The Subaru Forester makes for a compact crossover that has a great mix of space, all-weather capability, and safety for those who want a family-friendly option that can handle a variety of settings.

The Subaru Forester

To date, the Subaru Forester is one of the best-selling models for the entire brand. When it first hit the scene in 1998, it was the start of the compact crossover area. Since then, it's set itself apart with different trims, but the hallmark of the car will always be how practical it is, making it a favorite for those with large families who need the added space.

The latest generation first came out in 2014, and carries over this same practical mentality along with some of the highest safety ratings in the field.

The Subaru Forester Today

The 2018 Subaru Forester adds some new features and a new Black Edition package. Touring models now have EyeSight Driver Assist Technology as a standard feature.  High Beam Assist and Reverse Auto Braking have also been added to the EyeSight suite of driver assist features.

For engines, you have three choices:

        The standard 170-hp, 174-lb-ft of torque 2.5-liter flat-four. This is paired to either a six-speed manual (22/28 mpg city/highway) or a CVT (26/32 mpg).

        The 250-hp, 258-lb-ft 2.0-liter turbo-four, paired exclusively with a CVT.

If you plan on getting the 2.5i, you may want to consider upgrading to the 2.5i Premium, with a great suite of optional features including:

        Panoramic power moonroof

        17-inch alloy wheels

        X-Mode off-road mode (CVT only)

        Automatic climate controls

        10-way power driver's seat

        Rear roof spoiler

        Raised roof rails

        Reclining rear seats

        3-inch color driver's display

        7.0-inch Starlink Multimedia Plus infotainment system

The 2.0XT Touring model has:

        Leather-trimmed upholstery

        18-inch wheels

        LED steering responsive headlights

        Dual chrome exhaust outlets

        Sport-design front fascia

        Heated front seats

        One-touch folding rear setbacks

        Leather-wrapped heated steering wheel

        Paddle shifters

        Dual-zone automatic climate control

        Power liftgate

        Navigation with a 7.0-inch touchscreen

        Harman Kardon audio system

Visit your local Subaru Orange Coast dealership in Santa Ana to see our extensive inventory of the Subaru Forester. 



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