New and Used Subaru Forester for Sale Philippines 2018
The Subaru Forester is a long-standing SUV line that has been a top choice for families ever since it was introduced to the motoring public in 1997. The biggest advantage of buying a Subaru Forester is its top-quality build design that is perfect for handling daily city driving as well as off-road transport. It also has terrific fuel economy rates, good road performance, a spacious interior, and an X-Mode feature that allows for better off-road driving. And with such a spacious and comfortable interior, what else are you looking for? The truth is that this car is close to perfection in our own eyes.
The 2018 Subaru Forester Philippines and its subsequent models make for a great family car that packs a lot of power and punch. It was designed to replace the Subaru Outback Sport, known as Subaru Impreza Gravel Express in Japan, and has since established itself as one of Japan’s bestselling vehicle line ever since it was first introduced as a concept car in 1995.
The Subaru Forester Philippines came to our local shores in 1997, impressing car enthusiasts with its boxy, bulky look, first-rate performance, and spacious interior layout. Soon, Subaru Forester also become a household name in the local crossover SUV segment. The 2018 Subaru Forester and its previous model years face tough competition in the crossover SUV segment, as many car manufacturers have their own take on the ideal crossover. Some of its biggest rivals that go head to head are: the Honda CR-V vs Toyota RAV4 vs Ford Escape.
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Subaru Forester 2018 in the Philippines
How is the 2018 Subaru Forester different from the 2017 model?
The Subaru Forester has long been known for its spacious cabin and average looks. However, its 2018 update has made it more stylish and attractive, with better fuel efficiency and an angular, sportier appearance than the previous models.
- Tougher chassis
- New LED tail lights
- Touch screen audio
- Trick X-mode
What is new about the Subaru Forester 2018 design?
The Subaru Forester has gone and transformed to a more modern and edgier design. Subaru, meanwhile, made the conscious decision to keep the Forester’s looks, making it seem like a hulking box in the modernizing crossover segment. Some design features that were updated include:
- Leather upholstery
- Revised alloy wheels
- New grille and bumpers
What are Subaru Forester 2018 specs and features?
When the Subaru Forester came out, it wasn’t long before people knew that it’s a worthy challenger in the crossover SUV segment. Providing an upmarket vibe and superior ride quality at a reasonable price, the Forester won the favor of many Filipino families and SUV fans. Here are the Forester’s base engine specs:
- Lineartronic CVT
- Active Torque Split S-AWD
What are Subaru Forester 2018 prices in the Philippines?
All Subaru Forester trims cost less than P2Million, which is quite a deal in itself. The cheapest base trim you can buy doesn’t even reach the P1.5 Million mark, while its premium trim starts at P1,538,000. The most premium variant, the Subaru Forester XT, costs P1.9 Million. Here are their selling prices as of this date:
- Subaru Forester 2.0i-L: P1,548,000
- Subaru Forester 2.0 XT: P2,048,000
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Subaru Forester Specs and Performance
When the Subaru Forester was first introduced to the Philippine market, it housed a 16-valve SOHC engine that produced a decent amount of horsepower (125bhp@5600rpm) and torque (188Nm@3600rpm). The second generation also used the same powertrain that produced the same results. The Forester saw a big boost in power and torque due to the switch to the DOHC engine that started in the third generation (158bhp@6400rpm, 190Nm@3200rpm).
Today, two of the new Subaru Forester’s trim levels (Forester 2.0i-L and Forester 2.0i-Premium) still use a 16-valve 4-cylinder DOHC engine. The engine produces a serviceable 150PS@6200rpm in power and a maximum torque of 20.2kg-m for every 4200rpm. The Subaru Forester XT, however, enjoys an impressive 240PS@5600rpm in power and 35.7kg-m per 2400-3600rpm in torque thanks to the installation of a turbocharger in the engine. All trim levels use a lineartronic CVT transmission system. The more recent units have the X-Mode, which allows the car to maximize its power output on different kinds of terrain.
Subaru Forester reviews made by local and foreign pundits and car owners favor the Subaru Forester’s performance on the road. They say that the car is a fun car to drive, the boxer engine does the job right, and the X-Mode helps the crossover perform better on rough roads and surfaces.
Subaru Forester Fuel Consumption
The Subaru Forester’s fuel economy rates are among the best in the local segment. Below are some of the fuel economy rates of the latest Forester models.
New Subaru Forester fuel consumption:
- Subaru Forester 2016: 10 km/l average rating
- Subaru Forester 2015: 10 km/l average rating
- Subaru Forester 2014: 9 km/l average rating
- Subaru Forester 2013: 9 km/l average rating
Second hand Subaru Forester fuel consumption:
- Subaru Forester 2012: 9.2 km/l average rating
- Subaru Forester 2011: 8.5 km/l average rating
- Subaru Forester 2010: 9 km/l average rating
- Subaru Forester 2009: 8.7 km/l average rating
Subaru Forester Features
Subaru Forester Convenience and Entertainment Features
Based on the concept “Pure Power in Your Control”, this vehicle is loaded with performance-enhancing features and top-of-the-line amenities. Some highlight features include:
- Supportive Sports Seats
- LED Headlamps with Auto Levelizer
- Rear Diffuser with Dual Muffler
- X-Mode Driving
- High-tech Infotainment System
- Push-button Start/Stop
Subaru Forester Safety Features
The Subaru Forester is packed with proper security features to safeguard the driver and passengers’ safety. The American vehicle safety expert the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) praised the Subaru Forester’s safety features. The crossover gained a “Good” crashworthiness rating on all the important aspects, such as the side, roof strength, and small overlap front.
According to the report made by the Institute, the Forester also provides “Superior” front crash prevention due to all the safety features installed. Here are some of the safety features installed in the latest Subaru Forester:
- Antilock Braking System (ABS)
- Multiple Airbags in Different Locations
- X-Mode for Control on Rugged Roads
- Post-Collision Safety System
- Stability Control
- Rollover Sensor
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Subaru Forester Interior
The Subaru Forester’s interior look and feel is luxurious. The result of the carmaker’s partnership with Toyota definitely shows as every button and knob are properly located and organized. The dominant materials inside are matte and soft-touch surfaces are accented with matte-finish metallic trim. The seating layout provides enough leg room for the driver and four passengers. Moreover, the design decision to stick with the boxy exterior paid dividends, as the Subaru Forester allows the driver to see more out of the outside compared to other SUVs.
- Infotainment system
- Power rear gate
- Classy dashboard
- Climate controls
- Navigation system
- Smartphone app integration
Subaru Forester Exterior
Compared to its edgier contemporaries, the Subaru Forester definitely looks like a larger hulk of metal. The silhouette works just fine for the Forester as it gives the crossover a more rugged and macho charm compared to the other crossovers. The 18-inch wheels command attention, and give the Forester additional style points.
- Better outward visibility
- Restrained design
- Taller body
- Rearview camera
- Manual gearbox
- Higher hood line
Subaru Forester Color Options
The new Subaru Forester comes in nine eye-pleasing hues:
- Marine Blue Pearl
- Ice Silver Metallic
- Burnished Bronze Metallic
- Jasmine Green Metallic
- Venetian Red Pearl
- Deep Cherry Pearl
Subaru Forester Price List in the Philippines
Subaru, as a car brand, is not for the financially strapped, as there is no car in its lineup that is sold for less than a million Pesos. If you are interested in buying a brand new Subaru Forester, then you better be prepared to flex your financial muscles and savvy saving skills.
2nd hand Subaru Forester units are much more forgiving to budgets compared to their shinier brothers. If you are interested in owning your own second hand Subaru Forester for sale, you can check through the listings found on our Carmudi Philippines website.
New Subaru Forester Price in the Philippines
- Subaru Forester 2018 price in the Philippines: P1,548,000
- Subaru Forester 2017 price in the Philippines: P2,022,000
Second Hand Subaru Forester Price in the Philippines
- Subaru Forester 2016 price in the Philippines: P115,000
- Subaru Forester 2015 price in the Philippines: P850,000
- Subaru Forester 2014 price in the Philippines: P818,000
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