The Subaru Forester is a compact crossover manufactured since 1997 Fuji Heavy Industries and sold under the brand Subaru. Available in Japan 1997, the Subaru Forester shares its platform with the Impreza. Subaru began in 1997 as a compact crossover wagon. Subaru Forester has been crowned Motor Trend 2009 and 2014 SUV of the Year and Car The Car Connection’s Best To Buy 2014.
Subaru Forester First Generation (SF, 1997-2002)
The Subaru Forester was introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show in November 1995 as the idea of Streega, and made available for sale to the February 1997 in Japan, and the US market in 1998 Forester was one of the first emerging crossover SUV. It was built in the style of the car, but had to Decision taller, higher h-point seating, and all wheel drive drive train. Subaru advertising employed the slogan “a heavy SUV, Car Easy”. It used the Impreza platform, but a 2.5-liter DOHC EJ25D-cylinder boxer engine from the Outback, which makes 165 hp (123 kW) at 5600 rpm and 162 lb · ft (220 N · m) of torque at 4000 rpm.
In Japan, the Forester Subaru Impreza Gravel Express, known in the USA as Subaru Outback Sport. However, the Subaru Outback Sport remained in production for the US market. The Forester appeared after the introduction of the Nissan Rasheen in Japan with a similar appearance, and competitors in the Forester’s Japanese include Mitsubishi RVR, and Suzuki Grand Recuerdos. As a center of the lower Forester of gravity, meets United States federal safety standards for passenger cars, and does not require the risk of rollover warning label on the driver’s visor. Low price-wise, it fits shared between Subaru Impreza platform, and large Legacy.
The Subaru Forester L came a high level of standard equipment, including ABS, air conditioning, power windows, power locks, cruise control, digital temperature gauge, multi-reflector Halogen lamps, fog lamps, roof rack, rear window defogger, trailer harness the link, reclining front bucket seats and adjustable lumbar support, its tilt, tinted glass, AM / FM / cassette stereo with its antenna laminated in the left-rear quarter window. A remarkable new in 2001 were three seatbelts point all five seating positions, including force limiters in front of the height-adjustable belt shoulder anchors to front and rear outboard positions, plus the rear seat headrests for all three seating positions.
The Subaru Forester S adds a viscous limited-slip difference, rear disc brakes, 16 × -6.5 inch alloy wheels with 215 / 60R16 tires, upgraded moquette upholstery, heated front seats with net storage pockets in back , dual vanity mirrors, heated sideview mirrors, heated asthma, wipers, and keyless entry. Subaru Forester equipment for 2001 included Titanium pearl paint for the Perse and cladding, CD sound system and six-disc in-dash, leather-wrapped wheel steering, shift knob and handbrake handle, variable wipers times with de-Officers and the driver side fin , and five-spoke alloy wheels. Some models were equipped with the optional $1000 premium package on the Forester S, including monotone paint (Sedona Red Pearl), power moonroof, front side-impact airbags, wheels gold accent. Other options were the $ 800 automatic transmission, $39 chrome tailpipe cover and $ 183 auto-dimming rear-view mirror with compass, bringing the sticker price of $25,412 including $ 495 delivery (USA dollars quoted).
Subaru Forester Second Generation (SG, 2003-2008)
TheSubaru Forester second generation was introduced as a 2003 at the 2002 Chicago Auto Show, based on the new Subaru Impreza platform, featuring several improvements and fine-tune over the previous model. The 2003 Forester features weight-saving adjustments such as an aluminum hood, Rails perforated, and the front sub-frame a hydro-formed. The Subaru Forester change is most noticeable was the offering of 2.5 L versions and the US introduction of turbo charged 2.5L model.
In the US, the (non-turbo)Subaru Forester X naturally aspirated (formerly L) and Subaru Forester XS (previously S) were released in 2003. In 2004, the turbocharged XT version. However, the model had existed since 1990 at the end of another place in the world. The Subaru Forester X and Subaru Forester XS models include the 2.5 L SOHC engine, and the XT model features a 2.5 L turbocharged DOHC engine. Both engines have a belt-driven camshafts. The model XT uses the same Mitsubishi TD04 turbocharger used in the Subaru Impreza Wrx. The engine of the 2004 to 2013 Forester XT is EJ255. The ’04 and ’05 integral version the same engine used in the Impreza Wrx Sti, with the difference a few, including cylinder heads. Those who want additional power for their Forester XT can replace the turbocharger and Ungas used with STI components are easily available. All Forester 2.5 L engines interference type engine.
In 2004, Subaru launched such as Subaru Forester STI of the Forester, the Forester STI, for the Japanese Market. It shared the same engine as the 2005 Subaru Impreza Wrx STI, but thanks to the different Tuning generated 320 BHP (240 kW). Since 2004 XT, this version of the turbocharged had active control valve system AVCS cylinder heads. The i-AVLS active valve lift system became standard on the naturally aspirated version of the Forester in 2006. This increase horsepower and torque figures to 173 HP and 166 ft-lbs. The 2006 XT received a higher compression ratio to 8.0: 1 from 8.2: 1. The increase in power XT’s 230 HP and 235 ft-lbs. For model year 2006, Subaru gave SG a facelift, using lights, tail lights, bonnet, grille, front and side bumper-sided.
The Luxury Pack option on all models – allowing beige leather seats and a sunroof. These options and placed edition Columbia. The Weekender included fog lamps, roof racks and alloy wheels. Standard and Year 2006 Manufacture (MY06) Forester came to the larger side mirrors indicator lights, curtain airbag that offers 5 star safety rating, remodeled center console and exterior with a new look with a nose, the lights and the rear Bumpers and lost the Subaru badge under the rear window.
Subaru Forester Third Generation (SH, 2008-2013)
Subaru unveiled the 2008 model year Forester in Japan on December 25, 2007. The North American version debuted at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Subaru Forester third generation Forester was styled by Subaru Chief Designer Mamoru Ishii. Derive measures of engineers through the body the basic structure of the Japanese-Spec Impreza wagon and the rear platform of the US-Spec Impreza sedan. The wheelbase Subaru Forester has increased 3.5 inches (89 mm), and the overall increase 3.0 inches (76 mm) in length, 1.8 inches (46 mm) diameter of 4.3 inches (110 mm) in height. Significantly, the third generation Forester forgoes the frameless side windows used on Subarus since the early 1970s. Third generation includes a car-based SUV, and older leaves wagon design, bigger is better in almost every aspect and features a sloping roof line with more cargo space.
The Subaru Forester independent double wishbone rear suspension has been re for better handling and a smooth ride over the previous generation. “Sportshift” has been included with the computer-controlled automatic transmission and four-speed. The Subaru Forester in-dash, touch-screen satellite navigation system is Bluetooth compatible, and has the integrated premium stereo. Subaru offers a six-speaker premium stereo, and surround sound better, separate from the navigation system. The Subaru Forester model adds 3.5 inches (89 mm) to the Forester’s wheelbase, thus improving the inner space of cargo room (31 cu ft (0.88 m3) expandable to 69 cu ft (2.0 m3)). Ground clearance for the Forester now 8.9 inches (230 mm).
The Subaru Forester is available in Europe in the popular 2.0 liter EJ20 gasoline engine with Active Valve Control System (AVCS) matched or 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox, and all new diesel-powered horizontally opposed (boxer) engine, Subaru EE and eziyisithupha- speed manual gearbox, which was introduced at the 2008 Paris Motor Show in October. Diesel engine produces output power of 147 PS (145 hp, 108 kW). In the UK, the Forester gasoline-powered by the popular X and XS models, and the level of color for the model diesel X, XC, and XS NavPlus. Russia, Belarus and Ukraine 2.5 and 2.5 Turbo engines available.
Subaru Forester XTI
The Subaru Forester XTI concept car uses a 2.5-liter intercooled turbo engine from Subaru Wrx STI, 6-speed manual transmission, 18 x 8 inch S204 forged alloy wheels with Yokohama Advan Neova 255 / 40R18 performance tires, adjustable coil-over suspension, Brembo brakes 4 -piston front calipers, 2-piston rear calipers, Super Sport ABS and Electronic Brake force Distribution- (brakes), leather and Alcantara sport seats, special iron cluster, front and center dash console wheel and leather-wrapped steering. Engine rated 315 hp (235 kW) and 300 lb · ft (410 N · m) torque. The Subaru Forester was unveiled in 2008 Sema show.
Subaru Forester Fourth Generation (SJ, 2014-Present)
The Subaru Forester was unveiled in 2012 Guangzhou Motor Show, followed by the 2013 New York International Auto Show. Japan models went on sale in November 2012. Early model includes the 2.0i, 2.0iL, 2.0iL eyes, 2.0iS eyes, 2.0XT (280PS), 2.0XT eyes (280PS). 2.0i engine models include a 6-speed manual (2.0i, 2.0iL) or Lineartronic CVT transmission, 2.0XT (280PS) engine model include Lineartronic CVT transmission.
US models went on sale in March 2013 as 2014 model year vehicles. Early models include 2.5i in base, Premium, Limited and top-line Touring versions, 2.0XT (253PS) in Premium and Touring versions. Base and Premium model 2014 forests can be equipped with a manual 6-speed transmission or CVT Lineartronic. All other models are equipped with the CVT Lineartronic. An option on Limited / Touring 2.5i and Premium / Touring 2.0XT new control X-Mode and Hill Descent Control (HDC) features. These are not available on other models.
Subaru Forester X Mode
The 2014 Subaru Forester has a new feature called X Mode that allows owners to go through the extreme conditions of both way off. The idea is that any driver, regardless of skill level, can drive safely on the roads in wet or muddy areas. It works by distributing torque evenly to all four wheels, and one or more wheels should begin to slip, X Mode kicks in, and the car is moving forward without losing traction (mud or snow). This means no free-spinning tires. After it is the marriage of a simple push button, X Mode stays engaged until the vehicle speed is about 25 mph, then disengages itself.
Subaru Forester Marketing
As part of the US market launch of the 2014 Subaru Forester, the ‘Dog Tests. Dog Approved. ‘Campaign returned, the magazine cast the all-new of canines making their television debut during the Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl IX, which included Grant Weber, a canine Subaru Sales Associate, who sells Subaru cars and dogs. New markets for the campaign included ‘Lint Roller’, ‘Tailgate’, ‘Let’s Talk finance’, ‘On the Lot’. A new Facebook application was started, which included a Dog Matchmaker, Ask the Dog – Live, Four-Paw Drivers Club, Put Your Dog in a Subaru. Subaru is also working with MapMyFitness continue MapMyDOGWALK mobile application. At the Puppy Bowl IX, Checkups Dog fans can interact with the content of the campaign on Facebook or Puppy Bowl Co-Viewing Application Animal Planet’s, for Subaru Forester.