2021 Subaru Forester

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2021 Subaru Forester Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact SUV of 2021

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Compact SUV
#4 Subaru Forester

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2021 Subaru Forester after 90-days of ownership.
  • How well you feel your vehicle would protect you in an accident
  • Ease of getting in/out of the front seats
  • How well your vehicle steers/handles in slippery conditions

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2021 Subaru Forester during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle's ability to hold personal items exactly where you want them
  • Sound of your vehicle's engine/motor
  • Experience of making and receiving phone calls in your vehicle

Performance Specs

MPG City







7 speed, CVT w/OD


Regular Unleaded H-4


All Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2021 Subaru Forester Review

The Subaru Forester does so much more than get you where you want to go. It’s rolling potential so you can go just about anywhere at just about any time. And it’s built with legendary Subaru durability and safety. Choose from five models starting with the Forester and moving through the top-of-the-line Forester Touring. With standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and almost nine inches of ground clearance you can get through the rough stuff. And don’t be afraid to go there—97 percent of all Subaru Foresters sold in the last 10 years are still on the road. Inside the available Panoramic Moonroof lets everyone enjoy the sky while SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia brings music maps phone calls and more to a touchscreen display. And wherever your Forester takes you EyeSight Driver Assist Technology adds peace of mind to every mile. Choose from a variety of colors options and accessories and build a Forester that’s all yours. The Subaru Forester. Love the adventure!
The Subaru Forester is loaded with technology. SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia keeps you connected. Need to make a phone call? Want to hear something on your playlist? Need to get directions? Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is standard and Navigation is available. Wondering if you left your doors unlocked? Available SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security and the MySubaru Mobile App turn your smartphone into a remote control for your Forester. Lock and unlock doors find your car and more. The Subaru Forester. Love means never having to disconnect.
EyeSight Driver Assist Technology helps the Subaru Forester earn a Five-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. EyeSight is an innovative suite of features like Adaptive Cruise Control Pre-Collision Braking and Lane Keep Assist. It’s like having an extra set of eyes on the road—and an extra set of feet on the brakes. And if an accident’s unavoidable your Forester’s supplemental restraint system6 holds you in place and surrounds you with inflatable protection while available SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security notifies first responders. The Subaru Forester. Love the safety.
There’s a sports car under the Subaru Forester’s hood. A182-horsepower SUBARU BOXER engine brings power and performance to every adventure. With its Lineartronic Constant Velocity Transmission and standard BSubaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive your Forester is capable of delivering you everywhere—at up to 33 miles per gallon. Available X-MODE with Hill-Descent Control adds confidence on steep and slippery terrain. And Subaru Intelligent Drive lets you choose from two performance modes customizing engine response with the push of a button. The Subaru Forester. Love the adventure!

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