2019 Subaru Forester  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#50 of 2019 SUVs

#110 of all 2019 vehicles

The Forester, part of Subaru's lineup since 1998, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Forester provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. The Subaru Forester packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2019 Subaru Forester is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2019 Subaru Forester has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Subaru Forester has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0439% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0158%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0439% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0158% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Subaru Forester is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Subaru Forester is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9358Honda CivicMitsubishi OutlanderSubaru CrosstrekChevrolet EquinoxHonda CR-VNissan RogueSubaru OutbackMazda CX-5Toyota RAV4GMC TerrainSubaru ForesterMazda 3Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Subaru Forester with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 93. The 2019 Subaru Forester is safer than the 2019 Honda Civic, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, and the 2019 Honda CR-V and less safe than the 2019 Toyota RAV4, the 2019 Mazda CX-5, and the 2019 Subaru Outback. It is about as safe as the 2019 Nissan Rogue, the 2019 Mazda 3, and the 2019 GMC Terrain.

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