2024 Subaru Forester: A Trim Comparison

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The 2024 Subaru Forester is one of the most popular compact SUVs on the market. The vehicle offers stellar performance on and off the road, user-friendly features, and plenty of space for families. If you are looking for a new vehicle for commuting to work, taking the kids to school, and venturing off for the weekend, the Subaru Forester is suitable in many ways.

Shopping Subaru Forester Trims

The Subaru Forester returns for 2024! As one of the best compact SUVs on the market and one of our top choices for seniors, we can’t recommend this model enough. Read on to learn more about the Subaru Forester and what each trim has to offer!

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Simply called the Forester, the base trim starts at $27,095. This trim includes automatic climate control, a Starlink infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, two USB ports, HD radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and four-speaker audio.

You’ll also get some driver assistance features included in this price. Adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane keeping assist, lead vehicle start alert and lane departure warning are just some of the features you’ll get.

The base Foresters comes equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive and a CVT transmission are standard as well. Fuel economy impresses, seeing you 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. All other Subaru Forester trims feature the same setup.


The Premium trim starts at $30,295 and includes everything in the base trim plus a little more. The Premium comes with a panoramic moonroof, heated front seats, power-adjustable driver’s seat, reclining rear seats, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker audio system.

An optional package available for $1,165 adds a power liftgate, blind spot monitoring, lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert driver assistance features.

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The Sport trim starts at $31,865 and adds unique styling elements to the inside and outside. For instance, you’ll get sports cloth upholstery, two more USB ports, and paddle shifters.

As for safety features, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane change assist features come standard. Wherein they were only optional in the Premium trim package, they come standard here.

An optional package available for the Sport is $1,645 and includes a power liftgate, reverse automatic emergency braking, a nine-speaker Harmon Kardon premium audio system, and an 8-inch touch display.


Starting at $33,975, the Limited trim offers a more luxurious experience with added leather upholstery and a power liftgate.

For an extra $1,695, you can also get navigation, reverse automatic emergency braking, a heated steering wheel, and the premium nine-speaker audio system.

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The Wilderness trim starts at $34,920. Designed for camping and outdoor aficionados, it includes all-terrain tires, a forward-facing off-road camera, and water-repellant upholstery. Other features include an 8-inch touch display, dual-zone automatic climate control and reverse automatic emergency braking.

It’s also worth noting you’ll be able to tow up to 3,000 pounds versus the 1,500 in the lower trim levels.

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A package, available for $1850, adds navigation, a nine-speaker audio stereo, and a power liftgate.


At $37,395, the 2024 Subaru Forester Touring trim offers pretty much everything the model has to offer. This means you get everything in the previous trim levels plus a few others. Some of the standard additions include driver drowsiness monitoring, one-touch folding, and heated rear seats.

Furthermore, this trim includes navigation, the premium nine-speaker audio system, and even automatic emergency braking. You don’t have to purchase any additional packages. And, as before, it should be mentioned that there are no other powertrain options for this vehicle. But you can expect great performance with any of the trims mentioned above.

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