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Key specs of the base trim
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- Roomy interior with quality materials
- Smooth ride, quiet cabin
- Picture-window visibility
- Excellent all-wheel drive
- Huge liftgate opening
- Just adequate power
- Engine noisy at higher revs
- Available power liftgate isn’t hands-free
- Plastic wheel covers on base model
Lane-centering steering now standard
Five-seat compact SUV
182-hp boxer four-cylinder engine
Continuously variable automatic transmission
All-wheel drive standard
8.7-inch ground clearance
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What Is the 2020 Subaru Forester?
Redesigned last year, the Subaru Forester compact SUV comes standard with all-wheel drive and seats five. Power comes from a standard 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine that works with a continuously variable automatic transmission. Competitors include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai Tucson.
What’s New on the 2020 Subaru Forester?
Lane-centering steering and lane departure warning is now included with Subaru’s EyeSight system, which is standard. A rear-seat reminder is also now standard. Premium models gain heated front seats, heated side mirrors and a windshield de-icer.
What Features in the 2020 Subaru Forester Are Most Important?
Forester highlights include an accessible starting price, standard all-wheel drive, impressive ground clearance, 29 mpg combined (according to EPA estimates) and important active safety features like forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.
Should I Buy the 2020 Subaru Forester?
The Forester is a formidable competitor in the compact SUV class; in a recent Cars.com compact SUV comparison test, the Forester finished second in a field of seven thanks in part to its good visibility, braking and handling, and child-safety seat accommodations. Power from the Forester’s boxer four-cylinder is just modest, and it can get noisy at higher rpms, but this is a well-rounded SUV that’s worth your consideration.
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The 2020 Subaru Forester currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
36 months / 36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
5 years/80,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms
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Dealer Certification Required