Kelley Blue Book Value®
$23,931 - $36,161
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
182
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$23,931 - $36,161
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
182
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

Subaru has managed to make its new 2019 Forester stronger, roomer and more modern without letting it become ungainly and possibly losing the charm of its predecessors. At the same time, this...

2019 Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

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37 Reviews
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Subaru Forester Sport for the win overall

2019 Subaru Forester Sport

Overall the vehicle is worth the purchase price. I do find that, even in the sport model, the performance is a bit lacking. If you are not under the perfect conditions you will not really have much power when you put your foot down. I also do not like the CVT and the way it is programmed to feel like an automatic, I think this defeats the purpose to the CVT. As far as features go the vehicle has more than I need, including some that I do not want. The Eyesight suit, while noce for safety, can be rather annoying. They constantly beep and flash warnings at you. Aside from that I think the radio is really good, though the touch screen is a bit sluggish at times. There is plenty of room in all seats, though I wouldn't try fitting three adults in the back for more than a short drive. As a tall, and larger, person the driver's seat is good, though sometimes I find myself resting my leg in an uncomfortable position because the center console is very wide and leaves little room for me. I have yet to run into any mechanical issues, even at a little over 6,000 miles.

- Patrick T

Great value, tons of features

2019 Subaru Forester Premium

Exceptional value. This car comes loaded with safety features that include alerts and automatic braking for front end collisions and cameras and alerts for rear objects and possible collisions. The Premium level comes standard with a moonroof and driver and passenger heated seats. The design updates make the car feel very spacious and the visibility from the driver's seat is excellent. Overall, very pleased with this car.

- Andrea H

Why I love my Subaru Forester

2019 Subaru Forester Sport

I have been very happy with my Subaru Forester sport. It has many safety features, it's stylish, roomy and comfortable. It handles great on the highway and gets good gas mileage. It has cameras on the windshield to activate safety features including detecting if you are getting too close to the white lines and will correct your steering. It also detects if you are too close to the vehicle in from of you.

- Sue B

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Key Specs

Overview

Price

Kelley Blue Book
$23,931 - $29,236
$30,280 - $36,161

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
182 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L 4 Cyl DOHC 16V w/VVT
2.5L 4 Cyl DOHC 16V w/VVT
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.3 in.
43.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.2 in.
40.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.6 in.
37.7 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
5
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/60HR17
P225/55HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.1 in.
105.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
182.1 in.
182.1 in.

Width

Width
71.5 in.
71.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3449 lbs.
3541 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
182 hp
182 hp

Torque

Torque
176 ft. lbs.
176 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1500 lbs.
1500 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 lbs.
150 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.6 gal.
16.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
30 mpg
30 mpg

City

City
26 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
33 mpg

Transmission

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety