Looking for a run-of-the-mill compact SUV for everyday urban and highway driving? Subaru Forester is the opposite. For twenty years plus, it has been the higher-performing, safer, cargo-friendlier, and superiorly-equipped alternative to many crossovers out there. From base trims like Forester and Forester Premium to line-toppers like Forester Limited and Touring, it shows, too.

So, how does our automaker's latest stand out as the right choice for navigating St. Louis-area terrain and weather, even from its new Subaru car and SUV siblings? Take a tour of its trim levels with us here at Dean Team Subaru -- you may just find the one that's right for you!


This base model is the one to go with if you're looking for something built ruggedly capable in the Subaru tradition, but with no frills. It features:

  • Standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a permanent AWD system that's proactive versus slip-then-grip and which compensates for over- and understeer while delivering dependable traction on the road and off
  • 8.7 inches of ground clearance for obstacle avoidance
  • Standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, our automaker's proprietary active safety suite -- it can help you keep safe distances from other cars and trucks, stay in-lane and on course, and steer clear of accidents
  • SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for entertainment control and smartphone access in-dash
  • Up to a whopping 76.1 cubic feet of cargo volume for everything from luggage and camping gear to music equipment and sporting fare

Forester Premium

This trim represents a step up with a few perks, including much of the Forester base, plus:

  • Durable 17-inch alloy wheels
  • SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security, our brand's emergency assistance suite
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver's seating
  • A power panoramic moonroof that tilts and slides to get just the right touch of Mother Nature
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability for Web connectivity off the beaten path

Forester Sport

The athletic type, this trim both looks the performance part and acts accordingly, featuring many Premium elements, plus:

  • Striking 18-inch black finish alloy wheels
  • Keyless Access capability with push-button start
  • SI-DRIVE, an engine management system that can optimize output based on driving conditions
  • Two-tone, orange contrast-stitched cloth upholstery
  • A series of unique orange exterior accents and badging

Forester Limited

The Limited trim is the choice of orienteers that prefer a touch of luxury, incorporating much from previous trims, plus:

  • Sumptuous leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Sizable 18-inch alloy wheels in a machine finish
  • Driver-assist features like a blind-spot detector and rear cross-traffic alert
  • An All-Weather Package with heated front seating
  • Dual-zone auto climate control

Forester Touring

Reach this trim, and you've reached the fully-loaded Forester line flagship. It features most of what's included in previous trims, as well as:

  • Optional exclusive saddle brown leather-trimmed upholstery
  • Built-in navigation
  • DriverFocus, a distraction mitigation system that helps improve your concentration
  • A 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • 8-way power front passenger seat adjustment
  • Heated seats both front and rear
  • Silver-finish exterior accents

Test Drive the New Subaru Forester Today at Our Dealership in Ballwin

There's even more to the compact crossover of appeal for the St. Louis adventure. Visit our 15121 Manchester Road showroom and we'll be glad to show you!

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