2025 Subaru Forester: more photos.

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It’s actually hard to understand how a car company is able to, year after year, come up with one horrible design after another. It’s not just the general shape of their cars, but also the weird horrible details all over. After championing unnecessary black plastic cladding/trim all over the place, they are now pushing gold-colored wheels and plastic bits.

The 2025 Subaru Forester US model pictured above seems to lack any chrome, but that huge grill looks like the chrome version will be quite ghastly. As you can see in the last pic, it’s mostly fake anyway. And it somehow still bulges into the front hood. Like if they didn’t have enough room for the huge grille they just had to have on that compact SUV.

At least in these blurry pictures, this looks like quite a mess. A mess that also looks quite old already…

It makes you wonder how long this will last. How long can they get away with this?

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  1. Ok – Subaru. This thing DID need a refresh. It was odd in its proportions before. But since Toyota got hold of them, I’ve feld like their designs have been really struggling. This bronze color is seen on wheels etc.. at Acura too. But they wisely left it to an accessory – cuz its trendy, cheap and IMO just ugly. But Subie is slow to this realization. Orange = sporty (4 yrs ago), Now bright yellow = sporty (1 yr ago). Now bronze = upmarket (now). Stop right there bcuz it doesn’t. It just looks very much like the prior gen Ford Escape, with really contrived bits painted and glued on. This isn’t what is needed to save the Forrester… or the Ascent.

  2. I wouldn’t blame Toyota for this as they only own 16.5% of Subaru since 2008. This is 100% Subaru’s responsibility.
    As far as powertrains, no changes are expected so far. We’ll know everything in just a few days.

  3. I’m not impressed with the looks of the 2025 forester,ugly. Maybe the actual car will look better. Looks like a Ford or Honda. Lost its uniqueness.

  4. If you hadn’t identified the manufacturer I would have thought these were pictures of a 10 year old Ford.

  5. It’s a shame that Subaru can’t get it right with their design and color choices ???? I’d really consider getting a Subaru if they weren’t so ugly and cheap and I really don’t like saying that especially since they have the best all wheel drive vehicles. And if I had to pick one I’d pick the Subaru Impreza 5 door hatchback because it’s not loaded with plastic trim parts and pieces and to make it a really good vehicle to me and another reason I don’t like Subaru is A MAJOR LACK of HP. And personally I think these car companies that install those 1.5 / 1.8 liter engines is the biggest joke ever even with a turbo engine they won’t last long and if a person drives across the country those engines won’t have enough power to get over any mountain range they might but only going 5 miles an hour it will take days to get over the mountains and those electric cars that’s another joke/ story because what will a person do if they get stuck in a snow storm and run out of power ? Get ready to Freeze to death 🥶☠️❄️💨🆘

  6. Vince – I couldn’t agree more. But what is just as troubling is how poor Subaru interiors are. Generally speaking, they feature really cheap materials and very dated designs. And it’s been like this for several years now.

  7. While it isn’t what I would call a good looking car, it IS at least better looking than the current generation. Very Ford-esque, though.

  8. I have been reading some of these comments and wow is all I can say. I love the new Forrester and am in love with the sport color. I can not wait to see one in person at my local dealer.

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