The 2016 Subaru Forester may not be the most elegant compact SUV but we all agree that what it lacks in looks it compensates in all other areas that count. This is one of the best cars you will find nicely equipped, with plenty of power, impressive fuel economy ratings and at a great price.
New Subaru Forester 2016 Exterior
Though we don’t expect dimensions to change for the current model, we expect the auto maker to hook up the current model with better lines and improved aerodynamics. The front fascia of the new Subaru Forester 2016 will feature a redesigned bumper with LED fog lights and a grille with chrome touches.
The crossover will have five doors which have been smartly integrated with the exterior appearance. We have seen new roof racks as well as a rear roof spoiler with a signal light. The rear also features new taillights which are rectangular in shape with high-quality lighting.
2016 Subaru Forester Interior
The new 5-seat Forester crossover will be offered in six trim levels which will be 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, Limited, Touring and 2.0XT Premium Touring. Inside, the automaker has updated and reconstructed technological equipment and has used high quality materials to design an interior that is top in this model’s class.
The vehicle will feature leather upholstery, heated front seats, power liftgate, panoramic sunroof, a navigation system, a 7-inch touch screen and a Harman Kardon audio system. Other features offered as standard will include USB and Bluetooth connectivity, a satellite radio and a new STARLINK 6.2-inch touch-screen audio system with HD radio. It will also feature Smartphone integration and for safety purposes, it will come with the STARLINK safety package which puts in together automatic collision notification, emergency roadside assistance, diagnostic reports, remote vehicle locator as well as Smartphone-compatible remote controls for locks and lights.
Engine, Specs and Performance
Under the hood of the base trim of the 2016 Subaru Forester you will find a 2.5 L4-cylinder DOHC Boxer engine that produces 170 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be mated with a six-speed manual transmission system as standard. Automatic transmission system is also available as an option and will be offered in standard all-wheel drive mode. The new Forester 2016 with the famous boxer engine accelerates from 0-60 mph in 8.6 seconds, while top speed is about 166 mph.
The second engine option will be a 2.0 L XT DOHC turbocharged engine that will produce 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. There is a possibility of another engine which will be a 1.6 L 4-cylinder turbo engine with an output of 168 hp and 84 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be paired with a 6-manual transmission system.
The base engine will have an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg for city and 29 mpg on highway when paired with a manual transmission system while automatic models will deliver 24 mpg for city and 32 mpg on highway. On the other hand, models with the turbocharging engine will return lower EPA ratings at 23 mpg and 28 mpg for city and on highway respectively.
Price and release date
Subaru is yet to release information concerning the official release date of the 2016 Subaru Forester. But we believe the car might make an early appearance in the last quarter of 2015 failure to, we expect the model to be out in early 2016. To get your hands on the Forester you will have to part away with around $22,395 for the base trim and more for higher trim models. For example Base Price MSRP for the Limited trim level with the 2.5 l engine is $ 28.795.
The main competitors of the new 2016 Subaru Forester are new Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.