On a recent trip to Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, South Carolina, my husband and I were waiting to pick up a dinner order. We were sitting outside on a bench facing the packed parking lot, when we noticed the large number of Subaru’s parked, looking to park or leaving. Usually we don’t notice such things, but there were quite a few. One particular model really stood out, the 2018 Subaru Forester.
The 2018 Subaru Forester has been ranked as one of the top crossover SUVs on the market consistently. In fact, it’s one of the best-selling autos in the Subaru lineup. Here are 5 reasons why the 2018 Subaru Forester is worth considering when looking for a new crossover SUV.
Subaru has been making safety a priority for decades. In fact, the 2018 Subaru Forester earned a five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, and is considered an IIHS 2017 Top Safety Pick+ (the highest honor).
The 2018 Subaru Forester offers plenty of safety features that come standard including:
- High-rigidity body
- Stability control
- Front-impact airbags
- Side impact airbags
- Overhead airbags
- Knee airbags
- Active Torque Vectoring
- Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
- Electric brake-force distribution (EBD)
- Break-away engine which slides under the floor during a collision.
- Vehicle Dynamics Control.
- Safety pedal which protects the lower legs in the event of an accident.
- Shock absorbing seats
- Electronic stability control
- Backup camera
- Tire pressure monitoring system.
If you want to step up the safety features, consider adding the highly-rated EyeSight Suite which helps prevent accidents before they happen. The EyeSight suite safety features include adaptive cruise control, an emergency automatic braking system, lane departure and sway warning, and lane keep assist. High beam assist, blind-spot monitoring, reverse automatic braking, and rear-cross traffic alert are also available. This package comes standard on both Touring trims, although it will be standard on all Foresters in the 2019 model year.
Even with all-wheel drive, the 2018 Forester gets some impressive fuel mileage. Depending on which engine and transmission you choose, you can get between 24 and 28 mpg combined. For example, with the base engine, you’ll get 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. With the turbo-charged version, you’ll get 23/27 mpg city/highway.
Drivers and passengers alike will enjoy the comfortable and quiet ride offered by the 2018 Subaru Forester.
The seats are broad, flat and supportive, with just enough softness to make daily commutes and long road trips with the family equally comfortable. Drivers will love the 10-way power adjustability, and rear-seat passengers will appreciate the ample head and shoulder room.
Road and wind noise is low at all speeds, and the Forester provides a smooth and relaxed ride over most surfaces.
The 2018 Subaru Forester offers a spacious interior with enough seating for five. Both rows of seats have good support and offer plenty of legroom.
And when it comes to cargo space, the Forester really stands out. With 34 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 75 cubic feet with the seats folded down, you’ll have plenty of room for grocery bags, luggage, camping and sports equipment. To make loading even easier, opt for the power liftgate.
Six Trim Levels
The 2018 Subaru Forester offers six different trim levels including: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 2.0XT Premium and 2.0XT Touring. The 2.5i models all come with a 2.5-liter engine, while the 2.0XT models have a smaller but more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. All-wheel drive is standard on all levels.
There are also several different option packages offered to help bridge the gap between certain trim levels.
With great fuel economy, long-lasting dependability and an impressive safety record, the 2018 Subaru Forester is a great choice when it comes to purchasing a crossover SUV.
If you live in or near the Roslyn New York area, and are looking for a new ride, check out the selection of 2018 Subaru Foresters at East Hills Subaru. Give them a call or stop by today.