Find Out Which Forester Is Best Suited for Your Next Adventure

2022 Subaru Forester vs. Forester Sport vs. Forester Wilderness: Which SUV Is the Right Fit for You?

Finding the right SUV can be challenging. If the 2022 Subaru Forester is at the top of your shopping list, you may need some guidance on picking out the right trim level. That's where Ciocca Subaru of Pleasantville can help. The sales team is here to answer all your questions after we break down three Subaru Forester trim levels and see how the base SUV model compares to its siblings, the Subaru Forester Sport and the all-new Subaru Forester Wilderness. The Subaru Forester is the compact SUV for all you love, and it's waiting for you to test drive at our Subaru dealership in Pleasantville, NJ.

Why Choose the Subaru Forester Base Model?

The new Subaru Forester is packed with features, even at its base model. The Subaru Forester entry trim level offers great value for Absecon shoppers on a budget, as this model has an MSRP that's nearly $5,000 lower than the Sport trim.

All Subaru Forester models are powered by the same engine, a standard 2.5-liter flat-4 Subaru BOXER® engine that outputs 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. Base Subaru Forester SUVs are fuel-efficient, earning 26 miles per gallon on Atlantic City streets and 33 miles per gallon on highways along the Jersey Shore. Base models boast 8.7 inches of ground clearance and come with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

Base Forester models also bundle the Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology package as standard. This offers Pleasantville drivers Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management, and more. For tech, the Subaru Forester base trim includes a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, Bluetooth, two USB ports, satellite radio, and Subaru STARLINK® Multimedia.

Atlantic City motorists can enjoy standard LED Steering Responsive Headlights and a Rear-Seat Reminder System. There's plenty of space, as Subaru Forester SUVs offer 76.1 cubic feet of cargo volume and a sizeable cargo opening that's 51.3 inches wide, larger than any rival SUV.

Why Choose the Subaru Forester Sport?

The Subaru Forester Sport uses the same engine and earns the same fuel economy ratings, but this SUV trim level adds several premium features. There's more driver-assist technology, as the Subaru Forster Sport incorporates standard Blind-Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, in addition to Subaru STARLINK Safety and Security.

Ground clearance at 8.7 inches remains the same, and all-wheel drive is still standard, but the Forester Sport offers an enhanced all-wheel-drive system. Welcome dual-function Subaru X-Mode® with Hill Descent Control. Also seen on the Forester Sport are 18-inch black finish alloy wheels along with unique orange exterior accents and badging. The Subaru Forester Sport showcases the SI-Drive® engine management system. Subaru Intelligent Drive features different modes for Atlantic City drivers to pick from depending on road conditions.

The Subaru Forester Sport's interior is decorated with two-tone cloth upholstery and orange contrast stitching. A sliding panoramic roof, an upgraded driver's display, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, and Keyless Access with a Push-Button Start are all added while the tech equipment setup remains the same as base models.

Why Choose the All-New Subaru Forester Wilderness Edition?

If Atlantic City adventurers are ready to enter the wild and get away from the coast, the all-new Subaru Forester Wilderness is their dream SUV. The 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness shows off with an impressive 9.2 inches of ground clearance and trail-tested confidence with symmetrical all-wheel drive. Enhanced Dual-Function Subaru X-Mode® is upgraded and re-tuned with snow, dirt, deep snow and mud settings for increased traction. While the same 2.5-liter flat-4 Subaru BOXER® engine is used, the Forester Wilderness Edition carries an upgraded towing capacity of 3,000 pounds. The Forester Wilderness Edition earns slightly lower fuel economy ratings of 25/28 miles per gallon.

The Subaru Forester Wilderness has a unique and rugged design, highlighted by Wilderness badging and tough exterior cladding. The Wilderness adds an extra front skid plate and receives dedicated grille treatment. Redesigned roof rails with Anodized Copper finish accents are standard and carry more weight, even a rooftop tent. The Subaru Forester Wilderness Edition's anti-glare hood finish provides Pleasantville drivers with a clear view of the trail ahead. There's exclusively available Geyser Blue exterior paint for the Wilderness, which features standard 17-inch matte black alloy wheels with Yokohama Geolander all-terrain tires.

The Subaru Forester Wilderness' cabin is luxurious, providing 60/40-split fold-down rear seatbacks with protective seat-back material, Anodized Copper Finish Accents, and convenient LED cabin lighting. Then there's textured StarTex® water-repellent upholstery, which is durable and easy to clean. This is great if you're getting in and out of your Forester from beach trips at Atlantic City and along the Jersey Shore. The StarTex® upholstery features a textured honeycomb design and copper accent stitching. A larger 8-inch infotainment touchscreen is standard, in addition to a 180-Degree Front-View Monitor, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto, and the Subaru STARLINK Multimedia package. There's the option to upgrade to a 9-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system and Power Rear Gate.



Forester Sport

Forester Limited

Forester Wilderness

Forester Touring

MSRP$25,195$29,765 $31,875 $32,820 $35,295
All-Wheel Drive Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with X-MODE® Dual-function X-MODE with Hill Descent Control Dual-function X-MODE with Hill Descent Control Dual-function X-MODE with Hill Descent ControlDual-function X-MODE with Hill Descent Control
Ground Clearance8.7 inches8.7 inches 8.7 inches 9.5 inches 8.7 inches
Engine Size 2.5L 4-Cylinder 2.5L 4-Cylinder 2.5L 4-Cylinder 2.5L 4-Cylinder 2.5L 4-Cylinder
Horsepower 182hp 182hp182hp 182hp 182hp
Towing Capability 1,500 lbs.1,500 lbs. 1,500 lbs. 3,000 lbs. 1,500 lbs.
Upholstery Cloth Sport Cloth with Orange Stitching LeatherStarTex® water-repellent upholstery Leather

Take Home A New Subaru Forester Today!

These three Subaru Forster trim levels offer top-notch quality in an efficient and outdoors-oriented SUV. There's lots to love, and the Ciocca Subaru of Pleasantville sales team can help match you with the right Subaru Forester model when you visit our Subaru dealership in Pleasantville, NJ to test drive all three!

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