What Trim Levels are Available in the New Subaru Forester?

You probably know the Subaru Forester for the energetic and capable ride it has delivered throughout the two decades and counting of its storied history. Well, our automaker's celebrated compact SUV is back in Florida at our Tampa dealership for a new 2018 model year in trims ready to make off-road enthusiasts out of crossover drivers from around the corner in Odessa, Land O'Lakes, and Wesley Chapel to Brandon and Clearwater and beyond. Just what can we expect? Take a virtual tour of the standout features of each with us here at Reeves Subaru of Tampa!

Forester 2.5i: Anything but Entry-Level


  • A 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER engine putting out a sprightly 174 pound-feet of torque -- enough for nearly any adventure
  • Fully synchronized six-speed manual transmission, of appeal to the crowd craving the hands-on control of the SUV experience
  • EPA-estimated fuel economy up to 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg down the highway, more than the extra mile for your adventures
  • The all-terrain prowess of Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (it's standard across the lineup to boot)
  • A 1,500-pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped, great for small pop-up tent campers and other light loads bound for base camp
  • Vehicle dynamics and traction control systems for an even footing across the landscape
  • A four-wheel independent suspension to enhance driving response
  • 8.7 inches of ground clearance for obstacle avoidance
  • Comfortable cloth upholstery
  • Up to 74.7 cubic feet of cargo volume if you collapse rear seating, making ample room for luggage, camping equipment, picnic accouterments, and other essentials
  • The control of entertainment and connectivity at your fingertips of a 6.2-inch SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia infotainment system with four-speaker audio
  • Standard STARLINK Safety and Security connected services, capable of calling first responders, bringing roadside assistance to the rescue, helping you recover your vehicle if it's stolen, performing a variety of remote functions (it's also standard across the trim board


Forester 2.5i Premium: the Step Up

Many base-model features, plus:


  • A panoramic power moonroof to admit a touch of Mother Nature on agreeable days
  • Raised roof rails for taking along extra gear
  • Cargo volume up to 68.5 cubic feet with rear seating collapsed
  • A 7.0-inch SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia Plus infotainment system, featuring the convenience of voice-activated controls, SiriusXM satellite radio and Travel Link, and six-speaker audio


Forester 2.5i Limited: Top-Tier at the Midrange

A variety of previous features, and additionally:


  • A Lineartronic® CVT continuously variable transmission, offering ease of use and excellent fuel economy -- up to 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway, to be sure
  • An X-MODE® that helps reduce wheel slip over slick surfaces
  • Hill Descent Control for managing inclines
  • Fog lights and Blind-Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert for situational awareness
  • Leather-trimmed, heated front seating, offering a lap of luxury
  • The loading and unloading ease of a power rear gate, incorporating automatic close and height memory abilities


2.5i Touring: a True Distance Traveler

Prior trims' features, plus:


  • Keyless access by handy PIN-code, with the get-up-and-go of push-button start
  • Two-position driver's seat memory and a heated steering wheel to add to your comfort for longer trips
  • 7.0-inch SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia Navigation infotainment with the directional assistance of voice-activated GPS navigation
  • A 440-watt, eight-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system to make any road mix an anthem
  • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, showcasing the safe distancing, course maintenance, and accident avoidance capabilities of Adaptive Cruise Control, a Pre-Collision Braking System, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, and Lane Keep Assist
  • LED Steering Responsive Headlights to pierce through the thick of fog and inclement weather, with High Beam Assist to do so with other drivers in mind
  • Reverse Automatic Braking to assist in preventing a collision with an object or vehicle behind you


Forester 2.0XT Premium: High-Octane

Many elements from prior trims, with a few upgrades:


  • A turbocharged 250-horsepower, 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER workhorse that shells out a high-performance 258 pound-feet
  • 23 mpg in the city and 27 mpg up the highway, by EPA estimates
  • Luxurious sport-bolstered cloth upholstery


Forester 2.0XT Touring: Top of the Line and Fully Loaded

Nearly every feature from the new Forester lineup, with the improvement of:


  • Active Torque Vectoring, offering professional handling prowess when angling curves, bends, and forks in the road


Best of all, you can discover 2018 Forester for yourself right here at 11111 North Florida Avenue. Eager to take a test drive? You're more than welcome. Before you stop by for a visit, however, be sure to check out our latest special offers on new Subaru vehicles -- you may just find that new Subaru Forester you've been dreaming of. We're looking forward to a meet-and-greet!

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