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Which 2021 Subaru Forester is Right for You?

Find out which Forester trim level best suits your compact SUV needs.


Get into a 2021 Subaru Forester and take it for a drive. It will quickly become apparent why the Forester has been one of Canada’s most popular SUVs year after year.

The Forester still offers plenty of usable interior space while retaining a relatively small footprint (an especially welcome attribute when driving around town). Out in the wild, dirt roads and rough weather cause no issues for the Forester driver, thanks to its generous ground clearance and permanent all-wheel drive. High safety scores are yet another plus point. The Forester earned a maximum 5-star overall score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.

All Foresters share the same 4-cylinder gas engine through six trim levels, a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assistance technology. 

The Forester enjoys generous amounts of standard equipment for prices that stack up well against 5-passenger mainstream-brand compact SUV rivals like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4.


To help you decide which 2021 Forester is suitable for you, here's a breakdown of the Subaru SUV's various trim levels:

2021 Subaru Forester - Starting MSRP $28,995 

Key Forester features include:

  •  2.5-litre 4-cylinder gas engine/Continuously variable automatic transmission and Idle Start Stop
  • EyeSight Driver Assist Technology with Lane Centring Assist
  • Standard LED steering responsive headlights with High Beam Assist
  •  Heated front seats
  • 6.5-inch touch-screen AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA infotainment system with satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality


2021 Subaru Forester Convenience - Starting MSRP $32,595 

Includes or replaces base Forester features, plus:

  • EyeSight Driver Assist Technology with Lane Centring Assist, High Beam Assist and Reverse Automatic Braking
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat including lumbar support
  • 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels
  • Proximity key with push button start
  •  Subaru Starlink Connected Services


2021 Subaru Forester Touring - Starting MSRP $34,395 

Includes or replaces Forester Convenience features, plus:

  • Heated steering wheel
  • 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels
  •  8.0-inch touch-screen


2021 Subaru Forester Sport- Starting MSRP $35,795 

Includes or replaces Forester Touring features, plus:


  • Exclusive gloss black trim 
  • Black-finish 18-inch wheels and a black rear roof spoiler
  • Orange accents on the side and front lower valances and roof rail mounts
  • Dual X-MODE


2021 Subaru Forester Limited - Starting MSRP $38,795 

Includes or replaces Forester Touring/Sport features, plus:

  • DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System 
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • 8-way power front passenger seat


2021 Subaru Forester Premier - Starting MSRP $40,095 

Includes or replaces Forester Limited features, plus:


  • Exclusive brown leather interior

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