The all-new fifth-generation 2019 Subaru Forester arrives this fall and it gets new features you need to know about. The first reviews after the reveal were all about the lack of exterior design changes for the new model. But there’s more underneath that will benefit consumers.
Forester is all about safety
The new 2019 Forester now comes with standard EyeSight, Subaru’s driver assist technology with Pre-Collision Braking that’s been proven to reduce accidents. It also features new technology, DriverFocus that helps reduce distracted and drowsy driving. Other safety features include Blind-Spot Detection, Rear Cross alert and Reverse auto braking, LED headlights, High Beam Assist and Subaru’s STARLINK Safety and Security.
Subaru Forester gets improved performance
The 2019 Forester gets a newly-upgraded 2.5-liter boxer engine with direct-injection now producing 182 horsepower with improved fuel economy (33 mpg highway). It’s not new, but Forester comes standard with Subaru’s Symmetrical all-wheel-drive for all-weather performance, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, and X-Mode for extreme off-road use.
The new fifth-generation grows and now has more cargo space: up to 76.1 cubic feet, and up to 111.9 cubic feet of passenger space. It comes with roof rails for carrying extra cargo, a new extra-wide rear gate opening (51.2-inches) and power rear gate for easier loading.
The new Forester also gets new advanced technology with first-ever Wi-Fi capability, and you can access all your music and apps through Subaru’s STARLINK Multimedia now with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto app integration. The new SUV can be equipped with heated rear seats, climate control vents and two USB ports. An optional power panoramic moonroof is another new feature along with a heated steering wheel.
The all-new 2019 Subaru Forester will begin arriving in Subaru showrooms this fall. Subaru will announce pricing closer to dealer launch.
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