Whether you're loading up book bags in the morning or suitcases on the weekend, cargo space really comes in handy. For drivers and families in Syracuse, Oneida, and Liverpool, there's plenty to explore. As such, you'll need a car like the Subaru Forester that's capable of carrying everything you need.

How capable is it, though? How much can it hold?

The team at Bill Rapp Subaru takes a look at everything this car can carry with this review of the 2021 Subaru Forester cargo space dimensions.

2021 Subaru Forester Trunk Space

As an all-wheel drive crossover, the 2021 Subaru Forester is designed to accommodate whatever you and your family or friends need to carry.

It's made to be as accessible for families going on vacation as it is for outdoor lovers loading lots of cargo for their expedition.

With a body that's 71.5 inches wide and 67.5 inches tall, the Subaru Forester has plenty of room to carve out a big trunk.

The trunk itself provides 31.1 cubic feet of space for storage. To give you more room and options, 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks come standard. Then, to make folding the seats as easy as possible, there's an available one-touch folding rear seatback. With just the push of a button, you can more than double your trunk space.

Whether you fold them manually or upgrade to the automatic option, with the back seats folded down, you'll have a total of 76.1 cubic feet of trunk space for cargo.

You'll have easy access to that trunk space, too, with an available power rear gate that includes automatic close, a height memory function, and a vehicle lock button. 

Forester Passenger Room

The 2021 Subaru Forester also leaves plenty of room for your most important cargo: your family and friends.

At 182.1 inches long, there's still plenty of space for five people to sit comfortably. 

Front Legroom:

43.3 inches

Front Headroom:

41.2 inches

Rear Legroom:

39.4 inches

Rear Headroom:

39.6 inches

Altogether, there's 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume. With that kind of space, if a passenger needs to access a bag or backpack during the drive, they can comfortably keep it in the seating area with them if they choose.

2021 Subaru Forester Extra Cargo Capability

What about those times when you can't fold down the seats? How does the 2021 Subaru Forester fare when it's filled with five people? Luckily, that's not a problem!

The Forester has more cargo options than meet the eye. For starters, there's standard cargo-area underfloor storage.

In addition to being capable, the trunk also makes storage convenient. There's an available removable cargo area tray and cover as well as cargo-area grocery bag and tie-down hooks.

Roof rails are available, too, and let you tie down longer items, like snowboards, kayaks, or a Christmas tree. For towing your biggest cargo, like a trailer or a boat, add the available trailer hitch. With this piece of equipment, the 2021 Subaru Forester has a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds.

Test Drive the Subaru Forester

It's clear the 2021 Subaru Forester can carry and transport whatever you need while traveling around Syracuse, Liverpool, and Oneida.

To see all the 2021 Subaru Forester cargo space for yourself, explore our Forester models in our online showroom. Then, visit or give us a call at Bill Rapp Subaru to take one for a test drive!

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