2019 Subaru Forester Redesigned – Now Without XT Turbo Version

The upcoming 2019 Subaru Forester is a five-passenger compact-crossover SUV with great driving manners and safety ratings. Forester is an adventurous SUV with the good off-road ability and ample ground clearance.

It offers a great engine, and manual transmission, which is rare in this segment. Resale value is remarkable and 2019 Subaru Forester comes with improvements such as new Black Edition package and an optional all-wheel-drive setup. If you are searching for a crossover SUV with a fair price, great visibility, more ground clearance and stunning safety features, the forthcoming Subaru Forester is the right choice.

2019 Subaru Forester front

2019 Subaru Forester Exterior will get a minor changes

The exterior was revamped last year, so 2019 Subaru Forester will arrive with minor changes. The headlights are sleek and incorporated with c-shaped LED units. The hexagonal grille looks upscale and fresh. Headlights will now feature a new steering-responsive technology that will turn the lights on the steering wheel, so the view at night is better as a result.

The new Forester will ride 8.7-inches off the ground and this comes handy on snowy roads. It also measures wheelbase 103.9 inch and the length is 181.5 inch. The front end of obtains a unique design and it adds a rear roof spoiler. A new addition to 2019 Forester is a Black Edition package.

This package will add four exterior paints, darkened alloy wheels, and other exterior amenities. 17-inch wheels are standard. However, you can buy an optional wheel that looks much better. It also comes with panoramic sunroof, roof rails and body-color side mirrors, rear cross-traffic alert, power tailgate, fog lights and more.

2019 Subaru Forester comes with a significantly quieter cabin

The interior of an all-new 2019 Subaru Forester looks very modern and comfortable. Some features and shapes are really looking upscale, from the thicker glass to the new door seals and acoustic windshield. One of the things where Subaru paid a special attention is the cabin sound, and Subaru promised a significantly quieter cabin than its predecessor.

The “upscaleness” continues with soft-touch surfaces and with an updated interior on the Touring models. This SUV comes with 2-row/5-passenger configuration and the seat layout is excellent. Visibility up front is more than good, and at the rear, legroom is better than some of the main competitors such as Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

Cargo space is now 30 cubic feet. However, with the rear seats folded that space increases to 70 cubic feet. For the entertainment, this SUV will gain advanced features. It comes with AM/FM/CD system with HD Radio and four speakers, 6.2-inch Starlink infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity and USB and auxiliary inputs, 10-way-power driver’s seat configuration, panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, fold-down rear armrest with cup holders and more.

The safety system on this SUV comes with a great package of features. The 2019 Subaru Forester will get latest features like blind spot detection, electronic stability control, low tire pressure warning, rear child safety lock, driver knee airbag system and many more.

Harman/Kardon premium audio system is available as options

Furthermore, one can upgrade the sound system with Harman/Kardon premium audio system. Unfortunately, this model as the predecessor will not be offered with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

The Touring trim that is also available in this offer will bring attractive 18-inch wheels, heated steering wheel and seats that is cover with leather, dual-zone climate control, better navigation, one-touch folding rear seats, LED headlights and taillights, EyeSight suite of driver-assist and active safety features.

2019 Subaru Forester interior

2019 Subaru Forester XT turbo engine is no longer in the offering

The approaching 2019 Subaru Forester SUV this time will be available with just one engine. The company will keep four-cylinder that is placed lower in the vehicle which provides a lower stability and better stability. It consists of a 2.5-liter drivetrain unit that is capable of producing up to 170 HP and 174 lb-ft of torque. The fuel tank capacity of this model is 15.9 gallons. This drivetrain is available with manual or automatic 6-speed transmission, or Lineatronic CVT gearbox. The turbocharged engine from the last year 2.0-liter that makes 250 HP is no longer in the offering.

Towing Capacity and Fuel Economy

However, consider that the XT turbo engine is no longer available, the model with the 2,5-liter engine is able to maximum tow 1,500 pounds. This model is also available with the front-wheel drive system and optional all-wheel drive. With this configuration, this engine will give EPA city/highway fuel economy of 22/28 mpg for the manual transmission and 26/32 mpg for automatic.

2019 Subaru Forester side

2019 Subaru Forester Price and Release Date

The 2019 Subaru Forester will cost around $24,000. Better-equipped trims starts at $27,000 and the Touring models are priced at $38,000. The automatic transmission will add $1000 to the price. Subaru’s latest compact-SUV will go on sale in the second half of 2018.

The models like Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4Nissan RogueFord EscapeHyundai TucsonKia Sportage and new Jeep Compass will challenge the newest model.

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