The 2023 model year of Subaru’s compact SUV has just been released and it represents the fifth production year of the current generation. Therefore, if you are familiar with the policy of this Japanese manufacturer, you know it’s time for changes. According to the latest reports, the 2024 Subaru Forester is about to receive a complete redesign. The officials are still quiet, but we count on all kinds of novelties that should make this popular crossover even better.
Among novelties we expect to see, there is the matter of powertrain. The current model comes with a pretty efficient gasoline engine, but the next generation could also be offered with a hybrid powertrain. Naturally, we will see a new exterior design, new interior, as well as all kinds of new advanced tech and safety features.
The all-new 2024 Subaru Forester is expected to arrive sometime in the last quarter of 2023.
2024 Subaru Forester Redesign
As we’ve just mentioned, this should be a pretty comprehensive redesign. The first thing that should be mentioned is the platform, which will be Subaru’s latest modular architecture, which already underpins a couple of new models. In any case, we will see an evolutional design approach, with a familiar layout that combines a flat-four engine with the company’s legendary AWD system. Naturally, we count on some tweaks to the suspension setup, which should improve the ride quality even more.
Of course, we are also about to see the new styling. It’s still early for details but we are pretty sure there will be no radical changes. Instead, changes should be evolutionary and the overall shape, as well as dimensions, shouldn’t change much. The biggest changes are expected at the front, of course, with new headlights, grille design etc.
We count on a new interior design too. At this point, it’s still early for details but we presume that the 2024 Subaru Forester will take inspiration from its recently redesigned siblings. This means the new dashboard design, which would be highlighted with a massive infotainment screen at the center stack. Furthermore, we count on new shapes and further improvements regarding materials and build quality, even though the current model already stands in this aspect pretty well.
Considering that no bigger size changes are expected, we presume that the amount of space will also remain largely the same. That’s not an issue, considering that the current generation is already pretty impressive in this aspect. Therefore, we have no doubt that the new model will offer a couple of very spacious and comfortable seats, which accommodate adults with ease. The cargo area should also be among the biggest in the segment, where some of the key competitors are models like Honda CR-V, Chevy Equinox and Nissan Rogue.
Of course, we also expect to see novelties regarding tech and safety features. We already mentioned a new massive infotainment screen, while the list of standard equipment should also include goodies like wireless smartphone integration and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Also, we will see the new generation of EyeSight technology, which will bring additional high-definition cameras and new software, which will significantly improve the performance of safety and driver-assistance features. More details are expected in the near future.
2024 Subaru Forester Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, we expect some interesting novelties, even though the base engine will probably remain the same. We are talking about a good-old 2.5-liter flat-four, which puts out around 182 horsepower. It offers decent performance, in a combination with pretty impressive fuel economy.
The new generation should also come with some sort of electrification. We presume that a hybrid powertrain could feature a completely new setup, based on the new 1.8-liter turbo-four engine that debuted on the Japanese market. Furthermore, we won’t exclude the possibility to see a plug-in hybrid as well. On the other hand, the all-electric version is not expected, considering that the company has just launched the all-electric Solterra, which is about the same size as Forester.
All engines will come in pair with CVT, while the company’s legendary AWD system will be standard.
2024 Subaru Forester Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Subaru Forester will hit the market sometime in the second half of 2023. Base models should go around 26.500 dollars.