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Subaru Forester 2023 Price Philippines & Official Promos

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₱ 2,168,000 - ₱ 2,298,000

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Subaru Forester Philippines Overview

Body type

SUV / Crossover






2.0 L

Max Power

154 hp

Max Torque

196 Nm

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The Subaru Forester is a five-seater, all-wheel-drive, compact crossover. For the Philippine market, this model has two variants. This includes the Forester 2.0i-S EyeSight CVT and the Forester GT Edition priced at Php 2,168,000 and Php 2,298,000 respectively. 

Under the hood, the Philippine-spec Subaru Forester uses a 2.0-liter boxer gasoline engine. This mill can make up to 154hp and 196Nm of torque. The sole Forester variant comes with a lineartronic continuously variable gearbox, and all have all-wheel-drive.

Size-wise, the Forester is 4,640mm long, 1,815mm wide, and 1,730mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,670mm, and a ground clearance of 220mm.

In the local market, the Subaru Forester competes against the likes of the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, among others.


Subaru Corporation has been manufacturing this bestselling SUV since 1997. Since then, it has received various awards such as SUV of the Year and Best Car to Buy both in 2014.

Locally, the fifth-generation Subaru Forester received a refreshing update to its exterior and interior which fans and new followers love. The present model still bears the company’s former slogan “SUV tough, Car Easy.”

The Forester GT Edition was then launched at the 2023 Manila International Auto Show. 

Subaru Forester Exterior

The Subaru Forester measures 4,640mm long, 1,815mm wide, and 1,730mm tall. Its fascia is highlighted with the Japanese company’s signature grilled and wide hood. LED headlamps with automatic levelers provide illumination. It is paired with a pop-up type headlamp washer and a pair of steering-responsive headlights.

Compared to previous releases, it now boasts a slightly bigger, more beefed up body. It is designed with character lines and nice curves exuding a hint of sophistication. At the rear, LED combination lamps with fog lamps support visibility.

Subaru Forester front view

Subaru Forester Interior

The Forester’s spacious cabin is dominated by sturdy plastic and leather in black. Drivers will enjoy the vehicle’s extensive features such as the eight-way power-adjustable seats (with memory function), telescopic steering wheel wrapped in leather, and the high-grade multi-function display. At the back, the seats are wrapped in leather and can be reclined using a one-touch folding switch. It also comes with a center armrest with two cup holders.

A dual-zone automatic air conditioning system will keep passengers comfortable. There is also a ventilation system found in the rear. The vehicle is also built with 12-volt power sockets located in the center panel and console box for recharging mobile devices.

Subaru Forester interior view

Technology & Safety Features

The new Forester​​​​​​​ has an eight-inch display with a navigation system, affixed for entertainment that can be controlled using designated buttons found on the steering wheel. 

As for safety, the Subaru Forester is equipped with the latest Subaru EyeSight 4.0, offering Autonomous Emergency Steering, Lane Centering Function, Lane Departure Prevention, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, among others.

In terms of standard safety features, the crossover gets SRS airbags at the front and side. Curtain and knee SRS airbags are also added for utmost safety. Each seat comes with height adjustable seat belts and ISO-FIX child seat anchors. Its rear doors come with childproof locks.

Subaru Forester front view

Platform & Chassis

The new Subaru Forester Philippines shares the same platform with its brothers, the Subaru XV and the Subaru Impreza. It is built with a retuned 4-wheel independent suspension for a smoother ride and better handling. Ventilated disc brakes assist in the vehicle's stopping on the front and back.

Subaru Forester rear view

Forester GT Edition

Subaru Forester Engine & Drivetrain

The new Subaru Forester runs using direct fuel injection, boxer-4, DOHC 16 valve engine. It is tested to produce 156 hp with a torque of 196 Nm. With this, expect consistent performance on any terrain.

Subaru Forester 2023 Price list

The price of the Subaru Forester in the Philippines starts at ₱2,168,000 for the entry-level 2.0i-S EyeSight CVT, while the top-of-the-line Subaru Forester Forester GT Edition is priced at ₱2,298,000. For more details, please refer to our 2023 Subaru Forester price list as follows:

*** Please note that the Subaru Forester‘s prices might differ in some showrooms and should serve as reference only.

Subaru Forester 2023 Specifications


  • 2.0 L
    154 hp
  • 196 Nm
    AT (CVT)

Suspension & Brakes

  • MacPherson Strut
  • Electronic


  • 4,640
    1,815 mm
    1,730 mm
  • 220 mm


  • 5
    520 L


  • LED
    18 inches


  • Leather
    Electronic w/ Memory
    Dual-zone automatic


  • Push Button
  • Both
  • With
  • With

Safety & Security

  • 7
  • With
  • With

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Subaru Manila Bay

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Lot 39 Block, 2 Bradco Ave, Aseana City, Parañaque, 1700 Metro Manila, Philippines

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707-A Bonifacio Avenue, Quezon City 1115

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411 Shaw Blvd., Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City

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Subaru Forester Philippines: FAQs

How much does a 2023 Subaru Forester cost?

In the Philippines, Subaru Forester has only available variants. It is Subaru Forester 2.0i-S EyeSight CVT with price of 2,168,000 PHP.

Is the Subaru Forester automatic?

The Forester is exclusively available as an automatic variant in the Philippines, or particularly as a CVT.

What is the ground clearance of Subaru Forester?

The ground clearance of Subaru Forester is 220 mm

Is the Subaru Forester diesel or gas?

The Subaru Forester is gasoline-powered in the Philippine market.

Is the Subaru Forester a SUV car?

Yes, the Subaru Forester can accommodate up to 5 passengers in its cabin.

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MIAS 2023: Subaru Forester GT Edition is yours for P2.298M

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2023 Subaru Forester GT Edition revealed at Singapore Motor Show

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