The Subaru Forester has long been a favorite in the lineup, being attractive to families for their safety and practicality! For 2025, the Forester is getting a redesign, which begs the question, “Which is the better buy?” This article is going to cover all of the updates for the 2024 Subaru Forester but be sure to watch the video at the bottom of this article for an in-depth design review!

What’s New for 2024?

  • Little accents in the grille changed to smoked chrome (instead of chrome) on Touring
  • Roof spoiler changed to crystal black instead of body-color
  • Revised fog lamp covers
  • Premium gains LED foglamps instead of halogens

Trims and Pricing

MSRP with AWD:

Base: $26,895

Premium: $30,095

Sport: $31,665

Limited: $33,775

Wilderness: $34,720

Touring: $37,195

Prices rise about $500-700 from 2023, once again welcome in this expensive segment.

Slam Dunk and Air Ball

Slam Dunk: Interior luxury is great for this segment

Air Ball: The technology is beginning to show its age

Design and Features

As mentioned above, please watch the video linked below for a full in-depth exploration of the exterior design and differences. There are no major changes to the outside of the Forester for 2024. It will retain its rugged, but more refined, nature within the Subaru lineup, with clean lines and nothing too flashy.

Here is the full breakdown of what we currently know about the feature availability:




LED Headlights

Standard with LEDs and Adaptive Abilities

LED Fog Lamps



17-18-inch alloys depending on trim


Premium+ heated | Sport+: BSM| Optional: Auto Dimming

LED Taillights

Standard LED Accented

Forward Emergency Braking

Standard on all Forester Models

Lane Keep Assist

Auto High Beams

Adaptive Cruise Control

Rear Auto Braking



When it comes to the Interior, the Forester will also be full of practicality.


Smart Entry


Seat Materials

Cloth, Leatherette, Real Leather

Seat Adjustment

Base: Manual | Premium+: 10-way power | Memory: Touring

Push Button Start


Gauge Cluster

Standard: 4.2-in Display | Sport+: 6.5-inch additional display

Head-up Display

Not Available

Steering Wheel

Premium+: Leather Wrapped | Heating: Touring

Wireless Charging


360 Degree Camera

Not Available

2-Zone Climate Controls


Seat Climate

Heated Seats: Premium+ | Ventilated Seats: None

Audio System

Standard: 4-Speaker | Premium+: 6-Speakers | Touring: 9-speaker Harmon Kardon Audio


Standard: 6.5-inch display | Limited+: 8-inch display

Rearview Mirror

Auto Dimming Optional


Panoramic: Premium+


The rear of the Forester is also well-equipped, making it comfortable for adults in most cases.

Rear Amenities

USBs and Vents

Standard on Upper Trims

Heated Rear Seats





For in depth details on the 2024 Forester, watch our full first look review linked at the bottom of this article.

Forester Front

What’s Under the Hood?

There remains only one powertrain option for the Forester in 2024:

  • 2.5L Boxer-4: 182 hp | 176 lb.ft
  • CVT
  • Standard AWD

The fuel economy for each model is unchanged for 2024, as rated by the EPA:

Standard: 26/33/29 MPG

Wilderness: 25/28/26 MPG

We hope you have found this overview of the 2024 Subaru Forester helpful! For a more detailed first look of the Forester, please watch our video below! What do you think of the 2024 Subaru Forester? Let us know in the comments!