The 2020 Subaru Forester
The SUV for all you love.

  • Starting at MSRP[1]


  • MPG[2] up to



Exterior 360°

  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Sepia Bronze Metallic
  • Horizon Blue Pearl

2020 Forester Limited shown

2020 Forester Premium shown

Gray Cloth


2020 Forester Limited shown

Gray Leather

2020 Forester Sport shown

Gray Sport Cloth

2020 Forester Premium shown

Black Cloth

2020 Forester Limited shown

Black Leather

2020 Forester Touring shown

Saddle Brown Leather

2020 Forester Models


Starting at $24,495[1] MPG 33/26[2]

Includes these key features:

  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
  • SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto Integration
  • 8.7 inches of ground clearance
  • LED headlights
  • 76.1 cu. ft. of cargo volume
  • Rear-seat Reminder System

Forester Premium

Starting at $27,395[1] MPG 33/26[2]

Includes Forester key features and adds:

  • SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security
  • 10-way power driver's seat
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Power-tilt/sliding panoramic moonroof
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability
  • Available Power Rear Gate
  • All-Weather Package w/ heated front seats

Forester Sport

Starting at $28,995[1] MPG 33/26[2]

Includes Forester Premium key features and adds:

  • 18-inch black finish alloy wheels
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • SI-DRIVE® engine management system
  • Two-tone cloth upholstery with orange contrast stitching
  • Unique orange exterior accents and badging

Forester Limited

Starting at $31,095[1] MPG 33/26[2]

Includes Premium key features and adds:

  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • 18-inch machine-finish alloy wheels
  • Blind-Spot Detection / Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

Forester Touring

Starting at $34,595[1] MPG 33/26[2]

Includes Limited key features and adds:

  • Exclusive Saddle Brown Leather-trimmed upholstery available
  • SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia Navigation
  • DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System
  • 10-way power driver's seat and 8-way power front passenger seat
  • All-Weather Package w/ heated front and rear seats
  • Satin chrome finish exterior mirrors

There’s even more to love about the 2020 Forester.

Safety For All

A 2020 Forester driving on a city street with an overlay illustrating the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology.

Standard Eyesight® Driver Assist Technology

EyeSight has been found to reduce rear-end crashes with injuries by up to 85%.[5]

The 2020 Forester features standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology with automatic Pre-Collision Braking. New for 2020, EyeSight includes Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering[6], which can take some of the stress out of driving by helping with steering, braking, and throttle control — both in daily traffic and on long road trips. It also features Lane Departure Prevention, which can help you steer back into your lane.

Standard on: All models

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Subaru DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System

The 2020 Forester features a state-of-the-art system to help reduce distracted driving for both new and experienced drivers. Each day in the United States, more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes reported to have involved a distracted driver[7]. Working with our award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, the DriverFocus system is like having an attentive co-pilot along for the ride, available to give a helpful alert if a driver becomes distracted or drowsy. For added convenience, DriverFocus can also recognize up to five different drivers and remember their preferences, including seat position, climate settings, and outside mirror position.

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A close-up of the Subaru DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System available in the 2020 Forester.

All-Around Awareness

A suite of safety technologies is available on the 2020 Forester to help protect you and your passengers. The Blind-Spot Detection[8] system warns you with a visual indicator in each side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spots. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert[8] helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up, and a standard Rear-Vision Camera enhances visibility when reversing. And with available Reverse Automatic Braking, your vehicle can even stop itself to help avoid objects behind you[9].

Rear-Vision Camera standard on: All models
Reverse Automatic Braking standard on: Touring
Reverse Automatic Braking available on: Sport, Limited

SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security

The latest STARLINK Safety and Security system[10] features include Advanced Automatic Collision Notification to alert first responders when an airbag deploys, and SOS Emergency Assistance to lend a hand when you encounter trouble on the road. Remote Engine Start with Climate Control, accessible via your smartphone, ensures your Forester is ready and comfortable[11] .There’s also STARLINK Concierge service for personal assistance with tasks like navigation, restaurant reservations, and scheduling service appointments.

Standard on: Premium, Sport, Limited and Touring.

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A Versatile, Capable SUV

Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive + 33 MPG**

The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates uniform stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction in virtually any weather or road condition. The 2020 Forester is the only non-luxury compact SUV to include standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which delivers better handling, improved efficiency, and a quicker response to road conditions. The durable SUBARU BOXER engine combined with the standard Lineartronic® CVT allows the Forester to get up to a fuel-efficient 33 MPG** highway.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard on: All models


A STARLINK Multimedia system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration comes standard on the 2020 Forester. Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation allow for safe and easy connection to your favorite apps and content. You can access news, navigation, music, podcasts, and more through available STARLINK apps. A built-in and voice-activated navigation system powered by TomTom is available, as well as an 8-inch touchscreen.

Learn more about Subaru Starlink

An image with graphic overlay illustrating the Blind-Spot Detection feature available in the 2020 Forester.
A photo looking into the rear cargo area of the 2020 Forester, which is loaded with luggage.

Plenty of Cargo Room with Extra-Wide Rear Gate Opening

Haul more gear for your adventures with up to 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space, and an extra-wide rear gate opening makes loading and unloading large items easier. A Power Rear Gate is available to allow opening and closing even when your hands are occupied, and now opens, closes, and locks the entire vehicle with the touch of a button. The Forester adapts to bring longer items by simply adjusting the 60/40-split fold-down rear seat.

Power Rear Gate standard on:Power Rear Gate standard on: Limited, Touring
Available on: Premium, Sport

A close-up of the X-MODE with Hill Descent Control dial available in the 2020 Forester.

8.7 Inches of Ground Clearance and Enhanced X-MODE®

With 8.7 inches of ground clearance — more than Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, or Ford Escape — and available X-MODE with Hill Descent Control, almost any destination is within reach. X-MODE optimizes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces. A dual-function X-MODE with settings for snow, dirt, and mud is also available.

X-MODE standard on: Premium
Dual-function X-MODE standard on: Sport, Limited, and Touring

A close-up of a smartphone connecting to the built-in Wi-Fi hotspot available in the 2020 Forester.

Built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot Connectivity

With available Wi-Fi connectivity built right into the 2020 Forester, passengers can stream and share their favorite content online using the 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot[12] .From the moment you start your Subaru, up to eight devices can connect. Then everyone can easily stream their TV shows, movies, and music, or play games, check email, and much more.

Standard on: Premium, Sport, Limited, Touring

Two iPad® tablets with OtterBox® Defender Series iPad cases and two Harman Kardon® Bluetooth Headphones.

SUBARU STARLINK Entertainment Anywhere

The STARLINK Entertainment Anywhere package is available to make every trip in your Forester even more enjoyable. With iPad®, you and your passengers have endless opportunities to stay connected, engaged, and entertained. Passengers can also utilize the built-in Wi-Fi capability to stream their favorite content or search the web. This premium entertainment experience is a great value and can be enjoyed in the backseat of your Forester or wherever else your travels take you [13] .

The kit includes:

  • 2 Apple iPad® 32GB Wi-Fi models
  • 2 Harman Kardon® Bluetooth Headphones
  • 2 OtterBox® Defender Series iPad cases
Available on: All models

Forester Sport

The Forester Sport showcases bold design elements on its sleek exterior and sophisticated cabin upgrades inside. It rides on uniquely finished 18-inch wheels, features LED fog lights, and comes with roof rack tie-down points for added versatility and functional style. And with Sport-specific tuning for SI-DRIVE and dual-function X-MODE®, the Forester Sport is ready for anything.


The Forester Sport interior is clad in high-quality textured materials with unique orange accent trim and two-tone gray upholstery with orange contrast stitching to create a cabin that feels as sophisticated as it looks.

18-inch Alloy Wheels

Standard 18-inch alloy wheels, with an aggressive design and exclusive black finish, give the Forester Sport a foundation of athletic style.

Roof Rack Tie-Downs

The Forester Sport features integrated roof rail tie-down points that not only provide cargo-carrying capability, but also a finishing touch to its bold design.


SI-DRIVE — or Subaru Intelligent Drive, is a powertrain performance management system. Sport models feature an exclusive Sport Sharp (S#) SI-DRIVE mode for enhanced throttle response and an even more engaging drive. 

Quality That Lasts

Built for the Long Road Ahead

The Forester will be with you on all the journeys ahead — 97% of Forester vehicles sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today[14]. That long-lasting quality is one reason why the Forester has the highest residual value in its class for four years running, according to ALG[15].

A close-up of the power panoramic moonroof available on the 2020 Forester.

Power Panoramic Moonroof

Giving the interior an even more expansive atmosphere, an available power tilt/sliding panoramic moonroof lets you feel the breeze, brighten the day, and check out the stars.

Standard on: Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring

Spacious, High-Quality Interior

The 2020 Forester offers plenty of room for comfort, with up to 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume. That’s more interior passenger room than Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, or Mazda CX-5. With ample rear legroom and an available panoramic moonroof, the Forester provides an open, airy experience for all.

The cabin also features high-quality, soft-touch materials and contrast stitching throughout, along with standard automatic climate control. And the second row even offers available heated seats, A/C vents, and USB ports to bring front-seat comfort to every passenger.

A 2020 Forester driving on a country road.


The 2020 Forester is powered by a direct-injection SUBARU BOXER® engine with Auto Start-Stop technology. With 182 horsepower and up to 33 MPG**, this balanced, proven design provides impressive efficiency, dependable capability, and years of smooth operation you can rely on for all the adventures ahead.

Standard on: All models