New Subaru Forester 2020

The new Subaru Forester 5 generation is officially unveiled at an auto show in New York on March 28, 2020. Having replaced the generation, the Japanese crossover Subaru Forester 2020 model year moved to the Subaru Global Platform platform and received large wheelbase dimensions, a more welcoming interior and a capacious luggage compartment than its predecessor, as well as a modern exterior exterior design, a stylish interior with a mass of advanced equipment, a standard system assistance to the driver EyeSight, the upgraded 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER gasoline engine in the company with the Lineatronic variator and, of course, the company’s all-wheel drive Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. In our review of Subaru Forester 2019-2020 – photos and videos, the price and specifications, specifications of the 5th generation Japanese crossover Subaru Forester. Sales of the new generation Subaru Forester 2020 model year will start in America in the second half of 2020 at a price of 23,000-23500 dollars for a crossover in the base configuration. According to preliminary information, the “forester” of the new generation will reach Russia by the end of 2020.


photo Subaru Forester 2019-2020

Having tried the new Subaru Global Platform (SGP), used also for the construction of the Subaru Impreza 5 generation , 3 generation of the Subaru XV and the large crossover Subaru Ascent , the new Forester boasts an increased distance between the axles up to 2670 mm, which made it possible to allocate more space for the rear legs passengers and increase the useful volume of the luggage compartment.

Compared to the fourth generation of Forester , the new crossover generation has increased the wheelbase by 30 mm, the legroom in the second row has increased by 35 mm (at the shoulder and elbow level, by the way, also more spaciously), and the maximum useful volume of the trunk folded seats of the second row increased by almost 40 liters to an impressive value of 2155 liters. At the same time, the loading and unloading process became more convenient due to a new door with a wider 1300 mm opening, a more regular rectangular shape of the trunk itself, and also due to a slightly lowered floor.

  • External overall dimensions of the body of the Subaru Forester 2019-2020 year are 4625 mm in length, 1815 mm in width, 1730 mm in height, with 2670 mm of wheelbase and 220 mm of ground clearance.


The exterior design of the new fifth generation Japanese crossover Subaru Forester demonstrates the family style of the model and is the evolution of the body design of the predecessor with familiar harmonious proportions and laconic lines. At the same time the creators of the new Forester tried to give the novelty a modern appearance.


The body of the crossover sports standardly installed LED headlights with a characteristic pattern of daytime running lights, compact falshradiator grating, solid and powerful front bumper, added with plastic protection and fog lights.

On the side, the forester’s body captivates the look with powerful bursts of punching, visually enlarging the wheel arches and crossover doors, a high window sill, slowly rising to the stern and providing the body with a more dynamic profile, and in general a holistic view.


The Forester’s new forage is the quintessence of practicality: a compact bumper carefully covered with a shield made from a scratch-resistant plastic, and a large tailgate opening, complete with original dome lights with LED filling.

photo interior Subaru Forester 2019-2020

The stylish and modern appearance of the new generation Subaru Forester is complemented by the new enamel colors offered for the crossover body paint – Jasper Green Metallic, Horizon Blue Pearl and Crimson Red Pearl, as well as light-alloy 17-18 inch wheels with a new design. The most stylish crossover in the new Sport package with a fascia-grille painted in glossy black color, unique 18-inch black wheels, an orange decor decorating the front and rear bumper, body sill lining and roof rails, a solid spoiler over the glass of the door trunk, as well as orange accents in the cabin (decorative inserts on the front panel and the central tunnel, a line on the front panel, door maps, a tunnel and chairs).

photo interior Subaru Forester 2019-2020

As mentioned at the beginning of our review, the new generation Subaru Forester has become more welcoming to second-row passengers, and the trunk is more spacious. On these details of innovation, of course, do not end, and the new generation of the Japanese crossover will please owners with quality materials of finish, accurate assembly and rich equipment.

The crossover will receive climate control or dual-zone climate control, heated front and rear seats, a keyless access system with a button for activating the engine, an electronic parking brake, a parking brake, all-LED headlights, conventional or LED fog lights, panoramic roof with a hatch, driver’s and front passenger’s seats with manual or electric adjustment (driver’s in 10 directions, and passenger 8), heated steering wheel, multimedia systems SUBARU STARLINK with screen 6.5 or 8.0 inches, the fabric or leather trim seat.

By default, for all new Subaru Forester, the active safety and assistance package for the EyeSight driver is offered as standard equipment, which includes adaptive cruise control, an automatic braking system and an assistant monitoring the movement of cars in the lane. For expensive complete sets, this chip is additionally equipped with the DriverFocus system, which monitors the physical condition of the driver.

photo trunk for Subaru Forester 2019-2020

Technical specifications Subaru Forester 2019-2020 year.
Crossover Subaru Forester 5 generation is built on a modular platform Subaru Global Platform with a completely independent architecture of the front and rear suspension. In front there are McPherson struts, behind the multi-lever. Standard novelty is equipped with a proprietary all-wheel drive system Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The ground clearance of the model is 220 mm. The all-wheel drive and impressive ground clearance are complemented by the X-Mode system, which allows you to select the optimum mode of operation for the engine, gearbox, all-wheel drive and electronic systems for different types of road pavement. Also worth noting is the emergence of the Active Torque Vectoring system, which helps to more accurately take turns.

photo luggage space Subaru Forester 2019-2020

Under the hood of the new Subaru Forester for the US market, the non-alternative petrol four-cylinder upgraded 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER engine with 185 power will be prescribed with a maximum torque of 238 Nm in the company with the Lineartronic CVT. The motor, having survived the modernization, received 90% of new parts, a standard start / stop system, a direct injection of fuel into the cylinders, and an increased compression ratio.