Initially launched in 2014, the Forester from Subaru has been the automaker’s best selling vehicle till date. Subaru has designed the 2018 model of Forester with the same intention of grabbing the market with its latest modifications. Subaru has its fingers crossed for the fresh modifications made to the 2018 model, to bring about lucrative sales through the new generation Forester. The 2018 model of Forester is in the production to offer roomy cabin space with excellent fuel efficiency rates.
The transmission adopted in the 2018 model will be Continuous Variable Transmission which is sure to lend a substantial improvement in the fuel economy.
2018 Subaru Forester Engine
The powertrain standardly involved in the 2018 Subaru Forester will be a 2.5-liter engine that would generate an outcome of 170 hp and a torque of 174 pound-feet. This will come mated with a six-speed manual or a Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT). This powertrain will be available in the lower trims of the Subaru Forester 2018. The 2018 Forester will be available on 6 trims: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 2.0 XT Premium and 2.0
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The higher trims, that is the 2.0 XT trim models will be powered by the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. The All Wheel Drive platform will remain standard on all trims of the 2018 Forester. The optional powerful engine with all-wheel drive platform will offer a great combination for the adventurers and when this would combine with the extra ground clearance provided in the upcoming Forester, the 2018 Forester will surely move towards becoming the most wanted adventure vehicle for the coming year.
2018 Subaru Forester Exteriors
The exteriors of the 2018 Forester have been inspired by big boxy designing and smooth cuts and layouts. The body is build up of lighter materials for a quick acceleration and smooth speeding. The windows have been broadened for better visibility for the passengers.
The 2018 model of Forester has been supplemented with additional noise insulation technologies, new headlights and taillights, afresh grille and front fascia for a more serene and impressive look. The vehicle would be running over 17 inches steel wheels as standard and optional alloy wheels. The panoramic sun/moon roof adds on to the luxury as well as adventure quotient of the vehicle.
2018 Subaru Forester Interiors
The contemporary touch has fascinated the interiors of the 2018 Subaru Forester including the freshly designed saddle brown leather look. The roomy area within the cabin is undoubtedly impressive. Apart from this, the cargo space is also magnificent. The seats are highly accommodating and cushioned for a turbulent ride. The color scheme has imparted a premium look to the cabin.
The driver seat is power adjustable and the rear seats have the option of reclining backs for additional comfort and postural arrangements. The steering is easy to handle and quick to respond. The Infotainment System has been modified with a fresh entry of 6.2 inches touch-enabled screen in the base model with up-gradations in the higher trims. There is compatible Navigation, Bluetooth, USB ports and hands-free calling system.
2018 Subaru Forester Safety Features
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has awarded a ‘good’ ranking in all of their major crash tests like Moderate Overlap Front Test, Small Overlap Front Test, Side Impact Test, Rear Crash Protection Test and Roof Strength Test. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has granted an overall ranking of 5 star, with a 4 star ranking in Frontal Crash test, 5 star in Side Crash test and yet another 4 star in Rollover test results. The Advanced Airbag System in the 2018 Forester comprises of front and rear head curtain airbags; front seat-mounted torso airbag and driver knee air bag.
There are many driver assistive features that play a key role in supplementing safety. These include Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Monitoring System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Colored Cameras, Steering Responsive Headlights, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Automatic Emergency Braking, Automatic Cruise Control, Traction Control, ABS, Safety Belt Pretensioners, Rear Child Safety Door Locks, LATCH system and much more.
2018 Subaru Forester Pricing and Release Date
The 2018 Forester is expected to launch in the Summers of 2018 with a starting price of $22,795.