2016 Subaru Forester Review

Subaru Forester has dominated the world of CUVs since its launch in 1997. The car is a perfect combination of high performance and high-end luxury. The Japanese automobile manufacturer has been making notable changes to every new release of Forester. Now, the automaker is gearing up for its new release. The new car will be the 2016 Subaru Forester. The upcoming CUV will be a perfect one for the lovers of a comfortable and luxury ride.

2016 Subaru Forester front view

2016 Subaru Forester – Exterior and Interior

The exterior of new 2016 Subaru Forester will get the latest designs and innovations that will give the car a compact and solid look. The grill will be redesigned, and is expected to get an aggressive appearance. The front and rear bumpers will also be refurbished. Both the headlights and tail lights will feature the HID technology. The lights will be able to switch on automatically when it gets dark. The exhaust pipe will be a bit different from its predecessor. It will be 0.6″ taller and 1.6″ wider. There will also be an electric tailgate. The wheel will be made of steel and will measure 17 inches.

The 2016 Subaru Forester will also come with advanced suspension features such as front and rear stabilizer bar and 4-wheel independent suspension. When it comes to the roof and glass, you can expect an intermittent rear wiper and variable intermittent wipers. Some notable features associated with doors include rear lift gate door and fixed lift gate window.

The interior will get highly advanced tech features that will make the new CUV more comfortable, functional and safe. There will be enough space for the passengers and their luggage. The seats will be height-adjustable. The steering wheel is expected to be lighter than the outgoing model. The dashboard will carry a myriad of top-notch features. There will be an infotainment system that will feature the StarLink technology, AT&T with 4G LTE, Smartphone connectivity, USB connection and Sirius XM audio system.

The 2016 Subaru Forester CUV will come with a number of convenience features such as cruise front seat back storage, rear view camera, overhead console, door pockets, cup holders and cruise control. There will also be comfort features such as air conditioning system, dual vanity mirrors and interior air filtration system.

2016 Subaru Forester interior

2016 Subaru Forester – Engine and Performance

The powertrain will not be left behind when it comes to the car modification. Although the car will use an existing engine, it will be enhanced to improve on performance and fuel economy. The engine will be the 2.5-L flat-4 engine, which is capable of producing 170 horsepower at 5800 pm and 174 lb-ft of torque at 4100 rpm. There will also be other engine options for the Forester trims. One such engines will be a 2-L turbocharged capable of generating 250 horsepower and 400 lb-ft.

The base engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or Lineartronic CVT automatic. The drive type of 2016 Subaru Forester will be All Wheel. The fuel economy will be 22 mpg city and 29 highway for the manual transmission and 24 mpg city and 32 mpg highway for automatic transmission.

The car rivals are expected to be Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Escape, Acura RDX and Toyota RAV4.

2016 Subaru Forester rear view

2016 Subaru Forester – Price and Release Date

The starting price of the new Forester, base model, will be around $23,000. Other advanced models of the same car will retail between $31,000 and $37,000. The release date is expected in the second half of 2016.

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