Subaru automaker have got it bang on with their Forester tagline- “there’s a whole lot to love.” And with their 2017 Subaru Forester, they are eagerly waiting to compete in the most popular segments of the auto market. Where other top similar models roll in with a friend and family practicality, city-convenient proportions and pouch-perfect labels, this perennially perfect SUV host everything to counter its major competition.
Opinions like the new Subaru Forester 2017 being old school in fashion and styling exist. But it’s boxy and upright designing results in big dividends in the sense of practicality. Ample space exists for cargo accommodation, and this is owing to its squared-off rear.
The 2017 Subaru Forester will come with 2 engine variants. They are as follows:
2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with an output of 250 HP at 5,600 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque existing in the range of 2,000-4,800 rpm. EPA ratings measure 23 mpg in city and 27 mpg on freeway.
Another variant is the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine having an output of 170 HP at 5,800 rpm and 174 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 rpm. The EPA ratings measure 22 mpg in city and 29 mpg on freeways for 6-speed manual transmission and 26 mpg and 32 mpg for CVT automatic transmission
Features and Safety
Plenty of updates is expected in this new Forester. They include extra noise insulators, a revised exterior design and updated EyeSight safety suite.
In an era where outward visibility and extra flashiness seems to be a trademark, the new 2017 Subaru Forester being simplistic appears handsome, tough and modern.
It’s appealing specs
EyeSight Driver assisting system-
It has been improved very recently. Its system makes use of a couple of color camera to look ahead. Plus it also incorporates numerous safety in corporations namely pre-collision brakes, adaptive cruise monitor system, lane parking assist, etc.
Hill descent controlling system with X-mode-
This is a Subaru exclusive and is not available in all Forester line-ups. The option exists on the dash on Forester trims namely – Standard, Touring and XT line-ups for bettering its off-terrain capabilities.
On pressing this option, the car will automatically:
- Control its throttle
- Optimize control of AWD
- Enhance traction control and stability
- Along with its Hill descent control feature.
2017 Subaru Forester Interior
This 2017 Subaru Forester comes with acoustic windshields, noise deadening beneath the floors and also fresh door seals. Its soft touch materials account for an upscale appeal. The cabin is also a lot quieter in contrast to its previous line-ups.
This Subaru Forester 2017 line-up will add up some subtle refinements to its already excellent cabin. This gives the cabin a sensible appeal and generous visually. The seats are covered with quality-proven saddle brown leather clothing with contrast stitching along with perforated leather clothing for rear seats. Also, the subtle countering on its rear seats makes it really comfortable for passengers traveling long distance.
Ample cargo space is also presented with Subaru Forester 2017 line-ups. It has 34.4 cubic feet of space at the back of the rear seats and a total of 74.7 cubic feet when the back seats are folded.
The exterior is just as classier. C-shaped LEDs and grille in the shape of a hexagon give it that peerless appeal in its fascia. Its headlights swirl with its steering wheels thereby ensuring enhanced visibility at night time.
Ground clearance measures 8.7 inches from the surface thus making it a convenient for snow environments. Fresh rear spoilers will also be noticed. Moreover the Forester line-up will roll upon 18-inch alloy wheels.
Price, Launch and Competition
The 2017 Subaru Forester price for 2.5-liter engine variant will be $34,645 and for 2.0-liter variant, it will be around $22.595. Competition will come from Ford Escapade and Honda CR-V. The car is already available in dealerships.