2017 Subaru Forester Gets Small Price Bump With More Sizzle
The 2017 Subaru Forester gets at least 20 new upgrades over the outgoing model with only modest price bumps to the lineup. Subaru’s top-selling compact SUV will arrive this summer with revised styling, new driver assist technologies, more interior comfort, and better fuel economy. How much will all these new upgrades cost you?
The Forester upgrades won’t cost as much as you would think. Subaru has given Forester some attractive upgrades to refresh their most popular vehicle in the all-wheel-drive lineup. The base 2.5i Forester has a starting price of $22,595. It’s an increase of $200 over the 2016 model year. What about the rest of the Forester small SUV model lineup?
Modest price increases
Here’s the new 2017 Forester model prices with increases over the previous year. 2017 2.5i Premium $25,495 with 6-speed manual gearbox (+$200), 2.5i Premium CVT automatic transmission $25,995 (+$200), 2.5i Limited $29,195 (+$400) , 2.5i Touring $31,295 (+$500), 2.0XT Premium $29,295 (+$100), 2.0XT Touring $34,295 (+$500). The price bumps are small considering all the upgrades Forester gets for 2017.
The 2017 Forester 2.5i comes in four trim levels for small SUV consumers. It comes in Standard, Premium, Limited and Touring trims and is powered by a 170hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine. A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard for the 2.5i and 2.5i Premium, with the CVT automatic available as an option. The Forester 2.0XT is available in both Premium and Touring trims and powered by a 250hp 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder Boxer engine.
Improved fuel economy
Revisions to the boxer 2.5-liter powertrain results in improved fuel economy. 2.5i CVT models now achieve EPA fuel economy ratings of 26/32 city/highway mpg and 28 combined mpg versus 24/32 city/highway and 27 combined mpg for the outgoing model.
Subaru upgrades the 2017 Forester lineup with no less than 20 new upgrades included in its revised styling, new driver assist technology, revised interior, driving performance, and fuel economy. The 2017 Subaru Forester will begin arriving in showrooms in early July.
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