The facelifted model will go on sale this summer.

Subaru has announced the 2017 Forester will be priced from $22,595 when it arrives at dealerships this summer.

Costing $200 more than its predecessor, the facelifted model has new front fascia with a revised grille that is flanked by restyled headlights.  The crossover has also been equipped with new LED taillights, restyled wheels, and a body-color rear spoiler on higher-end variants.  Speaking of the latter, the range-topping Forester Touring starts at $34,295 and will be offered with a newly exclusive Sepia Bronze Metallic paint job.

The interior receives a modest makeover as designers installed a new multi-function steering wheel and additional standard equipment.  There are also several new options including a heated steering wheel, a Keyless Access system, and Saddle Brown perforated leather seats with contrast stitching.  The Forester can also be equipped with an upgraded EyeSight system that has color cameras which provide a wider and longer field of vision.

Drivers can also look forward to a quieter cabin as Subaru added additional sound deadening material, thicker door glass, and improved door seals which will help to reduce wind noise. 

Engine options carryover but models equipped with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and the Lineartronic CVT continuously variable transmission boast a higher fuel economy rating of 26 miles per gallon city / 32 mpg highway / 28 mpg combined.   The aforementioned Forester Touring also gains a new Active Torque Vectoring system.

Note: Prices exclude a destination and delivery fee which ranges from $875 to $1,025.

Source: Subaru

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