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The 2022 Subaru Forester

Stand out in the middle of nowhere in the 2022 Subaru Forester SUV. 

With looks to thrill, the new 2022 Forester SUV with the power of our 2.5L Boxer engine and legendary All-Wheel Drive is designed to turn heads in the city, while navigating the rugged demands of our wild backcountry. A Driver Monitoring System which uses facial recognition to identify and monitor you while you drive, along with our updated clever crash-avoidance technology EyeSight®, are all designed to keep you and your family safe. And the 2022 Forester is also NZ4WD magazine's Medium SUV of the year. 

To experience it for yourself, book a test drive at one of our showrooms today.

Find our more about the Subaru e-Boxer Hybrid Forester and secure yours today. 

The 2022 Subaru Forester is fee neutral under the April 1st 2022 NZ Government Clean Car Programme (CCP).

Key features & specifications

2019 Forester Driver Monitoring System with Facial Recognition

Facial Recognition

Our Driver Monitoring System recognises the driver, adjusts to their personal cabin preferences, and monitors distractions while driving.

2019 Subaru Forester family friendly interior

Family Friendly Interior

There’s more space, better backseat access and room for 3 slim-line car seats across the back.

The 2019 Forester balances easy handling with a spacious interior, and user-friendly features, including two rear fast-charging USB charge ports for passengers in the back seat.

Next Generation Connectivity

All-new 6.5” or 8” infotainment system comes complete with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™

2019 Forester Eyesight

Subaru EyeSight®

Our award-winning EyeSight® technology is an extra pair of eyes on the road ahead and standard in Forester.  

The Subaru Forester's X-Mode technology has new features and functionality for an even better, sure-footed performance on challenging surfaces.

SUV Capability

Capability, like All-Wheel Drive, comes standard in every Subaru. But the Forester adds an improved X-Mode and 220mm ground clearance.

2019 Subaru Forester family friendly interior

8” touch screen | Driver Monitoring System with Facial Recognition (X Sport, Premium and e-Boxer Hybrid models only) | Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™| Rear USB ports | Rear reversing camera | One touch electric 60/40 split folding rear seats | Cloth or leather upholstery | Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel | Bluetooth® handsfree calling and streaming audio capability | Electric sunroof | Electric rear tailgate | Blind Spot Monitoring system | EyeSight® clever crash avoidance technology | Electronic park brake and Auto Vehicle Hold (AVH) | Air conditioning with gesture control

A hue that's you

The colour you choose for your Subaru makes a bold statement about who you are. So we've made sure you've got lots of ways to express yourself - with a wide range of colours to make your Subaru more... you

The Subaru Forester's Driver Monitoring System (DMS) uses facial recognition

The Forester is the first Subaru that can recognise its owner (and four other drivers). You have the ability to program it to adjust to your personal cabin preferences such as seat, door mirror, air-conditioning and favourite settings just by hopping behind the wheel.

Like all Subarus, the Forester earned a 5-star ANCAP safety rating. With updates to our clever crash-avoidance technology EyeSight®, along with a host of vision assist features, the new Forester has an extra pair of eyes on the road ahead. And with the Driver Monitoring System when you’re out and about, the Forester can detect if you’ve taken your eyes off the road and monitor if you’re getting drowsy.

The 2022 Subaru Forester

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, an improved low-slung Boxer engine, and updated X-Mode means you don’t just get an SUV body, but all the performance benefits of a Subaru utility vehicle.

Subaru e-Boxer all terrain

The new e-Boxer Hybrid doesn’t just handle our wild coastlines, mountainous ranges and the roads which connect them. It handles them with care.


New Zealand Car of the Year - Motoring Writers' Guild

Best in Class Medium SUV - AA Driven New Zealand Car of the Year

Medium 4WD SUV of the Year - NZ4WD Magazine 

Top Medium SUV - Stuff Motoring

$45-60K category winner - AMI NZ Autocar Car of the Year

2021 award

Medium SUV of The Year - NZ4WD magazine 

Reviews logo

"What makes the Forester stand out is the advance technology and safety features in the SUV... But it’s the driver monitoring system that is the next step in safety. It uses facial recognition software in dash-mounted cameras that monitor the driver’s eyes and head for drowsiness or distraction, such as turning around to tell off the kids."

"In rougher stuff it really impresses with an unruffled ride over rocks and ridges. It's still essentially a road car underneath, but with AWD, X-Mode and impressive ground clearance (minimum 220mm), it'll go much further into the rough than most owners would be willing to take it...Forester is the real deal. And a real contender on price and equipment."

Rural News logo

"It sports a larger presence, better looks and even more technology than we have become used to with Subaru... Add in a host of practical solutions like front, rear and side-view cameras, reverse automatic braking and reverse interlocking door mirrors that tilt down when reverse is selected, and the Forester is really the business."

Range & pricing

2022 Forester X Sport_Crystal White Pearl

The Forester X Sport can take you from A all the way to X with it's orange accents and 18" black alloy wheels. 

2022 Forester 2.5_Ice Silver Metallic

The Subaru Forester is the SUV that's built for families with 220mm ground clearance and a host of tech to optimise your drive. 

2022 Forester 2.5 Premium_Crystal Black Silica

Upgrade your fun in the 2022 Forester Premium. It's the SUV that's built for adventures with the family. 

2022 Forester e-Boxer hybrid_AutumnGreenMetallic

Made for our environment, the Subaru Forester e-Boxer Hybrid has all the capability of a Subaru and a Hybrid engine to help you tread a little lighter in New Zealand.

2022 Forester Premium e-Boxer Hybrid_HorizonBluePearl

Made for our environment, the Subaru Forester Premium e-Boxer Hybrid has all the capability of a Subaru and a Hybrid engine to help you tread a little lighter in New Zealand.