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Subaru Forester

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₱1.6 - ₱1.8 Million
SRP Price in Manila
Forester Specs
Engine 1995 cc
Power 154 hp
Seating 5 seats
Ground Clearance 220 mm
Driver Airbag Yes
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
Power Steering Yes

Forester Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Forester

Practicality

Comfortable and spacious interiors

Ride quality

Things We Dont Like in Forester

Styling could have been a bit more appealing

Recent Updates of Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester has been one of the most popular SUVs around the world simply due to the fact that it is more practical than many others out there. Ruling the roads since 1997, the Forester is in its fifth generation now. The SUV features a black grille with a chrome outline flanked by upswept projector headlamps with built-in LED DRLs, the fog lamps also reside in chrome surrounds. Elements like a bold shoulder line, roof-rails, dual-tone alloys, and wrap-around taillamps give the Forester its true identity.

Powering the Subaru Forester is a 1995 cc four-cylinder motor that produces 156 PS of maximum power and a peak torque of 196 Nm. The power is channeled to the wheels via a Lineartronic CVT. For enhanced braking, the SUV gets ventilated disc brakes at both front and rear. Thanks to the likes of SRS airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, vehicle dynamics control, and other safety features, the Forester is safe as a house.

Forester Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
2.0i-L ₱1.6 Million*
SRP Price
1995 cc, 154 hp, 5 seats, Gasoline
2.0i-L EyeSight ₱1.7 Million*
SRP Price
1995 cc, 154 hp, 5 seats, Gasoline
2.0-S EyeSight ₱1.8 Million*
SRP Price
1995 cc, 154 hp, 5 seats, Gasoline
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Subaru Forester Colors

Forester is available in 8 different colors - Crystal Black Silica, Dark Grey Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Crystal White Pearl, Crimson Red, Jasper Green Metallic, Sepia Bronze Metallic and Horizon Blue Pearl.

  • Crystal Black Silica

  • Dark Grey Metallic

  • Ice Silver Metallic

  • Crystal White Pearl

  • Crimson Red

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Forester Review

  • Overview
  • Interior & Features
  • Exterior
  • Ride & Handling
  • Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Braking & Safety
  • Verdict

Overview

One of the very functional SUVs and crossover available in the market, the Subaru Forester has received a number of accolades for its sheer capability and practicality. The Forester recently arrived in its fifth generation, which now comes with a number of modern technologies and features missing in its previous avatar. The Forester is being offered in three different variants (2.0 i-L, 2.0 i-P and 2.0 XT) and seven paint schemes – Ice Silver, Dark Grey, Crystal White Pearl, Crystal Black Silica, Sepia Bronze, Jasmine Green and Quartz Blue.

 

Interior & Features

The Forester might look a bit drab on the outside, but when it comes to interiors, things take a welcoming turn for betterment. The overall interior cabin looks modern with premium quality materials used.

The Subaru Forester now gets an all-new steering wheel with broad spokes and buttons integrated on it, and so is the newly designed instrument console with an all-new colored MID screen in between. The center console looks large and wide, thanks to the presence of a large touchscreen infotainment system as well as vertically placed AC vents adjacent to the former. While the upper portion of the center console gets another screen for off-road data on display, the lower portion gets buttons for dual-zone automatic climate control with a piano black finish.

Given its large dimensions and five seating layout, the Subaru Forester gets plenty of cabin space as well as boot space on offer.

Exterior

In this new fifth-generation avatar, the Subaru Forester does manage to look fresh and premium, thanks to the addition of new cosmetic features. However, the overall styling is still very safe and simple and might not evoke the sense of desirability in the first glance, owing to the lack of muscularity in its design.

The front profile of the Subaru Forester consists of a sleek hexagonal front grille with chrome bordering and a chrome bar in between of it. The sweptback headlamps now come integrated with projector headlamps and daytime running LEDs wrapped around them. The L-shaped garnish for the front fog lamps do add some character to the otherwise plain looking front bumper.

The side profile of the Subaru Forester looks quite plain, with the lack of any prominent character line robbing off the visual drama by a big margin. However, while the large side glasses do translate into a sense of increased space on the inside, the chrome garnish below them as well as on the lower portion of the doors is a nice touch.

At the rear, the Forester again looks quite staid with simply styled sweptback tail lamps, however, the rear roof spoiler adds a sporty flavor to the rear design.

Ride & Handling

Maintaining the legacy of the previous generation Foresters, the overall driving dynamics of the new Forester is right at the top of the game. Underpinned by a monocoque frame, the Subaru Forester gets Macpherson struts at the front and double wishbone at the rear, with disc brake setup on all four wheels. The Forester is also blessed with full time four wheel drive, which makes it equally capable on the surfaces off the tarmac.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

Under the hood of the Subaru Forester is mounted a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. Coupled with a standard CVT gearbox, this engine is capable enough to pump out a maximum power output of 150 PS, while the top speed of this new Forester is rated at 192 kmph.

Braking & Safety

The list of safety features of the Subaru Forester is quite long, with the vehicle getting front, side, curtain and knee airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, ISOFIX child seat mounts and vehicle dynamic control system.

Verdict

The Subaru Forester keeps function over form with its capable machinery under the skin. While its overall exterior design might not turn many heads, the interiors feel premium and upmarket. Adding to it, the traditional Subuar traits of impressive performance, as well as driving dynamics, are carried forward in this new version as well.

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    Grant Jun 11, 2019
    Super reliable car

    When it comes to car I prefer to go for brands that have been existing for years and have gone through the up gradation and better experimentation with their models. Perhaps that was the core reason for selecting Subaru Forester fifth generation model this time. The car is simply outstanding. A perfect mix of tradition and trend. The car looks Read More

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    Gabriel Feb 16, 2019
    SUBARU FORESTER 2019-A STYLISH AND SPACIOUS CAR

    On receiving a promotion at my job I upgraded my car and made my dream of owning the stunning looking Subaru Forester 2019. The alluring exteriors and the equally functional and quirky interior settings of my car make it a greatchoice. The driver assist feature which my car sports comes extremely handy to me. Since I am a lot into Read More

Subaru Forester FAQ

  • What are the Safety Features Available in Subaru Forester?

    The safety features available in Subaru Forester Below:

    Feature Value
    Driver Airbag Yes
    Passenger Airbag Yes
    Side Airbag-Front Yes
    Child Safety Locks Yes
    Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
    Brake Assist Yes
    Ebd Yes
    Vehicle Stability Control System Yes
    Rear Seat Belts Yes
    Seat Belt Warning Yes
    Day & Night Rear View Mirror Yes
    Rear Camera Yes
    Parking Sensors Yes
    Crash Sensor Yes
    Front Impact Beams Yes
    Side Impact Beams Yes
    Door Ajar Warning Yes
    Engine Check Warning Yes

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