New Subaru Debuts At LA Auto Show
At the 2023 LA Auto Show, Subaru debuted the all-new, sixth generation 2025 Forester. This new SUV promises to be the best generation yet while maintaining its usable and cost-efficient roots that make the Forester beloved by customers and enthusiasts alike.
The 2025 Subaru Forester will be available in Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring trim levels and will be available to customers at dealers across the country starting in spring of 2024.
As with every Subaru, except for the BRZ, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard, and has been since the Forester made its first-ever appearance at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1995. It later came to America in 1997 as a 1998 model and wowed prospective-buyers with its genuine hybrid personality of usefulness for everyday plus off-road prowess. The new Forester has 8.7 inches of ground clearance, yet never makes customers feel like they have to find a way to get into the vehicle because it sits so high.
Powering the all-new Subaru Forester is the venerable 2.5-liter Subaru Boxer® engine that produces 180 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. Power is put to the wheels through a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Style and Manufacturing
For 2025, the styling is familiar yet sleek and contemporary with its new grille that flows into the new LED headlights. Subaru says they’ve added specific aerodynamic changes to aid in the overall drivability of the new SUV, namely an air outlet behind the front wheel in the wheel well cladding to allow air to exit from the wheel well more easily to reduce lift and improve grip and stability.
According to Subaru, the platform of the 2025 Forester has 10% stiffer torsional rigidity. New inner frame construction with better, stronger welds and more structural adhesives allows for superior body and frame rigidity while still being less weight overall.
The Forester will feature the latest version of the award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist Technology on all models. The system has been improved and adds an electric brake booster to aid the stopping force of the vehicle when the car has to assist the driver in braking. EyeSight is able to accurately identify cyclists and pedestrians sooner when driving through intersections. The system will first alert the driver and then apply the brakes if the driver does not respond. The Forester will also have Reverse Automatic Braking as well as Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
Introduced on the new Forester as a first-ever for any Subaru, Emergency Stop Assist. The system automatically turns on if the driver becomes unresponsive to warnings when driving with the Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control. This safety feature, which will be standard, will bring the vehicle to a complete stop and immediately engage the hazard lights and unlock all of the doors, and Subaru STARLINK® Connected Services will then call emergency services and give them the exact location of the vehicle.
Going along with the Emergency Stop Assist is DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System. Standard on the Touring trim and up, this safety feature uses a camera that is pointed at the driver to read their face to monitor fatigue and lack of focus when driving.
From 2007 until the current 2023 model, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the Subaru Forester the coveted Top Safety Pick.
X-MODE with Hill Descent Control is standard on Premium trim models and allows the driver to select from multiple different types of surfaces the vehicle is being driven on to maximize grip and drivability. Sport and higher trims will get dual-function X-MODE that adds extra functionality and modes.
A 7-inch multimedia touchscreen infotainment system is standard and an 11.6-inch touchscreen is optional. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard with the 11.6-inch screen, while Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can be used with your phone’s cable for the standard 7-inch screen.
Subaru has not announced pricing yet, but they say it will be revealed closer to the date when customers start seeing them on dealer lots.
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