2017 Subaru Forester Review

Subaru drivers in the Montclair, Clifton and Bloomfield area are excited for the release of the 2017 Subaru Forester. This new midsize SUV is sure to appeal to lovers of the 2016 model because it offers the same capabilities and features, with a few new tricks up its sleeve. To help drivers understand more about the new aspects of this vehicle, we're going to focus on the important new details so you know what to expect when you schedule a test drive. 

2017 Subaru Forester Improved Performance & Efficiency 

The 2017 model year of the Subaru Forester will see a few changes. The engine is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Subaru BOXER® engine. Drivers have the option of the 6-speed manual transmission or the Continuously Variable Transmission. This engine gets the new Subaru Forester to reach 170 horsepower. Drivers who opt for the 2-liter turbocharged BOXER® will see an increase to 250 horsepower. 

 In terms of efficiency when equipped with the CVT, the Forester can get an EPA estimated 26/32 mpg city/highway.  Last year's CVT outfitted model was able to get 24/32 mpg city/highway. The new en

gine design allows for a 2 mpg increase in city mileage. 

The higher trim levels will feature Active Torque Vectoring. This system, working with the always-reliable symmetrical all-wheel drive system, allows for superior traction and control. This is noticeable with turns, allowing sharp corners to be easily maneuvered.  

Subaru STARLINK™ Infotainment 

The base level 2017 Subaru Forester will feature the STARLINK™ 6.2-inch inch color touchscreen display. This system, already available in the 2016 Subaru Forester, offers a variety of entertainment features like the HD Radio™ and the Bluetooth® system. Drivers who upgrade trim levels will get the 7-inch touch screen display, which includes additional features like the SMS text messaging. This feature displays your texts 

on the touchscreen display, allowing you to stay connected at all times. You also have the option of the Multimedia Navigational System, which offers a 3-year trial subscription of SiriusXM® Traffic. 

Driver-Assisting Safety Features 

Subaru has always been a brand that's been synonymous with safety and this new release isn't any different. The higher trim levels offer a variety of advanced technology like the Eyesight® feature. This system uses two rearview mirror-mounted cameras to monitor traffic situations. If a collision is imminent, this system will help you prevent it by an audible alarm system and providing brake pressure, giving you time to react. The equipped Blind Spot Detection will notify you when a vehicle is approaching your vehicle. The Rear-Cross Traffic Alert features sensors that can detect an incoming vehicle when you're backing out of a spot. 

Test Drive the 2017 Subaru Forester near Bloomfield

The 2017 Subaru Forester is set to be an impressive midsize SUV and is now available for drivers in the Bloomfield, Montclair and Clifton areas at Lynnes Subaru!  

For more information on the 2017 Subaru Forester, contact us online or visit our showroom at 379 Bloomfield Ave to schedule your test drive today!

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