Detroit Auto Show: 2009 Subaru Forester

The 2009 Subaru Forester is just hanging out for all to see, so we took advantage and grabbed some shots. Not surprisingly it still looks like the Subaru Forester we showed you in December. Since we've seen it before, we took a closer look at the most interesting part of the car, what's underneath plain teal wrapper. That boxer mated to all wheel drive never fails to delight. Check the gallery for pics of the slightly bigger, slightly longer, definitely smoother Subie crossover. We've got details after the jumps





You get two engines to choose from, the base model utilizes it's 2,457 cc of displacement to squirt out 170 hp @ 6000 rom and 170 lb.ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm. The base engine also meets the strict PZEV emissions requirement. The turbo model makes 224 hp at 5,200 rpm while pounding down 226 lb.ft. of torque at a spectacular 2,800 rpm.

Other details:
-The engine has been lowered in the chassis to improve the center of gravity.
-While car has grown, the turning radius has actually shrunk by 4 inches.
-The moonroof is substantially bigger
-Cargo bay area is now big enough to accommodate
-Standard tire size is 225/55 R17
-New Double wishbone suspension