Subaru Forester Lease Deals

Looking to lease a Subaru Forester? With FVL, leasing a Subaru Forester is an economical way to drive a brand-new car without having to pay the full purchase price. Compare our cheapest Subaru Forester lease deals starting at £517 by clicking on the range below.

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Which Subaru Forester is Ideal for You?

The Subaru Forester is a compact crossover SUV manufactured by Japanese Automaker Subaru since 1997.

Now in its 5th generation, it was initially based on the famous Subaru Impreza in the style of a tall station wagon. The 5dr front engine All-Wheel drive SUV borrowed the famous 2.5 litre DOHC boxer engine from the earlier Subaru Outback, making this a rugged SUV, a high-performance off-roader.

The 2022 facelift version of the Forester pulls no punches with its no-nonsense approach to pure engineering, evolving now into a self-charging hybrid. The permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (SAWD) gives you year-round confidence on the road, and the 220m ground clearance gives you performance off the road.

Disclaimer: Please note that the specifications listed below were correct at the time of writing and based on availability. Specs and availability should always be checked before agreeing to our leasing deals.

Subaru E-Boxer Engine

The boxer engine on the Subaru makes the car unique; unlike other engine designs, Subaru's boxer engine features Pistons that move in opposition to each other due to its unique horizontal layout giving rise to benefits such as a lower-mounted engine this lowers the car's centre of gravity giving the vehicle better overall weight distribution making the vehicle more resistant to side-to-side motion and roll when cornering or breaking another.

Naturally balanced, the boxer engine generates less vibration, which creates less wear on the engine and results in a quieter driving experience.

Apart from the horizontally opposed “Boxer” engine, the Subaru Forester has a Lineartronic™ Gearbox that uses varying-width pulleys that produce more efficient power, sending torque to the wheels without gearchange interruption, making it smoother, quicker and fuel efficient.

Subaru X-Mode

Subaru's X- Mode with hill descent control provides a helping hand under challenging conditions and is fitted as standard across the SUV range, giving driver confidence at all times. Activated at the touch of a button X-Mode takes control of the engine transmission, the symmetrical all-wheel drive, brakes and other components to provide the best traction and grip in difficult conditions; all you have to do is steer.

Hill descent control ensures that the speed of your vehicle stays constant, managing the breaking to provide a controlled descent.

Subaru Forester Powertrains 

The Forester Self charging hybrid uses a petrol 2.0l engine, 12.3kw (16bhp) electric motor, and a small lithium -ion-battery that seamlessly switches as conditions require.

  • Petrol 2.0 litre + 12. kw EM, Linear Automatic 150 bhp (Combined) CO2185

Subaru Forester Trim Levels

There are 3 trim levels to choose from; standard key features across the range are:

  • 2.0l Petrol e-Boxer Engine + Electric Motor
  • Permanent Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission
  • X-Mode with Hill Descent 
  • EyeSight Driver Assist (Blindspot, Pedestrian detection)
  • Reversing Camera
  • Keyless Entry and Start
  • 8” Touchscreen with AppleCarplay™ and Android Auto™
  • 6.3” LCD MI Display
  • LED Headlights with High Beam Assist
  • Heated Seats
  • Dual Climate Control

Subaru Forester XE Lineartronic 

Key Features over Standard:

  • 17” Alloys Wheels
  • Power Folding Mirrors 
  • Roof Rails Silver
  • Fabric Seats

Subaru Forester Sport Lineartronic 

Key Features over Forester XE:

  • 18” Dark Alloy Wheels
  • Red/Orange Accents bumper
  • Black Painted Roof with colour accents 
  • Privacy Glass
  • Black Power Folding Mirrors
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Fabric Seats with Red /Orange accents
  • Power Tailgate

Subaru Forester Premium XE Lineartronic 

Key Features over Forester XE:

  • 18” Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  • Sunroof
  • Leather Seats
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel

Subaru is a unique brand, and there is no doubt that leasing a Subaru is an excellent choice, offering a high level of technology and engineering. 

One of the main advantages of Personal or Business Contract Hire is that it can help you budget more effectively. Your monthly payments are fixed, so you'll always know exactly how much you must set aside. This can be particularly useful if you're worried about your expenses increasing.

Other benefits of choosing a Contract Hire deal include a low initial payment and the ability to personalise your lease to suit your needs. Plus, with many different Subaru models available on lease, you can get a higher-specification car for your budget.

How does leasing a Subaru Forester work?


Start by browsing our latest in stock special offer lease deals to see what works for you.


Learn about the 2023 Subaru Forester range with car expert Steve Lumley. See pricing, specs and compare trims.


Select the duration of your contract, the mileage, and any additional add-ons you would like to include in your monthly rental price.

What you need to know about the Subaru Forester


  • A new Subaru Forester lease deal lets you avoid depreciation risk.
  • You won't have to worry about an MOT until your new Forester takes its 3rd birthday.
  • You'll enjoy the benefits of a manufacturer's warranty.
  • Leasing the Subaru Forester is a great choice, enables you to access low prices and helps you plan your monthly budget.


  • To lease a Subaru Forester you'll need to have a decent credit rating to be accepted.
  • You'll lease your new Forester and return it at the end of your agreement.
  • If owning a car at the end of your term is important to you other finance options may be more suitable.

Choosing your Subaru Forester lease deal

Subaru make a great range of stylish and innovative cars and the Subaru Forester is no exception! With flexible mileage options to suit your needs, our cheap Subaru Forester lease deals start from £517, so you can help keep your budget in check.

With over 25 years of experience under our belt, some call us the “grandfathers” of car leasing. And like all grandads, we go the extra mile for our family, sharing knowledge, wisdom, and insight to help you make the best choices.

Leasing a Subaru Forester with FVL

You can enquire online or place your order over the phone – whichever you prefer. When you lease with FVL you can be assured that you are dealing with experts. We are BVRLA approved, and partner with the UK's top organisations to help match you to an affordable Subaru Forester deal that meets your needs. We are also regulated by the FCA, so you can trust we know a thing or two about cars.

We are proud to be known for our stellar customer service and transparent communication, with a 4.82-star rating on Give us a call to discuss your needs and we'll find you a great deal. 

  • Is the Subaru Forester a good car?

    The Subaru Forester is a well-made and robust SUV that has a spacious cabin and all-wheel drive. It’s renowned for its reliability and solid build.

  • What engine does the Subaru Forester have?

    The Subaru Forester has just one engine choice, a 2.0-litre petrol unit with a mild-hybrid offering to boost fuel economy.

  • Should I buy or lease a Subaru Forester?

    With the amount of money that new cars can lose, leasing the Subaru Forester makes sense. If you are not fussed about owning the vehicle at the end, it can be the cheapest way to get into a brand-new car.

  • Is the Subaru Forester a safe car?

    The Subaru Forester scored the full five stars when crash tested by Euro NCAP and there are lots of safety features including autonomous emergency braking and rear cross traffic alert.

  • How long are Subaru Forester leases?

    You can lease a Subaru Forester for 24 months to 48 months through First Vehicle Leasing.