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Performance Review: Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium - [2017]

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Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium - [2017]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2017 | Type: SUV
  • Engine: 1998 cc (121.9 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: F4
  • Aspiration: Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 8 speed / Auto
  • Top Speed: 137 mph (220.4 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 7.50 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 7.7 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.00 secs
  • Power: 250 bhp (186 kW) @ 5600 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1657 kgs (3653 lbs)
  • Torque: 258 lb-ft (349.8 Nm) @ 2000 rpm
  • Drive: AWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 14.93 secs @ 91.6 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 150.8 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 155.7 lb-ft
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Introduction:

This edition of the Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium is the 8 speed / Auto version and was first brought out in 2017. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport 8.0L W16 Quad Turbo and the 2018 Bugatti Divo 8.0L W16 64 Valve Turbo.This particular Subaru Forester has a 1998cc Turbo Petrol powerplant with 4 cylinders in a F formation.

Subaru Impreza STI CS 400 - Cosworth - Hatch - [2010] image

Alternative Petrol F4's includes the 2010 Subaru Impreza STI CS 400 - Cosworth - Hatch

The Forester shares its Petrol F4 engine configuration with the likes of the 2010 Subaru Impreza STI CS 400 - Cosworth - Hatch and the 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI R205 Spec C - Hatch. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the Forester's All Wheel Drive, SUV combination then how about the or the .

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1657 kgs (3653 lbs) this makes the Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium in the same weight category as the 2022 BMW Z4 M40i 3.0 Turbo or the give or take 50kg.

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The Subaru Forester shares the same bhp with the 2022 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Cabrio 2.0 Turbo (228 bhp)

In terms of power the 1998cc 16V F4 engine produces 250 bhp (186 kW) @ 5600 rpm similar to the 2022 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Cabrio 2.0 Turbo (228 bhp) or the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD (266 bhp).

The Turbo F4 throws out 258 lb-ft (349.8 Nm) @ 2000 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2023 Toyota Corolla GR Circuit Edition 1.6 Turbo (273 lb-ft) or the 2022 Toyota Corolla GR 1.6 Turbo (273 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Subaru Forester you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Mitsubishi FTO 2.0 GPX - [2000] image

The 2000 Mitsubishi FTO 2.0 GPX (175.8 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Subaru Forester.

The Subaru Forester has a Power to weight ratio of 150.8 bhp per ton and 155.7 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2017 Forester competing with the 2000 Mitsubishi FTO 2.0 GPX (175.8 bhp per ton) or the 2010 Vauxhall-Opel Insignia VXR OPC 2.8 V6 BiTurbo (175.8 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Subaru Forester generating around 155.7 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 2006 Audi A8 4.2 Quattro (180.5 lb-ft per ton) or the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible 6.4L V8 3rd Gen (180.4 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 7.50 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 7.7 secs, this made the Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium as fast as the 2020 Audi A1 A1 Sportback 35 TFSI S tronic S line (7.50 secs) the 2019 Ford Focus ST 2.0 EcoBlue Wagon (7.50 secs) the 2017 Volkswagen-VW Golf GTD Variant 2.0 TDi DSG (7.50 secs) the or the 2015 KIA Ceed GT 1.6 Turbo (7.50 secs). This Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium is also faster than the 2013 BMW i3 0.6l Hybrid (7.60 secs) the 2011 Fiat Punto Evo Abarth 1.4 Turbo (7.60 secs) the 2011 Abarth 500C 1.4 Turbo (7.60 secs) the and the 2010 Peugeot 308 1.6 GTi (7.60 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the Forester and the 1992 Mitsubishi 3000 GT

When talking about the performance of the Subaru Forester on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 14.93 secs @ 91.6 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 1992 Mitsubishi 3000 GT (14.86 secs), the 1971 Dodge Dart Demon Sport Coupe 5.5 V8 340 (14.86 secs), and the 2014 Seat Leon Cupra 265 DSG (14.87 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2017 version of the Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium has a maximum speed of 137mph.

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Top Speed of the 2017 Forester equals the 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman John Cooper Woks 2.0 Turbo (148 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium then how about the 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman John Cooper Woks 2.0 Turbo (148 mph), the 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman John Cooper Works 2.0 Turbo Auto (148 mph), or the 2012 Jaguar XJ V6 (148 mph).

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