2011 Subaru Forester Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, For the 2011 Subaru Forester, the biggest news is addition of the slightly updated 2.5-liter H-4 to all 2.5X models, which has been massaged in order to slightly improve fuel efficiency. The engine’s torque has increased slightly to 174 pound-feet, although horsepower remains the same at 170. The 2011 models also get a new audio system and backup camera setup depending on trim level, in addition to an optional, removable, 4.3-inch Tom Tom navigation system.
The 2011 Forester has also been refreshed. It now has a 2.5-Liter H-4 motor in the Forester 2.5X models; the motor offers greater fuel efficiency. The Forester offers 170 horsepower/174 ft-lbs of torque. Features include things like a removable Tom Tom navigation system, a new stereo system, a new backup camera, and additional niceties depending on the trim level selected.
The Forester handles well and it has great driving manners. It comes with AWD and off road abilities. The carmaker has recognized what a consumer wants in a vehicle and will soon be swapping out the aging four-speed auto tranny with a newer five-speed tranny. The change will result in vehicle that is practically unstoppable in the vehicle segment.
The Forester has always been a clean, sleek looking vehicle, but the most recent changes have made it even better. The Forester now has a slightly more rugged look while still maintaining the character it has always had. The Subaru Forester’s interior has a modern look and feel to it but some of the materials feel a bit on the low end side. The clever packaging gives you plenty of room for passengers and cargo. The 2011 models also get several new changes to interior entertainment, including a new audio system and backup camera setup which is available depending on trim level. A removable, 4.3-inch Tom Tom navigation system is also an option depending upon trim. Bluetooth is now standard on all but the base model
2011 Subaru Forester gets the slightly updated 2.5-liter H-4 for all 2.5X models, which has been massaged in order to slightly improve fuel efficiency. The engine’s torque has increased slightly to 174 pound-feet, although horsepower remains the same at 170. The XT gets the turbocharged version of the same engine but power bumps up to 224 hp and 226 lb-ft. Unfortunately you can only get the outdated four-speed auto in the XT. The Forester features four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with brake assist, dual front, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, stability and traction control, full time all-wheel drive.
Bodystyles: Crossover SUV
Engines: 2.5L H-4, 2.5L turbocharged H-4
Transmissions: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual
Models: 2.5X, 2.5X Premium, 2.5X Limited, 2.5XT Premium and 2.5XT Limited
EPA Fuel Economy
2.5X: 20-21 mpg city/ 26-27 mpg highway
2.5XT: 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway