2019 Subaru Forester: Redesign, Engine, Release Date

The next generation of the Forester model is finally ready; and recently it has been caught during its testing for the first time. Although the upcoming 2019 Subaru Forester has been camouflaged, the first thing we have been able to see is that it is going to be significantly larger of the current Subaru. The current version has been on the market since 2013 and it was about time to receive much needed complete overhaul.

So, the new Forester will arrive with many upgrades in all segments. Firstly, it will receive a new platform which will make it larger but also reduce vibration and noise inside the cabin. The new architecture also brings the possibility of the new hybrid engine. Furthermore, we will notice that its exterior design will be similar to the Ascent and Impreza models. As well, there will be some improvements inside the cabin and equipment.

2019 Subaru Forester front

2019 Subaru Forester engine and performance

Speaking of the engine department, the new 2019 Subaru Forester will ride on the new platform which provides the possibility of electric, hybrid and traditional engine under its hood. So, at some point in future, we could see the new Subaru with a plug-in hybrid, hybrid or perhaps an all-electric powertrains. However, what we know for sure is that it will arrive with the same unit as its forerunner for now. It is a 2.0-liter flat-4 turbocharged engine which is able to develop around 250 horses and 258 pound-feet of torque. The all-wheel drive system will be standard.

Exterior and interior design

The 2019 Subaru Forester will be underpinned with the Subaru’s new Global Platform also used in the new Ascent. The new architecture will affect its driving dynamics providing less noise and better ride quality. As well, it is going to be a bit larger in size compared to its predecessor.

As for the exterior design, the 2019 Forester will borrow some design cues from the Ascent and Crosstrek models. It will feature its recognizable boxy shape and more truck-like look. The front end will receive the similar grille design as the current model but some changes in its design are evident. The headlamps will be positioned a bit higher than before. And we will notice the new design of the bumper too. Looking from the rear, there will be new taillights which will look like the ones on the Impreza and Crosstrek models.

2019 Subaru Forester rear

When it comes to interior, there are still no any photos or information about its look. However, for the 2019 Subaru Forester, we can expect similar design of the cabin as the outgoing version. Of course, it will arrive with improved technology and more quality materials. The safety will be raised to the higher level with more standard features. Furthermore, because of the new architecture, the cabin will be much quieter now and more spacious too which means more comfort.

Release date and price

The 2019 Subaru Forester is scheduled to hit the showrooms sometime in the end of 2018. The price of the next-generation Forester is still unavailable.


  1. greg November 29, 2017
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