The upcoming 2022 Subaru Forester is one of the best models that you can get in the compact SUV segment. From what we know, the new Forester will arrive with a redesign. On top of that, we expect various refreshments, including interior upgrades. However, some other reports are suggesting another mid-cycle facelift with not so drastic changes.
No matter what happens, Forester will be improved for 2022. In terms of performances, the Forester SUV will probably get some kind of improvement. Whatsoever, the rumors are predicting a new engine that also powers the Ascent model. Subaru will launch its new SUV by the end of 2021.
2022 Forester Redesign
The all-new 2022 Subaru Forester will deploy the new brand’s modular architecture. This could lead to possible dimensional changes. However, this information is not official yet. On the other hand, the exterior design is an even bigger mystery. While some reports are suggesting complete redesign, some other sources are predicting mid-cycle refresh.
For sure, its design will change so we can expect new exterior features. For a start, Forester will get reshaped headlights, a new bumper, and a revised grille. This SUV will also offer new under guard protection and new roof-rails.
On the inside, the new 2022 Subaru Forester will look better than ever before. We think the upright interior is the best thing about this model. We don’t know how drastic these upgrades will be, but we expect numerous improvements. The current model is full of quality stuff and standard equipment. The interior layout will remain, which means Forester will once again offer a spacious cabin. This is a two-row SUV with room for five passengers.
Forester offers 35.4 cubic feet of cargo space. However, folding the rear seats will open up to 76.1 cubic feet of cargo room. We hope that Subaru will replace the standard 6.5-inch touchscreen with a larger unit. Moreover, the infotainment system is up to date and Forester will gain more driver-assistance features.
Right now, Forester SUV is using a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 182 horsepower. The 2022 Subaru Forester will surely offer this powertrain option once again. This four-cylinder unit comes with a CVT transmission and a standard front-wheel-drive system. It is a fuel-efficient powerplant that delivers 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
The latest reports are suggesting a new engine that will be optional. It is a 2.4-liter turbo-four variant that also powers the Ascent model. Thanks to a turbocharger, this engine is capable of producing 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. Remember, this is not official yet.
2022 Subaru Forester Release Date and Price
The forthcoming 2022 Subaru Forester will now cost more than the current model. That means you can get this SUV for about $26,000. The sales will begin in the second half of 2021, so we think Subaru will release more info in the coming months. The Forester SUV will continue to rival models such as Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4.