It has been so many years since the first Subaru Forester has come out. Back in 1997, it started it legacy. At that time car companies were just blooming to say the least, and new technologies were being introduced. Since that time, The Subaru Forester has seen four generations of updations and alterations. And now this is time for the fifth generation to shine.
The fifth generation was first shown at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. It was claimed to be the most roomiest, most capable and the most versatile among all the generations of Forester ever made. This fifth generation will be bringing all the right things any person wants – nice new style, huge space, a bit more power to run and finally the safety to back it all up.
2019 New Subaru Forester Engine and Specifications
It was said that the new Forester will deliver great driving pleasure, superb agility and crash protection, as well as ride comfort and quietness. All of these will be powered by 2.5 litre “Boxer” engine which has 4 cylinders.
This engine is totally upgraded from the earlier one by adding features like automatic start and stop, direct fuel injection, a ratio whose compression is higher and finally an active valve control system.
The engine puts out about 182 BHP of power along with 176 pound-feet of torque. Both are slightly higher than the previous version of the engine. The Forester’s gearbox runs on CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) otherwise known as automatic transmission, giving better acceleration than before and thus churning out 33 MPG (Miles Per Gallon) of mileage.
There is also an All Wheel Drive system which is one of Subaru’s most important feature.
2019 New Subaru Forester Top Speed: Since the car is using an inline-4 engine, the maximum top speed that it is capable of is 130 MPH.
2019 New Subaru Forester Interior, Exterior and Features
Firstly, the exterior of the car will get a total makeover. It is a tall modern crossover with block type shapes and hard lines to complement the overall look. The whole car is getting a total rugged look. The front headlights are extended to the front fenders, along with LED lighting which is standard across the whole range.
There’s Subaru’s main hexagonal grille design surrounded prominently by chrome, high-gloss black and silver trim can be found elsewhere on the vehicle.
The car has longer wheelbase along with high ground clearance and underbody protection. There are standard roof rails on all variants, except the base variant, and the wheels of the car are sized between 17 to 18 inches.
Coming to the interiors, the whole layout is now updated. This version is definitely the most roomiest and frankly the most quietest Forester yet produced. The car comes with new front heated seats, along with extra cargo space that provides very easier loading.
The floor is fully dirt and scruff resistant, combined with latest features for safety, like the all new DriverFocus technology. It has all the remote features, that is carried on also with the standard 6.5 inch multimedia screen which can be upgraded to 8.0 inches. Includes voice recognition as well.
Apart from that, various other features like Dodge Challenger and Android Auto is supported, there is keyless entry including various other optional features like lane change assist, automatic braking, blind spot detection, etc.
2019 New Subaru Forester Variants
There will be three variants of the Forester – Sport, Limited and Touring. They will all come with a feature known as X Mode driving, that helps driving in conditions like snow, dirt or mud. The sport version though will include various other features like better aesthetics, extra interior bits, etc.
2019 New Subaru Forester Price and Release Date
Subaru hasn’t yet revealed any official pricing for the new Forester, but it is expected to start around the same as the previous one, which is $22,795. The new 2019 Subaru Forester is expected to reach most dealerships and showrooms by late 2018.
Sometimes, it’s hard to design a successor that will be both stunning in terms of performance as well as looks and feature. And Subaru have done brilliantly in that regard, there’s no doubt regarding that.
They have excelled in every department you can possibly think of – they’ve improved the engine, they’ve improved the interiors and exteriors and added a whole bunch of new features. And that too for the same asking price as that of before.
Honestly, this is exactly what innovation and creativity looks like when bundled together, and there’s no stopping Subaru from exceeding expectations with the 2019 Forester.