The Subaru Forester is a compact SUV that's built to go anywhere. It runs on a reliable drivetrain and offers a smooth, efficient ride. How can you be sure it's the right SUV for you? To help drivers in Ithaca decide, Maguire Subaru looks at everything it has to offer in this 2020 Subaru Forester review.

Subaru Forester Interior Dimensions


The Subaru Forester features comfortable seating for up to five people. There's 111.9 cubic feet of passenger space, so both rows of seats give you room to stretch out. Up front, the driver and passenger can kick back with 43.3 inches of legroom. Passengers in the back seat can relax with 39.4 inches of legroom. It's also easy to fit three people in the back seat with 57.2 inches of rear shoulder room.

There's also lots of space in the trunk. Its extra wide tailgate opening gives you 35.4 cubic feet of space. If you need to pack more, the 60/40-split flat-folding rear seats can help you get up to 76.1 cubic feet of space.




Cargo Room

Behind Row


cubic feet


cubic feet


41.2 inches

39.6 inches


43.3 inches

39.4 inches


Subaru Forester Specs & Capability

The Subaru Forester has standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a Traction Control System. To give you even more stability, it also offers dual-function X-MODE® with selectable driving modes, such as Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud.

Under the hood, the Forester runs on a 2.5L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine that gets up to 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain can enable you to bring some extra cargo along for the ride, too. It's capable of towing up to 1,500 pounds.

It also offers excellent fuel economy. With its efficient Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) and Auto Start-Stop System, the Subaru Forester can get up to an EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway MPG.

Subaru Forester Safety & Driver-Assistance Features


In addition to its standard All-Wheel Drive, the Subaru Forester gives you peace of mind with lots of driver-assistance features. The EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology system comes standard. It can help prevent accidents with such features as:

  • Pre-Collision Braking System
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering

For even more awareness during your drive, you can add technology, including Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. The DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System can even detect when you're tired or distracted and remind you to focus on the road.

If an accident does occur, you'll be protected by seven airbags. The advanced system includes front airbags, seat-mounted front side-impact airbags, a driver's knee airbag, and side-curtain airbags that cover both rows of seats.

Test Drive the 2020 Subaru Forester Near Ithaca, NY

Visit Maguire Subaru to test drive the dependable Subaru Forester. It offers a safe, efficient, and comfortable ride to drivers and families in Ithaca. To learn more about this 2020 Subaru Forester review, contact us or visit our dealership. 

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