Subaru Family SUVs

Selecting the right vehicle for your family means considering a number of important factors, including how it may work for your lifestyle. Comfort and safety may be high on the list for families looking for an SUV that can take them from dropping the kids off at school, to the grocery store, to family vacations. With five impressive family SUV offerings, Subaru combines its world-renowned safety features with accommodations your entire family needs, wherever life takes you. 


State-of-the-Art Safety Technology

Beyond the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system that comes standard in every model, your Subaru family SUV also comes equipped with features designed to help prioritize safety:

Subaru EyeSight®

EyeSight Driver Assist Technology implements a set of dual color cameras to scan your surroundings for pedestrians, traffic, and road hazards. EyeSight also optimizes cruise control, alerts you if you drift outside your lane, and can engage Pre-Collision Braking to help avoid collisions.

Explore EyeSight to learn more about how this useful system works.

Subaru DriverFocus®

DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System uses a dedicated camera to monitor your eye and head position while driving and alerts you if it senses you are distracted, begin to nod off, or take your eyes off the road. DriverFocus is only operational when you are driving and can be disabled with the touch of a button.

All-Around Awareness Technologies

Subaru SUVs offer additional safety technology options for added protection:

  • Blind-Spot Detection uses sensors to detect vehicles in your blind spots. It engages a visual indicator in the corresponding side mirror to alert you.
  • Lane-Change Assist uses sensors and side mirror indicators if another vehicle is rapidly approaching as you’re signaling a lane change.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert uses radar sensors to detect traffic approaching from the sides as you are backing up and notifies you with audio and visual indicators.
  • Reverse Automatic Braking enables your Subaru to stop itself while backing up to avoid a hazard or other objects.

Subaru Family SUV Child Safety Features

Your Subaru family SUV offers a variety of features made with child safety in mind.

LATCH Child Safety Rear Seat System

LATCH, or Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, is an automotive industry-wide system created to make it easier to install child safety seats. The rear seats of your Subaru family SUV are equipped with special anchors that attach to hooks and a strap in your child’s rear- or forward-facing car safety seat.

Rear Child Door Locks

Each of the rear doors of your Subaru SUV are equipped with child safety locks. When the lever on each door is in the “lock” position, the door cannot be opened from the inside—only from the outside. This feature is designed to help prevent kids from accidentally opening the door while the car is in motion.

AWD Family SUV For Any Adventure

With its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system, your Subaru family SUV is equipped to help you navigate challenging terrain, winding roads, steep hills, and inclement weather. Unlike traditional 4WD, Subaru Symmetrical AWD is constantly engaged, helping to improve your family car’s handling, traction, and overall performance – all while leading your family on one adventure after another.


X-MODE is a feature that enhances the already-powerful Subaru AWD system to provide extra performance when you need it most. Activate X-MODE on icy hills, snowy roadways, or muddy off-road excursions to improve your vehicle’s grip and stability. The Subaru Wilderness lineup is even further equipped for the most adventurous families with X-MODE Dual Mode System.

Learn more about X-MODE.


Built to Last

There’s comfort in having long-lasting, reliable transportation that will take you from today’s family road trips to tomorrow’s family outings, year after year. About 96% of Subaru vehicles sold in the past 10 years are still on the road today.

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Assistance Available with a Simple Press of a Button

Your Subaru can also help you connect to essential services when your family needs them most. Should you and your family find yourselves in distress, Subaru safety features such as STARLINK and more are available at the press of a button.

Subaru STARLINK Safety and Security

SUBARU STARLINK® Connected Services is an in-vehicle technology system that uses an on-board wireless network. It links with the MySubaru App, which can be downloaded to your smartphone. This system allows you to access emergency services, share and receive vital information, and control convenience and safety features. STARLINK Safety and Security offers vital services including: 

  • Automatic Collision Notification
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery
  • Vehicle Diagnostic Alerts
  • Additional Remote Services 

Explore STARLINK Safety and Security and its full range of features.

Comfortable and Connected Family SUVs

From ergonomically designed adjustable seats that keep controls and storage within an arm’s reach to high quality materials and upholstery used throughout the cabin, Subaru carefully considers all aspects of the passenger experience. Whether you’re on your daily commute or a long road trip, features such as noise insulation and integrated technology and entertainment features are incorporated into your Subaru family car to make for a more enjoyable ride – no matter how long or short the trek!

Spacious Comfort

Ample interior headroom and legroom allow passengers of all heights to enjoy the ride in a Subaru SUV space without feeling cramped. Spacious door openings allow for easier access for family members who need car seats, use special equipment, or have mobility challenges that might require assistance. Adding to the roomy atmosphere is an exceptional multi-zone climate system that allows air to flow comfortably throughout your Subaru SUV. Certain models, such as the Subaru Ascent and Subaru Forester are also equipped with a panoramic moonroof option that opens the cabin up to pleasant natural light.

Versatile Cargo Space

On a family car trip, you’re not just transporting the whole family, you’re also taking everyone’s gear and luggage along for the ride. Subaru SUVs make efficient use of space and offer expandable cargo storage. Rear gates are designed with extra wide openings to accommodate large items like bicycles, toboggans, strollers, and more. For added convenience, the Power Rear Gate option opens and closes the cargo space with just the push of a button.

All Subaru SUVs – including the Forester, Ascent, Outback, Crosstrek, and Solterra–offer added versatility within and beyond the trunk space by way of adjustable flat-folding rear seatbacks that allow a 60/40-split. On top of maximizing passenger comfort, this allows you to fit everything from kids’ bikes and sports equipment for adventurous family outings to groceries and strollers for everyday activities. Optional roof rails and under floor space add even more storage potential.

Subaru STARLINK Multimedia

Beyond offering convenient safety and security services, SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia links with your smartphone, to allow you access to your phone’s GPS navigation, your favorite music and podcast apps, as well as standard calling and messaging. STARLINK also works to help you cue up your kids’ favorite streaming programs to keep them entertained on long car trips. It works with standard wireless Apple CarPlay® and/or Android Auto™ integration, giving you easy access via your Subaru SUV infotainment touchscreen. If you prefer an even more connected experience, built-in multimedia navigation powered by TomTom® is available, and you can also add in-vehicle WiFi.


Cabin Connect

Cabin Connect is a feature available on certain trims of the Subaru Ascent. With the push of a button, Cabin Connect sends your voice to your vehicle’s rear speakers, allowing you to easily communicate with passengers in the back row of seats without taking your eyes off the road.

All Electric AWD Family SUV

The all-electric Subaru Solterra combines the longevity and reliability Subaru has long been known for, alongside forward-thinking innovation designed with the planet in mind. The Solterra is the first-ever EV built with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, offering safety, stability, and maneuverability. Equipped with a zero-emissions powertrain, this eco-friendly AWD family SUV is ready to take your whole family on your next adventure.

Explore the Subaru Solterra Electric Family SUV.

All Family Size SUV Models

Subaru Ascent

Built for 7 or 8 passengers, the Subaru Ascent is our largest vehicle offering. With three rows of seating and generous cargo space, the Ascent comfortably accommodates your whole family and all their gear. When the rear seats are unoccupied, they can be folded down to create even more storage.

Explore the Ascent.


Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback is one of our most recognizable family SUVs for a reason. With exceptional space for both comfort and cargo, the Outback also offers 9 different trims to choose from, giving you options to suit your family’s taste for adventure. And with its renowned Symmetrical AWD system, Outback has the power and performance to take your whole family on an adventure.

Explore the Outback.


Subaru Solterra

The all-electric Subaru Solterra was introduced in 2023. The innovative StarDrive® zero-emissions all-electric drivetrain works alongside Subaru Symmetrical AWD to deliver a safe, comfortable, and eco-friendly driving experience the whole family can appreciate.

Explore the Solterra.


Subaru Forester

One of the most popular Subaru models, the Forester is a crossover family SUV that seats 5 passengers comfortably and stylishly. With an extra wide rear gate opening to accommodate large cargo, the Forester is the ideal family vehicle to take to school or work, on errands, and on long trips without having to worry if it’ll fit all the necessities.

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Subaru Crosstrek

The Subaru Crosstrek offers SUV capability in a compact size. The Crosstrek also allows you to create extra storage by lowering rear seatbacks or packing gear on the roof racks. With up to 120.5 cubic feet of total interior space, the Crosstrek makes for a comfortable ride for all passengers, despite its economical size.

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