New 2017 Forester Strives for Focus on Comfort and Safety

The latest iteration of the Subaru Forester is a mid-cycle refresh for a vehicle that has continued to stand out among its competition, this time equipped with practical new updates that will surely catch your eye as you consider the newest crossover. Cosmetically, this model is sleeker than those in the past while also offering a suite of convenient and safety-focused enhancements - all without sacrificing its tried and true rear cargo space.

The use of Subaru's EyeSight has been thoroughly brought up to speed with that of other models, now including the lane-keeping assistance, blind-spot detectors and a rear cross-traffic alert camera in all Foresters; except the base 2.5i trim. Speaking of the interior, greater soundproofing measures have been taken for an ultimately quieter cabin, including thicker windows and a new type of door seal. There hasn't been a more comfortable and reliable Forester than this, built from the ground up to withstand those rougher conditions.

The slightly modified 2.5-liter flat-four engine allows for a slight boost specifically to its city fuel economy, going up to an EPA-estimated 26 mpg while remaining at 32 mpg for highway usage. For those who follow their own roads, the X-Mode traction system and hill-descent control are now included by default in all but the base trim - optimizing the handling across nearly any terrain throughout the state of Maine.

If this year's new Forester feels like it's calling out to you, then there is surely a model you'd adore in our showroom at Charlie's Subaru. Whether you're in the city or the thick of the woods, we'll gladly help optimize your car buying experience so that you can get to wherever it is you're going. Just give us a call at (877) 649-9658, or come stop by 466 Western Avenue in Augusta, ME for a greater look of our inventory and a test drive today!

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