2021 Subaru Forester Tech Highlights | Harley Swain Subaru

The 2021 Subaru Forester can seat up to five passengers comfortably. It has 35.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seat and 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space when the back seats are folded down. This midsize SUV is a wonder of technology. Come to Harley Swain Subaru in Hermiston, OR, to test drive a 2021 Subaru Forester and check out all the technology features for yourself. 

Infotainment System by STARLINK                          

The infotainment system STARLINK Multimedia (a cloud-based Subaru app) comes with an 8-inch screen and a voice-activation system, so you can perform all your communication tasks hands-free. Smartphone connectivity and integration pairs with the STARLINK media center allowing drivers to make and receive phone calls, text messages and connect to their favorite apps such as music (SiriusXM is also an option), news, weather, audiobooks, podcasts, and an assortment of other multimedia entertainment sources safely without ever having to remove your hands from the steering wheel or divert your eyes from the road. It also has a built-in navigational system that is voice-activated and powered by TomTom. You'll never get lost again with this system to guide your way.

Entertainment System by STARLINK

This STARLINK entertainment system allows you to take entertainment with you. Any place you go, the kit is designed to make your trips in your 2021 Subaru Forester more enjoyable each and every time you head out on the highway. The iPad provides endless entertainment opportunities for you and your passengers. Your passengers can also use the built-in Wi-Fi and stream your favorite content and even browse the internet.  

The STARLINK entertainment system is well worth the money. In fact, it is a very affordable deal for the amount of entertainment it provides. It can be used anywhere you travel, too, so when you set out on a family trip with the kids in your 2021 Subaru Forester, make sure you bring it along for the ride. The kit includes two iPads with Wi-Fi, two Bluetooth headphone sets, and two iPad cases to keep everything together, so it doesn't get lost or damaged when not in use.

STARLINK Safety and Security

The STARLINK safety and security system provide an assortment of connected safety services to keep you and your passengers safe. They offer an advanced automatic collision notification system, which is similar to OnStar. It will notify an operator if the built-in technology alerts them that your Subaru Forester has been involved in an automobile accident. This is excellent technology, especially if you cannot find or use your cell phone to call for help. This SOS Emergency technology can get roadside help by pushing a button, which means no digging for a cell phone.

The remote engine starts with climate control technology is managed by your smartphone. With a click of the button on your key fob, your Forester will be warm and ready to go when you get in it. 

STARLINK concierge services work as a personal assistant. It helps with making restaurant and hotel reservations and navigation, and it will even schedule regular or necessary service appointments at the dealership.

Safety - Driver Focus Distraction Mitigation System

Subaru takes safety seriously and makes it a number one priority for their customers. According to the National Highway Transportation Department, more than a thousand people are injured in motor vehicle accidents every day because of a distracted driver.

The Driver Focus Distraction Mitigation System is now working with our award-winning Eyesight Driver Assist Technology for added safety. The Driver Focus system has been compared to having the best-robot co-pilot in the world traveling with you and your passengers. It provides alerts if you become sleepy or distracted. This awesome technology can remember up to five drivers' preferences for mirror positions, climate, and seat position and adjust all of them with a click of a button.    

All-Around Awareness

The all-around awareness safety technology provides drivers with alerts and warnings to help keep them and their passengers safe on the road.     

  • Blind-Spot Detection system - This system warns the driver when a vehicle enters their blind spots with a visual display on each of your Foresters side mirrors-alerting you to double-check your mirrors before changing lanes or turning.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert - This alert warns the driver that there is a vehicle or more than one coming from your side when you are backing up. A rear-vision camera improves the driver's visibility while driving in reverse. 
  • Reverse Automatic Braking - The 2021Subaru Forester can stop itself with reverse automatic braking to avoid hitting an object behind you that you do not see.
  • Automatic Emergency Braking - Much like the reverse automatic braking regular automatic braking stops the vehicle if an object is in front of the vehicle.

Performance - Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is designed to create equal stability while delivering the best possible supply of power for full traction in any road condition, including inclement weather. It has improved productivity and a faster reaction to road conditions with the maximum amount of traction available on slippery roads. 


The 2021 Subaru Forester's technology allows you to drive comfortably and feel safer, especially when your family is in the vehicle. The SUV also has a sunroof you can open with the touch of a button to let in the fresh air on long drives. The technology on this model is phenomenal.