2019 Subaru Forester Goes Against Its Rivals

2019 generation of Subaru Forester is on the way. The model has serious plans and serious competitors. How far is it possible that Subaru will beat them?

2019 Subaru Forester vs Kia Sportage

While Forester is going to use Viziv Concept headlights, recent Sportage is already equipped with all-LED lighting. Its radiator grille is covered with chrome but 2019 Subaru Forester promises sleeker outfit. In terms of features the latest Kia Sportage includes steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise control, however, its rival hasn’t revealed anything interesting yet.

It is going to focus on comfort so we expect better materials. Kia Sportage uses cloth and leather seats. It comes as FWD and AWD while Subaru is said to be of AWD type. Forester is going to deliver up to 250 horsepower while Kia offers 260 horsepower with 6-speed automatic transmission. Its competitor is working on a better CVT.

2019 Subaru Forester vs Jeep Cherokee

New Jeep Cherokee includes an exterior light control which is fully automatic and heated door mirrors. 2019 Forester should transfer to the Global platform which promises significant improvements concerning refinement, wider powertrain adaptability, and higher safety.

Jeep Cherokee offers such feature as exterior temperature display, cruise control, and keyless access system. It has radio, CD player and MP3 capability as well as voice recognition. Subaru offers a lot of cargo space. There’s 2.4L SOHC inside of Cherokee. It’s AWD model. Forester is said to include a turbocharged engine with well-known Subaru’s AWD system. So it will provide speedy performance.

2019 Subaru Forester vs Mazda CX-5

Mazda also blends sporty features. CX-5 offers sharp steering and poised chassis. Forester has improved suspension, steering system as well as torque vectoring. While Mazda CX-5 includes the 155-hp engine with six-speed manual and FWD as standard, Subaru is promised to feature petrol, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric powertrains.

Its interior is extremely spacious and has redesigned dash with a huge touchscreen with physical controls converted to virtual ones. Mazda CX-5 boasts smart cabin with easy-to-use infotainment and optional safety tech. Among them are the adaptive cruise, automated emergency braking, and others.

2019 Subaru Forester vs Ford Escape

In terms of safety upcoming Forester has EyeSight suite which guarantees best safety scores. Perhaps new Ford Escape can’t boast about something similar but it includes ergonomic lightning. Its interior features include an interesting infotainment system which offers a vastly more sensible, intuitive, and quick-reacting interface.

New Forester focuses on evolution from “simply is better” policy to a better-equipped approach. 2019 Forester may also use the smooth and quick engine with better performance while Escape comes as AWD with a 1.5-litre engine of turbo type.

2019 Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V

The last rival on the list is Honda CR-V which still offers AWD as optional. You can also choose a V-12 engine which is said to come. Subaru goes futuristic and tries to focus on the semi-autonomous system which should provide some level of self-driving.

Nevertheless, new CR-V may come with a CVT transmission as well. Its productivity will be around 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. In terms of torque, 2019 Subaru Forester promises more than 258 lb-ft.

2017-02-15 by Luke Widmeyer