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Which Subaru Forester? 2018 Or 2019?

The Subaru Forester has long been a fan favorite among many Port Orchard drivers for years for its long-lasting quality, unmatched dependability, fuel efficient and spirited performance. As well as being ready for any adventure you may have in mind. And with the arrival of the totally redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester some customers may be trying to decide which Forester is best for them. Which is why we wanted to highlight all the changes and update that arrive with the 2019 model year that aren't as easy to spot as the 2019 Forester bold new look. Compare in further detail at the bottom of this page.

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The 2019 Forester arrives with a number of powertrain updates and changes. The 2018 Forester is the last model year that the 250 horsepower, 2.0L Turbo BOXER engine is available. The 2019 Forester is powered by a revised 2.5L four-cylinder BOXER engine that now generates 182 horsepower. The 2018 model only offers 170 horsepower. However, the revised 2.5L BOXER engine for the 2019 model year is more fuel efficient thanks to Auto Stop-Start System standard on every model. This helps the 2019 Forester get 32 highway mpg instead of the 28 highway mpg the 2018 Forester gets. Another new performance feature of the 2019 Subaru is SI-DRIVE is a powertrain performance management feature that has two different driving modes.

There are few performance features that have not changed from 2018 to 2019. Like standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to help you get home no matter how much snow falls. Both the 2018 and 2019 Forester are capable of towing up to 1,500 lbs. and are both available with X-Mode with Hill Descent Control.


There are two exciting changes when it comes to safety features on the 2019 Forester that Bremerton drivers will love. First, Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is now standard on every 2019 Forester model. The 2018 Forester 2.5i Premium and Limited are available with EyeSight and both Touring trim levels come standard with EyeSight. The second update for advanced safety on the 2019 Forester is the only distracted and drowsy driver monitoring system on any vehicle in its class. DriverFocus is a brand new advanced safety feature that alerts the drivers to bring their attention back to the road or to take a break. Many other safety features carry over from 2018 unchanged and include Blind-Spot Detection / Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, High Beam Assist, Reverse Automatic Braking, LED Steering Responsive Headlights, and Subaru STARLINK Safety & Security.

Exterior & Interior Dimensions

Another major difference between the two model years is size. The 2019 Forester is slightly larger than the 2018 model year.

    2019 Forester:
  • Wheelbase: 105.1 inches
  • Width: 71.5 inches
  • Height: 68.1 inches
  • Front/Rear Headroom: 41.2/39.6 inches
  • Front/Rear Legroom: 43.4/39.4/ inches
  • Total Passenger Space: 111.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space: 35.4 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Space: 76.1 cubic feet
    2018 Forester:
  • Wheelbase: 103.9 inches
  • Width: 70.7 inches
  • Height: 66.4 inches
  • Front/Rear Headroom: 41.4/39.8 inches
  • Front/Rear Legroom: 43.0/38.0 inches
  • Total Passenger Space: 108.3 cubic feet
  • Cargo Space: 34.4 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Space: 74.4 cubic feet


Each new model year brings the latest technology features with it and the 2019 Forester has a couple of new features to offer Silverdale drivers. Like 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity standard on every Forester trim level with the exception of the base trim. The touchscreen on the 2019 Forester has been increased from 6.2 inches to 6.5 inches and now comes standard with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.

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