Subaru Canada recently announced pricing for the 2010 Forester, including the new PZEV (Partial Zero Emission Vehicle) that joins the Forester lineup for the new model year.

The 170-horsepower Forester 2.5X, with a host of exceptional features including heated seats and Subaru's advanced vehicle dynamics control electronic stability system, is available with either a five-speed manual transmission ($25,995) or a 4EAT electronically controlled automatic transmission with SPORTSHIFT ($27,095).

The new Forester PZEV meets the Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle tailpipe emission standard (SULEV) and eliminates fuel-system evaporative emissions. Compared to an average new vehicle, Subaru PZEV vehicles have 90 per cent cleaner emissions. The Forester PZEV, with 4EAT SPORTSHIFT transmission, will retail for $28,095.

There’s also a 2.5X model equipped with a Touring package. Pricing for this model is $28,695 with the 5MT transmission.

“Forester is the ideal vehicle for people with an active lifestyle, thanks to a comfortable, intelligently designed interior, fun-to-drive performance, and exceptional active and passive safety,” said Katsuhiro Yokoyama, president and CEO of Subaru Canada.

“That’s why the third generation Forester was named the Best New SUV/CUV under $35,000, by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. It was also named a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety after the introduction of their new rollover tests. In other words, Forester is as safe as it is comfortable and fun to drive.”