The 2018 Subaru Forester has the tagline “a whole lot to love,” and it’s pretty easy to agree with that assessment. It gets pretty good gas mileage considering the size, and it has a pretty low starting MSRP for the base trim. If you’re wondering which 2018 Subaru Forester is right for your garage, we’re comparing the trims to make the choice easy.
2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i
The 2.5i is the base trim that starts at $22,795. It gets great gas mileage at 26 miles per gallon in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. It comes with features you’d expect from any SUV including symmetrical all-wheel drive and 8.7-inches of ground clearance.
It also comes with a few extra things including SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia, which connects you to music, news, navigation, podcasts, and so much more. It allows wireless pairing and hands-free use. Finally, the 2.5i trim enables Bluetooth connection with USB and iPod control capabilities.
2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium
The 2.5i Premium starts at $25,695 and gets the same fuel economy as the 2.5i. This trim comes with everything the 2.5i has and more. The best feature is the addition of power-tilt and sliding panoramic moonroof so you can enjoy the sun or moon whenever you’re out adventuring in your Subaru. It also has an automatic climate control system and SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security.
With this trim, you can also choose to get EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and a Power Rear Gate for an extra cost.
2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited
The 2.5i Limited upgrades the last trim quite a bit and starts at $29,395. This trim has leather-trimmed upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel for extra comfort and a luxurious feel. The shifter handle is also wrapped in leather. Finally, it also has an All-Weather package with heated front seats and a power rear gate.
The 2.5i Limited also improves safety quite a bit, which is great for new and experienced drivers alike. You can expect Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alerts to help avoid accidents. Fog lights will also help you see in hazardous conditions.
2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring
The 2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring improves on the 2.5i Limited and adds some key features. The wheels get larger to an 18-inch aluminum alloy. It also comes with dual-zone automatic climate control and a heated steering wheel, so you’re comfortable at all times. The eight-way power driver’s seat with memory will ensure you’re always sitting in the optimum position to drive. These features are pretty convenient, but the ultimate convenience feature is the one-touch folding rear seatback. It further improves safety with LED Steering Responsive Headlights. This trim starts at $22,090.
2018 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium
The 2.0XT Premium improves on the 2.5i Premium rather than the 2.5i Touring. The MSRP starts at $29,495, and it gets 23 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. This trim has a focus on power. It comes with a turbocharged 250-horsepower SUBARU BOXER engine. To go with this boosted engine, it also comes with a sport design front fascia.
To keep it feeling high-end, the 2.0XT Premium also comes with the All-Weather Package with heated front seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter handle.
2018 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
The 2.0XT is really luxurious. It starts at $36,090, but it’s worth the extra cost. It comes with leather-trimmed upholstery with heated front seats and steering wheel. Winter will never be cold in this car. It also comes with power driver’s seat with memory to ensure you’re always ready to drive. It also comes with the one-touch folding rear seatback for convenience and LED Steering Responsive Headlights for safety.
(All facts and figures from Subaru.)