2011 Subaru ForesterR Mccown - salt lake city, UT10/23/2015
Before this forester i owned an 02 forester for 13 years. A forester is the only option this time also. Subaru Forester was the first to voluntarily install side air bags. To me that is a company committed to safety. Subaru's get the highest 5 star crash rating in govt testing, reliability is high, goes in the snow and any conditions safest care to own and drive. I'm an ex defensive driving instructor and safety and reliability is important to me. I dont like the 13's and newer models as they raised the height and hence center of gravity and dont hold the road as well and why i got an 11.
big car, nice but terrible city gas mileage
2012 Subaru Foresterdawn benedetto - mount rainier, MD10/03/2015
terrible gas mileage. I upgraded from a honda fit because I needed more space to haul around my booth (I am an artists who does a lot of craft shows and needed a vehicle that could handle the weight) I expected the mileage to be close to the sticker (22city/27hwy) and seriously, total lies. I drive "highway" often, but the only time I saw 27 mpg was on a road trip (1400+ miles). I was regretting not getting the VW tdi diesel wagon, but now that VW was exposed for fraud regarding emissions, I am only moderately ok with choosing the subaru.
My car has a smooth travel and quick braking. It is reliable and fits my family of 5 perfectly warm and comfortable. The moonroof and heated seats make for that added comfort and enjoyment of both hot and cold seasons. I feel this vehicle is safe and sturdy and would get another one in the future.
Subaru Forester Overview
The Subaru Forester crossover SUV offers used car buyers strengths such as maneuverability and solid handling. The Forester is a practical vehicle that prioritizes day-to-day usefulness over all else. An attractive option with many feature packages, the Subaru Forester is engaging to drive.
Subaru Forester History
The Subaru Forester debuted in 1998 as Subaru's best option for consumers interested in the emerging class of compact crossover SUVs. In 2003, Subaru released a new version of the Forester with a more streamlined model. More recent Foresters are larger, roomier, and more car-like. The third-generation crossover SUV has a larger frame and includes better materials. In the fourth generation of the Forester, Subaru tweaked the vehicle to improve the feature capabilities and increase fuel economy slightly.
How It Drives
The Subaru Forester blends the versatility of an SUV with the handling and performance of a sedan. This means that the Forester is roomy for passengers while still being fun to drive. By taking the best of both sedans and larger SUVs, the Forester is well-suited for family drives.
Used Subaru Forester Value
As a comfortable, efficient, and spacious vehicle, the Subaru Forester excels at satisfying the needs for a larger vehicle with improved handling for day-to-day use. The Forester sits in the compact crossover SUV class alongside the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape, and Toyota RAV4.
Subaru Forester Standard Features
The Subaru Forester seats five passengers and comes in six trims: 2.5 X base model, 2.5 X Premium, 2.5 X Limited, 2.5 X Touring, 2.5 XT Premium, and 2.5 XT Touring. A 2.5L four-cylinder engine powers all 2.5 X trim levels, while the 2.5 XT trim levels feature a turbocharged version of the same engine with more horsepower. The Subaru Forester is built with all-wheel drive standard on base models. In the latest model, Bluetooth connectivity is standard.
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