2017 Subaru Forester is still one of the best


Japanese crossover 4th generation Subaru Forester survived the update and after the official premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2017 will go on sale in Japan at the price of $16,690 (excluding tax). Restyled version of the Subaru Forester 2017 received a more modern body design, updated interior, upgraded suspension and steering, revised CVT Lineatronic and EyeSight 3rd generation complex security systems.

2017 Subaru Forester release date and price

New Subaru Forester 2016-2017 model year will be available from the spring of next year, the price according to preliminary information will be from $16,690.

Release date: early 2017

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2017 Subaru Forester redesign

Changes in appearance after Forester being renewed are, at first glance, cosmetic in nature. The new car has got a slightly modified front bumper and solid radiator grille, improved headlamps, a modified form of the rear bumper and redesigned tail lights. In addition the car is equipped with alloy wheels with a new design pattern. On the background of previous versions of the Forester crossover updated Subaru seems to be more solid, and, of course, more modern.

The new lighting technology is installed on restyled Subaru Forester.

SUV Subaru Forester 2017 model year has instantly recognizable appearance. As a result of the restyling of the car got a new front bumper, a revised grille, new headlights, revised LED taillights, new alloy wheels and an extended color palette, including exclusive color Sepia Bronze Metallic.

2017 Subaru Forester new lights

Front headlamps with adaptive LED daytime running lights, located at the perimeter of each headlight. Headlights is able to illuminate a turn and automatically switch from high to low beam when it detects on-road vehicles travelling in opposite and the same direction. The rear tail lights have got expressive U-shaped protrusions with LED picture, emphasizing the overall style of rear lighting.

Headlights of updated 2017 Subaru Forester can be equipped with a system of High Beam Assist, which works in tandem with EyeSight and can automatically switch between the high and low beam depending on road conditions. In addition, the headlights with High Beam Assist could illuminate turns – they turning along with wheels. This option will be available in higher trims.

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2017 Subaru Forester dimensions

The external body dimensions of the new Subaru Forester 2017 year has not changed and amount to 180 inches in lenght, 70,6 inches width and 68,3 inches height, with the wheelbase of 103,9 in and 8,6 in of ground clearance when installing tires 225/60 R17 or 225/50 R18.

2017 Subaru Forester interior

In the updated Forester interior has less new parts in comparison with the body of a crossover. Designers and engineers just changed the steering wheel, improve dashboard and installed a new 7-inch touch screen multimedia system. On assurance of representatives of Subaru in the interior of the crossover there is quieter and more comfortable, thanks to the installation of thicker glass and the application of an improved and less noisy CVT transmission Lineatronic.

But what particularly draws the attention of the new Subaru Forester 2017, so it’s on the updated Forester is a safer and more convenient to use.

Inside, Subaru Forester 2017, has new finishes and improved insulation, primarily due to the installation of thicker glass and new door seals. In addition, the car has received a new multifunction steering wheel with heating, keyless access and perforated leather seats with contrasting stitching on the higher trim options.

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2017 Subaru Forester equipment

As additional equipment for crossover offers an all-seeing EyeSight safety system with stereo cameras that are able to watch the cars, people, cyclists and animals, and if necessary to give the command on self-braking of the car. There is also adaptive cruise control, blind zone monitoring system built in exterior mirrors, Advanced Safety, Active Lane Keeping, Lane departure warning, up to 9 airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assistant, Safety brake pedal and VDC.

2017 Subaru Forester video review

2017 Subaru Forester specs

Technical characteristics of restyled versions of crossover Subaru Forester 2017 model year are unchanged, if not to take into account the fact that deep modernization of the suspension and steering. Redesigned suspension has become more robust, energy efficient and comfortable, the steering is more sharp and informative.

2017 Subaru Forester engine lineup

In the engine compartment of the updated Subaru Forester familiar from previous versions of crossover by using petrol boxer engine.

In terms of technical stuffing updated 2017 Subaru Forester has not undergone any changes. The car will continue to be offered with a boxer powertrains, volume 2.0 and 2.5 liters and a CVT. In the model, the list of equipment were modern active safety systems, including system of monitoring “dead” zones, lane departure system and collision prevention system.

The 2.0-liter naturally aspirated (150 HP 146 ft lb), a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated (171 HP 173 ft lb) and 2.0-liter turbo (241 HP 258 ft lb), all engines are paired with a CVT Lineatronic. Here four-wheel drive from Subaru Symmetrical AWD with active torque distribution.

Update went to the Japanese crossover, so the new Forester, as before, one of the best deals on the market in its segment.

2017 Subaru Forester pictures

2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT
Engine type DOHC 16V B4, direct fuel injection, turbocharger
Displacement 2,0L;
Power/torque 250 hp; 258 lb-ft
Transmission CVT automatic
Wheelbase 103.9 in
Length 180.9 in
Height 68.2 in
Passenger volume 139.3 cu.ft
Cargo volume 31.5 – 68.5 cu.ft
0-60 6.3 sec
Top speed N/A
PRICE RANGE: $24,000 – $35,000 (est)
Competitors: Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Cherokee

  • captainmike

    this is a bunch of made up garbage

Editor's rating
4.3 overall
  • Safety4.3
  • Performance4.6
  • Design4
  • Features4.3
  • Fuel economy4.3

Total score:

We expect the new features and gizmos from new Forester. At least a new design. But one of the best Subaru cars will likely remains the same.

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