2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Subaru Forester

World Premiere of 2019 Forester at New York International Auto Show


The fifth generation of Subaru’s global top-selling model to be unrolled worldwide.The latest generation of the Forester will debut the Driver Monitoring System, Subaru's first-ever driver recognition technology, making for a safer and more comfortable driving experience than ever before. 

The Subaru Global Platform ensures best-in-class levels of comfort and safety. The newly enhanced direct-injection 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine offers the perfect balance of excellent driving performance and environmental performance.

Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and enhanced X-Mode provides outstanding driving performance and the off-road drivability expected of an SUV.

As a top-selling model of Subaru's global sales, the fifth-generation Forester is positioned as a key part of the company's global strategy. The new model features packaging that allows all passengers to share comfort and enjoyment, balancing easy handling with a spacious interior, and user-friendly features including, for the first time in a Subaru vehicle, the Driver Monitoring System. In line with Subaru's design philosophy "Dynamic x Solid," the new design combines the hardiness of an SUV with user-friendly comfort and convenience. The Subaru Global Platform achieves top-of-its-class collision safety and hazard avoidance, along with handling that responds exactly as the driver intended, and comfortable drivability. The latest model features Subaru core technologies including EyeSight driver assist system, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive built around a newly developed 2.5-liter direct-injection engine, and X-Mode for enhanced all-terrain drivability, the latest model features improved performance and an everyday experience of excitement and enjoyment, offering comfort, fun, and adventure.



Main features of the new Forester: 

1. Comfortable and functional packaging for ease of use: The new model features packaging that balances excellent handling with the roomiest cabin yet, offering comfort and enjoyment for family and friends and easy-to-use features.

1.1 The Perfect Size for Easy Handling: Although the wheelbase has been increased for a more comfortable cabin space than ever, the minimum turning radius is just 5.4 m (17.7 feet), ensuring excellent ease of handling.


1.2 Excellent Comfort, Seat Accessibility, and Loading Convenience: Enhanced cabin comfort, with more space between passengers and more leg room in the back seats. The drive unit for power rear gate has been integrated with the gate stay and offers more cargo storage space. It also provides faster opening and closing and a new locking system.

1.3 Convenient Features for Comfort in Motion: Three separated pockets in the seat backs provide convenient storage for magazines, smartphones, etc. USB charger ports (max. output 2.1A) provided for both front and back seat passengers. New air-conditioning HMI, incorporated for the first time in Subaru vehicles, allows exact adjustment of temperature controls, for in-cabin comfort according to the number of passengers. 


2. New Design Combines SUV Toughness and Functionality
The new model combines the toughness of an SUV with functionality, based on the “Dynamic x Solid” design philosophy common to all Subaru vehicles.




SUV toughness and dynamism, allied with generous storage space and intuitive functionality that can be understood at a glance. Exterior available in nine colors, including the newly-developed Jasper Green Metallic exclusive to the new Forester. Accent colors, base colors high gloss black, and exclusive aluminum wheels highlight the new model’s SUV robustness and sleek strength.




The functional and user-friendly cabin layout, the instrument panel and console have been combined for a more relaxed feeling of freedom in addition to the hardiness you demand from an SUV. Four interior color schemes are available, including a brown leather interior that provides the upper-class feeling. In some models with black and gray as the base colors, accent colors in the center console emphasize the dynamism of the interior.



3. SUV Toughness and Driving Enjoyment

Featuring Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive built around the new 2.5-liter four-cylinder horizontally opposed direct injection engine, X-Mode for easier handling in poor driving conditions, and the Subaru Global Platform, the new model ensures a comfortable and enjoyable ride for the driver and all passengers.

Powerful and Comfortable Dynamism: The new model incorporates a newly developed 2.5-liter four-cylinder horizontally opposed direct injection engine. The new engine features around 90 percent new components compared with the previous 2.5-liter engine and introduces direct injection, improving horsepower and torque while also providing a boost to environmental performance through improved fuel efficiency, offering a powerful and enjoyable driving experience. 

Improved Dynamic Feel: The Subaru Global Platform brings significant improvements to dynamic quality, achieving superior driving capability that engages the emotional senses with smooth performance and pleasant drivability.


4. Overall safety top in its class

The new model offers safe and enjoyable driving for all passengers at all times and in all settings not just in emergencies offering safety features that place it at the top of its class, based on Subaru’s philosophy of overall safety. Subaru’s exclusive EyeSight driver assist system comes standard on all models. Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection system detects vehicles approaching from the rear. The Subaru Global Platform ensures class-leading passenger protection. An increase in the amount of high-tensile steel panel materials ensures improved collision safety and a lighter body. A total of seven airbags come as standard in all models, providing class-leading levels of passenger protection.



Main Features of the New Forester:

  • Body size(Length x width x height) : 4,625 × 1,815 × 1,730 mm 182.1 × 71.5 × 68.1 in.)
  • Wheelbase  : 2,670 mm (105.1 in.)
  • Minimum ground clearance : 220 mm (8.7 in.)
  • Engine  :  FB25 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder DOHC 16 valve AVCS direct injection engine
  • Displacement  :  2,498 cc
  • Bore x stroke  :  94 × 90 mm
  • Horsepower    :  182 hp / 5,800 rpm
  • Torque  :  1m76 lb-ft / 4,400 rpm
  • Fuel tank capacity  :  63 L (16.6 gal.)
  • Fuel type  :  87AKI
  • Transmission  :   Lineartronic
  • Drive system   :   Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Tire size   :   225/60 R17, 225/55 R18
  • Passenger capacity   :   Five seats



 Source: https://www.subaru.co.jp/press/news-en/2018_03_29_5579/

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