2016 Subaru Forester front

2016 Subaru Forester sti, changes

Subaru is currently working on its plan to revamp its models mainly for the U.S market. Subaru will also equip these models with highly competitive features. The models to be redesigned will acquire new direct injection engine technology, lean-burn mechanism and cylinder deactivation. This is the point where 2016 Subaru Forester comes in. The Japanese car producer has set in place a number of changes on this well-known crossover utility vehicles that stands out in its segment. This vehicle shall be built on the uni-body construction in favor of the ordinary body-on frame chassis. The automaker is targeting buyers who prefer that station wagon-like comfort and also look forward to owning an SUV. This model will come in five versions namely 2.5i, Touring, Limited, Premium and 2.0 XT Premium.

2016 Subaru Forester front

2016 Subaru Forester: Redesign Exterior and Interior

The exterior of this upcoming Forester will acquire a number of changes. First of all, the dimensions and design of this compact crossover shall be modified. Other notable changes will take place at its front end and they include a refreshed grille and innovative lights with HID technology. The most exceptional feature on the new auto shall be the headlights,that will feature the turn-on attribute that enables the headlights to automatically turn on each time darkness falls. This vehicle will also acquire some striking updates at its rear end which include modern day exhaust pipes and electronic tailgate. The 2016 Subaru Forester new dimensions will be increased by 1.4 inches in width and 0.6 inches in height from that of the current model. This increment in dimension combined with the new style will make this model to look more attractive. 2016 Subaru Forester will come with 17 and 18-inch wheels.

In a bid to attract a large number of prospective buyers in today’s automotive industry, the automakers are offering customers maximum comfort features and Subaru automakers’ seems to be well informed about this. The 2016 Subaru Forester will come with a stylish, redesigned, and roomy interior. Owing to its increased dimensions, this already roomy 5-door crossover will have a spacious interior that will make the users more comfortable. It will come with a new paddle shifter, a light-weight steering wheel and fashionable function buttons.

2016 Subaru Forester interior

2016 Subaru Forester: Engine and Fuel Economy

As far as its engine is concerned, nothing new is expected for now. The engine will remain just as in the outgoing model. 2016 Subaru Forester will therefore run on a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine which will generate 170 hp and a torque of 174 lb-ft. This engine is mated with six speed manual transmission which is standard or with Continuously Variable Transmission which is optional. It comes with the all-wheel drive. There is also the manual transmission that delivers over 24 mpg. This model’s fuel economy is rated at 23 mpg combined.

2016 Subaru Forester side

2016 Subaru Forester: Release Date, Price, Competitors

Subaru enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the release of this redesigned machine. Although the automaker has not revealed its exact release date, rumors have it that the 2016 Subaru Forester will be released mid 2016. Its price is also not known. However, since this model will not undergo any significant boost, its price is projected to cost around $ 43 000. The 2016 Subaru Forester will face opponents such as the Volkswagen Tiguan, Jeep Compass, Toyota RAV4, Acura RDX, and Mitsubishi Outlander when it finally released in the auto world.

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3 thoughts on “2016 Subaru Forester sti, changes”

  1. Blind side and cross traffic detection is keeping us from buying a Forester Touring. Will there be an update to this level for 2016. After all, Subaru keeps saying that it’s all about safety (4 wheel drive, etc) yet the highest trim in the highest product line does not have these features. Hurry as others are catching up and we need a replacement car quickly.

    1. We are in the same situation. Our local dealer said it is unnecessary “because the visibility is so good” and started getting belligerent when we kept asking.

      For us, all the Consumer Report safety features are essential. Hope Subaru feels the same.

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