What the Subaru Forester can bring you is so much more than horsepower, interior space, and technology; it can give you a sense of freedom and the assurance that you can go anywhere, at any time. At Faulkner Subaru -- Bethlehem, we often recommend the Forester to our local customers looking for reliable and spacious SUVs. This two-row vehicle seems to have it all, and we're excited to tell you more about what it can do.

You'll have several options at various price points, as there are five trims of the Forester:

  • Base model
  • Premium
  • Sport
  • Limited
  • Touring

Engine and Performance

Under the hood of each Subaru Forester, you'll find a 2.5-liter engine. It provides 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque, so the ride around Bethlehem, PA, can certainly feel spirited. Boosting the responsiveness is Sport Mode, a setting you'll have thanks to Subaru Intelligent Drive. As you might already know, the Forester has a symmetrical all-wheel drive. This type of drivetrain can be very useful when you have to deal with less than ideal conditions. Plus, each of these SUVs has Vehicle Dynamics Control and Active Torque Vectoring, so multiple systems are working together to keep you moving safely.

The engine is paired with a Lineartronic continually variable transmission, and it comes with a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. While being quite capable, the Forester is also efficient. It has an estimated fuel economy of 26 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway.

Interior Space

The Forester is attractive for many reasons, one of which is its spaciousness. In the front, the driver and front passenger have up to 43.3 inches of legroom, and rear-seat passengers can stretch out with almost 40 inches of legroom. Behind the back seats is a large cargo area. In the base model, this space has a volume of 31.1 cubic feet. In the other four trims, the area measures 28.9 cubic feet.

If you ever have more gear to transport, you can quickly lower the rear seats to expand your storage area. The base model has a maximum cargo volume of 76.1 cubic feet, and the others have 70.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

Interior Features


One impressive aspect of the Forester is its high-tech amenities. The following features are standard on the Forester:

  • A 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • CD player
  • Pandora
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • HD Radio
  • Four speakers

This is a very generous package, and it gets even better. Once you move past the entry-level model, you'll have six speakers or a Harmon Kardon premium audio system with nine speakers. The Limited and Touring trims have eight-inch touchscreens, with the Touring model having navigation as a standard component.

Safety Aids

In terms of safety, Subaru is known for integrating many advanced components into its vehicles. The Forester comes standard with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, and this includes:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Pre-collision braking
  • Lane departure and sway warning systems
  • Lane keep assist

It can be useful to have these mechanisms watching out for potential issues. Even if you never have to use them, you'll feel more confident knowing that an extra pair of eyes is looking out for you. Plus, more features are available on the higher trims:

  • Automatic high beams
  • DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System
  • Blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist
  • Reverse automatic braking

Learn More About the Subaru Forester at Faulkner Subaru  Bethlehem

Please feel free to ask us any questions about the new Subaru Forester. We're here to help in any way we can.


Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem

330 Stoke Park Rd
Directions Bethlehem, PA 18017

  • Sales: 855-505-2072
  • Service: 610 849 1177
  • Parts: 610 865-3122

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