Subaru has unveiled the sixth-generation 2025 Subaru Forester at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show, pulling the sheets on an all-new rival for the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain. The latest Forester offers new styling, new technology, and few other tweaks. Symmetrical all-wheel drive is included as standard.
Outside, there’s a new exterior design, which includes a redesigned fascia with LED headlights. Change to the vehicle’s aerodynamics make for greater overall stability and a reduction to aerodynamic lift. There’s also an updated Subaru star cluster emblem. Wheel sizing includes 17-inch, 18-inch, and 19-inch options.
Inside the updated interior, the 2025 Subaru Forester equips Advanced EyeSight Driver Assist Technology as standard across the range, with additional safety features offered as optional, such as Reverse Automatic Braking, Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. An 11.6-inch infotainment screen optional, as is wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2025 Forester also debuts a new kick sensor-activated Hands-Free Power Rear Gate.
The trim level lineup includes Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring. Fold down the 60:40-split rear bench seats, and there’s access to 74.4 cubic feet of cargo room. Roof rails are standard. Passenger volume is rated at 110.8 cubic feet.
Under the skin, Subaru revised the Forester chassis for a 10-percent increase in stiffness, yielding improved dynamic performance, improved ride quality, and a quieter cabin as well. All models include 8.7 inches of ground clearance.
As for the mechanical bits, Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is included as standard. The 2.5L flat-four gasoline engine under the hood produces 180 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque, connecting to a Lineartronic CVT as standard. Certain models also feature a “manual mode” with paddle shifters to control the transmission at eight preset ratios. A new hybrid powertrain is expected next year.
The 2025 Subaru Forester will hit Subaru dealers this coming Spring. Pricing details are expected closer to the on-sale date.