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Forester

Starting price R 486 000

Horizon Blue Pearl

Forester

Starting price R 486 000

Crystal Black Silica

Forester

Starting price R 486 000

Crystal White Pearl

Forester

Starting price R 486 000

Dark Grey Metallic

Forester

Starting price R 486 000

Ice Silver Metallic

Forester

Starting price R 486 000

Jasper Green Metallic

Forester

Starting price R 486 000

Red Pearl

Forester

Starting price R 486 000

Serpia Bronze Metallic

Subaru Forester Line Up

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Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester is designed with refined comfort in mind, combining durability and technology together into one exceptional driving experience. Advanced technologies like symmetrical all-wheel drive and X-mode make the Subaru Forester one of the innovative and trendiest SUV cars for sale.

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Subaru Forester Exterior and interior features

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The cabin of the new Forester has been upgraded with high-quality, soft-touch materials and contrast stitching throughout, along with leather interiors on higher specification models. There’s even more room in the new Forester, offering exceptional passenger comfort. The second row also now comes A/C vents and USB points to bring front seat comfort to every passenger. A Power Rear Gate is available to allow opening and closing even when your hands are occupied, and now opens, closes and locks the entire vehicle with the touch of a button. An updated multimedia system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto comes standard on the Touchscreen infotainment system.

Refined Comfort

The cabin has been upgraded with high-quality, soft-touch materials and contrast stitching throughout, along with available leather interiors.

Large comfortable cabin

The all-new Forester offers even more room for comfort, with exceptional passenger volume. And now the second row even offers available heated seats, A/C vents, and USB ports to bring front-seat comfort to every passenger.

Power Rear gate

A Power Rear Gate is available to allow opening and closing even when your hands are occupied, and now opens, closes, and locks the entire vehicle with the touch of a button

Double Volume Sunroof

With an available panoramic Sunroof, the Forester provides an open, airy experience for all.

Wider Opening Doors for easier access

Doors open up to 80% degree for easier ingress and egress, and the door pillar has been squared off for easier access.

Touch screen infotainment features Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

An updated STARLINK Multimedia system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto, comes standard on the Touch-screen infotainment system.

9 speaker Harmon Kardon amplified system

Harman Kardon® 8-speaker system with 440 watt 8-channel amplifier

520L Wide Opening Cargo space

Now you can haul more gear for more adventures, thanks to up to 520L of cargo space, and with an extra-wide rear gate opening, loading and unloading large items is easier than ever.

Subaru Forester Technology

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The balanced design of the Symmetrical All-wheel Drive system creates uniform stability and delivers optimal distribution of power for maximum traction in virtually any weather and road condition. With 220m of ground clearance and available X-Mode with Hill Descent Control, almost any destination is within reach. X-Mode optimizes the symmetrical AWD system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces. The Forester’s new dual-function X-Mode settings allow for safe driving in snow, dirt and mud too. Active Torque Vectoring is available in the new Forester, which brakes wheels closer to the corner and allows for distribution of additional torque to the opposite wheels for bettering handling capabilities. The Boxer engine, which powers every Subaru model, boasts a low centre of gravity for more balanced handling.

Symmetrical AWD standard

The balanced design of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive creates uniform stability and delivers an optimal distribution of power for maximum traction in virtually any weather or road condition.

X-Mode with Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud mode now available

With 220mm of ground clearance and available X-MODE with Hill Descent Control, almost any destination is within reach. X-MODE optimizes the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces. A new dual-function X-MODE with settings for snow, dirt, and mud is also available.

Precise handling and control

The Forester now incorporates Active Torque Vectoring to brake wheels closer to the corner, and distribute additional torque to the opposite wheels for better cornering ability.

Boxer engine lowers centre of gravity

Our Boxer engine which powers every Subaru model has a horizontally opposed design and boasts a low centre of gravity that helps create more balanced handling, flatter cornering and greater stability on every type of road.

Subaru Forester Safety

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Eyesight Pre-Collison Braking helps to gradually slow or stop the car when it sees a panic braking situation unfolding in front of you. Adaptive Cruise Control maintains a set speed and will automatically adjust to keep a safe distance from the car ahead. Lane Departure and Sway Warming both activate a chime sound when your vehicle begins to drift or is too close to another lane. Automatic Reverse Braking allows your vehicle to stop itself when it detects objects behind you.

EyeSight Pre-Collision Braking

Pre-collision Braking helps to gradually slow or stop the car completely when it sees a panic braking situation unfolding ahead of you.

EyeSight Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control maintains a set speed and will automatically adjust to keep a safe distance from the car ahead. It is also capable of bringing your vehicle to a full stop and resume your settings as traffic begins to flow again

EyeSight Lane Sway and Departure warning

Lane Departure and Sway Warning both activate a chime sound when your vehicle begins to drift or is too close to another lane. This alert helps to keep you on the straight and narrow.

EyeSight Pre-Collision Throttle management

Pre-collision Throttle Management is designed to cut power from an absent-minded start, if it detects a potentially hazardous object is in your way.

Reverse Automatic Braking

With available Reverse Automatic Braking, your vehicle can even stop itself to help avoid objects behind you.

7 airbags standard includes Driver knee airbag

7 airbags standard across all models including a Driver's Knee Airbag protect you in the event of a collision.

Fewer blind spots, maximized visibility

Fewer blind spots ensure that you can maintain a clear view from the driver's seat of your loved ones around the vehicle.

Rear Cross traffic alert

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps warn you of traffic approaching from the side as you are backing up, and a standard Rear-Vision Camera enhances visibility when reversing.

Subaru Forester Accessories

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The Forester model has additional accessories like Front Splash Guard and a Fixed Towbar that can be added on.

Front Splash Guard

Cargo Step Panel Resin

Fixed Towbar

Rear Splash Guard

Front Rubber Mat set

Rear Rubber Mat set

Deep Cargo Tray

Front Splash Guard

Model Specifications

2.0i CVT
486,000
2.0i-L ES CVT
528,000
2.0i-S ES CVT
564,000
Exterior
LED Headlamps
no
yes
yes
Auto Headlights On
no
yes
yes
Steering responsive headlights (SRH)
no
yes
yes
Front fog lamps
yes
yes
yes, LED
Roof rail
Black
Black
Black & Silver, with loophole
Roof Spoiler
no
yes, with High mounted Stop Lamp
yes, with High mounted Stop Lamp
Door mirror colour
Body color Auto Folding with Turn Light
Body color Auto Folding with Turn Light
Satin Chromed Auto Folding with Turn Light
Fog lamp cluster
Dyed black base
Dyed black base
High gloss black paint base + chrome molded inserts
Front Under Guard
Black
Black
Chrome
Rear Under Guard
Black
Black
Chrome
Side Garnish
Black
Black
Chrome
Outer Door Handle
Body Color
Body Color
Chrome
Alloy design
17-inch Silver
17-inch High-gloss Dark Metallic
18-inch High-gloss Dark Metallic 5-spoke
Double volume power sliding sunroof with sun shade cover
no
no
yes
Automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers
no
yes
yes
Seating and Trim
Leather wrapped steering wheel & gear lever
no
yes
yes
Leather seats
no
yes
yes
Driver's Power seat
yes
yes
yes
Passenger power seat
yes
yes
yes
Rear Seat Ventilation Grille
yes
yes
yes
Rear USB Power Outlet
2
2
2
Rear Seat Arrangement
Reclining One Touch Fold Down
Reclining One Touch Fold Down
Reclining One Touch Fold Down
60/40 split folding rear seats
yes
yes
yes
Sports Alloy Pedal
no
no
yes
Meter Panel
Red illmination Segment Display
White luminescent Color TFT
White luminescent Color TFT Chrome Needle
Comfort & Convenience
Power windows
yes
yes
yes
Keyless entry and push-button start system
yes
yes
yes
Powered rear gate
no
yes
yes
Electric Parking Brake
yes
yes
yes
Paddle shifters
no
yes
yes
One Touch Lane Changer
yes
yes
yes
Two 12-volt accessory power outlets (in centre panel and centre console box)
yes
yes
yes
Tilt-adjustable / telescopic steering wheel
yes
yes
yes
Steering wheel mounted audio, mobile phone & cruise control switches
yes
yes
yes
Dual A/C
no, single
yes
yes
Entertainment
Touch Screen Display size
6.5"
8.0"
8.0"
Speaker (Front+Rear+Instrument Panel+Amplifier+Sub Woofer)
2+2
2+2+2
Harmon Kardon 2+2+4+1+1
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
yes
yes
yes
Voice Command for audio, air conditioning, telephony.
yes
yes
yes
Safety
Eyesight - Pre-collision braking
no
yes
yes
Eyesight - Adaptive cruise control
no
yes
yes
Eyesight - Lane departure warning
no
yes
yes
Eyesight - Lane sway warning
no
yes
yes
Eyesight - Lead vehicle start alert
no
yes
yes
Eyesight - Pre-collision throttle management
no
yes
yes
Reverse Automatic Braking
no
no
yes
Digital speedometer
no
yes
yes
Reverse Camera
yes
yes
yes
Reverse linked tilt down door mirror
no
no
yes
Blind spot monitoring with Lane change assist
no
no
yes
Rear cross traffic alert
no
no
yes
Side-View Monitor
no
no
yes
Auto Vehicle Hold
yes
yes
yes
SRS airbags- front driver & passenger airbags
yes
yes
yes
SRS airbags - front side driver & passenger airbags
yes
yes
yes
SRS airbags - Drivers Knee airbag
yes
yes
yes
SRS airbags - dual intelligent side curtain airbags
yes
yes
yes
Wiplash reducing front seats
yes
yes
yes
Side-door reinforcement beams
yes
yes
yes
ISO-FIX adapted child seat anchors (with tether anchors) for infants and children
yes
yes
yes
Warranty & Maintenance
5 year/ 150 000km warranty
yes
yes
yes
3 year/ 75 000 km maintenance plan with extension options available
yes
yes
yes
Subaru Assist
yes
yes
yes
15 000km Service Intervals
yes
yes
yes
Engine & Performance
Type
Horizontally opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine
Horizontally opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine
Horizontally opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine
Bore x Stroke
84 × 90
84 × 90
84 × 90
Displacement
1995
1995
1995
Compression Ratio
12.5
12.5
12.5
Fuel system
Direct fuel injection
Direct fuel injection
Direct fuel injection
Fuel tank capacity
63L
63L
63L
Max output
115 / 6,000
115 / 6,000
115 / 6,000
Max torque
196 / 4,000
196 / 4,000
196 / 4,000
0-100 time
10.3
10.3
10.3
Fuel Consumption - combined lit./100 km
7.6
7.6
7.6
CO2 emissions - combined g/km
176
176
176
Drivability
AWD type
Active Torque Split AWD system
Active Torque Split AWD system
Active Torque Split AWD system
Vehicle Dynamics Control system
yes
yes
yes
X-Mode with Hill Descent Control
yes
yes
yes, with Mud, Sand, Snow, Dirt modes
2 mode SI Drive (Intelligent, Sport)
yes
yes
yes
4-sensor / 4-channel ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
yes
yes
yes
Active Torque Vectoring
yes
yes
yes
Brake assist system
yes
yes
yes
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
yes
yes
yes
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
yes
yes
yes
Traction Control System (TCS)
yes
yes
yes
Dimensions and Weight
Overall Length
4625
4625
4625
Overall Width
1815
1815
1815
Overall Height
1730
1730
1730
Wheelbase
2670
2670
2670
Front Track mm
1565
1565
1565
Rear Track mm
1570
1570
1570
Minimum ground clearance mm
220
220
220
Boot Capacity (rear seat up/down)
520 / 1060
520 / 1060
520 / 1060
Curb weight/Unladen mass kg
1.524
1,532 - 1,555
1,526 - 1,550
Gross Vehicle mass kgs
2.223
2.223
2.223
Gearing and Drivetrain
D range (Lineartronic CVT)
3.600 – 0.512
3.600 – 0.512
3.600 – 0.512
Gear ratio 1st
3.600
3.600
3.600
Gear ratio 2nd
2.155
2.155
2.155
Gear ratio 3rd
1.516
1.516
1.516
Gear ratio 4th
1.092
1.092
1.092
Gear ratio 5th
0.843
0.843
0.843
Gear ratio 6th
0.667
0.667
0.667
Gear ratio 7th
0.557
0.557
0.557
Gear ratio Reverse
3.687
3.687
3.687
Final Drive axle ratio
3.900
3.900
3.900
Chassis
Steering
Rack and pinion, electric power steering system
Rack and pinion, electric power steering system
Rack and pinion, electric power steering system
Front Suspension
MacPherson strut type
MacPherson strut type
MacPherson strut type
Rear Suspension
Double wishbone type
Double wishbone type
Double wishbone type
Approach angle
20.1
20.1
20.2
Departure angle
25.8
25.8
25.8
Lamp Break over angle
21.4
21.4
21.5
Minimum turning circle at tyre (radius) m
5.4
5.4
5.4
Brakes Front & Rear
Ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated disc brakes
Tyre size
225/60R17
225/60R17
225/55R18
Wheel size
17×7“J
17×7“J
18×7“J
Temporary Spare wheel
yes
yes
yes

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“The 2019 Subaru Forester should at least be on your list for a test drive”

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Vincent Roberts

We love the vehicle. My dogs can’t get enough of driving with us and I plan to take them to East London in December for a road trip. You guys are really awesome, thank you.

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Ruben Moodley

Perfect family vehicle!.

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Uwe Hermann

My Subie is special because she is unique. She stands out from the crowd and often captures an inquisitive eye or the attention of another Subaru driver. She is reliable, always willing to assist – whether it is a short drive to the mall or an adventure through the thick sand of the Kalahari. I replaced my previous Forester with a Forester and the likelihood of replacing my Subie with something that is not Subaru is highly unlikely. Once you’re hooked, you are hooked.

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Quinton Uys

It’s my first Subaru and it is awesome driving it!.

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Johan Mienie

More than 10 years old and still brings me immeasurable pleasure every time I drive it. Still looks the part in this modern day and age!.

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Tom Phillips

The double-volume sunroof is brilliant for game viewing.

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Mfundiso Mahlasela

Very comfortable ride. Excellent road handling, especially on hardened rural roads.

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Fhatuwani Tshisikhawe

We can travel on hills and steeps, even in bad weather conditions. With the space in the boot, I can travel for days with my family. The technology that comes with the car at no extra costs is amazing.

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Warren Manda

We got our ‘treasure’ in 2016 and we have made such memories in it. I love the way it gave us a smooth ride on the terrible Zimbabwe roads. I also love the fact that I have power on tap, whenever it’s needed. It’s a beautiful car.

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Kobus Potgieter

From the moment I took the Subaru for a test drive, I knew it was in a different class. Subaru is value for money, compared to vehicles in the same class. Subaru is safe and of excellent quality. I know several Subaru owners who are passionate about their vehicles and tend to keep them. I love being able to drive my Subaru in urban areas, but also to take it off-road. My Subaru took us safely up and down the Sani Pass last year.

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