What’s the Release Date and Pricing of the 2022 Subaru Forester?

The Forester is the most popular model in the Subaru lineup. It’s easy to see why with its blend of rugged and premium styling, off-road capabilities, fun-to-drive nature, advanced technologies, and high-level safety. Subaru recently announced the details of the 2022 Forester. Find out its pricing and release date information.

2022 Subaru Forester: Release date and pricing for each trim

Blue 2022 Subaru Forester driving through a forest
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Prospective buyers of the 2022 Subaru Forester will not have to wait much longer. The compact SUV will arrive at dealerships nationwide in October 2021. 

The 2022 Forester offers a choice of six different trims: Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring, as well as an all-new Wilderness model. Pricing starts at $25,195 for the Forester Base trim, up to $35,295 for the top-of-the-line Touring trim:

Base: $25,195
Premium: $28,195
Sport: $29,765

Wilderness: $32,820
Limited: $31,875
Touring: $35,295

The 2022 Forester Wilderness trim provides enhanced off-road capabilities

The significant addition to the Forester lineup for the 2022 model year is the new Wilderness trim. It features many exclusive mechanical, functional, and design features to take the off-road capabilities of the Forester to an entirely new level. 

The Forester Wilderness trim has 9.2 inches of ground clearance, which is half an inch higher than the other Forester models. The extra clearance enables the Wilderness to drive over rocky and debris-laden terrain with greater ease. Excellent traction, especially on gravel or muddy surfaces, comes courtesy of the Yokohama GEOLANDAR all-terrain tires. The tires wrap around the unique 17-inch alloy wheels, which have a matte black finish and elevated white letters. For peace of mind when hitting the trails, the Wilderness trim has a full-size spare tire that’s located under the cargo area. 

The exclusive exterior and interior details of the Forester Wilderness are an excellent complement to its enhanced off-road capabilities. Exterior features include a prominent hexagonal front grille, hexagonal LED fog lights, large wheel arch cladding, an anti-glare hood decal, and front skid plates. Also, the Wilderness trim has a ladder-type roof rack with a dynamic load capacity of 220 pounds. When parked, the roof rack can support a total weight of up to 800 pounds. This makes the Wilderness a good option for rooftop tent camping. 

Inside the Forester Wilderness, the seats consist of StarTex material. They are water-resistant and good for bearing the brunt of mud, dirt, and whatever else you bring in from the outside. For staying well-connected and entertained on your outdoor adventures, the Wilderness offers a Harman Kardon premium sound system .and an 8.0-inch multimedia navigation system.

What else is new for the 2022 Subaru Forester?

Overall, the entire 2022 Forester lineup has a slight redesign with a bolder appearance. This includes new designs for the grille, front fascia, grille, fog light covers, and headlights. The suite of driving assistance technologies in the Forester has some upgrades, with improved performance and the ability to function in a greater variety of driving conditions. Also, the Forester Premium trim offers an option for an automatic emergency steering system.

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