2022 Subaru Forester

A green 2022 Subaru Forester Touring is angled left.

If there's one thing to know about Subaru, it is that this automaker is one of the most respected in the industry, showcasing a selection of vehicles that are among the safest, most durable, and most reliable on the road. One of the most famous Subarus, which got its start in the late 1990s, along with a handful of other SUVs, like the Ford Explorer and Chevy Blazer, is the Forester, known for its compact yet rugged appeal. It has gone on to become a highly regarded model in the industry, offering drivers the chance to experience a controlled ride, no matter the road condition, as Subaru is known for its standard all-wheel drive capabilities, strong designs, and some of the best safety features on the market. As we take a look into what the 2022 Subaru Forester has to offer when it comes to its performance, interior design, safety, and its new Wilderness trim, it will be evident that this compact SUV brings a lot to your ride, more so than others in its class. Being a staple in the American auto industry since the late 1960s, Subaru has perfected its craft, going on to offer some of the most inspiring models that have ever graced the roadways and beyond.

MSRP: $25,195*
Fuel Efficiency (MPG): 26/33
Max Cargo Volume (cu.ft.): 74.2 
Towing (lbs): 3,000 

Performance

A black 2022 Subaru Forester is shown driving over a bridge.

Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

All-wheel drive…it's what makes a Subaru a Subaru. If you're interested in a Subaru, you'll be happy to know that virtually every model comes with all-wheel drive standard, which is a big reason why Subaru is so appealing. It's not just all-wheel drive, though, as Subaru takes this a step further with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. This system delivers just the right amount of power to its front and rear wheels to achieve maximum stability in an instant, no matter what type of roadway you're traveling on, with improved handling and optimal control in any situation. Located along the vehicle's center, this system evenly distributes the Forester's weight to allow for enhanced balance so that it's able to perform better during inclement weather, off-road, or when the road ahead gets a little bumpy.

With continuous power to all four wheels, the Forester is able to maintain unrivaled control on slippery, dusty, rocky, and other treacherous terrain without issue. Through its ingenious location in the vehicle, combined with the power of its superior BOXER engine, drivers are in for the safest and most controlled ride possible in the 2022 Forester.

Subaru BOXER Engine

Speaking of engines, the 2022 Forester is equipped with the smooth operating 2.5L BOXER four-cylinder engine, which provides the Forester with 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. This favorable power allows the Forester to be able to tow up to 3,000 lbs, which makes it an ideal companion the next time you're looking to tow your camper out into the wilderness for a weekend away. The BOXER engine's horizontal layout allows for a more balanced ride, as well as increased efficiency. Able to get up to 26 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway, you'll feel confident that the Forester offers a ride that's exciting, powerful, and efficient, which is why more drivers are opting for a Subaru as their trusted travel mate.

Interior 

The front dash and interior in a 2022 Subaru Forester is shown overlooking a lake.

Comfort & Quality

Inside the 2022 Subaru Forester, you'll find a spacious cabin with heightened visibility, soft-touch materials, and an overall ambiance that radiates comfort. Modern vibes emanate throughout with a contemporary layout that's easy on the eyes, accented by leather appointments, contrast stitching, and matte metallic trim on higher level trims. When you want to further heighten its appeal, opt for the Power Panoramic Moonroof to enjoy unhindered views of the sky above. Overall, the interior of the Forester showcases timeless, classic vibes, making it perfect for a variety of drivers, whether they're everyday travelers or avid adventurers.

Cargo & Connectivity

Subarus are built for practicality, and one look inside the Forester will prove that indefinitely. It's spacious, not only offering premium legroom for all onboard but also up to 74.2 cu.ft. of cargo space to handle all of your gear for your next camping trip or road trip across the country. An extra-wide rear gate allows you to fit even cumbersome items inside with ease, while an available Power Rear Gate makes it easy to load and unload the Forester, even when your hands are full.

With its STARLINK Multimedia System, presented through its available 8-inch touchscreen, you'll have access to all you need to make your day as connected as possible. From Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to available navigation, onboard WiFi, and multiple USB ports, any drive in the Forester is more comfortable for you and your passengers. No matter what you need to get through your ride, whether it's listening to your favorite podcast on the way to work or navigating to your next destination, the Forester can handle all of your travel needs with its fine lineup of tech features inside its pristine cabin.

Safety 

A white 2022 Subaru Forester is shown driving behind a car with simulated sensor lines.

Top Safety

Subaru is a brand that's associated with safety, offering a slew of standard and available safety and driver assistance features for today's busy driver. Earning a five-star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA, the Forester is a top performer, making it a crowd favorite year after year. Utilizing the STARLINK Safety and Security system will allow you to take advantage of various services, like SOS Emergency Assistance, collision notifications, and more, so that you can travel with the assurance that Subaru is watching your back on the road. Combined with its durable build, it's no surprise that more drivers are turning to Subaru to provide them with the vehicles they really need for their everyday travels.

EyeSight Driver Assistance Technology

A Subaru is built to last, and in addition to its rugged design and top safety marks, the Forester also showcases standard EyeSight driver assist features to further enhance your journey. From collision mitigation technology to Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering to provide more control on any roadway, the Forester is the ultimate companion to have on any type of journey. Having sold over one million vehicles equipped with EyeSight technology, Subaru is making its mark on the industry, raising the bar when it comes to safety standards. EyeSight has been so successful at preventing crashes that the brand has seen an 85% reduction in rear-end crashes with injuries through the use of this advanced technology.

Other Safety Tech

Awareness technology is also prevalent in the Subaru Forester through its Blind-Spot Detection System, which consists of Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, a standard Rear-Vision Camera, and Reverse Automatic Braking to assist in some of the most challenging driving scenarios. Distracted driver mitigation technology is also there to help prevent accidents when you're distracted, whether it be by all of the things on your to-do list or the kids arguing in the backseat. Providing a much-needed alert when it detects you're not paying ample attention to your drive, the Forester helps to limit unfortunate accidents from occurring.

Wilderness

A blue 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness is shown following a Outback on a dirt path.

Built for Any Terrain

For those who seek out adventure on a daily basis or those who are searching for a more rugged model in the Subaru lineup, the Forester Wilderness will not disappoint. This rugged, all-terrain model showcases a durable build that was designed for the elements. Higher ground clearance, trail-tested Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive capabilities, plus a bold appearance allow the Wilderness to stand out from a crowd. With 9.2 inches of ground clearance, the Wilderness is able to travel over obstacles and uneven terrain with precision. Plus, with all-terrain tires and multiple drive modes, including snow, dirt, deep snow, and more, navigating anywhere and in any weather is effortless.

Trail-Ready Performance

Powered by the Subaru BOXER engine, you'll find enhancements to the Forester's performance to allow it to showcase optimal agility, no matter where it's traveling. Able to climb better and crawl over rocky terrain with finesse that can only come from a Subaru, the Forester Wilderness is ready to tackle your next fearless exploration adventure. This fine-tuned drivetrain is specially outfitted for this rugged model, offering unmatched precision anywhere you dare to travel. If you're looking for the ideal adventure mate, the Wilderness is it.

Rugged Style

It's not only built like an adventurer, it looks the part too. Matte black finish wheels, a reinforced exterior, and black-out elements make the Forester Wilderness bold, rugged, and ready to take on any obstacle. Exclusive badging, an anti-glare hood finish to provide better visibility, especially when it's sunny, as well as rugged StarTex water-repellant seating materials, allow you to venture out into nature without worrying about whether or not your vehicle can hold up to the challenge. Inside, its Front View Monitor provides clear views of what lies ahead so that if there is an upcoming obstacle, you're able to navigate it like a pro. You'll also be able to enjoy fold-down rear seats to maximize the space inside, perfect to fit more gear for your next adventure.