Practical, Yet Impressive: Why You Should Consider the 2023 Subaru Forester

If you're looking for an impressive compact SUV, look no further than the Subaru Forester. It gives you everything you need, including a roomy interior and cargo space, at a competitive price. No wonder Stockton drivers have made the Subaru Forester one of the area's sought-after vehicles!

2023 Subaru Forester Performance Features

Powertrain and Capability

Only one powertrain is available across all trims, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 182 horsepower and 176 horsepower of torque. The engine pairs with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and a standard all-wheel-drive system. Most Subaru Forester trim levels can tow 1,500 pounds. However, the Wilderness trim level, which has a 3,000-pound capacity, is equipped to handle a heavier tow load for all your travels around Manteca. The Subaru Forester is a more-than-capable small crossover in driving and handling in off-road conditions. Buyers will enjoy a comfortable and refined ride, accurate steering, and brakes ready for emergency stops.

2023 Subaru Forester Design Features

Smart Exterior Styling

The Subaru Forester has a rugged, bold, sculpted exterior styled for adventure; its design stands out on Turlock roads. One of the favorite features of the Subaru Forester is its large liftgate opening, measuring 51.2 inches at its widest point. That large opening provides unparalleled access to the vehicle's cargo area. It comes in a choice of 11 attractive colors that express your individual style.

Comfortable Cabin

Comfortable seats and extensive storage throughout the cabin characterize the interior. Drivers have excellent outward visibility in a high driving position. Front seats have excellent padding and considerable lumbar support that ease the strain of long drives around California. Drivers have plenty of options to adjust their seats, while the telescoping steering wheel has plenty of range. The back seat also offers plenty of space, even for adults. Tall doors make getting into and out of the Subaru Forester easy, while the wide, clear front windshield provides excellent outward vision and gives the cabin an expansive feeling. All controls are within easy reach, and the touchscreen is crisp and easy to navigate.

You won't lack cargo space, either, with the Subaru Forester. With the rear seats up, cargo space is 28.9 cubic feet. With the seats folded, that figure expands to 74.2 cubic feet, giving you plenty of room to haul large or long items when needed.

2023 Subaru Forester Technology Features

Infotainment and Tech

With so many other features, you may think the Subaru Forester lacks technology, but it doesn't. We know how important staying connected is in today's world. A 6.5-inch display is standard with the three lower trims of the Subaru Forester, but buyers can opt for a larger eight-screen on the Sport and standard on the top three trims. You'll also get two USB ports for front-seat passengers. Two additional ports on the back of the center console are optional. Built-in navigation is optional, except for the Touring trim, which is standard.

2023 Subaru Forester Safety Features

Extensive Safety Aids

Subaru Forester owners will receive advanced driver aids to keep them safe wherever they travel, locally around Merced or beyond. The standard EyeSight suite of camera-based equipment features automatic emergency braking, lane centering, and adaptive cruise control. The Premium trim has available blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, with both as standard features on the Sport trim and above.

Besides driver aids, the Subaru Forester also has an overall five-star safety rating from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). This vehicle is an excellent choice if you want one that will protect your family should a crash occur.

2023 Forester Trim Levels and Price

The Subaru Forester comes in six trim levels: the Base, Premium, Sport, Wilderness, Limited, and Touring. Prices start at $26,495 for the Base and increase to $36,795 for the Touring, although buyers can still add on special packages. Each trim has a distinct personality, so drivers can easily find one that meets their needs. Choose the Wilderness trim if you plan to take your Subaru Forester off paved Modesto roads. This trim level offers higher ground clearance and various control features, including a shorter final drive ratio resulting in more low-end torque and better traction on slippery trails.


  • Standard EyeSight driver assist technology
  • STARLINK multimedia with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • LED steering responsive headlights
  • 8.7 inches of ground clearance
  • 74.2 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Rear seat reminder system


  • STARLINK safety and security
  • 10-way power driver's seat
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Available power rear gate
  • 17-inch alloy wheels


  • 18-inch black finish alloy wheels
  • Bold exterior accents
  • Two-tone cloth upholstery with contrast stitching
  • Dual-function X-MODE with hill descent control
  • Blind spot detection/rear cross-traffic alert
  • SI-Drive engine management system


  • Raised suspension for 9.2 inches of ground clearance
  • 17-inch matte black finish wheels and all-terrain tires
  • Dual-function X-MODE with hill descent control
  • Star-Tex water-repellent upholstery
  • Anodized copper-finished interior and exterior accents
  • 180-degree front view monitor


  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Blind-spot monitor/rear cross-traffic alert
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power rear gate


  • Available saddle-brown leather upholstery
  • STARLINK multimedia navigation
  • 10-way power driver's seat and eight-way power front passenger's seat
  • Driver Focus distraction mitigation system
  • All-weather package with heated front and rear seats
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