The 2025 Subaru Forester: A Complete Makeover with Hybrid and Electric Options – One of the most famous small SUVs on the market is the Subaru Forester, which has a reliable engine, a roomy cabin, and symmetrical all-wheel drive. For more than 20 years, the Forester has been around and has been changed and made better in many ways. The current model, which is the fifth generation, came out in 2018. A new sixth-generation model is planned to come out in 2025. What can we look forward to with the 2025 Subaru Forester? Here are some of the features and details that have been said to be accurate or reported to be true so far.
What’s Different in 2025?
The inside and outside of the 2025 Subaru Forester are set to get a big makeover. Some reports say the new Forester will look more powerful and modern, with oval grilles, thin headlights, and sharp design elements on the front bumper. New headlights and a cover will be added to the back as well. The new Forester will also have a longer wheelbase and a wider track, making it more stable and easy to drive.
Also, the 2025 Forester’s interior will be updated with better comfort, high-quality materials, and cutting-edge technology. The new Forester will have a more extensive tablet infotainment system that works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It would also have a digital instrument cluster, a charge pad for wireless devices, and a head-up display. The new Forester will have more safety features, like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot tracking, and rear cross-traffic warning. The new Forester will also have more cargo space and legroom.
Design: Exterior and Interior
The 2025 Subaru Forester’s body will resemble the Subaru Viziv Adrenaline concept shown at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The design looked modern and sporty with its sharp edges, muscular bumpers, and LED lights. The idea also had a unique roof design that could change shape based on how the car was being driven.
The 2025 Subaru Forester’s interior will be based on the brand’s first all-electric SUV, the Subaru Solterra, which will come out in 2022. The Solterra’s cabin will be simple and modern, with a prominent horizontal screen that houses the climate and entertainment settings, digital gauges, and a steering wheel that can do more than one thing. The Solterra will also have a roomy and flexible interior with flat floors, seats that can be folded down, and many storage spaces.
One of the most exciting things about the 2025 Subaru Forester will be its engine. Along with the standard fuel engine, the new Forester will also come with a hybrid and an electric version. The hybrid choice will be based on the Forester e-Boxer, which has been on the market since 2022 in Australia and other places. The e-Boxer has a 2.0-liter boxer engine that is turbocharged and an electric motor built into the continuously variable transmission (CVT). The e-Boxer has a total output of about 250 horsepower, much more than North America’s standard 2.5-liter flat-four engine, which only has 182 horsepower.
The electric choice will be based on the Subaru Global Platform (SGP), which works with different types of powertrains, such as hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric. Subaru’s relationship will also help the electric choice with Toyota, giving both brands hybrid and electric technology. The electric version will likely have a similar speed and range as the Solterra. The Solterra is expected to have around 300 horsepower and a range of more than 200 miles.
Release Date and Price
Subaru has yet to say when the 2025 Forester will be available, but we can get a good idea of when it might come out based on past models. The fifth-generation Forester was first shown at the New York International Auto Show in March 2018. It went on sale in October 2018 for the 2019 model year. If Subaru sticks to the same schedule, the new sixth-generation Forester will likely be shown off at a big car show in late 2023 or early 2024. It will go on sale mid- to late-2024 as a 2025 model year.
Aside from those things, the 2025 Forester’s price will also depend on the trim level, the engine choice, and how much people want it. As of now, the base model of the fifth-generation Forester costs $25,845, and the top-of-the-line Touring model costs $35,945. The hybrid choice is likely to cost more than the gas choice, and the electric choice is expected to cost even more. Yet, the prices of the hybrid and electric models will also depend on whether tax credits and other benefits for green cars are available.
The 2025 Subaru Forester will likely significantly improve the current model. It will have a new look, more advanced technology, and more engine choices. The new Forester will come in hybrid and electric versions, appealing to drivers who care about the environment and want to save money on gas. Along with its core strengths, the new Forester will still have its balanced all-wheel drive system, roomy and flexible cabin, and reliable performance. People who want a small SUV that can handle any climate and weather will find the new Forester a great option.