2018 Forester Introduces New Black Edition

Subaru’s 2018 Forester builds on the success of previous models with more standard features, a new Black Edition with special upgrades and color selections and the winning combination of power, styling, comfort and safety that have made it popular with drivers for years.

Under the Hood

The 2018 Forester is equipped with a turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder BOXER engine that delivers 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

Subaru engineers teamed the engine with a choice of a six-speed manual transmission or Lineartronic continuously variable automatic transmission for smooth shifting and ride comfort.

An all-wheel-drive system is standard equipment on all 2018 Foresters and provides superior handling and cornering as well as added safety by giving better traction on slick or loose driving surfaces.

Comfort and Convenience

Subaru’s Starlink multimedia system is standard on all models and features a 6.2-inch single-touch display screen. Bluetooth technology enables hands-free voice calls, audio streaming and mobile app integration. Upgraded models include a 7-inch screen, SMS text messaging support, SiriusXM Satellite-linked services such as traffic, travel link and radio, and turn-by-turn navigation to ensure the most efficient route to a destination.

Other features available include a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a panoramic power moonroof, leather-trimmed seats, push-button start, a one-touch folding rear setback and a Harmon Kardon premium audio system.


Subaru engineers built the 2018 Forester with safety as a top priority. A standard rearview camera makes reversing safer and easier, and the stability/traction control system helps keep the vehicle on the driver’s intended course.

Antilock disc brakes with brake assist stop the vehicle quickly, and three-point seat belts are standard at all seating locations.

A full set of airbags protects occupants in the event of a collision from side, front and rollover impacts.

Two Starlink safety packages are available and include features such as SOS emergency assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, remote lock/unlock, a remote vehicle locator and stolen vehicle recovery system.

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