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3 Things You Need To Know About The 2017 Subaru Forester Plus Photos


When you look at the 2017 Subaru Forester, you won’t be wowed by its physical transformation. It’s boxed-like structure will raise eyebrows, though not for long as soon as they enter and be amazed with a spacious interior and no-nonsense technology.

In today’s automotive world, it’s hard to find a crossover with a boxier appearance than the Forester. Its 34 cubic cabin space is not the best in the segment (that belongs to Honda CR-V), but the boxy aesthetic allows owners and passengers to exploit the spacious interior more easily.

There Are Six Trim Levels

According to a Car and Driver, the 2017 Subaru Forester will be offered in six trim levels: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.0XT Premium, 2.5i Touring, and 2.0XT Touring. The 2.5i models will enjoy a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter flat-four engine with 170 horsepower and 174 lb. ft. of torque while the 2.0XT models will have the turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-four that produces 250 horsepower and 258 lb. ft. of torque.

Standard on the 2.5i and the 2.5i Premium models is the six-speed manual transmission. All the others will use the CVT as standard. The 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, and 2.5i Touring models have a 2017 EPA fuel-economy ratings of 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.

There Are New Front And Interior Elements

On the front of the 2017 Subaru Forester, you’ll find a new grille, front fascia, and headlight design. These highlight the changes on the car’s exterior, as well as the redesigned taillights at the rear side. All trim levels, except for the base model, have new wheels. Standard to all models is the rear spoiler and optional power rear liftgate that is available from the high-end models down to the 2.5i Premium.

The Interior Remains The Same, But With Better Spacing

Inside, things are almost the same as its predecessor. The minor changes are the updated steering wheel and the available Saddle Brown interior color in the Forester Touring. In terms of cabin, it has a 34-cubic capacity for the cargo that is situated behind the rear seats. No compromise has to be made even if the forester has a sloping roofline and angled hatch.

3 Must-Knows About the Volkswagen Atlas SUV In R-Line Attire


The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is where Volkswagen’s much-anticipated seven-seater SUV is going to be seen once more. Together with the regular Atlas is the R-Line package, which we can expect to be launched later in the year.

The regular Volkswagen Atlas will be available in five trim levels, and will arrive as a 2018 model in spring, according to reports. The R-Line package, expected to arrive by the year’s end, will only be available in the upper SE and SEL trim levels.


The R-Line aims to add a touch of sportiness to the already well-equipped and functional Atlas. For the exterior, the package will boost the Atlas with 20-inch aluminum-alloy twin-spoke wheels, new front and rear bumpers, new side skirts, and air intakes and rear with a diffuser design. Of course, never to forget is the R-Line badging that would essentially separate this from the regular Atlas.


The changes inside the cabin are not that much. In a nutshell, it has a small R clip on the steering wheel, stainless steel pedal covers, and an R-line logo on the infotainment screen when the vehicle starts up. This pack is available for all powertrains, whether the four- or six-cylinder engines with either front- or all-wheel drive.


That being said, there’s nothing new with Atlas R-line’s powertrain. Under the hood, you’ll find the same engine as non-R-line models: there’s a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or the 3.6-liter V-6 engine. The four-cylinder engine gives off 235 horsepower while the V-6 produces 276 horsepower. Standard to both engines is the eight-speed automatic transmission.

Front-wheel drive is what’s packing in the four-cylinder engine while the 4MOTION all-wheel drive is available for the V-6 engine.

Pricing for the R-line Atlas has not been revealed for now, but let’s wait if we’ll get more details at the Detroit Auto Show.

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