2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i

2019 Subaru Forester

2.5i

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  • 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $24,295.00
  • Invoice: $22,915.00
  • Hwy MPG: 33 mpg
  • City MPG: 26 mpg
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pros

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

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.

model news

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.

value writeup

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.

Exterior Color

Ice Silver Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: IS1

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Crystal White Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: WH6

Interior Colors

  • Gray

Exterior Color

Dark Gray Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: DGM

Interior Colors

  • Black

Exterior Color

Jasper Green Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: JGN

Interior Colors

  • Gray

Exterior Color

Crystal Black Silica
Manufacturer's Color Code: CB2

Interior Colors

  • Gray

Exterior Color

Horizon Blue Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: HBP

Interior Colors

  • Gray

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Trans Type 7
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.60 - 0.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.69
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 33 MPG
Cruising Range - City 431.60 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 26 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 29 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 547.80 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded H-4
Displacement 2.5 L/152
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 5800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 176 @ 4400
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 111.9 ft³
Front Head Room 41.2 in
Front Leg Room 43.3 in
Front Shoulder Room 58.2 in
Front Hip Room 54.1 in
Second Head Room 39.6 in
Second Leg Room 39.4 in
Second Shoulder Room 57.2 in
Second Hip Room 53.6 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 105.1 in
Length, Overall N/A
Width, Max w/o mirrors 71.5 in
Height, Overall 67.5 in
Track Width, Front 61.6 in
Track Width, Rear 61.8 in
Min Ground Clearance 8.7 in
Rear Door Opening Height N/A
Rear Door Opening Width N/A
Liftover Height 28.4 in
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 73.1 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 35.7 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline 51.2 in
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings 43.3 in
Cargo Box (Area) Height 34.8 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 76.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 35.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 35.4 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3449 lbs
Curb Weight - Front N/A
Curb Weight - Rear N/A
Maximum Payload Capacity N/A
Curb Weight N/A
Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1500 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 150 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1500 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 150 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity 1500 lbs
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Size P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 17 X 7 in
Rear Wheel Size 17 X 7 in
Spare Wheel Size Compact in
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 35.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.6 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.2 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 16.6 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Passenger: * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Rear Passenger: * * * * *

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat: * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 16.90

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive: 3.49%

Expiration Date: 07/01/2019

Resource: subaru.com 06/03/2019