Saturday, August 16, 2014

Car Profiles - Subaru Forester

SUBARU FORESTER

Is there any need to mess up with a successful formula? Subaru done it again with its Forester, offering a balance of comfortable ride and an aggressive performance. Plus, you can drive it anywhere without scraping the bottom.

The Good: Interior is roomy
The Bad: 

Price Range: P1,448,000-P1,918,000
Our Rating: ****

Last Update: April 9, 2016

OWNERSHIP DETAILS2.0 XT2.0i Premium2.0i-L
PriceP1,918,000P1,648,000P1,448,000
Warranty3 Years or 100,000kms3 Years or 100,000kms3 Years or 100,000kms
ENGINE SPECS
EngineFA20 2.0 DOHC 16V H4 TurbochargedFB20 2.0 DOHC 16V H4FB20 2.0 DOHC 16V H4
Horsepower237hp @ 5,600rpm148hp @ 6,200rpm148hp @ 6,200rpm
Torque350Nm @ 2,400-3,600rpm198Nm @ 4,200rpm198Nm @ 4,200rpm
Fuel TypeGasoline/93 OctaneGasoline/93 OctaneGasoline/93 Octane
Fuel SystemDirect InjectionMulti-Port InjectionMulti-Port Injection
TransmissionContinuously Variable TransmissionContinuously Variable TransmissionContinuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Tank Capacity60 Liters60 Liters60 Liters
DIMENSIONS
Length4,595mm4,595mm4,595mm
Width1,795mm1,795mm1,795mm
Height1,735mm1,735mm1,735mm
Wheelbase2,640mm2,640mm2,640mm
Curb Weight1,620kg1,492kg1,492kg
Body Style5 Door SUV5 Door SUV5 Door SUV
Engine/Drive TypeFront Engine/All Wheel DriveFront Engine/All Wheel DriveFront Engine/All Wheel Drive
Seating555
SUSPENSION & TIRES
Front SuspensionMcPherson StrutMcPherson StrutMcPherson Strut
Rear SuspensionDouble WishboneDouble WishboneDouble Wishbone
Front BrakesVentilated DiscVentilated DiscVentilated Disc
Rear BrakesVentilated DiscSolid DiscSolid Disc
Tires225/55 R18225/55 R18225/60 R17
Wheels18 Inch Alloy18 Inch Alloy17 Inch Alloy
SAFETY
Airbags777
Anti-Lock BrakesYes, With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist. 4 Sensor 4 ChannelYes, With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist. 4 Sensor 4 ChannelYes, With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist. 4 Sensor 4 Channel
Traction/Stability ControlYes, Traction Control and Stability ControlYes, Traction Control and Stability ControlYes, Traction Control and Stability Control
Other Safety FeaturesAdds: NoneAdds: NoneVehicle Dynamics Control, Hill Start Assist, Engine Immobilizer, Brake Override, Safety Pedal System, PIN Code Access, Hill Descent Control, Rear View Camera
EXTERIOR
Fog LampsFront and RearFront and RearFront and Rear
Other Exterior FeaturesAdds: NomeAdds: Panoramic SunroofAuto Leveling LED Headlamps, Roof Rails, Headlamp Washers, Side Mirror Signal Repeaters, Roof Spoiler, Rain Sensing Wipers
INTERIOR
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTilt and TelescopicTilt and TelescopicTilt and Telescopic
Steering Wheel MaterialLeatherLeatherLeather
Seating AdjustmentPower, Driver and Front PassengerPower, Driver and Front PassengerManual
Seating MaterialLeatherLeatherFabric
Other Interior FeaturesAdds: Paddle Shift, Siri Eyes Free, Aluminum PedalsAdds: Steering Responsive HeadlightMulti-Information Display, Si-DRIVE, Map Lights, Seat Back Pockets, Three Power Outlets, Illuminated Bins, One-Touch Folding Rear Seats, Tonneau Cover, X-Mode, Auto Vehicle Hold, 60/40 Fold Rear Seat, Touch Screen Multi Function Display
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Power AmenitiesSteering, Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors with Fold, LiftgateSteering, Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors with Fold, LiftgateSteering, Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors with Fold
Climate ControlAutomatic, DualAutomatic, DualManual
Audio System2 DIN AM/FM/CD/MP3/AUX/USB with Bluetooth2 DIN AM/FM/CD/MP3/AUX/USB with Bluetooth2 DIN AM/FM/CD/MP3/AUX/USB with Bluetooth
Speakers8, with Harman Kardon Sound System66
Steering Wheel ControlsYes, Audio, Cruise Control, Telephone, and Si-DRIVEYes, Audio, Cruise Control, Telephone, and Si-DRIVEYes, Audio, Cruise Control, Telephone, and Si-DRIVE
AlarmYesYesYes
Keyless EntryYes, Smart Entry with Push Button StartYes, Smart Entry with Push Button StartYes
RIVALSHonda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi ASX, Nissan X-Trail, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen Tiguan

See previous generation models of the Forester:
Subaru Forester (2001-2002)
Subaru Forester (2002-2008)

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