The 2019 Subaru Forester has been fully redesigned inside and out. Confidence is built right in, thanks to standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. It features extensive upgrades to its interior materials, passenger space, and on-board technology — including the all-new DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System, available for the first time ever and only on the 2019 Forester.
EyeSight has been found to reduce rear-end crashes with injuries by up to 85%.
EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you when you're swaying outside your lane. The Automatic Pre-Collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force and bring you to a complete stop in emergency situations. And with Lane Keep Assist, it can even help you steer back into your lane. Another way Subaru designs vehicles with your safety in mind.
The 2019 Forester features an all-new state-of-the-art system that helps reduce distracted driving for both new and experienced drivers. Each day in the United States, more than 1,000 people are injured in crashes reported to have involved a distracted driver. Working with our award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, the new DriverFocus system is like having an attentive co-pilot along for the ride, available to give a helpful alert if a driver becomes distracted or drowsy. For added convenience, DriverFocus can also recognize up to five different drivers and remember their preferences, including seat position, climate settings, and outside mirror position.
The latest STARLINK Safety and Security system features include Advanced Automatic Collision Notification to alert first responders when an airbag deploys, and SOS Emergency Assistance to lend a hand when you encounter trouble on the road. All-new Remote Engine Start with Climate Control, accessible via your smartphone, ensures your Forester is ready and comfortable. There's also the new STARLINK Concierge service for personal assistance with tasks like navigation, restaurant reservations, and scheduling service appointments.
The Forester can light up dark corners with available LED Steering Responsive Headlights, which actively track in the direction of a turn to enhance visibility. Available High Beam Assist works in conjunction with EyeSight to automatically switch the headlights between the high and low settings when an oncoming vehicle is detected, enhancing safety for both you and other drivers on the road.
With 8.7 inches of ground clearance and standard 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.
The all-new Forester offers even more room for comfort, with up to 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume. With added rear legroom and an available panoramic moonroof, the Forester provides an open, airy experience for all.
The cabin has also been upgraded with high-quality, soft-touch materials and contrast stitching throughout, along with standard automatic climate control. And now the second row even offers available heated seats, A/C vents, and USB ports to bring front-seat comfort to every passenger.