2021 Subaru Forester review

Spacious, versatile, and built to last, the 2021 Subaru Forester is the SUV the entire family will love. To highlight everything this Subaru SUV has to offer, the team at Grand Subaru has prepared the following 2021 Forester review page. If you have additional questions that aren't addressed here, call (888) 840-3934 or send us a message online to get in touch with our dealership in Bensenville, IL.

2021 Subaru Forester Performance Specs & Towing Capacity

No matter which 2021 Forester model you drive home in, you'll find a capable 2.5L four-cylinder engine under the hood. Paired with symmetrical all-wheel drive and a Lineartronic® CVT, this powertrain is ready for any situation. 2021 Forester performance specs include:


2.5L BOXER® 4-cylinder


182 HP


176 lb.-ft.

Fuel Economy

26 city / 33 hwy MPG

Max. Towing Capacity

1,500 lbs.

2021 Subaru Forester Interior & Exterior

Whether you're on your way to work or exploring new roads, you'll look good doing it in the 2021 Subaru Forester. The distinctive exterior is elevated with the following standard and available features:

  • 17- or 18-in. wheels
  • Heated sideview mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • LED steering responsive headlights, daytime running lights, and fog lights
  • Panoramic power moonroof
  • Power rear gate
  • Raised roof rails
  • Roof spoiler
  • Single chrome exhaust outlet
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
2021 Subaru Forester exterior

The modern style continues when you step inside this Subaru SUV. With both creature comforts and functional upgrades, there's something for everyone inside the 2021 Forester. Notable interior features include:

  • Cargo-area underfloor storage
  • Cloth, sport cloth, or leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Driver memory settings
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear outboard seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • Leather-wrapped shifter knob
  • Push-button start
2021 Subaru Forester Interior

2021 Subaru Forester Safety Features and Rating

While 2021 reviews and rankings are still rolling out, previous model years prove that the Subaru Forester is serious about safety. The 2020 Forester earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). For the 2021 Forester, the following safety features work to keep you and your passengers as protected as possible:

  • Advanced adaptive cruise control with lane centering
  • Blind-spot detection with lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert
  • DriverFocus® distraction mitigation system
  • High beam assist
  • Lane departure and sway warning
  • Pre-collision braking system and throttle management
  • Rear vision camera
  • Reverse automatic braking

2021 Subaru Forester Infotainment & Connectivity Technology

From behind the wheel of the 2021 Forester, you'll have a well-connected suite of tech features at your fingertips. Ensure that you're informed and entertained while on the open road by checking out these standard and available 2021 Forester technologies:

  • 4.2- or 6.3-in. multifunction cluster display
  • 6.5- or 8-in. touchscreen display
  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Four-, six-, or Harman Kardon® nine-speaker audio system
  • HD Radio™
  • Integrated GPS navigation system
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Voice recognition
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot
2021 Subaru Forester infotainment system

2021 Subaru Forester Color Options

Customize your new SUV to match your personality by choosing the perfect 2021 Forester color option. Choose from the following exterior paints:

  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Sepia Bronze Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Jasper Green Metallic

2021 Subaru Forester Size & Cargo Space

With seating for up to five passengers, the 2021 Forester is great for both growing families and daily commuters. The easily configurable cabin and 60/40 split-folding rear seat allow you to match the interior to your current needs. With the rear seats folded down, the Forester provides up to 70.9 cubic feet of cargo volume. You'll have more than enough room for essential adventure equipment, groceries, or anything else you're bringing along.

2021 Subaru Forester 2021 Subaru Forester for Sale near Chicago, IL

Looking for 2021 Subaru Forester models for sale near Chicago, IL? If so, Grand Subaru is the place to go! Browse our Forester inventory to see what's available at our dealership in Bensenville, IL, and pair your favorite model with a monthly lease special. To set up a test drive appointment or learn more, call (888) 840-3934 or chat with us online.

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