Known for their reliability, safety, and signature all-wheel drive, Subarus are one of the most popular SUV brands in America. Consistently highly ranked by sites such as Consumer Reports and the IIHS, the Subaru Forester in particular has found itself a dedicated fan base over the past several years. If you’re in the market for a new SUV, the 2020 Subaru Forester might be a good place to start looking. 

In today’s post, we’ll quickly go over some of the top highlights you can expect from the new 2020 Subaru Forester. 

Subaru Forester

Overview

Like its predecessors, the 2020 Subaru Forester is an all-around, well-made car. Built to complement almost any type of person, from adventurers to families with small children, to new drivers and everything in between, the Subaru Forester has a little something for everyone. And its 2020 iteration is no different. 

With a winning combination of cutting-edge safety features, a spacious cabin, excellent fuel economy, and more, it’s no wonder the 2020 Subaru Forester is a popular pick. Notably, the 2020 model offers a bit more ground clearance than Subaru’s other offerings, a feature outdoorsy types will certainly find handy. 

Let’s take a peek at some of this model’s particular specs. 

Specs

The standard 2020 Subaru Forester model includes these features (and more):

  • 33/26 (hwy/city) gas mileage
  • 2.5 liter Subaru Boxer 4-cylinder engine
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • EyeSight Driver Assist technology 
  • Subaru Starlink Multimedia access
  • 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatback
  • Brake assist
  • Rear-vision camera

Of course, there are plenty of optional features available at a premium. Optional offerings include keyless access with push-button start and PIN-code access, heated steering wheels, and, on premium Forester models, Harman Kardon premium audio systems. 

Pricing

When it comes to the 2020 Subaru Forester, interested buyers have 5 options to choose from depending on their taste and budget. 

Here are each of 2020 Forester models broken down by starting price: 

 

  • 2020 Subaru Forester: $24,495
  • 2020 Subaru Forester Premium: $27,395
  • 2020 Subaru Forester Sport: $28,995
  • 2020 Subaru Forester Limited: $31,095
  • 2020 Subaru Forester Touring: $34,595

It’s worth noting that, across the board, most of the models offer the same features. However, the more expensive models are larger, and offer more active safety features like blind-spot detection and high beam assist.

What others are saying

So what are the car experts saying about the 2020 Subaru Forester? Overall, the consensus on the 2020 Forester is quite good. Consumer Reports gave this year’s model a score of 84 out of 100, citing its fuel economy and its stellar road test as particularly noteworthy. 

Other sites were quick to point out that the Forester doesn’t exactly have the biggest ‘oomph’ factor (it takes the 2020 Forester almost 9 seconds to get up to 60 mph). But, for most drivers, that won’t necessarily be a problem. 

When it comes to comfort and accessibility, Car and Driver loved the 2020 model’s roomy cabin and comfortable outdoor visibility. They also noted just how spacious the back seat area is – especially with the option to fold down seats. Drivers who travel often with lots of cargo are definitely in luck here. 

All in all, the 2020 Subaru Forester is a solid choice for anyone looking for a dependable SUV that can accommodate their lifestyle without sacrificing style and mileage.

Claire Biggerstaff
Claire Biggerstaff is a freelance writer and photographer from Charlotte, NC. Her curiosity leads her to write about a wide variety of topics. On her off days, she enjoys reading Polygon articles, and curling up to a good YouTube playlist.

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