Compare 2022 vs 2021 Subaru Forester

2022 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Subaru Forester
2022 Subaru Forester 2021 Subaru Forester


2.5L 4-Cyl 2.5L 4-Cyl


182 hp 182 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/33 * 26/33 *

  Max Ground Clearance

9.2 inches 8.7 inches

  Max Towing Capacity

3,000 lbs ** 1,500 lbs **

  Max Roof Rail Capacity

220 lbs ** 176 lbs **

2022 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Subaru Forester

Serving Charlottesville, VA

The Forester is Subaru’s functional SUV that is up for any challenge you have in store for it. In 2019, the Forester’s fifth-generation debuted, and Subaru has continued to elevate the Forester’s bold capabilities and style since that time. In fact, between the 2021 and 2022 model years, Subaru made several exciting updates to the Forester that you will undoubtedly love. What can you expect from the latest version of the Forester?


The Subaru Forester’s powertrain did not change for 2022, but its towing power has been increased to 3,000 pounds. The only engine offered for the 2021 and 2022 Forester is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder gas powertrain that generates 182 horsepower. It is paired with a continuously variable auto transmission and all-wheel drive. The Wilderness trim level is new for 2022. It adds equipment like a front skid plate, higher ground clearance, and all-terrain tires to easily navigate more rugged driving conditions.


Across the Forester’s full trim lineup, the SUV benefits from a reshaped grille. This modernizes the SUV’s appearance from the front end. The roof rails that are available on select trim levels have been reinforced to hold more weight. If you opt for the all-new Wilderness trim level, your Forester will have an anti-glare hood with a matte finish, 17-inch wheels, and LED fog lights on the exterior. Features found in some or all of the other trim levels for both model years are LED headlights, tinted rear windows, an all-weather package, and a panoramic sunroof.


The interior features in the all-new Wilderness trim level include water-resistant materials, an integrated navigation system, an 8-inch touch display screen, a premium sound system, and a power liftgate. Other equipment across the Forester’s trim lineup holds steady. Select or all 2022 Forester trims have heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a driver attention sensor, driver’s memory settings, a Harman Kardon sound system, a dual-zone auto climate control system, leather upholstery, and more.

Our pros at Umansky Subaru are excited to show off the many updates to the 2022 Forester in person during your next visit. Reach out to us online or by phone today to make arrangements for a Forester test drive.

* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.
** Certain limitations apply. See Owner's Manual for details.