2021 Subaru Forester at Reedman-Toll Subaru

2021 marks the 24th year of one of the most award-winning Subaru models, the Forester! The 2021 model year has brought a lot of exciting changes to the Subaru lineup, and the Forester certainly didn't miss out on that, and the proof shows in the features. Just a few of the most exciting 2021 Forester features include automatic climate control, Subaru EyeSight driver assists, steering responsive LED headlights, and, of course, Subaru's legendary symmetrical all-wheel-drive system. Five trim levels make up the Forester lineup, each one bringing its own set of undeniably impressive features. Inside and out, front to back, there's a lot to love about the 2021 Subaru Forester. Continue reading to get the full scoop on this fantastic new compact SUV!

All Weather Performance

8.7 Inches of Ground Clearance

The 2021 Subaru Forester boasts 8.7 inches of ground clearance - more than Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, or Ford Escape.

Subaru X-MODE

With available X-MODE with Hill Descent Control, almost any destination is within reach. X-MODE optimizes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces. A dual-function X-MODE with settings for snow, dirt, and mud is also available.

Safety and Security

SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security

STARLINK Safety and Security system[9] offers an array of connected services to help keep you and your Forester safe whether you're in your vehicle, at your computer, or on your smartphone. Advanced Automatic Collision Notification will alert an operator in the event of an accident, and SOS Emergency Assistance can get you roadside help at the push of a button. Remote Engine Start with Climate Control, accessible via your smartphone, ensures your Forester is always ready and comfortable. There are also STARLINK Concierge services for personal assistance with tasks like navigation, restaurant reservations, and scheduling service appointments.

Subaru DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System

The 2021 Forester features a state-of-the-art system to help reduce distracted driving for both new and experienced drivers. Working with our award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, the DriverFocus system is like having an attentive co-pilot along for the ride, available to give a helpful alert if a driver becomes distracted or drowsy. For added convenience, DriverFocus can also recognize up to five different drivers and remember their preferences, including seat position, climate settings, and outside mirror position.

Durable and Comfortable

Power Panoramic Moonroof

Giving the interior an even more expansive atmosphere, an available power sliding panoramic moonroof lets you feel the breeze, brighten the day, and check out the stars.

Built for the Long Road Ahead

The Forester will be with you on all the journeys ahead - 97% of Forester vehicles sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today - Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4 can't say the same. Its long-lasting quality is one reason why the Forester has the highest residual value in its class for five years running, according to ALG, and earned both the best resale value[16] and the lowest 5-year cost to own in its class for 2020 from Kelley Blue Book.

Interior and Technology

High-Quality Interior with Impressive Cargo Room

The 2021 Forester offers high-quality, soft-touch materials and contrast stitching inside its stylish, comfortable cabin. There's plenty of room for everyone, too, with up to 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume. That's more interior passenger room than the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, or Ford Escape. In the back, you get up to 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space, and an extra-wide rear gate opening makes loading and unloading large items easier. A Power Rear Gate is available to allow opening and closing even when your hands are occupied, and you can open, close, and lock the entire vehicle with the touch of a button.


A STARLINK Multimedia system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration comes standard on the 2021 Forester. Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation allow for safe and easy connection to your favorite apps and content. Access news, navigation, music, podcasts, and more through available cloud-based STARLINK apps and SiriusXM®. An 8-inch touchscreen is available, as well as a built-in and voice-activated navigation system powered by TomTom®.

2021 Subaru Forester Trim Levels


  • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
  • SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia
  • 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • LED Steering Responsive Headlights


  • 10-way power driver's seat
  • Keyless Access/ignition
  • Sliding panoramic moonroof
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated front seats


  • Unique orange exterior accents
  • Dual-function X-MODE®
  • Blind-Spot Detection
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • SI-DRIVE® engine management system


  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • 18-inch machine-finish alloy wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power Rear Gate

Forester Touring

  • SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia
  • DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation
  • 10- way power driver's seat
  • 8-way power front passenger seat
  • Heated rear seats

What features come with the different 2021 Subaru Forester trims?

The five 2021 Forester trim levels include the Base trim, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring. Starting with the Forester Base, consumers get features like automatic climate control, steering responsive headlights, 17-inch steel wheels, a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and two USB ports. Stepping up to the Premium, you'll find a panoramic moonroof, keyless entry and push-button start, 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat. Sport tacks on features geared towards those seeking some more fun like paddle shifters, larger brake rotors, a multi-function digital driver's information display, 18-inch alloy wheels, and blindspot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The Limited and Touring features include things like leather upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen, a powered liftgate, voice-activated dual-zone climate control, reverse automatic braking, and heated rear seats.

What is Subaru EyeSight?

EyeSight is Subaru's suite of driver aids. Standard on every forested, from Base to Touring, you'll find lane departure warning, lane centering assist, automatic emergency braking, forward collision mitigation, a rearview camera, and adaptive cruise control. Even more driver assists are included in the upper-level trims. Blindspot monitoring with rear cross-traffic detection, for instance, is available on the Sport, Limited, and Touring trims. More available safety options include Driver Focus attention warning, automatic high beams, and reverse automatic braking.

2021 Subaru Forester engine and drivetrain

The 2021 Forester comes with one engine that is tried and trusted. It is Subaru's 2.5-liter flat-four Boxer engine. This kicks out 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque while getting 26 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway. The Boxer engine is mated to a LinearTronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters come standard on the Sport, Limited, and Touring trims, giving drivers the option of Manual Mode. Subaru's all-wheel-drive system is known around the world as one of the best and comes standard on all Forester trims. The Forester's capability is enhanced by X-Mode that provides driving modes to optimize the AWD to give drivers the best possible traction in any weather.

Get your 2021 Subaru Forester at Reedman-Toll Subaru

The 2021 Forester is the most exciting one yet! If you're interested in getting behind the wheel of a new Forester, come on down to Reedman-Toll Subaru in Langhorne, PA. When you work with one of our professional sales team members, you'll get a tour of our whole inventory, a test drive, and a test run on all the Forester features. If you can't make it down to the dealership, you can shop our full inventory right here on our website and even apply for financing using our secure online form. We look forward to working with you!

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