Superb Visibility in the 2018 Subaru Forester in South Carolina

The 2018 Subaru Forester near Hilton Head, SC is but one entry in a highly competitive segment. However, it’s one of the highest-selling compact crossover vehicles on the market today. Its visibility is superb from every angle, and its always-on all-wheel drive and ample ground clearance give it great off-road capabilities. Here, we’ll tell you more about the new Forester.

New Features for This Year

For 2018, Subaru offers a new Black Edition package on 2.5i Premium models. These crossovers come with steering-responsive LED headlights, blacked-out wheels and exterior trim, paddle shifters, and four all-new color options. 2.0XT models now have torque vectoring, while Touring models get EyeSight and navigation as standard equipment. All Foresters with EyeSight have high beam assist and reverse auto braking, and we like the fact that the Forester has child-friendly rear seats, turbo power, awesome fuel economy, and reputation for safety.


Fuel Mileage

The Forester’s standard engine is a 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder that offers 170hp. With the continuously variable transmission (CVT), this powerplant has an EPA fuel economy rating of 26/32, which is highly competitive for the segment. Base and Premium models have a standard six-speed manual gearbox which, when combined with the engine, offers fuel economy of 22/28mpg. Those who upgrade to the XT get the benefit of a 2.0L turbocharged engine that puts out 250hp; fortunately, the extra horsepower doesn’t do much to the vehicle’s fuel economy rating.


Features and Options

The 2018 Subaru Forester near Hilton Head, SC comes in two models and four trims, as described below.

·         The Forester 2.5i has a six-speed manual transmission, AC, Bluetooth, a backup camera, tilt/telescoping steering, power windows and locks, keyless access, and a touchscreen infotainment system.

·         The Premium has everything listed above, plus a bigger touchscreen, the StarLink multimedia system, automatic climate controls, 17” alloy wheels, privacy glass, and reclining rear seats.

·         The Limited brings the CVT, X-Mode, rear cross traffic alerts, blind spot monitoring, a power lift gate, leather upholstery, and a leather steering wheel.

·         Touring models have navigation, HID headlights, a heated steering wheel, upgraded audio system, keyless access and start, dual climate control, and larger alloys.

·         The XT Premium’s feature list includes a sport suspension, a turbocharged engine, larger alloy wheels, dual exhaust, and a high-torque CVT.

·         XT Touring models have everything found in the 2.5i Touring and the XT Premium.

We offer a range of dealer-installed options drivers won’t find anywhere else. Stop by or call today to find out more.



The 2018 Subaru Forester near Hilton Head, SC has all government-mandated safety features, along with some extras. These vehicles come with driver knee airbags, a reinforced frame, and additional safety gear. The NHTSA assigned it a five-star crash test rating, while the IIHS gave it a Superior rating due to its collision mitigation technologies.


Drive One Today

Our customers will find a lot to like about the 2018 Forester. We invite everyone to stop by our Subaru dealerships near Hilton Head, SC for a test drive, or to call 888-430-0231 for more information.

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