2017 Subaru Forester Pricing and Specs
The Subaru Forester 2017 is available in Diesel, Regular Unleaded Petrol and Premium Unleaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the SUV 2.5L Continuous Variable to the SUV 2.0L Continuous Variable.
When we reviewed the ‘price and features’ of the Forester 2017, Peter Anderson gave it a rating of 7 out of 10. Find out more in the full review here.
|Subaru Forester Models||SPECS||PRICE|
|2.0D-L||2.0LDieselDieselCVT AUTOCVT auto||$21,000 – 28,490|
|2.0D-L||2.0LDieselDiesel6 SP MAN6 speed manual||$20,700 – 28,050|
|2.0D-S||2.0LDieselDieselCVT AUTOCVT auto||$25,700 – 34,100|
|2.0D-S||2.0LDieselDiesel6 SP MAN6 speed manual||$24,900 – 33,000|
|2.0i-L||2.0LULPRegular Unleaded Petrol6 SP MAN6 speed manual||$18,000 – 25,080|
|2.0XT||2.0LPULPPremium Unleaded PetrolCVT AUTOCVT auto||$25,800 – 34,210|
|2.0XT Premium||2.0LPULPPremium Unleaded PetrolCVT AUTOCVT auto||$27,800 – 36,850|
|2.5-L (action Pack)||2.5LULPRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT AUTOCVT auto||$21,500 – 29,150|
|2.5i-L||2.5LULPRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT AUTOCVT auto||$19,000 – 26,510|
|2.5I-L Eyesight Special EDT||2.5LULPRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT AUTOCVT auto||$20,400 – 27,720|
|2.5i-L Special Edition||2.5LULPRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT AUTOCVT auto||$22,200 – 30,140|
|2.5i-S||2.5LULPRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT AUTOCVT auto||$23,300 – 31,680|
|Fleet Edition||2.5LULPRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT AUTOCVT auto||$20,800 – 28,270|
|TS Special Edition||2.0LPULPPremium Unleaded PetrolCVT AUTOCVT auto||$33,500 – 43,890|
Subaru Forester 2017 FAQs
Check out real-world situations relating to the Subaru Forester 2017 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Subaru Forester vs Volvo XC60
It depends on the condition and kays of the Volvo. I would expect a 2012/2013 XC60 to have done on average 60,000 to 80,000 km. At that mileage it should still have plenty of life left in it, but it is closer to the end of the road than a new Forester would be. If you chose with your heart you’d take the Volvo, but your head would tell you to buy the Subaru.Show more
Subaru Forester 2015: What is the towing capacity?
There are no hard and fast rules for how fast you should drive when towing, but many companies recommend driving at a lower speed when towing. Subaru say you should not drive its vehicles, including the Forester, at speeds in excess of 80 km/h when towing. It's done for safety.Show more
Subaru Forester 2017: How much can this car tow?
This is a classic case of the dangers of researching through websites you don’t know and can’t trust. The 1500-pound limit is probably from a North American website and since different markets sometimes have very different vehicle specifications (even though they’re sold under the same badge) taking such info at face value is a risky business.
Many websites simply have no idea of the facts of a particular matter, so it’s important to stick with sites like this one with a proper policy on accuracy and one that employs proper motoring journalists rather than operating as a fan site.
Meantime, here are the facts on towing limits for a Subaru Forester: The 2017 Forester can tow a braked trailer up to 1500kg in weight for all models that use the petrol engine (either 2.0 or 2.5 litres) and require standard ULP. The diesel Forester and versions that use the higher-grade two-litre petrol (which required Premium ULP) can tow 1800kg. That didn’t change for the 2018 model-year, so no reduction in towing capacity exists between the two years.Show more