Subarus’ have earned a reputation as hardy vehicles that are ideal for mountain climbing and snowboarding. However, this does not mean that they must be Spartan.
Subaru Forester is a small SUV that still features its signature boxy design. It was designed for functionality and style. The roofline holds the height all the way to the back lift gate. This improves interior and cargo space. Subarus’ mainly focus on usability and engineering of its vehicles. Thus, the Forester lacks in visual appeal as compared to its close rivals such as Mazda and Ford Kuga.
On the other hand, the Forester is built for any terrain. It features a full time four wheel drive and powerful engines that are dependable. It was designed as a reliable workhorse.
The petrol engine forester powered by 2.0-litre engine comprises of XE and XE premium models and an XT range-topping. The range-topping features its powerful turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine.
The diesel range comprises of three trim premium levels; XC, X and XC that are powered by 2.0-litre diesel engine. However, it has an option of lineartronic automation and six-speed manual transmission on all its models except the XT. The XT only features the lineartronic auto option.
Safety and Reliability
Subaru Forester is reputable for being well built, engineered and reliable. Most of its technology is proven with its engines being adapted from other vehicle models that were already in the market before its invention. This gives it a higher score in terms of reliability, ease of driving and riding quality.
All Subaru Foresters earn a five-star Euro NCAP rating for safety. Moreover, it features a high driving position, superb grip and excellent visibility to ensure that the driver stays out of trouble. To ensure protection in case of an accident, it is fitted with electronic stability control and eight airbags that include knee bags for the driver and front passenger.