The Subaru Forester has been a beloved crossover SUV for years among Wichita drivers for its safe and reliable performance as well as its amazing ability to adapt to everything life has to offer. The Forester hit the road last year with a brand new style, improved performance, and a new standard of safety. So what has changed for the 2020 model year following a major redesign? The 2020 Forester has several updates that you will want to know about.

The first couple of updates to the new 2020 Subaru Forester include a new Magnetite Gray Metallic and LED license plate light on the Sport, Limited, and Touring models. The most notable change for the new model year is the addition of a new standard safety feature. Subaru Rear Seat Reminder will alert Wichita drivers with a visual and audible cue to double-check the back seat to prevent children or pets from being trapped in the vehicle. While Rear Seat Reminder cannot physically detect if there is children or pets in the back seat it will recognize when the rear doors have been opened under three different circumstances;

  • When the Forester has been started within 30 minutes after a rear side door is opened and closed.
  • When a rear side door is opened and closed when the vehicle is running and stationary.
  • When the Forester has been turned off and back on again within 30 minutes, and the rear side doors have remained closed.

The Subaru Forester stands out from other SUVs in its class with more advanced safety features like standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and available DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System. The Forester with X-Mode and Hill Descent Control is ready for rugged terrain with enhanced performance on extra low-friction surfaces. The revamped BOXER engine is more powerful with 182 horsepower and fuel-efficient with 33 highway mpg. thanks to Auto Stop-Start Technology.

Swing by Subaru of Wichita today to test drive the 2020 Subaru Forester and to speak to a member of our team to see how much we can help you save on a well-equipped, adventure-ready SUV.