2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i

2.5i

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Price with options: $24,295

MSRP: $24,295

Base Invoice: $22,915

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Sport Utility

MPG

City: 26 - Hwy: 33

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2019 Subaru Forester Pros

The biggest news for 2019 is the addition of the Subaru Forester to the Subaru Global Platform shared with the Impreza, Crosstrek and Ascent. True to its roots, the Forester carries a similar look to its predecessor but now sporting a stronger, lighter, and much quieter chassis with even better suspension. This year's model features a high compression direct injected 2.5L boxer engine producing 182 horsepower paired with a CVT transmission and of course all-wheel-drive. The Forester also now includes a host of camera-based driver assists via its EyeSight advanced Safety System.

2019 Subaru Forester Model Highlights

The Forester caters to an increasingly more eco-conscious customer base rather than the traditional on-the-go small SUV consumer. Even so, the Forester still possesses the ability to keep up when the road gets rough and road conditions demand performance. Styling remains sharp and modern-- it's still clearly the Forester from front to back, but with new styling touches to the headlamps, facias and grille.

A turbocharged engine option and manual transmission are excluded from this year's lineup, disappointing some enthusiasts but the base engine utilizes direct injection and a high compression setup to put out 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque while achieving 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. This makes it more powerful than ever, while remaining competitive fuel economy for its class. In Sport and Touring Foresters, a 7-speed manual mode that simulates a manual transmission via wheel mounted shift paddles helps scratch the itch for those with the need for speed.

The Forester is available in five trim levels -- Base, Premium, Sport, Limited and Touring.

Standard features on the base trim include EyeSight driver assists, LED headlights, automatic start/stop functionality, automatic climate control, a rearview camera, a 6.5-inch infotainment system fitted with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Sirius XM Radio and two USB-ports.

The Forester Premium adds 17-inch alloy wheels, X-Mode off-road mode with hill descent control, a panoramic moonroof, roof rails, a rear spoiler, a 10-way power driver's seat, Starlink Safety and Security, a leather wrapped steering wheel, reclining rear seats and rear A/C vents.

Heading up to the Forester Sport adds 18-inch black alloy wheels, a dual-function X-Mode, SI-Drive with Sport Sharp mode, LED fog lights, roof rails with integrated tie-downs, gloss black and orange exterior accents, dark gray sport fabric upholstery, interior orange stitching and trims accents, Sport gauges with color LCD instrument panel display, a 6.3-inch multifunction display mounted on top of the dash, two rear USB ports, and a quick-entry system with push-button ignition.

The more upscale Forester Limited adds leather seating, steering-responsive LED headlights with high-beam assist, chrome grille accents and exhaust, a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, blind-spot monitoring with lane change assist and rear-cross traffic alert. An 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen display replaces the standard 6.5-inch screen.

The top of the line Forester Touring can be ordered with Black or Saddle Brown perforated interior leather seating. Also included are unique 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails with silver accents, satin silver side mirror caps, automatic reverse tilt side mirrors, chrome door handles, an 8-way passenger's seat, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, a navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, a 9-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a driver monitoring system watching for sleepy or distracted driving, reverse automatic braking and one-touch folding rear seats.

The EyeSight suite of driver assists comes standard for all trims and includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure and sway warning, lane keep assist, and lead vehicle take-off alert. A lesser-known EyeSight feature is the pre-collision throttle management system can help avoid accelerating ahead of time by significantly reducing throttle response and alerting the driver as to on oncoming collision. Optional driver-assist features include reverse automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring with lane change assist and rear-cross traffic alert. The Starlink Safety Plus package includes SOS emergency alert, roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle recovery, and can unlock/lock the doors, honk the horn, flash the lights and find your vehicle.

2019 Subaru Forester Model News

The Subaru Forester brand is known for building go-anywhere vehicles that provide a healthy amount of driver satisfaction and technology. Keeping with this philosophy, Subaru re-vamped the Forester, aimed again at those who wish to master roads less travelled while maintaining urban practicality. Under the hood Subaru added a few horsepower, increased chassis rigidity, and included the addition of several electronic drive settings on Sport, Limited, and Touring models designed for poor weather conditions. A brake-based torque vectoring system and adjustable throttle response via Subaru Intelligent Drive system were even included from the WRX. Compared to the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5, the Forester is a strong contender with a heritage all its own.

2019 Subaru Forester Value Writeup

Rugged Exterior, fuel-efficient boxer engine, famously capable all-wheel-drive system, improved passenger and cargo room; EyeSight safety system.

Brakes
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Disc Brake Type
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
11.6 Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Engine
2.5 L/152 Displacement
Engine Order Code
Regular Unleaded H-4 Engine Type
Gasoline Direct Injection Fuel System
182 @ 5800 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
176 @ 4400 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
Mileage
26 EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
33 EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A)
Suspension
Strut Suspension Type - Front
Strut Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transmission
All Wheel Drive Drivetrain
3.70 Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.60 - 0.75 First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.69 Reverse Ratio (:1)
0.56 Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
CVT w/OD Trans Description Cont.
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Order Code
7 Trans Type
Vehicle
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD EPA Classification
Weight Information
3449 Base Curb Weight (lbs)
MECHANICAL
Engine: 2.5L 4 Cyl DOHC 16V w/VVT -inc: Dual Active Valve Control System (DAVCS) variable valve timing
Transmission: Lineartronic CVT -inc: low shift mode
3.70 Axle Ratio
GVWR: 4,891 lbs
Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
Electronic Transfer Case
Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
Battery w/Run Down Protection
Towing Equipment -inc: Trailer Sway Control
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
16.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Permanent Locking Hubs
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
EXTERIOR
Wheels: 17" x 7.0J Steel w/Full Wheel Cover -inc: Silver finish
Tires: P225/60R17 99H All-Season
Wheels w/Silver Accents
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Clearcoat Paint
Body-Colored Front Bumper
Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Black Bodyside Cladding
Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Body-Colored Door Handles
Black Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
Fixed Rear Window w/Variable Intermittent Wiper and Defroster
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
Grille w/Chrome Bar
Front License Plate Bracket
Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps
Perimeter/Approach Lights
LED Brakelights
ENTERTAINMENT
Radio: Subaru Starlink 6.5" Multimedia Plus System -inc: AM/FM stereo HD Radio w/single-disc CD player w/MP3/WMA/CRR/RW file capability, multi-touch gesture high resolution display, 6.5" LCD screen, Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity and hands-free phone connectivity, iPod control capability, rear-vision camera display, SiriusXM All Access radio and Travel Link (subscription required), smartphone integration: AHA, Android Auto, CarPlay and Pandora, Starlink cloud applications: refer to subaru.com for app availability, dual USB port, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack, 4 speakers and body color roof mounted antenna StarLink enrollment cannot be applicable to Fleet Management Companies (FMCs) or to Commercial fleet accounts at this time.
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
1 LCD Monitor In The Front
INTERIOR
Front Bucket Seats -inc: driver height adjuster (pump lever type), full width seat fore/aft adjustment lever, height and tilt adjustable front head restraints and passenger front seat back pocket
6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline
4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Valet Function
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Distance Pacing w/Traffic Stop-Go
Manual Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Cloth Door Trim Insert
Urethane Gear Shift Knob
Cloth Upholstery
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
Front Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim
Cargo Area Concealed Storage
Cargo Space Lights
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Systems Monitor
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Digital/Analog Display
Seats w/Cloth Back Material
Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Front Center Armrest
Perimeter Alarm
Engine Immobilizer
3 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration
SAFETY
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
EyeSight Pre-Collision Braking
EyeSight Lane Keep Assist Lane Keeping Assist
EyeSight Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure Warning
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Driver Knee Airbag
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners