Why the Subaru Forester SUV is Perfect for Winters in Syracuse, NY

Are you trying to find the right vehicle in Syracuse to tackle the snowy roads this winter? There are a lot of different compact SUVs out there that can help make winter driving easier, but none come close to the Subaru Forester. This versatile compact SUV is reliable and stylish, but it’s also quite the performer.

To give you a little insight into the all-new Subaru Forester, we’ll give you important details as to why this reliable compact SUV is perfect for winters in Syracuse. You’ll learn a great deal about the vehicle, and you may even decide it has what it takes to go to battle with Jack Frost. 

2017 Subaru Forester: Performance & Power

 You can’t mention any Subaru vehicle without mentioning the uniquely designed Subaru BOXER® engine. This flat laying engine not only reduces fuel waste by eliminating drag with its low center of gravity, but it also pushes power through its horizontally opposed valves into the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system This system offers superior performance and handling on regular roads, snow, sleet, and ice.

As for power, the Subaru Forester features the 2.5-liter Subaru BOXER® engine. This engine is paired with a fully synchronized 6-speed manual transmission, but you can easily upgrade to the Lineartronic® CVT to boost your efficiency. At its peak, this engine can reach 250 horsepower with 258 lb-ft of torque. 

Interior Comfort

 When searching for an SUV that can handle the winter weather, you should consider your comfort. You want a vehicle that will show you a clear difference in temperature when you first enter it. If you select the Automatic Climate Control System, you won’t have to worry too much about the weather outside the vehicle. You don’t have to keep adjusting this system, because once you set your desired climate, it will stick with it unless you say otherwise.

The dual-zone automatic climate control system lets both you and your front passenger control the interior temperature. This is helpful if you disagree about how warm the vehicle should be. You can increase the coziness of your interior with the heated front seats. You’ll instantly warm up while you’re out navigating the wintery roads. 

Safety Features

The Vehicle Dynamics Control system will help keep you in control of your vehicle. If your wheel happens to cross a slick patch of ice, this system will apply brake pressure to that wheel while reducing the engine speed. This is in an effort to help bring your vehicle back to its path.

The Tire Pressure Monitoring System is also a helpful feature during the winter. Due to the frigid temperatures, your tire’s air pressure can be affected. This system will notify you when your tire is low and requires air, so you can fill it up and face the snow-covered roads.


Do you have more questions about the Subaru Forester? Contact us at Bill Rapp Subaru, your go-to dealership in Syracuse.


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