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Forester

Stand out in the middle of nowhere

From $46,990
RRP + ORC.

Recommended Retail Price includes GST. Excludes On Road Costs and Accessories. MY23 Forester from RRP $46,990, and MY24 Forester from RRP $47,990. 

Forester at a glance
  • Mid size SUV
    Petrol / Hybrid

  • Engine Type
    Boxer / e-Boxer

  • Driving Platform
    All-Wheel Drive

  • Ground Clearance
    220mm

Stand out in the middle of nowhere in the Subaru Forester SUV. 

With looks to thrill, and the power of our 2.5L Boxer or e-Boxer engine and legendary All-Wheel Drive, the Forester SUV is designed to turn heads in the city, while navigating the rugged demands of our wild backcountry.

 

The Subaru Forester's Driver Monitoring System (DMS) uses facial recognition to prevent distracted driving and also automatically set preferences for up to five users.

The SUV that recognises you

The Forester is the first Subaru that can recognise its owner (and four other drivers). You have the ability to program it to adjust to your personal cabin preferences such as seat, door mirror, air-conditioning and favourite settings just by hopping behind the wheel.

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Technology that puts your family first

Like all Subarus, the Forester earned a 5-star ANCAP safety rating. With updates to our clever crash-avoidance technology EyeSight®, along with a host of vision assist features, the new Forester has an extra pair of eyes on the road ahead. And with the Driver Monitoring System when you’re out and about, the Forester can detect if you’ve taken your eyes off the road and monitor if you’re getting drowsy.

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The 2022 Subaru Forester

Subaru performance. SUV styling

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, an improved low-slung Boxer engine, and updated X-Mode means you don’t just get an SUV body, but all the performance benefits of a Subaru utility vehicle.

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Subaru e-Boxer all terrain

Subaru e-Boxer Hybrids on sale now

The new e-Boxer Hybrid doesn’t just handle our wild coastlines, mountainous ranges and the roads which connect them. It handles them with care.

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As smart as it looks

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    Subaru EyeSight®

    Our award-winning EyeSight® technology is an extra pair of eyes on the road ahead and standard in Forester.  

  • The Subaru Forester's X-Mode technology has new features and functionality for an even better, sure-footed performance on challenging surfaces.
    SUV Capability

    Capability, like All-Wheel Drive, comes standard in every Subaru. But the Forester adds an improved X-Mode and 220mm ground clearance.

  • Subaru facial recognition
    Facial Recognition
    Our Driver Monitoring System recognises the driver, adjusts to their personal cabin preferences, and monitors distractions while driving.
  • 2019 Subaru Forester family friendly interior
    Family Friendly Interior

    There’s more space, better backseat access and room for 3 slim-line car seats across the back.

  • The 2019 Forester balances easy handling with a spacious interior, and user-friendly features, including two rear fast-charging USB charge ports for passengers in the back seat.
    Next Generation Connectivity

    The 8” infotainment system comes complete with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™

Reviews
Driven logo

"What makes the Forester stand out is the advance technology and safety features in the SUV... But it’s the driver monitoring system that is the next step in safety. It uses facial recognition software in dash-mounted cameras that monitor the driver’s eyes and head for drowsiness or distraction, such as turning around to tell off the kids."

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"In rougher stuff it really impresses with an unruffled ride over rocks and ridges. It's still essentially a road car underneath, but with AWD, X-Mode and impressive ground clearance (minimum 220mm), it'll go much further into the rough than most owners would be willing to take it...Forester is the real deal. And a real contender on price and equipment."

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Rural news logo

"In rougher stuff it really impresses with an unruffled ride over rocks and ridges. It's still essentially a road car underneath, but with AWD, X-Mode and impressive ground clearance (minimum 220mm), it'll go much further into the rough than most owners would be willing to take it...Forester is the real deal. And a real contender on price and equipment."

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AWARDS

2021
Medium SUV of The Year - NZ4WD magazine 
2018
New Zealand Car of the Year - Motoring Writers' Guild
2018
Best in Class Medium SUV - AA Driven New Zealand Car of the Year
2018
Medium 4WD SUV of the Year - NZ4WD Magazine 
2018
Top Medium SUV - Stuff Motoring
2018
$45-60K category winner - AMI NZ Autocar Car of the Year