Subaru Confirms a Forester Hybrid Is Coming For 2026

Both the 2024 and 2025 Subaru Foresters have the same 2.5-liter normally aspirated flat-four engine.

But soon, its range of powertrains will grow. Subaru said that the 2025 Forester will have a hybrid model a year after it comes out at the L.A. Auto Show on Thursday.

In Europe, Subaru did sell the last version of the Forester with an e-Boxer hybrid powertrain, so this won’t be the first Forester with an electric powertrain.

At the reveal news conference, the company didn’t say anything else about the powertrain.

There aren’t any hybrid Subarus in the U.S. right now, but a Crosstrek plug-in hybrid should be here soon.

he Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, and Hyundai Tuscon are all big competitors to the Forester.