What is New on the 2021 Subaru Forester?

There are some exciting new features for the 2021 Subaru Forester.  First, standard on these models are steering-responsive LED headlights and automatic high beams.  The Limited model comes with a seven-speed manual mode for the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Except for the base model, all 2021 Subaru Foresters come with a rear center-console storage tray. In addition, there are also audible and visible seat belt reminders in the front and back seats.

What is comparable to the Subaru Forester?

The 2021 Subaru Forester and the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox comfortably fit five passengers and have ample cargo room.  Both also have been named IIHS Top Safety Pick for their active safety features, and both have standard user-friendly infotainment systems. Finally, their prices are very comparable.  The 2021 Subaru Forester starts at $24,795 while the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox comes in slightly lower at $23,800.

Which is Better, Forester or Equinox?

The 2021 Subaru Forester has several advantages over its competitor, the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox.  The Forester has standard all wheel drive on all models while AWD only comes in select 2021 Chevrolet Equinox models. The Forester is great for off-roading with its 8.7 inches of ground clearance and X-Mode which maximizes the traction your wheels can get and can easily get the car out of a deep snow or mud situation, while the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox just isn't well-suited for off-roading. If you're looking for cargo space, the Forester has the Equinox beat. With the seats folded down, the 2021 Subaru Forester offers 76.1 cubic feet of space while the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox only has 63.9 cubic feet with its seats folded down.  Also, weekend gear like golf bags fit easily into the new Forester with its spacious 51.3 inch cargo opening. Finally, the 2020 Subaru Forester has 182 horsepower over the Equinox's 170 horsepower.

Is Subaru Better than Chevy?

Subaru has built a reputation for safety and resale value. Subaru's safety features are top notch. The Subaru Forester earned a maximum 5-star overall score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).  All 2021 Subaru Forester models include Subaru's EyeSight suite of camera-based driver assistance technology. This includes standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, standard adaptive cruise control, and standard automated emergency braking.  Resale value is another huge selling point.  According to Kelley Blue Book, Subaru has the Best Resale Value of all brands for 2020 and the Subaru Forester won the 5-Year Cost to Own Award winner among compact SUVs.

Why is the Subaru Forester so Popular?

There are many reasons why Subaru Foresters are so popular. Kelly Blue Book gives a consumer rating of 4.4 out of 5 for the 2021 Subaru Forester.  Here are just a few things that set the Forester apart as a well-rounded and capable SUV:
  • Standard symmetrical all-wheel drive
  • High-tech safety features
  • Spacious interior
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Low starting price
  • Better gas mileage
  • X-Mode which allows for driving through snow, mud, and sand
  • Hill Descent Control feature

Why should I buy a Subaru Forester?

The 2021 Subaru Forester is a perfect fit for consumers looking for a two-row crossover vehicle that has enough ground clearance to take on off-roading adventure trips.  It comes fully equipped with all of the high-tech safety features that set it apart.  In terms of resale value, KBB gives it a 45.5% rating for predicted resale value in five years. In terms of fuel economy, the 2021 Subaru Forester gets 33 mpg on the highway, so it's budget friendly. The Forester is hard to beat with its versatility, safety features, style, spacious interior, and low base price.  Contact Rafferty Subaru today for a test drive and see for yourself what the new Forester has to offer!


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