2016 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester is a compact crossover which was for the first time introduced in 1997. Four generations have been released so far. This model is offered worldwide, so it isn’t surprise that there are several versions of this crossover, made for specific markets. Current generation model came in 2012 for the Japanese market, while United States version was released one year later as 2014 year model. Since this model is still very fresh, some big changes aren’t expected for the 2016 Subaru Forester. Most of the changes will be related on some new features inside the cabin, while the rest of the car is expected to remain unchanged.

2016 Subaru Forester

2016 Subaru Forester changes

As we said, most of the changes will be inside. Although the basics of 2016 Subaru Forester’s cabin will remain the same (dimensions, 7 seats, style etc.), there will be many tweaks that will refresh this crossover. It is expected that new model will be offered in some new interior colors and material (which will be better quality). The 2016 Forester will get some new hi-tech feature, while the other will be updated. Simply, it will come with new or updated entertainment systems, infotainment system, navigation system, cruise control, audio system with high performing speakers and many others.

2016 Subaru Forester side view

2016 Subaru Forester engines

When it is about engines, 2016 Subaru Forester will be offered with same engines as previous model. The base model will be powered by 2.5 liter engine with 170 horses and 174 lb-ft. The other option is 2.0 liter XT engine that makes 276 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of max torque. There are rumors that company will offer one more engine for the 2016 Forester. It is a new-generation 1.6 liter inline-four turbocharged engine and it has an output of 168 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of max torque. Company already uses this engine for Levorg model (Japanese market model only), and this engine makes impressive results so far, both in terms of power and fuel economy.

2016 Subaru Forester front view

2016 Subaru Forester release date and price

Information about release date and price of 2016 Subaru Forester is still unavailable, so we can only rely on some predictions. It is expected that new model will come in late 2015, with the price of around 30.000 dollars for the base model.