What's New for 2018 in the New Subaru Forester?

You may know Subaru Forester for the energetic compact SUV ride it's delivered throughout a storied history. The new Forester appears once more for a new model year with some upgrades to raise a few eyebrows around the Charlottesville, Culpeper, and nearby Fredericksburg, VA areas.

2018 Forester revs into Orange, VA packing your choice of two SUBARU BOXER four-cylinder engines, to be sure – a 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter variant in Forester 2.5i, and a high-performing turbocharged 250-horsepower, 2.0-liter in 2.0XT trims. It even brings standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive back into the mix to gain some off-road traction on a new year of adventures, not to mention 6.2- and 7-inch SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia infotainment systems with go-anywhere navigation built-in in higher trims. But factor in a few new aesthetic and technological improvements over 2017 Forester, and we're sure you'll find your drive-time taken to the next level.

An available Black Edition trim package, for example, equips your new Forester with the sinister darkened look stylish of late, alongside several handling standards of distinction from its siblings. 18-inch black alloy wheels give way to black-accented fog lights, likewise hued exterior badges and mirrors, and a front grille sporting a blacked-out wing motif complete with a striking chrome frame.

Behind your choice of four exterior colors -- Crystal Black Silica, Dark Gray Metallic, Crystal White Pearl, and Ice Silver Metallic – you can expect to find an interior upholstered in black cloth and flanked by simulated leather bolsters, silver metallic and black gloss finishes shimmering from the center dash panel. Beside it, a silver-stitch highlighted leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter beckons, ready to hit the road. Factor in chrome-finish interior door handles and the fact that the Subaru All-Weather Package, a rear cargo tray, and Welcome Lighting standard, and Forester Black Edition becomes quite the sweet ride. What's more, the Black Edition SUV's Lineartronic® CVT transmission now incorporates paddle shifters for ten-and-two gear changes, flanked by X-Mode, Hill Descent Control, and LED Steering Responsive Headlights for tacking through the thick of terrain and weather with handling prowess and situational awareness.

There's plenty more to be excited about in the new 2018 Subaru Forester beyond looks, too. Forester models equipped with available Subaru EyeSight driver-assist tech now build in reverse auto braking and high-beam assist, while Forester Touring variants get the whole suite standard. Plus, drivers of turbocharged engine-equipped Forester 2.0XT Touring can look forward to standard torque vectoring, making the SUV a professional at angling curves with precision.

You can check out the entire range for yourself, including Forester Black Edition, right here at Reynolds Subaru. Our 249 Madison Rd. showroom offers plenty of 2018 Forester options from which to choose. All that remains is for you to step into your next driver's seat.

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