2017 Subaru Forester XT Review, Touring, Limited, and Premium

The 2017 Subaru Forester XT is the redesign of the 2014 model with revised designing in its interior as well as the exterior. Its new driver assists technology, driving performance, and fuel economy has been upgraded. Subaru has always maintained its standard with the exceptional features of their cars. These features include security, ease, durability/resilience and drivability as the topmost priorities. There is always one feature present in Subaru which distinguishes it from the other cars. And this time it is the addition of brake-based torque vectoring.

2017 Subaru Forester XT front

2017 Subaru Forester XT – Stylish Design:

The exterior of the 2017 Forester has been upgraded or redesigned which differentiates it from the previous designs. A new hexagonal style grille and front bumper of the Subaru Forester XT have also been refined for naturally aspirated models. New hexagonal JDM style grille outlets with blacked out center section make this upgrade new and exclusive. The redesigned headlights have a glossier look. Headlights have been upgraded by having Subaru’s signature C-shaped motif and a black inner bezel on it. The rear combination lights also have a prominent C-shape with LED illumination. These new stylings and lighting elements provide excellent forward visibility to the car along with a more robust and distinctive look. The rear spoiler is now color matched with the body which is standard on XT Premium models; it further enhances its classy look. 2017 Touring model has Sepia Bronze Metallic exterior color.

Now come to the interior, a new Saddle Brown leather-trimmed fabric choice with contrast stitching is offered on Forester Touring trim levels. This special option also brings matching brown leather trim to the door panels along with the center console storage box lid and other inside particulars. The 2017 Subaru Forester XT model now features intuitive audio, Bluetooth and cruise control switches on an updated steering wheel design.

Certain trims feature two new aluminum alloy wheel design, each featuring a high-contrast black and machined finish. The new 18-in wheels are standard on 2.0XT trims.

2017 Subaru Forester XT interior

2017 Subaru Forester XT – Power Expectations:

WRX and the WRX STI’s active torque vectoring system have been installed in this model. The XT has been already sharing its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with the WRX. Therefore, it now gains this technology. The base engine remains to be a 2.0-liter flat floor, and modifications to the engine and the CVT that it is mated with on most models result in improved city or highway EPA fuel economy ratings of 26/32 mpg. That is a bump of 2 mpg in the city.

This system helps lessen understeer and keeps the vehicle on the driver’s planned cornering path. A faster gear ratio in the steering provides also the new Forester better hold and response to driver inputs. The Touring, Limited, and Premium models also support the X-mode traction support system as well incorporating the Hill Descent Control. Reverse Automatic Braking is also built-in on 2017 Limited and Touring models. This system senses any enormous objects when the vehicle is moving at a low speed in reverse.

2017 Subaru Forester XT side

2017 Subaru Forester XT – Price and Expected Release Date:

The 2017 Subaru Forester XT is said to be price ranged around $34,295. This expected price places it within the boundaries of affordable crossovers.

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