Subaru Forester SUV is one of the best selling cars in the Sports Utility Vehicles segment. Current version of Forester was released back in 2013. Although it was not so long ago, if Subaru wants to stay competitive on the market, they would have to refresh their lineup. This probably means that they will soon release new 2019 Subaru Forester. Future Subaru SUV should be based on entirely new platform. We also expect to see refreshed interior and exterior, as well as new engines added to the lineup. New 2019 Forester will most likely be based on Subaru modular architecture, which was also use in famous Impreza model. Upcoming Subaru SUV will be stiffer and much lighter than previous version. All this has been achieved thanks to the use of high strength steel. Highly camouflaged Forester 2019 was spied during road testing. It looks like future model will be a little bit more aggressive than previous model. However, generally design will not change very much at all. Some parts in the front fascia have some resemblance with Ascent model. This mainly refers to the grille, bumper and headlights. Speaking of 2019 Forester interior, some rumors suggest that it could be very similar to the one found in the new Impreza. We also expect better materials used inside the cabin, as well as improved systems and features. Considering that new platform is going to be used, this will certainly enable more space for the passengers inside the cabin.
2019 Subaru Forester engine and fuel economy specs
2019 Subaru Forester engine lineup will probably be shared with Impreza model, as it was the case on the previous model. Old 4-cylinder 2.5-liter naturally aspirated engine should be replaced with new powertrain. It could be smaller turbocharged engine with ability to generate around 170 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. Second engine choice will be reserved for higher end models. It is 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing more than 250 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. This engine was already used in WRX model and it could happen that total output power goes all the way up to 300 horsepower. Both CVT and manual transmission will be available in the 2019 Forester.
2019 Subaru Forester release date and price review
2019 Subaru Forester release date will probably take place sometime during 2018. New Subaru Forester SUV rivals will be Ford Escape, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4, Chevy Equinox and Jeep Cherokee. 2019 Subaru Forester price range should remain close to the current model prices. Starting price is set at $23,700 and goes up to $37,500.