2017 Subaru Forester vs. 2017 Ford Edge

The market for a compact SUV has welcomed two new competitors from Ford and Subaru. The Subaru Forester has been a mainstay of the manufacturer for decades, but the 2017 model gets a few upgrades that will wow consumers. The Edge is one of Ford's newest forays into the compact SUV space, but it has many features that make it a quality utility vehicle.

This review highlights the key features of the 2017 Subaru Forester and the 2017 Ford Edge. Learn about these features, and where drivers in the Bloomfield, Clifton, and Montclair areas can find the latest Subaru models in Bloomfield, NJ.

2017 Subaru Forester

The 2017 Subaru Forester is available in six trim levels:

  • 5i
  • 5i Premium
  • 5i Limited
  • 5i Touring
  • 0XT Premium
  • 0XT Touring

With all these trim levels, consumers may be wondering if Subaru did a massive overhaul of the model. This isn't the case. Subaru has decided to make a few minor upgrades to the interior and exterior of the Forester. These modifications add to an already impressive compact SUV brand that has been on the market for years.

2017 Subaru Forester Performance

The 2017 Subaru Forester allows you to choose between two engines: the 2.5L Subaru BOXER® 4-cylinder engine and the turbocharged 2.0L Subaru BOXER® 4-cylinder engine. The BOXER® engine is exclusively designed by Subaru. It's made with turbocharged direct injection to improve fuel distribution and economy. The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Vehicle Dynamics Control work in conjunction with the engine to elevate traction and stability. The 2.5L gets up to 174 horsepower, and the 2.0L churns out 250 horsepower.

Subaru offers upgrade packages for most of the trim levels to customize the Forester. The All-Weather package provides heated mirrors and seats, while the EyeSight Safety package has a color instrument cluster display and fog lights. Drivers can choose leather trim, panoramic sunroof, and aluminum alloy wheels. The interior can be outfitted with a voice-activated navigation system to be used in conjunction with the Subaru STARLINK interface.

STARLINK is Subaru's infotainment system. It can be accessed by the 6-inch color touchscreen monitor. Upgrade packages offer a 7-inch touchscreen monitor. Passengers can sync their smartphone with the interface to access apps directly from the screen so they can text, make phone calls, and get weather alerts. 

The exterior can also be customized to include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, an adjustable power liftgate, and power side mirrors with integrated turn signals.

2017 Ford Edge

Ford took a sharp and angular approach to the exterior design of the Edge. The vehicle lives up to its name and carries impressive beltlines and a raised domed hood. Chrome accents decorate the exterior, along with 19-inch wheels. The panoramic Vista roof has an accompanying rear skylight for lots of extra visibility.

Another interesting exterior feature is the 180-degree camera. Nestled into the front-end grille, this camera sends images to the interior monitor to help drivers get a better view of their surroundings.

Ford also offers three engine options:

  • Twin-scroll 2.0L EcoBoost
  • 5L Ti-VCT V6 (280 horsepower)
  • 7L EcoBoost V6 (310 horsepower)

The engines come standard with the trim level drivers select. The Edge has four trims:

  • SE
  • SEL
  • Titanium
  • Sport

The interior of the Edge has Intelligent Access with push-button start, the SYNC® infotainment interface, and a Sony HD radio available for higher level trims.

Test Drive the 2017 Subaru Forester near Bloomfield, NJ

If you're interested in the 2017 Subaru Forester, schedule an appointment with Lynnes Subaru in Bloomfield, NJ. We serve residents in the Clifton and Montclair areas with quality service and the latest Subaru vehicles. Contact us today to schedule a test drive!

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