Why Buy 2018 Subaru Forester near Ferndale MI

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Why Buy the 2018 Subaru Forester

Not only is the Subaru Forester one of the first compact crossover SUVs ever created, but it is currently one of the top choices available. That's because it combines ample interior space, a blend of the best design features of the SUV and station wagon, and standard all-wheel drive. As part of the nameplate's fourth generation of production, the 2018 model year is available in four trims: a base-level model, the Premium, the Limited, and the Touring. 

2018 Subaru Forester near Ferndale MI - OVERVIEW

Exterior - Reasons Why Buy the Forester

Base-level exterior features include multi-reflector halogen headlights and 17-inch alloy wheels. Upgrading to the Premium model adds a rear spoiler for boosting aerodynamic performance, roof rails for extra cargo carrying capacity, and a panoramic power moonroof as a cooling mechanism during the hotter months. If you go with the Limited or Touring, the headlights automatically turn on or off depending on the amount of light outside, there are fog lights to aid your vision during foggy conditions, and the vehicle rides on 18-inch alloy wheels. Exclusive on the Touring are turn-signal indicators on the side mirrors for boosted awareness to other drives regarding which direction you're taking; and LED steering responsive headlights for brighter, longer-lasting, and more accurate illumination. 

2018 Subaru Forester near Ferndale MI - Exterior

Interior - 2018 Subaru - Request information interior

The 2018 Subaru Forester-which has two rows of seats for accommodating up to five people-provides 108.3 cubic feet of passenger volume. Cargo space is measured at 34.4 cubic feet on the base-level model and 31.5 cubic feet on the other trims; it can be increased to a maximum of 74.7 cubic feet on any trim if you fold down the rear seats. On the Premium and higher, the SUV has 6-way power adjustability with power lumbar support on the driver's seat. Added on the Limited and up are leather upholstery and front-seat heating capability. Exclusive the top-level Touring trim are a heated steering wheel and a driver-side two-position memory system.

2018 Subaru Forester near Ferndale MI - Interior


Standard comfort and convenience features on the vehicle include four-speaker audio, keyless entry, a 4.3-inch color multi-function display, AM/FM radio, HD Radio™, a single-disc CD player, Bluetooth® wireless connectivity for hands-free phone operation and audio streaming, a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack for connecting mobile devices, and STARLINK™ infotainment integration supported by a 6.2-inch LCD touchscreen. Upgrading to the Premium introduces features like six-speaker audio, a complimentary four-month subscription to SiriusXM® satellite radio, Siri® Eyes Free voice command ability, and a 7-inch LCD touchscreen. Exclusive to the Touring are 7-inch touchscreen navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button engine start, and an eight-speaker 440-watt Harman Kardon audio system.

2018 Subaru Forester near Ferndale MI - Mechanical

Mechanical / Powertrain - Request More Information

The 2018 model uses a 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder (H4) engine, which produces 170 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. On the Limited and Touring trims, however, you can opt for a smaller yet more powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged H4, which produces 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque and comes with a dual chrome-tipped exhaust system. While the regular and Premium trims have their engines hitched to a 6-speed manual transmission, the Limited and Touring engines get a continuously variable transmission for a smoother driving experience. X-MODE®-which is a drivetrain technology that enhances traction control by reducing wheelspin-is reserved for the Limited, 2.0-liter H4-powered Premium, and Touring variants. On the SUV is a strut front and double wishbone rear independent suspension, which absorbs road imperfections; and electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, which provides a turning circle of 34.8 feet. Notably, the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is accompanied by paddle shifters on the wheel and a more firmly-tuned suspension for a sportier, more exciting ride.


Safety - Why Buy with Safety Features

The airbag system on the 2018 Subaru Forester comprises a driver's knee airbag, dual front impact airbags, dual front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and dual roof-mounted side curtain airbags. Other standard safety features on the vehicle include traction control to mitigate skidding, electronic vehicle stability control to keep you on the right driving path, LED daytime running lights to increase conspicuity, a rearview camera for reverse-driving monitoring with a video image, electronic brake-force distribution for proper allocation of stopping ability to the wheels, a four-wheel disc brake system for shortening stopping distances, anti-lock braking for preventing wheel lock-up during sudden stops, brake override for stopping unwarranted acceleration, and brake assist for additional stopping force when necessary. For security, the vehicle provides an anti-theft system that combines keyless entry and engine immobilization. The Premium, Limited, and Touring also have STARLINK™ Safety and Security, which provides services such as roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, SOS emergency assistance, and stolen vehicle recovery. Added on the Limited and Touring is hill descent control for safe driving down a steep slope. Exclusive to the Touring are reverse automatic braking, high beam assist, and the EyeSight® driver-assist technology suite for features like sway warning, pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and lane departure. Worthy of noting is the larger disc brakes that are installed on the vehicle should you go with the turbocharged 2.0-liter H4.


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