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Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester
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Subaru Forester Overview

With its 2014 back-to-basics redesign the Forester topped our Ratings. Its positives include large windows and big doors, an excellent driving position, and unusually spacious rear seating. In our tests the 2.5-liter four-cylinder and CVT averaged an impressive 26 mpg. Trade-offs included the ride, which isn't as composed as previously, and the handling, while not particularly agile, is very secure. Engine noise is pronounced at times, too. Controls are very simple but infotainment and connectivity offerings are a bit behind. Mid-trim Foresters do bring a lot of content for the money, however. The optional X-Mode gives it some off-road ability.

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