The Forester is a compact crossover which was originally launched in 1997. It is produced by Fuji Heavy Industries and sold under Subaru brand name. So far, there are four generations of it. Current generation was released in 2014 as 2015 year model, so this crossover is still pretty much new. However, if we consider that company usually makes some bigger modifications in third of fourth year of models production, it seems very likely that 2017 Subaru Forester could come as mid-cycle refreshed model. New model will come with several changes. Beside some visual updates, we also expect to see improved cabin and fuel economy.
2017 Subaru Forester possible changes
We still don’t have any official information about changes for 2017 Subaru Forester, so we must rely mainly on speculations and our predictions. However there are some changes that will come almost for sure. Like every mid-cycle refresh, this one will also include several visual changes, mostly at the front end. Those changes usually include revisited grille, headlights, front bumper etc. When it is about rear end, we expect to see some smaller changes, in order to follow the styling of new front fascia.
When it is about interior, 2017 Subaru Forester could come with things like revisited instrument cluster, new colors, materials etc. The main change that is expected for this model is about safety. New model should feature company’s new-generation Eyesight system that was introduced in new Outback and Legacy. We don’t expect changes in trim levels. However, this car maker usually adds standard equipment as the years go by, so expect to see much longer list of standard features for 2017 Forester.
2017 Subaru Forester engine
The 2017 Subaru Forester already features engine with excellent characteristics. It is a 2.5 liter Boxer engine with 170 horsepower. It is available with either 6-speed manual transmission or CVT. Fuel Economy ratings are 24 mpg city and 32 mpg highway for model with CVT, while model with six-speed manual gearbox makes 22 mpg city and 29 mpg in a highway.
2017 Subaru Forester release date and price
At this point, it is still early to predict some more precise date of launch. It is expected that 2017 Subaru Forester will be released in the second half of 2016, with the price that won’t be much different, compared to current model.