2015 Subaru Forester
The versatile Forester builds on its reputation for dependability. Photo Courtesy of Subaru USA.The five-passenger Subaru Forester is an acclaimed crossover SUV that has built a strong reputation for safety, performance, dependability and versatility.
The Forester has a bold exterior design and roomy interior, along with improved performance and higher fuel economy across the line.
This fourth-generation Forester is built on a new platform featuring a 0.9-inch longer wheelbase (now 103.9 inches). A 250-horsepower 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged BOXER engine leads the line, which also includes models powered by a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter naturally aspirated BOXER engine.
The Forester 2.5i model is available in base, Premium, Limited and top-line Touring versions. For 2015, the base model 2.5i gets rear vision camera and color multi-function display as standard equipment. Previously unavailable, the 2.5i Premium manual transmission model is now equipped with a moonroof standard.
New for 2015, the 2.5i Touring models receive standard high luster 18-inch alloy wheels. All Touring models feature Keyless Access & Start, HID lights and chrome rocker trim.
Navigation is now optional on Touring models. Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist system earned the highest rating given by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The EyeSight system integrates Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking and Vehicle Lane Departure Warning. EyeSight uses a stereo camera design developed by Subaru to provide a detection angle wider than that of radar-based systems.
The 2015 Subaru Forester comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, a distinction from the competitive models that come with front-wheel drive as standard and offer all-wheel drive as an extra-cost option.
Base model estimated mpg: 24/32 Estimated starting price: $22,195.
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Compiled by Motor Matters