Smarter, Safer, Further

For the second year running, the Subaru Forester 2.5i has been named Best SUV under $45,000 by Australia’s Best Cars, proving once again that All-Wheel Drive makes all the difference.

The Smarter, Safer, Further Forester features Subaru's legendary combination of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Boxer engine for optimum grip, balance and control makes all the difference and is the reason Forester has been awarded six Australia's Best Cars awards. With state-of-the-art technologies, safety features, luxurious and spacious interiors and enhanced off-road abilities - it’s the real thing. 

The Forester 2.5i-L has recently rated first in two major comparison tests, one published in 4x4 Australia magazine and the other in Wheels magazine. Read more about the Forester 2.5i-L.

Forester 2.5i was awarded the 2013 Australia's Best Cars - Best SUV under $45k. View the award or discover more about Forester 2.5i.


2014 Subaru Forester

Key Features Across the Range

  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Horizontally-opposed Boxer engine
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) System
  • Rear view reverse camera
  • 7 SRS1 airbags
  • DataDot DNA® Security System
  • Premium Multi-Function Display
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology2 with handsfree
    mobile communication and audio streaming
  • Auxiliary jack and USB connectivity
  • Climate control air-conditioning
  • Soft touch interior with improved cabin space
  • Rear spoiler
  • Improved fuel economy and CO2 emissions (EURO5)      
  • Full size spare wheel
  • 12 Months Roadside Assistance Program3
  • Subaru Capped Price Servicing                                                                



Compare the Range

Choose Your Forester


Take the Back Roads


Forester. Roomy, comfortable and versatile. With the balance and stability of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive combined with our 2.0-litre or 2.5-litre Boxer engine, this capable SUV with 220mm of ground clearance offers car-like handling and a smooth driving experience.



Forester 2.0i / 2.5i

Forester 2.0i-L / 2.5i-L

Forester 2.5i-S



Winning Performance


For the ultimate thrill-seeker, the petrol 2.0-litre turbo range delivers the ride you’re looking for. With a high performance turbocharged direct injection Subaru Boxer engine, improved aerodynamics, striking 18” alloy wheels and sports styling, the XT models are the pinnacle of the range.


Forester 2.0XT

Forester 2.0XT Premium


No Stopping


The four-cylinder Double OverHead Cam diesel engine delivers a spirited performance with strong pulling power, while the six-speed manual transmission lets you effortlessly select the right gear for the situation. The sporty Forester Diesel range comes in three variants;



Forester 2.0D

Forester 2.0D-L

Forester 2.0D-S


Explore the Range

Smarter, Safer, Further

A Legend Carved In Stone

Subaru has been building wagons for over 40 years, experience that was fundamental in development of the category defining Forester. With over 170,000 Foresters sold since 1997, this most popular Subaru has become an Australian automotive legend.

Winning Performance

The fourth generation Forester has been fine tuned over thousands of kilometers of gravel and bitumen.

Driving Mode

With features like X-Mode and SI-DRIVE, Forester takes you further.

Safety As Active As You

The Forester has received the highest possible five-star ANCAP occupant protection rating.


Slip in your favourite CD or plug in to the auxiliary jack. The Forester is packed with comfort features and contemporary connectivity that open up a world of entertainment - all within arms reach.

Generous With Space

New Forester delivers a more spacious cabin with a level of soft touch.

Learn About Forester


1. SRS: Supplemental Restraint System. Effective when used in conjunction with seatbelts.
2. Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc. System operation ability is subject to Bluetooth® wireless technology specification of individual’s phone.
3. 12 Month Roadside Assistance Program is standard upon activation with relevant Motoring Club in each state. To receive this benefit the customer must opt into the 12 Month Roadside Assistance program at time of vehicle delivery. Eligible customers are those retail and novated lease customers who purchase a new Subaru on or after 1st June 2013 and have less than 5 vehicles under the Club membership offer. Customers must provide a valid phone and residential address as well as date of birth. Fleet, Government and Rental companies are excluded.