The Subaru Forester is a compact SUV with lots of cargo room and a drivetrain that you can trust in tough conditions. So, which one of its trims has what you're looking for in your SUV? Maguire Subaru explores each of the 2020 Subaru Forester trim levels to help drivers in Ithaca decide.

2020 Subaru Forester

The Forester's base trim runs on a 2.5L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine that gets up to 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain works with a Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and can tow up to 1,500 pounds.

Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive comes standard and can adjust to your conditions using Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-DRIVE). While the drivetrain keeps you in control, the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology gives you more awareness. It can help prevent accidents with standard features such as:

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

The interior sports lots of technology, too. The SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia Plus system features a 6.5-inch touchscreen in the center of your dashboard. It offers lots of smartphone compatibility with Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™. Plus, there's plenty of great music to choose from with SiriusXM® All Access Radio.

Forester Premium

The Subaru Forester Premium runs on the same powertrain as the base trim but adds some amenities to both the interior and the exterior. 

Roof rails come in: 

  • Standard
  • Rear spoiler
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Panoramic moonroof

A leather-wrapped steering wheel adds some luxury to the interior, while a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat gives you more ways to get comfortable. This trim is also prepared for the elements. 

The All-Weather Package comes in standard and includes: 

  • Heated front seats
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Windshield wiper de-icer

Forester Sport

The Forester Sport stands out from the pack with bold orange accents on the center console, upholstery, roof rails, and bumpers. It also gives you more visibility with LED fog lights. It's also easy to hit the road with Keyless Access with Push-Button Start.

The interior offers a more stylish feel, too, with Sport Cloth seats and a leather-wrapped gear shift. In addition to that, your passengers can stay connected with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and charge their phones with two rear USB ports.

Forester Limited

The Subaru Forester Limited upgrades the interior with leather seats and an 8-inch touchscreen. It also provides you with more comfort with dual-zone automatic climate control, plus easy access to the trunk with a Power Rear Gate.

There are also more standard safety features, such as: 

  • Blind-Spot Detection
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • LED Steering Responsive Headlights with High Beam Assist

Forester Touring

The top trim level is the Subaru Forester Touring. It adds chrome and silver accents to the exterior as well as more amenities. The driver's seat now features: 

  • Memory settings  
  • 8-way power-adjustable front-passenger seat
  • Heated steering wheel 
  • One-touch folding rear seats

There's also extra technology on this trim. The infotainment system has standard Navigation, while the DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System monitors how you're driving.

Test Drive the Subaru Forester

To learn more about the 2020 Subaru Forester trim levels, contact Maguire Subaru and take a test drive. All five trims offer lots of cargo room and safety features to drivers and families in Ithaca, NY.

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