Subaru has just released the official details on the new 2011 Forester. The Japanese automaker has placed a 2.5-liter boxer four-cylinder motor in the vehicle’s engine compartment. There will also be a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder in the performance oriented XT.

While we’re on the XT topic, Subaru has announced that the XT will be available in two trim levels, the Premium and the Touring. The Touring trim, which will replace the Limited at the top of the line, will offer buyers self-adjusting HID headlights, dual-zone climate controls, and a backup camera.

If you can’t afford the top of the line Touring model don’t fret, as Subaru has equipped the basic models with more goodies than every before. The Forester will come standard with Bluetooth and a one-touch up/down driver’s window. Bump it up to the 2.5X Premium and the 2.5XT Premium and you will get a new audio system with six speakers, a USB and AUX jacks, iPod integration, and Satellite radio capability.

Hit the jump for the full list of specifications.

Press Release

Subaru What’s New for 2011

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  • All-new engine for Forester 2.5X models (turbocharged 2.5XT retains current engine); new bore/stroke dimensions with slightly longer stroke; displacement slightly larger (2,498 cc vs. 2,457 cc); chain driven double overhead cam vs. belt driven single overhead cam before; 170 horsepower is same as before, at slightly lower rpm; torque is up to 174 lb.-ft. at 4,100 rpm (vs. 170 @ 4,400 rpm); fuel economy is improved: 2011 manual and automatic transmissions — 21 mpg city / 27 mpg highway vs. 2010 20/27 for manual and 20/26 for automatic.
  • New 2.5X Touring positioned above Limited: features HID headlights (low beam) with automatic height adjustment; display audio system with backup camera; dual zone automatic climate control; silver finish roof rails; electroluminescent gauges, and side mirrors with integrated turn signals.
  • 2.5XT models now include 2.5XT Premium and 2.5XT Touring, the latter replacing 2.5XT Limited as top Forester model.
  • 2.5XT Premium gets new 10-way power driver’s seat.
  • Bluetooth® standard on all but base model.
  • Backup camera standard on 2.5X Touring and 2.5XT Touring as part of new audio system.
  • New standard audio system for 2.5X Premium and 2.5XT Premium: AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD player and six speakers; 3.5mm auxiliary input jack; Bluetooth® hands free calling and audio streaming; iPod control capability; USB port and Sirius Satellite Radio capability.
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  • New optional TomTom Navigation System for 2.5X Premium includes removable 4.3-inch touch-screen portable navigation device; AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD/DVD player and six speakers; 3.5mm auxiliary input jack; Bluetooth hands free calling; iPod control capability and USB port. Also, a backup camera is available as an accessory with this system.
  • New audio system with rear camera for 2.5X Limited and Touring and 2.5XT Touring models: AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD/DVD player and six speakers; 4.3-inch display screen, Radio Broadcast Data System; 3.5mm auxiliary input jack; Bluetooth hands free calling and audio streaming; iPod control capability; USB port and Sirius Satellite Radio capability. (The backup camera is standard on 2.5X Touring and 2.5XT Touring and available as an accessory for 2.5X Limited.)
  • Driver’s auto up/down window with pinch protection (except base model).
  • New 17-inch alloy wheel design for 2.5X Premium.
  • New body-color roof spoiler on 2.5XT models
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  (714) posted on 01.27.2012

It looks simple but it is affordable with its reasonable price. I love the stylish and advanced interior design. But it is not that attractive when you drive this in the road.

  (382) posted on 12.13.2011

It looks better on a red body paint. smiley Anyway, I have to agree that it doesn’t really matter if it doesn’t have a stunning appearance. The important is its practicality and its efficient engine.

  (559) posted on 12.11.2011

It looks very attractive on its spacious and dressed-up interior! Well, it doesn’t really matter if its exterior appearance looks so simple and ordinary. Good thing as well that it has a nice speed performance.

  (714) posted on 11.18.2011

Even though it only looks so simple and ordinary on its platform and style, I must say that I would still prefer to have this one than to other overdressed vehicles. The practicality of this one is the most important. smiley

  (374) posted on 11.9.2011

The aesthetic design that this Forester had is so awesome on it, and I must say that it doesn’t need to be looks so elegant, because it is already very appealing on that simplicity that it has.

  (459) posted on 11.3.2011

The Subaru Forester is still very striking for me in spite of having only a simple design and detailing, and the specifications that it had been somewhat very impressive also. Anyway, the spacious interior is so awesome either.

  (530) posted on 10.28.2011

Forester is so simple and ordinary on its platform, but in spite of that I can say that I’m still impressed with this one, for having a spacious interior and it is so reliable on the road.

  (384) posted on 10.10.2011

Forester is so appealing in its simplicity and with its light body paint. The interior is so spacious which I found so impressive, but I’m curious if what is really the figure performance of this one.

  (580) posted on 09.28.2011

The Forester interior seems so spacious and relaxing, which is so impressive though it only had a simple platform and styling. Is it already in production? And I’m kind of curious on its technologies.

  (291) posted on 11.10.2010

Is the XT still saddled with the 4-Speed tranny? Because that’s a big deal-killer. Surely fuel economy could be further improved with a few more cogs, or at least with their CVT.

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