The Subaru Forester is well known as a beautiful crossover SUV that offers a decent amount of interior space and unsurpassed comfort for passengers and it is especially famous among families, since it also comes with great safety features. The latest edition of the Subaru’s beloved SUV will continue that story, but with the addition of slight outside and inside changes. Having in mind that the company is more focused on applying a full overhaul for the 2017 model year, the mentioned changes on the soon to come model, will not be that big, but they will be important enough to hopefully raise the sales numbers of the 2016 Subaru Forester.
2016 Subaru Forester update
As far as the exterior look is considered, the Subaru’s designers will give the new Forester model a more contemporary appearance than before, and the changes will mostly be focused on the front end of the SUV. For example, the new model will wear a newly designed front grille; bumpers will be restyled as well, while the headlights will now be equipped with LED daytime running lights. Also worth mentioning is that the company will also throw in the offer a wide palette of colors for the bodywork, which will allow the future customers to make their new vehicle more in line with their demands.
It is time to move to the inside of the car, and as far as the cabin goes, the 2016 Subaru Forester will come with a great deal of upgrades and new features. As standard, the buyers will get adjustable paddle shifters, brand new, top of the line infotainment system, modern looking dashboard, and a huge amount of high-tech and safety features. We also have to say that the cabin will be upholstered with high quality material, while the seats will be quite comfortable, and wrapped with premium materials and leather in higher trims.
|Exterior Dimensions (in./mm)|
|Wheelbase||103.9 / 2.640|
|Length||180.9 / 4.595|
|Width||70.7 / 1.795|
|Height||With roof rail: 68.2 / 1.735
without roof rail: 66.4 / 1.687
|Track||60.9 / 1.547
61.1 / 1.552
|Ground clearance||8.7 / 220|
|Angle of approach||23.0 deg.|
|Angle of departure||25.0 deg.|
|Ramp breakover angle||21.0 deg.|
|Base curb weight||2.5i||2.0XT|
|6-speed manual: 3.296 lbs.
CVT: 3.366 lbs.
CVT: 3.624 lbs.
New Subaru Forester 2016 mpg specs
As for the under the hood, the new Subaru Forester 2016 will offer 2 engine units. The first one is the 2.5 l 4-cylinder boxer engine, and it is capable of generating up to 170 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to the second unit option, Subaru offers a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, which is powerful enough to pump out 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Standard transmission for 2.5-liter models is a 6-speed manual which brings fuel economy rated at 25 mpg combined (22/29 city/hwy) while optional is CVT automatic transmission which is good for 27 mpg combined (24/32 city/hwy).The models with 2.0XT powerplant are available only with CVT automatic transmission (Lineartronic continuously variable transmission) and with this gearbox the new 2016 Forester has fuel economy rated at 25 mpg combined (23/28 city/hwy).
|Engine||2.5i Models||2.0XT Models|
|Displacement||2.498 cc||1.998 cc|
|Horsepower||170 @ 5.800 rpm||250 @ 5.600 rpm|
|Torque lb.-ft.||174 @ 4.100 rpm||258 @ 2.000-4.800 rpm|
|Towing capacity||Up to 1.500 lbs.|
|6-sp. manual: 22/29/25
2016 Subaru Forester price
The only thing left to say is the price, the new Subaru Forester 2016 will come with a price range from $22,395 for base 2.5i model with manual transmission and goes up to $33,795 for 2.0XT Touring models with CVT automatic transmission.
|Forester 2.5i 6MT||$22.395|
|Forester 2.5i CVT||$23.395|
|Forester 2.5i Premium 6MT||$25.295|
|Forester 2.5i Premium CVT||$25.795|
|Forester 2.5i Limited CVT||$28.795|
|Forester 2.5i Touring CVT||$30.795|
|Forester 2.0XT Premium CVT||$29.195|
|Forester 2.0XT Touring CVT||$33.795|
More info on official Subaru site.