The newest model 2019 Subaru Forester is the fifth generation of the popular SUV that is unveiled at the New York International Auto show this year. The upcoming model will get some modifications and it will be available in five trims Premium, Limited, Touring, and the last one that is new in this year is trim called Sport.
This SUV will also get some new features in the cabin and safety is much better than the predecessor. It is made to take the popular model that is the leader in the SUV category Honda CR-V. However, there are many others at this moment that can compete with the 2019 Subaru Forester.
2019 Subaru Forester redesign
The upcoming model 2019 Subaru Forester is the compact and unique SUV that gives an attractive look. Its design is updated last year and this one year model will get a minimal redesign. Like the predecessor, the 2019 Forester will come with the popular and attractive C-shaped design that will get the latest LED lighting and hexagonal grille that is now wider and better looking. Also, the headlight on this model is better and now it incorporates the steering-responsive feature. This system will give buyers the better views at night with aims in directions of turn.
The updated version rides on the 8.7 inches off the ground that is ideal for all weather, especially in snowy climates. The Turbocharged XT model version will come with better-looking front and it will get roof spoiler. There is a special edition of this SUV Black Edition, this one will get some new colors and it will have darkened alloy wheels.
The standard offers for the colors include nine paints Venetian Red Pearl, Sepia Bronze Metallic, Jasmine Green Metallic, Crystal Black Silica, Crystal White Pearl, Dark Gray Metallic, Heritage Blue Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic and Quartz Blue Pearl.
2019 Subaru Forester interior design
The interior of the 2019 Subaru Forester is the same as in the current one. However, there is a small update that will include better isolation in the cabin and the new one model is much quieter. Like the current one model, it comes with two row of seating and it can accumulate five passengers. The seats are comfortable and one can choose many materials and leather colors in the offer.
On the tech side, it comes with the advanced version of the Subaru Starlink infotainment system that includes a 6.2-inch display. Also, there are some updated features like Bluetooth connectivity and USB inputs. However, the 2.5i Premium trim offers much more. It adds a panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, driver’s seat with 10-way-power, better infotainment system and attractive alloy wheels.
One of the most equipped Touring model and Sport one will get dual-zone climate control, one-touch folding rear seats, heated steering wheel and Harman/Kardon premium audio system. Interior colors will include Black, Gray, Saddle Brown. Safety of the SUV is also same and it offers Electronic Stability Control, Side Impact Beams, Dual Stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags, Driver Knee Airbag, Rear Child Safety Locks among others.
2019 Subaru Forester engine specifications and updates
The 2019 Subaru Forester under the hood will be offered with the two engine options. The first one is the non-turbo version that sits under the base 2.5i model with 2.5-liter boxer-4 that makes 170 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 174 lb-ft of torque at 4,100 rpm. This engine will be available eider with a 6-speed manual transmission or the Lineartronic CVT automatic transmission.
The 2.0XT SUVs model will come with a stronger engine that is turbo and direct-injected. The smaller engine that is 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer-4 delivers to this SUV 250 horsepower at 5,600 rpm. As for the torque, it will be 258 lb-ft at 2,000-4,800 rpm. This type of engine will be on offer with all four wheels configuration and High-Torque Lineartronic CVT with multi-mode SI-Drive system that can emulate six or eight virtual gear ratios.
2019 Subaru Forester fuel economy
Model 2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i offers great EPA city/highway fuel economy with the automatic transmission installed 26/32 mpg. However, this figures changes with the manual gearbox 22/28 mpg. The next one 2.0XT SUV comes with an AWD system and it gives 23/27 mpg in the city/highway.
In the section of the towing capacity, there is no place for the 2019 Subaru Forester because both engines above is not recommended for the towing. Furthermore, this SUV is only rated at 1,500 pounds.
2019 Subaru Forester price and release date
The price of the 2019 Subaru Forester will be almost the same as last year model. The model will have Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $23,750 for the model 2.5i equipped with manual transmission. Also, the buyers can add automatic transmission for an additional $1000.
The better-equipped Premium trim with a manual gearbox will start at $26,650 and $27,150 with the CVT one. The Touring trim will be over $34,500. This is around $100 more than the last year SUV.
However, the stronger one engine installed in 2.0XT Premium cost $30,450 and with the Touring trim $37,000. The debut of the 2019 Subaru Forester set for 2019.
Conclusion and rivals
The upcoming 2019 Subaru Forester is a crossover SUV that provides a very spacious cabin that can accumulate five passengers. Also, it offers great visibility and good fuel economy. There are few trims available and all of them possesses unique specs.
With the price above, the Forester will rivals models Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4 and models that start slightly less Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Jeep Compass and Ford Escape.