The 2017 Subaru Forester in Irvine, Orange County Undergoes a Mid-Cycle Update, Rendering it an Even More Appealing Compact SUV than Ever Before

Compact SUVs are known for their versatility, and the Subaru Forester is certainly no exception to the rule. Long considered one of the most all-around appealing crossovers on the market, with its rugged capability, ultra-reliable reputation, and confidence-inspiring automotive safety, the 2017 Subaru Forester undergoes a series of changes the new model year, that render it all the more enticing for Lake Forest, CA drivers.

Come check out the newly updated model for yourself here at Irvine Subaru, serving drivers from Anaheim, Tustin, Irvine and beyond. Or, continue reading to learn more about what's changed, what's stayed the same, and why we're heels over head for this new chapter for the Forester lineup.

What's changed from the outgoing Subaru Forester models for Lake Forest Drivers?

Visually, the modifications made to the 2017 Subaru Forester are subtle, as is the norm when discussing a model that has undergone a mid-cycle refresh. You'll find a new hexagonal grille, redesigned headlights, and an update front bumper cover for all naturally aspirated models.

More importantly, however, it's the changes that have been made beneath that surface that truly elevate the appeal of the new Forester lineup. One particular standout upgrade that you won't find on most of the Subaru Forester's crossover competition is the addition of brake-based torque vectoring. This Active Torque Vectoring system, first seen of the brand's WRX and WRX STI models, can now be enjoyed on the top-trim version of the turbocharged Forester XT. Put simply, this brake-based technology allows for improved vehicle handling by reducing understeer during cornering.

Another change that has been made for the 2017 Forester is the inclusion of an updated version of the brand's infamous EyeSight® Drive Assist suite of safety technologies. With this up-to-date package, Orange County area drivers will enjoy the brand's lane-keeping assist feature, blind-spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert; the EyeSight® suite if available on all Subaru Forester models 2.5i Premium trim and up.

Come into our showroom for a test drive and you'll find that thanks to thicker door glass and restructured seals drastically dampen road noise, while additional insulation and an updated windshield also yield a more whisper-quiet ride. Stop by our store the next time you're passing through the area and see for yourself why the 2017 Forester is poised for serious automotive success.

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