2015 Subaru Forester Specs — Changes That Matter
The 2015 Subaru Forester comes with some changes, although the engines will be the ones we already seen. This compact SUV, better described as a crossover, has a strong fan base and very good feedback from its drivers. It would be reasonable to guess the manufacturer’s ambition to introduce the Forester into the SUV circles. If you remember, it started as a wagon which had some of the crossover characteristics. Now, the 2015 Subaru Forester grew up and it became a full-blooded crossover. This model year won’t surprise us with a lot of radical changes. We’ll have to be patient for the 2015 Subaru Forester redesign. These refreshments are, however, suitable for the current model year, since they provide enough of changes, in spite of the fact this crossover essentially remained the same.
2015 SUBARU FORESTER CHANGES — APPEARANCE AND INTERIOR
First of all, the 2015 Subaru Forester will have its height and width changed. It is taller and wider, but the scale of this changes is minor — it is 1.4″ wider and 0.6″ taller. The wheelbase of the 2015 Forester is 103.9 inches long. There are HID headlights available for certain trim levels, as well as a moonroof. Also, there are new color options. As for the overall style, the 2015 Subaru Forester remained almost untouched. It’s truth there are people who simply love Subaru’s design language, but also there are these who can’t stand it. The front-end of this crossover has a smooth feel, contrary to the back-end where we can see more angular, sharp and — in a way — rough design.
Subaru developed the EyeSight Driver Assist system which uses two cameras in stereo sync and supersede the use of radar technology. This system also has Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control and Pre-Collision Braking.
They could improve the appearance of the 2015 Forester, but they decided to dedicate themselves to the technology. That may be a reason why they haven’t improved the interior of this vehicle. While the other crossover manufacturers follow the market desire for more luxury in the crossover segment, the people in charge of the Forester manufacturing decided to go with more modest, but comfortable interior. Although the materials used inside the 2015 Subaru Forester are not premium, the enjoyment in ride will be provided by superior technologies implemented. We should mention a Harman Kardon audio system, which can make the music lovers forget about the lack of wood elements inside. Also, there will be a backup camera as a standard feature for all trim levels. The 2015 Subaru Forester all-weather package has heated side mirrors and heated front seats. The price of the EyeSight Driver Assist system will be more affordable now, since it will cost $500 less.
POWERTRAIN, TRANSMISSION, FUEL ECONOMY AND DRIVE OF THE 2015 SUBARU FORESTER
The 2015 Subaru Forester base engine is a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer, which can deliver 170 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. The more powerful engine option is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine which can produce whooping 250 horsepower. As for the transmission, the 2015 Subaru Forester can have a six-speed manual gearbox option on 2.5i and 2.5i premium models. Of course, there is CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) available. The 2.5-liter version with manual transmission has fuel economy results at 24 mpg combined. The 2015 Forester with the same engine, but with CVT can make 27 mpg combined, while the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine makes 25 mpg combined. Every 2015 Subaru Forester will have all-wheel drive.
2015 SUBARU FORESTER TRIMS PRICES AND RELEASE
The price of this crossover will, of course, depend on a trim. The 2015 Subaru Forester XT Touring will cost around $34,000. The more affordable, Limited trim will be around $29,000, while the Premium trim, which brings a moonroof costs around $26,000. However, the most affordable version of the new Forester will cost around $23,000. All the prices mentioned include the destination fee. The 2015 Forester will come at the dealerships in a couple of weeks, but by the end of April at the latest.