The Forester is a crossover utility vehicle produced by the Japanese auto division, Subaru. The model was introduced to the market in 1997, and it shared its platform with the 1992 model Subaru Impreza. The current model Forester has handled to gain a considerable fanatic following in spite of the intense antagonism, existing in the small crossover sports utility vehicle segment. The 2017 Subaru Forester is as relaxed in the desert as it is on the freeway because of the liberal ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive system. It is also designed to offer improved fuel economy and it comes equipped with adequate safety features, as well.
The 2017 model Forester will be released in six models that include 2.5i, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Premium, 2.51 Touring, 2.0XT Premium, and the 2.0XT Touring, among which the 2.5i is the base model. The major class competitors of the new Forester include the 2017 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, 2017 Honda CR-V, 2017 Toyota RAV4, 2017 Ford Escape, and the 2017 Mazda CX-5.
2017 Subaru Forester Redesign
The base model of the 2017 Forester comes equipped with a set of 17-inch steel wheels, wearing 225/60 R17 98H sized all-season tires as standard. It will be offered with a set of 17 x 7.0-inch sized six-spoke black aluminum-alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, roof rails, and a panoramic sunroof as an option.
On the other hand, the 2.5i Limited comes with standard external features, such as a rear roof spoiler, automatic headlights, fog lights, and an adjustable power liftgate, whereas the 2.5i Touring trim gets xenon headlights, rear folding seatbacks, and a set of 18-inch alloy wheels as standard.
Buyers choosing the 2.0XT Premium model comes with the rear roof spoiler, a sports suspension, and a set of 18-inch aluminum wheels.
The 2017 model Forester comes with six stunning body colors that include:
Crystal Black Silica.
Burnished Bronze Metallic
Crystal White Pearl.
Ice Silver Metallic.
Dark Gray Metallic.
Jasmine Green Metallic.
The new model Forester comes with the external dimensions of 181.5 inches in length, 70.7 inches in width, and 68.2 inches in height. The length of the wheelbase and the curb weight will be 103.9 inches and 3296 pounds (approx 1498 kg) respectively.
Subaru Forester 2017 Interior
The interior of the 2017 Subaru Forester comes with a roomy and well-appointed cabin, which is crammed with a bounty of luxurious features and immense safety scores.
Some of the standard interior features and accessories available for the base model include:
Adaptive cruise control.
Smartphone app incorporation.
Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.
StarLink technology interface of Subaru.
60:40-split folding back seatbacks
Height-modifiable driver seat.
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Some of the new Subaru Forester 2017 optional features include:
Back privacy glass.
Reclining back seatback.
Dual USB ports
Seven-inch touch-screen interface
Eight-way power driver seat
An improved sound system with six speakers.
2017 Subaru Forester interior
Alternatively, the 2.5i Limited model comes with standard internal features, such as hill descent control, leather upholstery, a cargo area tray, an improved media cluster, and an automatic double-zone temperature control.
The 2.5i Touring trim comes equipped with the Harman Kardon sound system with eight speakers, automatic triple-zone temperature control, and keyless start and entry as standard.
Buyers choosing the 2.0XT Premium standard internal features, like the refreshed informant cluster, a leather-wrapped steering wheel. For those choosing the new Subaru Forester 2.0XT, Touring 2017 model gets the same internal features as those of the 2.0XT Premium model, but they differ with respect to elite internal optional features.
The 2017 model Forester comes with the passenger volume of 108.0 cubic feet and a cargo capacity of 34.4 cubic feet.
The 2017 Subaru Forester comes equipped with different engines according to the models and the power requirements of buyers. As a result,
The base model 2.5i and the 2.5i Premium model come equipped with a four-cylinder powertrain with the displacement of 2.5 liters. This engine is finely tuned to offer the models the highest power of 170 horsepower and the maximum torque of 174 pounds per foot. The power unit will be mated to a six-velocity manual transmission system as standard and with a continuously variable transmission system as an option.
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When comes to fuel economy, the base and the 2.5i Premium models offer the mileage of 24 mpg when they are driven within the city limits, 32 mpg when they sprint on highways, and a combined mileage of 27 mpg when they are equipped with the continuously variable transmission system. When these models are equipped with the manual transmission system, they offer the mileage of 22 mpg when they are driven within the city limits, 29 mpg when they sprint on highways, and a combined mileage of 25 mpg.
Buyers who need more power and torque, they can opt for the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium or the 2.0XT Touring model. These models come equipped with a four-cylinder power plant with the displacement of 2.0 liters. This turbocharged powertrain will offer these models the highest power output of 250 ponies and the maximum twist of 258 pounds per foot. The powertrain will be mated only to the continuously variable transmission system.
When comes to fuel economy, these models offer the mileage of 23 mpg when they are driven within the city limits, 28 mpg when they sprint on highways, and a combined mileage of 25 mpg
All engines accelerate their respective models from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds with the top speed of 133 mph.
With these engines, the 2017 model Forester gets the maximum towing capacity of 2500 pounds (approx 1136 kg).
Base cost and the date of release
Latest news confirms that the 2017 Subaru Forester will be released for sale during the month of February 2017 in Japan. The rest parts of the world will get the new vehicle after a month of release of the vehicle in Japan. Regarding pricing, each model comes with a different price range. Accordingly,
The base model will be available at a starting price of $ 22,595.
The 2.5i Premium model will be available at a starting cost of $ 25,495.
The 2.5i Limited model will be available at a preliminary price of $ 29,195.
The 2.5i Touring model will be available at a starting cost of $ 31,295.
The 2.0XT Premium model will be available at an initial price of $ 29,295.
The 2.0XT Touring model will be available at an initial cost of $ 34,295.
2017 Subaru Forester photos