2022 Subaru Forester  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#75 of 2022 SUVs

#130 of all 2022 vehicles

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

The 2022 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 2022 Subaru Forester has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Subaru Forester has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.045% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1378%, meaning the average driver has a 0.045% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1378% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Subaru Forester is 4% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Subaru Forester is 11% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2022 Subaru Forester: EyeSight Driver Assist Technology (Forward Collision Warnings / Automatic Emergency Braking & Lane Departure Warnings).

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but others may also improve safety. Optional side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you. Standard High Beam Assist automatically switches high beam headlights off when oncoming traffic is approaching and turns them back on when there aren't any vehicles ahead.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

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