Why The Subaru Forester Is The Perfect SUV For Boston Drivers

You need your next SUV to have it all. An SUV that is equipped with the latest advanced safety features as well as connective multimedia to keep you charged and connected. You are also looking for an SUV that is fuel-efficient for driving around Belmont, MA while also delivering exceptional performance no matter where the road may go. Well, the Subaru Forester is exactly what you are looking for.

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There's even more to love about the Forester.

With its combination of convenient technology, advanced safety, and all-weather capability, the impressive versatility of the Subaru Forester makes it uniquely suited for both daily driving and off-road adventure. You get peace of mind on every trip with features like standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and the available DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System.

Forester: Includes these key features:

  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
  • SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia with Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto Integration
  • LED Steering Responsive Headlights
  • 8.7 inches of ground clearance
  • 76.1 cu. ft. of cargo volume
  • Rear-seat Reminder System

Premium: Includes Forester key features and adds:

  • SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security
  • 10-way power driver's seat
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • Power-tilt/sliding panoramic moonroof
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Available Power Rear Gate
  • All-Weather Package w/ heated front seats

Forester Sport: Includes Forester Premium key features and adds:

  • 18-inch black-finish alloy wheels
  • Unique orange exterior accents and badging
  • Dual-function X-MODE® w/ Hill Descent Control
  • Blind-Spot Detection / Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • SI-DRIVE® engine management system
  • Two-tone cloth upholstery with orange contrast stitching

Forester Limited: Includes Premium key features and adds:

  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • 18-inch machine-finish alloy wheels
  • Blind-Spot Detection / Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

Forester Touring: Includes Limited key features and adds:

  • Exclusive Saddle Brown Leather-trimmed upholstery available
  • SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia Navigation
  • DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System
  • 10- way power driver's seat and 8-way power front passenger seat
  • All-Weather Package w/ heated front and rear seats
  • Satin chrome finish exterior mirrors

Standard Eyesight® Driver Assist Technology

EyeSight has been found to reduce rear-end crashes with injuries by up to 85%.[5]

Standard on every Forester, EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you're swaying outside your lane[3]. 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[6] 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.

Standard on: All models

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Subaru DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System

The 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.

Blind-Spot Detection/Rear Cross-Traffic Alert standard on: Sport, Limited, and Touring

Blind-Spot Detection/Rear Cross-Traffic Alert available on: Premium

Rear-Vision Camera standard on: All models

Reverse Automatic Braking standard on: Touring

Reverse Automatic Braking available on: Sport and Limited

SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security

STARLINK Safety and Security system[10] 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[11] .There are also STARLINK Concierge services for personal assistance with tasks like navigation, restaurant reservations, and scheduling service appointments.

Standard on: Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring


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.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard on:  All models

Spacious, High-Quality Interior with Impressive Cargo Room

The Forester offers high-quality, soft-touch materials and contrast stitching inside its stylish, comfortable cabin. There's plenty of room for everyone, too, with up to 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume. That's more interior passenger room than the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, or Ford Escape.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.

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.

2022 Subaru Forester For Sale Near Boston

Whether it's commuting solo around the Boston area or handling tough New England winters with your family in tow, the new 2022 Subaru Forester is the kind of small SUV that will work wonders for your life on the road. With a new look and some other updates expected, the upcoming 2022 Forester will be yet another great choice for the everyday driver from Boston. Head over or connect with our Belmont, MA Subaru dealership today and we'll be happy to let you know when the 2022 Forester will be available.

What's New With the 2022 Subaru Forester

While not being fully redesigned, the 2022 Forester does get a nice visual update, particularly on the exterior. New headlights and wheels mark the major changes for this versatile and well-rounded small SUV, while the front grille will also be altered. We also expect there to be some changes with the Subaru EyeSight safety suite, which starts off with a generous base-model bundle and adds additional driver aids in higher trims. Stay in touch with Cityside Subaru so you'll be one of our first shoppers to hear about the updates with the 2022 Forester and so you'll be ready when this remarkable SUV becomes available.

What's the Performance in the 2022 Subaru Forester Like?

Though the visual and cosmetic upgrades mark a new look for the 2022 Forester, we expect its engine to remain the same. That works excellent for most drivers from Boston, who appreciate the Forester's 2.5-liter four-cylinder that hums along to the tune of 182 horsepower, while earning remarkable fuel efficiency. Also returning, unsurprisingly, is the standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, which is a must-have for navigating rough winter weather.

What Kinds of Technology is Found in the 2022 Subaru Forester?

While we assume there will be some nice tech upgrades for this new version, we also expect the 2022 Forester to return with the same generous amount of features this SUV has long been known for. The Subaru EyeSight suite of driver aids will be standard, as will an easy to use touchscreen with smartphone integration and more, with plenty of options added in higher trims.

How Does the Subaru Forester Stand Ahead?

Performance: The Forester is ready for heavy winter storms that make driving around Belmont, MA less than ideal with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and available X-Mode with Hill Descent Control. So no matter what conditions you encounter or where the road may go the Forester maintains unmatched stability, traction, and control.  The Forester is also impressively fuel-efficient with 33 highway mpg. and a 2.5L four-cylinder BOXER engine with Auto Stop-Start Technology under the hood. The BOXER engine also generates 182 horsepower for spirited performance and can tow up to 1,500 lbs.

Safety: For years Wakefield, MA drivers have chosen the Subaru Forester for its award-winning safety and the new Forester is no exception. The Forester arrives with Subaru's new Rear Seat Reminder to alert drivers that there may be children or pets in the rear seats. The latest version of EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is standard on every model and has added Lane Centering to the Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control system. There is no shortage of additional safety features, several of which the competition isn't available with. Like LED Steering Responsive Headlights or DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation  System.

Needless to say, the Forester has a lot to love and we highly suggest getting behind the wheel for a first-hand look at the spacious and luxurious interior, connective multimedia system, and flexible cargo space. Swing by Cityside Subaru today.