5 Reasons Why Subaru Hit A Grand Slam With The New Fifth-Generation Forester
Subaru didn’t just hit a home run with the new fifth-generation Forester compact SUV; they hit a grand slam. With the bases loaded, Subaru hit it out of the park. The 2021 Subaru Forester arrives this month, and it looks to continue its impressive run to finish the year. Forester is still the only model in the Subaru stable with an increase over last year.
Through August 2020, the Forester is up 0.4 percent for the year, and its the only Subaru model with an increase over last year. The Outback is down 30.9 percent, Crosstrek dropped 25.0 percent, and Ascent is down 19.4 percent over the previous year.
Why is the Subaru Forester the best-selling model?
The 2021 Subaru Forester is the model with the perfect mix of interior comfort, driving dynamics, fuel mileage, safety technology, and cargo space. Subaru updated the fifth-generation Forester with the new Subaru Global Platform, which helped increase interior space and comfort. It also improved the driving characteristics compared with the outgoing model.
Improved power and fuel mileage
The newly-updated 2.5-liter engine now has direct-injection and produces 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque, a decent increase from the outgoing 170 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. It has improved fuel mileage with an EPA estimated 26/33 city/ highway mpg and 29 combined mpg, a one mpg improvement over the previous generation model.
Cargo carry ability
The Subaru Forester measures the most usable cargo volume in the compact SUV segment. You can read TN’s full report here.
Lastly, the 2021 Subaru Forester adds features that provide customers extra assurances on the road. LED Steering Responsive Headlights and High Beam Assist are now standard on all trim levels. All Forester trims now also come standard with Subaru’s EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. All Forester trims come standard with all-wheel-drive, all-weather performance.
The 2021 Subaru Forester comes with five characteristics that set it apart from all compact SUVs. Forester is the model with the perfect mix of interior comfort, driving dynamics, fuel mileage, safety technology, and cargo space.
Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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