2018 Subaru Forester

"The Subaru Forester is one of the increasingly rare breed that is equally adept on-road and off-road."
to quote KBB.com.  Absolutely!  Patriot Subaru takes a look at some of the updates to the 2018 Forester on sale now near Portland, Maine.

Subaru works in five-year cycles with each model, and it was 2014 that saw major changes. Each year Subaru tweaks a little here and there, with the 4th year being the year that sees the most.  Hence, 2018 will remain pretty consistent with last year.  So, no major changes, but a few very cool items you're going to really enjoy. 

Best Updates:
  • The EyeSight® active-safety package is now standard on the 2.5i Touring and 2.0XT Touring models
  • Automatic high-beam headlights and reverse automatic braking are included on models with EyeSight®
  • Subaru Active Torque Vectoring is now standard on the 2.0XT Touring model. ATV adds slight brake pressure to the inside wheel on a tight curve and places more power into the outside wheel for improved handling at higher speeds.
Black is back with an $1150 option on the 2.5i Premium model.  This is one very cool looking Forester!
  • Black 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive LED Steering Responsive Headlights
  • Black exterior features including fog lights with black accent trim, black finish exterior badges and mirrors and a blacked-out wing motif and chrome frame for the front grille.
  • X-Mode and Hill Descent Control
  • Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission with paddle shifters to control a 6-speed manual mode,  previously only available on turbo models
  • The interior features a specially designed black cloth upholstery with simulated leather bolsters, which are accented by a black gloss and silver metallic center dash panel.
  • Black leather wrapped steering wheel and shift handle, with silver stitching.
  • Interior door handles in chrome
  • Standard features include the All-Weather Package, the rear cargo tray, and Welcome Lighting
  • If the Crystal Black Silica exterior color is not for you, the same package comes in Dark Gray Metallic, Crystal White Pearl and Ice Silver Metallic


The 2018 Subaru Forester will have a starting price of $22,795, an increase of only $100 from the 2017 base. Next up the line is the 2.5i Premium starting at $25,695, with the Limited models starting at $29,395.

MPG holds the same, with 32 Highway/26 City. 

Cool Stuff:  All Forester's feature the SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia system for  hands-free connectivity and entertainment services. The Forester 2.5i base model has a STARLINK 6.2" Multimedia system with a 6.2-inch single-touch gesture display.  The Premium, Limited and Touring with the STARLINK 7.0 system features a high-resolution 7-inch LCD screen, Bluetooth® hands-free SMS text messaging, dual USB ports, plus SiriusXM® All Access Radio and SiriusXM Travel Link®.  You can also add the STARLINK 7.0" Multimedia Navigation system with voice-activated controls and three years of complimentary map updates, plus a 3-year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic® and SiriusXM Travel Link® along with four months of SiriusXM All Access audio service.

You can add additional service packages to the 7.0" Multimedia Plus system and 7.0" Multimedia Navigation system. The STARLINK Safety Plus package is offered free for the first year and then $99 per year after that, includes SOS Emergency Assistance, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification, Maintenance Notifications, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Diagnostic Alerts. You might also consider STARLINK's Safety Plus & Security Plus Package which includes Stolen Vehicle Recovery Service, Vehicle Security Alarm Notification, Remote Lock/Unlock, Remote Horn and Lights and Remote Vehicle Locator. 

Patriot Subaru in Saco is ready to show you all the great things that go into making the Forester so popular.  Did you know that 98% of Foresters sold in the last 10 years are still on the road?   That's pretty special! 

Check out the 2018 Forester at Patriot Subaru, 769 Portland Road, Saco, ME 04072

Patriot Subaru of Saco

769 Portland Rd
Directions Route One
Saco, ME 04072

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