The Forester is a pretty amazing crossover and it looks like the upcoming changes will make it even better. The current generation of the company’s popular compact crossover has been around since the last year. Considering the recent redesign, we wouldn’t usually expect to see more important changes for the second production year. The new generation rides pretty well and also features pretty functional and upscale-looking interior. Still, one of the rare complaints goes to the engine compartment. Currently, the only available unit is an atmospheric four-cylinder engine. Allegedly, the 2020 Subaru Forester will come with the new turbo-four engine in the offer, which definitely promises significant improvements in terms of overall performances. Other than that, this crossover should carry on in the same way.
2020 Subaru Forester Design
The 2020 Subaru Forester will definitely continue with familiar design characteristics. Count on a familiar layout, which didn’t change too much with the recent design. This crossover features quite a familiar look, which keeps things pretty conservative. The complete design language looks quite similar to the previous generation, just with a little bit more angular approach. On the other side, the mechanics are completely new. This model rides on the company’s new Global platform, which brings improvements in many aspects. It rides better and it is also more comfortable and more efficient. For the next year, we don’t count on any particular change, though minor cosmetic updates, such as new color options, seem likely.
2020 Subaru Forester Interior
The cabin definitely won’t change for the next year. The recent redesign has brought a lot of improvements. The new model rides better and quieter. Also, the cabin looks more upscale. You can notice better-quality materials all around the cabin, especially on the dashboard, which is pretty soft-on touch. In terms of functionality, the cabin is pretty spacious. It offers lots of legroom in both rows. Typically for Subaru, the cabin is full of storage compartments, cup holders and other practical details. The cargo area is above-average for the class. You can count on around 35 cubic feet behind rear seats, while the overall volume goes around 71 cubic feet.
When it comes to standard features, this crossover is pretty generous. All models are equipped with things like 6.5-inch touch screen, two USB ports, Bluetooth, a four-speaker sound system, satellite radio, HD Radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Available features are Wi-Fi hot spot, a six-speaker stereo, a nine-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, larger 8-inch touch screen with built-in navigation etc.
2020 Subaru Forester Engines
The biggest complaint about the current model goes to the engine. The only unit in the offer is a 2.5-liter atmospheric unit that delivers around 182 horsepower, which definitely isn’t a spectacular amount of power. Lackluster performances seem like a real shame, considering that this model traditionally comes with an AWD layout. Therefore, the company prepares something very interesting for the next year. Allegedly, we are about to see a new 2.4-liter turbo inline-four in the offer. This unit is characterized by plenty of power. A max output goes around 260 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, which guarantees much better performances compared to the current model. Of course, the base engine will have advantages as well, mainly in terms of fuel economy, which goes around amazing 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
2020 Subaru Forester Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2020 Subaru Forester in the usual time of a year. In practice, this means sometime in late 2019. When it comes to the price, models with a new engine will definitely cost more, while the base models are about to keep starting price of around 24.000 dollars.