The Forester delivers up to 33 mpg EPA-estimated highway fuel economy and offers up to 1,500-lb. towing capacity.  -  Photo: Subaru

The Forester delivers up to 33 mpg EPA-estimated highway fuel economy and offers up to 1,500-lb. towing capacity.

Photo: Subaru

Subaru of America, Inc. has announced pricing on its popular SUV, the 2023 Forester. The vehicle will be offered in six trim levels when it arrives at Subaru retailers in December.

Standard across the model line is EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. The latest version of its active safety system that debuted last year has improved overall performance thanks to a wider field of view and updated software, according to the company. Automatic Emergency Steering is included on models equipped with Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Keep Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. The safety feature works with EyeSight and Blind-Spot Detection to assist with steering control to help avoid a collision at speeds less than 50 mph.

As in prior model years, all Forester models come standard with seven airbags: driver and front passenger frontal airbags, side curtain airbags, and side pelvis/torso airbags, as well as a driver’s knee airbag.

All Forester models are powered by a 2.5L Subaru Boxer engine with a Lineartronic CVT and Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The direct-injection engine produces 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque. The Forester SUV delivers up to 33 mpg EPA-estimated highway fuel economy. The compact SUV also offers up to 1,500-lb. towing capacity (3,000-lb. for Wilderness) and features standard Trailer Stability Assist.

The Forester earned two awards from Kelley Blue Book in its segment this year: 2022 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award and 2022 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own. The compact SUV also won in its category for the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Cars for Teens. The Subaru Forester received the 2022 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ award. This marks the 16th consecutive year Forester has earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick (2007-2022).

2023 Subaru Forester MSRP

Trim Transmission MSRP
Forester CVT $26,395
Forester Premium CVT $29,395
Forester Sport CVT $30,965
Forester Wilderness CVT $34,020
Forester Limited CVT $33,075
Forester Touring CVT $36,495


The 2023 Forester base model comes standard with a long list of features, including power windows, door locks, and side mirrors; dual USB-A input/charge ports in the front center console; multi-function display; remote keyless entry; and combination meter with color LCD.

Also standard is the Subaru Starlink 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus system with high-resolution touchscreen, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming connectivity; SiriusXM and TravelLink (4-month free Platinum Plan subscription); and CD player. An option package upgrades the Base model with 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels in silver finish and a ladder-type roof rail design with convenient tie-down points. The rail system offers a dynamic load capacity of 176-lb. and a 700-lb static load limit, allowing safe use of a roof-top tent. The option package has an MSRP of $625.

Last year's base price for the 2022 Forester was $25,195.

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