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Subaru Forester Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Subaru Forester Reviews

The Subaru Forester is a 4-door SUV offered in a 4dr Auto 2.5i Touring PZEV, 4dr Auto 2.5i Premium PZEV, 4dr Auto 2.0XT Premium, 4dr Auto 2.5i Limited PZEV, 4dr Auto 2.0XT Touring, 4dr Man 2.5i PZEV, 4dr Auto 2.5i PZEV and 4dr Man 2.5i Premium PZEV. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 turbo (250 hp) and 2.5-liter 4 (170 hp) engines, and 6-speed manual and CVT transmissions. It is AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 24 mpg city to 32 mpg highway. The Forester uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014

Reviewed Subaru Foresters from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium 4-cyl CVT
  • 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium 4-cyl
  • 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4-cyl
  • 2007 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT 4-cyl
  • 2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X 4-cyl

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