There are many SUV’s in the compact crossover class and many of them are great choices and one of the choices are the 2018 Subaru Forester which continues to be one of the Subaru’s best vehicles. The Subaru forester was last redesigned in 2014 but for the 2018 model year minor updates occur with the addition Subaru’s starling system. During the last redesign, Subaru did surprisingly well when other automakers were lame. All Subaru’s are very practical because they all get the standard all-wheel-drive.
The exterior on this new Subaru Forester is very rugged looking, very boxy looking too, and we thing that is the reason why this vehicle is selling so good nowadays. The styling on the vehicle is not like all the other compact crossovers with sleek styling and such. The wheels are made from alloy and they are 17 inch. All around this Forester is very rugged looking SUV.
The interior of the Forester is very functional yet stylish looking and there is a sense of roominess inside too. The seats are pretty comfortable and they are coated in full leather featuring power driver’s seat with power recline and power lumbar too. On the dashboard is a HD LCD 7-inch touch display that features a Subaru’s “starlink” system. These systems have navigation, phone, stereo and sole limiter app integration. The Subaru have their high-tech feature called the “eye sight system” which is the two cameras mounted above the windshield this is helping with adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and collision warning.
The Limited version has a 2.5-Liter four cylinder engine under the hood. This engine is capable of producing 170 horsepower @ 5800 rpm and 174 pound feet of torque @ 4100 rpm. Another option is a 2.0-Liter four cylinder turbo engine with a 6-speed manual or CVT automatic four wheel drive or all wheel drive. Subaru’s secret sauce is the all wheel drive system this car comes standard with it and this is been a big selling point for the last decade. In the Limited version there is a “X mode” which is basically a traction control designed to go slow over slippery or off-road surfaces.
2018 Subaru Forester Price
The base model Forester costs 23.245 dollars that is with a 2.5L engine AWD and a manual transmission. The Limited edition costs 29.645 dollars and when you add 2.145 for the navigation and eye sight package and it comes out a total of $31.790.
EPA fuel economy consumption is 24 city/32 HWY.