SUBARU OF AMERICA® ANNOUNCES PRICING ON 2018 FORESTER MODELS AND DEBUTS BLACK EDITION PACKAGE•New 2.5i Forester Black Edition Package added to line-up
•Active Torque Vectoring now standard on 2.0XT Touring
•Touring Models feature EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology as standard
•EyeSight®-equipped models gain High Beam Assist and Reverse Auto Braking
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc., which this month posted its 65th consecutive month of record-breaking sales, today announced pricing on the 2018 Forester models. It is also the introduction of the new 2.5i Black Edition package. New Foresters will arrive into retailers Summer 2017.
The 2018 Forester 2.5i is available in standard, Premium, Limited and Touring trims and is powered by a 170-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder BOXER engine. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard for the 2.5i and 2.5i Premium, wîth optional Lineartronic® CVT. The Forester 2.0XT is available in Premium and Touring trims and powered by a 250-hp 2.0-liter intercooled, turbocharged 4-cylinder BOXER engine. All Forester models come standard wîth Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Subaru has continued advancing the outstanding features of this model line wîth safety, comfort, durability and drivability as the top priorities. Currently the brand's best-selling model, the well-equipped 2018 Forester has a starting price of $22,795.
The stylish front bumper cover and hexagonal grille of the Forester are accentuated by Subaru's signature C-shaped headlight design wîth black inner bezel, while the rear combination lights also feature a prominent C shape wîth LED illumination. Combined, these styling and lighting elements provide excellent forward visibility along wîth a more robust and distinctive look.
The nicely appointed 2018 Forester 2.5i Premium has a starting price of $25,695. In addition to a panoramic power moonroof, Premium trim features include 17-inch alloy wheels, X- Mode wîth Hill Descent Control on CVT models, automatic HVAC controls, body color rear roof spoiler and a 10-way power driver's seat. A power rear gate wîth auto close and height memory is available on Premium Foresters equipped wîth EyeSight®. An All-Weather Package including heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats and windshield wiper de-icer comes standard on Premium trim and above.
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|Engine : 2.5 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 305 hp
Torque: 290 ft-lbs
6-speed Manual, CVT
A new Forester 2.5i Black Edition package is an upgrade from the 2.5i Premium, wîth Lineartronic® CVT featuring paddle shifters previously available only on turbo models that control a 6-speed manual mode. The package also comes standard wîth X-Mode and Hill Descent Control and LED Steering Responsive Headlights. The Black Edition rides on 18-inch black alloy wheels; fog lights wîth black accent trim; black finish exterior badges and mirrors; and a front grille wîth blacked-out wing motif and chrome frame. The package is offered on 4 exterior colors: Crystal Black Silica, Dark Gray Metallic, Crystal White Pearl and Ice Silver Metallic. The exclusive black cloth upholstery seats wîth simulated leather bolsters are complimented by a silver metallic and black gloss finish center dash panel. The leather-wrapped §teering wheel and shift handle are highlighted wîth silver stitching and the interior door handles have a chrome finish. All-Weather Package, rear cargo tray and Welcome Lighting all come standard wîth the Black Edition. The 2.5i Forester Black Edition is available exclusively on Premium trim as a $1,150 option package.
Limited trim upgrades to silver metallic wîth gloss black finish center dash panel trim and leather-wrapped §teering wheel and shift lever handle. Perforated leather-trimmed upholstery and a 10-way power driver's seat wîth power lumbar support are also included wîth this trim level. Blind Spot Detection wîth Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are standard features on the Limited along wîth Welcome Lighting. EyeSight®-equipped models include High Beam Assist, LED Steering Responsive Headlights, Automatic Low & High Beam Height Adjustment and Reverse Auto Braking. A power rear gate wîth auto close and height memory is standard on the Limited. The 2018 Forester 2.5i Limited models begin at $29,395.
The top-of-the-line Touring models are distinguished by 18-inch alloy wheels, black wîth chrome trim side cladding and foldable, body colored exterior mirrors wîth integrated turn signals. Touring trims are available wîth Black or Saddle Brown interiors. 10-way power driver's seat wîth two-position memory (includes power lumbar support), as well as Keyless Access wîth Push-Button Start and heated §teering wheel. Active Torque Vectoring, first introduced on the WRX® and WRX STI®, is now standard all 2.0XT Touring models. Reverse Automatic Braking and High Beam Assist headlights are included on Touring models. Forester Touring is priced from $33,090.
All Forester trim lines feature SÚBARÚ STARLINK™ Multimedia systems that provide hands-free connectivity and entertainment services. The Forester 2.5i base model features the STARLINK 6.2' Multimedia system wîth a 6.2-inch single-touch gesture display and the Premium, Limited and Touring trims have a standard STARLINK 7.0' Multimedia Plus system wîth a high-resolution 7-inch LCD screen, Bluetooth® hands-free SMS text messaging, dual ÚSB ports, and adds SiriusXM® All Access Radio and SiriusXM Travel Link®. The optional STARLINK 7.0' Multimedia Navigation system features voice-activated controls and comes wîth three years of complimentary map updates as well as a 3-year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic® and SiriusXM Travel Link® along wîth four months of SiriusXM All Access audio service.
Two SÚBARÚ STARLINK connected services packages are available for 7.0' Multimedia Plus system and 7.0' Multimedia Navigation system and are among the most affordable in the . The STARLINK Safety Plus package, which is complimentary for the first year and $99 per year after that, 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.