Four years running and the Subaru still remain one of the highest selling car brands on the market; it recorded some incredible sales in the last few years, including the record sales of 336,441 units last year. This trend is set to continue this year with more than 280, 000 units already sold. According to a report, Subaru is gunning to reach above 500,000 sales in the US by 2015. In order to achieve this, Subaru has confirmed that it would refresh its popular models for 2015 model year, among which will be the 2015 Subaru Forester
Although it has been confirmed that a new Subaru Forester will be available for the 2015 model year, there is no official news about it; what we have at this point are mere speculations but details available about the current series of the car can be used to create a more reliable prediction for the incoming car.
The Subaru Forester is one of the highest ranked SUVs in its segment; it comes with a blend of utility, carlike comfort and all-weather capability. The current model of the car is a well-rounded vehicle, and we can only expect the 2015 model to be better or at least retain its predecessor’s impressive attributes.
Here are some of the deductions we have made about the 2015 Forester.
Just like the 2014 Forester, the 2015 model of the compact crossover will be offered in six trim levels: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 2.0XT Premium and 2.0XT Touring.
Interior Design and Special Features
Subaru is well known in the auto industry for always incorporating high quality materials in its vehicle. With the absence of a better word to use, the interior of the current Subaru Forester can be described as being top-notch. The material used can be compared to what we see in some luxury SUVs. When it comes to feature content, the car comes with numerous features that will outperform many of the other compact SUVs on the market but like an Oliver twist, buyers keep asking for more and we expect Subaru to oblige its dedicated fans by improving the already impressive features for the 2015 Subaru Forester year.
2015 Forester Cargo Space
Although the Subaru Forester belongs to a segment where you have some of the largest cargo space, cargo space is not among Forester’s strongest point. The cargo space offered by previous models is comparable to what some of the midsize SUVs could offer, and we are hoping that this would be increased in Subaru Forester 2015.
2015 Forester Powertrains and Performance
One of the major changes we expect from the 2015 Forester is the introduction of a better quality engine to replace the 2.5L engine 4 cylinders base engine. We expect the 2.0-liter turbocharged rated at 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque to remain.
One other impressive thing about this Subaru SUV is its high fuel efficiency; the EPA rates CVT-equipped 2014 Forester 2.5i models at 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined. With a manual transmission, the numbers drop to 22 city/29 highway and 24 combined. These figures are way better than what other midsize SUVs offer, and we expect the Subaru Forester 2015 to be better (or at least similarly) rated.
Safety features such as a driver’s knee airbag, front side airbags and side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, rearview camera, Lane departure warning and a collision mitigation system are expected to come with the incoming Subaru Forester model.
2015 Forester Price
The 2014 Subaru Forester is sold at between $21,995 and $32,995. Although the car cannot be really categorized as one of the affordable vehicle on the market, it cannot also be called an expensive car. We cannot rule out a slight increment in the price because of some new details that are coming, but we expect the 2015 Subaru Forester to be offered to buyers at the same reasonable price range as the current model.