2017 Subaru Forester Design Changes, Engine Specs

Subaru suv model unveiled the upgraded model of the 2017 Subaru Forester at the Tokyo Motor Show held on October 28, 2015. Subaru is a very popular car manufacturer based in Japan, and their cars are very much appreciated for creating the perfect balance of performance and comfort. Despite Forester being extremely popular, it needed a mid-cycle upgradation to give the model’s design an overdue facelift and to ramp up the utility and convenience features. Subaru Forester comes in six different trims starting from base 2.5i trim to the heavily equipped 2.5i Touring Trim.

2017 Subaru Forester - front

2017 Subaru Forester – Exterior and Interior Design Changes

The 2017 Subaru Forester comes with some changes in the bodywork which includes redesigned headlights, a new front grille, and a bumper. New exterior color options are also available like the Dark Blue and Pearl. The effort has also been made to reduce cabin noise due to increased door glass thickness and an upgrade made to the Lineartronic Transmission. Headlights have been upgraded to Adaptive Driving Beam headlights which along with high and low LED beams which can sense and adjust the headlamps according to steering response.


The interior of 2017 subaru forester, the instrument panel has also been modified to silver and piano-black metallic accent finish. A new color LCD has also been fitted in the cabin which displays all major data and also helpsto manage EyeSight along with Si-Drive features are already present in the car. One can also expect automatic climate control, hill descent control, a panoramic sunroof, heated front seats and dual USB ports for media connectivity.

2017 Subaru Forester - interior

2017 Subaru Forester – Engine Specs, Entirely new Powertrain Configuration        

For improved driving stability, steering response has been modified along with the use of steering-gear ratio which gives the driver better control at the wheel. Suspension settings have also been tweaked slightly to make the ride less bumpy and more comfortable. Changes were also made with the EyeSight safety feature getting an upgrade which includes Active Lane Keeping control, Pre-collision Braking control, and Adaptive cruise control. It also includes a radar detection system which can be used to detect vehicles at blind spots. The 2017 Subaru Forester comes in six different trim levels, all of which come with standard All-Wheel Drive System. There is also a drive a driver-selectable mode which lets the driver select grip and traction control when passing through slippery surfaces. The base model of the 2017 Subaru Forester is powered by a 2.5 liter V4 engine which can generate a power output of 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft. of torque. Opting for the upgrade model (2.0XT) will give you more power and performance with a power output of 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque. The subaru forester 2017 has a fuel efficiency of 24 mpg in cities and 32 mpg on highways which is pretty laudable for a crossover SUV. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds.

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2017 Subaru Forester – Price, Release Date, and Competition

The base model of Subaru Forester is set to be priced at around $23,000, and the 2.0 XT model is configured to be priced around $33,000. The car is expected to be made available to public by mid-2016. Considering the competition then subaru forester will get a tough challenge from Mazda CX-5.

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