2013 Subaru Forester
What's New for 2013
For 2013, every Subaru Forester comes standard with Bluetooth
phone and audio connectivity, as well as an iPod/USB audio interface. A new
touchscreen audio system interface is also now available.
Body Styles, Trim
Levels, and Options
The 2013 Subaru Forester is a compact crossover SUV available in
six trim levels: 2.5X, 2.5X Premium, 2.5X Limited, 2.5X Touring, 2.5XT Premium
and 2.5XT Touring. The X and XT indicate different engines.
Standard equipment on the 2.5X
phone and audio connectivity and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player
audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface
The Alloy Wheel package
adds 16-inch alloy wheels and roof rails.
The 2.5X Premium adds
power driver seat (plus two-way lumbar)
The 2.5XT Premium is
identical to the 2.5X Premium, but has a more powerful engine.
The All-Weather package
(standard with the manual transmission, optional with the automatic) adds
heated front seats, heated mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer.
The Plus package
adds foglamps and a touchscreen audio system interface. A TomTom-sourced
navigation system can be integrated into this interface.
The 2.5X Limited comes
sound system that adds iTunes tagging capability
The 2.5X Touring adds:
automatic climate control
folding rear seatback
for the six-speaker sound system
The 2.5XT Touring is identical to the 2.5X, but
with a more powerful engine.
The 2.5X Limited and both Touring trims can be equipped with a
different navigation system that includes a larger touchscreen display and
Every 2013 Subaru Forester comes standard with all-wheel drive.
The 2.5X trims feature a 2.5-liter horizontally opposed (or "boxer")
four-cylinder that produces 170 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. A
five-speed manual transmission with a hill holder function is standard on the
2.5X and 2.5 Premium trims. A four-speed automatic is optional on those trims
and standard on the others.
The 2.5XT trims get a turbocharged version of that same engine. It
produces 224 hp and 226 lb-ft. of torque. The four-speed automatic is standard.
Every 2013 Subaru Forester includes antilock brakes, traction and
stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. A rearview
camera is optional.