What can we expect from the new 2017 Subaru Forester? Let’s find out together. It will be a fun to drive vehicle with a competitive list of features. Its above average off-road ability, roomy cabin with great visibility and a full list of standard safety features will definitely attract a wide range of potential shoppers. I am talking about the car with good value that promises good ride. As for the rivals in this highly competitive segment of the industry, I can mention the Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape and the Mazda CX-5.
2017 Subaru Forester Redesign
The new 2017 Subaru Forester sports a simple and practical exterior design. This small crossover SUV will be enriched with some updates. First of all, up front, we can notice a new hexagonal front grille. Its front fascia is redesigned, looks very attractive, sleek LED headlights are here to stay and I cannot forget the rear LED taillights. I must mention redesigned 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheels. We are able to choose between six trim levels. The first three options are the 2.5i, 2.5i Premium and 2.5i Limited. The remaining models are 2.5i Touring, 2.0XT Premium and the last one is the 2.0XT Touring model.
The interior design of the new 2017 Subaru Forester is interesting. Its cabin is conceived to secure quality ride for five people and the seat comfort will satisfy passengers. As for the updates and changes, it features new door seals and the steering wheel is also redesigned. As for the standard equipment, we can find power windows and door locks, Bluetooth, a driver information display and smartphone app integration. It will have a 6.2-inch Starlink touchscreen audio. Furthermore, a four-speaker sound system, a rearview camera and a height-adjustable driver seat are also present. As we all know, this car is one of the safest crossovers on the market, thus, the new 2017 model is not an exception. Its safety department includes ABS, brake assist, daytime running lights and rollover sensors. Among other features, there are front, side, driver’s knee and curtain airbags. Its EyeSight driver-assist system is also enriched and improved. I can mention more accurate color cameras, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring and much more.
2017 Subaru Forester Engine
Under the hood of the new 2017 Subaru Forester we are able to find two engine options. The first one is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with the total strength of 170 horses and 174 lb-ft of torque and it will be matched with a 6-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). On the other hand, the 2.0XT Premium and 2.0XT Touring models will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with the total output of 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. And on the end, I must say that in models, the all-wheel drive is standard.
2017 Subaru Forester Release Date and Price
The new 2017 Subaru Forester has been already available to potential customers and the starting price of the vehicle is $22,595.