The new 2021 Subaru Forester is available in five dynamic trims for a variety of driver needs. Subaru is one of the most reliable automakers today, and the (still) fifth generation 2021 Forester does not disappoint. Standard all-wheel drive and significant ground clearance are staples of the Subaru manufacturing protocol and the 2021 Forester continues the tradition with a few extra features added. What are the benefits of driving a Subaru Forester? What are the different types of features and models available?
Subaru’s are known to be safe vehicles, making the 2021 beneficial for drivers with families. What other types of family-car benefits are offered by the various 2021 Subaru Forester trims? What are the prices to buy a new Forester off the lot today? Read ahead for an informative guide about the new 2021 Subaru Forester features & models today.
2021 Subaru Forester – Individual & Family Car Benefits
Subaru prides itself on the safety ratings of its vehicles. The Insurance institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates the Subaru Forester as the second-safest vehicle of its kind, while also placing five additional Subaru vehicles in its top safety picks overall. Safety is paramount when driving on open U.S. roadways. This is true for all drivers but especially those with families. This vehicle is also perfect for frequent recurring commutes, trips to the grocery store, longer road trips and more. The standard all-wheel drive and tight driver-friendly handling also make the 2021 Forester an excellent vehicle to handle in inclement weather.
Additional benefits to individual drivers are also multiple in numbers. The Forester is small enough to make sense for a single driver or married couple, but does not feel cramped or limited in cargo space. Pricing is affordable and even reasonable considering all features and benefits the Forester line offers. The fuel economy on all Forester models is also good, averaging an approximate combined twenty-nine MPG overall. Do you travel at night on winding roads? Do you carry important cargo such as music, photography or computer equipment? The new 2021 Subaru Forester is perfect for all these scenarios and more.
Guide to 2021 Subaru Forester Features & Trims
The new 2021 Subaru Forester is available in five dynamic trims for a multiple driver needs and consumer preferences. Starting MSRPs at the time of this writing for base-package trims range from $24,795 to $24,895 (when purchased directly from Subaru). The five new 2021 Subaru Forester trims and their top features/specifications are:
Starting MSRP on the new 2021 Subaru Forester trim is approximately $24,795 before taxes, fees and options. Its MPG is 33/26 (highway/city) with an average combined fuel economy of 29 MPG. Top features of this trim include symmetrical all-wheel drive, standard EyeSight® driver assist technology and 76.1 cubic feet of cargo volume. The Subaru Starlink multimedia system includes Apple CarPlay and Android auto integration. Additional features of the 2021 Subaru Forester trim include 8.7 inches of ground clearance, LED steering responsive headlights, vehicle dynamics control (VDC) and an award-winning rear-seat safety reminder system (prevents leaving items, pets & children accidentally behind).
2. Forester Premium
Starting MSRP on the new 2021 Forester Premium trim is approximately $27,795 before taxes, fees and options. Its MPG is 33/26 (highway/city) with an average combined fuel economy of 29 MPG. The Premium trim keeps many of the Forester trim’s features, while adding impressive other benefits to the package. A sliding panoramic moonroof is added to this trim. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels and a ten-way power driver's seat are also added. The 2021 Forester Premium also includes an all-weather package (with heated front seats), keyless access (with push-button start), the SUBARU STARLINK® safety & security system and an optional powered rear gate.
3. Forester Sport
Starting MSRP on the new 2021 Forester Sport trim is approximately $29,395 before taxes, fees and options. Its MPG is 33/26 (highway/city) with an average combined fuel economy of 29 MPG. Subaru adds eighteen-inch black finish alloy wheels and orange exterior accents/badging to this trim & package. The SI-DRIVE® engine management system is added, which is an advanced management system for the engine allowing multiple selectable modes based on driver preferences and road conditions. Two-tone cloth upholstery (with orange contrast stitching), dual-function X-MODE® (with hill descent control), blind spot detection and rear cross-traffic alerts all top off the list of excellent new 2021 Subaru Sport specifications and features.
4. Forester Limited
Starting MSRP on the new 2021 Forester Limited is approximately $31,395 before taxes, fees and options. Its MPG is 33/26 (highway/city) and it also performs at an average combined fuel economy of 29 MPG. Leather-trimmed upholstery and an optional heated steering wheel come standard and/or as an upgrade respectively with the Limited model. Dual-zone automatic climate control helps keep you and your family comfortable no matter what the temperature is outside. The wheels on the Limited model are made of eighteen-inch machine-finish alloy. The 2021 Forester Limited trim also adds (optional) reverse automatic braking (RAB), Harman Kardon audio and the STARLINK® 8.0-inch multimedia navigation system.
5. Forester Touring
The 2021 Forester Touring trim is the top of the line for all new Forester models. MSRP on this trim starts at approximately $34,895 before taxes, fees and options. MPG is also 33/26 (highway/city) with a 29-MPG average combined fuel economy. What additional features make the 2021 Forester Touring a luxury to operate and own? Satin chrome finish exterior mirrors add an accented touch of class. Saddle-brown leather-trimmed upholstery is available as a classy interior option. The all-weather package heats both front and rear seats, while the ten-way power driver's seat and eight-way power front passenger seat features provide optimal comfort and flexibility. Safety is still paramount in the 2021 Forester Touring. This top Forester trim also includes the DriverFocus® distraction mitigation system, which helps prevent accidents commonly caused by distracted driving.