2018 Subaru Forester: The Design Improvement for Higher Sales Numbers


If you see the image of the new 2018 Subaru Forester, you will see a good looking design with muscular stance and buff, solid construction. Despite the good construction, somehow the Forester is far from being popular in its segment. That’s why they are coming with the new design and model as the company is expecting to change their sales numbers in the future years.


The Forester alone has been around for two decades and the last fourth generation happened in 2012. At that time, the vehicle was designed in four wheel driving system with front engine arrangement. It was paired with manual six speed transmission with either 2.5 liter engine or the 2.0 liter type. A lot of people are expecting that the new 2018 Subaru Forester to have different powertrain and management, aside from the rather obvious physical developments.

Price and Release Date

It is unfortunate that the company hasn’t made any official confirmation or announcement about the release of the new Forester. It is predicted that the new Forester should be coming in 2017, at least by the end of it. For the price tag, there is no clear indication but the price is expected to hover at around $21,000. Of course, higher trim may have higher price range.

Engine and Specs

Although rumors have been flying around about the powertrain of the new Forester, the company has no intention of using a new powertrain. It is pretty clear that they will remain using the four cylinder engine with either 2.0 liter capacity or the 2.5 liter capacity delivering 170 hp of power for the latter – which isn’t too bad. The 2.0 liter engine is able to produce 250 hp of power.

It is possible that the company will be using the 1.6 liter engine that is lighter – along with the lightweight materials but there hasn’t been any indication that it is the real deal. We should be waiting for further updates and updates from the company concerning their new 2018 Subaru Forester.


It is possible that the new Forester will be coming with new platform, which is sturdier and stronger than before. Despite the solid arrangement, the materials will be lighter which can affect the fuel economy. So far, this is the only updates about the new 2018 Subaru Forester as details for the exterior, interior, and additional features are still on hold.