2019 Subaru Forester vs 2018 Subaru Forester near Detroit MI

Vehicle Overview

Subaru made numerous improvements to the 2018 Forester in its latest release. The manufacturer's strategy seems to say 'if it isn't broke, don't fix it.' As a result, the 2019 Forester is mainly an upgrade of what the 2018 model offered. The 2019 Subaru Forester offers better luggage space, better fuel economy, and an updated exterior design that makes it worth the long wait for Forester enthusiasts. The 2019 model, however, retains the high ground clearance that the 2018 model offered. The high ground clearance ensures that the new car can compete favorably with other SUVs in the market. Glassman Subaru in Southfield is a manufacturer-licensed dealership serving Detroit Troy Ferndale Macomb County. We have both the 2018 Subaru Forester and the 2019 Subaru Forester, which means that our clients get an opportunity to compare the features of the 2019 Subaru Forester vs 2018 Subaru Forester.

Detroit MI - 2019 Subaru Forester's OVERVIEW

Exterior - 2019 Subaru Forester near Detroit

The new Forester has a large wheelbase that plays a critical role in increasing the rear legroom for the second-row passengers. The rear access to the new model has been improved with the introduction of larger doors that can open to 90 degrees. The major changes for the new Subaru Forester are the redesigned taillights that are now more angular and larger as compared to what was available in the 2018 model. The lower portion of the new Forester's bumper now features an extra silver cladding just below the black plastic in the 2018 Forester. The rectangular grille that was in the previous model has been redesigned and is more rounded with the headlights being less angular. The black plastic cladding has been extended from the base bumper to the fascia while the fog lights were made larger for a more aggressive look.

Detroit MI - 2019 Subaru Forester's Exterior

Interior - 2019 Subaru Forester

The 2019 Forester offers more comfort because it comes with an updated dashboard that gives the interior of the car a classier and more upscale look. The passenger capacity of the new model and the 2018 Forester is five passengers with both having a 60/40 split. The new Forester's interior is a nice place to spend your time because it comes with features that will not disappoint. For enhanced infotainment equipment, the 2019 model now features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard, something that is new for the SUV model. The base engine has a 6.5-inch LCD with the option of upgrading to an 8.0-inch LCD with smartphone integration. The larger LCD is available for the higher trim levels and is accompanied with larger air vents that have a three-dial setup beneath it. The model's steering wheel has been upgraded and the audio controls are now better laid out. The 2019 Forester is longer than the 2018 model and this means that passengers enjoy better legroom and headroom. The new model also has a pair of USB ports for the rear seat passengers.

Detroit MI - 2019 Subaru Forester's Interior
Mechanical - Subaru Forester specs near Detroit MI

Unlike the 2018 Forester that had a 2.5 L four-cylinder base engine capable of 174 hp, the new model has an upgraded engine. It has a new 2.5 L engine with a better power output of 182 hp, thus giving the driver the power they need to drive on the highway. The 2.0 XT Premium that was an option for the 2018 model has been discontinued, which is understandable because the model only accounted for five percent of the total Subaru Forester sales in 2017-2018. The new Forester is coupled with the all-wheel drive for great handling, thus making it ideal for an adverse weather driving experience. The optional turbocharged 2.0 L four-cylinder engine offers better power with its horsepower being 250.

Detroit MI - 2019 Subaru Forester's Mechanical
Safety - 2019 Subaru Forester dealer

For enhanced safety and driver assist technologies, the 2019 model now offers technologies at the base trim level that were only available in higher trim levels of the 2018 model. Both models come with Subaru's EyeSight Safety System bundle. The manufacturer's EyeSight Safety System includes a pre-collision management system in addition to other standard features that were available in the 2018 model. The safety features that were included in the 2018 EyeSight Safety System includes a forward collision warning with an auto braking system, a pre-collision braking, a lane keeping assist, and pre-collision management. It is expected that the new model will achieve the Top Safety Picks award from the IIHS and a five-star rating from the NHTSA just like the 2018 Subaru Forester did.

Are you looking for a reliable dealership for the new Subaru Forester? If you are, then you should consider contacting Glassman Subaru in Southfield. We are a manufacturer-licensed dealership dedicated to serving Detroit Troy Ferndale Macomb County. We offer reliable and affordable deals for the latest Subaru models including the new Forester. Contact us today for more information through the contacts displayed on our website so that we can help you compare the 2019 Subaru Forester against the 2018 model.

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