2016 Subaru Forester
Denis Flierl's picture

3 important updates are coming on 2016 Subaru Forester

Subaru announced pricing and updates for the 2016 Forester. What new refinements do consumers get for the modest price increase?

Subaru’s best-selling Forester gets new updates in safety and infotainment for 2016. The new model gets a modest price increase from $200 in the base 2.5i Forester to $700 for the 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited and 2.5i Touring models. The 2016 Forester 2.0XT Premium with a 2.0-liter Boxer engine and Lineartronic CVT with manual mode and paddle shifters, also gets a $700 price bump and starts at $29,195. 2.0XT Touring starts at $33,795 (+$700). All models will add $850 destination and delivery. What do Forester buyers get for the price increase?

What’s new for 2016?

The 2016 Subaru Forester SUV gets several upgrades for the new model year. New for 2016, Forester models equipped with EyeSight now include Steering-Responsive Fog Lights. This added safety feature uses the pre-aimed fog lights to individually provide enhanced illumination in the direction of a turn. 2016 Forester also gets new safety and infotainment upgrades.

New STARLINK safety and security

For 2016, Forester Premium, Limited and Touring trims now feature two new Subaru STARLINK Safety and Security packages. STARLINK Safety Plus package includes SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification, Maintenance Notifications, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Diagnostic Alerts. The STARLINK Safety Plus & Security Plus Package adds Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service, Vehicle Security Alarm Notification, Remote Lock/Unlock, Remote Horn and Lights and Remote Vehicle Locator.

The fourth generation Forester received a remodel from the ground up and the SUV had its best-ever sales in its 18 year history last month. Forester is Subaru’s top seller in the lineup for the Japanese automaker and had its best January ever. The Consumer Reports picks are mirroring what’s going on in...read more.

STARLINK infotainment

All 2016 Forester trim lines now feature STARLINK, Subaru’s in-vehicle platform that gives drivers entertainment services and hands-free connectivity. Owners can use their smartphones and tap into nearly unlimited entertainment with apps like Pandora, iHeartRadio Aha, and Stitcher. The technology can deliver live traffic alerts and helps reduce driver distraction by displaying texts and allowing the driver to use voice commands for music and navigation (when equipped).

The 2016 Forester 2.5i base model features STARLINK 6.2” Multimedia with a 6.2-in. single-touch gesture display. Forester Premium, Limited and Touring trims get upgraded STARLINK 7.0” Multimedia Plus with a high-resolution 7-in. LCD screen featuring multi-touch gesture controls as standard.

The 2016 Subaru Forester compact SUV begins arriving at dealerships this summer.

Subscribe to Torque News on YouTube.

Follow Torque News on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.