New Subaru Forester Wilderness Edition

The New Subaru Forester Wilderness at Eastside Subaru in Seattle

If you're on the hunt for a new SUV capable of delivering both on and off the road, then the new Subaru Forester Wilderness might be your vehicle. This trim takes the regular Forester and makes some major changes to make it a more confident vehicle when you're delving deep into unexplored territory. Here at Eastside Subaru in Seattle, we're especially excited about all the tweaks that were made to the Forester we know and love to make it an even more capable SUV.

Performance Features

No matter how substantial a vehicle's amenities might be, you can't forget to look at what's under the hood. Luckily for the new Subaru Wilderness, there's much to discuss. The new SUV will likely only have one engine option, but that doesn't hurt its capability. The 2.5-liter engine will be able to pump out over 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque -- these numbers will be plenty for such a small-framed SUV, especially when considering how lightweight it is. Plus, it helps to keep the SUV even more fuel efficient, especially compared to similar SUVs on the market. Overall, this SUV is fun to maneuver in various situations around Seattle.

Interior Features

The Forester's interior was never lacking for much, but the new Forester Wilderness adds some welcome features and amenities that we're big fans of here in Woodinville. Among these, you can find an available premium audio system from Harman Kardon, which features a myriad of speakers, all built to heighten your audio listening experience to a new level. We're also big fans of the touchscreen displays, which come in two sizes depending on which one you pick: 6.5 inches or 8 inches. Finally, we'd be remiss if we didn't talk about the standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which allow you to take your smartphone or tablet and easily connect them to your car. You can make hands-free calls and texts and work safely while keeping your eyes on the road.

Safety Features

The new Forester Wilderness is decked out with various safety features to keep you and your passengers feeling secure while making your way through Redmond and Kirkland. Among these, you'll find driver-assistance technology like automatic emergency braking, which works with sensors and cameras throughout the vehicle that reacts faster than you could when a potential collision is anticipated. This tech is part of Subaru's Eyesight system, which encompasses a wide range of safety technologies that work with drivers to make the task of driving a little easier. Another piece of technology is adaptive cruise control, which keeps you going at roughly the same speed as surrounding traffic. It's never been easier to stay with the pack than when using this. Did we mention that automatic emergency braking and lane centering technology also come standard?

Adventure/Off-Road Capabilities

While the Forester was never incapable when you took it onto more dangerous terrains, the new Forester Wilderness excels when put into these new and exciting environments. One major change that Subaru made to this trim was raising the vehicle's ground clearance from 8.7 to 9.2 inches -- this makes a significant impact on the vehicle's ability to roll over rocky surfaces that might've otherwise posed a threat to its underbelly. The Forester Wilderness also had its all-wheel-drive system altered to make it more responsive and adept at handling steep inclines and slippery surfaces. We're sure you'll feel the difference when you take the vehicle out for a test drive through Bothell.