A Brief Review of the 2017 Subaru Forester

A Brief Review of the 2017 Subaru Forester
July 18, 2017 City Subaru

A Brief Review of the 2017 Subaru Forester

When they imagine a Subaru Forester, Perth drivers probably envision a practical all wheel drive car that can handle a trail as well as a road. The Foresters brand recognition is firmly embedded in the Australian consciousness, and Subaru consistently reports healthy sales figures. Now we have a new 2017 Subaru Forester for sale, let’s take a closer look at what it has to offer

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The Basics:

We have a practical high riding medium SUV that is equally at home on and off road. There are four different engine options to choose from, including a fast turbocharged petrol and a thriftier diesel powerplant. Of course, as a Subaru, we expect to see all wheel drive and a host of high tech active safety measures. There is a single SUV 5 door wagon style body available and a three year warranty with no limit on travelled distance during that period.

Standard Equipment Levels:

Every Forster in the range is packed with a ton of equipment, such as a leather bound steering wheel with control buttons, a 7” touchscreen, a reversing camera, a six speaker sound system with both Aux and USB inputs, Bluetooth connectivity, audio streaming, Pandora compatibility, vocal control, dual zone air conditioning, roof rails, cruise control, electronic stability control, 7 airbags, 17” aluminium alloy wheels and a full sized spare. Better specified models in the ranges add features, such as the EyeSight safety suite, X-Mode for better offroad driving, Satellite Navigation, full leather trim, 18” wheels, LED headlights, power adjustable heated front seats, and automatic wipers.

The Engines:

The most economical engine option is the 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel unit with a combined 5.9L/100km with a manual gearbox. It should be noted that in city traffic, optimising fuel economy entails a great deal of gear shifting. It’s a far more pleasant experience to drive the diesel with the automatic gearbox in the city especially, but this does consume around 10% more fuel.

The best choice of the bunch for petrolheads on a budget is the 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol powerplant that is used on the WRX no less. When this is paired with the Continuously Variable Transmission on the Forester XT Premium, it delivers a real feeling of power and thrust. The Fuel consumption on this combo rises to 11.4L/100km combined, but for some drivers, the additional cost will be well worth it.

If they are looking for a Subaru Forester for sale, Perth drivers should contact us. At City Subaru, we offer a wide selection of both new and quality used cars available, including the new Subaru Forester. We would like you to join us for a no obligation test drive at your earliest convenience. If you need finance, you will find our rates are very competitive, and repayments can be tailored to your circumstances. Members of our sales team are ready to advise you on the latest Subaru Forester price and to answer any other questions you may have.

If you would like to know more about the current Subaru range or the options available with Subaru Forester, you should contact us. We have a vast stock of both pre owned and new Subaru models. The City Subaru sales team would be delighted to answer any questions about car finance deals, Australia pricing, and vehicle specifications.

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