Other than the jump in price, the Forester is not gaining any additional features over the refreshed 2022 model.
The new base price is $1300 more than the 2022 Forester was at the start of the model year, but only $550 more than its $27,070 base price after a midyear price hike.
Adding another to the growing list of vehicles that keep getting more expensive, the 2023 Subaru Forester is the latest model on the market to see a noticeable price increase. Despite no changes or added equipment for the new model year, the 2023 Forester will cost $1300 more than the 2022 version did when it originally went on sale. Midway through 2022, Subaru increased pricing of the refreshed Forester by $750, so the 2023 is actually only $550 more than the current 2022's base price. The base price for 2023 is now $27,620, ranging up to $37,720 for the top Touring trim.
Subaru gave the Forester a comprehensive refresh for 2022, reworking the front end and updating the interior. The 2022 model year also saw the addition of a more rugged Wilderness trim level that, like the Outback Wilderness, adds ground clearance over other trim levels.
Regardless of trim, each Forester is powered by the same 2.5-liter flat-four engine which makes 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque, paired to a continuously variable automatic (CVT). We managed 28 mpg in our 75-mph highway driving test, but that number fell to an observed fuel economy of 22 mpg through our testing of the 2022 version.
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