The 2021 Subaru Forester will be right in the middle of the current generation. The Japanese carmaker is launching the new series every five or six years. Now, it’s been three years since the new SUV entered the market. While we all were thinking of the turbo engine and its possible comeback, the company announced the new e-Boxer drivetrain. The electric vehicle is something new for Subaru. Fans can’t wait to see what it will feel like to drive EV Forester.
There are a few reasons why we consider the buy of the 2021 Subaru Forester a good decision. First of all, there is a unique impression when driving the famous Boxer engine. Sadly, the SUV doesn’t offer more than one configuration. But the 2021 YM could change things up. Then, there is the redesign. Already attractive styling will be enhanced. Finally, the above mentioned electric drivetrain is not something that interests only fans, but also a competition.
2021 Subaru Forester Facelift
With the new generation launched in 2018, there were no reasons to update the Forester for 2020. The company set to focus on other segments, so now we can see new Outback and Legacy. Now, it is time for the first revisit of the compact crossover. Well, do not expect too much. Designers will change only small things on the crossover which will be spotted only by true fans.
Dimensions stay put. The new Forester is 1 inch longer than the previous series. Also, a wheelbase gained the same length. We still don’t know if the new e-Boxer is going to use the same platform with similar dimensions. The interior remains the same and the small SUV is available in five trim levels. The update of the existing systems is all we will get from the 2021 Forester.
Even the base models of the crossover are available with an all-wheel drive. It is the famous symmetrical full-time AWD. It makes Subaru one of the synonyms for a four-wheel drive. The base version rides on 17-inch wheels. Buyers are also getting automatic climate controls and the EyeSight safety bundle. Stepping up to the Premium trim, the small SUV offers X-Mode. Also, a panoramic moonroof is there and front seats are getting hearing.
The next model in the mid-range offering is Forester Sport. Larger wheels caused engineers to install larger discs for front brakes. Paddle shifters are legitimating the name of this trim. Limited edition is more luxurious inside thanks to the leather upholstery. The infotainment screen is larger and the safety gets a boost by the blind-spot monitoring system. A power tailgate is another notable addition to this version.
The 2021 Subaru Forester Touring adds navigation to the larger screen and the infotainment gets another boost by the Harman Kardon audio. Automatic brakes are available for the reverse drive. Leather is more quality on the Touring trim.
2021 Subaru Forester Specs
It is time to praise the famous Boxer flat-four engine. Subaru’s fans already know what to expect from this drivetrain. Whoever sits to test any of the carmaker’s vehicles is stunned with the new dimension of driving. The low center of gravity improves maneuvering, making it more precise and balanced. Cornering is easy and fun.
The compact crossover is using a 2.5-liter unit which creates 182 hp. This is enough for the compact segment. The Boxer engine also produces 175 lb-ft of torque and returns nearly 30 mpg combined. Performance and fuel economy are definitely some of the reasons why the 2021 Subaru Forester is going to be under the spotlight. The bad thing is that the company is not offering an alternative, not only to this engine but also to the AWD system. It is cool, but some drivers prefer 2WD more.
2021 Subaru Forester E-Boxer
We are trying to find out everything about the upcoming crossover. In the first place, we would like to see the turbo version back for another run. Well, the sales killed the XT model. It seems that the Japanese giant is turning to other sources of power. The e-Boxer is a new project and the first rumors about it caused a lot of attention.
There is no preliminary info about the US version, but this model is already out in Europe. Engineers combined a battery with the CVT. This version is not increasing the outputs to the breathtaking limits. Instead, Subaru focuses on fuel economy with only 150 hp under the hood. The electric unit adds 17 hp and we still don’t know what range it provides.
The base 2021 Subaru Forester will cost you only $25,000. This is a good offer having in mind you will get one of the most advanced AWD in the world. Premium version adds nearly $3,000 and Sport $4,500. Limited model costs over $31,000 and the Touring will be more than $35k. In Europe, the new e-Boxer tops all these prices, reaching $51,000 (converted from Euros / British Pounds).