means that this SUV with standard equipment will start at $24,500. Furthermore, the hybrid model, from some speculations will be a little higher than $30,000. The debut of this crossover SUV is expected to be in the second half of 2020.

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