The all-new 2019 Subaru Forester blends versatility and cutting-edge technology to take you to the places you love.
You’re the kind of person who doesn’t shy away from new experiences, and your vehicle should be right there alongside you on the journey. Whether you’re learning to rock climb, hauling bikes to a trail, heading to the beach or just driving down the street to a cooking class, the Subaru Forester has long been a dependable partner for life’s adventures. And with new safety technology; a spacious, high-quality interior; and loads of cargo space, the trip just got even more exciting.
Open the tailgate and you’ll see an enormous cargo opening with up to 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space at your disposal.
It seems like just yesterday the Forester was at the genesis of a whole new class of vehicle that married the all-weather, go-anywhere nature of a traditional SUV with the agile handling and improved fuel economy of a sedan. (Or maybe it just seems like it was yesterday because 97 percent of Subaru Forester models sold in the last decade are still on the road.1) Twenty years after its debut, the Forester is still with you on the asphalt – or exploring dirt paths with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Right-sized for ease of maneuverability and use, it’s designed with versatility in mind.
If you have just as much passion for hitting an outdoor concert as ski trails, the 2019 Forester walks that fine line between refinement and ruggedness, too. On the outside, its presence is commanding, with 8.7 inches of ground clearance to take you into the wilderness. Inside, though, the interior is defined by high-quality, soft-touch materials, and rear seat passengers will feel just as privileged as those up front thanks to available heated seats, air conditioning vents and USB ports.
Even with all the creature comforts, the all-new 2019 Forester never strays far from its functional roots. You’ll notice that most at the rear. Open the tailgate and you’ll see an enormous cargo opening with up to 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space at your disposal. And the taillights have moved outward, providing more than 5 inches of additional opening space – a change you’ll immediately appreciate the minute you go to load large, awkward items. (If your arms are loaded with bags of groceries, don’t forget to take advantage of the Power Rear Gate.)
2019 Forester Sport offers sharp new exterior design elements and sophisticated cabin upgrades.
For those looking to up the adventure factor further still, the all-new 2019 Forester Sport model has 18-inch wheels, exclusive LED lighting and adds roof rack tie-down hooks to the standard raised roof rails for your outdoor equipment. The Forester Sport also offers sharp new exterior design elements and sophisticated cabin upgrades. Forester Sport-specific SI-DRIVE tuning, along with updated dual-function X-MODE, meanwhile, make it easy to manage off-road traction and descend rugged terrain.
The latest SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security2 system includes Automatic Collision Notification to alert first responders when an airbag deploys, and SOS Emergency Assistance to lend a hand when you encounter trouble on the road. All-new Remote Engine Start with Climate Control, accessible via your smartphone, ensures your Forester is ready and comfortable. There’s also the new STARLINK Safety and Security Plus Concierge service for personal assistance with tasks like navigation, restaurant reservations and scheduling service appointments. Updated SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia3 systems in the 2019 Forester include standard features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and SiriusXM services (subscription required), along with Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming. Aha4, Pandora and STARLINK app integration allows you to enjoy music, news, podcasts and more. And when you’re headed for parts unknown, you’ll appreciate the available built-in, voice-activated navigation system, powered by TomTom®, with its 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen.
The interior is defined by high-quality, soft-touch materials.
Safety in Focus
The Forester wouldn’t be a Subaru if it didn’t provide the latest technology to keep passengers safe. Key safety equipment includes award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist Technology,5 standard on all Forester models, to monitor the road ahead and help you avoid an accident before it even happens. And the brand-new DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System6 helps to reduce distracted driving. Working with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, DriverFocus is like having an attentive co-pilot along for the ride, ready to give a helpful alert if a driver becomes distracted or drowsy. Subaru is the first mainstream manufacturer to include this technology, standard on the Touring trim.
While the DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System is working to prevent or minimize an accident, it also offers convenience benefits. DriverFocus recognizes up to five different drivers and remembers their preferences, including seat position, climate controls and outside mirrors. An adventure is most fun, after all, when you’re as comfortable – and confident – as possible.
The 2019 Forester goes on sale this fall!
1 Based on IHS Markit U.S. vehicles in operation vs. total new registrations in the Non-Luxury Compact CUV segment for MY2008–2017 ending in December 2017. 2 Activation with subscription required. Includes a three-year trial subscription to Safety Plus services and a six-month trial subscription to Safety and Security Plus services. The Concierge plan can be purchased annually or monthly. A credit card on file will be required for specific packages and for renewal purposes. See your retailer for details. 3 Compatible smartphone and application required. For applications to operate, latest version of each application and optional integrated audio and navigation system unit required. Data provided by smartphone is displayed on navigation screen. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Smartphone apps should only be launched when vehicle is safely parked. Your wireless carrier’s rates may apply. 4 Compatible smartphone and free Aha app required. For Aha to operate, latest version of Aha application and optional integrated audio and navigation system unit required. Data provided by smartphone is displayed on navigation screen. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Smartphone apps should only be launched when vehicle is safely parked. 5 EyeSight is a Driver Assist Technology which may not operate optimally under all driving conditions. The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors such as vehicle maintenance, weather and road conditions. See Owner’s Manual for complete details on system operation and limitations. 6 DriverFocus is a driver recognition technology designed to alert the driver if their attention to the road wavers or if the driver’s face appears to turn away. The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness may be affected by articles of clothing worn on the head or face. See Owner’s Manual for complete details on system operations and limitations.