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Subaru Forester receives upgrades at same price for model year 2016

The 2016 Subaru Forester has received well-meaning upgrades that would surely be appreciated by drivers and passengers alike. These upgrades cover safety, refinement, comfort and convenience – while prices remain the same for all trim levels. Prices range from £25,495 (on-the-road) for the 2.0i XE model to £26,995 for 2.0D XC models.

At first glance, the 2016 Subaru Forester conveys a refreshed exterior appearance. Its front end features the characteristic hexagonal grille updated with a new 'wing' motif grille mesh. The front end also features a reshaped front bumper with the new L-shaped chrome trim, thereby providing extra visual volume to the lower front end of the Forester and highlighting the vehicle’s relatively low center of gravity, stability and wide stance.

Moreover, the front end of the 2016 Subaru Forester is gifted with wraparound headlamps that still features Subaru's signature 'hawk-eye' shape. These headlamps now come with a sharper appearance, thanks to a new black base paint finish for a sharper appearance. LED combination lamps, meanwhile, are featured at the rear of the 2016 Subaru Forester. Subaru moved to have the 2016 Forester feature a functional interior with new materials and technologies, thereby giving the cabin a higher-quality appearance and feel while endowing it with modernity.

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2014 Subaru Forester beats the Honda CR-V in Consumer Reports SUV review

In the latest Consumer Reports reviews, the Subaru Forester compact sport utility vehicle topped the Honda CR-V and other rivals. The 2014 Subaru Forester, which now ranks as Consumer Reports’ top pick in the compact sport utility vehicle segment, won praise from the non-profit magazine for “space-efficient design, large windows, and big square doors.”

According to Consumer Reports’ Jake Fisher a.k.a. the director of the well-known magazine, the 2014 Forester is perfect if you are looking for a small SUV that is very functional and fuel-efficient. Furthermore, the 2014 Forester can accelerate faster than its rivals and still leads the competitors in fuel economy.

For those who don’t know, earlier this month Fuji Heavy said that it will invest $400 million to boost U.S. capacity by the end of 2016 due to the rising demand for vehicles such as the Forester SUV. Subaru sales increased 17 percent in April 2013, the biggest increase among carmakers based in Asia.

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Small SUVs from Subaru and Mitsubishi given Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety handed “Top Safety Pick+” honors to the Subaru Forester and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport after the small sport utility vehicles aced the group’s "small overlap" crash test. In fact, the Forester and the Outlander Sport were the only small SUVs that sailed through the innovative small overlap crash test, in which the front corner of a vehicle on the driver's side collides against a five-foot-tall barrier at 40 mph.

The redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester received “Top Safety Pick+” honors after getting a "good" rating on the test. Joe Nolan, vice president for vehicle research at IIHS, said in a statement that the Subaru's engineers succeeded in doing well in the new test with the redesigned Forester.

Nolan remarked that this is exactly how IIHS hoped carmakers would respond to improve protection for people in these types of serious frontal crashes. The IIHS said that 20 vehicles have now received Top Safety Pick+ accolades for safety in small overlap crashes.

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2014 Subaru Forester priced from $22,820 in the United States

The 2014 Subaru Forester, which is set to start selling this spring, has a starting price of $22,820 for the base 2.5i model. This price stands for a $730 increase from the price tag of the base 2013 Forester that says $22,090 MSRP. The top-of-the-range turbocharged Forester 2.0 XT is priced at $33,820.

Some of the features included in the 2014 Forester 2.5i base model are Incline Start Assist, floor mats, Bluetooth, and a 4.3-inch LCD screen. Moving up to the 2.5i Premium raises the final price by $3000 to $25,820. Its upgrades include 17-inch steel wheels to 17-inch alloys, a 10-way power driver’s seat, privacy glass, a reclining rear seatback, as well as a six-speaker sound system with HD Radio and Bluetooth audio streaming.

Meanwhile, the 2014 Forester 2.5i Premium with a six-speed manual has standard heated front seats, heated side mirrors, and a windshield wiper de-icer. On the other hand, the same model with a CVT gets a standard a panoramic moonroof and provides the mentioned equipment in a package.

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Subaru has received 8,149 pre-orders for the new Forester since it opened order books on November 13. The redesigned crossover is all-new for 2014. It features bigger body revised engines. It continues to offer the old 2.5-liter naturally aspirated H-4 engine as standard equipment. However, the 2.0-liter turbocharged H-4 has become available as an option.

In prototype form, the Forester was found to be easy to handle and steer. Its continuously variable transmission also made it perform well whether with the base 2.5-liter naturally aspirated or the 2.0-liter turbo models

With regards to the Forester’s main highlight (the Subaru EyeSight camera-based active safety system), it was determined to be an unobtrusive way of ensuring that the driver doesn’t stray from your lane or rear-end traffic in front.

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Subaru’s fourth-generation Forester crossover made its debut in North America at the Los Angeles Auto Show. When Subaru offered a Forester the last time, it dropped its boxy styling. But now, its angular looks are back but in a minimal dose. It received a modified front fascia that at first glance, appears a lot like the previous generation car.

However, it has actually received revised fog and headlights and a different front bumper and grille. Another difference is its restyled wheels. Still, the car’s exterior styling is much like that of the previous generation. The new car will be available with two engine options rather than the universally-used 2.5-liter unit the present Forester depends on.

Buyers can still get the 2.5-liter flat four with 170hp but they will have the option of getting a turbocharged 2.0-liter boxer engine with 250 hp. Just like all Subaru models (with the exception of the BRZ), this power will be sent to all four wheels via the all-wheel drive system. A CVT and a six-speed manual transmission are both available.

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Subaru released today the first photos with the all-new 2014 Forester and announced that the new model will make its North American debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. According to the official press release, the 2014 Forester promises to combine a bolder profile than before while offering a roomier interior.

Under the hood, we will find a new 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged BOXER engine delivering 250 hp and 258 lb-ft. of torque. Still, a standard naturally aspirated 2.5-liter BOXER engine is also available delivering 170 hp and 174 lb.-ft. of torque.

Thanks to a new six-speed manual transmission and the Lineartronic continuously variable transmission, fuel consumption is higher across the line. Thanks to the generous 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the new Forester will offer a proper off-road capability.

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Subaru unveiled the 2011 Forester STI Ts, a special edition of its popular crossover which will be manufactured in a limited edition of just 300 units. Built only for the Japanese market, the new car is based on the Forester S-Edition and features new STI high-performance parts such as a new modified suspensions which lowers the vehicle by 15 mm.

Furthermore, the car features new front and rear bumpers, a modified front grille, revamped side sills, a new rear roof spoiler, a rear air diffuser with integrated exhaust system. The design is completed by the new set of 17-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels.

Inside, we find a new sports steering wheel wrapped in leather, sports buckets finished in Alcantara, but also new carbon fiber trim elements. Under the hood, we find a 2.5-liter boxer engine delivering 263 hp and 347 Nm of torque, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.

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Finally, Subaru unveiled today the 2011 Forester and as expected, the car comes with plenty of features ready to boost the sales of the Japanese manufacturer.

So, what’s new for the 2011 model year Forester? First of all we have an all-new engine for the Forester 2.5X models (turbocharged 2.5XT retains current engine) with a larger displacement (2,498 cc vs. 2,457 cc).

The new engine delivers 170 horsepower, which is the same as before, but at slightly lower rpm, while the torque is up to 174 lb.-ft. at 4,100 rpm. The result is an improved fuel economy 21 mpg city / 27 mpg highway vs. 2010 20/27 for manual and 20/26 for automatic.

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The 2010 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney also saw the debut of the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Subaru Forester Concept, a new car that previews some strong clues pointing to a new variant next year.

Dubbed Subaru Forester S-Edition Concept, the new car is more powerful than any other version of the current Forester, and is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter delivering 262 hp and 347 Nm of torque.

Some of the significant additions include paddleshift five-speed automatic gearbox, revised sports suspension, Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) All-Wheel Drive, exclusive styling accents, a new set of STI 17-inch high lustre alloy wheels, Alcantara seat trim with S-Edition logos, new aluminum sport pedals, luminescent instruments with centre design unique to the model and Forester S-Edition badging.

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Subaru announced today the 2011 Forester pricing will start at $20,495 equipped with manual transmission, which means a $200 increase comparing it with the 2010 model year. For the automatic transmission version you will have to pay $21,695. The 2011 Forester will come with the all new 2.5-liter DOHC boxer engine, but also with a new grill design as well as an updated instrument panel with a softer, textured material.

Some of the standard features include AM/FM stereo with single disc CD player and 4 speakers with input auxiliary jack, 12 volt power outlets, Brake Assist, Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), daytime running lights, engine immobilizer, carpeted floor mats, multi-functional center console box and sliding arm rest, 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, rear window wiper and washer and remote keyless entry. The Forester 2.5X offers an optional Alloy Wheel Value Package for $400 which ads 16-inch alloy wheels and roof rails.

The 2011 Forester 2.5X Premium, equipped with manual transmission starts at $23,195, showing a $400 increase over the 2001MY, while the model fitted with automatic transmission starts at $24,195. Some of the standard features offered by this version include all the 2.5X features plus a standard 10-way power driver's seat, privacy glass, panoramic power moonroof, roof rails, steering wheel mounted audio switches, reclining rear seatback function and rear seat retractable rear tray.

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Subaru's sales are up 35% from last year's figures, it will still release new products. The 2011 Forester models will receive a series of upgrades that include a revamped 2.5-liter engine. To keep the 2011 Subaru Forester current, it will get a slightly updated four-cylinder 2.5-liter boxer engine halfway through its third generation.

Output is maintained at 170hp but because of some minor tweaks, torque has been raised from 170 to 174 pound-feet. The model also gets a slightly improved fuel economy to 21/27 (city/highway) for either a manual or automatic transmission.

The XT-badged turbo models are able to keep their current powerplant but all 2.5X trim levels will be powered by the slightly revised engine.

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Today, Subaru of America unveiled the Mountain Rescue Forester Vehicle, manufactured specifically for the National Ski Patrol . It will be launched at the 2008 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show that runs at the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 4 to 7 this year.

Cooperating with Subaru of America, Detroit-based Specialized Vehicles created the Mountain Rescue Forester Concept as the final first responder vehicle, intensifying its trail-driving capability and furnishing it with vital Ski Patrol rescue gear.

Patterned after the 2009 MOTOR TREND SUV of the Year Subaru Forester 2.5XT turbo small SUV utility vehicle, the Forester Mountain Rescue Vehicle is designed to aid Ski Patrol crews perform rescues in harsh environments and weather conditions.

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Subaru has revealed today the new Forester XTI Concept. It will be featured at the 2008 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show, which runs at the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 4 to 7 of this year. The Forester XTI Concept merges the adaptability of the all-new Forester 2.5XT with the maximum street performance of the rally-bred Impreza WRX STI.

All new for 2009, the Forester was named MOTOR TREND magazine's SUV of the Year. The magazine highly praised the new Forester's blend of performance, utility, comfort, safety technology and value in giving it the honor. "The Subaru Forester is the SUV for our times," said MOTOR TREND editor Angus MacKenzie, referring to the judges' unanimous decision.

The new Forester XTI Concept has an acceleration rate of 0-60 in less than 5 seconds, exactly as the Spyker D12 Peking to Paris! Can a vehicle be both extremely stylish and practical? The Subaru Forester XTI responds with a spacious interior and a lot of turbo power.

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