Subaru is increasing the appeal of its range in US with the introduction of the new 2017 version of the current Subaru Forester. The car, expected to reach its dealers this summer, has a revised styling, some new equipment and has a starting price of $22,595.
The exterior of the 2017 Forester receives several updates including a new front bumper cover and a new hexagonal grille. The redesigned headlights have a sleeker look with Subaru’s signature C-shaped motif and a black inner bezel, while the rear combination lights also feature a prominent C shape with LED illumination.
All 2017 Forester models now feature an updated steering wheel design with intuitive audio, Bluetooth and cruise control switches.
Also new for 2017 is a quicker steering ratio for an improved feel. Additional enhancements include added soundproofing, thicker door glass and restructured door seals to reduce wind noise, underfloor insulation and an acoustic windshield. Two new aluminum alloy wheel designs have been added to select trims, each featuring a high-contrast black and machined finish. The new 17 inch wheels are standard on 2.5i Premium and Limited models, while the new 18 inch wheel design is standard on 2.0XT.
The 2017 Forester 2.5i is available in standard, Premium, Limited and Touring trims and is powered by a 170-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder BOXER engine. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard for the 2.5i and 2.5i Premium, with the CVT available as an option. The Forester 2.0XT is available in both Premium and Touring trims and powered by a 250-hp 2.0-liter intercooled, turbocharged 4-cylinder boxer engine.
Priced from $25,495, Premium trims build from the base model and add as standard 17-inch alloy wheels, X- Mode which also incorporates Hill Descent Control, automatic HVAC controls, body color rear roof spoiler and illuminated dual vanity mirrors. Premium Foresters now offer available power rear gate with auto close and height memory.