New Subaru Forester Is an Excellent Value

The new Subaru Forester is an excellent choice for drivers in Chicago who are looking for something that is practical and ready for adventure. This crossover is roomy, ready for any weather, and comes with the latest in safety technology. It has a luxurious, well-designed interior and the reliability that you expect from a Subaru. Let's take a look.

Model Overview

The new Forester seats up to five passengers. It has plenty of room for both passengers and cargo. The Forester was all-new for 2019, and the changes for 2020 were relatively minor. One of the improvements is that the adaptive cruise control now has a lane-centering feature. The tire-pressure monitor now shows the individual pressure for each tire, so that you know which one is low. There is also a reminder to check the back seat before exiting the vehicle. Subaru also added the all-weather package as standard on higher trim levels.

New Subaru Forester For Sale in Palatine, IL


One thing that drivers love about the Forester is its capability. It comes with a symmetrical all-wheel drive that gives you control on icy and wet roads. All Forester trims are equipped with the same 2.5-liter 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine. They also come with a vehicle dynamics control system that provides power to the wheel that needs it most. This gives the Forester a stable feel, and it allows you to navigate rough road conditions with confidence. Subaru Intelligent Drive optimizes the powertrain for the driving conditions. This engine is powerful and fuel-efficient. It averages 33 mpg highway and 26 mpg city. You can also choose a tow package that allows you to haul up to 1,500 pounds.


The Forester has the features that crossover drivers want the most, including a spacious cabin, superior handling on all road surfaces, and a smooth, relaxed ride. The Forester offers a bit extra ground clearance that gives it a bit of off-road capability. You can choose from a range of trims, including the Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring editions. If you want a mix of value and features, the Premium model strikes a balance. You can also choose between a sportier suspension and appearance, or you can opt for luxury amenities. The Forester gives you choices to suit your needs.


Subaru knows that you like to enjoy your ride. That is why they packed the Forester with plenty of features to keep you connected and keep you entertained. The center console touchscreen has big buttons that are easy to operate. You can enjoy Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, which allows you to bring your favorite playlists along. You can also enjoy a keyless entry, PIN-code access, and a push-button start.

To keep Schamburg and Des Plaines drivers connected, the Forester also has available 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability, dual front-row USB ports, dual second-row USB ports, and dual-zone climate control system. You can enjoy a choice of audio systems. You can choose the standard four-speaker system, or you can choose a premium Harman Kardon system with six speakers.


Subaru is known for its attention to safety. The Forester comes with several safety packages, including EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System, All-Around Awareness, and Subaru StarLink. The EyeSight Driver Assist feature is a favorite. It includes adaptive cruise control that will keep you in the center of the lane, pre-collision braking, and lane departure prevention.

The Subaru will take some of the stress out of driving in stop-and-go traffic by operating a bit of the steering, braking, and accelerator. This can help with driver fatigue. You can also choose a Blind-Spot Detection System and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. The Forester also comes with a few other conveniences that will help keep you safe like an auto-dimming mirror and automatic headlamps.

Regardless of the trim that suits you best, the Subaru Forester has a lot to offer. It is time to stop by Napleton's Palatine Subaru in Arlington Heights and test drive one today. Feel free to complete an online finance application as well to get started today.

Compare the Subaru Forester with Other New SUVs in Palatine

The design, capability, smarts, and value of the new Subaru Forester make it a great SUV for Chicago area drivers, but it is part of a competitive SUV class. Most major car brands have a wide range of new SUVs for sale, including Subaru, which means that car shoppers compare the Subaru Forester with models from Honda, Jeep, Ford, and more. Of course, as a car shopper, finding the right fit for a new vehicle is vital, but it can take a lot of work. Well, we're here to help car shoppers compare the Subaru Forester, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, and Jeep Cherokee! Keep reading to see highlights of what we found during this crossover SUV comparison.

Subaru Forester vs. Ford Escape

  • Capability shines in the new Subaru Forester, and it shows when comparing it to the Ford Escape. The Subaru Forester has greater ground clearance, for when you're camping at a remote destination, as well as more horsepower than the base engine of the Ford Escape.
  • Hate dealing with snow and ice? All-wheel drive makes it much easier, and this system comes standard on every new Subaru Forester for sale near Arlington Heights but is a $1,500 addition to the Ford Escape. This makes the Subaru Forester both more capable and a better value SUV.
  • Adaptive cruise control is another standard feature of the new Subaru Forester, and it makes highway driving, even in rush hour, much easier. This feature is only an option on the most expensive Ford Escape trim levels.
  • These new SUVs have similar exterior dimensions, but the Subaru Forester makes better use of them, which shows as it has more cubic feet of passenger volume and a max cargo capacity that's over 10 cubic feet more than that of the new Ford Escape.

Subaru Forester vs. Jeep Cherokee

  • Subaru and Jeep are both car brands known for their capability, but the Subaru Forester outshines the Jeep Cherokee among compact SUVs. The base engine of the Subaru Forester has more horsepower and torque than the base engine of the Jeep Cherokee, while also coming standard with all-wheel drive, which the new Cherokee can't claim.
  • When you want an SUV ready to explore beyond Des Plaines, you want space for all your gear. Well, the new Subaru Forester has a max cargo capacity of 76.1 cubic feet, which blows the Jeep Cherokee's 54.7 cubic feet of max cargo space out of the water.
  • Feature-wise, the new Subaru Forester impresses with both its standard features, like pre-collision braking and lane departure warning, and its available ones, like heated seats in both rows. The Jeep Cherokee does not have the same standard driver-assist technologies of the Subaru Forester, nor does it have the same available features, like rear heated seats.

Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V

  • The Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V have been going against each other for many years now, and we think that the new Subaru Forester has more to offer than this popular Honda SUV. The Subaru Forester comes standard with more modern technologies that we know drivers care about, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, than the new Honda CR-V.
  • Another standard feature of the Subaru Forester is all-wheel drive, which makes any model of this SUV ready for winter around Schaumburg. The Honda CR-V does not come standard with all-wheel drive and, in fact, makes you pay $1,500 more for the option.
  • Crossover SUVs should provide the cabin space you need in a body that doesn't feel bulky in the city. Well, the new Subaru Forester has a more compact exterior than the Honda CR-V, but it provides six more cubic feet of passenger volume and a greater max cargo capacity than the new Honda SUV.

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