Inside the 2017 Subaru Forester

Available in six models, the 2017 Subaru Forester retains its design as a compact crossover SUV that’s optimized for both off-road adventures and normal driving. The two BOXER engines, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and Lineartronic CVT work in sync to deliver superb performance.

The Forester is now available with the all-new High Beam Assist and LED Steering Responsive Headlights. As expected, the EyeSight Driver Assist technology adds other active safety features to this family-friendly Subaru. Additionally, the STARLINK system offers access to emergency services after an accident. In fact, the Forester claimed the “Top Safety Pick+” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


The Subaru Forester 2.5i has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of just above $22,000. This base trim includes the 6.2-inch STARLINK infotainment system. An upgrade to the 2.5i Premium edition will cost you over $24,000. The EyeSight Driver Assist and power lift gate are some of the premium features in this model. Priced at just over $29,000, the 2.5i Limited comes with luxurious interior amenities like leather upholstery and heated front seats.

Equipped with a turbo engine, the 2.0XT Premium is similarly priced to the 2.5i Limited. To get your hands on the 2.0XT Touring that also has a turbo engine, you’ll need to pay more than $34,000. Interestingly, the 2.5i Touring also exceeds the $30,000 price point even though it’s powered by the 2.5 L BOXER engine.

The 2.5 L BOXER engine is standard in the Subaru Forester trims that carry the 2.5i label. This four-cylinder engine produces a maximum of 170 horsepower at 5,800 RPM and 174 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 RPM.
Under the hood of the 2.0XT models is the 2.0 L BOXER engine that generates up to 250 horsepower at 5,600 RPM and 258 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 RPM. This turbocharged engine features a direct injection system.

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