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The Subaru Forester was first introduced as a compact crossover wagon in 1997. Since then, the Forester has changed quite a bit, and is currently included in the compact crossover segment. The Forester has been one of Subaru’s most awarded vehicles, with titles to its name like Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year, and Car Connection’s Best Car to Buy. The Forester is currently in its fourth generation, and offers drivers more advanced features and value than any previous model year.
The 2016 Subaru Forester has a unique design, all its own. The elements that went into the design of the 2016 Subaru are meant to increase performance, efficiency, and impress. Those who want the most power and performance out of their Forester can opt for the Turbo 2.0XT version of the crossover - the most powerful crossover in its class.
In a head-to-head competition with the most worthy opponents, the 2016 Subaru Forester comes out ahead, in nearly every category.
The 2016 Subaru Forester was expertly designed and carefully crafted to deliver the best ride in its class. The design team at Subaru thought of everything - from increased fuel efficiency, cargo space, and amenities, when they crafted the 2016 Forester. Discover some of the areas that the Subaru goes above and beyond, to both perform and impress.
Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle - Every Forester 2.5i model is a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle, which is a fancy way of saying that it is highly efficient. The title means that the Forester offers lower emissions than some hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles in the same class. The 2016 Subaru Forester can achieve up to 32 miles per gallon in the highway. Just one of the ways that the Subaru Forester impresses.
Ground Clearing Capability - The Subaru Forester offers 8.7 inches of ground clearance with the available 17-inch or 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Drivers can rest easy knowing that their Forester is protected from hazards they may not notice.
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive - A balanced, uniformed stability is the key to Subaru’s all-wheel drive system. Maximum traction, efficiency, and improved handling are just a few ways that this system helps keep you and your passengers safe.
High Intensity Discharge Headlights - These advanced headlights produce a brighter output, and use less energy than the halogen lamp alternative.
Flexible Storage Space - The Forester truly impresses with a unique rear cargo system, complete with 60/40 split flat-folding rear seats, a large rear gate, and raised roof rails. The system makes loading, unloading, and transporting cargo, a breeze.
Panoramic Power Moonroof - This available amenity features a tilt/sliding function, for easy access to the great outdoors.
The Forester Turbo 2.0XT is not for the weak, and certainly not for drivers who don’t enjoy maximum power. Not only does the 2.0XT feature a more powerful engine, it also comes with a more aggressive design than other Forester models - giving it the sporty look that it so totally deserves.
The 2016 Forester Turbo 2.0XT is the most agile, fast, and powerful version of the compact crossover to date. Everything that went into the design of this high-performance crossover, was meant to increase the thrill-seeker’s driving experience.
Under the hood of the 2016 Forester Turbo 2.0XT, is the most important difference between the Turbo model and other trim levels. Underneath the hood sits a 2.0-liter turbocharged Subaru Boxer engine. This powerhouse boasts 250 horsepower, and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The Turbo 2.0XT also comes standard with a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission, with 6 and 8 speed manual shift modes with paddle shifters.
Drivers have the option of choose between the 2.0XT Premium model, or the higher-end 2.0XT Touring trim levels. Both trim levels offer 18-inch alloy wheels, and Subaru’s Intelligent Drive technology. With this feature, drivers are able to tailor their vehicle’s driving performance by selecting one of three modes from the steering wheel mounted controls. Drivers will be more in control of their experience behind the wheel, making for a much more thrilling, and safe trip.
Drivers can still expect the same list of exceptional standard features on the turbo models, which are also included on the higher-end Forester trim levels. Leather trimmed upholstery, aluminum alloy wheels, a panoramic moonroof, and symmetrical all-wheel drive are just a few of the features drivers can expect on the Forester Turbo 2.0XT.
The 2016 Forester Turbo 2.0XT is the perfect option for drivers who want a high-performance vehicle, without sacrificing space or practicality. With a starting MSRP of $29,195 - the Forester Turbo is an exceptional value.
When compared to even the toughest competition, the 2016 Subaru Forester comes out on top. From the base price, to what is under the hood, to interior amenities - the Forester is the clear-cut choice when compared to other vehicles in its segment.
The 2016 Subaru Forester has a starting MSRP of $22,195. The 2015 Toyota RAV4 starts at $23,680, and the 2016 Ford Escape has a base price of $23,450.
Aside from cost, the 2016 Forester is the only vehicle out of the three to offer standard All-Wheel Drive. In fact, the RAV4 and the Escape did not even offer AWD as an option. The Subaru Forester comes with more standard features, including daytime running lights, power side mirrors, and cruise control.
The Subaru Forester is also the only vehicle out of the three to earn the highest possible 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Both the Toyota RAV4 and the Ford Escape fell short, having only received four stars from the government crash tests.
The 2016 Subaru Forester is not only the less expensive option when compared to the competition, it also offers the most standard and available features, and highest safety standards possible.