The 2015 Subaru Forester XT is a compact crossover in six trim levels: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, and 2.5i Limited Touring all come with a four-cylinder engine of 2.5 liters, while the premium 2.0XT and 2.0XT Touring come with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Turbo.
2015 Subaru Forester XT Features
Standard equipment on the 2015 Subaru Forester XT 2.5i includes 17-inches steel wheels, full power accessories, power driver’s seat, cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a tilt and the telescopic steering wheel, a color multifunction display, a reversing camera and the sound system with four speakers CD player, an audio auxiliary jack and iPod / USB connectivity.
The 2015 Subaru Forester XT 2.5i Premium adds 17-inches alloy wheels and roof rails, tinted windows rear, a panoramic sunroof, driver seat electrically adjustable, 10-way, rear center armrest with cup holder, adjustable rear seats and a stereo system with six speakers with HD Radio. An All-Weather Package is standard if the manual transmission is specified, but it is an extra option with the CVT is.
The 2015 Subaru Forester XT 2.5i Limited makes the All-Weather Package adds standard and automatic headlamps, fog lamps, an adjustable power liftgate tail height, a rear roof spoiler, automatic climate control, a Dashboard update, leather seats, a leather steering wheel and bedliner. The 2015 Subaru Forester XT 2.5i Touring flows into a Harman Kardon audio system eight premium speakers, 18-inch alloy wheels, Xenon Headlights, Keyless Entry and Ignition, automatic dual-zone temperature control and a rear retracting folder a key.
Overlooking the premium 2.0XT provides all the equipment of the 2.5i Premium, plus the 2.0-liter turbo and CVT, alloy 18-inches wheels, two exhaust pipes, all-weather package, alloy pedals, roof spoiler, group of instruments updated and a leather steering wheel. The 2015 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring offers the same updates as the 2.5i Touring.
Optional on the premium, is limited and Touring trims a 6.1 inches touch-screen navigation system with voice control, satellite radio and the smartphone app integration. The navigation system of the Limited version includes the Harman Kardon audio system. All these versions are also eligible in the behavior of packaging technology, the Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Pre-collision integrated braking functions.
2015 Subaru Forester XT Interior
The different textures and accents scattered throughout the 2015 Subaru Forester XT offer enough visual appeal to keep pace with other affordable crossovers step. The Forester Subaru retains the simplicity of the design philosophy. In addition to three large dials for climate control and steering wheel mounted controls media, there is not much here, if buyer add the optional navigation system. Unfortunately, the interface of the touch screen system briefly in terms of graphics and better performance compared to today.
2015 Subaru Forester XT Engine
Every 2015 Subaru Forester comes standard with all-wheel drive. Touring 2.5i, 2.5i Limited and all 2.0XT models feature a selectable mode through the additional drivers, the various functions optimizes traction on slippery surfaces improve. These models are also Hill Descent Control. The 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i has a four-cylinder 2.5-liter that generate 170 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is the standard on 2.5i and 2.5i Premium models, optional with CVT. The tips are only higher CVT.
The EPA rates 2.5i models equipped CVT 27 mpg combined (24 city / highway 32), a commendable achievement for an all-wheel drive crossover. If buyer get manual transmission, the figures fall to 25 combined (22 city / 29 highway). In testing, a limited accelerated CVT equipped Forester 2.5i from zero to 60 mph in 9.0 seconds which is about average for a simple passage AWD engine in this segment.
More power is available, if you choose the 2.0XT. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged 250 hp and 258 standard spits lb-ft of torque, and it just comes with the CVT. In testing, accelerates Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring from 0 to 60 mph just in 6.3 seconds, fast time for the crossover in this class with an improved engine. The 2.0XT could to impress on the fuel front; EPA estimated 25 mpg combined (23 city / highway 28), although our test car to fight, these numbers match the actual behavior. The other downside is that the only 2.0XT haul 1500 pounds – as base Forester.
2015 Subaru Forester XT Safety
The 2015 Subaru Forester includes antilock disc brakes, the traction and stability control, side air-bags, the side curtain air-bags, a knee air-bag for the driver and a reversing camera. Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning and supporting a frontal collision mitigation system with automatic braking by the driver technology package.
In brake testing, a Forester held 2.0XT 60 mph in 119 feet, a good number for this class. A 2015 Subaru Forester XT 2.5i made the same judgment on 126 meters, which is slightly less than the average. In government tests, the Subaru Forester earned a top five stars for overall protection in crash tests, with four stars for overall crash safety five stars for front and absolute security against side impact.