What are the differences between the 2019 Subaru Forester trims?

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Have you decided that the reliable, efficient, and spacious 2019 Subaru Forester is the vehicle you need to accommodate your next excursion? The next step is deciding which 2019 Forester trim level has the features you want most. The product specialists at McLaughlin Subaru in Moline, IL have created the following trim comparison page to highlight the key differences between each model. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our Subaru dealership near the Quad Cities at (888) 424-5416.

Standard Features of the 2019 Subaru Forester

Regardless of the 2019 Forester model you choose, you can expect a number of similar features. The following list includes standard features included with each 2019 Forester trim:

  • 8.7-in. of ground clearance
  • 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks
  • Cloth-trimmed upholstery
  • 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® I4 engine
  • Automatic headlights
  • Cargo area underfloor storage
  • Brake Assist

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Forester vs. Forester Premium vs. Forester Sport

The 2019 Forester lineup begins with the Forester, Premium, and Sport trim levels. The base trim provides the necessities for a comfortable drive, while the Premium adds several upgraded tech features and interior amenities. The Sport trim adds features for an exciting driving experience. Key differences between these three trims are detailed in the table below.

2019 Subaru Forester Trims

Key Features


  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
  • SUBARU STARLINK™ multimedia
  • Smartphone integration
  • LED headlights

Forester Premium

Forester features plus:

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® capability
  • Hill descent control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shifter handle
  • LED headlights
  • Panoramic power moonroof
  • Raised roof rails & spoiler
  • STARLINK™ safety & security
  • X-MODE®

Forester Sport

Premium features plus:

  • Body-color folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Heated front seats
  • High beam assist
  • Keyless access with push button start
  • Power rear gate
  • Sport cloth upholstery with orange stitching
  • Windshield wiper de-icer & heated side mirrors

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Forester Limited vs. Forester Touring

Take your daily drive to the next level with the 2019 Subaru Forester Limited and Touring trim levels. If you prefer a more luxurious driving experience, consider the Limited or Touring models. The table below details the differences you should be aware of before making a decision.

2019 Subaru Forester Trims

Key Features

Forester Limited

  • Leather-trimmed upholstery
  • 18-in. alloy wheels
  • Blind Spot Detection with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Dual-zone climate control

Forester Touring

Forester Limited features plus:

  • Exclusive saddle brown leather-trimmed upholstery
  • SUBARU STARLINK™ Navigation
  • DriverFocus™ distraction mitigation system
  • 10-way power driver's seat
  • 8-way power front passenger's seat
  • Heated rear seats
  • Silver finish exterior mirrors

Subaru Forester Lease Deal

Are you interested in leasing your favorite 2019 Subaru Forester trim level? Head over to the new inventory available at McLaughlin Subaru to find a model you're interested in, and then browse our current lease offers. Once you've found a Subaru Forester lease special that works with your budget, claim your offer by calling our Subaru dealership near the Quad Cities a (888) 424-5416.

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