New 2016 Subaru Forester is ready and will be released soon! The first ever produced Subaru Forester was in 1997 and the brand has ever since evolved in terms of performance and features. The most notable changes have been in terms of engine performance and size dimensions.
The recently produced Subaru Forester models combine the features of a Sports Utility Vehicle and those of the station wagons, the result is a powerful vehicle that is comfortable and agile in performance.
The new 2016 Subaru Forester will be a Crossover Utility Vehicle that will be unique, modern and technologically advanced. Moreover, the car will be fashionable, sophisticated and exquisite due to incorporating top quality materials.
Again, these excellent features will undoubtedly ensure the model achieves a top level performance in terms of comfort amenities and excellent driving experience.
The new 2016 Subaru Forester will comprise of abundant SUV features that include a tall interior packaging, high centre of gravity and high ground clearance. There will be adequate space for all its passengers therefore it will not be ‘squeezed or stuffy’ therefore enabling its occupants feel comfortable.
It will come with five doors and a definitely stylish colourful interior that will utilise top rated technology. The steering wheel will be lighter than the previous model. There will be a trendy shifter and buttons that will ensure a comfortable experience and easier functionality.
The dashboard will be futuristic and will be incorporate state of the art entertainment and infotainment features. The infotainment system will include an advanced StarLink capability and will be made up of AT&T mated to 4G LTE, Sirius XM audio system with automatic notification, eyesight cameras and smartphone enabled connectivity.
The exterior of the new 2016 Subaru Forester will also receive the same advanced features like the interior. Buyers should expect the new Forester to come with new HID lighting on both the headlights and taillights.
A unique feature in this model is the ability of both the headlights and taillights switching on automatically when it is dark. The vehicle will also come with redesigned front and hind bumper, and a redesigned aggressive grille as well.
The new 2016 Subaru Forester will also come with highly advanced suspension features that will guarantee the passengers of this vehicle a superbly amazing driving experience. The exterior look is also going to be complemented by the futuristic designs of the exhaust pipes which will be 1.6” wider and 0.6” taller than its previous version.
The tailgate will be electric. The wheels which will be 17” and 18” will support the gorgeous body of the new 2016 Subaru Forester.
2016 Subaru Forester engine
Under the hood of this model will be the presence of two engine options available for buyer’s convenience. The first engine will be a 2.5L four cylinder engine. This engine will be able to generate 170 hp and 174 pounds of torque which will enable it reach up to 5,000 revolutions/minute.
The next option will be a 2L engine which will be turbocharged and will have the capability of yielding up to 300 hp and 400 pounds of torque. This model will come with the following trim versions which will include a base 2.0 XT Touring, 2.0XT premium, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited and 2.5i Touring with the highly rumoured STi model version proven to be just a rumour.
The engine will be mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional Continuously Variable Transmission system (CVT). The vehicle will be available as an all-wheel drive but there are talks of availing a 2WD also.
Buyers should expect the fuel economy ratings to be around 24 mpg on the highway and 29 miles per gallon in the city.
There is speculation that Subaru will offer a plug-in hybrid but no details have been provided. We will be updating the post soon as new information trickles in.
2016 Subaru Forester price and release date
The precise date for the release of the new 2016 Subaru Forester is not yet crystal clear as yet. Nonetheless, some industry rumours allege that it might be released to the market somewhere in the second half of next year (2016).
The auto mobile is expected to cost you around 23,000 USD for the base version and up to 38,000 USD for the upper trim level. The most prominent rivals of the 2016 Subaru Forester will be the likes of Volkswagen Tiguan, Toyota RAV4, Jeep Compass, Mitsubishi Outlander and Acura RDX.