The 2019 Subaru Forester had to do a complete overhaul and Subaru was happy to reveal the redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester at the New York Auto Show 2018. As most of Subaru redesigns, there is nothing very different, but there are many subtle improvements.
Exterior and Interior
Outdoors, the 2019 Subaru Forester gets the high proportions you expect from a modern crossover. The design is a mix of square shapes and hard lines, and while it’s not the most amazing design we’ve seen, is it really working with more attached to the masses approach. Although similar to the outgoing model, the 2019 year brings a renewed exterior that aims to show “a more robust style” twinning “the latest Subaru design language while retaining a strong family resemblance to the rest of the brand portfolio. “At the front, we find new headlight housings that extend to the front fenders.The LED lighting elements are standard throughout the range.The nose gets its atmosphere thanks to the unique design of Subaru hexagonal grille , which is lined with a prominent chrome trim and a line of the upper wing, with distinctive six stars.Additional black and silver trim can be found elsewhere in the vehicle.A shoulder line was used, tilted upward around the pillars, rising to the tail and adding a little extra visual weight.Subaru also says that the right pillars placed in the right places to ensure good visibility to the outside, while the large arches Wheels are a nod to the extra grip provided by the AWD powertrain.Updates this year, including a longer wheelbase, now at 105.1 inches compared to the 103.9 inch projection, a 1.2 inch gain from the overall model. The 2019 Subaru Forester also has an impressive 8.7 inch ground clearance, which certainly helps to emphasize its aspirations for off-road capabilities. For reference, the rugged Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk oriented thing also offers 8.7 inches of ground clearance.
In the 2019 Subaru Forester, passengers will enjoy a more angular cabin with more technology. The design gains in vents in the table, with additional details added here and there to break the large solid surfaces seen in the outgoing model. This is certainly a different approach to the simplified and horizontal designs seen in other parts of the segment, but it looks good anyway. More importantly, Subaru says the 2019 Subaru Forester is the most spacious and quiet model for carrying the nameplate. The increase in cabin space size begins with an increase in legroom at the rear, thanks in part to the longer wheelbase. Rear seat passengers will not be able to enjoy up to 39.4 inches of rear space, 1.4 inches more than before. There is also more headroom, room hips and shoulders, while larger openings in the rear doors (courtesy of the steeper C pillar) facilitate entry and exit of the thing. The new dimensions and new design also open the rear cargo space, with a rear space increased to 76.1 cubic feet in total. The increase in available space is due in part to a lowered rear seat, which alone provides an additional 1.4 cubic feet. Added convenience is added by a 60:40 split for the bank, making it easy to load long objects like skis. Speaking of the load, the back door is now open with a maximum width of 51.2 inches, which represents an increase of 5.3 inches over the outgoing model. Subaru says it’s so wide that can load a bad full size course laterally without having to tip over. An electric rear door is standard equipped with limited equipment and travel levels, while Premium and Sport models are available as an option.
Under the revised body panels, the 2019 Subaru Forester is based on Subaru’s new global platform architecture, which Subaru says can offer “levels of driving pleasure, agility, protection, comfort and tranquility significantly higher “. And although we do not necessarily focus on the 2019 Subaru Forester as our “driving pleasure” option, noise, vibration and hardness (NVH) reductions will certainly be appreciated. Each level of equipment is motivated by a “boxer” engine with four cylinders and 2.5 liters. This engine has been updated with the previous 2.5 liter four cylinder boxer engine previously used by Subaru. It features features such as automatic start / stop, direct injection, a higher compression ratio (AVCS) for the escape side. The output has a maximum value of 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque, a little more than the 170 horsepower and 174 foot pounds of the previous model (12 horsepower and 2 more pounds, to be exact). The only gearbox offered is a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), also known as Subaru Lineartronic CVT. This automatic transmission offers better acceleration than before, as well as 33 mpg on the highway, according to Subaru estimates, 1 mpg more than before. If you decide to enter the Sport or Top Touring equipment level, you can have a little more control over the seven speed simulated transmission, which is exchanged with the paddles on the steering wheel. Completing the drivetrain is the iconic Subaru symmetrical AWD system. The 2019 Subaru Forester comes standard with a driver selectable SI DRIVE transmission system that offers configurations such as “Intelligent” and “Sport”, as well as “Sport Sharp” in sports equipment. These settings change the throttle response, with smoother inputs in smart mode to save fuel and a more responsive feel in sport mode. Unfortunately, Subaru no longer offers the Forester XT model, with a turbo engine that pumps up to 250 horsepower. The previous model years also offered a manual transmission option, which once again follows the path of the dodo this year. Replacing the XT, Subaru offers the 2019 Subaru Forester, “inspired by the needs of outdoor enthusiasts”. Improvements over other levels include exclusive styling, unique driving modes, additional interior features, and more (see Price section for a complete summary). As for handling, the 2019 Subaru Forester comes with Active Torque Vectoring, a system launched directly from sports models such as Subaru WRX and WRX STI. In general, Subaru aims to combine the similar capacity to an SUV and a car ride in terms of personality on the 2019 Subaru Forester. To meet these characteristics, all models, except the basic model , are called X-Mode Hill Descent. Control, which adjusts the engine, shifting, AWD system, braking system and electronic stability to better equip the 2019 Subaru Forester when heading for a slippery mountainous terrain. Sport, Limited and Touring also come standard with X-mode driving configurations for conditions such as snow and dirt, deep snow and mud.
Price and Release Date
Based on production estimates, we expect 2019 Subaru Forester to have a launch date in October. Expect a slight rebound in base prices from the current range of $ 24,710 (destination fees included).