Subaru Forester Ratings
Engine - 7.5
Exterior - 6
Interior - 7
Safety - 9
Perfromance - 6
After being revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show in November of ‘95, the Subaru Forester made its way to the States in 1997 for the model year 1998, and the world of SUVs as we knew it transformed. The Forester was styled as a smaller car but had a taller stance and higher seats. It also featured an all-wheel drivetrain. Clearly the Subaru Forester was the up and coming crossover of its time.
It was awarded Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year much later though in 2009 and then again in 2014. It received The Car Connection’s Best Car To Buy also in the year 2014. This Subaru paired the Impreza’s platform with a bigger 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine from the Outback. At the same time, its lower stance did not require it to have a “risk of rollover” warning. In fact, its size, and also price, placed it comfortably between the Impreza and Legacy.
Now in its fifth generation, there’s even more to love about Subaru Forester. All Forester models feature at least one of three variations of Subaru’s Symmetrical All-wheel drive unit, all of which are biased towards the front wheels. This AWD unit uses computerized, continuously variable, multi-plate clutch to alter torque sent from the engine to the wheels to compensate during braking, accelerating and cornering. So for a price starting at under $25,000 for the year 2020, the Subaru Forester offers standard Symmetrical all-wheel drive unit, a 182 hp 2.5-liter Subaru Boxer 4-cylinder engine, advanced safety features like EyeSight Driver Assist, and well over 8-inches of ground clearance. The Forester undoubtedly carries forward Subaru’s image of manufacturing practical yet adventurous machines.
Subaru Forester Brochures By Year
|2020 Subaru Forester Brochure|
|2019 Subaru Forester Brochure|
Subaru Forester Exterior Pictures
Subaru Forester Interior Pictures
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