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Subaru Forester Specs

Engine 1995 cc
Power 154 hp
Transmission Type CVT
Driver Airbag Yes
Air Conditioner Yes
Power Steering Yes
Ground Clearance 220 mm
Seating Capacity 5 Seats

Forester Pros & Cons

By Abhishek Katariya on Dis 16, 2019
Things We Like in Forester

Rugged chassis

Tough looks

Spacious cabin

Things We Dont Like in Forester

Interior cabin lacks desirability

Lethargic gearbox

Recent Updates of Forester

The Forester is a crossover SUV by the Japanese carmaker and has been received well since its inception. This 5-door compact crossover has a very daunting stance and an aggressive-looking exterior. The interior of the Forester hosts a lot of legroom and headspace for its occupants and offers them with amenities like the Harmon/Kardon Audio system with multi-functional display, sunroof, telescopic steering wheel, automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, pedal shifters, cruise control etc. The Forester is powered by a 4-cylinder 16-valve, DOHC 2.0-litre engine that delivers a power output of 148 hp and a peak torque of 198 Nm. As far as safety is concerned, the Subaru Forester gets airbags on the front and sides, Anti-lock Braking System with EBD, brake assist, Vehicle Stability, and Control System, parking sensors etc. The Subaru Forester is available in 3 trims in the market that include the 2.0I-P, 2.0I and the 2.0XT with the base variant priced at RM 122,288.

Subaru Forester Price

The Forester is priced between RM 149,788 and RM 187,788 .

Subaru Forester Variants

There are 5 variants available of Forester: 2.0i-L, 2.0i-L GT Lite Edition, 2.0i-S EyeSight, 2.0i-S and 2.0i-S EyeSight GT Edition.

Subaru Forester Power-trains

The Forester is powered by a 1995cc 4-cylinder Petrol engine produces 154 hp of power and 196 Nm of torque.

It comes with the option of a Variable Speed CVT transmission gearbox.

Subaru Forester Features

The feature list of Forester includes Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Anti Theft Device and Engine Immobilizer in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Air Conditioner, Power Windows Front, Automatic Climate Control, Air Quality Control, Heater, Rear A/C Vents, Engine Start/Stop Button, Adjustable Seats, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, On Board Computer, Electric Folding Rear View Mirror, Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddle, Accessory Power Outlet, Power Steering, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Foldable Rear Seat, Low Fuel Warning Light, Rear Seat Headrest, Rear Seat Center Arm Rest, Cup Holders-Front, Cup Holders-Rear, Bottle Holder, Trunk Light, Vanity Mirror, Keyless Entry and Central Console Armrest.

Features for Entertainment & communication include Touch Screen, FM/AM/Radio, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB & Auxiliary Input, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear and Integrated 2DIN Audio.

Subaru Forester Interior

The interior features include Tacho Meter, Electronic Multi Tripmeter, Leather Seats, Leather Steering Wheel, Digital Clock, Digital Odometer and Electric Adjustable Seats.

Subaru Forester Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Adjustable Headlights, Fog Lights Front, Fog Lights Rear, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rain Sensing Wiper, Rear Window Wiper, Rear Window Defogger, Alloy Wheels, Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank, Rear Spoiler, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator, Integrated Antenna and Roof Rail.

Subaru Forester Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbag-Front, Child Safety Locks, Anti-Lock Braking System, Brake Assist, Ebd, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Day & Night Rear View Mirror, Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts, Rear Camera, Parking Sensors, Crash Sensor, Engine Check Warning, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams and Door Ajar Warning.

Subaru Forester Competitors

The Forester Competitors are: Toyota Fortuner, Kia Sportage, Mitsubishi Outlander, Peugeot 3008 Plus and Borgward BX5.

Subaru Forester 2021 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
Subaru Forester 2.0i-L RM 149,788 *
OTR Price
1995 cc, 154 hp, CVT, Petrol
Subaru Forester 2.0i-L GT Lite Edition RM 163,788 *
OTR Price
1995 cc, 154 hp, CVT, Petrol
Subaru Forester 2.0i-S EyeSight RM 169,788 *
OTR Price
1995 cc, 154 hp, CVT, Petrol
Subaru Forester 2.0i-S RM 169,788 *
OTR Price
1995 cc, 154 hp, CVT, Petrol
Subaru Forester 2.0i-S EyeSight GT Edition RM 187,788 *
OTR Price
1995 cc, 154 hp, CVT, Petrol

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Subaru Forester Colors

Forester is available in 7 different colors - Sepia Bronze Metallic, Horizon Blue Pearl, Ice Silver Metallic, Dark Grey Metallic, Crystal White Pearl, Crystal Black Silica and Jasper Green Metallic.

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Subaru Forester Review

By Abhishek Katariya on Dis 16, 2019
  • Forester Overview
  • Subaru Forester Interior & Features
  • Forester Exterior
  • Subaru Forester Ride & Handling
  • Forester Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Subaru Forester Braking & Safety
  • Forester Verdict

Forester Overview

The Subaru Forester is a tried and tested label in the circuits of midsize crossovers and SUVs, for the vehicle has gained such stature with its superb mechanical prowess and powertrains till date. The current generation Subaru Forester is available with a single petrol automatic powertrain and three variants – L, S, and S Eyesight. The colour options available in Subaru Forester are Ice Silver, Jasper Green, Dark Grey, Crystal White, Crystal Black, and Sepia Bronze.

Subaru Forester Interior & Features

Just like on the outside, the interior cabin too doesn’t stand out with its layout. However, while the exterior design still has some sort of distinctiveness, the cabin looks too simple and lacks any unique styling elements, which makes it look a bit undesirable.

The three-spoke steering wheel with silver touches looks inspired by that of previous-generation Mercedes offerings. The blue backlit instrument console has a very boring design, which doesn’t standout from the crowd. The centre console has a broad layout to it, with vertical AC vents and a large touchscreen infotainment system and a piano black finished panel for climate control buttons below it. Other prominent features such as powered front seats, keyless entry with push-button start, leather upholstery, automatic headlamps, and dual-zone automatic climate control do make it feel premium as well.

What adds some uniqueness here is a small panel atop the centre console, which displays few off-road data like compass and approach and tilt angles, which are very useful while doing off-road driving. The large dimensions of the Subaru Forester play a major role in making the cabin incredibly spacious, which easily is the best in its category. Even the boot space feels capacious.

Forester Exterior

The Subaru Forester does not break any grounds when it comes to design, however, it looks rugged and smart enough to make it look and appeal desirable. It looks big for its segment, which definitely gives it an edge when it comes to road presence.

At the front, the Subaru Forester has a simple hexagonal grille with thick chrome slat at the upper portion and gets big sweptback headlamps on its sides. The headlamps do come with LED projectors and daytime running LEDs on its outer edges. The vertical LED fog lamps with thick boxy chrome housing are quite unique in its layout too.

The side profile of the Subaru Forester looks quite aerodynamic with a slightly sloping bonnet and looks quite stylish with machined alloy wheels, chrome garnish on windows, large roof rails, silver skid plates, and door-mounted rearview mirrors.

The Subaru Forester looks wide when viewed from the rear, with unique thick C- shaped LED tail lamps and elongated U-shaped skid plate at the bottom.

Subaru Forester Ride & Handling

With Macpherson struts at the front and double-wishbone setup at the rear, the Subaru Forester has its core strength lying on its fabulous ride and handling balance. The crossover feels rock-solid over any kind of terrain, which makes it unshakable over all kinds of conditions.

Forester Engine & Fuel Consumption

The 2019 Subaru Forester is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which produces 156 PS of maximum power output and 196 Nm of peak torque output. The engine is coupled to a CVT gearbox. While the engine has impressive bottom-end grunt and smooth and linear power delivery, the transmission feels a bit lethargic.

Subaru Forester Braking & Safety

The Subaru Forester is equipped with a variety of safety features, the list of which includes front, side, curtain, and knee airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, reverse parking sensors with camera, active torque vectoring, brake override and vehicle dynamics control.

Forester Verdict

The 2019 Subaru Forester might not be a visually strong product in and out, but when it comes to mechanicals, there is hardly any fault to find in this brilliantly engineered crossover. The suspension and steering balance feels rock-solid, due to which it feels a fantastic vehicle to drive whatever the condition is. In terms of practicality, the Subaru Forester feels a complete vehicle for both urban driving and weekend getaways.

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    TheSubaru Forester has been my first SUV. While I was suspicious about my purchase at first, I still went ahead to buy this car because I was tempted by its looks. While I Thought it to be only about beauty and no performance, I’m glad that I was proven wrong in the very first test drive itself. The car has Read More

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    I am pretty much happy about the newest addition to my life- my new car- Subaru Forester. The car looks charismatic. This is inclusive of quite a few advanced tech features that will felicitate tech savvy customers the most. You won’t have to worry about the space part also. The car is enough spacious to accommodate your entire family and Read More

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