Active safety, to avoid a collision.

At Subaru, we believe the best way to survive a collision is not to have one in the first place. To this end, our vehicles inspire confidence through peace of mind on the road. The Forester aims to provide a stressfree driving experience, the capability and safety to conquer challenges and overcome adversity, making your adventures that much more rewarding. Many of the same features that help make the Forester more enjoyable to drive also contribute to its serious dedication to keeping its occupants out of harm's way. The stable, responsive handling of its Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive can enhance control in virtually any weather conditions. And the SUBARU BOXER engine enhances this security, thanks to its lower centre of gravity, creating an even closer connection to the road. Its standard Vehicle Dynamics Control and generously sized brakes endow it with athletic reflexes, whilst fluid-filled mounts suppress excessive vibration, encouraging more confidence behind the wheel.

Braking System

The standard 4-wheel disc brakes feature lightweight aluminium rear calipers and a strong, reassuring brake feel. The Antilock Braking System (ABS) includes Electronic Brake-force Distribution, to reapportion front/rear braking pressure when the vehicle is loaded. To ensure maximum braking during an emergency, the Forester features both Brake Assist and Brake Override. There’s also Subaru Hill Holder that helps prevent rollback when starting off on a 5% or steeper grade, by applying the electronic parking brake and automatically releasing it once you’re underway. The DIT model adds larger 17-inch ventilated discs in front and 16-inch ventilated discs for the rear, further enhancing the overall driving performance over many surfaces you may encounter.

Vehicle Dynamics Control

Standard on every Forester, the Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) monitors and analyses if the vehicle is following the driver's intended course via an array of sensors. If the ehicle approaches the limits of stability whilst cornering or avoiding an obstacle, the AWD torque distribution, engine output and brakes at each wheel are adjusted to assist in keeping the vehicle on course.

Built to be there.

Passive Safety, to better survive a collision.

The Forester is designed to protect its occupants with a series of advanced systems and features, balancing rigid strength with controlled deformation in key areas to better manage impact forces. Systematically placed airbags, whiplash-reducing front seats, retracting pedals and 3-point seatbelts are all part of providing safety to the occupants directly.

More Safety Features

  • Seats, Seatbelts and SRS* Airbags
  • Pedestrian Protection
  • Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frames
  • 5-Star Euro NCAP Rating
  • Cabin-protecting layout.
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