The 2018 Subaru Forester stays relatively unchanged after receiving a minor facelift
The Subaru Forester is not dubbed as one of the Best SUV in the market for no reason. This station-wagon type compact crossover SUV was introduced in 1997 by Subaru. Currently in its fourth generation, the 2018 Subaru Forester offers many outstanding features. The SUV is notable for its excellent cargo capacity, big and comfy passenger space, excellent fuel efficiency and a great list of available advanced safety features.
Interior / Exterior
The 2018 Subaru Forester has a seating capacity for five people and offers a spacious interior. The design comes with a standard cloth upholstery which can be upgraded to leather for utmost comfort and luxury. Heated front seats and power-adjustable driver seat are also available option for the 2018 Subaru Forester. The passenger space for this vehicle is equally impressive. Thereâ€™s generous visibility from the front seat and ample legroom for the rear seats.
The cargo capacity is likely the greatest strength or the strongest attribute of the 2018 Subaru Forester. This SUV offers 34 cubic feet cargo space which is actually good enough to carry some large equipments. If you needed more, you can fold down the rear seats and the Forester can offer you an overall 75 cubic feet. This could even feet larger items or even furniture. Whether you need a vehicle for your daily driving needs or you are aiming for some outdoor adventure, the 2018 Subaru Forester is absolutely an excellent choice.
Infotainment / Security
The 2018 Subaru Forester comes with a decent amount of standard and available features. The Subaru Forester comes in four different trim levels which includes the Subaru Forester 2.5i (base), Premium, Touring and Limited. Although the base trim doesnâ€™t offer an overwhelming standard features compare to higher trims, thereâ€™s a great list of available options you can add for an upscale driving experience. Some standard features include Bluetooth, the 6.2 inch Starlink touch screen infotainment system, four speaker sound system and a USB port.
As far as the safety features are concerned, the rearview camera is by far the only safety feature that comes as standard in all trim levels. Available safety features can be found from their EyeSight Driver Assist Technology which allows you to monitor traffic movement, optimizes cruise control and many other driver assist features like lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rear automatic braking and many more.
The 2018 Subaru Forester offers two engine options. First is the so-called flat-four, a four cylinder base engine that can produce 170 horsepower and 174 lb ft of torque. The second engine option is more powerful. Itâ€™s a Turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 250 horsepower and 258 lb ft of torque. Both powertrain is backed by a standard six speed manual transmission. Continuously Variable Automatic transmission is also available. The 2018 Subaru Forester is also notably fuel efficient with 26 mph in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.