One of the best selling cars from the Subaru line up is the Forester and now the Japanese manufacturer plans to update this model in order to make it more competitive in demanding crossover market. The new model will be known as the 2018 Subaru Forester and it represents a mid-cycle update, which means that it is going to bring just smaller changes on the exterior and the interior. However, the previous model was about $1,000 more expensive than the previous, so we can expect that the 2018 Forester is going to be more expensive than the model it is going to replace.
When it comes to the exterior, the new 2018 Subaru Forester is going to be slightly refreshed, however, the chassis and the base are not going to be changed, so expected that the dimensions of the car are not going to be changed. On the front, the Forester is going to get new headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, new black mesh grille which now has a large chrome bar at the top of it, which houses the Subaru logo and the bumper is now completely new. The rear end of the car now has taillights with LED elements, new rear spoiler and a new rear spoiler with dual exhaust pipes and new rear diffuser. The Japanese manufacturer plans to offer the new 2018 Forester in a few different trim levels and small details like alloy wheels are going to be different from one version to another.
The interior of the 2018 Subaru Forester is fairly similar to the interior in its predecessor. The Forester is going to be offered with the same 4.3-inch touch screen display which can be used both for satellite navigation and the control of the infotainment system. Good news is that the Japanese manufacturer plans to offer the new 2018 Forester with the dual tone dashboard which also has metallic accents. However, this design of the dashboard will probably be available only in the top-of-the-range version of the Forester (official images show that the top of the dashboard is black and the lower part is in the same grey color as the seats). The most expensive versions of the 2018 Subaru Forester are going to have Harman Kardon premium sound system, automatic climate control and Bluetooth connectivity.
The new 2018 Forester is going to be offered with two different engines. The first engine is the one that is used in the previous model – the 2.5l 4-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower. The second engine is the 2.0l 4-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The second engine will only be available in the 2018 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT models. The first engine will be offered with both CVT or 6-speed manual transmission, while the second will be available only with CVT.
Price of 2018 Subaru Forester
The base version of the Subaru Forester should cost around $20,995. Bace MSRP $22,195.
December 12, 2016