2016 Subaru Forester Options and Upgrades Page

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2015 Forester rear seatback protector
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2016 Subaru Forester optional rear bumper cover step pad, splash guards, rear corner moldings and side window drip moldings
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear bumper cover step pad, splash guards, plus rear corner moldings and side window drip moldings (both dealer installed only)

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2014 forester with rear gate cargo net, rear seatback and 2 side cargo nets
all 4 optional cargo nets- seatback, the 2 side nets, and the one by the gate. with rear bumper cover
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2014 subaru forester optional sport grill next to the standard grill
Subaru Forester optional sport grill (left) next to the standard grill (right)
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2016 Subaru Forester optional front Sport Grill, dark gray shown
2016 Forester optional front Sport Grill, dark gray shown

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2016 Subaru Forester Eyesight system with new for 2016 Starlink connected service buttons
2016 Subaru Forester Eyesight system with new for 2016 Starlink connected service buttons

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2016, 2-15 Subaru Forester eyesight cameras
2016, 2015 Subaru Forester optional Eyesight cameras

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2014 forester optional body side moldings, ice silver shown
with optional body side moldings, ice silver shown
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2016 Subaru Forester optional trailer hitch- 1.25" receiver. Includes insert and 4 pin wired connector
2016 Subaru Forester optional trailer hitch- 1.25" receiver. Includes insert and 4 pin wired connector

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EXTERIOR OPTIONS
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2016 Subaru Forester optional aero cross bars mount on the factory roof rails.  150 pound capacity.
2016 Subaru Forester optional aero cross bars mount on the factory roof rails.  150 pound capacity
2016 Subaru Forester Touring with optional body side moldings, rear bumper underguard, rear bumper protector, splash guards. Burnished bronze shown.
2016 Subaru Forester Touring with optional body side moldings, rear bumper underguard, rear bumper protector, splash guards. Burnished Bronze color shown.
Subaru Forester passenger side dimming outside mirror with approach lighting
the passenger side outside mirror showing the optional approach light.
Subaru Forester optional auto dimming outside rear view mirror
the entire center is dark! The center of the dimming outside side view mirror with approach lighting darkens automatically when the rear view mirror detects a bright light approaching from behind at night. In this photo the white arrow points to the darkened area, the black arrow points to the mirror's edge which doesn't darken
optional rear bumper cover
optional rear bumper cover step pad
subaru forester with chrome exhaust tip
Exhaust tip is optional on 2.5i and Premium. Standard on Limited and Touring and XTs


2016 Subaru Forester optional splash guards
2016 Subaru Forester optional splash guards, rear shown
2016 Subaru Forester optional splash guards, front shown
2016 Subaru Forester optional splash guards, front shown. Optional side molding.
2016, 2015, 2014 forester, optional splash guard mud flap, front shown
optional splash guards mud flaps. front shown
2016, 2015, 2014 optional subaru forester mud flap splash guard, rear shown
optional rear splash guard, rear on a dark gray car shown
optional front splash guard on a white subaru forester
front splash guard on a white car
2016 Subaru Forester optional front door embossed metal sill plates
2016 Subaru Forester optional front door embossed metal sill plates
2016 Subaru Forester optional dealer installed window rain drip vent moldings
2016 Subaru Forester optional dealer installed window rain drip vent moldings
2016 Subaru Forester optional dealer installed window rain drip vent moldings
2016 Subaru Forester optional dealer installed window rain drip vent moldings
2016 Subaru Forester optional dealer installed window rain drip vent moldings
2016 Subaru Forester optional dealer installed window rain drip vent moldings
2016 Subaru Forester optional dealer installed window rain drip vent moldings
2016 Subaru Forester optional dealer installed window rain drip vent moldings
2016 Forester optional body side moldings, dark gray shown
2016 Forester optional body side moldings, dark gray shown
2016 Forester optional body side moldings, dark gray shown
2016 Forester optional body side moldings, dark gray shown
2016 Forester optional body side moldings, dark gray shown
2016 Forester optional body side moldings, dark gray shown


2016 Forester 2.5 and 2.0XT Touring has chrome rocker panel trim strip
2016 Forester 2.5 and 2.0XT Touring has chrome rocker panel trim strip. Shown with optional body side molding. 2.5 Touring shown with the silver wheels



2014 forester outside mirror with approach lighting
the new for 2014 optional approach lighting is a little LED light in the 2 outside mirrors that illuminates the side of the car and the door handle. It comes on when the car is unlocked or a door is opened.
In this image the interior map light is on for reference, but you can see how the door and handle is lit

forester approach light in the auto dimming outside mirrors
here's the approach light on during the day. Its small but very bright. The outside mirrors also automatically darken when the bright lights from another car hits it
14 subaru forester auto dimming outside mirror with approach lighting
close-up of the approach light (not lit) with a Subaru Logo! its a small but very bright LED
optional auto dimming outside rear view mirror is all new for subaru
the entire center is dark! this is a great option. all new for Subaru.  The center of the dimming outside side view mirror with approach lighting darkens automatically when the rear view mirror detects a bright light approaching from behind at night. In this photo the white arrow points to the darkened area, the black arrow points to the mirror's edge which doesn't darken
2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards, shown with body side moldings
closeup of the 2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
closeup of the 2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
closeup of the 2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
closeup of the 2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
closeup of the 2016 Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
2016 Quartz Blue Forester with option door edge guards- driver's door shown
2016 Quartz Blue Forester with option door edge guards- driver's door shown
2016 burnished bronze Subaru Forester optional door edge guards
2016 burnished bronze Subaru Forester optional door edge guards



subaru forester optional front bumper underguard
front bumper underguard, optional on 2.5 models (not XT)
2014 subaru forester optional front bumper underguard
optional front bumper underguard, available only on 2.5i models (not XT)
subaru forester optional front bumper underguard
optional front bumper underguard, not available on XTs
optional front bumper underguard on new subaru 2014 forester
optional front underguard. not available on XTs
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear bumper underguard and rear bumper cover, shown on a burnished bronze Touring model
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear bumper underguard and rear bumper cover, shown on a burnished bronze Touring model
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear bumper underguard and rear bumper cover, shown on a burnished bronze Touring model
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear bumper underguard and rear bumper cover, shown on a burnished bronze Touring model


subaru forester optional rear bumper underguard
optional rear bumper underguard, available on 2.5i models
optional rear bumper underguard, subaru forester
the optional rear bumper underguard, 2.5i models only
close-up on rear bumper underguard, optional on 2.5i foresters
close-up of optional rear bumper underguard shown on Forester Premium. Only available on 2.5i models
optional rear bumper underguard, burinshed bronze color
optional rear bumper underguard, burnished bronze shown
close-up of optional rear bumper underguard, burnished bronze shown
close-up of optional rear bumper protector and rear bumper underguard
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2016 Subaru Forester optional front Sport Grill, on a dark gray Forester
2016 Subaru Forester optional front Sport Grill, on a dark gray Forester
2016 Subaru Forester optional front Sport Grill, on a dark gray Forester
2016 Subaru Forester optional front Sport Grill, on a dark gray Forester
2016 Subaru Forester optional front Sport Grill, on a dark gray Forester
2016 Subaru Forester optional front Sport Grill, on a dark gray Forester
2016 Subaru Forester optional front Sport Grill, on a dark gray Forester
2016 Subaru Forester optional front Sport Grill, on a dark gray Forester
2016 Subaru Forester optional front Sport Grill, on a white Forester
2016 Subaru Forester optional front Sport Grill, on a white Forester

2014 subaru forester  foglight
front fog lights optional on 2.5i and Premium, , standard on Limited, Touring, and XT. marine blue shown
2014 forester 2.5i and premium model driver control with optional fog lights
the 2.5i and Premium model with optional fog lights has the on/off switch on the driver controls. Limited, Touring and XT model fog light switch is on the turn signal/headlight stalk

2014 forester 1.25" trailer hitch
1 1/4" trailer hitch comes wired with an insert

close-up of 2014 subaru forester trailer hitch
close-up of the forester's 1 1/4" hitch

installing a 2014 subaru forester trailer hitch
installing a Forester trailer hitch at the dealer. Note the drain on the upper right? Its is for the moonroof

installing a subaru forester trailer hitch
installing a hitch at the dealer. the bumper skin is on the table as the Forester hitch gets installed
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear corner moldings. Right rear corner shown. They're dealer installed only.
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear corner moldings. They're dealer installed only. Right rear corner shown.
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear corner moldings. They're dealer installed only. Driver/left rear corner shown
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear corner moldings. They're dealer installed only. Driver/left rear corner shown
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear corner moldings. They're dealer installed only. Right rear corner shown
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear corner moldings. They're dealer installed only. Right rear corner shown. Also with optional rear bumper cover.

2014 subaru forester optional side window rain drip moldings
optional side window rain drip moldings, dealer installed
forester rain drip side window moldings
these optional side window molding help keep rain out when the window is slight open

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INTERIOR OPTIONS

Subaru Forester eyesight cameras
2015 Subaru Forester optional Eyesight cameras
close-up of Subaru's optional eyesight camera
close-up of Subaru's optional eyesight camera, don't touch the lens
2015 Forester rear seatback protector
new option for 2015 Forester rear seatback protector
2015 forester with rear cargo tray and new optional rear seatback protector
2015 forester with rear cargo tray, rear bumper cover,  and new for 2015 optional rear seatback protector


2016 Forester with optional 100w rear power outlet
the 110w power outlet is on the back of the center console
closeup of the 2016 Forester with optional 100w rear power outlet
closeup of the 2016 Forester with optional 100w rear power outlet
closeup of the 2016 Forester with optional 100w rear power outlet
closeup of the 2016 Forester with optional 100w rear power outlet




2016, 2015, 2014 subaru forester cargo cover, cargo tray, rear bumper cover step pad
optional cargo tray and cover, with rear bumper cover. yes it was raining
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear seatback and two side cargo nets
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear seatback and two side cargo nets
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear seatback and two side cargo nets
2016 Subaru Forester optional
side cargo net and rear seatback cargo net
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear seatback cargo net
2016 Subaru Forester optional rear seatback cargo net






2016, 2015, 2014 Subaru Forester optional dog guard compartment separator
Subaru Forester with optional dog guard compartment separator.
2016, 2015, 2014 subaru forester dog guard compartment separator
dog guard compartment separator
close-up of 2016, 2015, 2014 Forester dog guard- it goes where the luggage cargo cover goes
close-up of the Forester dog guard- see the arrow, it goes where the luggage cargo cover goes so you can't have both


2014 forester optional footwell interior illumination kit. Driver's side, blue shown
the optional footwell interior illumination ambient light. Available in either blue or red. Blue shown on the driver's side. Softly illuminates both the driver and passenger footwells.
2014 forester interior illimination light, blue shown
footwell interior illumination light under the glovebox on the passenger side, available blue or red, blue shown. On both driver and passenger sides. Brightness sets with dash rheostat
2014 forester remote engine start key bob
remote engine start - 2 separate remote starts supplied. With pushbutton start (Eyesight Pkg), the remote start is integrated into the keyless access fob
Subaru Forester optional medal gas and brake pedals. also all weather rubber floor mat
Subaru Forester optional medal gas and brake pedals. also all weather rubber floor mat