The Subaru Forester is the kind of SUV that can go anywhere. It has a compact frame that makes it easy to navigate parking garages, enough cargo room for all your bags, and a high ground clearance to help you tackle tough terrain.

So, how roomy is it? Can it drive through streams and over rocky roads smoothly? The team at Maguire Subaru finds out. We took a closer look at the Subaru Forester dimensions, so drivers in Ithaca will know what it's capable of.  Contact us today for more information.

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Subaru Forester Passenger Space & Cargo Room

The Subaru Forester features seating for five and lots of room to relax. With 111.9 cubic feet of passenger space, everyone on board can stretch out. When you're behind the wheel, you can enjoy 41.2 inches of headroom and 43.3 inches of legroom.

For passengers in the second row, there's 39.6 inches of headroom and 39.4 inches of legroom. Plus, with 57.2 inches of rear shoulder room, there's plenty of space for three people to sit comfortably side by side.

There's also lots of storage space with 31.1 cubic feet of cargo room in the trunk. If you need to pack more, you can use the 60/40-split flat-folding rear seats to get up to 76.1 cubic feet of cargo room.




Cargo Room

Behind Row


cubic feet


cubic feet


41.2 inches

39.6 inches


43.3 inches

39.4 inches


Higher trim levels come with a panoramic power moonroof that slightly affects your headroom. These trims have 40.2 inches of front headroom and 37.7 inches of rear headroom.

Subaru Forester Exterior Design

To give you all that trunk space and legroom, the Subaru Forester has a frame that measures 182.1 inches long. This also gives your SUV a wheelbase of 105.1 inches. At 71.5 inches wide, it's easy to steer around tight turns and squeeze into small parking spots.

The base trim runs on a 17-inch wheels and stands 67.5 inches tall. Higher trim levels feature 18-inch wheels and include a set of raised roof rails. These makes your Forester measure up to 68.1 inches tall.


Subaru Forester Performance & Capability

The Subaru Forester is prepared for both city streets and rugged dirt roads. Its compact frame gives it a 35.4-foot turning circle. This makes it easy to pull a U-turn or maneuver your way into a parking spot.

You can also be confident driving over potholes thanks to its 8.7-inch ground clearance. Feel free to take a trip up to the mountains, too. With a 22.9-degree approach angle and a 24.6-degree departure angle, it's prepared to take on steep hills.

Test Drive the Subaru Forester

To learn more about the Subaru Forester dimensions, visit Maguire Subaru. With its roomy interior, compact frame, and high ground clearance, it's a versatile option for all sorts of drivers in Ithaca. If you're interested in finding out how it feels to sit behind the wheel, visit our dealership and take a test drive.

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