2015 Subaru Forester Review Specs

19
Shares
Share on Pinterest

The Subaru Forester first came onto the scene in 1997, and since then this compact crossover managed to generate widespread success. The company full redesigned the new Forester, and with excellent fuel economy and advanced safety features, this vehicle is one of the safest and most versatile crossovers on the market. Many structural and chassis enhancements also help the 2015 Subaru Forester to stand out. This vehicle has been crowned the SUV of the year by Motor Trend’s magazine in 2009 and 2014, so we expect that the fourth generation Forester to be a solid pick for a small crossover SUV.

2015 Subaru Forester Exterior and Design

The exterior of 2015 Subaru Forester won’t be much larger than the previous model. The exterior measurements are 180.9-inches in length, 70.7 inches in width and 66.4 inches in height. Unlike the previous generation which more looks like a boxy family wagon than the SUV, the 2015 Forester dropped the boxy design and turned to a more traditional SUV look.

Read More:  2017 Bentley Bentayga SUV Price

Compare it to the 2016 Subaru Forester.

2015 Subaru Forester Rear

The vehicle features a chiseled front with an aggressive grille, lower air dam and sharpened high-intensity discharge headlights. Forester has an impressive ground clearance of 8.7 inches, making it ideal for snowy conditions and it is available with 5/55 all-season tires and 18-inch alloy wheels, which complement the look of the car, making it a real head turner.

Interior and Features

As far as the interior is concerned, the cabin of the 2015 Subaru Forester is more comfortable and quieter than ever before. Interior will offer plenty of space for both passengers and the cargo. Interior measurements are 41.4 inches in the front head room, 43.0 inches of front legroom, while the rear head room is 39.8 inches and rear leg room is 38-inches.

2015 Subaru Forester interior side view

Cargo space can stretch from 34.4 to 74.7 cubic feet. The 2015 Subaru Forester also comes with rich equipment mix and boast plenty of safety and infotainment features such as air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, a 6-spekaer audio system with HD radio, dual zone climate control, automatic climate control, etc.

Read More:  2018 Toyota Sequoia Redesign, Review

Engine and Transmission

When it comes to the engine of 2015 Subaru Forester, it will offer two 4-cylinder engines. The first option will be less expensive 2.5-liter horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine, capable of producing 170 horsepower and 174 pounds-feet of torque. This engine will be paired to either a 6-speed manual transmission or the Lineartronic CVT automatic and it will offer good fuel economy – 22/29 mpg (manual), and 24/32mpg (automatic) in the city/highway.

2015 Subaru Forester headlight

The second engine offers more power and comes in a form of 2.0-liter horizontally opposed turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which makes 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine will have only one gearbox option and it is High-Torque Lineartronic CVT. The rated fuel economy of this engine for the city/highway is 23/28 mpg. Both models have a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds.

Price

The price for the 2015 Subaru Forester will start from $23,000 for the base model and it can reach a maximum price of $36,000. Main competitors of the Forester will be Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape.

Read More:  2015 Mazda CX-3 Review

2015 Subaru Forester

Summary

As far as the interior is concerned, the cabin of the 2015 Subaru Forester is more comfortable and quieter than ever before. When it comes to the engine of 2015 Subaru Forester, it will offer two 4-cylinder engines. The first option will be less expensive 2.5-liter horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine, capable of producing 170 horsepower and 174 pounds-feet of torque. The second engine offers more power and comes in a form of 2.0-liter horizontally opposed turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which makes 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Cargo space can stretch from 34.4 to 74.7 cubic feet.

Price: $23,000

4.8
19
Shares
Share on Pinterest

Writen by

Leave a Reply