2023 Subaru Forester 2.5X AWD has top aftermarket unit
Australian Subaru added a special edition version of it forester SUV to the lineup, changing the base model’s infotainment unit to a third-party system.
Same price $37,890 plus on-road costs like the Forester 2.5i AWD on which it’s based, the 2.5X will arrive “before Christmas 2022” and swaps out the usual factory-installed 8.0-inch infotainment system for a 7.0-inch Alpine unit with electric mirroring. wireless smartphone.
The reason for the change is yet to be confirmed, but could be due to an ongoing component shortage.
It’s also unclear if 2.5i AWD isn’t currently available and if so, for how long – CarExpert awaiting further comment from the brand’s local branch.
While the third-party head unit brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wirelessly to the Forester lineup, it misses out on 1.0-inch screen real estate, CD player, over-the-air (OTA) update capability. and voice recognition commands of common systems. There’s also one less USB-A socket, bringing the total to one.
The 2.5X AWD retains the 2.5i AWD’s six-speaker audio, AUX jack, AM/FM/DAB+ tuner, as well as Bluetooth phone and audio streaming functions.
Six exterior colors for the special edition will be available; Crystal White, Ice Silver, Horizon Blue, Magnetite Grey, Crimson and Brilliant Bronze.
The Forester 2.5X AWD also retains the full suite of active and passive safety technologies of the regular car.
Price of Subaru Forester 2023
- 2023 Subaru Forester 2.5i: $37,890
- 2023 Subaru Forester 2.5X: $37,890 (NEW)
- 2023 Subaru Forester 2.5iL: $40,290
- 2023 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium: $43,090
- 2023 Subaru Forester Hybrid L: $43,290
- 2023 Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport: $44,840
- 2023 Subaru Forester 2.5iS: $46,340
- 2023 Subaru Forester Hybrid S: $49,340
Price does not include road costs