The Subaru Forester is a common and smart choice for any family. The current generation is safe, reliable, spacious, and practical. The only downside to the model is that it’s about as exciting as dry toast. Subaru has a new Forester for the 2019 model year.

It’s improved and updated. The 2019 Forester’s design is more of an evolutionary one rather than revolutionary. People are going to love Subie’s new Forester despite the fact that it doesn’t bring much exciting equipment or styling to its recipe. Here are some reasons why the 2019 model will be even more well-liked than the current one.

More Space Inside the Cabin

2019 Subaru Forester cabin

If you like the current generation Forester’s roomy cabin, things are even better in the 2019 model. Subaru increased hip, head, shoulder, and legroom for all occupants. The rear seats alone gained 1.4-inches of legroom. Cargo space is up, too. The space you toss all your groceries and baggage is almost two cubic feet larger. All this means you can take more with you and be more comfortable on the road.

Improved Infotainment Systems

2019 Subaru Forester infotainment system

Subaru already had pretty good infotainment system options in the Forester, but there’s always room for improvement. In the 2019 Forester, the company offers a 6.5-inch screen as standard equipment and an 8-inch screen as optional. Both are larger than the options available in the 2018 Forester. The big news on the infotainment front for this model is the fact that Subaru finally offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That is some technology that was long overdue.

Family Ready, Practical Interior and Cargo Space

2019 Subaru Forester cargo area

If you drive a Subaru, chances are you like to go adventuring from time to time. Some of the dirt, dust, and grime that you come into contact with will make it into your car. Subaru knows this, so the company built the 2019 Forester to be ready for it. The cargo area can be equipped with tough, textured materials that can handle getting dirty with ease. These surfaces should also be easy to clean. Some other areas of the cabin feature this or similar material as well. 

New Engine Lineup

2019 Subaru Forester crossover vehicle driving on a road

Due to the fact that few buyers opted for the engine upgrade and even fewer chose the manual transmission on the lower trim levels, Subaru decided to go with only powertrain option on the Forester for the 2019 model year. This helps keep things easy, and it helps keep costs lower. The 2019 Forester will be powered by an updated 2.5-liter four-cylinder mated to a CVT. The engine puts out 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque. While we get the reason for this, we’re going to miss the ability to get this vehicle with a manual transmission

Safer Than Ever Before

subaru eyesight system

The 2019 Forester gets Subaru's EyeSight suite of safety technology as standard equipment. This package includes adaptive cruise control, pre-collision automatic braking and throttle management, sway warning, and lane keep assist. Additional equipment includes Subaru's DriverFocus tech. This new system uses facial recognition to monitor driver attentiveness and fatigue. The system can remember up to five different drivers and adjust the crossover's settings to fit whoever is behind the wheel. 

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