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2019 Subaru Forester Review

2019 Subaru Forester Review

The Subaru Forester is a dependable SUV that features lots of cargo room and rides on a versatile drivetrain. So, what does the latest model have to offer? Baierl Automotive finds out for drivers and families in Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler with this 2019 Subaru Forester review.

2019 Subaru Forester Specs

2019 Subaru Forester SpecsThe 2019 Subaru Forester can get up to an EPA-estimated 26 MPG city and 33 MPG highway. It achieves this great fuel economy with the help of a 2.5L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine that was designed with a Dual Active Control System (DAVCS).

On top of delivering an efficient drive, this powertrain will also provide you with a capable one. The engine gets up to 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque, which helps the Forester tow up to 1,500 pounds.

To manage this setup, there’s a Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). It features Adaptive Control, Incline Start Assist, and 7-speed manual mode with paddle shifters.

2019 Subaru Forester Interior Dimensions

The 2019 Subaru Forester has seating for up to five people and 111.9 cubic feet of passenger room. Behind its second-row seats, there’s a large trunk with an extra-wide opening to make loading cargo easier.

Everything about the Forester’s cargo capabilities is convenient. A Power Rear Gate is available, so by pushing a button, you can open up your SUV and start loading. Inside, there are standard 60/40-split flat-folding rear seats that let you more than double your cargo room.



Cargo Room Behind Row

76.1 cubic feet

35.4 cubic feet


41.2 inches

39.6 inches


43.3 inches

39.4 inches

Shoulder Room

58.2 inches

57.2 inches

2019 Subaru Forester Safety

The 2019 Forester provides you with a safe and stable drive with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and seven airbags, including side-curtain airbags that cover both the front and rear seats. It also uses lots of safety features to prevent accidents. The standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology system looks out for your SUV with the following features:

There are even safety features that can monitor how you’re driving. The available DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System can detect signs of drowsy or distracted driving and send you alerts to keep your eyes on the road. It also works with EyeSight® and can even engage your Pre-Collison Braking System to prevent an accident.

With its dependable drivetrain, advanced airbag system, and driver-assistance features, the Subaru Forester has earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and been named a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Review the 2019 Subaru Forester in Person

Visit Baierl Automotive to test drive the versatile Subaru Forester. With lots of safety features, a roomy interior, and an efficient powertrain, it’s a great choice for drivers in Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler. To learn more about this 2019 Subaru Forester review, contact us or visit our dealership today!