Subaru Forester News

  • Subaru Forester STI concept teased ahead of 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon debut

    Subaru's motorsport department and in-house tuner, STI, will use next month's 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon to show off a handful of concept cars, one of which will be a Forester concept packing a number of STI mods as well as the e-Boxer hybrid powertrain introduced in the Japanese market earlier in the year. The powertrain is related to the setup we get here in the Crosstrek Hybrid, though the Forester e-Boxer ditches the plug. In the Forester e-Boxer, a 2.0-liter flat-4 engine is mated to an electric motor. The engine delivers 143 horsepower on its own, with the electric motor adding an extra 13...

  • 2019 Subaru Forester, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Subaru Forester grows roomier, aims to curb distracted driving

    Subaru hopes to double down on its promise of safety with the 2019 Forester, which arrives with the brand's EyeSight safety system as standard across all trims. Not only will the 2019 Forester usher in the suite of active safety features for the masses, but at the crossover's debut on Wednesday at...

  • Teaser for 2019 Subaru Forester debuting at 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Subaru Forester teased ahead of 2018 New York auto show

    A teaser shot for Subaru’s all-new, fifth-generation Forester has been released ahead of the vehicle's debut at this month's 2018 New York International Auto Show. The show is where Toyota will unveil the fifth-generation version of the rival RAV4. Both small SUVs are due in showrooms later...

  • 2019 Subaru Forester spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Subaru Forester spy shots

    A prototype for Subaru’s next-generation Forester has been spotted for the first time. The small SUV is expected in showrooms in late 2018, as a 2019 model. Judging by the spy shots, the new Forester will resemble a scaled-down version of Subaru’s upcoming 3-row, 7-seat SUV, the Ascent...

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    Subaru Releases STI-Enhanced Forester tS In Japan

    Subaru’s Forester has received a new STI-enhanced variant, but like the STI-enhanced BRZ the new hot Forester is being offered exclusively in Japan. We’re not talking a fully-fledged STI model like the Impreza WRX STI, but rather a run-of-the-mill Subaru that's been upgraded with some...

  • Teaser for STI-enhanced Subaru Forester
    Subaru Planning Forester STI?

    Photos of an STI-badged Subaru Forester have surfaced, leading to speculation there might be a new Forester STI in the works. Along with the photos, confirmation has also been made that a reveal will take place on November 25. MUST SEE: Watch Dodge Build The 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat With...

  • 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT

    After a day of blasting through otherworldly Saguaro cactus forests of Southern Arizona, much of it on dusty, unimproved gravel backroads—on the way to hot-lap time at the track—we can't exactly say that we put the new turbocharged 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT through the kinds of everyday-driving conditions most people will see. There'll be plenty of time for grocery-getting in a follow-up drive yet to come. What we did do in this first-drive opportunity is really put the Forester through its own special paces—and verified that, again and now more than ever, the Forester...

  • Subaru's booth at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon
    Subaru Previews 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon Lineup

    Following the likes of Honda, Nissan and Mazda, Subaru has announced its lineup for the upcoming 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, the Japanese market’s showcase for its burgeoning aftermarket industry. For the latest event, Subaru has once again collaborated with its in-house performance tuner STI to...

  • 2014 Subaru Forester
    2014 Subaru Forester Preview

    The covers have finally come off the new 2014 Subaru Forester, a completely redesigned and much more fuel-efficient version of the popular crossover that’s due to go on sale shortly after its debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show at the end of this month. In addition to being more...

  • 2014 Subaru Forester spy shots
    2014 Subaru Forester Spy Shots

    Subaru is in the midst of an ambitious new strategy dubbed “Motion-V” that will see the automaker’s fuel consumption and emissions cut 30 percent by the middle of the decade. However, cleaner running vehicles is just one pillar of the all-encompassing plan that will also see the...

  • Sumos for Subaru in new Canadian ad campaign
    Subaru Canada Ditches Skinny Supermodels, Goes Sumo

    Don't get us wrong, we're huge fans of pretty women, minimally clothed, in close proximity to automotive hardware. We're not alone in that, either. But it's a bit cliched, and often more than a bit lame. Subaru Canada has taken the eye-candy in an entirely different direction. And we like it. A...

  • 2010 Subaru Forester S-Edition Concept
    2010 Subaru Forester S-Edition Concept Makes Debut

    Subaru has given us a preview of the changes it has in store for its Forester crossover, with the automaker unveiling a special concept version of the car packed with all its latest technologies. The concept is dubbed the 2010 Subaru Forester S-Edition and it’s made its world debut this past...

  • Third-generation Subaru four-cylinder boxer engine

    Subaru has unveiled today the third and latest generation of its trademark horizontally opposed or ‘boxer’ engine, the first major redesign in 21 years. The first Subaru boxer engine was introduced in the Subaru 1000 back in 1966. Since then, the basic engine design has been refined and updated, with current versions now offered with turbocharging and engine stop-start technologies. The latest engine is almost entirely new yet it maintains all the advantages of the horizontally-opposed layout: lightweight, compact, low center of gravity, and superior vibration balance. The key...

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    Subaru releases the Forester XTI SEMA show car

    Combining the 2.5L turbocharged powerplant from the WRX STI with the Forester's roomy platform, the Forester XTI show car is one of the highest-performance SUVs this side of a Cayenne. Due for debut at the 2008 SEMA next week, the Forester XTI also lays claim to a 0-60mph (96km/h) time of less than...

  • 2009 Subaru Forester gets 5-star safety rating from NHTSA
    2009 Subaru Forester gets 5-star safety rating from NHTSA

    The 2009 Subaru Forester has proved its safety prowess once again following another five-star safety rating, this time from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 5-star rating reflected its flawless protection for all seats in both frontal and side-impact crash tests. The...

  • 2009 Subaru Forester gets IIHS Top Safety Pick
    2009 Subaru Forester gets IIHS Top Safety Pick

    The redesigned 2009 Subaru Forester has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award, earning the highest rating of ‘good’ in the Institute's front, side, and rear tests. The tough criteria of the tests of the IIHS safety rating has been designed with the...

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