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Product specification may vary by country or region.

ENGINE PERFORMANCE

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SUBARU BOXER Engine

Few other SUVs drive with the level of confidence and responsiveness of the Forester, and the main reason for this lies beneath the surface—the SUBARU BOXER engine. Its horizontally opposed configuration places the pistons 180 degrees apart, for a lower, flatter profile than other engine types. This gives the engine, and therefore the overall vehicle, a lower centre of gravity and better sense of balance. Further, the pistons’ opposing movements inherently counteract each other, naturally helping to reduce vibration.
Engine Specs
Engine Specs
Engine Sound

SUBARU BOXER ENGINE

Why SUBARU BOXER Engine?

The boxer engine derives its name from the horizontal movement of its pistons, which resembles the quick, jab-like motions of a boxer's fists. Although not a global standard, Subaru remains solely committed to the SUBARU BOXER engine because it embodies the Subaru promise of delivering enjoyment and peace of mind to all passengers. It also represents our steadfast commitment to technological innovation and engineering excellence.
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SUBARU BOXER TRAITS

In-line EngineSUBARU BOXER EngineV-type Engine

What makes it unique?

Unlike traditional “in-line” or “V-type” engine configurations, the pistons’ opposing movements inherently counteract each other, naturally helping to reduce vibration without the need for counter-balancers, which add weight and complexity.
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LINEARTRONIC

Why Lineartronic?

Subaru Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) incorporates two adjustable pulleys with a chain link for stepless gear ratio. This feature ensures a smooth and comfortable driving experience with optimum power at any speed for better fuel efficiency.
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SUBARU e-BOXER

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SUBARU e-BOXER
Subaru's New Power Unit System

SUBARU e-BOXER combines the dedicated 2.0-litre direct-injection SUBARU BOXER engine with an electric motor and adjusts the power-split ratio depending on driving conditions for quiet, smooth, efficient, and powerful driving. What’s more, it’s longitudinal layout along the vehicle’s centreline complements the low centre of gravity engine and inherently well-balanced Symmetrical AWD for better front/rear vehicle weight distribution and improved driving stability.
e-BOXER Driving Modes
Motor Assist System Indicator
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X-MODE

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X-MODE and Hill Descent Control

Enjoy the Forester's true driving potential with the newly evolved X-MODE. Select [SNOW/DIRT] mode for slippery surfaces covered with snow, dirt, or gravel, or [D.SNOW/MUD] mode for especially treacherous roads on which tyres can become stuck, such as deep snow, mud, or dry dirt.*1 X-MODE utilises the high torque and quick response of the drive motor*2 for improved ability to get out if stuck, further enhancing driving performance and sense of security. Plus, Hill Descent Control helps maintain a controlled and constant speed even on slippery downhills, adding even more peace of mind to your drive.*3
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*1 2-mode X-MODE only available on Sport and premium models.
*2 Available only on SUBARU e-BOXER vehicles.
*3 Driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness of Hill Descent Control depends on many factors such as vehicle maintenance, weather, tyre, and road conditions.

SI-DRIVE

SI-DRIVE*1

Select Intelligent Mode for balanced, smooth, and environmentally friendly performance, or Sport Mode for an immediate and linear torque-rich throttle response for sporty and smooth driving at any speed. Motor assist*2 further improves overall acceleration response for an even more powerful and sporty driving experience.
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*1 Optional.
*2 Available only on SUBARU e-BOXER vehicles.

Product specification may vary by country or region.

SUBARU CORE TECHNOLOGIES

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Lineartronic + Active Torque Split AWD

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Lineartronic + Active Torque Split AWD

Lineartronic adjusts to any ratio in its range for smooth and stepless gear changes that keep the engine in its most efficient range for efficient and smooth acceleration, driving performance and better fuel efficiency. It comes paired with Subaru’s active torque split AWD system. Its default torque is well-balanced front to rear and adjusts in response to real-time traction conditions.
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SUBARU BOXER Engine

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SUBARU BOXER Engine

A boxer engine, or a horizontally opposed engine, is an engine configuration in which its pistons move toward each other in a horizontal direction. Subaru has been committed to the SUBARU BOXER engine for over 50 years for its many advantages over other engine types, providing durability and reliable performance in its vehicles.

Subaru Global Platform

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Subaru Global Platform

In adopting the SGP, the suspension system on the redesigned chassis was improved for better steering responsiveness, straight-line stability, and overall ride comfort. The result is an SUV that needs fewer steering corrections, has minimum body roll, and less unwanted cabin noise and vibrations, making even long drives more comfortable.
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Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame

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Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame

Utilising the SGP, the ring-shaped reinforcement frame makes better use of high-tensile steel panels and has been structurally redesigned for more efficient energy absorption from impacts in all directions.
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2.0-LITRE DOHC SUBARU e-BOXER

Engine Power (kW)
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Engine Torque (Nm)
Engine Speed (rpm)
MAX OUTPUT:
110 kW (150 PS) / 6,000 rpm

MAX TORQUE:
196 Nm (20.0 kgfm) / 4,000 rpm

MOTOR:
Max Output: 12.3 kW (16.7 PS)
Max Torque: 66 Nm (6.7 kgfm)

FUEL CONSUMPTION:
6.7 lit./100 km*

CO2 EMISSIONS:
152 g/km*
DISCLAIMER
* Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions: according to UN R101-01.

2.0-LITRE DOHC SUBARU e-BOXER

SUBARU e-BOXER combines a 2.0-litre direct injection engine and electric motor to bring the Forester's environmental and driving performance to the next level. Additional power is provided from the motor to existing engine power for a powerful and smooth acceleration feel while maintaining class-leading fuel efficiency.
DISCLAIMER
* Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions: according to UN R101-01.

2.5-LITRE DOHC SUBARU BOXER

Engine Power (kW)
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Engine Torque (Nm)
Engine Speed (rpm)
MAX OUTPUT:
136 kW (184 PS) / 5,800 rpm

MAX TORQUE:
239 Nm (24.4 kgfm) / 4,400 rpm

FUEL CONSUMPTION:
8.3 lit./100 km*

CO2 EMISSIONS:
193 g/km*
DISCLAIMER
* Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions: according to UN R101-01.

2.5-LITRE DOHC SUBARU BOXER

The newly developed 2.5-litre direct-injection engine’s lightweight design and thermal management system contribute to its improved power and fuel efficiency. From city driving and road trips to rugged terrain, the all-new Forester provides you with a responsive and enjoyable driving experience.
DISCLAIMER
* Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions: according to UN R101-01.

2.0-LITRE DOHC SUBARU BOXER

Engine Power (kW)
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Engine Torque (Nm)
Engine Speed (rpm)
MAX OUTPUT:
115 kW (156 PS) / 6,000 rpm

MAX TORQUE:
196 Nm (20.0 kgfm) / 4,000 rpm

FUEL CONSUMPTION:
7.6 lit./100 km*

CO2 EMISSIONS:
176 g/km*
DISCLAIMER
* Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions: according to UN R101-01.

2.0-LITRE DOHC SUBARU BOXER

The next-generation 2.0-litre direct-injection engine provides an exciting, sporty, and stress-free driving experience. The reduction in weight and outstanding thermal efficiency gives it improved fuel-efficiency and more torque in the most useful range, resulting in a highly-responsive and sporty engine.
DISCLAIMER
* Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions: according to UN R101-01.

Taking off, light-load driving: EV Driving

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Taking off, light-load driving: EV Driving

Power is supplied only by the electric motor for quiet and fuel-efficient driving. EV driving activates in driving conditions in which engine driving is not efficient.*
DISCLAIMER
* Engine may turn on in certain driving situations.

System operation may vary depending on factors such as driving, road, and vehicle conditions.

Medium-load driving: Motor Assist Driving

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Medium-load driving: Motor Assist Driving

Power is supplied by both the engine and electric motor for comfortable and smooth acceleration.
DISCLAIMER
* Engine may turn on in certain driving situations.

System operation may vary depending on factors such as driving, road, and vehicle conditions.

High-load driving: Engine Driving

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High-load driving: Engine Driving

At higher speeds where engine efficiency is good, the electric motor is stopped and power is supplied only from the engine for a sporty and powerful driving experience. If necessary, the motor is regenerated to recharge the battery.
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System operation may vary depending on factors such as driving, road, and vehicle conditions.

Deceleration: Regeneration

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Deceleration: Regeneration

The battery is efficiently recharged by regeneration during braking and deceleration.
DISCLAIMER
System operation may vary depending on factors such as driving, road, and vehicle conditions.

Intelligent Mode

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Intelligent Mode

SI-DRIVE activates Intelligent Mode for immediate driving response and environmental responsibility. Throttle mapping balances smoothness and efficiency for an enhanced level of control.

Sport Mode

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Sport Mode

Sport Mode delivers smooth engine performance at any driving speed. You’ll immediately feel a linear response that brings to life the refined, torque-rich response.