Subaru Forester Get a Few Design Improvements


Subaru Forester passed another update and was presented at the motor show in Tokyo recently. The design of the body of the updated car become more modern. The interior was also improved. The suspension has been modernized. The steering did not remain without modifications. CVT and EyeSight of the third generation (safety system) have now become more refined.

Still Recognizable as Forester

In general, the exterior has retained recognition, because changes in the design of restyled Forester are more cosmetic than radical. The bumper has been slightly changed, the grille has become more powerful, head lights have been improved, and the rear lights have been modernized.

Light alloy wheels with a brand-new, original design are also included. A couple of lines should be given and new lighting equipment. The headlights is adaptive and has LED DRLs (located on the periphery of the headlamp). It can illuminate the turn and, in the presence of a moving object in front, change the high beam to the low beam in the automatic mode.
In the rear there are U-shaped LED lights. The lighting is successfully emphasize the overall style of the car.

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Minor interior changes

Changes in the interior of the cabin are even smaller than in the exterior. Steering wheel is slightly modified. The instrument panel has been upgraded and a seven-inch touchscreen display of the multimedia system has been installed. Thanks to the improved CVT, which is less noise and more powerful door glass in the passenger compartment, there is less vibration and noise.

The very same manufacturer has emphasized that the new Forester has become at a level steeper in terms of safety and easier to use. Optionally, the EyeSight security system will be proposed, implying the presence of stereoscopic cameras that recognize absolutely all moving objects and can independently decide on emergency braking. Do not forget about the same adaptive cruise control, exterior mirrors with a blind spot surveillance system.

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The technical part is also slightly modified. Mainly due to the finalization of the suspension and steering. After restyling the suspension has become stronger and more comfortable, and the steering is much more informative. As usual for Subaru, there is 4WD system with active torque distribution.

The engine line is represented by the same familiar units:
– two-liter naturally aspirated, producing 150 hp (for Europe)
– 2.5-liter naturally aspirated, 171 horsepower
– a two-liter turbocharged unit producing 241 horsepower
All motors are mated with a CVT.

All you need

As for the trim levels, nothing new. As before, you will be offered 6 options. The basic model will be equipped with seventeen-inch steel wheels, a full electric package, a driver’s seat with height adjustment, a cruise control system, Bluetooth function, a multifunction display, a 4-speaker audio system, rear view cameras, CD player, AUX port and iPod/USB support.
Editor's rating
4.6 overall
  • Safety4.7
  • Performance4.9
  • Design4.5
  • Features4.6
  • Fuel economy4.5

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