Pricing Announced for 2018 Subaru Forester

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Pricing has been announced for the 2018 Subaru Forester, and the crossover will start at $23,710 including destination.

The 2018 Subaru Forester will arrive at dealerships this summer and is available in standard, Premium, Limited and Touring trims while equipped with a 2.5-liter Boxer four-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower. There is also the 2.0XT model available in Premium and Touring trims with a 2.0-liter turbocharged Boxer four-cylinder engine providing 250 hp. All 2018 Subaru Forester models come standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

Opting for a CVT on the standard 2.5i model will cost $1,000 additional, while the 2.5i Premium with a six-speed manual transmission starts from $26,610. The CVT for the Premium trim costs $500 extra.

Pricing for the 2.5i Limited model starts from $30,310, while the Touring is priced at $34,005. Both the Limited and Touring trims come exclusively with a CVT.

SEE ALSO: 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Review

The 2018 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium has a starting price of $30,410 and at the top of the range is the 2.0XT Touring with a price tag of $37,005. All 2.0XT models feature a CVT.

The Japanese automaker also announced the new Black Edition package, an upgrade from the 2.5i Premium. The package comes standard with X-Mode and Hill Descent Control and LED Steering Responsive Headlights. It rides on 18-inch black alloy wheels and features fog lights with black accent trim, black finish exterior badges and mirrors as well as a front grille with blacked-out wing motif and chrome frame. The package is offered on four exterior colors: Crystal Black Silica, Dark Gray Metallic, Crystal White Pearl and Ice Silver Metallic and costs $1,150.

The Black Edition package also outfits the interior with exclusive black cloth upholstery with simulated leather bolsters complimented by a silver metallic and black gloss finish center dash panel. The leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift handle are highlighted with silver stitching, while the interior door handles have a chrome finish. Standard as part of the package are the All-Weather package, rear cargo tray and welcome lighting.

Discuss this story on our Subaru Forester Forum

  • Ken

    $37k for a Forester XT?! I really hope nobody spends that kind of money on a Forester.

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  • Frank Castle

    If you want an XT,The XT Premium is the way to go.

  • Ken

    If I had a money tree out back, sure, but I’m not spending $40k out the door for a Forester. New car prices have been in the range of absurdity for a while now.

  • Frank Castle

    Some new cars have increased in price to absurd levels sure but not all. My 2014 Subaru Forester brand new was $26,000 which was a great price. A brand new 2018 Premium black edition is like $28,000! a full $2,000 increase and for almost 30k you’re better off with an XT Premium anyway. Wtf costs $1,150 anyways on the black edition? Wheels are like $500,$150 for leather wrapped steering wheel and $500+ for projector steering responsive headlights. I guess I just answered my own question.

  • Ken

    We have an 05 Forester with 265k miles on it that’s basically an appliance. It gets us from point A to point B well but doesn’t do anything else. And that’s all we need or want. We’d rather retire early than have a bunch of bells and whistles along with 6 years of $600/month payments. To us a new car is such a waste of money.

  • Frank Castle

    Well I’m planning on keeping my Forester in the long term and paying it off. Definitely keep yours and fix it if shit goes wrong if your engine ever goes out just either get it rebuilt or replaced and keep it running.

  • Ken

    You don’t need to buy a car new to keep it for a long time. We bought the 05 in 2013 or so at ~190k miles. We’ve had many problems with the car, it has been a terrible purchase. I told my wife not to buy it but she did anyways so I’ve spent many weekends fixing stuff. Timing belt pulley blew up a few months ago and the car was down for almost a month while I was waiting for parts, and luckily no valves were bent so we were very lucky. Then 2 weeks later the radiator cracked. The car is old and tired and not maintained by the previous owner. We’re selling it in a month before moving to a much lower cost state. Probably going to sell my old 02 WRX with super low miles since Subarus are like gold here in CO.

  • Frank Castle

    Ah you’re in Colorado too? So am I What are you planning on replacing both of your Subarus with?

  • Ken

    Something cheap since we’re leaving the country after about a year.

  • Frank Castle

    It sounds like a lot of people are leaving the country not sure where they’re going. Colorado is expensive as hell to live in and since we are getting a bunch of transplants from California and Texas driving up real estate prices it’s forcing a lot of people to move.

  • Ken

    It’s stupid to leave the country for political reasons, and that’s not why we’re doing so. Luckily there are great tax breaks for people living overseas and we won’t have to flush money down the drain paying ridiculous health insurance premiums with high deductibles. Thankfully health care is so much cheaper overseas too.

    Yes, CO is incredibly expensive. We’ve also lived in FL and NC and both were so much cheaper. Not only does CO have a state income tax, but they tax vehicle value every year, have incredibly high sales tax (it’s 9.25% where we’re at), property tax is going up in addition to incredibly high RE appreciation which raises taxes even more, tolls are stupidly expensive ($3.90 to go TWO MILES on 470 for us). And all that expense doesn’t go toward fixing the crap roads here, actually having a police presence, or enforcing pretty much any laws here. We’ve been miserable since we moved here almost 7 years ago thanks to all of our terrible neighbors, and we have had many of them over the years. Yes, all the transplants from CA have destroyed the housing market here. The cheaply build matchbox houses are selling for way more than they’re worth, and after 6 years of house hunting we’ve given up. The only thing CO has going for it is its natural beauty. That’s it. We cannot wait to escape CO.

    Sorry for the rant.

  • Frank Castle

    Man both my neighbors well one is nosey and terrible. I know what you mean. What country are you talking about going to?

  • Ken

    The problem is that we’re in a townhouse and share walls. But they think it’s Ok to let their kid jump off of furniture, run on the stairs and throw stuff at the walls. I don’t think they have ever not slammed a door every time they go in or out too. The other side is better, but they bang around late at night so we can’t sleep. We’ve had 7 or 8 neighbors and all but 1 of them have been just as awful. Where I’m from people are taught manners and how to behave, but here it’s like everyone was raised by wolves. I just don’t get it.

    Not any one country, as we’re going to move around like digital nomads. But if I had to settle somewhere for any extended period of time it would probably be somewhere around Hungary or there’s a few places in Thailand and that area of the world that is super cheap, the people are friendly, and they’re just great areas.

  • Frank Castle

    Hungary i’ve heard is good.

  • Anon

    I guess you can find good deals. I just bought a 2017 XT fully loaded for 33500 with an on-road price of 35500. Love the car. It has power, fuel efficient and spacious. Not a big fan of the design but thats a compromise I did been a subaru fan.You just need to find a good deal. The MSRP on my XT was 37700

  • Ken

    Different strokes for different folks, but I’d rather put that $500+/month toward retiring early or something else that isn’t such a depreciating asset.