For 2017, Forester received an update to Subaru’s highly-rated EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, incorporating color cameras that deliver a wider, longer field of vision. The revised system also includes Lane Keep Assist, which can gently guide the vehicle back to the center of its lane if sway is detected.
All Forester Limited and Touring models now contain Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which warn of possible danger from a vehicle getting into the driver’s blind spot or approaching from either side when backing up. Premium models equipped with EyeSight also get Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Most changes to update the Subaru Forester crossover for the 2017 model year are par for the mid-cycle-refresh course, which includes slightly revised front and rear fascias, a few interior upgrades, and some new active-safety equipment. But Subaru being Subaru, the Forester also sees one upgrade that you won’t find on a Toyota RAV4 or perhaps a Honda CR-V: the addition of brake-based torque vectoring.
Trims powered by the base 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine contain the 2.5i, 2.5i Premium ($26,370), 2.5i Limited ($30,070) and 2.5i Touring ($32,170, whilst the more-powerful 250-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four is obtainable as a 2.0XT Premium ($30,170) or 2.0XT Touring ($35,170).
2017 Subaru Forester Models
The 2017 Subaru Forester is provided 2.5i and 2.0XT models, with base, Premium, Limited, and Touring trim levels for the 2.5i, and only Limited and Touring trims for the 2.0XT. Costs variety from just more than $23,000 to close to $35,000. Even the base model comes with Bluetooth hands-free calling, audio streaming, a rearview camera, and a 6.2-inch touchscreen for basic infotainment functions.
2017 Subaru Forester Engine
The 2016 Forester’s engines carry over to the 2017 model, but Subaru has tweaked the continuously variable transmission (CVT) to boost gas mileage by two miles per gallon in the city and one mile per gallon within a combined cycle. The turbocharged 2.0XT Touring comes regular using a WRX STI-sourced active torque vectoring system that reduces understeer.
Offered in typical, Premium, Limited and Touring trims, the 2017 Subaru Forester is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine with 170 horsepower. Standard on the 2.5i and 2.5i Premium models is a six-speed manual transmission although a CVT is obtainable as an choice. The Forester 2.0XT is obtainable in both Premium and Touring trims and feature a 250-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Boxer engine. All models come normal with Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.
2017 Subaru Forester Release Date and Price
Arriving dealerships late summer 2016. Pricing for the 2017 Subaru Forester lineup isn’t available yet, but it shouldn’t adjust a great deal from the outgoing model’s expense, which ranged from $23,245 for a base 2.5i manual to $34,645 for a 2.0XT Touring.