This compact crossover is manufactured by Fuji Heavy Industries and sold as Subaru Forester. Original model was launched in 1997 and so far, we have seen four generations of it. Current model came in 2012 and, according to the latest reports, it should be redesigned in 2017. This indicates that 2016 Subaru Forester will come without big changes. However, we saw at the 2015 New York Auto Show will still come with some changes. It may not get some visual improvements or new engine, for example, but it will come with plenty of novelties inside the cabin.
2016 Subaru Forester changes
The 2016 Subaru Forester will come with several improvements, compared to last-year model and most of them will be inside the cabin. When it is about exterior look, it will come pretty much the same as previous model and only some minor tweaks are possible. On the other side, interior will undergo several changes. The styling of the cabin will basically remain the same, but it will come with plenty of changes, when it is about hi-tech features.
The 2016 Subaru Forester will feature new 7-inch touchsreen multimedia system, which was presented in new Impreza. The system includes satellite radio, Bluetooth streaming audio, two USB ports, an MP3 jack and Pandora and Aha app integration. It also features Starlink communication system, which includes several useful things such as automatic collision notification, monthly diagnostic notifications, smarthphone-base control of vehicle and many other.
2016 Subaru Forester trim levels and engines
Just like previous model, 2016 Subaru Forester will be available in six trims – 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 2.0XT Premium and 2.0XT Touring. When it is about engines, base unit is a 2.5 liter inline-four engine, which is good enough for 170 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. Higher trims come with more advanced 2.0 liter Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which is good enough for 250 horses and 258 pound-feet of torque. While first engine comes with either manual transmission or CVT, 2.0 liter unit is available exclusively with CVT. Both engines have similar results (about 24/25 mpg combined), when it is about fuel consumption.
2016 Subaru Forester release date, price and competition
The 2016 Subaru Forester is expected to come in August. Price is still unknown, but it is expected to go somewhere between 22.000 and 35.000 dollars. Main competitors will be models like Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue.