Subaru Introduces Special Edition Forester 2.5X AWD

Forester 2.5X AWD – Subaru Australia adds a new special edition to the MY23 Subaru Forester range, the Forester 2.5X AWD.  

Subaru Introduces Special Edition Forester 2.5X AWD

An absolute beloved classic, the Subaru Forester has been passed down through generations and adored by Australians since the very beginning. It’s an SUV built for owners to embrace epic adventures, spontaneous trips and everyday moments for memories that last a lifetime.

The special edition Subaru Forester 2.5X AWD will comprise familiar features and specification available in the Forester 2.5i AWD with some exclusive entertainment differences.

Based off the Subaru Forester 2.5i AWD, the Subaru Forester 2.5X AWD will exclusively feature an integrated 7-inch Alpine™ Audio Unit which introduces wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity*.

Subaru Australia’s Managing Director, Blair Read, said: “Subaru Forester is one of our most popular high-volume vehicles, with Australians opting to own this car due to its all-around capability, excellent visibility, comfort and reliable drivability.

“We’re delighted to bring the Subaru Forester 2.5X AWD to the Australian market and offer another great choice for Subaru customers.”

Priced at $37,890†, the Subaru Forester 2.5X AWD will be available in six exterior colours, Crystal White, Ice Silver, Horizon Blue, Magnetite Grey, Crimson Red and Brilliant Bronze.

Continuing Subaru’s commitment to utmost safety, the Subaru Forester 2.5X AWD will include all primary, active, preventative and protective safety technology available in the Forester 2.5i AWD.

Subaru Introduces Special Edition Forester 2.5X AWD

Subaru Forester 2.5X AWD changes

(compared to MY23 Subaru Forester 2.5i AWD)

Variances include:

  • Integrated 7-inch Alpine™ Audio Unit (removal of single CD player and Voice Command Recognition)
  • Wireless and/or wired Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity
  • 1 x USB-A connection
Entertainment Features Forester 2.5i AWD Forester 2.5X AWD
Infotainment screen 8-inch touchscreen 7-inch touchscreen
Wired Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity  


Wireless and/or wired Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™  


Integrated Bluetooth phone display and combination meter MID  



Single CD Player X
Over-the-air (OTA) update X
Voice Command Recognition X
USB-A connection/s 2 1
Auxiliary jack X X
AM/FM radio X X
Digital radio (DAB+) X X
Siri® compatibility X X
6 speakers X X
Bluetooth wireless technology with:
Handsfree mobile communication X X
Audio streaming X X

First deliveries are anticipated to commence prior to Christmas 2022.
More information will be available on next week. In the interim, customers can purchase their Subaru Forester 2.5X AWD now through their local Subaru Retailer.

* Compatible Apple® or Android™ device required.

† Prices are Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited’s Manufacturer’s List Prices only and include GST on the list price but exclude dealer delivery charges and all other government and statutory charges. For the drive away price of Subaru vehicles consumers should be advised to contact their local authorized Subaru dealer.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.