Subaru Forester 2025: Enhanced Design and Specs Revealed

Jacob Brooke
November 17, 2023
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Subaru recently unveiled the sixth-generation Forester mid-sized SUV, a significant update eagerly anticipated following a recent leak. Scheduled for a U.S. debut in the spring of 2024, the exact Australian release date remains unconfirmed. Subaru Australia anticipates sharing further details soon.

2025 Subaru Forester - LA Auto Show - 16th November, 2023

This latest iteration of the Forester, premiered at the Los Angeles motor show, features the Subaru Global Platform, now boasting 10% stiffer torsional rigidity, improved welding techniques, and additional structural adhesive. These enhancements promise more dynamic performance, smoother ride quality, and a quieter cabin. The new model incorporates a dual-pinion electronic steering rack from the WRX, aimed at delivering more responsive and natural steering.

2025 Subaru Forester Sport

Powering all U.S. versions is the existing 2.5-litre four-cylinder Boxer engine, generating 134kW and 241Nm, paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and all-wheel drive system with active torque vectoring.

The Forester's dimensions closely mirror the outgoing model, maintaining a length of 4656mm, width of 1829mm, and height of 1730mm, with a 2670mm wheelbase.

The interior sees a notable update with the integration of Subaru's 11.6-inch vertically oriented touchscreen infotainment system, though base models will feature dual 7.0-inch screens.

Passenger comfort has been a focal point in the redesign, with more supportive front seats and a slimmer shoulder area for improved visibility and rear seat access. Standard features include steering responsive LED headlights, keyless entry, tyre pressure monitoring, and power door locks. Cargo capacity is enhanced with a steeper rear glass area, offering 838 liters of space with seats up and expanding to 2106 liters when folded. Additionally, a new hands-free power tailgate and heavy-duty hooks in the boot have been added for convenience​.

2025 Subaru Forester Touring

Model Grades:

  • Base
  • Premium
  • Sport
  • Limited
  • Touring

Key Changes:

  • Updated structure with full inner frame construction.
  • Enhanced Subaru Global Platform for improved rigidity.
  • Redesigned interior with a focus on knee room and visibility.
  • Revised engine output: 134kW (180 horsepower) and 241Nm (178 pound-feet) of torque.
  • Updated all-wheel-drive system for faster response.
  • New design elements, including a modern lightbar aesthetic at the rear.
  • Advanced safety features with updated EyeSight suite.


  • Engine: 2.5-litre flat-four cylinder
  • Power: 134kW
  • Torque: 241Nm
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Drive System: All-Wheel Drive with active torque vectoring
  • Length: 4656mm
  • Width: 1829mm
  • Height: 1730mm
  • Wheelbase: 2670mm


  • Pricing is yet to be announced; expected to follow market trends similar to the 2024 model.

Features by Grade:


  • Dual 7.0-inch touchscreens for infotainment and climate controls.
  • Standard safety features including EyeSight suite.
  • Basic version of the all-wheel-drive system.


  • 11.6-inch vertical touchscreen infotainment system.
  • Wireless smartphone mirroring.
  • X-Mode system for improved off-road performance.
  • Enhanced interior materials and trim options.


  • Dark copper lower body cladding and roof rails.
  • Sport-tuned suspension and unique interior accents.
  • Advanced safety features including blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.


  • Leather upholstery and upgraded interior trim.
  • Power-adjustable front seats with memory settings.
  • Additional convenience features like proximity key entry and push-button start.
  • Automatic Emergency Steering system.


  • Gloss black and silver lower body cladding.
  • Full suite of advanced safety technologies, including updated EyeSight system.
  • Luxurious interior touches, including a black headliner and premium materials.
  • Largest cargo area in its class with versatile accessory mounting points.

Please note that the exact details and availability of features may vary based on the region and final specifications released by Subaru. Pricing will be confirmed closer to the launch date.

Jacob Brooke
Jacob Brooke, a respected voice in the world of automotive journalism, brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to his reviews at CarSauce. His keen eye for detail and passion for all things cars shine through in his in-depth analysis and honest evaluations of the latest models of cars. Join him as he guides readers through the car-buying process and explores the exciting world of motoring.

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