The 2021 Subaru Forester remains a capable, practical, and formidable crossover. The fifth-generation model entered the market back in 2019 and is the roomiest and most feature-packed Forester to date.
But for 2021, the new Forester receives more power and equipment, namely a 2.5l engine Sport variant, steering-responsive headlights, high beam assist, and a new rear seat belt reminder across the line-up.
The 2021 Subaru Forester is available in four trim levels. The Base model 2.0i-CVT, 2.0i-S ES CVT, new 2.5i-S ES CVT and 2.5i Sport ES CVT.
Zoning in on the new 2.5-litre direct injection SUBARU BOXER® engine with Lineartronic® CVT and a Start/Stop system; The 2.5-litre delivers 136kW of power, an additional 21kW over the 2.0-litre engine. Maximum torque is 239Nm derived from this higher capacity engine, an increase of 43Nm over the 2.0-litre.
According to Subaru, the 2.5-litre remains as efficient as the 2.0-litre model, delivering impressive fuel consumption figures of 7.6l/100km on the combined cycle.
Meanwhile the The Forester 2.5i- Sport features standard equipment such as black 18-inch wheels, gloss black exterior trim with orange accents, a rear roof spoiler, and orange stitching for the cabin. The Sport has more safety features like blind-spot detection with lane changing assist and rear-cross traffic alert. There are 5 body colours that are available with the Sport models: Crystal White Pearl; Dark Blue Pearl; Magnetite Grey Metallic; Ice Silver Metallic and Crystal Black Silica.
Subaru’s award-winning EyeSight Driver Assist System with adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, pre-collision throttle management, lane departure warning, and lead vehicle start alert is also fitted on the updated Subaru Forester 2.5i-Sport ES and the 2.5i-S ES models. The 2021 Subaru Forester arrives in dealerships this March.
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