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At Capitol Subaru, we're proud to represent the world-class safety and engineering that goes into every Subaru. We're also pleased to offer a great selection of new 2017 Forester models, a vehicle that we believe is the best compact SUV available. We've put together this page to clearly show how well the 2017 Forester compares to its closest competition. Read through the details and, when you're ready to get behind the wheel, come see us in Salem, OR for a test drive.
These days, there's not a lot of difference in how most compact SUVs look. Ignoring the boxy and unattractive Jeep Renegade and the bubbly Mazda CX-5, the look du jour of the compact SUV is bold and aerodynamic and the 2017 Forester certainly delivers in that category. Available either as an option or standard equipment at every trim level are alloy wheels, a roof rack with crossbars and auto up/down windows. Those types of amenities are becoming commonplace but where the Forester bests its rivals is the ability to actually head off the beaten path. No other comparatively-priced compact SUV can match the 8.7" of ground clearance that the Forester provides. Not the Jeep Renegade with only 6.7", not the Toyota RAV4 with 6.3" and certainly not the BMW X1 with a meager 6.2" of clearance. Every compact SUV wants you to believe that it can take you off the beaten path, but the 2017 Subaru Forester actually delivers on this promise with confidence.
When you compare base trim level MSRP, the 2017 Subaru Forester is competitive among compact SUVs, especially when you compare the actual value that you get when you choose Subaru. Inside every 2017 Forester, you'll enjoy features such as cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, a touchscreen infotainment system with USB and smartphone app integration and more. Optional or upgraded trim level features such as leather interior, adaptive LED headlights, power moonroof or power liftgate are similar to the features found on comparable SUVs. What makes the 2017 Forester the best choice is overall interior room and comfort. The Forester beats most of its closest competitors in front and rear head room, front and rear leg room and cargo capacity. The Subaru Forester truly allows you to take everything and everyone you need on your next adventure.
Why purchase a compact SUV that can't keep you safe when driving on challenging terrain? Every manufacturer preaches safety and versatility, but Subaru actually delivers. The 2017 Subaru Forester boasts all-wheel drive as a standard feature at every trim level, a claim that no other compact SUV can make. In fact, you have to pay more if you want all-wheel drive on the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage, Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson, Buick Encore, BMW X1 and even the revered Jeep Renegade, as all feature front-wheel drive at the base trim level. Something else the Forester has that you won't find on any other compact SUV is the Subaru BOXER engine, a horizontally-opposed flat-4 that sits low in the frame for better performance and driver safety. The Forester also boasts fuel efficiency that's comparable in class, offers the choice between a manual transmission or CVT, offers the option of a turbocharged engine and more.
The Subaru Forester has been named as an IIHS Top Safety Pick for 10 years running, so you can drive with confidence when you choose the 2017 Forester. In the Forester, you'll find all the standard safety features you'd expect on any SUV such as ABS brakes, multiple airbags, traction control, stability control and more. Where the Forester stands out is road-gripping all-wheel drive as a standard feature at every trim level and the option of StarLink emergency telematics and the Subaru EyeSight driver assist system as you go up the trim level ladder. Most manufacturers now feature similar optional safety technology, but Subaru is a pioneer in that field. When you take a look at all of the safety enhancements and innovations that Subaru has been a part of over the past 10 years, it's clear that the 2017 Subaru Forester is the best possible choice when it comes to safety.
Capitol Subaru in Salem, OR has an excellent selection of new Subaru vehicles available including a wide variety of new 2017 Forester models. We'll be happy to work with you so that you may pick the new or Certified Pre-Owned Subaru vehicle that's a perfect fit for your lifestyle and our caring finance team can find a payment plan that works with your budget. We're proud to do business Your Way on the Parkway at Capitol Subaru which means that you can expect customer service at a world-class level. In addition, we feature frequently updated special offers on new Subaru vehicles designed to help you save on the vehicle you want most. Give us a call with questions or to schedule a test drive at (888) 698-1973. We're located at 3235 Cherry Ave NE, Salem, OR 97301, not far from Keizer and well worth the drive from Monmouth or Lincoln City, OR. We look forward to serving you at Capitol Subaru!