2021 Subaru Forester: A Trim Comparison
The 2021 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 2021 with some reshuffling of features for each trim. But regardless of the specifics, you’ll be sure to get deal with any of the five available trims. Read on to learn more about each trim and what it has to offer.
Simply called the Forester, the base trim starts at $24,795. This trim includes automatic climate control, a Starlink infotainment system with 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 is rather impressive, seeing you 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. All other Subaru Forester trims feature the same set-up.
The Premium trim starts at $27,795 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 $1,095 adds a power liftgate, blind spot monitoring, lane change assist, and rear cross traffic alert driver assistance features.
The Sport trim starts at $29,395 and adds unique styling elements to the inside and outside. For instance, you’ll get sports cloth upholstery and paddle shifters. The blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and lane change assist features in the optional Premium trim package are standard here, and you’ll also get two additionally USB ports.
An optional package available for the Sport is $1,695 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 $31,395, the Limited trim offers a more luxurious experience with added leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, a power liftgate and an 8-inch touch display.
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.
At $34,895, you’ll get pretty much everything the 2021 Subaru Forester has to offer, meaning everything in the previous trim levels plus a few others like driver drowsiness monitoring, one-touch folding and heated rear seats.
Again, 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.