The Subaru Forester's hits the sweetest spot among all the compact SUV's. It's roomy cabin and good fuel economy at 26 mpg generally make it a solid choice. The Forester has ample ground clearance for a crazy off-road adventure set the Forester apart from the pack. After significant improvements in style and design, it's safety aids and cabin comfort has two minor notable changes, the brand new 2.5i Black Edition, which adds a black-out finish on wheels, body design and grille that extends into the cabin with a black cloth upholstery and black gloss dashboard trim. Ultimately, the 2018 Subaru Forester is the last of its kind to offer a manual transmission on the lower models.
What's new in the 2018 Subaru Forester?
The 2018 Subaru Forester offers a brand new Black Edition Trim package that adds black-finished wheels, body and trim grilles. It has black cloth upholstery in the interior and a black dashboard trim, the cargo area also has a new cover. The Forester further brags of paddle shifters, a reverse automatic braking system, and high beam lights, along with a Subaru's Eyesight safety package.
What's under the 2018 Subaru Forester's Hood?
The 2018 Subaru Forester offers two engine models, a four-cylinder flat and "boxer" engines. The set up plays a significant role in lowering the center of the car's of gravity, thus enhancing stability which in turn allows the engine to be placed lower in the vehicle.
Majorly, the Foresters are fitted with a non-turbo 2500cc engines that make 170 horsepower at 5800rpm, accompanied by a six-speed manual transmission or an optional continuous variable transmission (CVT). Forester 2.0XT SUVs offer more power due to the turbocharger, and a direct-injected 2000cc engine. This smaller engine develops a 250hp at 5600rpm and 258lb-ft turning power, routing it to all the four wheels still through a CVT with a multi-mode SI-Drive that can imitate 6 or 8 virtual gear ratios.
How does the 2018 Subaru Forester Interior Look like?
The high-resolution 7-inch LCD center display graphics are much improved and easy to understand. The 440-watt, eight speakers Harman Kardon audio system has tuning and volume knobs that are easily accessible. Critically, the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not supported, though Bluetooth connectivity is simple enough.
Android phone users will have to manage withSubaru's standard voice controls, but Apple users can take advantage of the Siri Eyes Free for better voice control over the infotainment system. The soft-touch surfaces have really helped the Forester improve interior value. The 2-row and 5 passengers interior design is excellent. The doors can open wide enough for accessibility; there is a good rear seat legroom and a spacious cargo room of over 30 cubic feet behind the seats as well as 70 cubic feet with the seats folded.
What are the 2018 Subaru Forester's exterior features?
The 2018 Subaru Forester has C-shaped sleek head lights and a fresh looking hexagonal grille. The headlights have functional upgrades with a feature that turns them active when turning the wheel at night. The Forester rides 8.7 inches off the ground which makes it move easily especially in snowy climates. The turbocharged XT model has a rear roof spoiler, while the new Black Edition has darkened alloy wheels of 18 inches.
How safe is the 2018 Subaru Forester?
The 2018 Subaru Forester has not yet been put to the test by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. However, the previous models have performed well in the crash tests. The Forester's safety features include a standard rearview camera, an eyesight safety system, a lane departure warning plus a lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, a reverse automatic braking system, rear traffic alert and a pre-collision braking system.