The Subaru Forester range is enhancing its appeal with a mid-life makeover for the 2022 Model Year. Freshened with revised headlight, fog light, front bumper and grille treatment, the new Forester also adds updated EyeSight driver assist technology, enhanced suspension and off-road technology. The update is backed by list of cosmetic refinements to grow Forester’s audience still further.
Added to Forester’s suite of EyeSight features are Lane Centring Function, Lane Departure Prevention and Autonomous Emergency Steering.
Retuned front suspension coil springs and dampers are said to improve ride comfort, steering responsiveness and handling, while the new aluminium engine mount bracket promises reduced vibrations and noise.
For more challenging All-Wheel Drive terrain, X-Mode is also revised, with the ability to automatically re-engage once the vehicle speed drops to 35 km/h or less, while revised Hill Descent Control improves vehicle control speed.
Forester variants equipped with the Driver Monitoring System also gain gesture-controlled temperature adjustment for the air-conditioning, a new feature for Subaru that enables drivers to adjust the temperature via a simple hand gesture.
For improved driver vision in all variants other than Forester 2.5i, Adaptive Driving Beam (ADB) is updated to an array head lamp system.
8-inch touchscreens are now standard across the range – previously, Forester 2.5i, 2.5i-L and Hybrid L had 6.5-inch screens. Elsewhere in the cabin, an updated instrument panel design is introduced in Forester 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Sport and 2.5i-S.
In Forester 2.5i Sport, gunmetal and orange interior highlights are added throughout the cabin, while Forester 2.5i-S gets platinum coloured door armrest underside inserts.
Outside, Forester 2.5i-S and Hybrid S feature new alloy wheel designs. Forester 2.5i Sport is distinguished by a circular fog light design featuring 6 LED lights.
Forester 2.5i Sport, 2.5i-S, Hybrid L and Hybrid S have an updated rear bumper lower cladding. Meanwhile, Forester 2.5i-S, Hybrid L and Hybrid S also have revised silver roof rail finish. Forester 2.5i Sport has geometric black door mirrors.
New colours are Autumn Green, Brilliant Bronze and Cascade Green, which are available on all variants other than Forester 2.5i Sport.
|2022 Subaru Forester price (excluding on-road costs)|
|Forester 2.5i AWD||$35,990|
|Forester 2.5i-L AWD||$38,390|
|Forester 2.5i Premium AWD||$41,140|
|Forester 2.5i Sport AWD||$42,690|
|Forester 2.5i-S AWD||$44,190|
|Forester Hybrid L AWD||$41,390|
|Forester Hybrid S AWD||$47,190|