Subaru Forester 2025: Enhanced Design and Specs Revealed
November 17, 2023
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.
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.
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.
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.
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