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 Subaru Forester returns for 2018 with a couple of minor updates and a new special edition. Touring models now come equipped with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology as standard, while that EyeSight system now comes with both high beam assist and reverse auto braking features. Active torque vectoring has also been made standard on the 2.0XT Touring trim.

The new Black Edition offers many of the upgrades previously available only on the Turbo model on the 2.5i Premium trim, making it a great choice for anyone who wants all the bells and whistles but for $4500 less than the more powerful XT. The interior of the Black edition also gets upgraded upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with contrasting stitching and a gloss black center dash panel.

2019 Subaru Forester Model Highlights

The 2018 Subaru Forester comes in a variety of different trims powered by one of two engines. The base engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder making 170 horsepower. This engine is offered with a choice two transmissions -- a 6-speed manual or a continuously variable unit. The optional, turbocharged engine displaces 2.0L and makes a very healthy 250 horsepower. The turbocharged engine is only available with a continuously variable transmission, though the CVT does have a mode where it imitates a traditional manual, allowing upshifts and downshifts via paddles on the steering column.

2.5i Foresters come in four trims: Base, Premium, Limited and Touring. Base trims still feature a tilting and telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, a 4-speaker stereo with MP3 capabilities, a 4.3-inch color multi-function display and a rear backup camera. Premium models get a body-colored spoiler, panoramic sunroof, roof rails, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, reclining rear seats and a 6-speaker stereo. Limited models come standard with the CVT transmission and with leather seating. Heated front seats, a power liftgate, fog lights, a rear spoiler and heated mirrors are also standard equipment on Limited Foresters. Top-of-the-line Touring models feature everything from the Limited trim plus a navigation system, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, a heated steering wheel, push-button start and 18-inch wheels.

Forester 2.0 XT models come in both Premium and Touring form. Both get the powerful 250-horsepower engine, better brakes and more aggressive styling than 2.5i models, as well as a front fascia and 18-inch wheels. The Touring and Premium models are otherwise similarly equipped to their 2.5i namesakes. Torque vectoring, first introduced on the high-performance Subaru WRX, is standard on 2.0XT Touring models with EyeSight and provides improved handling in tricky conditions.

Accident avoidance and mitigation is covered by several safety systems. Symmetrical all-wheel drive, anti-lock brakes, several airbags, traction control and stability control are standard. All Foresters other than the Base model also benefit from EyeSight, a safety suite offered in a few variations. It includes devices like lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and forward collision warning with automatic braking.

2019 Subaru Forester Model News

The Subaru Forester has always been a great compromise between the practicality of a small hatchback or station wagon and the capabilities of an SUV. The Forester comes standard with all-wheel-drive, unlike most of its competition. Base-model Foresters perform similarly to competitors from Ford and Mazda, while turbocharged versions offer significantly more power, resulting in surprisingly sprightly performance. The Forester's stable and planted on-road handling is more car-like than others in this segment. The Forester starts at just under $23,000.

2019 Subaru Forester Value Writeup

All-wheel-drive, practical, good mix of fuel efficiency and performance, good ground clearance, improved interior space

Brakes
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
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
3504 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
Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
Battery w/Run Down Protection
Towing w/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
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
Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
Fixed Rear Window w/Variable Intermittent Wiper and Defroster
Deep Tinted Glass
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
Roof Rack Rails Only
Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps
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
Automatic 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
Systems Monitor
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Digital/Analog Display
Seats w/Cloth Back Material
Driver And Passenger Heated-Seatback
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
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