2016 Subaru Forester

The 2016 Subaru Forester may not be the most elegant compact
SUV but we all agree that what it lacks in looks it compensates
in all other areas that count. This is one of the best cars you
will find nicely equipped, with plenty of power, impressive
fuel economy ratings and at a great price.

New Subaru Forester 2016 Exterior

Though we don’t expect dimensions to change for the current
model, we expect the auto maker to hook up the current model
with better lines and improved aerodynamics. The front fascia
of the new  Subaru Forester 2016 will feature a redesigned
bumper with LED fog lights and a grille with chrome touches.

The crossover will have five doors which have been smartly
integrated with the exterior appearance. We have seen new roof
racks as well as a rear roof spoiler with a signal light. The
rear also features new taillights which are rectangular in
shape with high-quality lighting.

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2016 Subaru Forester Interior

The new 5-seat Forester crossover will be offered in six trim
levels which will be 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, Limited, Touring and
2.0XT Premium Touring.  Inside, the automaker has updated
and reconstructed technological equipment and has used high
quality materials to design an interior that is top in this
model’s class.

The vehicle will feature leather upholstery, heated front
seats, power liftgate, panoramic sunroof, a navigation system,
a 7-inch touch screen and a Harman Kardon audio system. Other
features offered as standard will include USB and Bluetooth
connectivity, a satellite radio and a new STARLINK 6.2-inch
touch-screen audio system with HD radio. It will also feature
Smartphone integration and for safety purposes, it will come
with the STARLINK safety package which puts in together
automatic collision notification, emergency roadside
assistance, diagnostic reports, remote vehicle locator as well
as Smartphone-compatible remote controls for locks and lights.

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Engine, Specs and Performance

Under the hood of the base trim of the 2016 Subaru Forester you
will find a 2.5 L4-cylinder DOHC Boxer engine that
produces 170 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be
mated with a six-speed manual transmission system as standard.
Automatic transmission system is also available as an option
and will be offered in standard all-wheel drive mode. The
new Forester 2016 with the famous boxer engine accelerates from
0-60 mph in 8.6 seconds, while top speed is about 166 mph.

The second engine option will be a 2.0 L XT DOHC
turbocharged engine that will produce 250 hp and 258 lb-ft
of torque. There is a possibility of another engine which will
be a 1.6 L 4-cylinder turbo engine with an output of 168 hp and
84 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be paired with a 6-manual
transmission system.

The base engine will have an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22
mpg for city and 29 mpg on highway when paired with a manual
transmission system while automatic models will deliver 24 mpg
for city and 32 mpg on highway. On the other hand, models with
the turbocharging engine will return lower EPA ratings at 23
mpg and 28 mpg for city and on highway respectively.

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Price and release date

Subaru is yet to release information concerning the official
 release date of the 2016 Subaru Forester. But we believe
the car might make an early appearance in the last quarter of
2015 failure to, we expect the model to be out in early 2016.
To get your hands on the Forester you will have to part away
with around $22,395 for the base trim and more for higher trim
models. For example Base Price MSRP for the Limited trim
level with the 2.5 l engine is $ 28.795.

Competition

The main competitors of the new 2016 Subaru Forester are new
Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.