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2017 Subaru Forester Overview

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The 2017 Subaru Forester is a compact SUV that carries a starting MSRP of $23,470. This SUV is the Japanese automaker’s best-selling vehicle and provides seating for up to five people. Like most Subaru models, the new Forester comes standard with all-wheel drive and has received top safety ratings from both the NHTSA and IIHS. Top competitors for the Forester include the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Ford Escape.


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The 2017 Subaru Forester is scheduled to reach US dealerships later this summer and will carry a starting MSRP of $23,470

2017 Subaru Forester

What’s New for the 2017 Subaru Forester?

The 2017 Subaru Forester comes with a number of updates for the new model year. The first change is that an enhanced version of Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology has been included that features improved sensors, as well as a new lane keeping assist system, adaptive cruise control, and pre-collision with forward automatic braking.

The exterior styling of the Subaru Forester has also been revised. The front fascia now features a new hexagonal grille, as well as newly styled headlights.

Another notable addition is that Subaru’s brake-based torque vectoring technology from the WRX been made available for the top-level Forester 2.0XT model, which provides the vehicle with the ability to vary the power sent to each wheel.

The 2017 Subaru Forester comes in six trims: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 2.0XT Premium, and 2.0XT Touring.

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The 2017 Subaru Forester is scheduled to reach US dealerships later this summer and will carry a starting MSRP of $23,470

2017 Subaru Forester

2017 Subaru Forester Exterior

The 2017 Subaru Forester offers a modern and refined exterior design that isn’t too flashy, but still manages to command attention when spotted out on the road. The 2017 model comes with revised front and rear fascias that add even more style to this already popular vehicle. The Forester comes standard with “hawk-eye” LED taillamps and 17-inch steel wheels, but consumers can upgrade to 18-inch aluminum alloys. Exterior color options include Venetian Red Pearl, Quartz Blue Pearl, and Jasmine Green Metallic.

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Exterior available on the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i

  • 17-inch steel wheels, Halogen headlights, Black side mirrors, Black raised roof rails, Daytime Running Lights, Keyless entry system

Exterior available on the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

  • 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Rear spoiler, Body-color side mirrors, Panoramic moonroof, Available High Beam Assist

Exterior available on the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited

  • Fog lights, Windshield wiper de-icer, Heated side mirrors, Body-color side mirrors with integrated turn signals, Single chrome exhaust outlet, Auto-on/off headlights

Exterior available on the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring

  • 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, LED Steering Responsive Headlights, Keyless Access with push-button start and PIN-code access

Exterior available on the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium

  • Black 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with machined finish, Sport-design front fascia, Dual chrome exhaust outlets

Exterior available on the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

  • Black 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with machined finish, Sport-design front fascia, Dual chrome exhaust outlets

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The 2017 Subaru Forester is scheduled to reach US dealerships later this summer and will carry a starting MSRP of $23,470

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2017 Subaru Forester Performance

The 2017 Subaru Forester comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. Consumers can pick between the standard six-speed manual or optional continuously variable transmission (CVT). However, for those people who need more horsepower, the higher-level 2.0XT models offer a 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-4 motor good for 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. That turbo motor can only be paired with the CVT transmission, while all six trim levels come standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

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The 2017 Subaru Forester is scheduled to reach US dealerships later this summer and will carry a starting MSRP of $23,470

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2017 Subaru Forester Efficiency

The entry-level 2017 Subaru Forester equipped with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and CVT yield EPA-estimated fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. However, when that same engine is matched with the six-speed manual, efficiency drops to 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Consumers who opt for the more powerful 2.0XT models will be rewarded with fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

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The 2017 Subaru Forester is scheduled to reach US dealerships later this summer and will carry a starting MSRP of $23,470

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2017 Subaru Forester Interior

The 2017 Subaru Forester offers a spacious and quiet cabin, which was made possible due to the acoustic windshield, added insulation, enhanced door seals, and thicker glass used in its design. In addition, every 2017 Subaru Forester model comes with a 6.2-inch touchscreen that can be used to control infotainment functions. Other standard features include a rearview camera and Bluetooth hands-free calling technology. As far as storage space goes, the new Forester offers 34 cubic feet of available cargo room behind the rear sears; but, with the 60/40-split rear seats in the downward position, storage capacity grows to approximately 75 cubic inches.

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Interior available on the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i

  • 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks, Cloth upholstery, Analog gauges with LCD display, Color multi-function display, Power windows, Steering wheel with audio controls, Air conditioning system, STARLINKä 6.2-inch Multimedia, Four speakers, Rear-vision camera

Interior available on the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium

  • 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, Reclining rear seat backs, Fold-down rear armrest with dual cup holders, Automatic climate control system, STARLINKä 7-inch Multimedia, Six speakers, Available EyeSightâ Driver Assist Technology

Interior available on the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited

  • Heated front seats, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Leather-wrapped shifter handle, Leather-trimmed upholstery, Analog gauges with color LCD display and electroluminescent lighting, Removable cargo area tray, Power rear gate

Interior available on the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring

  • One-touch folding rear seatbacks, Shifter handle with leather boot and gloss black trim, 2-position driver’s seat memory, Optional heated steering wheel, Dual-zone automatic climate control system, Harman Kardon speaker system

Interior available on the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium

  • Shifter handle with leather boot and gloss black trim

Interior available on the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

  • Shifter handle with leather boot and gloss black trim

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The 2017 Subaru Forester is scheduled to reach US dealerships later this summer and will carry a starting MSRP of $23,470

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2017 Subaru Forester Safety

The 2017 Subaru Forester has already earned the best possible safety rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and also picked up Top Safety Pick+ honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Besides coming standard with all-wheel drive and a rear-vision camera, the new Forester also offers rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring technology for all Touring models. In addition, Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is included with Premium models.

Standard Safety Features

  • 4-wheel Antilock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Rollover sensor
  • LATCH system

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