Subaru Forester: P (Park) / R (Reverse) / N (Neutral) / D (Drive) / / D (Drive)

This position is for normal driving. The transmission shifts automatically and continuously into a suitable gear according to the vehicle speed and the acceleration you require. Also, while driving up and down a hill, the transmission assists and controls the driving performance and engine braking while corresponding to the road grade.

When more acceleration is required in the “D” position, depress the accelerator pedal fully to the floor and hold that position. The transmission will automatically downshift. In this case, the transmission will operate like a conventional automatic transmission. When you release the pedal, the transmission will return to the original gear position.

For models with manual mode, if one of the shift paddles behind the steering wheel is operated while driving in the “D” position, the transmission will temporarily switch to the manual mode. In this mode, you can shift into any gear position using the shift paddles. For details about the manual mode, refer to “Selection of manual mode”. Once the vehicle speed stabilizes, the transmission will switch from the manual mode back to the “D” position for normal driving.

    N (Neutral)D (Drive)

    This position is for restarting a stalled engine. In this position, the transmission is neutral, meaning that the wheels and transmission are not locked. Therefore, the vehicle will roll freely, even on the slightest incline unless the parking brake or foot brake is applied. Avoid coasting wit..

    Selection of manual mode (if equipped)

    Type A Type B With the vehicle either moving or stationary, move the select lever from the “D” position to the “M” position to select the manual mode...

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    Subaru Forester 2019-2021 Owners Manual: High beam assist function (if equipped)


    NOTE The high beam assist function utilizes the stereo camera installed at the position of the front map lights. For details on how to handle the stereo camera, refer to the Owner’s Manual supplement for the EyeSight system. The high beam assist function automatically changes the headlight from high beam to low beam (or vice versa)...

    Subaru Forester 2019-2021 Owners Manual: Power rear gate (if equipped)


    WARNING When operating the power rear gate, observe the following precautions. Ignoring the precautions may result in an injury (e. g., anyone’s body is hit against the rear gate or is caught in the rear gate, etc.) Make sure there are no people around the rear gate...

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    Average fuel consumption

    Subaru Forester. Average fuel consumption

    Displays the driving range per gallon of fuel Displays the driving range per liter of fuel Displays the fuel consumption per 100 km

    This display shows the average rate of fuel consumption since the trip meter was last reset.

    Subaru Forester. Average fuel consumption

    TRIP RESET switch

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