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- Forester 2.0i CVT R486 000
- Forester 2.0i-S ES CVT R564 000
- Forester 2.5i Sport ES CVT R599 000
- Forester 2.5i-S ES CVT R629 000
Model Color: Crimson Red Pearl
The adventurous Forester line-up will includes an entirely new derivative that brings a refreshing and sporty design to the model line-up. Designed for those seeking a car with practicality and sporty aesthetics, the Forester Sport exudes power and athleticism.
The range-topping 2.5i-S ES CVT represents the contemporary Forester SUV, exuding classic Subaru design that brings safety, practicality and adventure to the fore. Now built upon the new Subaru Global platform, the Forester has been engineered to stringent standards of safety and versatility, woven into a package that stands out as a robust and classic Subaru design form. From the front, key highlights are the modern ‘Hawkeye’ LED headlamps, a large grille, fog lamps and an underguard treatment for added protection during off road excursions. The roof rails have also been redesigned, now featuring loopholes on the higher spec models, for easier use of ropes and straps when tying down cargo. The wide-opening rear doors are unlike any other within the segment. The rear doors have been designed to allow the easiest and most comfortable access to the rear for general entry and loading but also for child seat accessibility and space. The Forester also features slip-resistant side sill steps at the rear.
The cabin of the Subaru Forester has been created with with high-quality, soft-touch materials and contrast stitching throughout, along with leather interiors on higher specification models. There’s even more room in the new Forester, offering exceptional passenger comfort.
The second row also now comes A/C vents and USB points to bring front seat comfort to every passenger. Other convenience features include rear seat pockets designed to fit smartphones and tablets alike. In similar fashion, the boot features a wide-opening lid and a low sill for ease of loading into the 520-litre, boot. The boot space can be increased to 1 770-litres by flipping the switches either from the side of the boot opening panel or on top of the seatbacks themselves. The motorised bootlid can also be raised and lowered in just over 3-seconds, one of the fastest and therefore most convenient in the segment. Careful consideration has also been given to the materials used in the boot – an easy-to-clean yet aesthetically pleasing texture that is also used on the lower bumpers and wheel well cladding. The S and ES Forester derivatives are fitted with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that includes AUX, Bluetooth connectivity as well as the use of Apple CarPlay / Android Auto through the USB-A ports in the front. Also included in ES and Sport models there are electrically-adjustable front seats, automatic climate control, a sunroof and rain-sensing wipers to name just a few of the features. Forester is a full house vehicle.
ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
The Subaru Forester range consists of a direct injection 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre Boxer® Engines. These engines are mated to a lightweight Lineartronic® CVT transmission with shift paddles behind the steering wheel for stepped / manual control.
The 2.5-litre engine delivers 136kW of power, an additional 21kW over the 2.0-litre engine. Maximum torque is 239Nm, an increase of 43Nm over the 2.0-litre.
The Forester features the Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) function that allows the driver to select a more efficient driving programme or something a little more sporty. The SI-Drive system will recalibrate the engine mapping to deliver the desired output. In Sport mode, the 2.5 Forester will accelerate from 0 – 100km/h in 9,3-seconds.
The 2.5-litre remains as efficient as ever delivering 8.3l/100km on the combined cycle with the 2.0-litre model delivering an impressive 7.6l/100km on the combined cycle. CO2 emissions are 193g/km.
The balanced design of Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive™ ensures stability and optimal distribution of power for maximum traction in almost any weather or road conditions.
With 220mm of ground clearance, advanced X-mode with Hill Descent Control, you can get to and from of almost any destination. X-Mode optimises the AWD system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces. Active Torque Vectoring also available in the Forester for safer and more controlled cornering. The Subaru Boxer® Engine is placed low in the engine bay and this means a lower centre of gravity for impeccable handling and a smoother drive.
For Subaru, safety begins from the ground up. It starts with the new Subaru Global Platform, one of the qualities of which is a better Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame that better disperses energy in a collision for reduced risk to passengers. Added to this, the engine and gearbox are designed to be pushed below the vehicle during a frontal collision instead of crashing into the cabin.
Forester also benefits from no less than seven Airbags: 2 front airbags, 2 side airbags, 2 curtain airbags and 1 driver’s knee airbag. Of primary concern to Subaru however, is to reduce the number of collisions that happen in the first place and in this area of Primary safety, the Forester sets new benchmarks once again.
Forester delivers class-leading all-round visibility with fewer blind spots throughout the cabin than ever before.
The A-pillars are thinner with more use of window glass. The C-pillars too have been designed to ensure a larger window behind the rear seats for maximum visibility.
Within the cabin, new Forester now comes with an automatic mirror tilt-down function when the driver engages reverse gear.
This assists with viewing blind-spots while reversing and parking. But it isn’t just exterior visibility that has improved, but interior visibility also plays a key role in the Primary safety of this car.
It’s in the layout of the instrument clusters and Multi-Function Displays which are all designed in full colour to be easily readable, understandable and easy to operate.
The multi-function steering wheel too, is there to assist driver’s to focus on the road ahead without getting distracted.
Subaru’s award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist System is a standard feature on the Subaru ES line-up including the Subaru Sport model.
Featured on the Forester line-up in its latest version, EyeSight is a system that makes use of camera-based technology and integrates features or assistance systems from Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Pre-Collision Braking, Lane Departure and Sway Warning and Lane Keep Assist.
For the first time in South Africa, the Forester will take corrective action when you veer out of your line but using braking force on the requisite wheels to straighten the car, all the while flashing a warning in the driver’s multi-function display.
Subaru Southern Africa has tailored a number of accessories to suit your specific lifestyle. These are Subaru approved and fitted within our Subaru network before you take delivery of your new or pre-owned car or even after you have taken ownership and realise the need for some accessories thereafter. Simply chat to us to book a fitment at one of our dealers / service centres nationwide.
Compare which Subaru Forester is the right fit for you.
|Forester 2.0i-CVT||Forester 2.0i-S ES CVT||Forester 2.5i-SPORT ES CVT||Forester 2.5i-S ES CVT|
|Starting Price*||R486 000||R564 000||R599 000||R629 000|
|Engine||2.0-liter SUBARU |
|2.0-liter SUBARU |
|2.5-liter SUBARU |
|2.5-liter SUBARU |
|Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive|
|Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)|
|EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology|
|SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia|
|Auto Headlights On|
|Steering responsive headlights (SRH)|
|Front fog lamps|
|Roof rail||Black||Black & Silver, with loophole||Black & Orange, with loophole||Black & Silver, with loophole|
yes, with High mounted
yes, with High mounted
yes, with High mounted
|Door mirror colour||Body color Auto Folding with Turn Light||Satin Chromed Auto Folding with Turn Light||Satin Chromed Auto Folding with Turn Light||Satin Chromed Auto Folding with Turn Light|
|Fog lamp cluster||Dyed black base||High gloss black paint base + chrome molded inserts||High gloss black paint base + chrome molded inserts||High gloss black paint base + chrome molded inserts|
|Front Under Guard||Black||Chrome||Black||Chrome|
|Rear Under Guard||Black||Chrome||Black||Chrome|
|Outer Door Handle||Body Color||Chrome||Body Color||Chrome|
|Alloy design||17-inch Silver||18-inch High-gloss Dark Metallic 5-spoke||18-inch High-gloss Dark Metallic 5-spoke||18-inch High-gloss Dark Metallic 5-spoke|
|Double volume power sliding sunroof with sun shade cover|
|Automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers|
|Leather wrapped steering wheel & gear lever|
|Driver's Power seat|
|Passenger power seat|
|Rear Seat Ventilation Grille|
|Rear USB Power Outlet||2||2||2||2|
|Rear Seat Arrangement||Reclining One Touch Fold Down||Reclining One Touch Fold Down||Reclining One Touch Fold Down||Reclining One Touch Fold Down|
|60/40 split folding rear seats|
|Sports Alloy Pedal|
|Meter Panel||Red illmination Segment Display||White luminescent Color TFT Chrome Needle||White luminescent Color TFT Chrome Needle||White luminescent Color TFT Chrome Needle|
|Keyless entry and push-button start system|
|Powered rear gate|
|Electric Parking Brake|
|One Touch Lane Changer|
|Two 12-volt accessory power outlets (in centre panel and centre console box)|
|Tilt-adjustable / telescopic steering wheel|
|Steering wheel mounted audio, mobile phone & cruise control switches|
|Touch Screen Display size||6.5"||8.0"||8.0"||8.0"|
|Speaker (Front+Rear+Instrument Panel+Amplifier+Sub Woofer)||2+2||Harmon Kardon 2+2+4+1+1||2+2||Harmon Kardon 2+2+4+1+1|
|Apple CarPlay™ + Android Auto™ Connectivity|
|Voice Command for audio, air conditioning, telephony.|
|Eyesight - Pre-collision braking|
|Eyesight - Adaptive cruise control|
|Eyesight - Lane departure warning|
|Eyesight - Lane sway warning|
|Eyesight - Lead vehicle start alert|
|Eyesight - Pre-collision throttle management|
|Reverse Automatic Braking|
|Reverse linked tilt down door mirror|
|Blind spot monitoring with Lane change assist|
|Rear cross traffic alert|
|Auto Vehicle Hold|
|SRS airbags- front driver & passenger airbags|
|SRS airbags - front side driver & passenger airbags|
|SRS airbags - Drivers Knee airbag|
|SRS airbags - dual intelligent side curtain airbags|
|Wiplash reducing front seats|
|Side-door reinforcement beams|
|ISO-FIX adapted child seat anchors (with tether anchors) for infants and children|
|5 year/ 150 000km warranty|
|3 year/ 75 000 km maintenance plan with extension options available|
|15 000km Service Intervals|
|Type||Horizontally opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine||Horizontally opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine||Horizontally opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine||Horizontally opposed, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol engine|
|Bore x Stroke||84 × 90||84 × 90||94 × 90||94 × 90|
|Fuel system||Direct fuel injection||Direct fuel injection||Direct fuel injection||Direct fuel injection|
|Fuel tank capacity||63L||63L||63L||63L|
|Max output||115 / 6,000||115 / 6,000||136 / 5,800||136 / 5,800|
|Max torque||196 / 4,000||196 / 4,000||239 / 4,400||239 / 4,400|
|Fuel Consumption - combined lit./100 km||7.6||7.6||8.3||8.4|
|CO2 emissions - combined g/km||179||179||193||193|
|AWD type||Active Torque Split AWD system||Active Torque Split AWD system||Active Torque Split AWD system||Active Torque Split AWD system|
|Vehicle Dynamics Control system|
|X-Mode with Hill Descent Control|
|2 mode SI Drive (Intelligent, Sport)|
|4-sensor / 4-channel ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution|
|Active Torque Vectoring|
|Brake assist system|
|Electronic Stability Control (ESC)|
|Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)|
|Traction Control System (TCS)|
|Front Track mm||1565||1565||1565||1565|
|Rear Track mm||1570||1570||1570||1570|
|Minimum ground clearance mm||220||220||220||220|
|Boot Capacity (rear seat up/down)||520 / 1060||520 / 1060||520 / 1060||520 / 1060|
|Curb weight/Unladen mass kg||1.524||1,532 - 1,555||1,559 - 1,561||1,559 - 1,561|
|Gross Vehicle mass kgs||2.223||2.223||2.223||2.223|
|D range (Lineartronic CVT)||3.600 – 0.512||3.600 – 0.512||3.600 – 0.512||3.600 – 0.512|
|Gear ratio 1st||3.600||3.600||3.600||3.600|
|Gear ratio 2nd||2.155||2.155||2.155||2.155|
|Gear ratio 3rd||1.516||1.516||1.516||1.516|
|Gear ratio 4th||1.092||1.092||1.092||1.092|
|Gear ratio 5th||0.843||0.843||0.843||0.843|
|Gear ratio 6th||0.667||0.667||0.667||0.667|
|Gear ratio 7th||0.557||0.557||0.557||0.557|
|Gear ratio Reverse||3.687||3.687||3.687||3.687|
|Final Drive axle ratio||3.900||3.900||3.900||3.900|
|Steering||Rack and pinion, electric power steering system||Rack and pinion, electric power steering system||Rack and pinion, electric power steering system||Rack and pinion, electric power steering system|
|Front Suspension||MacPherson strut type||MacPherson strut type||MacPherson strut type||MacPherson strut type|
|Rear Suspension||Double wishbone type||Double wishbone type||Double wishbone type||Double wishbone type|
|Lamp Break over angle||21.4||21.5||21.5||21.5|
|Minimum turning circle at tyre (radius) m||5.4||5.4||5.4||5.4|
|Brakes Front & Rear||Ventilated disc brakes||Ventilated disc brakes||Ventilated disc brakes||Ventilated disc brakes|
|Temporary Spare wheel|
All-New Subaru Forester
The Subaru Forester is this category-leading model’s fifth generation that arrived with just the kind of tweaks that have made it worth the wait. No sacrifices have been made on its robust capabilities, modern features, and impressive styling. Value within the SUV category is where Subary sweetens the deal where — with only a modest price increase — many optional extras are now standard.
What is the difference between the new and previous Forester?
The Subaru Forester lives up to our unwavering focus on where innovation and safety meet. The new Subaru Forester means you get to enjoy all-new steering responsive LED headlights, high beam assist and a rear seatbelt reminder.
This responsive steering system analyses the direction you're driving in and — rather than simply lighting the way straight ahead — allows you to enjoy better, fuller visibility around corners, reacting with better context should obstacles or potential hazards be in your way.
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