The Forester marks Subaru Philippines' entry in the compact crossover segment where it enjoys a huge following. Aside from having Subaru’s world-famous Symmetrical Full-Time All-Wheel Drive technology, it also shares the same platform with the Impreza and XV subcompact crossover. The current generation Forester embodies the latest Subaru safety and tech features which is a good thing. This includes the updated 4.0 version of Subaru’s EyeSight with additional advanced driver assist technologies. Here in the Philippines, the Forester is powered by a naturally aspirated, 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder 16-valve Boxer engine that’s mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) generating 156 hp and 196 Nm of torque. The Subaru Forester is available in three variants with a price range of ₱1,938,000 to ₱2,170,000 for the top spec variant.
The fifth-generation Subaru Forester was unveiled during the 2018 New York International Auto Show. Just like other models in Subaru’s line-up, the Forester is built around Subaru’s Global Platform (SGP) that it shares with the Impreza and XV subcompact crossover. The new platform promises to give greater handling capability, agility, ride comfort and crash protection. In 2021, the Forester received a facelift that was initially released in North America for the 2022 model year. It featured a new front end, exterior changes as well as a slightly tweaked rear bumper while retaining the same powertrain. It also came with an updated fourth-generation EyeSight driver-assist system. Here in the Philippines, the latest Forester comes in three variants with the corresponding price points.
2022 Subaru Forester Variants and Pricing
Subaru Forester 2.0i-L EyeSight CVT
Subaru Forester 2.0i-S EyeSight CVT
Subaru Forester 2.0i-S EyeSight GT Edition CVT