2017 Subaru Forester with Its Mid-Cycle Updates for a Fresher Look


In 2017 there will be a new version of Forester from Subaru which is set to be released under the official name of 2017 Subaru Forester. There are updates and changes of course following the release of the car itself. Majority of the updates and changes made by Subaru in this car is considered as a set of mid-cycle refresh. It means that there will not be major or significant changes that could bring a completely different version of the Forester itself.

Slight revision in both rear and front fascias, several upgrades in the interior, and also some new active-safety equipment addition are among the updates that can be noticed in the 2017 Subaru Forester. Yet there is one great thing in term of the update that cannot be found there in its competitors such as Toyota RAV4 which is the use of brake-based torque vectoring. Getting curious already?

Awesome 2017 Subaru Forester Performance

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The addition of the Active Torque Vectoring system which is actually taken from the WRX and also WRX STI will only be available in the top-trim version of the 2017 Subaru Forester. Clearly this particular feature is closely related to the performance aspect of the car itself. It can be found there in the one with the turbocharged 2.0-liter V4 XT that is also taken from the WRX. This particular engine is capable of delivering up to 250-hp of power. The Active Torque Vectoring technology is definitely needed by this engine in order to maximize the performance of the engine itself as in the WRX.

Moreover the base engine for the 2017 Subaru Forester remains the previous 2.5-liter V4 flat engine with only some revisions to slightly improve its performance output. This base engine is paired along with a CVT which has also been revised in some aspects of it to perform better in the 2017 model. The result can be seen significantly in the EPA fuel economy rating. Now the rating is at the level of 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. One more thing which is different from its competitors is the fact that there is a choice of a six-speed manual transmission type for both the 2.5i base model and the 2.5i premium model that could bring the EPA ratings into the level of 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.

2017 Subaru Forester Styling Changes

Since it is mentioned earlier that there are only mid-cycle updates in the 2017 Subaru Forester, there are not much of changes in term of the styling of this car. You will have to pay a close attention to actually spot the visual changes of this car. The changes include a new set of LED accent lights for both the tail lamps and also headlights, revised wheel designs, and also a new shape of hexagonal grille.

Moving into the cabin of the 2017 Subaru Forester there will be a new design of its steering wheel plus the addition of an optional Saddle Brown leather trim package only for the Touring model of this car. Other updated things in the interior of the car include additional soundproofing, updated door seals, and also thicker door seals that are all concentrating on the better comfort in driving the car. This is considered to be an essential aspect to deal with the high levels of road and also wind noise in the previous version of the Forester.

Furthermore in the 2.5i Touring and 2.0XT Touring of the 2017 Subaru Forester there will be heated steering wheel and also keyless access as the standard features. Meanwhile the features of power liftgate and automatic climate control are now available for more models. One ore addition is the X-Mode traction which is a standard feature only on Premium, Limited, and Touring model with CVT transmission.

2017 Subaru Forester Price and Release Date

Next one of the most anticipated information about this car is surely the release date and the price to own this car. The fact that this car is having a 2017 year model means that it will not be available at anytime soon this year. Yet it can be expected to be available as early as the beginning of 2017. Regarding the price of 2017 Subaru Forester, it could be started from USD 23,245 for the base model with the possibility of being in the level of USD 34,645 for the 2.0 XT Touring.

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