The famous SUV has been redesigned recently and this overhaul has brought a lot of interesting novelties. Overall, the new generation came with so many improvements that most experts consider it one of the best models in the class. Excellent handling and driveability, superior fuel economy, an impressive list of standard features and an upscale interior are just some of the things that make this compact crossover one of the best models in the class. Practically, there is only one thing that’s missing, which would definitely make it the best model in the class. Of course, we are talking about turbo engine and it looks like the 2020 Subaru Forester is finally about to get it. That should be the biggest novelty for the next year.
Other than that, we don’t expect bigger changes. The upcoming model should carry one with familiar design characteristics and the best we could see is a couple of features in the offer.
2020 Subaru Forester Redesign
As we already mentioned, the overall design definitely won’t change. The new generation of the Forester came last year and there are too many novelties to expect more notable changes for the second production year. The new generation has been adapted to the company’s new modular platform, which brings improvements in terms of efficiency, performances etc. On the other side, the styling and overall exterior design didn’t change drastically at all. Moreover, all changes are evolutionary. From the outside, you will notice a familiar shape, which looks like it just has been sharped up for a bit.
The overall shape is very close to the previous generation, as well as dimensions. However, the new model has been re-engineered completely and now is superior in so many aspects. Of course, the 2020 Subaru Forester will continue in the same way.
This is where the new generation really shines. While the exterior may remain too similar, the cabin is completely new and it looks obvious that Subaru raised the poll. A company that was in the past rather known for hard plastics and blend interiors now comes with one of the most upscale cabins in the class, which offers plenty of styles, combined with hi-quality materials. When it comes to functionality, things are great. Typically for Subaru, the cab is very practical in all aspects. When it comes to comfort, there are two quite spacious rows of seats.
As we already mentioned, the new model doesn’t come with bigger changes in overall dimensions. However, the wheelbase is notably longer, so there is more legroom, especially in the second row. The cargo area is also pretty generous. You can count on about 35.5 cubic feet behind rear seats and 71 cubic feet of overall cargo space, which are some of the highest ratings in the class, exceeding even Honda CR-V.
The 2020 Subaru Forester could come with a couple of additions, but things will generally remain pretty much the same. The new generation of this crossover is a real all-rounder, strong in all points. When it comes to tech goodies, it comes standard with things like 6.5-inch touch screen, two USB ports, Bluetooth, a four-speaker sound system, satellite radio, HD Radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Higher trims come with a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, as well as with things like Wi-Fi hot spot, navigation, premium audio system and many more.
Safety is one of the aspects where Forester really shines. The list of standard safety systems is impressive. It includes advanced systems like pre-collision braking system, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. In higher trims, you can also get blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assists, reverse automatic braking, adaptive headlights and much more.
2020 Subaru Forester Engine
Subaru vehicles were always about amazing engineering and excellent driving characteristics. The new model is no exception at all. Of course, there is the famous AWD system, but it is a real shame that the current model comes only with a naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine, which is good for about 182 horsepower. It may lack power but on the other side, you can count on impressive fuel economy. It returns around 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg, which are amazing numbers considering all-wheel drive.
Fortunately, turbo engine has been rumored for the next year. It looks like the 2020 Subaru Forester will come with the company’s new 2.4-liter turbo-four engine, which delivers around 260 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. With such power, the new Forester would feature spectacular performances and overall driving experience.
2020 Subaru Forester Release Date and Price
Despite potential novelties, we don’t expect to see the 2020 Subaru Forester before the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 24.000 dollars.