2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness Edition Release Date, Specs, & More

2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness Release Date

The door to next-level adventures is open, so embrace your wild side with a 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness.

You probably think that adventure-ready capabilities define a "normal" Subaru Forester, and while that is very true, you will find that the Forester Wilderness takes adventures to the extreme. The Wilderness Edition transformation begins with lifted suspension, optimized approach/departure angles, meaty all-terrain tires, rugged bodywork, skid plate armor, and advanced traction control capabilities. Many more features join the party as well.

Subaru designers studied how trail-riding enthusiasts modified their Forester SUVs and created this awesome package around their tried-and-tested techniques. Keep reading to see how the Subaru Forester Wilderness tackles every challenge, and then visit Wilkins Subaru to take it on a test drive.

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Discover The 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness Edition

Whether you buy or lease a Subaru Forester, one thing remains the same: all-weather, all-terrain confidence. With hallmark features like Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, X-MODE®, and optimal ground clearance, the Subaru Forester is a versatile champion among its crossover SUV competitors. But as any wilderness explorer knows, serious adventures require even stronger capabilities.

Many overlanders and off-roaders choose the Forester as a starting point and add aftermarket modifications to achieve those capabilities. But aftermarket modifications aren't always the best solution. That is why the brand created the Subaru Forester Wilderness package. It's your way to get desirable aftermarket off-road customizations without the typical voided warranty or aftermarket-fitment headaches.

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2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness Specs

Unleash the 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness Specs

It starts with increased ground clearance — the key to clearing tougher obstacles. With a lift to 9.2-inches of ground clearance, the 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness soars above ruts, rocks, and muddy pits. But getting through without a scratch is only possible if the bodywork is optimized for the task. Redesigned front/rear bumpers give an impressive 23.5-degree approach and 25.4-degree departure angle, standard skid plates join in to protect vital components, and hexagonal LED fog lights help illuminate the path ahead.

The third ingredient to conquering obstacles is unwavering traction. Thanks to standard Yokohama GEOLANDAR® all-terrain tires wrapped around distinct 17-inch alloy wheels, the 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness can push through the most challenging stuff (a full-size spare tire is also included for added confidence). The 182 horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine sends power through a standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system with re-tuned transmission ratios that have been optimized for low-speed crawling and climbing on grades of up to 40 percent.

An upgraded dual-function X-MODE® takes the traction even further with new tricks like angle detection. Other additions include a glare-reducing hood accent. A 180-degree front camera system. Reworked roof rails that can hold more weight. Rugged blacked-out body cladding. And an upgraded towing capacity of 3,000 pounds1 when properly equipped. With all this and more, the 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness is ready for any expedition. And with up to an EPA-estimated 25/28 MPG (City/Highway),2 those expeditions can go further.

Take Command of the 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness Interior

Custom all-terrain exploration vehicles aren't complete without an adventure-optimized interior; the 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness offers you precisely that. You'll find all of the "regular" Forester SUV's competitive spaciousness, advanced safety features like EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, and lifestyle-ready connectivity like an 8-inch touchscreen SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia infotainment system greeting you in the Forester Wilderness.

But, the Wilderness Edition transforms it with easy-cleaning StarTex® upholstery, LED interior lighting, exclusive Subaru Wilderness badging, Anodized Copper finish trim all around, an all-new EyeSight® Automatic Emergency Steering feature, and more. Increased liftgate opening width makes loading up your gear even easier and allows up to 69.1 cubic feet of cargo to be brought along.

The 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness has a competitive passenger volume of 107.6 cubic feet, letting five occupants enjoy the adventure with plenty of room to stretch after those long hours on your favorite trail. While that spacious volume will make it feel like a much larger SUV on the inside, its agile exterior size will let you brush through tight trail sections with ease.

From features to inherent strength, The 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness is a comfortable, confidence-inspiring way to get out there and explore trails to their fullest.

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2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness Colors & Packages

Explore the 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness Colors & Packages

The rugged bodywork and handsome body lines look great even in the city and are right at home when a dense forest acts as their backdrop. You'll find a wide range of colors for a 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness, including:

  • Geyser Blue
  • Autumn Green Metallic
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl

You'll also find spectacular options to make it your own. You can add an upgraded SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia infotainment system with navigation, a Harman Kardon® sound system, and a power liftgate with the Optional Package. You can choose Wilderness-branded carpeted floor mats, a bike carrier, footwell illumination, mirror approach lights, and much more.

When is the 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness Release Date?

The 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness has burst onto the scene and into our new Subaru Forester inventory. Its arrival marked a new chapter in adventure-ready greatness; visit us today at Wilkins Subaru to experience the 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness with a test drive. If it sounds great, but you need more space, we can also help you discover its bigger brother, the Outback Wilderness

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the Forester and the Forester Wilderness?

The 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness enhances the Subaru Forester SUV's off-road capabilities. It raises the ground clearance, optimizes the approach/departure angles with new bodywork, increases the towing capacity, offers standard all-terrain tires and exclusive wheels, has a re-tuned transmission, a 180-degree front camera system, strengthened roof rails, and many more all-terrain optimized features over the "normal" Subaru Forester.

How much can the Subaru Forester Wilderness tow?

With upgraded oil coolers and a re-tuned transmission, the 2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness can double the towing capacity of a "normal" Subaru Forester. For reference, that "normal" towing capacity is 1,500 lbs1 when properly equipped; the Subaru Forester Wilderness towing capacity can reach 3,000 lbs1 when properly equipped.

Is the Subaru Forester Wilderness lifted?

Yes, the Subaru Forester Wilderness is lifted to provide 9.2-inches of ground clearance. But any lifted off-road vehicle needs more than just ground clearance; with new bumpers that optimize approach/departure angles and standard skid plate armor, you'll be able to tackle the toughest obstacles with ease when you choose a Forester Wilderness.

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1Maximum towing capacity varies by trim level. Trailer brakes may be needed. See your retailer for details.

2EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with driving conditions and your vehicle's condition.