The 2020 Subaru Forester vs the 2019 Subaru Forester: Here's What You Need to Know

The Subaru Forester has long been regarded as a go-to model amongst adventures and families alike. It's safe, practical, versatile, and above all -- capable in a variety of weather and road conditions. We understand that you might have a hard time tracking the differences between each model as the years pass. That's why we've made efforts to provide a simple and brief breakdown between the new 2020 Subaru Forester and its prior 2019 model. After reading up on this stellar five-seater SUV, we're certain you'll want to learn more about how it could improve your time spent out and about in the La Crosse, WI area!

Performance and Capabilities

The 2020 Subaru Forester is slated to feature a 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER engine capable of making 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque through the CVT transmission. In accordance with the brand's tradition, the Subaru Forester will further showcase its Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system for increased confidence when piloting through rough weather conditions.


Subaru SUVs have always been regarded as some of the safer models on the roads. When it comes to security and peace of mind, you can rest assured that the Forester will deliver without compromise. The model showcases the standard EyeSight Driver-Assist suite of safety technologies that now boasts a lane centering/departure feature to help keep you in check and in line as you motor around on bustling highways. The SUV further sports a helpful rear seat reminder alert system.

Trim Levels

You'll have plenty of variety when it comes to trim levels with the Subaru Forester as the model will boast a plentiful five-trim layout to select from.

The base trim includes 17-inch steel wheels along with bright LED headlights. Move up to the Premium trim and you'll be afforded slightly bolder 17-inch alloy wheels along with integrated roof rails, heated front seats, and a power-adjustable front seat. Further included is the highly praised X-Mode system to deliver improved control on steep surfaces and slippery road conditions.

Bump up one level from the Premium trim to the Sport model and you'll have fun yet functional paddle shifters attached to the wheel inside along with an eye-catching fascia and red trim extending along the roof rack. If you're looking for the a sweet adventure-ready cruiser, we'd suggest exploring the Limited trim which includes 18-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped shifter knob, a dual-zone climate control system, and a power rear tailgate for easy access to your cargo.

Finally, sitting at the top of the Forester lineup is the Touring trim which includes distinct 180inch wheels with chrome exterior finishes to help distinguish it from the other models. New to this year's model is an eight-inch infotainment system along with a slightly updated sound system. Further changes are visible through a range of upholstery colors to select from.

Reach Out to Set Up a Test Drive Today!

Has this model sparked your particular interest? If so, we encourage you to set up a time to take a test drive over the phone. We'll be more than happy to work around your busy schedule! Take the wheel of this stellar model and you'll be sold. Plus, when the time comes to chat about all things related to financing you can be sure that our team of Subaru leasing and auto loan experts will be ready and more than willing to find the particular payment plan that fits your budgetary restrictions and income. We look forward to seeing you at our dealership near Onalaska, Holmen, and Sparta and can't wait to help you find the perfect Subaru Forester!

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