Every Subaru Forester now has a rear-seat reminder system, and lane centering and lane-departure warning have been added to the EyeSight suite of driver assists. The all-weather package is now standard on the Premium trim. See the 2020 Subaru Forester models for sale near you
We would go with the Premium trim and add a few options, such as blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. You'd still sneak under $30,000, and you'd have everything you need to haul your family or your sporting gear. In other words, it would still be a solid value. Find a Subaru Forester for sale
Subaru offers the 2020 Forester in five trim levels: Base, Premium, Sport, Limited and Touring. Prices reflect a $1,010 destination fee.
Standard in the Base trim ($25,505) are 17-in steel wheels, welcome lighting, a full suite of power accessories, auto-locking doors, a multifunction display, an outside temperature display, remote keyless entry, dual USB ports, a tire-pressure monitor with a display for each tire, seven airbags, trailer-stability assistance, active torque vectoring, auto vehicle hold, rear-seat reminder, three 12-volt outlets, 24-hour roadside assistance for the original new-car limited warranty period, active grille shutters, automatic climate control, an electronic parking brake, automatic LED headlights, a rearview camera, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, the EyeSight driver-assist technology package and a STARLINK infotainment system with a 6.5-in touchscreen, a 4-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HD radio, satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity. Factory options include 17-in alloy wheels and roof rails.
To the Base gear, the Premium trim ($28,405) adds 17-in alloy wheels, roof rails, a 10-way adjustable driver's seat, a cargo-area cover, hill-descent control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a panoramic power moonroof, a reclining rear seatback, an upgraded STARLINK system with six speakers, Wi-Fi hotspot and X-Mode for AWD system with hill-descent control. The all-weather package with heated front seats and outboard mirrors and a windshield de-icer is now standard. Options include blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, keyless access with push-button start and a power rear hatch with auto close and height memory.
The new Sport trim ($30,005) beefs up the Premium's content by making keyless access with push-button start standard and adding 18-in alloy wheels, a manual-shift mode, integrated outboard mirror turn signals, high-beam assist, an upgraded multifunction display, orange contrast stitching on the steering wheel and dashboard and black and orange exterior accents. Options include blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, a 9-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, hands-free text messaging and an upgraded STARLINK system with an 8-in touchscreen and voice activation.
The Limited trim ($32,105) comes with all the Premium options, plus an upgraded STARLINK system with an 8-in touchscreen, hands-free text messaging, dual-zone auto climate system with voice control, integrated outboard mirror turn signals, automatic headlight height adjustment, a leather-wrapped shifter, perforated-leather upholstery and steering-responsive headlights. Options include a heated steering wheel, reverse automatic braking, a TomTom navigation system and a 9-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
At the top of the grade list is the Touring trim ($35,605), which features all of Limited's options plus a manual-shift mode with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, a 10-way power driver's seat, an 8-way power front passenger seat, memory for outboard mirrors and driver's seat, DriverFocus technology, LED fog lights and metallic silver finish exterior accents. The only option is black or saddle-brown perforated-leather-trimmed upholstery.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
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