The Subaru Forester leverages an efficient 2.5 Liter engine to deliver fuel efficient transport in the mid-size SUV segment, without hybrid powertrain components. In fact, the Forrester’s light weighting strategy gives it a significant weight advantage across the segment, coming in at 875 pounds lighter than the average curb weight in class. Less resources translates to reduced environmental footprint, increased operational efficiency and reduced life-cycle operating costs.
The Subaru Forester performed well in the Automotive Science Group’s (ASG) 2018 Automotive Performance Index™ (API), demonstrating the economic efficiencies of Subaru’s SUV platform. With an EPA estimated 32 MPG highway (26 city/32 hwy/28 combined), the Forester outperforms competitors in class by an average 6 MPG highway, revealing impressive fuel economy and reduced fuel costs in the SUV segment, earning ASG’s 2018 BEST 5 ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE Award.
ASG’s all-around performance analysis is a comprehensive data-driven assessment, analyzing economic, environmental and social performance indicators across a vehicle’s life-cycle, and in relative comparison to all 372 SUVs assessed.
The Forester also earned a class leading economic performance rating in ASG’s Study, outperforming all vehicles in its segment, and earning ASG’s 2018 BEST ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE AWARD in class. ASG found the Forester to cost 35% less to purchase and operate in the first 6.5 years of its life-cycle, when compared to the average vehicle in the mid-size SUV class. The Forester lead notable competitors including the Dodge Journey with a 6% advantage, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport by 8% and the Nissan Murano and Ford Edge by 20% and 21% respectively.