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2017 Subaru Forester

MPG

City 22 - 26 MPG Hwy 27 - 32 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.7
Exterior 4.7
Interior 4.6
Comfort 4.7
Performance 4.8
Reliability 4.9
*****
THIS IS MY FIRST SUBARU PURCHASE

by SCV from HAMMOND IN | April 14, 2020

PURCHASED NEW 2017 FORESTER. MET ALL MY NEEDS. PURCHASED FOR SAFETY RECORD AND RELIABILITY. LOVE THE LOOK OF VEHICLE. VERY COMFORTABLE GOOD ON GAS . EASY TO GET IN AND OUT OF.

*****
Reliable

by CarolR from Syracuse NY | March 23, 2020

This is a great vehicle. It's comfortable easy driving didn't have all the bells and whistles but everything that I need was in it. I have longlegs and there was still room in the back for someone comfortably.

*****
Great vehicle for older adults

by Oldguy from Wichita,ks | March 18, 2020

This car has met all my expectations. It is comfortable to drive, you have great visibility driving. The back seat has incredible leg room. My grandson is over 6’ and he has plenty of room. Love the safety features and it has plenty of pep when it accelerates.

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2017 Subaru Forester Overview

New/Notable:

The 2017 Subaru Forester is a compact crossover that seats up to 5 passengers. It competes with the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4. This year, it has been given a mid-cycle refresh that includes a new front-end, a quieter cabin, and updated available safety features.

The Forester 2.5i has 4 trims available: the base model, Premium, Limited, and Touring.

The Forester 2.0XT has the Premium and Touring trims.

The revised front-end of the Forester 2.5i looks more rugged and geometric than the previous iteration. The front grille received new mesh pattern with bigger hole vents. The fascia has larger air ducts and more sculpted lines. The 2.0XT’s front-end is differentiated by a fascia with C-shaped motifs. 17-inch steel wheels with all-season tires and black side mirrors come standard. Available features include LED headlights, front fog lights, turn signal indicators at the side mirrors, a rear spoiler, roof rails, a power liftgate, and 17- or 18-inch aluminum wheels.

The 2.5i and 2.0XT models correspond to their engine volume capacities. The 2.5i models are powered by a 170-hp, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The 2.0XT models have a 250-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. Both engines can be mated to a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an available continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and all-wheel drive. Fuel economy for the 2.5i models is an EPA-estimated 26/32 mpg city/highway. It lowers to a 23/27 mpg rating for the 2.0XT models.

Inside, the Forester has a quieter cabin, which has been given thicker door glass, improved door seals, and underfloor insulation. It also has a standard 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The Touring trim comes with more upscale, Saddle Brown leather upholstery with contrast stitching. The center console houses a standard STARLINK multimedia system that includes a 6.2-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and dual USB ports. It can be upgraded with an integrated navigation system and a Harmon Kardon premium audio system. Available features include power/heated front seats, a memory seat, push-button start, and a panoramic moonroof. Air conditioning, power windows/locks, and remote keyless entry come standard.

Standard safety features include a backup camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. The available EyeSight safety system has been updated with lane keep assist technology. A blindspot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, and a reverse automatic braking system are also available for the Limited and Touring trims.