- More confidence
- More traction and stability
- All-road, all-weather capability
- Smarter design
|If you want to be a leader, you need to get in the game early. You don't become a leader by finishing second. And you don't become better by being the same. We have been fine-tuning our symmetrical AWD technology for over 40 years. Full-time AWD maximizes available traction right from the start by sending power to all four wheels and maintaining power when road surfaces take a turn for the worse - this ensures high levels of control, stability and overall confidence. Even in everyday driving conditions, less power is sent to each individual wheel compared to a FWD or a part-time (on-demand) AWD system, so the wheels are less likely to slip and lose traction. Plus, Full-time AWD provides the added security of being able to instantaneously handle a change in traction or a change in direction. Enjoy an inherently more balanced, safer, more entertaining and more confidence-inspiring drivetrain that you won't find in any other vehicle!
- Lead Vehicle Start Alert
- Pre-Collision Throttle Management
- Reverse automatic braking
- LED Steering Responsive Headlights
- Wiper-linked automatic on/off headlights
- High beam assist
|The last-generation Subaru Forester was designated an IIHS Top Safety Pick1 for incorporating the latest thinking in active and passive safety systems. This current generation Subaru Forester continues to push the edge of the safety envelop even further with the ultra-strong Subaru Global Platform and other active safety systems, including the enhanced X-MODE® and Subaru DriverFocusTM. These changes serve to increase the strength and inherent safety of the Forester and take driver confidence to new heights. All versions of the 2020 Subaru Forester come standard with class-leading active safety systems, including Subaru Symmetrical Full-Time AWD, Active Torque Vectoring, Traction Control and Vehicle Dynamics Control. These systems are supported by striking agility, superior visibility and, on select models, the EyeSight®◊ Driver Assist Technology system and brand-new DriverFocus system. This advanced approach to active safety brings greater levels of confidence into sharp focus.
- 25% More AWD Clutch When Climbing
- Hill Descent Control (HDC) On Steep Declines
- Improved Stability On Slippery Surfaces
|Available only on Subaru vehicles, X-MODE complements Subaru symmetrical full-time AWD to allow drivers to take the road less travelled, get muddier and have more daring adventures. The system provides advanced, all-road capability and rugged performance — and elevates driving confidence, especially on uneven surfaces or challenging inclines. With the push of a button, X-MODE controls the engine output, transmission, AWD torque split and braking system to help tackle the trickiest of conditions and bring even more rugged capability into sharp focus. This driver-engaged feature will consume more fuel so its use is only recommended when the conditions warrant significantly more grip, stability and control. With the system activated, the vehicle is better able to capitalize on the traction available and provides surefootedness over and above what is afforded by Subaru symmetrical full-time AWD. Here are some common scenarios highlighting the capabilities of X-MODE.
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Pre-collision Braking
- Pre-collision Throttle Management
- Lane Departure & Sway Warning
|Subaru's exclusive advanced driver-assist system is available as an option on many models. This innovative active safety system is like a second pair of eyes watching out for you, warning and even aiding your ability to avoid potential danger. Utilizing two cameras to monitor activity in the road ahead, EyeSight®◊ provides four different types of preventative assistance to the driver when it is needed most.