2017 Subaru Forester


The next year is when the 2017 Subaru Forester is going to be revealed. The latest updates state that the release date is scheduled for the first part of the year and is going to feature a lot of updates to the new car. We have included the latest information about the update but till the release of the car there are bound to be some more which may be thrown in.

The updates to the new Forester vehicle are going to be extensive. The mechanical updates are going to take a big part of the new 2017 model but may go unnoticed by the people at first. The models that get to use the naturally aspired powertrains are going to feature better fuel economy but the downside of this update that it will not add anything more than a  CVT for turbocharged models.

The fourth generation of the Forester was introduced in 2014 and still seems pretty new for the brand. The car is going to be showcased for the first time at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show and will show us the updated version of this vehicle. The update will be available for the Japanese market initially and will take a bit longer for it to reach the US. But with the car getting a sales boom in recent history we think that it will enable the sales to rise even more with the newest model which is going to certainly make the actual release for the US market quicker. Read the review and find out the latest news about the 2017 Forester.


2017 Subaru Forester Release date and price

The 2017 Subaru Forester is going to be released in Japan first and the showcasing may come as early as the end of this year, which will place the car available in the market by the beginning of 2017. As the car becomes gets offered for sale the arrival in dealerships is going to be offered in the first quarter of the year in the US market. The estimated pricing is around $ 22,500  and there is no official release yet available about the accurate pricing. But with the initial release in Japan, the US figures will be available as well. The model also competes against such models as 2017 Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5.

Exterior update

The exterior of the 2017 Subaru Forester is going to feature a few subtle changes that are going to happen but will get completely new sheet metal for its design. The front fascia has an all new and interesting look which helps it to appear wider than it actually is. The headlights are the crown jewel of the change even compared to the slightly revised grille. The U-shaped headlamps are the greatest and most innovative part of the car and the same kind of a design is seen in the back of the vehicle on the taillights.


The headlamps are a very unique concept for the Forester as they also add the LED high/low beam setup which is utilized for the first time on a Subaru vehicle. These units are steering responsive as well and in that way present even more of a unique kind of a design of the car.

The new look of the car also adds the 17-inch and the optional 18-inch wheels which have been redesigned to bring us better aerodynamic properties. Besides this the car also gets some new paint options with the Dark Blue Pearl and Sepia Bronze Metallic being new ones for this year. All in all, the 2017 Forester is quite a handsome devil and it has been the case with all of the vehicles from the brand, ever since they decided to drop the tall wagon look and exchanged it for a full-on crossover design.

Available engines

Engine options for the 2017 Subaru Forester are going to remain the same for the upcoming model. What makes the engines characteristics for the latest Forester is that Subaru has decided to place them closer to the ground, making the weight distribution better and lowering the center of gravity for the car which is not the case with many crossover vehicles.


The base model uses a 2.5-liter engine which the ability to produce 170 horsepower, and the second option is  a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that has the capacity of making 250 horsepower. All of the Forester vehicles that are sold in North America come with a CVT transmission and so will this one as well. The car also uses the six-speed manual transmission which is only available for the base versions of the car.

2017 Subaru Forester interior redesign

The update of the interior for the 2017 Subaru Forester mainly focused on making the comfort for the car higher and better. The changes started with the materials, of course, but it was done only slightly. New leather materials have been added to the center console, the armrest area and the door grips as well. It is perhaps a minor detail for the car and a bit unnecessary but it is always good to have something like that.


The instrument panel area also saw some changes and it mainly focuses on a color screen placed on the center of it. You can use this to your advantage as it helps you to see all the necessary driver aids which are neatly displayed here. The navigation system was also updated and the most notable part here is the changes made to the voice recognition feature. Finally, the  Harmon Kardon stereo system is also available for the model and it is given as an optional part of the equipment. But most people will certainly want one in their car.



Wheelbase: 103.9 in
Length: 180.9 in
Width: 70.7 in
Passenger volume: 108 cu. ft.
Cargo volume: 34.4 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3296 lbs
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 6,3 sec
MPG: 22/29 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Burnished Bronze Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Dark Gray Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Jasmine Green Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs

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