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Subaru Revises 2.5-liter Engine for 2011 Forester, Other Updates

Steve Diehlman
Jul 6, 2010
The Forester stands as Subaru's most popular model. We liked it so much, we named it the 2009 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year. In an effort keep things fresh, the Japanese automaker is updating its wagon/crossover for the 2011 model year. (Note: The 2010 model is pictured)
Halfway through its third generation, the 2011 Subaru Forester will receive a slightly updated version of the automaker's 2.5-liter, four-cylinder boxer engine, along with a few other refreshments to help keep it current. Output remains the same, at 170 horsepower, but the minor tweaks have bumped torque from 170 to 174 pound-feet and help boost fuel economy slightly to 21/27 (city/highway) for either a manual or automatic transmission. While XT-badged turbo models retain their current powerplant, all 2.5X trim levels get the slightly revised engine. Displacement has been bumped from 2457 cc to 2498 cc by way of a larger bore and longer stroke. Camshafts were previously belt driven, but are now turned by a chain.
Photo 2/4   |   2010 Subaru Forester 25XT Limited rear Three Quarter View
Subaru also added a new 2.5X Touring trim that sits above the Limited but below 2.5XT models. The new model features HID low-beam headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, silver roof rails, and side mirrors with integrated turn signals. As for the turbo models, Subaru has replaced the top-of-the-line Limited with the Touring, which features a new 10-way power driver's seat. As part of its new audio system, both Premium models receive a backup camera, while all trims get Bluetooth hands-free calling.
Photo 3/4   |   2010 Subaru Forester 25XT Limited front Three Quarter View
There's no word yet on pricing or an on-sale date yet for the 2011 Forester, but we expect that information will be available within the next few weeks.
Photo 4/4   |   2010 Subaru Forester 25XT Limited cockpit
Source: Subaru

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