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Discover the engineering, safety and technology that make Forester e-BOXER a true Subaru


The Forester’s e-BOXER engine has a longitudinally-mounted horizontally-opposed configuration. The pistons are placed 180 degrees apart allowing a lower, flatter engine profile. This gives the powerplant - and therefore the whole car - a lower centre of gravity. This more balanced weight distribution gives the Forester exceptional handling and poise.

When you pull away at low speeds in the Forester e-BOXER, the electric motor alone does the heavy lifting. When you’re driving along, the e-BOXER petrol engine drives the car – but also recharges the battery. When you accelerate both the engine and the motor provide power together. The electric motor power assistance – Motor Assist – is completely automatic. It works seamlessly with the e-BOXER engine to give you a cleaner, efficient, and rewarding drive.

Always-on Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive distributes maximum power to all four wheels all of the time, which means better traction on wet and slippery roads. The entire drive system, from the e-BOXER engine to the rear differential, is mounted in a straight symmetrical line, providing exceptional stability, traction and improved performance and is standard across the Subaru SUV range.

SUBARU’s Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) moves between a span of gear ratios to provide smooth acceleration while keeping the engine at its optimal rev range. Lineartronic preserves momentum that is often lost during gear changes on a manual or traditional automatic transmission, maintaining traction by continuously providing power to the wheels at all times.

X-MODE gives you control you can rely on at the push of a button, taking control of the engine, transmission, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, brakes, and other components to help you navigate extreme terrain confidently. When X-MODE is activated, Hill Descent Control automatically maintains a constant speed when travelling downhill: all you have to do is steer.

A 220mm ground clearance shuns uneven ground – allowing the Forester e-BOXER to negotiate rocky, rutted tracks or even ford streams with ease.

Forester’s towing capacity of up to 1870kg lets you hitch up a loaded trailer or caravan whenever the need arises. The towing capacity of Subaru’s e-BOXER range is one of the best in its class due to the smaller battery design and its positioning, positively influencing the weight of the vehicle.


EyeSight*1, Subaru’s Advanced Driver Assist Technology, is like a second pair of eyes on the road. A high-resolution two-camera system scans the environment, accurately tracking vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. EyeSight comprises six safety systems that, where needed, can provide warnings and even activate collision avoidance assistance.

Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection (SRVD) includes Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane
Change Assist & Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Sensors placed at the rear of the vehicle alert you to vehicles in your blind spots for safer lane changes and can also warn you of potential collision danger when reversing out of a parking space.

The Driver Monitoring System keeps a watchful eye over the driver to help ensure their attention is focused on the road ahead. Using an infrared LED and a camera, the system monitors the driver for signs of inattention or sleepiness and if detected, warns them to refocus their attention.

A Side View Monitor displays an image from the camera installed on the passenger-side wing mirror on the Multifunction Display, reducing your blind spot and making street parking a breeze.

The Reverse Automatic Braking System uses four sonar sensors on the rear bumper to detect obstacles. When the vehicle detects a possible collision you’re alerted. If you fail to respond by pressing the brake, it is applied automatically to prevent a collision or reduce the impact from a collision.

High Beam Assist (HBA) increases visibility and safety when driving at night by automatically toggling the high beams on and off when oncoming traffic is detected.


Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™*2 lets you connect your smartphone to the car and use popular apps. Voice recognition capabilities allow hands-free use, keeping everybody safe whilst reducing distractions when you’re on the move.

The reversing camera helps you reverse and park easily and safely.

LED steering responsive headlights track ahead in to a corner as you turn, moving the Forester headlight beams left or right as you steer to maximise visibility.

The keyless entry & push button start system makes short work of setting off. A key fob gives you easy keyless entry. Simply grip the door handles to unlock them and start the engine with the push of a button.

Please check model specification for feature availability/details. Model shown may not reflect UK specification.

*1 EyeSight is a driving support system which may not operate optimally under all driving conditions or for all objects. The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving and observance of traffic regulations. See Owner’s Manual for complete details on system operation and limitations.

*2 Driver is responsible for safe driving. Please refrain from operating the touchscreen while driving.