​​​​​​​The 2023 Subaru Forester SUV in Albuquerque NM Will Arrive Mostly Unchanged

If you’re looking for safe and solid transportation with substantial value, look no further than the 2023 Subaru Forester SUV in Albuquerque NM. As one of the earliest compact crossover SUVs to arrive in the late 1990s, the Forester has also become one of Subaru’s most successful endeavors. It has built up an impressive reputation over the last couple of decades. This little SUV has a roomy, practical cabin and a rugged exterior look that will get you to work without a hitch while also giving you a comfortable ride on your next weekend adventure. 

Hauling camping gear or sports equipment is easy, too, thanks to the Forester’s huge rear cargo area, and the remainder of the interior is decked out with thoughtfully placed storage cubbies. All-wheel drive and extra ground clearance are standard as always, and all models come equipped with EyeSight, Subaru’s excellent suite of driver-assist features. 

Changes for the New Model Year

Because the Forester was given a refresh in 2022, both inside and out, there are very few changes for the new model. Updates to the safety system software, a wider viewing angle for the forward-looking camera, and the larger 8-inch infotainment touchscreen becoming standard for the Wilderness trim are the only notable revisions. Oh yes, there is a slight price increase across the board. 


The base Forester will now start at $27,620, including the destination charge (which has also jumped up $100 for the new model year), while the range-topping Touring model will set you back starting at $36,495. And since it’s top-tier, there isn’t much to add to push that amount much higher.  

Interior Comfort of the 2023 Subaru Forester in Albuquerque NM

Compared to some recent compact SUVs’ interiors, the 2023 entry-level Forester is somewhat basic. However, once you’re inside, there’s much to like. You’ll notice how spacious and well-put-together the cabin is, with padded surfaces and soft-touch plastic throughout and room for five. You and your passengers will have ample head and leg room in both rows. The front seats are nicely cushioned and bolstered and provide excellent lumbar support. The pliant suspension smooths out the bumps in the road so that your ride is quiet and comfortable, but it still keeps body roll to a minimum when traversing winding roads. Because the Forester has a tall profile, there is a bit of wind noise, but it’s minimal, and the superior seat position that provides exceptional visibility is worth it. 

Controls for everything are easy to reach and clearly labeled. Nothing is overdone or too fussy. Climate control knobs are easy to use without looking, and the available auto climate control works beautifully. Touchscreens are crisp and user-friendly and Android Auto/ Apple CarPlay come standard. And for families with small children, the 2023 Subaru Forester SUV in Albuquerque NM has two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the back seat. This LATCH system is one of the most versatile and easiest to use. 

Power and Performance

All six trim levels get their power from a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine that delivers 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. A Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission) with Adaptive Control sends that power to all four wheels since all-wheel drive is standard across the board. The Sport, Limited, and Touring models have a 7-speed manual mode, while the Wilderness version gets an 8-speed manual mode, and a 3,000 lb maximum towing capacity. That’s double what the other trims get!

You’ll love the fuel efficiency the Forester provides, with all models except the Wilderness achieving an estimated 33 mpg highway and 26 mpg city. Due to its off-road-oriented gear ratios and beefy, all-terrain tires, the Forester Wilderness rates a lower 25/28 mpg city/highway. 

Visit Fiesta Subaru

There’s much more to learn about the lovable Forester, such as Subaru Intelligent Drive, X-Mode, and Subaru StarLink. So, come over to the dealership of Fiesta Subaru at  8100 Lomas Blvd in Albuquerque to test drive a Subaru Forester and discover what so many drivers love about Subaru.