Review: 2019 Subaru Forester

The redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester arrives in Massillon, Ohio at Waikem Subaru as the roomiest, most capable Forester ever. 
This year’s model has standard Subaru EyeSight along with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This year’s model is also highlighted with brand new style, extra cargo space, more legroom, new Sport trim and new DriverFocus safety technology. 
The Forester remains the top pick for safe winter driving thanks to the standard Symmetrical All Wheel Drive and remains the top choice for safely driving with your kids or your pets. Waikem Subaru in Massillon, Ohio has a great selection of 2019 Subaru Foresters in stock today, and we’re excited to show you the latest model today. 
Safety is Standard
The Subaru Forester is safer than ever thanks to the standard Subaru EyeSight Technology. EyeSight is an advanced suite of safety options that help try to prevent accidents. Cameras mounted above the rear-view mirror scan the road for unanticipated dangers, and if danger is possible, the vehicle puts in extra work to keep you safe. 
EyeSight features include:
  • Adaptive Cruise Control –Set a safe distance and a safe speed, the Forester will do the rest. Your vehicle will automatically slow down and speed up based the traffic around you, and you will always maintain a safe distance around other vehicles. 
  • Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning – EyeSight monitors your position on the road and will alert you if you sway out of your lane. If you don’t act quickly enough, this system can even steer you back in to your lane. 
  • Pre-Collision Braking – This system will alert you of stopped traffic ahead and even apply the brakes if a collision seems imminent. A study by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety found that EyeSight cuts the rate of likely pedestrian-related insurance claims by 35 percent. 
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management – EyeSight detects objects in front of the vehicle that you are likely to hit. It will reduce power from the engine to help minimize the possible impact force and frontal impact damage. 
As we said above, every Forester also comes standard with Symmetrical All Wheel Drive. A backup camera is also standard on every 2019 Subaru Forester. 
Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Technology also keeps you entertained in your 2019 Subaru Forester. It now come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the safest way to use your smartphone’s capabilities while driving. 
With these systems, you can take and make phone calls with your voice, send a text message with your voice and even have a text message read over the speakers. 
You can easily play the songs, podcasts or audio books saved on your phone. You can also access your phone’s navigation and travel apps. 
Apps you can use in Apple CarPlay include Amazon Music, NPR One, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, MLB At Bat, NBA App, Pandora, Spotify, Stitcher, Vox, Waze, WhatsApp, and Audible. 
The 2019 Forester has been redesigned with new style, more safety, more trunk space and more legroom. 
The wheelbase increases to 1015.1 inches for a full inch and half more of legroom. A taller stance leads to better headroom, more hip and shoulder room and more spaciousness. Improvements to the C-pillar make it safer and easier to install a child seat. 
A wider rear gate leads to a 5.3-inch increase wide and more than an inch and a half longer cargo space. 
Improvements to the power train means quicker acceleration and 33 highway MPG. Standard towing capacity of the 2019 Subaru Forester is 1,500 pounds. 
New Trims
A new Sport trim joins the model lineup. If you want more style and better performance, the Sport trim is your choice. Gloss black exterior accents on the fog light trim, rear gate and front grille along with black-finish 18-inch wheels and a rear roof spoiler give Forester Sport a rugged look. 
The Forester Sport exclusively employs a version of SI-DRIVE with Intelligent and Sport Sharp modes and the Lineartronic CVT features a 7-speed manual mode with steering wheel paddle-shift control switches. The new trim also offers new Dual X-Mode for increased capability in a wider range of environmental conditions
The Sport trim offers optional equipment including Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a power rear gate with automatic close & height memory. Also available is the 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus system and Harman Kardon® premium sound system with nine speakers and amplifier.
New DriverFocus Safety Technology
Innovation continues with Subaru’s new DriverFocus technology. The 2019 Subaru Forester is the first vehicle to offer this forward-thinking safety technology. 
DriverFocus used facial recognition software to identify signs of driver fatigue or driver distraction and provides an audio and visual warning to alert the driver. This new option is available on 2019 Subaru Forester Touring models. 
The Waikem Way 
Waikem Subaru is the right place to purchase your 2019 Subaru Forester. We are locally owned, and family operated by the Waikem Family, just as we have since day one. There is a Waikem family member in the store, every day because that’s the Waikem Way!
If you like shopping at small, boutique shops, Waikem Subaru is the right place to purchase a new 2019 Subaru Forester. 
Waikem Subaru proudly partners with Perry Helping Perry, Aultman Cancer Center, Second Chance for Animals Pet Rescues, the Massillon Lions Club, Great Strides, Meals on Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties, Pathway Caring for Children, Rotary Club of Perry Township, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Perry, Central, Jackson, Massillon and Tuslaw High Schools among our many great charitable partners.
So, when you choose Subaru, you are also choosing to give back to the groups trying to make the world a better place.
View our Subaru Forester inventory now or contact us to see how the Forester is the right choice your driveway.

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