2022 Subaru Forester

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Subaru Forester highlights

Customer rating


  • Ample room for cargo
  • Practical for all types of adventures
  • Lots of standard driver-assistance systems


  • Lots of road noise on the highway
  • Base engine is pretty weak
  • Interior doesn't feel particularly high-end

Mileage (EPA estimate)

25 city, 28 highway, 26 combined

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What is new for the 2022 Subaru Forester?

  • The Forester is available in a new trim called the Wilderness.
  • Forester trims have been upgraded with Leatherette Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.

2022 Subaru Forester trims

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  • 182-hp, 176-lb-ft of torque 2.5L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear View Camera
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Subaru Forester

1. Great for road trips

If you love taking road trips, this SUV can make your drives a breeze. The base trim of the 2022 Subaru Forester gets an EPA-estimated 29 mpg combined fuel economy, so you won't get slowed down by frequent stops for gas.

 Plus, the 2022 Forester has up to 74.2 cu-ft of cargo space—plenty of room to store all your bags and adventure gear. It also has an extra-wide rear gate opening so you can load up more easily.

2. All-wheel drive is standard

Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive comes standard on the 2022 Forester, whether you're buying the base trim or the Touring. This system sends power to all four wheels evenly under normal conditions, which can help the car keep a good grip around tight turns. And if you're dealing with conditions that are less than ideal (like a slick drive to a ski resort or a muddy road to a campsite), it can provide a boost of traction and give you more confidence behind the wheel.

3. Spacious and comfortable interior

Whether you're going grocery shopping or taking a long drive to the mountains for a weekend getaway, your drive will be comfortable in the 2022 Subaru Forester. Its 107.6 cu-ft of passenger volume (or 111.6 cu-ft in Foresters without the moonroof) feels roomy and gives everyone plenty of space to stretch out. You can stay toasty with available heated seats in the front and back. And with automatic climate control, you can set just the right temperature for your drive.

4. Loaded with driver-assistance features

Many driver-assistance features come standard on the 2022 Subaru Forester, giving you peace of mind every time you turn on the ignition. All trims have EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, which includes pre-collision throttle management and braking, alerts if you stray out of your lane, adaptive cruise control that lets you set the distance between your car and the one in front of you, and technology that helps your car stay centered in the lane. The 2022 Forester also has daytime running lights and a rearview camera.

5. Tech at your fingertips

Your music and apps are just a few taps away in the Forester. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration are standard on all 2022 Subaru Foresters, so you can easily tune into your favorite driving playlist. You can control all your connected technology through the Subaru Starlink® multimedia system on either a 6.5-inch or 8-inch multimedia display, depending on which trim you choose.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.7 out of 5

3 customer reviews
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Subaru Forester an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Subaru Forester 22nd out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Subaru Forester features and specs

Wilderness 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • CD Audio
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Remote Start
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Leg room

F 43.3"/R 39.4"

Head room

F 40.2"/R 37.6"

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Max towing capacity

300/3000 lbs.



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