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Refreshed 2017 Subaru Forester arrives in Canada at $25,995

The refreshed 2017 Subaru Forester will arrive in Canadian showrooms in June with 11 trim levels ranging from $25,995-$39,495.

Look for a more user-friendly interior, more advanced driver-assist features, and more modern looks combined with Subaru’s signature off-road capability, reliability, and value. The popular Forester also boasts class-leading cargo room (with the rear seats folded) and superior fuel economy.

Under the hood of the 2017 Subaru Forester is a 2.5L 4-cylinder BOXER engine with standard PZEV technology or optionally a 2.0L turbo variant with 3-mode SI-DRIVE engine management. A 6-speed manual transmission or a Lineartronic CVT handles power along with a full-time, symmetrical AWD system. There are two versions of the latter, both with Dynamic Vehicle Control for more stability.

The exterior of the 2017 Forester receives several updates including a refined front bumper cover for naturally aspirated models and a new hexagonal grille. The redesigned headlights have a sleeker look with Subaru’s signature C-shaped motif and a black inner bezel, while the rear combination lights also feature a prominent C shape with LED illumination.

Inside, expect added soundproofing and new features such as a heated steering wheel (standard on 2.5i Limited and 2.0XT Limited models), heated rear seats with Hi/Lo settings, 2-position memory seats, auto up/down on both driver and front passenger windows, a 6.2” or 7” touchscreen with STARLINK smartphone integration, available navigation and 8-speaker Harman Kardon audio, and more.

As for safety, the 2017 Subaru Forester extends its title as the longest-running IIHS Top Safety Pick award winner in the small SUV class to 10 years. Rear/Side Vehicle Detection is now standard on all Touring and Limited models to provide Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Also, the Technology Package now comes with Reverse Automatic Braking.


The 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT
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The 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT