Source: Subaru of America announcement
The latest version of EyeSight, the award-winning active safety system which debuted last year, has improved overall performance thanks to a wider field of view and updated software. Automatic Emergency Steering is included on models equipped with Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Keep Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. The safety feature works with EyeSight and Blind-Spot Detection to assist with steering control to help avoid a collision at speeds less than 50 mph.
As in prior model years, all Forester models come standard with seven airbags: driver and front passenger frontal airbags, side curtain airbags and side pelvis/torso airbags, as well as a driver’s knee airbag.
All Forester models are powered by a 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® engine teamed with a Lineartronic® CVT and Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The direct-injection engine produces 182 horsepower and 176 pounds-feet of torque.
The Forester is a highly efficient SUV, delivering up to 33 miles per gallon EPA-estimated highway fuel economy. The compact SUV also offers up to 1,500-lb. towing capacity (3,000-lb. for Wilderness) and features standard Trailer Stability Assist.
The Subaru Forester continues to be one of the manufacturer’s most awarded vehicles. This year, Forester earned two awards from Kelley Blue Book in its segment: 2022 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award and 2022 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own. The compact SUV also won in its category for the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Cars for Teens.
The Subaru Forester received the 2022 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. This marks the 16th consecutive year Forester has earned an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK (2007-2022) – more than any other small SUV.
Introducing the 2023 Forester
The 2023 Forester (Base) continues the model’s tradition of offering top-safety, durability, and capability at an incredible value. Priced at $26,395, the compact SUV comes standard with a long list of features including power windows, door locks, and side mirrors; dual USB-A input/charge ports in the front center console; multi-function display; remote keyless entry; and combination meter with color LCD.
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