Subaru Forester Madison, WI

Check Out the Versatile and All-Around Excellent New Subaru Forester in Madison, WI

Small SUVs are all the rage these days, as drivers seek vehicles that are safe, spacious, comfortable, capable and decently efficient. The new Subaru Forester certainly checks off all those boxes and does so with ease. Better yet, you can find the latest versions of the Forester here at our Madison, WI Subaru dealership, where we always run great deals and deliver an exceptional customer service experience. See if the new Forester is the right fit for you, check out what each trim level delivers in terms of features, and visit Don Miller Subaru East from nearby in Waunakee, Sun Prairie or Watertown today to get started on a quick test drive.

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Enjoy the New Look of the Subaru Forester

While largely sticking to the same blend of Subaru's iconic adventurousness and the everyday practicality that's made the Forester an excellent small SUV for decades, the latest edition gets a nice refurbish. A new look with changes to its headlights, front grille, wheel wells and more, along with several new color schemes, offer a striking design for the Forester.

The Subaru Forester is as Capable and Efficient as Ever

While there's a new look in the fold for the new Forester, its capabilities continue to be strongly efficient and perfectly sensible for your everyday driving around Madison and Waunakee. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder delivers a sensible 182 horsepower while earning up to 33 mpg on the highway. That fuel economy is impressive for any SUV of this size, but even more so when you consider the Forester is complete with the standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, which is a must-have for tough winter driving around Sun Prairie and Watertown. To deliver even more versatility, when properly equipped, the Subaru Forester can tow up to 1,500 pounds.

Find Smart Subaru Tech For Safety and Infotainment

Beyond being a sensible everyday vehicle that can easily handle your Madison area commuting and your family travels, the new Subaru Forester is full of smart technology. All Forester trim levels are equipped with the standard Subaru EyeSight safety suite, which bundles high-end tech systems like automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control. Higher trim levels will add blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, while the Forester remains a highly safe vehicle in terms of crash-test ratings should those premium tech features fail to help you avoid collisions.

Meanwhile, you'll have all kinds of useful infotainment features that are easy to access from behind the wheel of your new Subaru Forester. A standard 6.5-inch touchscreen provides easy access to all kinds of smartphone integration apps and features, while the higher trims give you a larger touchscreen, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, a variety of climate control features like heated seats, and much more. For convenience, consider options like a hands-free power liftgate, keyless entry with push-button start and more. To round out the options available for the new Forester, find a version with the available panoramic sunroof, LED foglights and a premium audio system.

Buy or Lease a New Subaru Forester in Madison Today

Ready to see more? Before visiting us in Madison, apply for financing online so you'll be ready for the best lease or loan deal on the kind of new Subaru Forester that works for your budget and for all your travels. We regularly have all kinds of amazing specials with our popular new Subaru models like the Forester, and we're confident the right deal is waiting for you. When you're ready to take a quick test drive, visit us here at Don Miller Subaru East today and we'll be happy to get you started.



Subaru Forester vs. Competitors

The new Subaru Forester in our selection of new Subaru models has plenty of rivals in the compact crossover segment. Still, we're confident that the Forester is the best pick for drivers in the Madison, WI area. The Forester is capable, well-rounded, versatile, and functional, making it a solid choice for drivers on the hunt for an adventuring companion. It also offers a robust roster of tech and safety features, so you'll find plenty to love about this top-notch Subaru SUV.

So, how does the Forester hold up against its rivals? Feel free to dive into our overview to get a closer look at how the Subaru Forester compares to the competition!

Performance and Handling

The Subaru Forester comes with a 2.5L engine that yields up to 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. That's plenty of the power you need to maneuver around town, and the easygoing ride quality that the Forester offers enables a comfortable driving experience. As far as acceleration goes, the Forester can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 8.3 seconds, which outperforms the Nissan Rogue and puts the Forester in step with the Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape.

Interior Space and Cargo Room

Interior room is one of the Subaru Forester's trump cards. The base Forester offers up to 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, which crushes competitors like the Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, and Mazda CX-5. If you're looking for a capable crossover that has plenty of room for your passengers to stretch out and stay comfortable during your journeys around the Waunakee area, the Forester sets the bar.

So, what about those moments when you need to prioritize cargo? The Forester offers a cavernous cargo hold, split-folding rear seats, and a liftgate that opens wide to help you pack up for your various outings. With the rear seats folded down, the Forester offers up to 76.1 cubic feet of space, outshining competitors like the Jeep Cherokee and Chevy Equinox by a wide margin.

Capability and Towing

All Subaru Forester models come with standard all-wheel drive, which gives it an edge over rivals that only offer it as an upgrade. The Forester also comes with an impressive 8.7 inches of ground clearance, which offers it a greater ability to soar over obstacles and rough terrain than rivals like the Ford Escape, which are a bit closer to the ground.

Additionally, the Forester can tow up to 1,500 pounds if you need some extra muscle to help you carry extra gear and big toys to your next adventure in the Sun Prairie area. That's more towing power than the Nissan Rogue and in line with models like the Honda CR-V and base Toyota RAV4.

Technology

The new Subaru Forester comes standard with Subaru STARLINK, which is one of the sharpest infotainment systems that you can find in this class. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also included, allowing you to enjoy easy control over your favorite apps and features with voice commands or a tap of your finger on the 6.5-inch touchscreen. You can upgrade to a larger 8-inch screen for even better access. Systems on rivals like the Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4 are a bit more difficult to use due to less user-friendly button layouts and comparatively sluggish response times.

Safety

The Forester comes with a variety of standard safety features. Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology comes with every model, bundling features like pre-collision braking and lane departure warning. Automatic emergency braking is also standard, but some rivals like the Jeep Cherokee require upgrades to get it. Thus, the Forester is especially well-equipped for safer journeys around the Watertown, WI area.