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2017 Subaru Forester

At a Glance

Pricing $22,595 - $34,295
Drive Types AWD
Engines 2.0l H4 T, 2.5l H4
Transmissions CVT, M6
Fuel Economy 22-26 (city), 27-32 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 54
Style 2 stars out of 5
Utility 3 stars out of 5
Livability 4 stars out of 5
Value 5 stars out of 5
Fun 3 stars out of 5

Overview Information

The Subaru Forester is a compact all-wheel-drive crossover SUV with seating for five. Similar in size to the Honda CR-V the Forester has more than enough passenger room and cargo volume to suit a small family. Standard all-wheel-drive adds an extra measure of security in bad weather. The standard four-cylinder boxer engine produces 170-bhp and is now mated to a fuel-efficient CVT transmission. The range also includes a performance-oriented XT model with an additional 80 horsepower and a six-speed automatic transmission. A higher-performance turbocharged model version of the 2.5l four cylinder is included in the Forester XT models. The Forester is well equipped from the Premium trim level and above.

What Changed:

New grille and headlamps. Torque vectoring added to 2.0XT Touring with Eyesight.

Official Word:

Subaru of America, Inc. today announced a comprehensive update to the 2017 Forester including revised styling, new driver assist technology, more interior comfort, enhanced driving performance, and better fuel economy. These new features offer the driver greater peace of mind and a more engaging and comfortable driving experience. For 2017, Forester received an update to Subaru's highly-rated EyeSight(R) Driver Assist Technology, incorporating color cameras that provide a wider, longer field of vision. The revised system also...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Forester 2.5i 1 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) M6 AWD 22/28/25 54 $22,595
Forester 2.5i 1 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) CVT AWD 26/32/29 53 $23,595
Forester 2.5i Premium 2 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) M6 AWD 22/28/25 54 $25,495
Forester 2.5i Premium 2 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) CVT AWD 26/32/29 53 $25,995
Forester 2.5i Limited 3 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) CVT AWD 26/32/29 53 $29,195
Forester 2.5i Touring 3 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) CVT AWD 26/32/29 53 $31,295
Forester 2.0XT Premium 2 2.0l H4 T (250-bhp) CVT AWD 23/27/25 53 $29,295
Forester 2.0XT Touring 3 2.0l H4 T (250-bhp) CVT AWD 23/27/25 53 $34,295

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