2018 Subaru Forester Release Date, Changes

The new 2018 Subaru Forester comes with enhanced features and surprising design. Introduced in the compact crossover wagon range, this new Forester is bound to lead the SUV pack, faring better than Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota RAV4, and Mitsubishi RVR. The growing car markets and the ever-changing dynamics of looks and features had made Subaru look for areas of improvement. But, then again, not all improvements are always welcome. The 2018 Subaru Forester almost demands to be different, and the automaker will look to hit all the right notes for its 2018 model. The changes in this model and improvements in the features are bound to catch the fancy and appreciation of every onlooker.

2018 Subaru Forester front

2018 Subaru Forester – External Look

The previous design signifying royal safari look have been re-worked by the designers to give this new Forester a trendy look. The front bumpers of 2018 Subaru Forester are increasing their size and thus imparting that muscular yet stylish look.

The alloy wheels are 20 inches in their size this time for supplementing on the road driving features and also to provide a better surface grip. Its headlamps are designed with LED daytime running lights located at the perimeter of each headlamp along with adaptive headlights. The taillights got more expressive with the LED patterns being added to it.


The beauty of the interior is taken care by striking a delicate balance between classic design and modern comfort. The interior climate control system helps one to regulate the way one wants to feel inside the car. The infotainment system is likely to receive a larger display along with a few added speakers. The Subaru should bring an LCD for its instrument cluster as well.

The power adjustable seats with optional heating system make the journey even more comfortable. The auto-dimming technology imbibed in the side mirrors makes it smart enough to fade away in the bright light. The 2018 Subaru Forester also comes with even more improved modern navigation system, security alarm system, and drivers assistance.

2018 Subaru Forester interior

2018 Subaru Forester – Engine Options

The Subaru Forester comes with an improved version of an engine over 2017 Subaru Forester. Coupled with a pair of four-cylinder engine and Subaru’s layout design of cylinders, the 2.5i will have the capability to deliver 174 lb-ft torque and up to 170 HP of power. Whereas, sportier turbocharged 2.0 would be capable of providing 250 HP of power and up to 258 lb-ft torque. However, the continuous variable automatic transmission (CVT) will be an optional feature with premium and base version having a manual transmission. A ground clearance of 8.7 inches with the standard AWD system will be also available for all models. This SUV is likely to be in line with its predecessor with an improvement in EPA rating.

2018 Subaru Forester rear

2018 Subaru Forester – Launch Date and Price

The new Subaru Forester is expected to be launched anytime in July 2017. Finally, the price is believed to be around the range of $24,000 and can be considered as a fair deal.

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