The Subaru Forester is the best selling Subaru model overall. During the calendar year 2016, the Subaru Outback overtook the perennial champion Forester is total sales in the U.S. On this page, you should find lots of information about the Subaru Forester. In the 2016 model year I was lucky enough to have every single trim level of the 2.5i Forester at our dealership at the same time and almost all of them were the same color… Ice Silver! Many have learned about the various Subaru trim levels by that video. Many other have complained because I had to keep filming in spite of two F-15 fighter jets that flew overhead when in the middle of my video. The California Air National Guard 144th Fighter Wing has been flying over my head since I was 10 years old, so I just rolled with it.
So if you want to see the long video on the differences between the 2.5i Subaru Foresters, you will have to put up with the weekend warrior fly-boys flying overhead. Most people find it still easier to understand the myriad of options on Foresters in spite of the jet noise. As of this writing that video was made about a year ago and we still haven’t had such a nice array of Subaru Foresters all here at the some time. Don’t forget, I make my living helping people find the right car for them and not making videos or writing web pages or blogs. So, the time it takes to gather the cars together and shoot the video is at a premium as well.
Now lets take a look at what Subaru Forester Wheels look like on the 2017 models. Remember, there are four trim levels of 2.58 Forester. They are 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited and 2.5i Touring. The 2.5i is oftern referred to as the “base”. Then there are two trim levels that come with turbocharged, inter-cooled 2.0 boser engines. They are XT Premium and XT Touring. The wheels on the Turbo (XT) models are the same.
Here you have the 2017 (and previous model year) 2.5i Forester base model configuration. These are the 17 inch steel wheels. When you are reading car-company speak on brochures and stickers, they will state the base model option – in this case 17″ steel wheels as the “standard” option. NOTE: Some previous model years had 16 inch steel wheels on the 2.5i base model Foresters. All other options are “upgrades” and you will pay a little more for them. When you see the words “steel wheels” on any recent model Forester, this is what you’re getting. You will always see these on the 2.5i Forester with manual transmission. Sometimes you will see these wheels on the the 2.5i Forester with the CVT (automatic) transmission. However, most of the base model Foresters I’ve seen with the automatic transmission come with the “Alloy Wheel Package”. which means you get the 17″ aluminum alloy wheels style that come on the next level up, the Forester 2.5i Premium. The Alloy Wheel Package also comes with the front-to-back roof rails that have come to be what almost every Subaru enthusiast expects to see on a Forester.
These are the Alloy Wheels with black lacquer finish that were introduced in the 2017 model year. You will find these wheels on the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium and 2.5i Limited models. They are 17 inch allow wheels.There is no other option on the Premium or Limited Foresters.
These rims come on the 2017 (and previous model year) Subaru 2.5i Touring. These 18 inch alloy wheels are similar to the look of the 2014- 2016 Subaru Forester XT Turbo Forester wheels except the XT wheels had a black lacquer finish and these just have the brushed aluminium look. You will find these particular wheels only on the Forester 2.5i Touring model.
The 2017 Subaru Forester XT Premium and XT Touring models come with these wheels. They are 18″ black and silver 5 split-spoke alloy wheels.