The 2021 Subaru Forester in Gaithersburg MD

Meet the 2021 Subaru Forester at Fitzgerald Subaru of Gaithersburg

The new Subaru Forester is an excellent entry in the compact SUV market. It has a roomy interior, it is easy on gas, it has a good feature set, and it also has Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard on all of its trims and configurations. All of those things add up to make the Subaru a great SUV for the money.

If you need something that seats five people and has enough room for cargo, then the Forester should be on your list for a closer look here in Gaithersburg. On this page, you can find details about the new Subaru Forester to help you decide if it is the right compact SUV for you.

Performance Features

The Forester has one engine rated for 182 horsepower, and it is linked to a CVT or continuously variable automatic transmission. It is a powerful and smooth engine/transmission pairing, and you won't have any trouble getting up to speed as you merge onto the highway or do similar tasks around Germantown, MD. That performance also comes with better fuel efficiency than other SUVs of this size.

The Forester reaches 33 miles per gallon for highway driving and 26 for city conditions. Keep in mind that most other SUVs have all-wheel drive as an option, and adding it brings their MPG ratings down even more, so the Forester is at a big advantage. In general, the handling is good and has a smooth response, and the brakes are quick to kick in when you touch the pedal.

Trim Levels

There are five trims with the Forester. The Base trim has a pair of USB ports and smartphone connectivity software along with a touchscreen 6.5 inches across. It also comes with a good collection of automated safety tech, including lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control, usually limited to higher trims.

The next trim is the Premium. The Premium has a good collection of upgrades, such as a moonroof, Wi-Fi, a sound system upgrade, and a set of seating upgrades. There is also a package for a power liftgate and more automation.

The third trim, the Sport, gets more tech, a new tech package, and a restyled interior that is sure to impress around Rockville.

The Limited adds on some luxury elements like leather upholstery in the interior, a larger touchscreen, and several of the features that were optional on lower trims.

The top trim is the Touring. It is fully kitted out with all the lower features and options, plus unique upgrades to the sound system, seating, tech, and automation.

Off-Roading Ability

The Forester has some off-roading ability thanks to its included all-wheel drive and high clearance. Some of the features on the Premium trim and above, like the high-traction mode and hill descent control, make off-roading easier. The Forester can do more off the road than you might expect from an SUV like this, and most of its rivals can't go off-road at all. It's just another unique element that helps the Forester stand out from the crowd in this segment around Washington DC.

Test Drive the New Subaru Forester Near Baltimore MD

The Subaru Forester is a real star in the compact SUV field around Gaithersburg, and it has a feature combination that you won't find anywhere else. It does well in so many different areas that it's hard to find a specific weakness. If you want to narrow down which trim to choose, the best idea is to set up a test drive with a couple of them and see what the interior is like. Then you can decide which is the best fit for your needs as well as for your budget. We look forward to working with you soon!

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