Archive for the ‘Subaru Forester’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Subaru Forester

Subaru went all in with the 2019 Forester, and it really paid off. When you add up the fresh, modern look, all that interior space, a little bit of extra power, and loads of updated safety tech, it’s hard not to be mesmerized by this amazing piece of machinery. Of course, looks and features are only half the story, though. What about the experience of being behind the wheel? How does the Forester handle quick maneuvers? How is it for long trips? Well, we spent some one-on-one time the 2019 Forester, and this is our experience.

PostHeaderIcon The Subaru Impreza STI and Forester STI e-Boxer Concepts Coming To Tokyo are Crazy Sexy

Automakers are gearing up for the Tokyo Auto Show, and it’s already proving to be a show of conceptual goodness. Outside of Mitsubishi’s interesting concepts Subaru will be in attendance with two pretty awesome concepts – the Forester STI e-Boxer and the Impreza STI. Both come wearing a beautiful helping of STI design to go with, most likely, limited performance. Here’s what we know about them so far.

PostHeaderIcon 7 Best Used Compact SUVs from 2016

Compact SUVs are the way to go these days. They are neither bulky like ladder-on-frame SUVs nor nimble like soon-to-be-extinct sedans. Compact SUVs are targeted to people from all walks of life; a performance SUV for the young-blood, a spacious SUV for families, and so on. Even the price bracket is huge. In this list, we have listed the best compact SUVs from 2016 that you can purchase on the used market.

PostHeaderIcon Off-Road Crossover Shootout – 2019 Toyota RAV4 Adventure Vs. 2019 Jeep Cherokee Vs. 2019 Subaru Forester

The Toyota RAV4 just marked its fifth generation for the 2019 model year, and now comes with a fresh Adventure grade designed specifically for light off-roading duty. The question is – how does it fare against established competitors like the Jeep Cherokee and Subaru Forester?

PostHeaderIcon Video Reviews for the 2019 Subaru Forester are Finally In and You Need to See Them

You may not be able to instantly tell by looking at it, but the 2019 Subaru Forester is an all-new vehicle riding on a new platform. Subaru has opted to keep it looking familiar so as not to upset the excellent image it’s created for it, but at the same time, its capabilities have been expanded in all directions.

PostHeaderIcon 10 Best Vehicle and Technology Innovations of 2018

The car industry never sleeps (except in August) and every year it provides us with numerous solutions to new problems, and with innovations that make us want new cars even more. This is a rundown of 10 awesome vehicle and technology innovations for 2018.

PostHeaderIcon 10 Best Vehicle and Technology Innovations of 2018

The car industry never sleeps (except in August) and every year it provides us with numerous solutions to new problems, and with innovations that make us want new cars even more. This is a rundown of 10 awesome vehicle and technology innovations for 2018.

PostHeaderIcon Subaru Forester

First hitting the scene in 1997, the Subaru Forester has seen a total of four generations come and go over the years. Now, there’s a new fifth generation for the compact crossover SUV making its big debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. Framed as the “roomiest, most capable and most versatile Forester ever made,” this latest five-door brings all the right stuff for those weekend getaways, not to mention fresh styling, loads and loads of space, a bit more power, and a fresh suite of safety tech to boot.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2019 Subaru Forester.

PostHeaderIcon 2018 New York International Auto Show – Worst In Show

We saw loads of good stuff at the New York International Auto Show this year, including a variety of sultry luxury machines like the Cadillac CT6 V-Sport and Audi RS5 Sportback, not to mention the stunning new Essentia EV GT concept from Genesis. However, as is inevitable these days, we found plenty of less-than-desirable debuts as well, five of which we’ve listed here for your communal derision.

Continue reading for the worst debuts from the 2018 New York International Auto Show.

PostHeaderIcon 2018 New York International Auto Show – Worst In Show

We saw loads of good stuff at the New York International Auto Show this year, including a variety of sultry luxury machines like the Cadillac CT6 V-Sport and Audi RS5 Sportback, not to mention the stunning new Essentia EV GT concept from Genesis. However, as is inevitable these days, we found plenty of less-than-desirable debuts as well, five of which we’ve listed here for your communal derision.

Continue reading for the worst debuts from the 2018 New York International Auto Show.

PostHeaderIcon 2019 Subaru Forester Adds Size And Safety, Scraps Turbo And Manual Gearbox

First introduced in 1997, the Subaru Forester has seen a total of four generations come and go, with last SJ model arriving back in 2013. Now, Subaru is introducing a brand-new fifth generation at the 2018 New York International Auto Show, and it looks to offer customers a more comfortable cabin and a safer ride. Unfortunately, the Forester’s turbocharged
variant, the XT, didn’t make the cut, and neither did the manual gearbox.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Subaru Teases the 2019 Forester Prior to its New York Debut in a Couple Weeks

Subaru has offered the Forester nameplate since 1997, with the latest fourth generation arriving in 2013. Now it’s looking like the Six Stars is gearing up for a new fifth-gen model, as previewed by a single shadowy teaser image ahead of a full reveal at the 2018 New York International Auto Show.

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The Full Story


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“The new Forester will employ a variety of styling cues from the various Viziv concepts we’ve seen over the years.”

Subaru’s practical new Forester SUV is headed for a full debut at the New York International Auto Show at the end of the month, and Subaru is previewing the generational changeover with a single shadowy teaser image showing a passenger-side C-shaped taillight.

As an all-new replacement for the outgoing fourth generation, the new Forester will employ a variety of styling cues from the latest Impreza production hatchback, not to mention the various Viziv concepts Subaru has been dropping over the last few years (toned down for production purposes, of course).

It’s also expected to get a bit of a dimensional increase as well, which will help to boost interior space overall. That’ll place the Forester just under the newly released Subaru Ascent SUV in terms of maximum interior room.

Look for the new Forester to get the very latest in Subaru’s Eyesight safety tech, tossing in features like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and automatic braking. Buyers will get a variety of equipment to choose from, such as leather trim, an upgraded stereo, automatic headlights, and more.

Under the skin, the new Forester will get the Subaru Global Platform for underpinnings. Otherwise known as SGP, the Forester will share its bones with the likes of the latest Impreza and XV.


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“Look for the new Forester to get the very latest in Subaru’s Eyesight safety tech.”

Subaru’s go-to boxer engine will be used for motivation. We could see a diesel option in overseas markets, but a hybrid is much more likely. Across the pond, performance enthusiasts will also likely get a go-faster tS version, which, unfortunately, won’t arrive in the U.S.

The new Forester will be offered exclusively with a CVT continuously variable automatic transmission. Extra grip courtesy of AWD will be standard, of course.

The Forester will go head-to-head with rivals like the Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5, the latter of which will get a new model on sale at the end of this year.

Pricing for the Scooby should slot in at around $23,000, which is a little more than the outgoing model.

Look for full details and more revealing images when the new Forester drops in New York in a few weeks.

References


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Read our full review on the 2018 Subaru Forester.


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PostHeaderIcon Subaru Forester 50th Anniversary Edition

Subaru used the 2018 Chicago Auto Show to launch special 50th Anniversary Edition models for each of its vehicles as a celebration of the five decades the Japanese automaker has been selling inside the U.S. While no mechanical upgrades are made, there are several visual changes that help distinguish the 50th Anniversary Editions from their standard counterparts.

These 50th Anniversary Editions are based on upper trim levels. For the 2018 Forrester, that means the Touring model – including both the 2.5-liter Boxer four-cylinder and the turbocharged 2.0-liter Boxer-four engine options. The Continuously Variable Transmission comes standard on the Touring trims, as does Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD system with X-Mode and Hill Descent Control.

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What Makes the 2018 Forrester 50th Anniversary Edition Special


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“Most notably, the crossover features Subaru’s Heritage Blue paint”

Most notably, the crossover features Subaru’s Heritage Blue paint. The color is complemented by Satin Chrome on the side mirrors and grille. The 18-inch wheels have the same design as the standard Forester Touring, but skip the black accent paint for a medium gray hue that looks similar to the stain chrome on the mirrors and grille. Lastly, Subaru adds a 50th Anniversary badge to the front fenders.

The Forester’s black leather interior is upgraded with silver contrast stitching and a stylized 50th Anniversary logo embroidered on the seatbacks and floor mats. The logo A pop of color in the star helps attract attention while the star itself references Subaru’s logo, which is modeled after the constellation Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters. Silver seatbelts round out the interior upgrades.


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“The Forester’s black leather interior is upgraded with silver contrast stitching and a stylized 50th Anniversary logo”

Beyond the visual, Subaru makes its Eyesight safety system standard equipment in the 50th Anniversary Editions. The system includes adaptive cruise control; lane keep assist and sway warning, pre-collision braking, and pre-collision throttle management.

As for the drivetrain, the Forester’s base engine is the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter Boxer flat four-cylinder. The engine makes 170 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque while getting 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.

The optional 2.0 XT is a turbocharged Boxer flat four-cylinder kicking out a more respectable 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The extra power does pull fuel economy rating down a bit, measuring an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. It’s also worth noting the 2.0-liter’s power ratings are measured on premium fuel. Both the 2.5- and 2.0-liter engines come standard with the CVT in the Touring trim.


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“Pricing for the 2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring starts at $34,305 and will be limited to 800 examples”

Pricing for the 2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring starts at $34,305 and will be limited to 800 examples. The 2.0 XT Touring starts at $37,305. Only 250 examples will be made, making it a bit rarer.

Model Trim Production MSRP* MSRP* + DD
Forester 2.5i Touring 800 $33,390 $34,305
Forester 2.0 XT Touring 250 $36,390 $37,305

References


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PostHeaderIcon Subaru Unveils Big Batch of Not-So-Special Limited-Edition Cars in Chicago

Placed right between Detroit and Geneva, two of the year’s most important automotive events, the Chicago Auto Show is rarely something to write home about. And in recent years it has become the venue where automakers launch many special-edition and limited-edition models. The 2018 even is no exception from this rule and Subaru just showcased eight limited-edition models to celebrate its 50th anniversary on U.S. soil. The lineup includes all but the recently unveiled Ascent crossover: the BRZ, Crosstrek, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Outback, WRX, and WRX STI.


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Based on high-level trims and built in very limited numbers, the 50th Anniversary models share many features, including the new Heritage Blue paint, satin chrome trim, and new aluminum wheel designs. All but the BRZ, WRX, and WRX STI also have satin chrome mirror caps, while the BRZ doesn’t come with aluminum wheels. Inside, there’s black upholstery with silver stitching, silver seatbelts, and 50th Anniversary logos embroidered on the front seats and carpeted floor mats. Each models is based on a high-level trim that adds extra standard features, including EyeSight Driver Assist technology.

Drivetrains remain standard no matter the car, so don’t expect extra horsepower or improved performance.

Production is limited between 200 and 1,050 units, depending on the model. The WRX STI the rarest with only 200 examples, while the BRZ, Forester 2.0 XT Touring, Legacy 3.6R Limited, and Outback 3.6R Limited will be produced in 250 units. Other Forester, Legacy and Outback variants will be made in 800 units each, while the Crosstrek will get 1,050 examples.

Model Trim Production MSRP* MSRP* + DD
BRZ Limited 250 $29,940 $30,800
Crosstrek 2.0i Limited 1,050 $30,040 $30,955
Forester 2.5i Touring
2.0 XT Touring
800
250
$33,390
$36,390
$34,305
$37,305
Impreza 2.0i Limited (4dr)
2.0i Limited (5dr)
500
550
$28,340
$28,840
$29,200
$29,700
Legacy 2.5i Limited
3.6R Limited
800
250
$31,490
$33,840
$32,350
$34,700
Outback 2.5i Limited
3.6R Limited
800
250
$35,080
$37,280
$35,995
$38,195
WRX
WRX STI
Limited
Limited
600
200
$35,495
$41,195
$36,355
$42,055

References


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Read our full review on the 2018 Subaru WRX STI.


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Read our full review on the 2018 Subaru Forester.


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Read our full review on the 2018 Subaru Impreza.


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Read our full review on the 2018 Subaru Legacy.


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Read our full review on the 2018 Subaru Outback.


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PostHeaderIcon Subaru Unveils Big Batch of Not-So-Special Limited-Edition Cars in Chicago

Placed right between Detroit and Geneva, two of the year’s most important automotive events, the Chicago Auto Show is rarely something to write home about. And in recent years it has become the venue where automakers launch many special-edition and limited-edition models. The 2018 even is no exception from this rule and Subaru just showcased eight limited-edition models to celebrate its 50th anniversary on U.S. soil. The lineup includes all but the recently unveiled Ascent crossover: the BRZ, Crosstrek, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Outback, WRX, and WRX STI.


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Based on high-level trims and built in very limited numbers, the 50th Anniversary models share many features, including the new Heritage Blue paint, satin chrome trim, and new aluminum wheel designs. All but the BRZ, WRX, and WRX STI also have satin chrome mirror caps, while the BRZ doesn’t come with aluminum wheels. Inside, there’s black upholstery with silver stitching, silver seatbelts, and 50th Anniversary logos embroidered on the front seats and carpeted floor mats. Each models is based on a high-level trim that adds extra standard features, including EyeSight Driver Assist technology.

Drivetrains remain standard no matter the car, so don’t expect extra horsepower or improved performance.

Production is limited between 200 and 1,050 units, depending on the model. The WRX STI the rarest with only 200 examples, while the BRZ, Forester 2.0 XT Touring, Legacy 3.6R Limited, and Outback 3.6R Limited will be produced in 250 units. Other Forester, Legacy and Outback variants will be made in 800 units each, while the Crosstrek will get 1,050 examples.

Model Trim Production MSRP* MSRP* + DD
BRZ Limited 250 $29,940 $30,800
Crosstrek 2.0i Limited 1,050 $30,040 $30,955
Forester 2.5i Touring
2.0 XT Touring
800
250
$33,390
$36,390
$34,305
$37,305
Impreza 2.0i Limited (4dr)
2.0i Limited (5dr)
500
550
$28,340
$28,840
$29,200
$29,700
Legacy 2.5i Limited
3.6R Limited
800
250
$31,490
$33,840
$32,350
$34,700
Outback 2.5i Limited
3.6R Limited
800
250
$35,080
$37,280
$35,995
$38,195
WRX
WRX STI
Limited
Limited
600
200
$35,495
$41,195
$36,355
$42,055

References


2017 Subaru BRZ - image 682576

Read our full review on the 2018 Subaru BRZ.


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Read our full review on the 2018 Subaru WRX.


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Read our full review on the 2018 Subaru WRX STI.


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Read our full review on the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.


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Read our full review on the 2018 Subaru Forester.


2017 Subaru Impreza - image 670269

Read our full review on the 2018 Subaru Impreza.


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Read our full review on the 2018 Subaru Legacy.


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Read our full review on the 2018 Subaru Outback.


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PostHeaderIcon Subaru Enthusiast Makes Intake Out Of Cardboard, Goes Faster: Video

Folks like us do some pretty silly things in the name of performance. Whether its justifying the purchase of a new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio as a “family car,” or breaking your back running coilovers on the daily driver for a few seconds per lap on the weekends, you wouldn’t be wrong for calling our perspective “skewed” at best. That said, where there’s a will, there’s a way, as evidenced by this intrepid young Subaru driver’s unorthodox approach to boosting horsepower. Documented in a short five-minute, 21-second video from our friends over at 1320 Video, the Subaru in question is a mostly stock early 2000’s Forester running flat out at the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack event at the Colorado Springs Airport. In a bid to crest the 100-mph mark, the driver fabricated a new intake from a Pringles can and cereal box, plumbing it through the headlight for a budget-friendly ram air effect. The result is just enough extra power to reach three digits, making this driver our new hero.

Never mind the Mustangs and Vipers this kid is running against. We’re much more interested in the box-shaped, 15-year-old grocery getter chipping away for a personal record. This is real enthusiasm, people, and it’s infectious. Fingers crossed the owner continues to have fun for years to come.

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PostHeaderIcon Car Throttle Mixes Cargo Space And Fun With Two JDM Wagons: Video

You gotta love a vehicle that has the power and performance to haul ass, plus the cargo space to haul everything else. Here in the states, it’s a combo we usually associate with high-performance SUVs, but overseas, there are a few other options. Our friends over at Car Throttle decided to explore a couple alternatives from Japan in this nine-minute video review, including the Subaru Forester STI and Mitsubishi Evo Wagon, and after watching the vid, we were left wondering what it would take to get one of these bad boys into our garage.

Car Throttle starts with the Forester, a tall-bodied five-door packing a turbocharged 2.5-liter boxer four-cylinder engine and symmetrical AWD. The particular example on display here is tuned, arriving with around 350 horsepower at the wheels. “It is pretty brutish, it’s very fast, incredibly practical, and on roads like this, it is the ultimate weapon,” exclaims Car Throttle host Alex Kersten.

Cheap-o interior plastics and poor mpg figures aside, the Forester STI is quite the chariot. But per tradition, Mitsubishi has an answer to the Subaru challenge (or at least it did, once).

The second half of the video is devoted to the Evo wagon, the long-roofline version of Mitsu’s legendary rally sedan. Compared to the STI, Kersten says the Evo has lighter steering, but with a quicker ratio. “It’s more direct, and the car feels so much sharper, it feels lower to the ground, because it is lower to the ground, and it’s just way more of a tarmac car than the Forester is.” Making the Evo go is a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder and high-performance AWD system with multiple drive modes.

The want is strong with us for both of these machines. Which would you rather have?


PostHeaderIcon Subaru upgrades the Forester JDM ahead of Tokyo Motor Show

The 2016 Subaru Forester is officially here, well sort of. This is a specialized JDM version that will only be sold in Japan. The crossover is being placed into the spotlight ahead of its public debut, which will take place at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The new model brings several updates for the exterior and interior compared to the previous model year.

Subaru upgraded some of the technical parts of the model and we hope to see similar changes to the U.S. version as well. The modifications are minimal, however, and constitute more of a facelift than an entirely new model.

The upgrades include better driving dynamics with refined powertrains, more standard safety equipment, and improved NVH levels for smoother driving.

Continue reading to learn more about the facelift Subaru Forester.


PostHeaderIcon Subaru Forester

The Forester has truly come into its own in the last two years, receiving plenty of accolades and praise for its utilitarian personality and car-like refinement in this latest generation. Completely revised in 2014, the Forester gets a few minor updates for 2015 that make it even more a bargain to brag about. While the quirky little crossover isn’t fast, sporty, or particularly good-looking like most of TopSpeed’s covered content, it is outstandingly practical.

A small $225 price hike over the 2014 model covers a multitude of added features. For one, the backup camera now comes standard — a handy feature when the cargo area is chock-full with stuff. The center stack now gets a color multi-function display, replacing the outdated black and white unit. And Subaru’s EyeSight system drops a large $500 off its sticker price, costing $1,295 paired with the All Weather Package on 2.5i Premium models.

Everything else that make the 2014 Forester a success is carried over, including an unchanged pair of engines and transmissions. Base models get the 2.5-liter flat-four mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The combo is good for 170 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. The CVT remains an option, though at an extra $1,000. The more powerful option is the 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four making 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet. Unfortunately, upgrading to the turbo relegates the transmission choice to the CVT.

Trim levels for the 2.5-liter still include 2.5i, Premium, Limited, and Touring, while the more-upscale 2.0-liter turbo is only adorned with the Premium and Touring trims.

In all, the Forester is an honest crossover that works well. It just takes getting past what looks to be a bland cover to find a multifaceted vehicle well positioned to tackle nearly any task the average American brood can throw at it.

Updated 06/15/2015: Subaru announced prices for the 2016 Forester — a model that remains pretty much unchanged from the previous year. The model received only a series of new standard features, translated into a price increase of $200. For 2016, the Forester starts from $22,395 for the 2.5i version.

Continue reading to learn more about the Subaru Forester.


PostHeaderIcon Subaru Launches Making Memories Campaign: Video

Subaru kicks us right in the feels with its latest ad campaign titled, “Making Memories.” Not to spoil the minute-long TV spot, but it shows a dad pulling out random personal effects from the back seat of his first-generation Forester that include a crayon, an old pair of shoes, a hospital wristband, and a wilting corsage – each recalling memories of life events surrounding his daughter. The commercial wraps up with the dad passing the keys along to his now-grown girl.

This extended version of commercial depicts just how attached folks can get to their Subarus – or at least that’s how the automaker envisions it. Of course, after the keys are passed down, the dad buys another Forester, completing the cycle.

Alan Bethke, Subaru’s vice president of marketing says, “’Making Memories’ demonstrates the longevity of the Subaru Forester – it’s a car that stays in the family and is passed down from generation to generation – and as such, it plays a role in the lives of this family.”

The commercial also depicts the brighter side of not cleaning out your car for 16 years.

Jokes aside, this isn’t the first time Subaru has plucked the heartstrings of American TV viewers. Many of the automaker’s recent ad campaigns have played on the idea of the family car being more than just a car. On the same note but on much bolder level, Subaru appeals to the young rebel drifter inside us all with its heart-pounding WRX STI commercial titled “The Ride of Her Life.”

“Making Memories” is the first of a series of made-for-TV ads that will debut throughout the year.

Subaru Launches Making Memories Campaign: Video originally appeared on topspeed.com on Friday, 5 June 2015 13:00 EST.

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