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The award-winning family SUV

At Subaru, we're thrilled with the news that the Subaru Forester 2.5i-S AWD has been named the 2018 Best Small SUV at the 2018 Drive Car of the Year Awards.

Loaded from head to toe with state-of-the-art safety and entertainment technology, the Subaru Forester is made to help you and your family make the most of every moment. From the new Driver Monitoring System – Driver Focus that alerts the driver if they become distracted or drowsy, EyeSight® Driver Assist technology that watches the road ahead like a second pair of eyes, to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity* that puts the world of your smartphone on Forester's big, easy to use touchscreen. Drive loves it. You'll love driving it too.

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Focus on what’s important

With distractions all around us, inside the car and out, maintaining attention on the road ahead requires maximum focus. The revolutionary, new Subaru Driver Monitoring System1 (DMS) keeps watch over you, while you keep your eyes on the road. Using a camera combined with intelligent technology, the system recognises when the driver is distracted or drowsy. Should the driver’s attention wane, an alert will warn the driver to regain focus. The intelligent facial recognition technology also identifies, and welcomes, up to five people when they take the driver’s seat - resetting the seating, mirrors and cabin environment to their pre-programmed preferences.

1. Driver Monitoring System performance and capability dependent on environmental and technical conditions. Refer to Owner’s Manual for full details.

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Entertain me

Music is the soundtrack to life and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity1 make it easy to pump out the tunes and access all your favourite apps. Use voice commands to select your playlist, choose a podcast, get directions or to read and send text messages. Or dial up superior digital sound quality and clearer reception with fully integrated DAB+ Digital Radio2.

1. Compatible Apple® or Android™ device required.

2. Digital radio station coverage dependant on vehicle location.

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Take charge

Two quick-charge USB ports in the centre console keep rear passengers powered up and entertained – helping to keep the peace on those long trips. Cool rear passengers are happy passengers too, thanks to new directional rear air conditioning vents.

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You are here

Find yourself streets ahead with Forester’s satellite navigation1 system. With maps stored on the hard drive, you don’t need a 3G/4G signal to find your way. Plus free map updates2 are available for three years.

1. Available on Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium AWD and 2.5i-S AWD.

2. Subaru’s Map Update Program is available on MY19 Subaru Forester variants purchased from 6th September 2018 onwards with the factory line fit Gen3.1 navigation unit. Subaru’s Map Update Program is not available on accessory fit or dealer sourced navigation units.

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Surround sound

Road trip tunes are delivered via Forester’s new six-speaker system which promises clean, crisp sound. Forester 2.5i-S AWD turns up the volume with a premium Harman Kardon®1 system boasting 8 speakers, additional subwoofer and amplifier – all fine-tuned for Forester’s cabin.

1. Harman Kardon® is a registered trademark of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated.

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Safety

Safety for those inside the car – and out

With an undisputed safety focus, Subaru has incorporated innovative passive and preventative safety into the Forester. Revolutionary facial recognition technology1 monitors the driver's attention, Reverse Automatic Braking2 detects trouble you don't see coming and all variants now boast the world-renown EyeSight® Driver Assist system. Plus with amazing all round driver visibility, there's a new vista to appreciate around every corner.

1. Driver Monitoring System performance and capability dependent on environmental and technical conditions. Refer to Owner’s Manual for full details.

2. Reverse Automatic Braking standard on all variants except Subaru Forester 2.5i AWD.

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Hold your ground

No one wants to take a backwards step, especially when in steep terrain. With Auto Vehicle Hold switched on, Forester will hold its ground with hydraulic brake pressure maintained. Then with the wheels delivering good traction the Forester will move off, without rolling back.

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The power of sight

You can’t see what you can’t see. Which is why Subaru's Vision Assist preventative safety is now standard on all Forester variants. Using radar sensors to detect approaching vehicles, the system alerts the driver via visual or audible warnings. All models are equipped with Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to warn you of vehicles approaching when reversing. Subaru Forester 2.5i-L AWD, 2.5i Premium AWD and 2.5i-S AWD also add Side View Monitor, Adaptive Driving Beam, Front View Monitor and Reverse Automatic Braking

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Just your speed

The next generation of EyeSight® Driver Assist technology features an all-new Manual Speed Limiter, allowing the driver to preset a maximum speed via a steering wheel mounted switch. Be it 40kms or 100kms, the vehicle will adjust engine torque or apply braking if you are about to exceed your set speed. Plus a new EyeSight® Vision Assist monitoring feature projects visual alerts onto the windscreen, to warn the driver of any potential dangers without them taking their eyes off the road.

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The physics of protection

Passive safety is at the core of the new Forester with the Subaru Global Platform putting passenger protection front and centre. With a remarkably stronger chassis and improved rigidity, the new platform improves collision energy absorption by 40% over previous models. The cabin structure is reinforced with even higher strength tensile steel panels and impact resistance has been increased to help reduce the risk of passenger injury in both frontal and side collisions.

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Standard specs & features

There’s nothing standard about the 5th generation Subaru Forester, the ultimate reincarnation of Subaru’s most popular and awarded car. The legend continues with the new Forester available in four unrivalled variants.

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Lead on

Take life head on with LED Steering Responsive Headlights. The new, hawk-eye shaped headlights cast a brilliant light which tracks with the steering to illuminate the road at night and to help you see better around corners. Giving you more time to react should you need to. While daytime running lights help improve the safety of you and your family.

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Start something great

With the whole world in front of you, push the button on everyday adventures with Forester’s smart key and push-start ignition. With keyless access your hands are free to juggle fresh gelatos and sandy towels. While the push button start uses new advanced transmission code encryption for improved security.

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Look back to move forward

Focusing on what’s behind you, is the best way to move forward with confidence. Subaru Forester’s new reverse camera washer is fully integrated into the rear window washer system, so every time you wash the back window your camera view is polished too.

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High and mighty

Need a little extra height? Take a look at the 220mm of ground clearance on the Subaru Forester.

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Make fun a habit

Transforming the heart and soul of the Forester is Subaru’s next generation 2.5L Direct Injection, horizontally-opposed Boxer engine. Demanding the seemingly impossible, improved fuel efficiency and a more responsive on road performance, the Subaru engineers over delivered. The result is enhanced power and torque to make light work of rutted roads and switchback mountain passes. So you can escape to that hard to get to picnic spot on a whim.

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Stay grounded

Whether you’re driving on gravel or bitumen, Subaru’s award-winning Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system will keep you grounded. By driving optimum traction and grip to all four wheels, all of the time, Forester ensures better handling and a rock-solid connection to the road. So traversing the track to an isolated stretch of river, makes the afternoon’s picnic time well spent.

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Top gear

With Forester’s Lineartronic® CVT tweaked for improved and more responsive acceleration and better fuel economy, you can enjoy steady highway cruising and dynamic hill climbing. By increasing the gear ratio coverage range, the Forester engine operates in its optimal power range for better overall drivability and a seamless ride.

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Insider advantage

Rebuilt from the ground up the new Subaru Forester rides on the recently introduced Subaru Global Platform. This new framework sets the stage for optimum cornering, handling, stability, riding comfort and unrivalled safety. With increased rigidity and a lower centre of gravity, the platform boosts Forester’s dynamic performance while reducing noise and vibration.

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A mode to match your mood

Your driving reflects your mood and Subaru Intelligent Drive1 (SI-Drive) technology lets you embrace the moment. The SI-Drive system lets you choose between distinctly different driving modes. Intelligent (I) mode delivers a smooth, well-balanced response and improved fuel efficiency. While the performance enhancing Sport (S) mode, is perfect for those window down ‘blow away the cob webs’ kind of drives.

1. Standard on Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium AWD and 2.5i-S AWD.

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Need to Know More?

Give the Reynella Subaru Sales Team a call at Reynella - 08 8322 6608 or Enquire Online.