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The 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i starts at $22,595*
The 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium starts at $25,495*
The 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited starts at $29,195*
The 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring starts at $31,295*
The 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium starts at $29,295*
The 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring starts at $34,295*
The 2017 Subaru Forester is capable of achieving 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway**
The interior of the 2017 Subaru Forester offers a simple yet highly logical layout that makes it fun to drive. The interior features a wide range of soft-touch materials and plenty of room for taller passengers. Upper trim levels come with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, while all models offer hands-free Bluetooth interconnectivity, full audio streaming, a base 6.2-inch touchscreen, and a rearview camera.
The 2017 Subaru Forester is available in a total of six different trim levels. These are the 2.5-liter four-cylinder powered 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, and 2.5i Touring and the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powered 2.0XT Premium and 2.0XT Touring. All versions of the 2017 Subaru Forester are all-wheel drive.
The base 2.5i offers 17-inch steel rims, a height adjustable driver's seat, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a 6.2-inch touchscreen complete with the Subaru Starlink technology interface, a rearview camera, and a four-speaker audio system with HD radio and a CD player. You also get a 60/40 split folding rear seat and a USB/auxiliary audio jack.
The 2.5i Premium includes everything above plus body-colored side mirrors, a rear roof spoiler, rear privacy glass, an 8-way power driver's seat, a panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, an upgraded 7.0-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system with satellite radio and dual USB ports, and rear armrest with cupholders.
The 2.5i Limited adds in the All-Weather package (optional for the Premium trim), a CVT, automatic headlights, a power liftgate, side mirrors with integrated turn signals, leather upholstery, and a cargo area tray.
The top of the line 2.5i Touring trim comes with a set of alloy 18-inch rims, keyless entry and ignition, adaptive LED headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, an upgraded instrument cluster, driver memory settings, and a Harmon-Kardon 8-speaker premium sound system. You also get one-touch folding rear seatbacks.
To start with the 2017 Subaru Forester is a compact crossover, whereas the Outback is considered a mid-size crossover and as such it is a little longer. The Outback also costs approximately $1,700 more when comparably equipped. Many drivers say the Outback feels a little more like a station wagon to drive., while the Forester has more of an SUV feel to it. The Forester also offers slightly better fuel economy in the city, while the Outback does better out on the open highway.
Want to learn more about the 2017 Subaru Forester? Visit our Subaru dealership in Tallahassee, FL today for a test drive. Our friendly staff members will be happy to answer any of your questions to make your experience with us easy and satisfying.
* MSRP excludes taxes, destination charges, optional equipment, registration, and dealer charges.
** 26 city/32 mpg is for the base 2017 Forester with a CVT, when equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, fuel economy ratings are 22 city/29 highway. The 2.0XT with a CVT is rated at 23 city/27 highway. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
Subaru Model codes: Subaru Forester 2.5i - HFA 01, Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium - HFE(b) 11, Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited - HFI 21, Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring - HFJ 31, Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium - HFM 16, Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring - HFN 31