Introduced a couple of years ago, the current generation of the popular crossover is arguably one of the best models in the segment. Known for the excelled AWD system, this crossover is actually much more than a Subaru we used to see. The new generation is sophisticated in so many ways and even features a hi-quality cabin, which is attractive, well-equipped and full of quality materials. Also, this model features really impressive fuel economy, which is among the highest in the class. Still, it looks like we might see some interesting novelties for the next year.
One of the most anticipated novelties for the next year is a new engine option. While the current engine is impressive in terms of fuel efficiency, a crossover like this definitely deserves something more powerful. That’s the reason why many reports suggest we could see a turbo version in the next year. Other than a new engine, the 2021 Subaru Forester shouldn’t get any particular change, though novelties in terms of standard equipment are always welcome.
2021 Subaru Forester Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, we definitely don’t expect to see any particular change in the next year. The 2021 Subaru Forester will carry on in the same way, which is base on a new Subaru Global architecture, which is modular and underprints pretty much all contemporary models in the lineup. The same thing goes for styling. Visually, it’s not that easy to notice differences between the new and the previous generations. From the aesthetical perspective, this looked more like a facelift than a redesign. The visual changes were pretty mild and you can easily notice a familiar front face, which has only been sharpened up for a bit. Therefore, we have no doubt that the 2021 Subaru Forester will carry on in the same way and that the best we could see are new color options.
2021 Subaru Forester Interior
With more than 105 inches between the axles, the current generation is the biggest Forester we’ve seen so far. This also means it features the most spacious cabin. Therefore, you may count on two quite spacious rows of seats, with more than enough legroom to accommodate adult passengers. Moreover, we are talking about one of the most spacious second rows in the class. The same thing goes for the cargo area, which is really spacious. You may count on more than 35 cubic feet behind rear seats, while the overall cargo volume goes up to 76 cubic feet. These are class-leading numbers.
Besides plenty of space and excellent functionality, this cabin also looks pretty amazing. The overall quality is really good and you can find all kinds of quality materials. The dashboard also looks very attractive and opulent, thanks to both quality materials and a long list of standard equipment.
As we’ve just mentioned, the list of standard equipment is pretty long, already in base models. When it comes to tech goodies, all models come standard with things like a 6.5-inch touch screen, four speakers, satellite radio, HD Radio, and a pair of USB ports. Smartphone goodies like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also on the list of standard equipment. Of course, there is much in higher trims, where you can get a bigger 8-inch touch screen, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth hands-free text messaging, a nine-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and a navigation system.
Safety features are the aspect where this crossover really shines. All trims come standard with things like adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, pre-collision throttle management, lane departure and sway warning, lead vehicle start alert, and lane departure prevention. Additionally, you can get things like blind-spot monitoring, lane change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights and more.
2021 Subaru Forester Engine
The current model comes with just one engine option in the offer. It is a well-known 2.5-liter engine, which in this case delivers around 182 horsepower and comes in pair with a CVT gearbox. Such a configuration won’t provide you with some spectacular driving dynamics but one the other side, you may count on excellent fuel economy. Despite it features AWD layout, this crossover returns really astonishing 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
Still, a well-designed vehicle like this definitely deserves some more potent version. Therefore, many reports suggest we could see a new 2.4-liter turbo-four in the offer for the next year. This engine delivers around 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque and that would definitely make 2021 Subaru Forester a far better to drive.
2021 Subaru Forester Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Subaru Forester in a typical time of year, sometime in the last quarter of 2020. When it comes to the price, base versions should go around 24.500 dollars. Key competitors are models like Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson etc.