The fourth-generation Forester is entering its last phase and it will be replaced by the 5th generation model in 2019. So, the 2018 Subaru Forester gets a customary mid-cycle upgrade that will help it fight competition in this sector. Since its debut way back in 1997 when compact crossovers were not much in vogue like they are today, the Subaru Forester has covered a long journey!
2018 Subaru Forester – Dynamic Exterior and Interior
The 2018 Forester is likely to be offered in 6 trim choices. It will have colors like RightCrystal Black Silica, Ice Silver Metallic, Venetian Red Pearl and some more. The exterior styling has a nice balance of sharp lines and smooth curves. The headlamps are going to get a little more angular and Subaru style grille may also be a little modified for 2018. Select trims get roof rails, alloy wheels and Led headlamps.
The cabin of Subaru Forester is sleek and spacious for its class. Based on trim, you get either cloth or leather upholstery. The cabin is expected to be quieter owing to the usage of noise insulating materials all over.
2018 Subaru Forester – Drivetrain
The base trim of 2018 Subaru Forester is powered by a 2.5-liter engine with 170 hp and it gets a continuously variable automatic transmission. Top trim gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter unit with 250 hp and also all trims get Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Fuel economy is quite impressive. The Subaru Vehicle Dynamics Control enhances ride quality.
Upcoming Subaru Forester 2018 scores quite well in amenity and safety sections. SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia is offered in all trims as standard. Most trims get SUBARU STARLINK safety and security. Also, EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is available in top trims.
Base trim gets 17-inch steel wheels, rearview camera, Bluetooth, 6.2-inch touchscreen, smartphone app integration. The 2.5i Premium trim gets rear privacy glass, armrest with cup holders, panoramic sunroof, 7-inch touchscreen, automatic climate control, satellite radio. The 2.5i Limited trim comes with All-Weather package, power liftgate, automatic headlights and also leather upholstery. However, in the 2.5i Touring trim, there is 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights, keyless ignition, heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, upgraded sound system and driver-seat memory settings. 2.0XT Premium gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel, larger brakes and the sport-tuned suspension with more driving modes.
2018 Subaru Forester – Price and Release Date
The base trim price of 2018 Subaru Forester can be near $23,500. Its release date would be in late 2017.
Also, new Subaru Forester is a nice upgrade to the compact crossover reaching an end of a 4th generation. It offers solid value for the price.