Subaru Forester - Greater Pittsburgh

Conquer the Elements in a Subaru Forester

If you're looking for a compact SUV with all of the capabilities of a larger vehicle, the Subaru Forester is a proven powerhouse. We know that sometimes the Pittsburgh area gets some unexpected weather, and we want you to be prepared for it to keep you safe even in the toughest conditions. With all-wheel drive, the Forester is better suited than most SUVs on the road. With a high bottom clearance, this vehicle sits above the obstacles you may encounter on your adventures, and has the abilities to navigate through any climate.

The Forester isn't just built to withstand the weather though. With seating for five and 108 cubic feet of passenger volume, you can easily fit a combination of passengers and cargo with ease. It also gets great fuel economy; right near the top of its class with 32 mpg on the highway and 24 in the city. It boasts top of its class safety ratings, with available adaptive safety features such as Eyesight Driver Assist, which automatically monitors traffic, keeps you in your lane, and can even stop for you should you fail to do so on time. The Forester is setting the stage for what should be expected from a compact SUV. With Subaru's ranking among the top of the list for resale value, the Forester is a great long term investment that you will enjoy for many years to come. 

If you live in the Pittsburgh area and are looking for a compact SUV that can handle anything you throw at it at an unbelievable value, look no further than the Forester from Bowser Subaru. We invite you to come join us and find out more ways this compact SUV can work for you by setting up a test drive. Once you see for yourself the amazing capabilities it has to offer, you'll be driving home in a new Forester in no time.

Bowser Subaru

1001 Clairton Blvd
Directions Pleasant Hills, PA 15236

  • Sales: (877) 361-8092
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  • Parts: (888) 434-1725

The Subaru Forester is the Go-To Compact Crossover SUV for Pennsylvania!

Here at Bowser Subaru we want our customers to be as educated as possible when it comes to purchasing their next new vehicle. So if you're shopping for a new compact crossover SUV, look no further than the Subaru Forester. For years the Forester has been the go to compact SUV to fulfill any and all expectations. The Forester is large enough to fit five plus a good size cargo area, while still being small enough to maneuver through even the tightest spaces. It's powerful enough to handle anything you throw at it, yet efficient enough to maintain a great fuel economy, and that's just the start of it. We want to compare the base model Forester to other popular compact crossover SUVs base models, the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4, to give you a better perspective of the capabilities of the Forester.

The Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

  • The Forester comes with standard symmetrical all-wheel drive which allows it to have superior performance in all weather conditions and climate when compared to the RAV4 which only has front-wheel drive.

  • Usually vehicles with all-wheel drive tend to cost more, but that's not the case with the Forester. The Forester has a starting MSRP price of $22,395 while the RAV4 costs $24,350.

  • The Forester receives better fuel efficiency as well. With an estimated city mpg of 24 and a highway mpg of 32, compared to the RAV4 which has a city mpg of 23 and a highway mpg of 30.

Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V

  • The Forester is also more affordable than the CR-V. The Forester has a base MSRP of $22,395 compared to $23,745 from the CR-V.

  • The Forester offers standard all-wheel drive, the CR-V offers front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive as an option, but it will cost you.

  • The Forester has a smaller turning diameter than the CR-V, with 34.8 inches compared to 37.5.

Subaru Forester vs. Jeep Cherokee

  • The new Forester is available in six trim levels and has a starting base MSRP price of $22,595 while the new Cherokee starts at just over $1,000 more with a starting MSRP price of $23,695. While prices are liable to fluctuate, you can count on the Forester retaining a lower starting price tag.

  • Although Jeep brand vehicles are known for their off road prowess, it's the Forester that comes equipped with standard all-wheel drive and the Cherokee that comes equipped with front-wheel drive. The Forester is designed to take you anywhere with confidence at all times, while the Cherokee will make you pay extra for comparable capability.

  • If you're interested in spending less on gas, the Forester offers a higher estimated fuel economy than the Cherokee with 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, compared to 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway from the Cherokee.

  • Whether you're looking for a family vehicle or one to take you and your friends on adventures, the more space the better. The Forester boasts a larger passenger volume than the Cherokee, with 108.3 cubic feet of cargo volume compared to 104.4 cubic feet from the Cherokee. It also offers more maximum cargo capacity than the Cherokee, with 74.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down compared to 54.9 cubic feet in the Cherokee.

Subaru Forester vs. Nissan Rogue

  • The Forester offers a starting MSRP price of $22,595 while the Rogue starts at an MSRP price of $23,820, allowing you to save more than $1,000 choosing the Forester over the Rogue.

  • The Forester comes equipped with standard symmetrical all-wheel drive, and while all-wheel drive is available on the new Rogue, it's going to cost you even more.

  • The Forester offers 8.7-inches of ground clearance while the Rogue offers only 7.8-inches of ground clearance.

  • In need of space for all of your passenger and cargo needs? The Forester offers 108.3 cubic feet of passenger volume while the Rogue offers 105.8 cubic feet of passenger volume. When all of the rear seats are folded down, the new Forester offers 74.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume, while the Rogue falls short with 70 cubic feet of cargo volume.
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