Subaru builds its products on a five-year cycle basis. As they unveiled the current Forester in 2014, we are pretty sure that the 2018 Subaru Forester should come completely redesigned. The story of this SUV dates back half a decade when the carmaker won the Motor Trend Sports Utility of the Year Award with this vehicle. This year Subaru’s engineers are busy to give the Forester a well-deserved farewell, and the following sections point precisely towards that direction.
2018 Subaru Forester: Engines and MPG
The 2018 Forester should retain its former powerhouse in all respects. Therefore a 2.5-liter version should keep its 178 HP and 174 lb-ft of torque. Higher trims will get a bigger 2.7-liter twin-turbo engine which churns out 250 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque. All variants will be mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or CVT transmission, while all-wheel drive stays standard for every trim.
EPA ratings from the manual transmission should stand at 22 mpg in cities, 29 mpg on highways and 25 combined while that from the CVT transmission should measure at 26 mpg on city roads, 32 mpg on highways and 28 mpg combined.
Starting Price and Arrival
Expect the 2018 Subaru Forester to get a price tag of around $25,000. Meant for highway cruising and off-roading it will hit world markets preferably by the first half of the 2018 year.
Redesign Changes and Features
The 2018 Subaru Forester will get a complete upgrade regarding its exterior. Halogen headlights will make way for LEDs while the front grille will get additional chrome inserts. Central logo placement remains constant while the front bumper will bulk up a bit.
What stand out here are its steering responsive headlights. To put it simply, the headlamps can turn at an angle each time this vehicle cuts a corner.
Even though it may seem strange, the current chassis of the Subaru Forester 2018 has been around for almost two decades. The reason behind this is its perfect blend of light weight along with tensile strength and excellent versatility. In fact, experts at Subaru look to upgrade it one more time, this time escalating its wheelbase resulting it greater cabin space.
The 2018 Subaru Forester opts for premium leather upholstery that adorns the vicinity of its interiors. A 7-inch diagonal touch screen system fits an eight-speaker surround sound system. This new vehicle opts for an all-black theme for its interiors giving it a perfect contrast.
Some other specs that need acknowledgment are ten-way power adjustable front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, and child safety locks. Moreover, the steering wheel houses many buttons accounting for a total in-house control of the vehicle.
Being an SUV, it is meant for intense off-roading. Traction control and Electronic Stability Control makes their way to the wheels. Low Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Hill Climb Assist also come as standard. To facilitate highway cruising, Subaru will provide side impact beams, Forward Collision Alert, and Blind Spot monitoring system.