The Forester comes in five trim levels, each built with a slightly different goal in mind. All of them come with the same 182-horsepower engine, continuously variable transmission, and all-wheel-drive.
The base 2.5i is the budget choice. With a starting price of around $25,000, it includes forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, a backup camera, adaptive LED headlights, variable intermittent front wipers, an intermittent rear wiper, power side mirrors, cloth upholstery, a split-folding rear bench seat, keyless entry, automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control, a 6.5-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth.
The 2.5i Premium adds many family-friendly features for about $28,000. It gets alloy wheels, fog lamps, a panoramic sunroof, heated side mirrors, heated front seats, a power driver's seat, a remote engine starter, keyless ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a WiFi hotspot.
At roughly $30,000, the 2.5i Sport comes with black exterior accents, black wheels, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and mirror-integrated turn signals.
The 2.5i Limited trim feels more luxurious, and it comes with a price tag of about $31,500. It adds a power liftgate, leather/leatherette seats, dual-zone climate control, leatherette interior trim, and an eight-inch touchscreen.
The top-of-the-line 2.5i Touring retails for around $35,000. It gets memory side mirrors, heated rear seats, driver's seat memory, a heated steering wheel, a Harman Kardon premium audio system with nine speakers, and navigation.