The redesigned sixth-generation 2025 Subaru Forster made its public debut Thursday on the 2023 Los Angeles auto present with revised styling, up to date infotainment and driver-assist know-how, and the promise of a first-ever hybrid mannequin.
The brand new styling is an enormous departure from the previous-generation Forester, incorporating a outstanding grille that blends into the headlights, in addition to extra pronounced wheel arches. Exterior dimensions are primarily unchanged. The 2025 Forester is 0.6 inch longer than the outgoing mannequin, however has the identical 105.1-inch wheelbase. The width and peak are practically an identical.
The 2025 Forester relies on the Subaru World Platform like its predecessor, however Subaru claims 10% better torsional rigidity from a full interior body with stronger welding and extra structural adhesive.
2025 Subaru Forester
Inside, the Forester can maintain barely extra cargo than earlier than, at 29.6 cubic toes with the rear seats up and 74.4 cubic toes with the rear seats folded. A hands-free tailgate—a primary for Subaru—is out there to make accessing the cargo space simpler. The entrance seats have been slimmed down to extend visibility and ease of second-row entry. Subaru additionally elevated sound dampening and modified the local weather management system to focus solely on occupied seats to enhance consolation and effectivity.
Subaru additionally up to date the infotainment interface. Base fashions now get a pair a 7.0-inch touchscreens instead of the earlier single 6.5-inch display. The highest display handles Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity and different infotainment features, whereas the underside display is for local weather controls and car settings. An 11.6-inch touchscreen, just like what’s already obtainable in another Subaru fashions, replaces the earlier 8.0-inch touchscreen in larger trim ranges and comes with wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The usual EyeSight driver-assist system options up to date software program, cameras with a wider discipline of view, and an digital brake booster that yield smoother and faster operation in additional circumstances, Subaru claims. A brand new Emergency Cease Help detects if the motive force turns into unresponsive whereas utilizing adaptive cruise management, and may then cease the automobile, activate the hazard lights, and unlock the doorways.
2025 Subaru Forester
The Forester nonetheless makes use of a 2.5-liter boxer-4 related to a repeatedly variable transmission (CVT) and customary all-wheel drive, however output is now 180 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque—in comparison with 182 hp and 176 lb-ft earlier than. On the Forester’s L.A. reveal, Subaru additionally confirmed a Forester Hybrid launching a few 12 months after the opposite fashions, although the corporate did not provide particulars of the powertrain. The naming scheme leaves open the chance that this mannequin shall be a plug-in hybrid, just like the earlier Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.
Subaru lists the identical 8.7 inches of floor clearance as earlier than, and nonetheless gives hill descent management and an X-Mode for loose-surface driving on larger trim ranges. The automaker did not verify timing for a more-capable Wilderness variant of the redesigned Forester.
For now, the 2025 Forester shall be obtainable in base, Premium, Sport, Restricted, and Touring trim ranges when it arrives at U.S. dealerships subsequent spring. Pricing shall be revealed nearer to that point.