Late last year, Subaru presented the facelift for the 2022 Subaru Forester. It is constructed on the foundations laid by its predecessor. They attempt to make it a somewhat better looking and safer car to transport your family by implementing a range of tiny improvements. The vision driver assistance package has been enhanced to include lane centring, lane departure prevention, and autonomous emergency steering, as well as new headlights, bumpers, and wheel designs.

As with most mid-cycle refreshes, the changes are mostly concentrated at the front. The back has remained unchanged, with a face that wouldn’t seem out of place on a concept car replacing the neat but conservative one. Subaru calls it bolder, and it’s polarizing once more. However, it succeeds in giving the Forester a large feel while also establishing its standing as a capable little SUV for off-roading. The dramatic-shaped headlights split by the bumper are visually interesting, to say the least. Other alterations include a new design for the 18-inch wheels and silver-painted roof rails instead of black.

Instead of going for open pour wood or elaborate fabric weaves, Subaru has embraced the same rugged and sturdy character with a cabin that feels just as tough. Soft-touch rubberized plastics are preferred by the forester. These, in turn, compliment more traditional materials like high-gloss black accents and sturdy leather, which isn’t to say the cabin wasn’t raised.

A 2.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol four-cylinder boxer engine powers the Subaru Forester in 2022. This engine has a power output of 136 kilowatts and a torque output of 239-newton meters. All-wheel drive is standard, and it’s coupled entirely to a continuously variable transmission.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2022 Subaru Forester is $25,000 plus a destination charge.

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