Subaru Forester Performance and Handling

This all new Subaru Forester builds on the reputation for responsible engineering, sure-footedness and all-conditions performance firmly established by the previous-generation models.

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Active Torque Vectoring, first introduced on the WRX and WRX STI, is now standard on Forester 2.0XT. The fuel economy for the Forester 2.0XT remains at 23 city/ 28 highway / 25 combined. The system helps reduce understeer and keeps the vehicle on the driver’s intended cornering path.

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A quicker gear ratio in the steering gives the new Forester better handling and response to driver inputs, while Subaru’s X-Mode traction assist system is now standard on all Premium models with CVT and incorporates Hill Descent Control.

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Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with Off-Tarmac Control Systems

This all new Forester SUV comes equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and it continuously powers all four wheels and can transfer more torque to the wheels with the best grip. Integrated with Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) to further enhance all-weather stability, this SUV offers surefooted handling in wet and slippery conditions.

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The Forester comes with Lineartronic® CVT, which is an electronically managed continuously variable transfer clutch – a proprietary Subaru technology which actively manages torque distribution based on acceleration, deceleration, cornering and available traction.

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This Active All-Wheel Drive system automatically transfers more torque to the wheels with the best grip should slippage occur. Taking input signals for steering wheel angle, yaw rate, and lateral acceleration from the VDC system, Active AWD responds to the vehicle’s slip angle when turning. The gear ratio in the CVT has be updated to optimize engine control resolving in a smoother, more linear acceleration.

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In all Forester Premium models with CVT, driver-selectable X-Mode engages to optimize control of the engine, transmission shift pattern, Active AWD front/rear clutch force, brakes, VDC and other critical systems to provide better wheel control on slippery surfaces and steep inclines.

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