2021 Subaru Forester at East Hills Subaru

The Subaru Forester is back for the 2021 model year, and we're excited to explore all the features that make the Forester the incredible SUV it is with you. The Forester offers a plethora of standard and available driver assistance features so you can drive with confidence through packed city streets and late at night thanks to the DriverFocus system. The Sport variant of the Forester delivers unique styling with orange accents that can be found on the exterior and interior of the vehicle. Other models in the lineup offer heated front and rear seats, leather-trimmed seats, and more! You're going to want to keep reading down below to learn more about the 2021 Subaru Forester.

Forester Sport


The Forester Sport showcases bold design elements on its sleek exterior and sophisticated cabin upgrades inside. It rides on uniquely finished 18-inch wheels, features LED fog lights, and comes with roof rack tie-down points for added versatilely and functional style. With Sport-specific tuning for SI-DRIVE and dual-function X-MODE, the Forester Sport is ready for anything.


The Forester Sport interior is clad in quality texted materials with unique orange accent trim and two-tone gray upholstery with orange contrast stitching to create a cabin that feels as sophisticated as it looks.

Safety Features

SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security

STARLINK Safety and Security system offers an array of connected services to help keep you and your Forester safe whether you're in your vehicle, at your computer, or on your smartphone. Advanced Automatic Collision Notification will alert an operator in the event of an accident, and SOS Emergency Assistance can get you roadside help at the push of a button. Remote Engine Start with Climate Control, accessible via your smartphone, ensures your Forester is always ready and comfortable.There are also STARLINK Concierge services for personal assistance with tasks like navigation, restaurant reservations, and scheduling service appointments.

Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology

Standard on every 2021 Forester, EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you're swaying outside your lane. The Automatic Pre-Collision Braking feature can apply full braking force and bring you to a complete stop in emergency situations. Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering can take some of the stress out of driving by helping with steering, braking, and throttle control - both in daily traffic and on long road trips.

Versatility Features


A STARLINK Multimedia system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration comes standard on the 2021 Forester. Wireless pairing and hands-free smartphone operation allow for safe and easy connection to your favorite apps and content. Access news, navigation, music, podcasts, and more through available cloud-based STARLINK apps and SiriusXM®. An 8-inch touchscreen is available, as well as a built-in and voice-activated navigation system powered by TomTom®.

Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive + 33 MPG

The 2021 Forester is the only non-luxury compact SUV to feature standard all-wheel drive. The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates uniform stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction in virtually any weather or road condition. It delivers better handling, improved efficiency, and a quicker response to road conditions than competitors' optional systems. The durable SUBARU BOXER engine combined with the standard Lineartronic® CVT allows the Forester to get up to a fuel-efficient 33 MPG highway and over 540 miles of driving range.

Durable and Comfortable

Power Panoramic Moonroof

Giving the interior an even more expansive atmosphere, an available power sliding panoramic moonroof lets you feel the breeze, brighten the day, and check out the stars.

Built for the Long Road Ahead

The Forester will be with you on all the journeys ahead - 97% of Forester vehicles sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today - Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4 can't say the same. Its long-lasting quality is one reason why the Forester has the highest residual value in its class for five years running, according to ALG, and earned both the best resale value and the lowest 5-year cost to own in its class for 2020 from Kelley Blue Book.

Adapts to Any Adventure

8.7 Inches of Ground Clearance and X-MODE®

With 8.7 inches of ground clearance - more than Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, or Ford Escape - and available X-MODE with Hill Descent Control, almost any destination is within reach. X-MODE optimizes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces. A dual-function X-MODE with settings for snow, dirt, and mud is also available.

Spacious, High-Quality Interior with Impressive Cargo Room

In back, you get up to 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space, and an extra-wide rear gate opening makes loading and unloading large items easier. A Power Rear Gate is available to allow opening and closing even when your hands are occupied, and you can open, close, and lock the entire vehicle with the touch of a button.

Keeps You Safe and Alert

Subaru DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System

The 2021 Forester features a state-of-the-art system to help reduce distracted driving for both new and experienced drivers. Each day in the United States, more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes reported to have involved a distracted driver. Working with our award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, the DriverFocus system is like having an attentive co-pilot along for the ride, available to give a helpful alert if a driver becomes distracted or drowsy. For added convenience, DriverFocus can also recognize up to five different drivers and remember their preferences, including seat position, climate settings, and outside mirror position.

All-Around Awareness

An entire suite of safety technologies is available on the 2021 Forester to help protect you and your passengers. The Blind-Spot Detection system warns you with a visual indicator in each side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spots. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up, and a standard Rear-Vision Camera enhances visibility when reversing. With available Reverse Automatic Braking, your vehicle can even stop itself to help avoid objects behind you.

2021 Subaru Forester Lineup


  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
  • 8.7 inches of ground clearance

Forester Premium

  • 10-way power driver's seat
  • Sliding panoramic moonroof
  • All-Weather Package

Forester Sport

  • Blind-Spot Detection
  • Orange Exterior Accents
  • Dual-Function X-Mode

Forester Limited

  • Power Rear Gate
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Leather-Trimmed Upholstery

Forester Touring

  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Navigation
  • Saddle Brown Leather-Trimmed Upholstery

Can you tell me about the Forester model lineup?

We'd love to! The Forester model lineup consists of five trim levels the Forester, the Forester Premium, the Forester Sport, the Forester Limited, and the Forester Touring. The base model Forester comes fully equipped with a rear-seat reminder system reminds the driver to check behind them before getting out of the vehicle. The base model also comes with 8.7-inches of ground clearance, 76.1 cu. ft. of cargo volume, and LED steering responsive headlights. The Forester Premium model goes on to ass an all-weather package that includes heated front seats, a sliding panoramic moonroof, and a 10-way power driver's seat. The Forester Sport is instantly recognizable by the unique orange exterior accents and badging. The Forester Sport model also comes with two-tone cloth upholstery with orange contrast stitching, 18-inch black-finish alloy wheels, and hill descent control. On the higher trim levels, you'll find heated rear seats, leather-trimmed upholstery, a power rear gate, and blind-spot detection with rear-cross traffic alert.

What does the Forester have for driver assistance features?

Quite a lot, but to be more specific, every Subaru Forester comes standard with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. This technology uses a wide array of sensors to help drive with more confidence. The system includes automatic pre-collision braking, which can bring you to a full stop if the system detects an imminent collision. EyeSight also comes with advanced cruise control with lane center, which you are sure to love when your driving in heavy traffic. Available driver assistance features for the Forester include reverse automatic braking, a rear-vision camera, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Touring model comes standard with DriverFocus, which alerts the driver if the system detects the driver has become distracted or drowsy while driving. The system can even recognize up to five different drivers and remember the seat position, outside mirror position, and climate settings.

What can you tell me about the performance of the Forester?

The Forester delivers exceptional performance, whether you're driving through a crisp fall day or a brutal snowstorm. Each Forester comes standard with symmetrical all-wheel-drive, which delivers an optimal distribution of power between all four wheels for maximum traction in any condition. The Subaru Boxer motor and Lineartronic CVT allows to Forester to make up to 33 mpg on the highway so you can travel further on a single gas of tank. The dual-function X-Mode system has settings for snow, dirt, and mud, so you're always getting the best traction no matter the road surface. The Forester is also available with hill descent control.

Test drive a 2021 Subaru Forester in Long Island, NY, today!

The 2021 Subaru Forester exudes confidence while in heavy traffic and when you're driving home at night during a harsh snowstorm. The Forester promises to get you to your destination with a combination of maximum traction, great fuel economy, and a wide array of driver assistance packages. Come on down and visit us here at East Hills Subaru to take the new 2021 Subaru Forester out for a test drive. We know you're going to love it.

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