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Have you seen the new Subaru Forester? It looks great but reminds us of the older Honda Pilot model. But don’t get lost in the 2025 Subaru Forester’s attractive new looks. It has crucial upgrades that go beyond the surface level. 

2025 Subaru Forester: What’s new? 

2025 Subaru Forester interior and dash
2025 Subaru Forester interior | Subaru

The 2025 Subaru Forester is a bit beefier looking thanks to a brand new SUV style. It has smoother sides, a larger grille that spans into the headlight housings, black cladding emphasizes the larger wheel arches and the taillights are connected by a single bar. 

New wheel designs complete the look with 17 and 19-inch options available. It has an 8.7-inch ground clearance and the standard AWD system was retuned to deliver faster responses. 

It should provide a more athletic experience as the chassis incorporates additional welding points and structural adhesive to provide a 10% increase in torsional rigidity stiffness. 

Plus, there’s a new dual-pinion steering rack to further enhance its handling and control. A new air vent at the back of the wheel well moves air out to reduce highway lift. Additional insulation reduces interior noise for a peaceful ride. 

The attractive interior features new colors, upscale materials, extra padding, and more supportive seats. The dash is a bit lower to enhance visibility. 

While a 7.0-inch touchscreen is standard, higher trim levels have an 11.6-inch screen. Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto are included. 

It also has standard dual-zone climate control, ventilated seats are available, and the tailgate can be operated with a swipe of your foot. The Subaru EyeSight safety suite has faster responses with an available 360-degree camera.

How much power does the 2025 Subaru Forester have? 

The 2025 Subaru Forester doesn’t have extra muscle yet. It has a carryover engine. The standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine cranks out 180 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. 

It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in roughly 9.3 seconds, but perhaps the body upgrades will make things more engaging. Also, each model but the entry-level trim has standard paddle shifters. 

Also, rumors suggest that a more powerful hybrid variant is in the works. We hope it comes out by the end of the year. Stay tuned for updates.