Subaru Forester

Our Fun-Loving SUV

Subaru Forester is for adventurous types who want a capable SUV to go anywhere, any time of year. Forester is tough enough to get through the rough stuff, while comfortably and safely accommodating five people. 97% of Foresters purchased over the last decade are still on the road today when our competitors have long been left behind. These facts, coupled with the reliability and longevity offered by the Subaru brand, are just a few of the reasons why you see them all over the Washington state area, whether at work or at play. 

What makes the Subaru Forester the preferred SUV for Auburn and Washington state? 


Forester is designed as an SUV, offering maximum capacity, comfort and capability. Forester is a rugged machine that optimizes style and practicality, with plenty of advantages over other SUVs in its class. Its 8.7-inch ground clearance provides better clearance of uneven surfaces. Forester's 68.2-inch overall height (with crossbars installed) makes it easier to remove items from the roof rack system - such as bicycles, kayaks, snowboards and oversized camping equipment. Off-roaders will enjoy the superb angle of approach (23 degrees) and departure (25 degrees) along with its break-over angle (21 degrees) when clearing rougher trails. LED Steering Responsive Headlights ensure maximum visibility on your path no matter where you turn. 

For 2022, the new Forester Wilderness adds more capability and rugged design to the mix. Ground clearance is now raised to 9.2 inches, along more aggressive angles of approach, departure, and break-over. Not to mention the added rugged details from a new grille, 17-inch black matte finished alloy wheels, and redesigned roof rails. Top it off with an anti-glare hood finish to complete this off-road ready design. 


Forester features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder Subaru BOXER® engine with 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. It provides ample power for anything it is asked to do while returning excellent fuel economy - up to 33 MPG on the highway. Coupled with an ample gas capacity, this allows for a driving range of over 540 miles based on this EPA-estimated highway fuel economy and a full tank of fuel.

All Forester models come with a fuel-efficient Lineartronic® CVT transmission. 

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Only Subaru offers standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for superb traction all year round. The design of the system is rooted in its horizontally-opposed engines, which provide a lower center of gravity for optimal operation of the system. Within the system, there is Active Torque Split on CVT equipped models, which distributes power between the two axles depending on actual throttle response. This uniform stability across the drive train allows maximum traction and control resulting in better handling and one of the best response times in the class.  Combined with available Active Torque Vectoring, X-Mode, Hill Descent Control, and Incline Start Assist, the system works to enable more stability, control, and performance on inclines and slippery road surfaces. Forester's drive design is uniquely suited for all weather conditions and road conditions that make it the perfect choice for a daily driver or your off-road adventure vehicle. 

Cabin Design

Forester drivers will love how well laid out the cabin is. Forester comfortably seats five, with 28.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 60/40-split-folding rear seats. Fold down the rear seats, and there are 76.1 cubic feet of total cargo space available. The extra-wide rear gate allows for easy loading and unloading, even for large items. An optional Power Rear Gate helps you open and close the hatch even when your hands are full. The passenger volume is an impressive 111.9 cubic feet that offers more room than the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, or even the Toyota Rav4.  All interior materials are high-quality with stylish contrast stitching to ensure a comfortable trip for all who are along for the ride.

Drivers will enjoy the well-organized instrument cluster, outstanding controls, and great visibility all around. Hands-free controls on the driver's steering wheel are well laid out and easy to access. The instrument controls are sleek but well-lit for easy location and use. 


STARLINK is how a Subaru driver communicates, stays informed, and entertains. It is a hub of connected services, now including smartphone connections, such as with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Plus, STARLINK offers enhanced service offered by SiriusXM, including real-time traffic reporting. Certain trim levels will include STARLINK Safety Plus and Security Plus packages that report accident information and stolen vehicle tracking. Depending on trim, the touch screen in the instrument cluster measures 6.2 or 7.0 inches. Any trim level above the base model also offers onboard Wi-Fi via a 4 G LTE data connection as a standard feature. 


Subaru vehicles are built to be safe and secure and Forester is no exception. It all starts with EyeSight®, the most advanced driver assistance technology in the automotive industry. EyeSight uses stereo cameras to sense the road ahead enabling such features as Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Vehicle Lane Departure Warning, and Lane Keep Assist. It is one of the highest-rated active safety systems according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. Other active safety features available on the Forester include Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, as well as Reverse Automatic Braking and High Beam Assist when equipped with EyeSight®. 

Available in premium packages and standard in the Forester Touring is the DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System to give you even more peace of mind and assist any driver, regardless of experience, in better attentiveness. This system gives alerts to help drivers that may have lost focus or are drowsy and help prevent accidents. DriverFocus® remembers the preferences and settings of up to five drivers. This convenient feature can memorize seat position, mirror position and even climate settings to help you get on your way faster and prevent dangerous distractions on the road. 


The Forester starts at $24,795. Trim levels include Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring. 

Contact us at Rairdon Subaru of Auburn to see the Forester. Experience one today! 


Starting at $24,795

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

Forester Premium

Starting at $27,795

  • SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security
  • 10-way power driver's seat
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Power-tilt/sliding panoramic moonroof
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability
  • Available Power Rear Gate
  • All-Weather Package with heated front seats

Forester Sport

Starting at $29,395

  • 18-inch black finish alloy wheels
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • SI-DRIVE® engine management system
  • Two-tone cloth upholstery with orange contrast stitching
  • Unique orange exterior accents and badging

Forester Limited

Starting at $31,395

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

    Forester Touring

    Starting at $34,895

    • 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 with heated front and rear seats
    • Satin chrome finish exterior mirrors

      Forester Wilderness

      Starting at $35,295

      • 9.2-inch ground clearance
      • Yokohama GEOLANDAR®all-terrain tires
      • 17-inch alloy wheels in matte black finish
      • Hexagonal LED fog lights
      • Anti-glare hood decal in matte-black finish
      • Front skid plate
      • StarTex®seating surfaces


        Subaru Forester Sport CVT
        Honda CR-V EX AWD
        Toyota RAV4 XLE AWD
        Nissan Rogue SV AWD
        Hyundai Tucson SEL AWD
        Combined Fuel Econony29 MPG29  MPG29  MPG28  MPG26  MPG
        Engine Type2.5 liter inline 41.5 liter turbo inline 42.5 liter inline 42.5 liter inline 42.5 liter inline 4
        Ground Clearance8.7 InchesN/A8.4 inchesN/A8.3 inches
        Cargo Volume Rear Seat Up26.9 cubic feet39.2 cubic feet37.6 cubic feet36.5 cubic feet38.7 cubic feet
        Cargo Volume Rear Seat Down69.1 cubic feet75.8 cubic feet69.8 cubic feet74.1 cubic feet80.3 cubic feet
        Number of Configurations6910810
        Horsepower/Torque182 HP/176 lb. ft.190 HP/179 lb. ft.203 HP/184 lb. ft.181 HP/181 lb. ft.187 HP/178 lb. ft.
        TransmissionCVTCVT8 speed autoCVT8 speed auto
        DrivetrainAWD StandardFWD Standard/AWD OptionalFWD Standard/AWD OptionalFWD Standard/AWD OptionalFWD Standard/AWD Optional
        1. Rairdon's Subaru of Auburn

          3025 Auburn Way North
          Auburn, WA 98002

          • Sales: 253-205-0587
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