With all the changes in the world, upgrades on a Subaru SUV are always welcome. However, the 2023 Subaru Forester does not offer many changes from the previous year. Here are three things to love about the all-new Forester sport utility vehicle and one thing Subaru could have done better.
The price of the 2023 Subaru Forester is up about $500 on each trim level
By revealing the 2023 Subaru Forester, some changes exist to report. The good news is that the Forester didn’t really need any changes. This year, the 2023 Subaru Forester starts at $26,395, or $27,620 including destination and delivery charges. The top Touring trim will cost buyers $37,720 with destination and delivery charges.
|Trim||Transmission||MSRP||MSRP + destination and delivery ($1,225)|
|Forester on tour||CVT||$36,495||$37,720|
Subaru will also offer the Forester in six trim levels when it hits the market. These trim levels are Base, Premium, Sport, Wilderness, Limited and Touring. While a price increase is never a good thing, a $500 increase is far less than some price-raising competitors. It’s both a thing to love and a thing to improve on for the 2023 Forester.
Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist technology is standard on the 2023 Forester
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Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist technology is back and better than ever. Models with blind-spot detection with lane-keep assist and rear cross-traffic alert will also get automatic emergency steering. By using EyeSight and Blind Spot Detection, the 2023 Subaru Forester can help avoid collisions when traveling under 80 km/h.
The automaker says 2023 vehicles will get the latest and improved version of the software. Additionally, every 2023 Forester will come standard with seven airbags. These airbags are the driver’s and front passenger’s front airbags, the side curtain airbags, the pelvis/torso side airbags and the driver’s knee airbags. Safety has always been a big issue for Subaru, and the automaker hasn’t forgotten that this year.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has some good things to report
The Subaru Forester will likely become an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Plus winner. For the past 16 consecutive years, the Forester has earned this prestigious award more than any other small SUV.
Other recent accolades include the 2022 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award and the 2022 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. It was also named Best Teen Cars 2022 by US News & World Report. That’s a good sign for the 2023 Forester.
The Forester can tow up to 1,500 pounds for any weekend adventures you may encounter. And the best news of all? The 2023 Subaru Forester still has a CD player. What else do you need? Even though the SUV is essentially unchanged at the start of the new year, there wasn’t much wrong with it to begin with.
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