2015 Subaru Forester

March 3rd, 2015 | Comments Closed | Subaru

The 2015 Subaru Forester is a compact crossover available in six trim levels: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited and 2.5i Touring come with 2.5-liter cylinder engine, while the 2015 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium and 2015 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring come to the turbocharged 2.0-liter cylinder.

Standard equipment on the 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i includes 17-inch steel wheels, full power accessories, a height-adjustable driver seat, cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, wheel tilt-and-telescoping its color display many of the works, the camera in a position to see something rear and four-speaker system audio CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and iPod / USB connectivity.

The 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium adds 17-inch alloy wheels and roof Rails (optional on the base 2.5i with CVT), rear privacy glass, the panoramic sunroof, a 10-way power driver seat (with power lumbar adjustment), a rear armrest with cup-holders, the reclining rear seatbacks and a six-speaker stereo system with HD radio. An All-Weather package if standard manual transmission, but an extra-cost option and CVT.

The 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited makes standard All-Weather package and adds automatic lights, foglights, an adjustable-height power rear liftgate, rear roof spoiler, automatic climate control, instrument cluster is upgraded leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped wheel steering and cargo area tray .

The 2015 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5i throws in a premium eight speaker sound system Harman Kardon, -18 inch alloy wheels, Xenon headlamps, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control and one-touch folding rear seatback. Moving to the 2015 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium brings all the equipment of 2.5i Premium, plus the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and CVT, 18 inch alloy wheels, dual exhaust outlets, All-Weather package, rear roof spoiler, alloy pedals, instrument cluster to improve a wheel leather-wrapped steering. The Touring 2.0XT offers the same improvement as the Touring 2.5i.

Optional on the 2015 Subaru Forester Premium, trims Limited and Touring is the 6.1 inch screen navigation system with voice controls, satellite radio and Aha smartphone app integration. Navigation system The Limited trim includes a Harman Kardon audio setup. All these trims are also eligible to Driver Assist Technology package, which includes adaptive cruise control, the lane departure warning and pre-collision braking functions.

2015 Subaru Forester Interior

The practice range and accents throughout the interior of the 2015 Subaru Forester deliver enough appeal to keep pace with other affordable crossovers. But make no mistake: The 2015 Subaru Forester maintains the simplicity of the design philosophy of Subaru’s. In addition to the three large dials climate control and steering-wheel-mounted multimedia controls, there is a lot going on here but if you add the optional navigation system. Unfortunately, the screen interface that the system ends up in terms of both graphics performance compared to today best.

Where the 2015 Subaru Forester refreshing light is focused on performance. Heights, stadium-type rear seating improves thigh support and give a better perspective, while legroom the Forester’s back is only an inch shy of what you’ll find in a sedan Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The sense of space is reinforced by a large cargo hold that produces 74.7 cubic and the rear seats folded. That’s about 4 cubic feet more than the Honda CR-V, which has traditionally at the head of this section. The caveat is that you’ll need to stick to the model if you want a large number, as panoramic sunroof models drop to 68.5 cubic due to the lower roof height.

2015 Subaru Forester Engine

The 2015 Subaru Forester emerged with all-wheel drive. The 2015 Subaru Forester Touring 2.5i, 2.5i Limited and all kinds of 2.0XT have an additional mode driver-selectable are preparing various activities to improve traction on slippery surfaces. These models and include hill descent control. The 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i features a 2.5-liter-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. The manual transmission and 6-speed standard for the 2.5i and 2.5i Premium trims, with the optional CVT. The upper trims CVT only.

The EPA rates CVT-equipped 2.5i models at 27 mpg combined (24 city / 32 highway), laudable success for an crossover all-wheel drive-. If you get a manual transmission, the numbers drop to 25 combined (22 city / 29 highway). In testing, a CVT-equipped Forester 2.5i Limited accelerated from 0 to 60 mph just in 9.0 seconds, which is about average for a base engine awd crossover in this part.

The 2015 Subaru Forester 2.0XT, standard turbocharged 2.0-liter cylinder Its churns out 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque to the CVT. In Edmunds testing, a Touring Forester 2.0XT accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, the fastest time and even crossover in the class of the engine better. The 2.0XT could impress the front fuel economy; the EPA estimates 25 mpg combined (23 city / 28 highway), although our test car struggled to match these numbers in real-world driving. One downside is that 2.0XT can be said to just 1,500 pounds – the same as the base Forester.

2015 Subaru Forester Safety

The 2015 Subaru Forester, safety features includes antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, fire and stability control,  a driver knee airbags, and a camera rearview. Lane departure warning, frontal collision warning and frontal collision mitigation system with automatic braking available with Driver Assist Technology package.

2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium White

In brake testing, 2015 Subaru Forester 2.0XT of 119 feet and 60 mph, the number of this section. A Forester 2.5i (wheels 17 inch) made this same stop in 126 feet, which is a little worse than average. In government crash tests, the Subaru Forester received top star for the protection of the general risk tests, and four stars for frontal-impact safety and stars five for side-impact safety. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Forester top score of “Good” in the moderate overlap frontal printing, small-printing directly overlap, side-impact, roof to prevent head / seat tests. The IHS gave optional frontal crash mitigation braking system 2015 Subaru Forester’s points at the top of “Superior.”