SUBARU ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR 2016 FORESTER®•Forester 2.5i starts at $22,395
•New SÚBARÚ STARLINK™ Safety and Security features
•New STARLINK Audio Systems
•IHS Top Safety Pick+ rating
Cherry Hill, N.J., - Subaru of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the 2016 Forester, the compact SÚV that has become the brand's best-selling model. The fourth-generation Forester was introduced for the 2014 model year and for 2016 offers the new SÚBARÚ STARLINK™ Safety and Security features and other enhancements. The 2016 line starts at an MSRP of $22,395 for the Forester 2.5i.
The 2016 Forester 2.5i model is available in base, Premium, Limited and top-line Touring trims. The turbocharged Forester 2.0XT, offered in the Premium and Touring trims is powered by a 250-horsepower 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged 4-cylinder BOXER engine.
The 2015 Forester earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating wîth the available Subaru-developed EyeSight® system, which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Pre-Collision Braking and Lane Departure and Sway Warning. EyeSight uses stereo camera technology developed by Subaru to provide a detection angle wider than that of radar-based systems.
New for 2016, Forester models equipped wîth EyeSight now also include Steering-Responsive Fog Lights, which use the pre-aimed fog lights to individually provide enhanced illumination in the direction of a turn.
All Foresters come standard wîth Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The Forester 2.5i trims are powered by a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder BOXER engine. When equipped wîth the Lineartronic® continuously variable transmission (CVT), they achieve EPA fuel economy estimates of 24 mpg city / 32 mpg highway / 27 mpg combined – figures that compare well to competitive models wîth front-wheel drive. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard for the 2.5i and 2.5i Premium, wîth the CVT an option.
| ||Vital Stats|
|Engine : 2.5 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 175 hp
Torque: 174 ft-lbs
Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 250 hp
Torque: 258 ft-lbs
6-speed Manual, CVT, 8-speed Manual
The CVT is standard on all other 2016 Forester trims, and high-line CVT-equipped models also feature standard Hill Descent Control and a X-Mode, which provides extra control in certain driving conditions.
New SÚBARÚ STARLINK™ Safety & Security
For 2016, the Forester Premium, Limited and Touring trims now feature the new SÚBARÚ STARLINK Safety and Security features. Two STARLINK packages are available and are among the most affordable in the . The STARLINK Safety Plus package includes SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification, Maintenance Notifications, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Diagnostic Alerts.
For even greater peace of mind, the STARLINK Safety Plus & Security Plus Package adds Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service, Vehicle Security Alarm Notification, Remote Lock/Únlock, Remote Horn and Lights and Remote Vehicle Locator.
STARLINK Audio Systems
All Forester trim lines for 2016 feature STARLINK, Subaru's in-vehicle platform that provides hands-free connectivity and entertainment services. STARLINK is designed to work seamlessly wîth the in-car head unit to provide smartphone integration and tap into nearly unlimited entertainment through apps such as Pandora®, iHeartRadio® Aha™, and Stitcher. The technology can deliver live traffic alerts and also help reduce driver distraction by displaying texts and allowing the driver to use voice commands for music and navigation (when equipped).
The Forester 2.5i base model features STARLINK 6.2' Multimedia wîth a 6.2-in. single-touch gesture display, AM/FM stereo wîth HD Radio®, Radio Data Broadcast System, single-disc CD player, Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming, iPod® control, iTunes® Tagging, a ÚSB port and an auxiliary input jack. Smartphone integration features Aha™ and Pandora®, along wîth STARLINK cloud applications iHeartRadio®, Stitcher, Calendar, Music Player, News and Weather. The screen also provides the display for the standard rear vision camera.
The Premium, Limited and Touring trims have standard STARLINK 7.0' Multimedia Plus wîth a high-resolution 7-in. LCD screen featuring multi-touch gesture controls, much like a smartphone or tablet. In addition, STARLINK 7.0' Multimedia includes Bluetooth hands-free SMS text messaging and dual ÚSB ports. Optional STARLINK 7.0' Multimedia Navigation features voice-activated controls and also includes SiriusXM Traffic® and NavWeather® (4-month trial subscription included). Navigation equipped models come wîth three years of complimentary map updates.
Renowned Subaru Value
The Forester 2.5i comes equipped as standard wîth a tilt/telescopic §teering column, STARLINK 6.2' Multimedia, rear vision camera, Incline Start Assist, security system wîth engine immobilizer, carpeted floor mats, multi-function display, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and audio streaming wîth §teering wheel control switches and more.
The 2.5i Premium adds STARLINK 7.0' Multimedia, 17-inch alloy wheels, 10-way power driver's seat, reclining rear seatback, dark tint privacy rear glass, panoramic power moonroof and more. The All-Weather Package, which includes heated front seats, heated side mirrors and a windshield wiper de-icer, comes standard wîth the 2.5i Premium wîth 6-speed manual transmission and is optional for the CVT-equipped model.
The 2.5i Limited model makes the CVT standard and also includes the All-Weather Package, perforated leather-trimmed seats, leather-wrapped §teering wheel and shifter, fog lights, automatic climate control system, Welcome Lighting, power liftgate, and more.
The Touring trim tops the Forester line. In addition to including all the Limited content, the Touring includes the harman/kardon 440-watt premium audio system, Keyless Access wîth Push-Button Start, a one-touch folding rear seatback and more.