> 2018 Subaru Forester

Research the 2018 Subaru Forester


2.5 L 4-cylinder BOXTER

Fuel Economy:

26 city / 32 hwy


Up to 250 HP


Up to 258 lb. ft.

Serving Tallahassee, Valdosta, and Panama City

The Subaru Forester is the brand’s compact crossover SUV, distinguishing itself from its rivals thanks to great cargo capacity, good performance, standard all-wheel drive and a nice selection of both comfort and safety equipment. In continuous production since the late 90’s, the Forester was one of the first cars to capitalize on the compact SUV boom, and has earned itself a slew of awards, including being a two-time Motor Trend SUV of the Year. The current generation of the Forester came out in 2014, and has remained mostly unchanged, aside from some passenger comfort improvements. This year’s model improves the EyeSight safety technology by adding reverse pre-collision braking to the suite’s features.


The 2018 Forester comes in two performance flavors: a standard 2.5-liter naturally aspirated engine and a performance-oriented 2.0-liter turbocharged Forester 2.0XT. The standard models clock in at 170 horsepower, which compares favorably to most other compact crossovers, while the 2.0XT puts out an impressive 250 horsepower. Both are equipped with a continuously variable transmission, but the XT model is tuned for more aggressive shifts and comes with steering-wheel paddles for manual control. The standard model is available with a conventional six-speed manual transmission as well. These great powertrains, combined with the Forester’s standard all-wheel drive, easily place it among the top performing compact SUVs available today


The Subaru Forester offers drivers a nicely appointed interior that is both comfortable and pleasant. Contact areas are trimmed out in nice upholstery or soft plastics, and metallic trim accents add an upscale feeling to the whole interior. The car’s tall cabin makes for a pleasant ride for even the taller passengers in both the front and the back, as well as letting in lots of light. Leg room is equally plentiful and the seats are nicely cushioned, making this a very pleasant car to both drive and ride in. The cargo compartment is very large, measuring over 34 cubic feet without putting the rear seats down, putting it among the best vehicles in the class for cargo room.


The 2018 Forester is nicely equipped, with an extensive range of both standard and optional features available. Bluetooth, steering-wheel audio controls, rearview camera and a 6.2-inch touchscreen infotainment are among the standard features on all models. Optional features include both upscale comfort and entertainment add-ons like a 440-watt harman/kardon audio system, and utility options like a windshield wiper de-icer or a power liftgate. There is good feature availability throughout the lineup, with few features being locked to certain trim levels. That makes customizing the Forester relatively easy, and makes it easy for buyers to maximize the value they are getting out of their vehicle.


Subaru vehicles take home multiple safety awards every year, and the Forester is no exception. The 2018 Forester earns five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and was awarded the Top Safety Pick Plus award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on the basis of their crash testing as well. The innovative EyeSight system available on the Forester uses several cameras to keep track of vehicles around the car, as well as other obstacles, and can both warn the driver of impending danger and activate the brakes on its own to avoid a collision.

The 2018 Subaru Forester combines everything that you love about compact SUVs, from sporty performance and a good feature set to a plush interior and ironclad safety. These features elevate the Forester to a place near the top of its class, and make it an excellent buy. See how it stacks up for yourself when you visit Proctor Subaru in Tallahassee today!

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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