Subaru Unveils the 2025 Forester SUV: A Fusion of Style, Safety, and Cutting-Edge Technology
At the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show, Subaru of America, Inc. took the wraps off the highly anticipated 2025 Forester, marking the arrival of the sixth generation of this iconic SUV. Boasting a blend of innovative features, contemporary design, and enhanced ride comfort, the 2025 Forester represents a new pinnacle in Subaru's storied history. Scheduled to hit Subaru retailers nationwide in the spring of 2024, the 2025 Forester will be available in Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring trims.
Sleek Design with Advanced Features
The 2025 Forester showcases a sleek and contemporary exterior, a testament to Subaru's commitment to evolution while preserving the rugged essence of its predecessors. The front features a bold grille seamlessly integrated with compact LED headlights, creating an imposing shield effect. The updated Subaru star cluster emblem graces the new fascia, emphasizing the vehicle's height and strength. The inclusion of standard front, side, and rear under guards, with color finishes varying by trim, adds to the SUV's off-road capability.
Aerodynamic improvements contribute to enhanced performance and stability, with features like an air outlet at the front wheel opening reducing lift on the front tires. The rear glass is steeply inclined, providing increased cargo capacity. These design elements collectively make the 2025 Forester an SUV that not only looks sharp but also performs with efficiency.
Structural Rigidity and Safety Innovations
The Subaru Global Platform for the 2025 Forester boasts a 10% increase in torsional rigidity, resulting in improved dynamic performance, a smoother ride, and a quieter cabin. The inner frame construction, fortified with stronger welding techniques and additional structural adhesive, contributes to both body rigidity and reduced weight.
Safety is a paramount focus, with all 2025 Forester models featuring the latest version of the award-winning EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. Notable advancements include Emergency Stop Assist, which intervenes if the driver becomes unresponsive during Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control use, and Rear Seat Reminder to prevent child and pet entrapment. The Surround View Monitor and DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System, standard on Touring trim, further enhance safety and situational awareness.
Capability and Versatility
Designed to merge the capability of a large SUV with the comfort of a car, the 2025 Forester offers an impressive 8.7-inch ground clearance and a spacious interior. The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is enhanced for more agile handling, while the driver-selectable X-MODE with Hill Descent Control (standard on Forester Premium) maximizes wheel control on challenging terrains. The 60:40-split folding rear seatbacks and wide rear gate opening ensure versatile cargo solutions for various adventures.
Performance and Handling
Under the hood, all 2025 Forester trim levels feature a 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® engine paired with a Lineartronic CVT, delivering 180 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. Steering improvements, alloy wheels, and enhanced drivetrain features contribute to a more responsive and enjoyable driving experience.
Comfort and Convenience
Inside the cabin, the Forester prioritizes passenger comfort and interaction with the vehicle. A focus on sound dampening results in a quieter cabin, and the climate control system has been updated for improved comfort and fuel efficiency. The kick sensor-activated Hands-Free Power Rear Gate, available for the first time on a Subaru, adds a touch of convenience for owners.
The 2025 Forester introduces the SUBARU STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Plus system, featuring a high-resolution touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system serves as a comprehensive information display, integrating audio, climate, and vehicle functions. Additional technology features include SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security Connected Services, offering various assistance and convenience features.
Continued Legacy of Excellence
With an impressive history of safety awards, the Forester has consistently earned accolades from trusted organizations. The 2025 Forester aims to continue this legacy, offering a harmonious blend of style, safety, and cutting-edge technology. Pricing for the all-new 2025 Subaru Forester will be disclosed closer to its on-sale date in spring 2024. To learn more about the new 2025 Subaru Forester model, contact Baldwin Subaru at 1730 N Hwy 190 Covington, LA 70433.