The all-new, fifth generation of the company’s bestseller is coming as 2019 Subaru Forester. The popular SUV has been around for years and it’s time for another redesign. Like previous models, the new one comes in Subaru’ traditional manner, offering proven design solutions, but also adding plenty of novelties. There’s a new styling, as well as the upgraded engine. Still, the most impressive is the new interior design, which once again offers an amazingly spacious cabin, full of advanced features. The new 2019 Forester has been already premiered on some markets. It pretty much kept the same price.
2019 Subaru Forester redesign
This redesign is bringing a lot of novelties. First of all, the 2019 Subaru Forester adopts the new architecture. It is the same, highly modular architecture that the company uses for pretty much all models in the lineup, called Subaru Global Platform. Besides new platform, it also gets a new styling. Like in all models from the lineup, there is no place for radical changes. The new design language seems pretty conventional, with some classic Subaru lines spiced up with new details.
2019 Subaru Forester interior
The 2019 Subaru Forester seems far more attractive. The company introduces a completely new cabin layout, which offers a lot of new design solutions. First of all, this is one of the most spacious models in the class. In terms of practicality, there are several interesting things about this model. One of them is the fact that rear doors that open almost 90 degrees, a feature that has been Honda Pilot’s exclusive until now. When it comes to the dashboard design, there are new lines and notable better quality of materials. Moreover, the whole cabin seems to feature better quality, including new seats that are not only very comfortable but also feature perfect ergonomics. Tech features are numerous, including Subaru’s latest infotainment system mounted on an 8-inch touchscreen, which comes with smartphone integration, as well as new steering wheel that comes with up to 17 buttons.
Which trim levels are in the offer for Subaru Forester?
So far, this crossover had four trim levels in the offer. Those were standard, Premium, Limited, and Touring. The new model brings a new, very special trim level. It is a 2019 Subaru Forester Sport. Besides a unique list of standard equipment, this version also comes with plenty of unique visual details. It delivers a sporty, more attractive look, characterized by a lot of blacked details. Though it comes with the same engine as other models, it features steering-wheel-mounted paddles, so you can shift gears manually.
2019 Subaru Forester engine
Unlike previous generations, the new 2019 Subaru Forester comes with a single engine in the offer. It is a familiar 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated unit, which comes with few tweaks for this occasion. It gets a nice power increase from 170 to 182 horsepower. Torque also goes up, from 170 to 174 pound-feet. When it comes to transmission, base models feature CVT, while a new Sport trim comes with paddle shifters.
Which safety systems will 2019 Subaru Forester feature?
The 2019 Subaru Forester will be well-equipped when it comes to safety features. The company offers a familiar Subaru’s EyeSight active safety system. This system is camera-based, unlike most of the systems that are radar-based. Some of the standard features are autonomous emergency braking, side and front view monitors, active cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and lane assist. Another interesting feature is the Driver Monitoring System, which uses a facial recognition camera like smartphones. So, once it recognizes your face, it will set up things cabin temperature, memory seat position, and exterior mirror height according to your settings.
2019 Subaru Forester price
The 2019 Subaru Forester price will remain in the pretty much same range as in the previous model. This means between 23.000 and 40.000 dollars, roughly, depending on the trim level.