2025 Subaru Forester Pricing Increased By 10%

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The 2025 Subaru Forester embodies the essence of granola and will be available for purchase this spring. However, it comes with a significantly higher price tag compared to its predecessor, starting at $29,695, excluding a $1,395 delivery and destination fee. This marks a substantial increase of $2,600, or nearly 10%, for the base model compared to the outgoing 2024 version. Similarly, other models in the lineup also see price hikes ranging from $1,700 to $2,630, representing a 5.6% to 8.3% increase.

2025 Subaru Forester

At the entry-level end, the Forester comes equipped with LED headlights, roof rails, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, there are analog gauges alongside a compact 4.2-inch multi-information display. Additionally, the Forester features dual 7-inch displays and a four-speaker audio system. While amenities are modest, the base model includes power windows and locks, along with a dual-zone automatic climate control system. Cloth seats with blue contrast stitching and a hexagonal pattern add a touch of style. Safety features such as adaptive cruise control, lane centering system, and pre-collision braking are standard, along with lane departure warning/prevention, a rearview camera, high beam assist, and a rear seat reminder.

The Forester Premium, starting at $31,995, offers additional features such as rear privacy glass, illuminated vanity mirrors, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Moreover, it includes LED fog lights, a panoramic moonroof, heated exterior mirrors, and a windshield wiper deicer. Inside, upgrades include a 10-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, a wireless smartphone charger, an 11.6-inch infotainment system, a six-speaker audio system, upgraded upholstery, and a keyless access system with push-button ignition.

2025 Subaru Forester interior

The Forester Sport, priced at $34,495, features bronze exterior accents, 19-inch alloy wheels with a bronze finish, gloss black low-profile roof rails, and Crystal Black Silica mirrors with integrated turn signals. Inside, colorful accents, special floor mats, chrome door handles, and gray Sport StarTex seats enhance the cabin. Safety features like blind-spot detection with lane change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic emergency steering are also included.

Moving up to the Forester Limited, priced at $35,995, offers perforated leather seats with power adjustment on both sides, a heated steering wheel, faux wood trim, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Additional highlights include a stainless steel exhaust tip and a hands-free power liftgate.

At the top of the range is the Forester Touring, starting at $39,995, featuring black or brown perforated leather seats with suede bolsters, heating and ventilation upfront, as well as heating in the rear. It includes an 11-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, special floor mats, 19-inch alloy wheels, a digital rearview mirror, a surround view monitor, reverse automatic braking, and a DriverFocus distraction mitigation system.

Subaru Forester

All Forester models are powered by a 2.5-liter engine generating 180 hp and 241 Nm of torque, paired with a continuously variable transmission and a symmetrical all-wheel drive system with active torque vectoring. Despite its conventional powertrain, the Forester is expected to return 26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 29 mpg combined.

Interestingly, the Forester Wilderness continues from the 2024 model year alongside the 2025 Forester, maintaining an unchanged MSRP of $34,920.

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