A firmer front suspension gives the Forester a positive balance between ride comfort and handling over a variety of surfaces. For DIT models, the front suspension is further stiffened with higher spring rates to enhance roll control and improve response. The new friction-control oil seals, guide bushings and hydraulic fluid on the struts also work together to smoothen out minor vibrations during initial acceleration.
For the first time, high-response valves for the rear shock absorber have been adopted to maximise stability and provide increased responsiveness. And for the DIT model, a rear support sub-frame has been added for a more rigid base to mount the rear suspension. Working together they make the rear of the Forester feel more controlled and the steering more responsive.
The inherent rigidity, smoothness and quiet operation of the SUBARU BOXER engine makes it the ideal configuration for the SUBARU BOXER DIESEL. Significant improvements have increased fuel economy and take this engine to a higher level of performance and efficiency.
MAX OUTPUT: 108 kW (148 PS) / 3,600 rpm
MAX TORQUE: 350 Nm (35.7 kgfm) / 1,600-2,400 rpm
FUEL CONSUMPTION (*1):
6.1 lit./100 km (Lineartronic), 6.3 lit./100 km (Lineartronic)
5.7 lit./100 km (6MT), 5.9 lit./100 km (6MT)
CO₂ EMISSIONS (*1):
158 g/km (Lineartronic), 163 g/km (Lineartronic)
148 g/km (6MT), 152 g/km (6MT)
The newly developed 2.0-litre direct injection turbo (DIT) engine provides a dynamic driving experience without compromise. Enjoy the power come through the Lineartronic CVT-designed with efficiency and environmental performance that surpasses what you previously thought possible from an SUV.
MAX OUTPUT: 177 kW (241 PS) / 5,600 rpm
MAX TORQUE: 350 Nm (35.7 kgfm) / 2,400-3,600 rpm
FUEL CONSUMPTION (*1): 8.5 lit./100 km
CO₂ EMISSIONS (*1): 197 g/km
The 2.5-litre DOHC engine has been designed to provide a more responsive feeling, especially at lower engine speeds, whilst allowing the vehicle to travel farther on the same amount of fuel. This increases its practicality and overall driving enjoyment wherever you may go.
126 kW (171 PS) / 5,800 rpm
235 Nm (24.0 kgfm) / 4,100 rpm
FUEL CONSUMPTION (*2):
8.2 lit./100 km
CO₂ EMISSIONS (*2):
Naturally smooth and strong, the 2.0-litre DOHC engine delivers more low to mid-range torque, whilst maintaining high fuel efficiency. This smart design makes it more responsive around town, more satisfying on the highway, and cleaner running on virtually any road.
MAX OUTPUT: 110 kW (150 PS) / 6,200 rpm
MAX TORQUE: 198 Nm (20.2 kgfm) / 4,200 rpm
FUEL CONSUMPTION (*1):
6.5 lit./100 km (Lineartronic), 6.9 lit./100 km (6MT)
CO₂ EMISSIONS (*1): 150 g/km (Lineartronic),
Paddle shifters are mounted on the steering wheel for fingertip control, giving you the power to select the gear ratio of the Lineartronic CVT that best suits your driving situation. They also provide petrol models with a six-step manual mode and diesel models with a seven-speed manual mode for quick response on demand. The result is a sharper and sportier driving experience.
Standard electronic cruise control allows the driver to maintain a preset speed on the open road. Located on the steering wheel, the controls are finished in a modern dark-metallic sheen.
With the focus on response, Sport Sharp mode drives the engine to its maximum potential. In this mode, the engine responds directly to the accelerator for a more powerful delivery when accelerating. Use the paddle shifters in Sport Sharp mode and you take more control of engine performance with eight gear ratios - like an 8-speed transmission - for truly spirited driving.