Guide to Subaru Forester Dimensions

Subaru Forester Dimensions

If you’re looking for a brand-new SUV for outdoor excursions, look no further than this year’s version of the Subaru Forester. It’s one of the roomier SUVs to hit the market, although it maintains many of the same features as the previous generation.

The dimensions of the 2022 Subaru Forester are 182.7 inches (464 centimeters) from bumper to bumper, 71.5 inches (182 centimeters) from side to side, and stands 67.5 inches (171 centimeters) tall.

For the remainder of this guide, I’ll go into greater detail about the dimensions of the Subaru Forester. You should be able to determine whether or not this SUV is as spacious as you’d like.

2022 Subaru Forester Dimensions

When it comes to the dimensions of the Subaru Forester—or any vehicle, for that matter—there are 2 things to take note of. The first is the exterior dimensions of the car, which will show you whether or not your driveway and/or garage can accommodate it. The second is the interior dimensions to know how much leg room, head room, and cargo space the car provides.

For your information, all of the figures were taken directly from the official Subaru website, as well as the official 2022 Subaru Forester Specifications e-booklet (PDF).

Exterior Dimensions

To kick things off, let’s take a look at the exterior dimensions of the 2022 Subaru Forester.

Exterior Size (inches) Size (centimeters)
Length 182.7 462
Width 71.5 182
Height 67.5 171
Height with roof rails 68.1 173
Wheelbase 105.1 267
Front Track 61.6 156
Rear Track 61.8 157
Ground Clearance 8.7 22
Wheel Diameter 7 18

It’s important to note that the figures listed above are in regards to the standard Subaru Forester model. In 2022, Subaru has developed 6 trim options with minute differences between them. I’ll briefly cover the differences in exterior dimensions in the table below.

Exterior Forester Premium Sport Wilderness Limited Touring
Wheelbase 105.1 in.

267 cm

105.1 in.

267 cm

105.1 in.

267 cm

104.9 in.

266 cm

105.1 in.

267 cm

105.1 in.

267 cm

Front Track 61.6 in.

156 cm

61.6 in.

156 cm

61.6 in.

156 cm

61.4 in

155 cm

61.6 in.

156 cm

61.6 in.

156 cm

Rear Track 61.8 in.

157 cm

61.8 in.

157 cm

61.8 in.

157 cm

61.4 in

155 cm

61.8 in.

157 cm

61.8 in.

157 cm

Ground Clearance 8.7 in.

22 cm

8.7 in.

22 cm

8.7 in.

22 cm

9.2 in.

23 cm

8.7 in.

22 cm

8.7 in.

22 cm

Interior Dimensions

The following table will describe the interior dimensions of the standard 2022 Subaru Forester in detail.

Interior Size Size
Front Headroom 41.2 inches 105 centimeters
Rear Headroom 39.6 inches 101 centimeters
Front Legroom 43.3 inches 110 centimeters
Rear Legroom 39.4 inches 100 centimeters
Front Shoulder Room 58.1 inches 148 centimeters
Rear Shoulder Room 57.2 inches 145 centimeters
Front Hip Room 54.5 inches 138 centimeters
Rear Hit Room 53.5 inches 136 centimeters
Total Passenger Volume 111.6 cubic feet 3.16 cubic meters
Cargo Length (Rear Seat Up) 35.7 inches 91 centimeters
Cargo Length (Rear Seat Down) 69.9 inches 178 centimeters
Cargo Width 43.3 inches 110 centimeters
Cargo Height 34.8 inches 88 centimeters
Cargo Volume (Rear Seat Up) 28.9 cubic feet 0.82 cubic meters
Cargo Volume (Rear Seat Down) 74.2 cubic feet 2.10 cubic meters

Similar to the Forester’s exterior, there are minor differences in interior dimensions between Forester trim types. This table will show you how the interior differs between them.

Interior Forester Premium Sport Wilderness Limited Touring
Front Headroom 41.2 in.

105 cm

40.2 in.

102 cm

40.2 in.

102 cm

40.2 in.

102 cm

40.2 in.

102 cm

40.2 in.

102 cm

Rear Headroom 39.6 in.

101 cm

37.6 in.

96 cm

37.6 in.

96 cm

37.6 in.

96 cm

37.6 in.

96 cm

37.6 in.

96 cm

Passenger Volume 111.6 ft3

3.16 m3

107.6 ft3

3.05 m3

107.6 ft3

3.05 m3

107.6 ft3

3.05 m3

107.6 ft3

3.05 m3

107.6 ft3

3.05 m3

Cargo Volume (Rear Seat Up) 28.9 ft3

0.82 m3

26.9 ft3

0.76 m3

26.9 ft3

0.76 m3

26.9 ft3

0.76 m3

26.9 ft3

0.76 m3

26.9 ft3

0.76 m3

Cargo Volume (Rear Seat Down) 74.2 ft3

2.10 m3

69.1 ft3

1.96 m3

69.1 ft3

1.96 m3

69.1 ft3

1.96 m3

69.1 ft3

1.96 m3

69.1 ft3

1.96 m3

FAQ About the Subaru Forester

1. How many passengers can the Subaru Forester seat?

The 2022 Subaru Forester has 5 seats in total—2 in the front for the driver and 1 passenger, and 3 sets in the second row for 3 passengers. The Subaru Forester is a small-sized SUV that does not come with a third row of seats. Instead, the rear of the vehicle’s interior is reserved for cargo.

2. How much weight can the Subaru Forester tow?

At max, the 2022 Subaru Forester has a maximum towing weight of 3,000 pounds (1,361 kilograms), provided that you have hitched the trailer correctly. The exact towing weight may differ between trim types. In addition, the roof racks found on top of the Subaru Forester have a maximum weight capacity of 800 pounds (363 kilograms).

3. How does the Subaru Forester’s trunk compare to the Subaru Outback?

As previously indicated, the dimensions of the 2022 Subaru Forester’s cargo space (trunk) measures between 35.7 × 43.3 × 34.8 inches (91 × 110 × 88 centimeters) and 69.9 × 43.3 × 34.8 inches (178 × 110 × 88 centimeters), depending on whether or not the rear seats are up or down. The total cargo space ranges between 28.9 and 74.2 cubic feet (0.82 and 2.10 cubic meters).

I’ve created a Subaru Outback Trunk Dimensions and Guidelines you can check out for more details about the sedan/hatchback hybrid. In a nutshell, its trunk measures up to 75 × 43.3 × 32.1 inches (191 × 110 × 82 centimeters) with a maximum cargo volume of 75.7 cubic feet (2.14 cubic meters). So, the Outback can carry slightly more cargo than the Forester.

BaronCooke

Baron Cooke has been writing and editing for 7 years. He grew up with an aptitude for geometry, statistics, and dimensions. He has a BA in construction management and also has studied civil infrastructure, engineering, and measurements. He is the head writer of measuringknowhow.com

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