In this video, Simone reviews the new 2019 Subaru Forester in the 2.5i premium trim.

Despite looking somewhat similar. The Subaru Forester is completely new for 2019. There is one engine choice for 2019 which is a 2.5-litre engine produces 136 kW and 239 Nm of torque and consumes 7.4 l per 100 km.

Engine Specifications

2.5 litre petrol boxer

Engine: 2.5L Petrol
Power: 136 kW@ 5,800 rpm
Torque: 239 Nm @ 4,400 rpm
Fuel Consumption (combined): 7.4L/100km


Safety /Security

  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (SAWD)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control system (VDC) featuring:
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
    • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
    • Brake Assist
    • Traction Control System (TCS)
    • Active Torque Vectoring system
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Auto Vehicle Hold (AVH)
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Driver Monitoring System – Driver Focus featuring:
    • Drowsiness warning
    • Distraction warning
    • Facial recognition
    • Climate control setting (last used)
    • MFD display (last used)
    • MID display (last used)
    • Auto drivers seat adjustment
    • Auto door mirror adjustment
  • DataDotDNA® security system
  • Immobiliser security system

Convenience / Tech Features

  • 12V/120W power jacks
  • USB charge port – rear passengers
  • Boot/tailgate unlock on remote central locking keys
  • Push open fuel lid
  • Intermittent variable speed front windscreen wipers
  • Rain-sensing front windscreen wipers
  • Powered rear tailgate
  • Power steering
  • Integrated infotainment system featuring:
    • Satellite navigation
    • AM/FM radio
    • Digital radio (DAB+)
    • Single CD player
    • Siri® compatibility
    • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity
    • 6 speakers
    • 8″ LCD touchscreen
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology with:
    • Handsfree mobile communication
    • Audio streaming

Other Features

  • Adjustable steering wheel – height and telescopic
  • Electroluminescent gauges with colour MID
  • Instrument cluster
  • Manual mode (automatic transmission and CVT)
  • One touch lane change indicator
  • Paddle gear shifters
  • Sports pedals
  • Steering wheel controls:
    • Audio
    • Bluetooth®
    • EyeSight®
    • MFD
    • MID
    • SI-Drive
  • Cargo hooks
  • Cupholders – centre console
  • Cupholders – rear
  • Door pockets with integrated bottle holder – front and rear
  • Front centre tray
  • Overhead console – sunglass holder
  • Pull-out cargo area tie down points
  • Retractable cargo blind


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