2017 Subaru Forester Gets Pricier, More Fuel Efficient

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Priced from $22,395 excluding destination and delivery charges, the 2016 Subaru Forester is a tried-and-tested compact crossover. For the 2017 model year, however, prices go up from $125 to $525, depending on the chosen configuration.
This increase comes courtesy of more standard equipment, which is why the customer isn’t at a loss even though they pay more money for the same car. Slated to arrive at North American retailers later this summer, the 2017 Subaru Forester prides itself on “revised styling, new driver assist technologies, more interior comfort, and better fuel economy.” Let’s go through all of these details, one at a time.

On the styling front, the Japanese crossover receives a more modern front bumper cover and a hexagonal grille aligned to the latest design language. Headlights with signature c-shaped motif and a black inner bezel and rear combination lights with LED illumination also one-up the appearance of the Forester. Inside, the most prominent newity is an updated steering wheel.

From the driver’s perspective, the 2017 Subaru Forester boasts a quicker steering ratio (14.0:1 vs. 15.5:1). The new EyeSight Driver Assist Technology suite includes Lane Keep Assist. Both driver and passengers will appreciate that the Forester is more comfortable than before thanks to additional soundproofing, underfloor insulation, an acoustic windshield, thicker door glass, and different door seals.

Customers who don’t want to make the jump from natural aspiration to forced induction will be glad to know that the 170 horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer is a little bit more efficient than the same engine in the 2016 Subaru Forester. The 2017 model year with the continuously variable transmission gets a bump of 2 miles per gallon in the city, the EPA rating rising to 26 miles per gallon (9 liters/100 km). The cheapest CVT-equipped Forester is priced at $23,595 sans the $875 destination and delivery, making it $1,000 more costly than the manual model. Additional pricing information is available in the release below.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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