Considering the numerous updates the Forester has received for the 2017 model year, we predict that the 2018 Subaru Forester will remain the same at heart, although those updates didn’t mark a start of new generation for this crossover SUV lineup. As the company’s one of the best sellers, Forester in general offers a mix of spacious cabin, good fuel economy, and impressive optional turbo engine ideal even for the rougher road. Even with the all-wheel drive, the fuel economy is still considerably impressive.
2018 Subaru Forester Interior
Even so, as we get inside the 2018 Subaru Forester, you may find how pretty plain the interior styling is. The design or quality is nothing special, although there are indeed some distinct features that set the Forester apart from its competitors. Most controls work nicely, including the 3-knob and multi-button ones as part of the climate system. The interior space is good in general with enough headroom and legroom, even for adults sitting on the rear seat. Overall, although the quality of interior isn’t that impressive, the Forester has no problem with how its interior is put together.
The cabin comfort, in overall, is good thanks to the plush ride, reasonable quietness, and soft yet supportive seats. The front seats inside the 2018 Subaru Forester are fairly soft, wide, and flat. They can be adjusted easily, and the upright driving position will be something most drivers are grateful for. The plush ride allows the passengers to stay comfortable even in a long trip that takes all day. The noise management is also impressive—even the acceleration at full throttle doesn’t disrupt the cabin significantly.
2018 Subaru Forester Engine
Two engine options are offered for the 2018 Subaru Forester. Regardless of the trim and engine, all Forester models are equipped with an all-wheel drive configuration. The base engine is a 2.5L engine producing 170 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque paired to either a 6-speed manual or a CVT. For more power and better performance, opt for the higher trim levels that offer a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, rated at a total output of 250 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The turbocharged engine is matched to a CVT only that is undoubtedly quicker than the base engine—it takes 6.3 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph. Without a doubt, the turbocharged engine is the recommended choice for you to consider.
2018 Subaru Forester Price
Until today, there is still no official information regarding the starting price and release date of 2018 Subaru Forester. But with 2017 finally comes, we won’t need to wait for too long. And refer to the MSRP for the 2017 Subaru Forester as your cue about how much the 2018 models will be sold at.
Regardless of the updates, the 2018 Subaru Forester remains the same Forester we first saw for the 2014 model year, and this is a good thing. Plus, Subaru’s hallmark of offering the all-while drive as standard is also another aspect to convince you that a Forester is a perfect choice for you and will still stake a claim to top the segment, which gets crowded each and every year.