The new 2017 Subaru Forester will receive some minor tweaks in order to stay competitive on the market and to satisfy all the potential customers. The changes will be the part of the mid-cycle–refresh and we can hope for a lot of updated parts. The exterior will be revised, especially the front fascia. Also, the interior is nothing less good, and we can anticipate the addition of some new safety and high-tech features.
2017 Subaru Forester – Refreshed Appearance and Appealing Cabin
The exterior design of 2017 Subaru Forester will be modified in order to provide more style and to satisfy more customers. Everything will be improved, but let’s start from the front fascia. Here we can notice upgraded front grille that will be nicer than before. The headlights will be also different, and here we can hope for changes in the system.
The headlights will use LED accent lights which will be very useful if you drive in harsh weather conditions. Also, the same LED system we can look forward to the taillights and for the fog lights. Below the grille, we can notice nicely designed and very large front bumper. Here we can see already mentioned fog lights, but importantly large air intakes that will certainly boost the overall performance of the engine. At the sides, we can anticipate large aluminum wheels. However, we don’t know the exact size. The whole chassis will use a lot of aluminum materials in construction, which is very important for the fuel economy.
The cabin is also improved, but less than the exterior. However, we can expect some updates, like for example additional sound deadening under the floor. Also, this model will provide new door seals as well as an acoustic windshield. All the seats in the cabin will be covered with the premium leather, but besides leather, we can anticipate some aluminum parts inside. The steering wheel will also use leather as standard upholstery. The standard features inside the cabin are dual zone climate, most likely navigation system, adaptive cruise control, excellent audio, a lot of options for connectivity, as well as a lot of safety systems.
2017 Subaru Forester – Powertrain and Fuel Economy
The 2017 Subaru Forester will be powered by two engines. The first one will be 2.5-liter boxer-4 that will be capable of generating up to 170 horsepower at 5,800 rpm as well as 174 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm. This engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or the Lineartronic CVT automatic. With this engine, the fuel economy rate is 22/29 mpg (manual), 26/32 mpg (automatic).
The second engine option will be 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer-4 with the max power output of 250 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque at 2,000-4,800 rpm. This engine will be mated only to a High-Torque Lineartronic CVT and it will have fuel economy rate of 23/27 mpg.
2017 Subaru Forester – Release Date and Expected Price
The release date of 2017 Subaru Forester will be most likely this summer. The starting price will be around $23.000.