The Subaru Forester offers roomy and comfortable interiors, and it’s loaded with the latest safety features that make it one of the best compact SUVs available in the market today. It has been redesigned over the years with the latest model featuring noise insulation for a quiet drive. Other notable changes include an upgrade of the Eyesight safety system which now features a blind spot monitor and a lane departure intervention.
Buyers now have the option to choose between the three engine option available and this can either be the 2.0 turbocharged petrol, 2.0-liter petrol, and 2.0 naturally aspiring petrol. Despite the forester’s weight, it can hit up to 60mph in 10 sec, and this makes it as good as the class leaders. Also, the gearbox options include well weighted, slick and manual transmission that is both suitable for diesel and petrol units.
Ride and handling
Subaru Forester isn’t poised or grippy in any way, but it has gone an extra mile to redefine its handling capabilities. In fact, the newer models are taller and larger than before and run on tyres that have low resistance. Additionally, the suspensions are designed to withstand the rough terrains off the road. With the Subaru’s proper handling of the 4*4, it’s easy to manage the car on the road.
The New Jersey Subaru Forester has excellent interiors that provide more room for your feet. They have over time remodeled the floor structures, and it’s now easier for large boots to rest flush with plastic mats. Also, the broader boot lid and a more uniform deck translate to ease of use. The rear seat can also collapse at the two boot levers, and this provides for 1592 liters of long load space.
The base model of the latest Subaru Forester is quite sparse in terms of features, and this includes a 6.5-inch touch screen with StarLink technology, rearview camera, and Bluetooth. Other notable features include a USB port, auxiliary audio jack, CD player, adjustable driver seat with sound system, Smartphone app integration, and a 60/40 split-folding backseat.
The Subaru Forester is fitted with variable transmission, and the 2.5i models should provide you with a superb fuel economy of 32mpg on the highway, 26mpg in the city, and 28mpg combined, which is perfect for a crossover SUV.
The latest Subaru Forester model comes in six trim models, which are the 2.5i Touring, 2.5i Limited, and base/2.5i that features a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine. The Forester model delivers a 250 horsepower and 258 pounds of torque, and it’s still fuel efficient.
If you are looking for an SUV with a large cargo space, then the Subaru Forester should be your preferred option. The base behind the seats features a 2.5i trim that comes with 34.4 cubic feet of cargo space when you fold down the 60/40 split folding rear seat.
Disappointing base model – The base model might come with a few standard features, but it lacks important features that are inclusive on all other trims. It’s important for the forester to have an upgrade on some of those trims, notably the ones included in a turbocharged engine.
Inefficient cornering – Given the nature of the suspension and the Subaru Foresters height, it leaves something undesirable, especially on curvy roads. Negotiating corners isn’t Subaru Forester strongest suit, but most drivers aren’t bothered by this.
Less refined CVT – Although the latest Subaru Foresters CVT enhances fuel economy, it still has issues of high-RPM noise during hard acceleration. Additionally, it doesn’t seem to be responsive compared to the standard automatic transmission.