According to the latest news, the upcoming 2021 Subaru Forester will be released next year with some improvements. The new model will get both visual and mechanical changes. Also, most of the changes will be under the hood. The manufacturer will add this year a new hybrid drivetrain alongside the old engines.
Furthermore, the cabin will also look better and buyers will get updated techs and some materials. Whatsoever, thanks to the new platform, this model will offer more comfort and plenty of space inside. The high-performance model Forester STI version will be more aggressive than before, and it will get an engine that will provide more than 300 horses.
2021 Forester Exterior Facelift
The 2021 Subaru Forester will get a minor change outside. Styling and design will largely remain, followed by a small modification. The front of this SUV will get a grille that is enlarged, but not significantly. The same LED the light system powers this version. Also, the manufacturer uses a bolder front and rear bumpers that look more stylish.
Thanks to the new platform, the Forester will ride on a longer wheelbase. This will give more space inside the cabin. The new model will be also available with a few trim levels. The STI version is one of the best, and it provides great design and sportier look.
Inside the 2021 Subaru Forester won’t happen drastically changes. The same design and lines will be present. However, some new materials will be used as techs. With the two rows of seats and rooms for five passengers, the forthcoming 2021 Subaru Forester will get improved legroom and headroom. Also, as we already wrote, this SUV will get more technology. The long list of standard features will be available. So, we can expect dual-zone climate control, navigation, 8-inch touchscreen, keyless entry, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth and more.
However, the optional features will include the powerful and premium Harman Kardon sound system, heated seats/steering wheel. Safety will be also improved. So, the rating will be better thanks to the auto emergency braking, active lane control, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring.
New Hybrid System, Transmission
The new 2021 Subaru Forester will be stronger than before. This model will be powered by the 2.5-liter gasoline engine. This unit is a standard one, and with it, the current model produces 170 horses and 174 lb-ft of torque. Speaking of the fuel consumption and output on the new model, the officials keeping all secretly. However, the current model provides 26 mph in the city and 33 mpg on the highway and we can expect better consumption. The next engine that is confirmed is optional. The 2.0-liter turbo engine generates 250 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, both engines will be connected to the new CVT gearbox.
The next engine that is rumored is an all-new hybrid drivetrain. This type of engine will be very economical. Also, from the rumors, it will provide great astonishing mileage. Furthermore, with this engine, the output will be around 220 horsepower.
Subaru Forester STI
Like before, the Forester model will be available with the high-performance STI variant. The new 2021 Subaru Forester STI will offer under its hood the powerful 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that will produce more than 300 HP. The same engine is under the current Impreza WRX STI model.
This model will get sportier look than the base one and we can expect sportier handling and lower ride height. Aerodynamics will be also improved. Inside the STI model, buyers will get more standard features and beautiful seats with stitched STI in the middle. Also, the tech will be updated.
2021 Subaru Forester Price and Release Date
According to the latest report, the price of the forthcoming 2021 Subaru Forester will stay intact and it will be in the same range as its predecessor. So, we can expect the price to be around $24,500 for the base model.
As of the Hybrid variant, the price is not yet revealed. However, think that the price of the $30,000 will be the real deal. The manufacturer will release this model in the second half of 2020.