Subaru's popular Forester continues to put function in front of form. It stands out from the crowd, resisting the contemporary trend toward making SUVs look like sports coupes with descending rooflines and curvaceous bodies. Instead, the Forester aces the fundamentals with a space-efficient design, large windows, and big square doors.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Acceleration is good for suburban traffic. Handles nimbly in town and highway traffic."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It has excellent acceleration and the handling is crisp."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"good"

Anonymous, BC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The CVT transmission is slow to go into gear. This is unerving when you are trying to back up and move forward in a situation that is time sensitive."

Tim L., IN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good, but not outstanding, handling; Good acceleration, but too sensitive."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"smooth acceleration; well-planted handling"

Daniel M., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"terrible lurching when accelerating from a stop. results in very uncomfortable ride and very poor gas mileage. also, it handles like a van-- very heavy and bulky."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handling his quick responsive and agile"

Charles N., CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Not the fastest in it's class, but adequate. I wish Subaru would up the horsepower a bit."

Anonymous, UT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is more than adequate in aggressive highway driving. Highway handling is only adequate at highway speeds."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Drives wonderfully"

Noelani S., HI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent"

Kenneth L., ME (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very good. 4 cyl engine gives great exceleration. Great mpg."

Henry H., GA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The 4 cyl. 2.5L has surprisingly good acceleration at lower speeds (adequate when merging into traffic)."

Brian H., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Love the turbo. Excellent acceleration on steep grade on the highway."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The turbo-charged engine provides outstanding acceleration. Steering,, cornering and responsiveness are exceptional for an SUV."

Rowland W., NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Amazing Acceleration and Smoothness of the CVT. Far surpasses our expectations."

Matt A., PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Decent but not sporty acceleration. Handling is a little sluggish but controlled."

Doug R., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"quick acceleration; nimble handing; short turning radius"

Anonymous, TN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration and handing though some noticeable rear slipping in wet and snow covered driving"

J K., NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration and handling on pavement are fine. This vehicle is very secure in snow and on gravel roads, which is very important here in Colorado."

David K., WI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The continuous gear transmission is much better than I expected (smooth and efficient and peppy), but the transition from reverse to forward gears is slow and clunky (that was/is my hardest transition from life with a standard transmission)."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Smooth 8 speed automatic transmission. You never feel it shifting."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration, a bit better that the Forester 18. No perceived lag in the CVT ."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent drivability brakes well handles super well resonable exceleration"

Brian L., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Not very powerful going up mountain passes. It doesn't start sometimes. It handles curves pretty good. It did pretty well on remote gravel and dirt roads. I wish I could tow something with it. 1500 lb towing means it has no towing, basically"

Tricia K., UT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"This is my first automatic xxxxxx after decades of manual. LOVE the CVT. This Forester is so much zippier than the 2011 manual Forester I previously owned. Handling is great for an SUV. Nice turning circle."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration a little slow. (To be expected from 4 cylinder engine). Good handling in all weather conditions."

Deborah T., TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration and handling are excellent. I love the eyesight system for its control during driving . Especially in heavy traffic. you can turn it on and it will stop and start the car with no jerking at all, it is great in rush hour traffic. the ride is so smooth that I often find I am over the speed limit and have learned I really need to use cruise control to control my speed. Handling in all weather has been great too."

Lance H., MO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"All in all it drives nice but when hit the gas peddle hard there is a lot of engine noise. I know it is because it is a CVT transmission but it takes away from the driving experience."

Jeffrey Q., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration and handling for a small, low end SUV"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"very reliable, fuel efficient and feel safe on the road in all conditions and especially in winter."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Starting up there's a slight delay which takes getting used to, especially when switching between cars. But overall, has great power for hills and good response other than initial start from a stopped position."

Anonymous, VT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The turbo engine is more powerful than other small SUVs I've driven"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Vehicle is solid."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Fast acceleration, very nimble steering. A pleasure to drive."

Linda B., IN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good vision out rear window. Gets good gas mileage. Car handles well in snow."

Anonymous, NH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It is a 4 cylinder and it has very good acceleration and handling. I like the speed control that keeps a safe distance from the vehicle in front ands speeds up when lane is clear"

Vince C., VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handling is less secure than the 2006 Subaru I have. Cornering at highway speeds feels like I am drifting. The car has continuously variable transmission. Accelerating causes the RPM's to go up very quickly, without the speed I would expect at those RPM's. I have to take my foot off the accelerator to allow the transmission to reduce to allow my speed to increase. Too much attention diverted when I have to watch for traffic and animals."

Anonymous, AK (2016 Subaru Forester)

"zippy and turns on a dime"

Daniel M., WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration from standing start. Good handling isnow or sand. 34 to 35 mpg highway. Easy in traffic. All seats comfortable. Easy to load and unload. Warms up or cools down fast. Great car."

Anonymous, WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good pickup, good handling"

Anonymous, AL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"TURNS ON A DIME!"

Michelle M., MI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester handles well in rain or snow. Having a manual transmission with AWD is great for the winter."

Brad B., WI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester is easy to handle in all types of weather."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Works fine as expected."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"the cvt has alot of lag when going from reverse to drive"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester XT accelerates like a WRX but when it comes to handling it is not a WRX. Subaru's all wheel drive is the best for driving in snowy NH. We have owed lots of all wheel / 4 wheel drive vehicles and Subaru is the best when it comes to bad weather (rain, snow, ice) driving."

Linda P., NH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is okay, not great, in the Colorado mountains, and I'm not an aggressive driver."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration kind of slow. Great traction in snow"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"good acceleration"

Anonymous, BC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"jumpy drive, not smooth"

Anonymous, MD (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Could use a little more horsepower when merging with traffic on expressway."

Mary K., PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Touchy, inconsistent throttle. I like the great pickup this car provides (especially for a 4-cylinder engine), but sometimes when starting from stop it lurches forward a bit too much, and is somewhat inconsistent in doing so."

Frederick S., NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration and turning and handling"

Anonymous, HI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"This smaller car drives beautifully both for in town and on the interstates. It accelerates, handles curves, and doesn't even mind passing slower vehicles ie 18 wheelers without faltering. It has all the safety features and that is a TRUE blessing for a lady who drives alone. It even gets approx. 35 mpg when traveling a distance at the speed limit (65 mph) The only problem I have is that the driver's seat is not as comfortable as I'd like...but that factor can be forgiven."

Gloria P., TN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The turbo engine works effortlessly and makes the car a joy to drive."

Len L., CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"EXTREMELY stable in sharp turning, snow, mud, ice, acceleration is nothing short of outstanding and I love the safety features with the cruise control--all of the eyesight features."

Reed D., NH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"For a 4-cyclinder SUV, there’s a surprising amount of pep (low-end torque) that’s very satisfying."

Yao J., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester handles AMAZING! It is tight, yet rides well. Very controlled with very little lean in the corners. Accelerates excellently for a 4-cylnder engine and gets great mileage. It feels "light on its feet.""

Patrick W., NC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"This car handles with ease and comfort. At 125000 miles no problems."

Frances K., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Does fine. Have enough power to stay with the flow of the traffic."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Rapid acceleration, and wonderful handling; feel exceptionally safe while driving"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handles better than any car we have ever owned. Tight turns are easy. Takes curves easily."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"An excellent car, I have no complaints."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The acceleration is EXCELLENT. I also like the tight turning radius."

Anonymous, WI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very slow to go into gear. Very poor acceleration."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Here's what give it great handling: low center of gravity, great visibility from the cockpit, even weight distribution, and all-wheel drive. If you drive on wintry roads, you need a Forester. It's as simple as that."

Anonymous, MT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handling"

M P., QC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"You have to rev high generally over 3k to have smooth shifts apart from that car drives and handles well"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"See other response"

J K., NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Quick acceleration: great for pulling out into heavy traffic. Great turning radius. Steady: doesn't feel like a small car, just drives like one. FUN to drive."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"sluggish shifting into drive or reverse and then moving, not very sensitive"

Anonymous, ME (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Winter driving it handles snow and ice. I felt comfortable and safe in it"

Anonymous, OR (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is good, especially getting onto urban highways, where quick decisions and quick lane entry and exit are essential."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The turbocharger engine is excellent but requires premium fuel. The acceleration of the engine is tremendous."

William H., WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"My '16 Forester is the XT edition, which sports a fuel-injected turbo-charged engine and needed/related outfitting with 18" wheels, dual front air takes and rear exhausts etc. Just about as comfortable and easy to operate as a vehicle can be, with excellent audio system, great safety features and such."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Simply the best vehicle I have ever owned for acceleration handling and also ability to see around the vehicle, which you don't ask about!"

S B., ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Responds immediately to all commands."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The standard 6 cyl engine has plenty of acceleration, even with two kayaks on the roof. Handling is brisk with great turning radius."

Robert S., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Driving and handling are great. Acceleration is slow when passing a vehicle and sounds like the car is "struggling"."

Brenda C., OK (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The transmission provides lots of torque and it accelerates very efficiently. Good for emergency maneuvering. The steering is very responsive and tight! The turning radius is very tight! I will not use Subaru's generic tires, if i buy a new car from them. One winter, with snow falling and accumulating on the road, the driving sensation had a dangerously "swiimmy feel to it". I use Michelin tires. They feel a lot safer."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I live in a mountainous, rural area with almost all of the driving on 2-lane, very curvy and steeply hilly roads. This car has excellent handling and acceleration to cope with those conditions. My only complaint is that the CVT transmission tends to let the engine rpm's drop too soon - I like to keep the engine higher on its torque range."

Kenneth C., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The acceleration is very good for the gasoline mileage I get. It has also been very reliable."

Gary P., TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"excellent driving/handling in all conditions, from freeway to rough forest roads/offroad."

Nelson V., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I love the way it takes curve very tight"

Sharon S., MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The acceleration of the 4 cylinder is pretty good based on the engine size and vehicle weight."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Great driving experience."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It responds very well and has a nice balance of feeling the road but also being comfortable. The acceleration is great."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Outside rear view windows are too far back when seat is forward - need to turn head a lot. Dash instruments hard to see in Florida bright light. Passenger air bag will not turn on when thicker back brace is used - safety hazard."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is excellent; can maintain speed up steep hills."

Jack V., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration and very good handling."

Anonymous, AL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Touchy acceleration."

Mary S., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"it handles well but the acceleration is slow and sluggish. I have to floor the car to get up to speed getting on the freeway, e.g. I blame this on the CVT"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Love the right thumb action, putting the automatic stop on. Also love the bell that tells me the car in front has moved or there is danger ahead even when automatic is no on."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Too sensitive to throttle when first starting out, then slow. Handling is safe but in no way sporty. Feels tippy, but there is actually a good amount of grip."

Paul M., NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The CVT transmission is mediocre, at best. There's an annoying time lag when shifting into D (Drive) from a stop going forward or backing up. The CVT is slow to accelerate compared to an automatic trans."

Ken K., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"acceleration very good for small engine Steering & handling very good"

Anonymous, SK (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Lack of acceleration on emergency situations"

Anonymous, GA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handles well in snow and rain. Love the fact that it beeps at me when I swerve and slows down when I approach another vehicle in front of me when I have the cruise control on."

Anonymous, WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"With the boxer engine, acceleration is jerky. I usually put it into low gear from a start, then move the gear shift over to drive. The dealer says this cannot be adjusted with this type of engine."

Mark J., VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"This vehicle has been excellent for driving in snow."

Richard B., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The 4-cylinder engine has adequate acceleration but is not sporty, and handling is average. The Forester has a very tight turning radius. The CVT transmission is very smooth."

Doug R., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Great handling and acceleration"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"CVT, tight handling"

Edward D., RI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Love Eye-Sight and its anti-collision warning, lane tracking and adaptive cruise-control."

Martin B., TN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Solid acceleration and handling for the small size of car."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The car handles very well, is very safe in all weather conditions and gets good gas mileage."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Smooth driving Feeling of safety when driving Very good in winter driving even without snow tires"

Henry V., ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Using regular tires, this car has managed to pick its way over deep ruts and obstacles in off-road driving to remote camping and hiking spots in the southwest."

Adam H., MN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration / Great Handling"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration - smooth driving."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The accelerator is a little punchie from a standing start."

Mitch P., IL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"This is a Turbo so it has great pickup and no holdup on speed."

Ed J., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The engine is very responsive. Cornering is secure, esp for a SUV."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"responsive and good turning radiance"

Lisa G., TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Eyesight driver assist technology works well and I wish every other driver on the road had such a system."

Josef L., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration and handling are very good."

Mike K., AK (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very peppy, accelerates well. Great turning radius and handles beautifully in snow."

Eileen F., ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Accelerates and corners well. Feels safe on the road and in bad weather."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"We have enjoyed the experience with our Subaru. You're very comfortable to ride in dependable. When the time comes were going to buy another one."

Anonymous, MO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handles extremely well. One of the best vehicles I have ever owned!"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent"

Jude K., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handles very well, AWD is great in adverse conditions. Vehicle is underpowered compared to previous vehicles I have owned. The acceleration is sluggish."

Anonymous, AB (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Had ride"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Smooth and easy"

Jan S., MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Love the all wheel drive and ability to handle very steep hills."

Alice C., GA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Lots of torque for a 4-cyl engine. Handles great for an SUV because of low center of gravity. Very responsive with manual transmission. Handles great in snow and rain."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration very good. Especially like short turning radius."

Doug W., NC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The Sabaru has good pick up and handles well in winter conditions"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It's the best car in the snow and ice I have ever owned. It is very comfortable for long drives, and handles very well in curvy roads."

Bill H., NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Forester - Accelleration problems. Subaru unable to solve problem."

Anonymous, KS (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Works well on wet, slippery (wet leaves) also snow and ice conditions."

John F., PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"smoothly accelerates, holds road well in all weather. Fells safe."

Robert G., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I feel the vehicle is a bit slow. I am not a fan of the CVT. Could use more power and automatic transmission. The driving experience reminds me of someone driving a stick but not releasing the clutch to fully engage."

R H., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It's like driving a mobile greenhouse, which I love! Extremely easy to do shoulder checks."

Anonymous, AB (2016 Subaru Forester)

"responsive steering with good acceleration and braking"

Anonymous, MD (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Getting good mileage with the cruise control especially but even without is difficult. The engine revs up over 3000rpm with the slightest grades. It is very hilly where I live and I never get the mileage CR gets."

David H., VT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It does not handle as well in snow or heavy rain as my Ford Escape did."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent accleration when required, brakes well and has a tight steering circle."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"good acceleration,quite,and great transmission"

Anonymous, NH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Decent acceleration. Safe predictable handling."

Frank H., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"acceleration fast for getting on I systems"

Anonymous, WI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"See notes on value. I put the information in there."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It handles amazingly in snow and ice. One feels very safe in bad weather driving this car."

Anonymous, MN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The engine pickup is very good, actually was one of the reasons we purchased the car"

Richard M., MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I think the car handles very well and has a good turning radius."

Hunter E., NC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"drives very well, handles well, accelerates well"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Subaru makes the best AWD systems"

Anonymous, MD (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The car has 20000 miles and have had to have the alignment corrected twice. It just does not want to go straight over 50 mph. its dangerous over 65. The car has never hit a pothole etc,"

Richard D., RI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Comfort on roads. Easy ride. Easy to make tuns. Accelerates fast enough."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good: Handling and braking are very good and predictable. One of the main reasons we picked this car was over CRV and RAV4. Bad: Acceleration experiences hesitation and lunges at low speeds and starting from a stop. Above ~30mph acceleration becomes predicable and is good."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Great acceleration especially when passing and it handles beautifully"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Like the CVT. Handles well in all conditions."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It is especially good on ice. It gives great feedback when tires are slipping, cuing the driver to slow down."

Anonymous, KS (2016 Subaru Forester)

"tight turning radius responsive steering good pickup for a 4 cylinder"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"All wheel drive really hugs the road, turns on a dime ,driving in traffic is a dream.If you need to speed up fast it has a quick and full of pep get up and go."

Roy A., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Everything."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I am very pleased with the way the Forrester handles especially in bad weather. I knew I was sacrificing some MPG with the full time 4 wheel drive but I am very happy I did. I enjoy the smooth comfortable ride in good weather but really appreciate it with the poor job NJ does on snow removal on the highways."

Harvey W., NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"At times there is a definite lag in the acceleration due to the turbo charger lagging."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very secure and smooth at super-highway speeds. The acceleration is there when needed."

Alexander R., VT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is more than adequate and driving is very good. Has a sharp turning radius"

Robert D., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration and handling are good. It takes longer than I think it should to shift from reverse to drive (several seconds). All models of Forester should have paddle shifting for better control in mountain driving."

Allen V., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is fine, it handles OK but definitely not sports car quality."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Sometimes nothing happens when pressing the accelerator from a complete stop, and then suddenly the car lurches forward."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It is responsive and handles nicely in differing weather conditions"

Karl K., DE (2016 Subaru Forester)

"acceleration and handling are very good."

Boyd P., ID (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The radio does not reduce the volume as the auto decreases speed. The cruise control jumps 3-4 MPH with each touch of the switch."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"XT model. accelerates well with great brakes. Handles well too. Much better than standard Forester."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Could get better milage. Especially in winter. Takes a Long time to warm up when its below 20 degF. Between the winter blend and slow warmup there is definitely a milage penalty."

Alfred G., MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration & handling in rainy & snowy weather."

Anonymous, OR (2016 Subaru Forester)

"We don't ever get snow, but one day last winter it snowed and I was surprised how easily the car handled it. You can't tell that the streets were covered w/ snow. It also rains a lot pretty heavy and the car just goes through it like it's a sunny day. Even when it hit puddles, it keeps going down the road straight. I have a 6 speed manual and I love it! It drives really well and has exceptional handling when you can control the engine speed. I hear that Subaru is going to discontinue ALL manual transmissions and this is very sad!"

Bill S., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It has good pick up handles nicely on the road. We feel very safe in this car."

W B., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It drives and handles very good along with good acceleration."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It has decent acceleration for the gas milage it achieves. It has a very comfortable ride, and is very safe because of the four wheel drive."

Chris C., GA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester just plods along. It doesn't accelerate quickly, although the top speed is fine for the vehicle (faster than one should drive it). But it does keep going in most things you can throw at it, better with a load in it. Which is why we bought it in the first place."

David M., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Responsiveness"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Ease of handling, acceptable acceleration. Confortable. Great feeling of safety."

Henry H., GA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"One of the main factors in buying the Forester is that it is one of the few mainstream cars with manual transmission still available. It drives well, has more than adequate power and is fun to drive."

L C., CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The accelaration is strong and smooth. It is a 6 speed and handles very well."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"i am very satisfied with all of these."

Anonymous, MB (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handling is great. Acceleration could be better. The engine has good torque and can handle hills in cruise control in 6th gear without slowing down. Would like better acceleration."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"In an emergency, my forester does not respond to an immediate acceleration; it struggles to find its “go‿ motion, thus making it unsafe. In an emergency, seconds count and I only pray, I never have such situation because instead I’ll be waisting precious moments to get out of the car instead."

J L., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The cvt takes getting used to."

James M., VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Car is east to drive, no problem in rain or snow,"

Anonymous, MD (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Great visibility and handling. Small turning radius."

Anonymous, MN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It responds well in all areas of my driving"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Transmission is slow to get into gear when accelerating. The CVT transmission is sorely lacking."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"with all wheel drive it handles very well. It has lower horsepower but the transmission really helps lower speed acceleration. it is slower to accelerate at 60-70 MPH, but that is not a factor that often."

Anonymous, AR (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It merges well and has more power than I expected for a 4 cylinder vehicle. The vision system with the cruise control is very good. I would buy it again."

Richard W., IL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"good acceleration, nice tight handling"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"AWD"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"acceleration is very good. no surprizes with handling."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"great handling and surprising acceleration."

Anonymous, AB (2016 Subaru Forester)

"smooth acceleration with new "gearless" shifting. adequate power"

Stephen H., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I previously owned a 2005 Subaru Forester. My 2016 Forester is much more powerful and this increased acceleration is extremely useful when driving on highways/freeways."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The vehicle drives very well including breaking and steering."

Terrence M., CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"When first starting out, the car seems to over steer when turning suddenly, like the car darts in the direction I steer. Almost feels like it wants to roll. I have asked the dealer to check it more than three times. I have driven over a million miles in 56+ years of driving -- all kinds of vehicles. I know how a car is supposed to handle, and this is not how. After the first 15 or 20 minutes I don't notice it. The tires are properly inflated, and have good tread."

Richard S., MO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"There is plenty of power when merging and maneuvering through traffic lanes. It handles very well."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I'm very pleased with the acceleration and handling of the Subaru Forester. Although I am a very cautious driver, I have always opted for the most power offered with a car model. I went from a 6 cylinder Toyota RAV 4 to the 4 cylinder Subaru Forester with some reluctance, however, I am very impressed with the power and acceleration of the Forester."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Has very fast acceleration. I am not a fast driver but noticed I am way ahead of other drivers when take off after light turns green."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Adequate acceleration for urban driving; very easy to handle, both starting and stopping. Especially great turning radius - very easy to park car, get out of narrow spots"

Paul P., DC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"low center of gravity responsive turning"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration just OK. Excessive body roll corrected by installing stiffer rear roll bar."

Anonymous, AL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"We do lots of driving in mountains and deserts in inclement conditions and the car always feels stable, including a few emergency stops."

Garry H., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The steering is very responsive. Braking is dependable. It accelerates quickly and easily."

Laura S., WI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The continuously variable transmission creates an odd jerking feel when slowing down prior to braking. It has good acceleration on the highway however."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration and handling for a SUV is fine. Safety record is exceptional."

Jeffrey P., WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Drives and handles very responsively and exceptional visibility. I feel very safe in the vehicle."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The all-wheel drive system is exceptional. While I haven't used my Forester off road, I find the all-wheel drive to make a very noticeable difference. When driving in wet or slick conditions, the wheels still never break traction. Even when purposely try to do so."

Norman H., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"reliability is very good computer system (lights telling when some is wrong when it isn't) needs work on"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"handles well . the sun visors are not very effective when the sun shines in the top centre of the windshield. the visors are small because of the eyesight tech. they have extenders but are useless because you must bend down to see out the windshield. Check one out!"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I have a manual transmission Forester, and the handling is fantastic. With winter tires, I've been able to drive on roads that have literally caused snow plows, police cars, and fire trucks to all end up in ditches. Acceleration, on the other hand, is mediocre at best - but I'll take handling over acceleration any day."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good road car.Very good in snow & ice conditions."

Anonymous, NV (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It accelerates quickly but the throttle is touchy on startup."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"AWD. Is glue to the road, does not matter if 12 inches of snow or ice or a torrential rain storm. This is the Best Car I have ever owned."

Christopher C., VT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester handles like a car but has the height of an SUV. This is an important factor in my wife's comfort with driving the vehicle every day. The all wheel drive makes me comfortable that she can get home safely in bad weather."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"smooth and quick"

Anonymous, WI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It takes a little time to pass a semi truck, if your on a 2 lane hwy, you really have to plan your pass, if it is a little busy, you just stay behind the truck till it goes slow enough up a hill that you can scoot around it."

Lynn S., UT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent acceleration and handling. I love the safety features (lane change alert, etc)"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"it jusmps when I accelarate no matter how gentle I try to be. I asked at the service center and was told that was just how it is."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Perfect balance of fuel economy and acceleration. Very secure handling"

William B., PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Does very well"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handling is relatively good; acceleration could be better, and it is loud when accelerating. Performance in snow and ice is excellent, which is why I like Subarus as an east coast resident."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Turbo model is very responsive yet controllable, the car handles very well, very little body roll on hard corners"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Turns sharp, easy to park, quick acceleration, easy to see around the vehicle."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It is the 15th one I have owned, I really like the handling."

Alan R., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"fishtails on icy roads."

Anonymous, SD (2016 Subaru Forester)

"a normal level of acceleration away from a stop sign or signal light is almost impossible in city traffic. It takes too much pedal input to get the car to go then if you let up because of a turn or because the car in front isn't a jack rabbit then you have to let off the gas. The transmission then upshifts (lower cvt ratio) and then the car WILL NOT accelerate. I can be unsafe at times. When I complain at the dealership they just say "that is the way it is with a CVT. Well... my father in law has a 2005 Ford Freestyle with a similar transmission and it isn't this way."

Kent C., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It drives like a car and has an amazing turning radius. It feels like my previous car which was a mitsubishi lancer"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good on curves & tight spaces"

Anonymous, SD (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Sounds like a pickup truck when accelerating."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"in snow drives great"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is excellent"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"This is a very responsive car to drive; in addition to its excellent safety stats, it is easy to use evasive maneuvers while retaining complete control of the vehicle. People seem to be driving more recklessly, so it is reassuring to be in a safe,responsive & stable SUV."

Priscilla J., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Easy to handle, good grip on the road, easy to merge onto highway"

Dale C., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Outstanding handling and surprising acceleration."

Anonymous, AB (2016 Subaru Forester)

"We love driving this Subaru! It is just plain fun! I call it "Zippy". It is several hundred pounds lighter than the Outback we have, and that translates into better acceleration and maneuvering. The short wheelbase makes the ride a little less comfortable, but considerably better off road. It's fun to get to work on time when others have stayed home due to "weather"."

William T., IA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I have had no problems with acceleration and/or handling on driving my Subaru around town or on long drives."

Gustaf B., CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester accelerates and handles well."

Robert H., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"acceleration pa usws and reving sound occura when driving froim a stio ti ebtr traffuc."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration and handling is very good. Traction and stability is very good in snow and winter road conditions."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I never worry getting on a highway about acceleration and traffic merging"

Cathy G., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Too small of motor for mountain driving. Great vehicle for snow driving at a lower speed"

Randy H., WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I enjoy the handling due to its easy and calm excelleration. Stirring is very comfortable without a feeling of being too hard or to loose."

Anonymous, WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"changing from drive to reverse, vice versa, takes a second or 2 longer than my previous automatic transmission cars. is this because of all wheel drive?"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The CVT transmission is excellent. Acceleration is very responsive and it allows the cruise control to hold speed far better than a normal automatic. Handling of the vehicle is also excellent. The best car I've ever driven in the snow, by far."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent acceleration"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Peppy acceleration. Gas pedal very sensitive at startup. Handles very well; good 4 passenger comfort. Mileage very good when engine is warm."

P B., WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The CVT gives a good kick to initial acceleration from a stop but overall acceleration at higher speeds is merely satisfactory. Overall handling is very good."

Mark M., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Touchy acceleratot, abrupt throttle response."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Steering - very responsive; not mushy or too stiff Acceleration - responds quickly and reliably, e.g., when merging into multi-lane traffic (brakes also very good) Maneuvers easily, like a much smaller car; aided by excellent 360d visibility"

Patricia K., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"smooth continuously variable transmission adequate power good road feel"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The problem lies in the inconsistent gas pedal. We've been told this is part of the "drive by wire" system. However, the gas pedal does not respond smoothly when starting or backing up. You learn to use a very light touch to avoid surging, but sometimes the vehicle won't move with that level of pressure and more pressure is needed, leading to moving more quickly than expected."

Bergen T., OR (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Cornering/turning at higher speeds - car appears top heavy."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Great pickup and fun to drive."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I like the way it turns. I always feel comfortable knowing how the car tracks its way thru turns and curves."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Gas mileage is superior for an all wheel drive that not only handles exceptionally in bad weather but is more comfortable to ride in than any 4wd I have ever owned."

Patricia B., MO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"No sway when going into exit ramps"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I feel the all-wheel drive provides excellent handling."

PHILIP B., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handling, pep and mileage are all good."

JAMES S., MI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"main thing is the eyesight system"

LAWRENCE D., MD (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Great transmission."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"the ride, especially in the ack seat, is rough"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"A tad sluggish, especially when engine is cold. Could be peppier."

RANDALL H., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Transmission takes too long to switch from reverse to drive and vice versa"

CHARLES W., MI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent acceleration with the turbo. Good handling, with a noticeable body roll at times."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The ride is bouncy and acceleration is uneven. It takes a lot of muscle to handle. There's a lot of play in the steering wheel, and any wind buffets the car a lot more than I experienced in my CRV. It just seems overall flimsier than my dusty old 2003 CRV."

Anonymous, WI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"new cvs transmission. hated the previous automatics. this has improved my experience esp when getting on freeways"

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"This car does not accelerate as well as the other Subarus we have owned. The 2006 model, ten years older, is better."

Anonymous, AK (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Some excessive wind noise and wandering in cross winds"

CHUCK R., AZ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Subaru has really upped their game with their most recent continuously variable transmission. That plus AWD means for better acceleration than any 2.5L crossover SUV has any right to have. The handling (double-lane-change, decreasing-radius corners, etc) is excellent for its class as well, bested only by the Mazda CX-5 (which falls short in other areas)."

Anonymous, WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I found the Forester is "bouncy" over the road and the steering extremely sensitive."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Surprised by acceleration and gas mileage! Note: I bought it in part because of Consumer Reports review, thanks!"

DAVID A., OR (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I have adaptive cruise control & lane departure which makes trips more relaxing. I no longer need to worry about proper spacing/tail-gating. Handling is very good and solid. Acceleration is excellent."

RICHARD K., NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"There is a noticable hesitation during the first 3 minutes of driving, You have to be cautious pulling out into traffic. The cvt transmission is not responsive when merging into rush hour traffic. It has a dangerous lack of power because the cvt will not change the gear ratio quick enough. The dealership knows it is a calibration issue but claims Subaru says it is part of what makes a Subaru a Subaru. I bought the vehicle because of it's symmetrical awd for Colorado driving, that is very i"

BART W., CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is strange feeling due to the type of drive train. The turning radius is fantastic and the high ground clearance helps on our terrible streets."

CHRISTENA N., LA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration problem mentioned in the previous question's response. When accelerating uphill at 35 mph, I feel it shift up and down not knowing where it should be - irritating! It seems to handle OK, although I haven't put it through any difficult situations"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"This car is rock solid on the road in all conditions despite a short wheel base. Very very solid on the road all all speeds in all weather."

KEN K., IL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Accelerator is much too sensitive, causing lurching starts."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It is very responsive, quick acceleraion in passing other cars-- feel confident that will not be a problem. Sits securely on the road. Good responsive cruise control"

Anonymous, WI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Drives well has great safety features A little sluggish on acceleration Good gas mileage Good hill assist"

VINCENT M., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The hesitation after going from a reverse stop to drive again before the vehicle responds."

Anonymous, NH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"it has good pick up"

BARBARA G., PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is great; handling is great, except in windy conditions. This car seems to be very susceptible to windy conditions."

ANN C., HI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handles well, tight turning radius, Acceptable acceleration."

JACK L., MD (2016 Subaru Forester)

"acceleration is not smooth. I have to be careful or the acceleration is abrupt."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Accelaration just adequate"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Six speed MT was a welcomed upgrade by Subaru. This SUV handles as good as my 2010. It doesn't have any more power but is better on gas."

Anonymous, DE (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Cornering and handling are somewhat sloppy."

COURTNEY M., RI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The acceleration is amazing. Handling is smooth and responsive. Love these aspects of the vehicle."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"When you start from a stop there is a slight hesitation. You get used to it but it is not a smooth transition."

MARY S., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Too much of a sporty feel. I prefer a sedan."

WARREN W., NH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"When driving in slow traffic or backed up traffic and have to move slowly the engine hesitates and the car bucks a little. I'm just assuming it's due to the type of engine and the fact it's a 4 cylinder."

LAUREL B., SC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Overall this is an excellent car for all weather driving, carrying items and general use."

SANDRA S., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"acceleration problem, working with dealer to resolve"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The CVT has a pronounced delay between reverse and initiating forward drive. Additionally, the vehicle has a "jumpy" feel (accelerates too quickly) accelerating from a dead stop"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"smooth, responsive"

EDWARD M., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Hesitation transitioning from reverse to drive with cold engine"

Anonymous, NE (2016 Subaru Forester)

"When you put the car into gear, either forward or reverse, there are a few seconds of waiting time before it kicks in. I am told this is due to the CRV transmission and is normal. However, I prefer the instant response with the old transmission types."

Anonymous, OR (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Drove 3600 miles round trip to Texas from California by myself. This was the most comfortable car I have owned. I used the variable cruise control and "eyesight" most of the way. I am 78 and loved every minute of the drive. Love my Subaru."

JOY W., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It seems to handle very well and acceleration works just dandy. I don't plan to take it on a race track."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handeling is fantastic...the acceleration leaves something to be desired. I am often above 4000 rpms & I don't want to get the turbo and pay for the premium gas"

CHRISTOPHER M., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handles better than any car I've ever driven, very stable and no hydro planing"

WENDY O., WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"tracks very well on road."

TERRENCE M., CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handling is great, but the acceleration is unlike any other vehicle I have driven. Changing from reverse to forward, it takes much longer to engage; thus the acceleration is not instant or at least like the average car out there."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Eye Sight is a great feature"

ROBERT C., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The 4 cylinder is much better on acceleration than expected."

RANDY P., IN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Drove it in mountains that had snow. The Subaru Forester did an excellent job with snow and ice."

RANDY H., KS (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I like that I could get the manual transmission and the acceleration is pretty good. I like to take turns a little too quick because of the AWD and have never had an issue or been worried about something happening other than making the turn. Fun to drive"

JEREMIAH H., MD (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Some reviews I have read complain about the lack of acceleration. I access the highway from a 2 lane outer road that has a left lane for highway access, the right lane to stay on the outer road. People see a white haired older woman and think they can peel away from the light from the 'straight ahead' lane and cut in front of me - WRONG! Acceleration works just fine!!"

Anonymous, MO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is stiff, feel all the bumps, otherwise very satisfied."

Anonymous, AL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"As it shifts from forward to reverse or vice versa, there is a delay, sometimes from 3 to 4 seconds. It also rolls. I have been almost hit twice because I couldn't get out of the way fast enough in shifting from Drive to Reverse. 3 seconds is a long time when someone is backing towards your door and won't stop. In talking to my dealer and emailing Subaru, I have been told that this is normal for this belt driven transmission. I have driven other belt driven transmissions (Subarus) that don't"

GAIL D., WI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Great steering and pickup."

ED J., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"one of the few manual transmission SUVs on the market. That is what sold us on it compared to the RAV4. We love manual transmission, even at our age in our mid 50s"

ERCOLE B., WY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester XT is much more than practical transportation. It is an absolute blast to drive! The power is there when you need it. Acceleration is is quick, smooth, and quite. This car drives and handles far better than my friend's luxury branded CUV."

MICHAEL H., AR (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration & handling are excellent. Very responsive"

ARTHUR R., PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Great gas milage for an AWD vehicle, very nice ride and great visability from the cabin. Probably the best CVT transmission we've owned, much better than Nissan cars."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Side view mirrors are located too far to the back. If seat is forward you have to turn head hard to look. Other cars you can just shift eyes to see sides"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent Turbo engine and CVT multi mode transmisssion makes for excellent acceleration but could always use more horsepower"

EVAN R., UT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The 2016 Subaru Forester has outstanding acceleration and very safe (and agile) handling."

DAVID M., MO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"My last Forester was a turbo and the non turbo does not accelerate as fast"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Great great acceleration and really confidant handling and control--Great sight lines and mirrors---Braking is smooth and straight--Really a nice car to drive that feels really safe and easy to control!!!"

Anonymous, GA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"acceleration from stop is great good handling and visibility"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It's a four cylinder cvt so it's a bit underpowered. Those same features also are the primary reason for the good gas mileage"

JAMES M., VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Extremely good control"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It has great acceleration and cornering I find the navigation system overly complex and hard to see"

AL M., NH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"In warmer weather it somewhat stumbles on acceleration"

NEIL P., AZ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The car acceleration is nice and zippy--almost like a go cart, while the handling feels sure and competent."

NORMAN L., MD (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Pulsing/hesitating when I drive at low speed, e.g. 35. Wish it had paddle shifters or some other way to have more than just drive and low, as I drive a lot of mountain roads (paved) and have to use my brakes a lot."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I love the features of the STI touring - especially the eyesight feature that matches the speed of cars in front of you in traffic, stops the car when a vehicle in front abruptly stops, AND tells you when the vehicle in front of you has moved if you are stopped."

PAMELA W., AL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Outstanding acceleration."

PAULA R., LA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"very comfortable and responsive."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Poor acceleration from stop sign. Makes difficult to pull out onto busy highway. Once at speed it is great."

BARBARA W., CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good clear sight lines, has lane departure and collision avoidance systems"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Love the EyeSight. Every car should have it. This handles better than any car (sedan) I've ever had."

WILLIAM T., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Fantastic stability and visibility!"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"eye-sight feature is great. automatic control of speed is great and so is crossing the line warning."

ROBERT E., IA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very good road handling and passing acceleration. Great car in snow."

RICHARD B., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Peppy"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Currently still in a learning phase, but the "eyesight" system is beneficial. Seems very competent in cornering and has excellent visibility in all directions"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I really like the Constant Velocity Transmission. There's no constant down shifting when climbing grades Plus you get up to horsepower/RPM levels quickly when merging into traffic from an on-ramp."

GARY S., CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The CV transmission works flawlessly on level highways, however its lack of engine braking makes mountain driving less secure than in my 2001 Subaru Forester with standard transmission. The electric power steering in the 2016 Subaru also gives somewhat less less road feel than the hydraulic power steering in my 2001 Subaru Forester. I choose the CV transmission in the 2016 Subaru because it was necessary to get the EyeSight frontal collision option."

Anonymous, NM (2016 Subaru Forester)

"This vehicle is somewhat sluggish when shifting from reverse to drive."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Turbo, power and solidity"

Anonymous, QC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The acceleration on the XT Forester is far superior to any of the other models and nearly as good as my Chrysler 300 8-cylinder. Also, for a car this size, it has an outstanding turning radius, nearly as good as my wife's Mercedes sedan."

LEONARD L., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handling is good, ride is definitely better than the 2010 model that this Forester replaces. All the newest safety features, including Eysight. Mileage is much better with the CVT, and that transmission is not as annoying as some CVT's. Original tires were okay, but suffered two punctures, and upgraded to Continentals. Better ride and handling."

K K., ME (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good car with one exception. Older drivers often have declining vision. It is very difficult to see speedometer in daytime.(turning on lights does not help) I have put bright stickers with speeds so I can tell how fastI am going. Don't have this problem with other vehicles. Very aggervating."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"With the six speed manual transmission, and as a life long driver of cars with a manual transmission, I have never missed so many down-gearing changes in the 3rd/4th gear area. Not exactly smooth, as all of our VWs have been. Too bad!!!!"

Anonymous, AB (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The only issue I have with acceleration is when initially shifting into drive. There is always a lag between when I shift and when the transmission engages in drive. This is not an issue when I shift into reverse or when I am starting from idle without shifting into drive."

DONALD S., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The car tends to jump a little from the stop position."

DONALD E., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"This is our third or fourth Subaru and it is a joy to drive. Precise handling, decent acceleration, quiet."

Anonymous, MT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"This SUV handles like a sports car. Inclusion of paddle shifters work great for slowing for fast corners. CVT transmission is awesome and works so well the gas mileage is an unbelievable 7.6 Liters / 100 Kms!"

Anonymous, AB (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Coming from aHondaAccord, the handling required getting used to. The Honda was quite sporty in handling but with the higher center of gravity corners need to be taken more slowly. However with the additional height off the ground visibility is terrific, and there is better control of glare Dom oncoming headlights. On the whole it is an even trade"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Love the turning radius. Love the backup camera. My parallel parking performance has really improved."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The eye-sight feature is a great add on at $1200 and it makes the car very enjoyable."

NORMAN C., NH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"In Ohio weather this vehicle is the best!"

TERRY W., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"M y Subaru drives very well no probems."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is a little sluggish but overall fair. Just a wee bit noisy but not as bad as the 2014 CRV I had."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It drives fine but the engine is noisy, especially when accelerating."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The OEM tires, Yokohama Geolandar G91, are slippery in the rain. Reviews on the internet also indicate the tires are useless in the snow and ice. The selection of this tire for this car is the only disappointment I have with Subaru."

STEPHEN N., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The vehicle hesitates slightly when accelerating from a stopped position."

TOM W., MD (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Passenger seat very uncomfortable for extended trips"

LINDA B., IN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The XT's turbo acceleration and various sport modes (with option for manual paddle-shifting) really transforms the Forester from being just a great practical choice to something that is really fun to drive around."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Phone interface is just ok. Drives great anywhere. Overall mileage is much better than advertised. Very quiet well made vehicle"

ED E., MI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The only issue is the acceleration lag time shifting into drive but I've only had the car a couple thousand miles and have not previously owned a car with CVT"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I really like the Eyesight system and especially the smart cruise control."

FRED H., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"peppy, tight steering. handles well"

Anonymous, TN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Has taken a bit of time to adjust to the way the CVT operates, specifically with switching from reverse to drive -- despite braking to a stop before switching into drive, the car continues to roll backwards until the accelerator is pressed."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"the backlighting of the speedometer is insufficient to see the speed clearly in the daytime. the other gauges on the dash are well lit."

RICHARD C., CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is outstanding. Would have liked more braking by the engine when decelerating."

BERT T., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Immediate response on acceleration and safety features are great"

MICHAEL J., MN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very smooth, easy to drive."

SHERRY B., CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I find the 4 cylinder somewhat underpowered. Next time I would buy a turbo charged 4 cylinder!"

Anonymous, AB (2016 Subaru Forester)

"i DO NOT LIKE THE TRANSMISSION. IT IS DIFFICULT TO CONTROL WEN I TAKE MY FOOT OFF THE GAS (IT KEEPS GOING FASTER THAN I WANT IT TO). WHEN I BACK UP, HAVE TO COME TO A COMPLETE STOP BEFORE GOING FORWARD."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"delay in shift change between reverse and drive. automatic slow down hampers maneuverability in heavy traffic. Lane departure not reliable and seems to go off inappropriately. I've turned off collision support. sluggish acceleration. Should have bought turbo."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is good. Handling is very sensitive."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Heating system in winter isn't so great; apparently a known problem with Foresters, I was told. BUT: put it in 2 feet of snow and it will absolutely prove itself - the independent all-wheel drive in this car is amazing, I kept going straight even when the wheels were slipping alot, no loss of steering control at all. Tests (including CR's) demonstrate that it is the best of all the other same-size SUVs; I believe it!"

RB W., CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The cruise control, tracking the car ahead, is the best."

Anonymous, NH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The braking is very unresponsive, when compared to the Honda Fit that I also own."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration a little jumpy when starting from stop"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Car handles well but acceleration is sluggish."

Anonymous, AB (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good - car can move for a 4cyl"

BRENDAN M., MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I know there is a turbo version, but I don't see the point. There is plenty of pep in this engine."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I love the driving quality It seems to effortlessly accelerate"

ALBERT K., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration and handling is much better than my 2012 Outback. THe Forester has a "fun factor" when driving. I do, however, miss the size of the Outback. It had more cargo area and I am finding I miss that."

P B., PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"There is a delay from Park or Reverse to Drive. More delay on one new Forester than on the other. On occasion you step on the accelerator and nothing happens for one or two seconds. I feel this could be dangerous in an emergency situation. Dealer says this is a characteristic of the CVT transmission. It is more noticeable on one car than the other."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handling is superb, best vehicle I have ever had. Road noise less than my prev car too."

Anonymous, MN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It has the "eyesight" system and this is very good to engender good driving habits"

JOHN S., TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very safe feeling car - holds the road very well in turns and acceleration is amazing considering the 4 cylinder engine."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It responds well to acceleration or braking. However, I don't turn a sharp 90 degree turn. It is very smooth on the highway."

Anonymous, WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Great handling and acceleration"

ED L., SC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Once in a while when I step on the gas to move, nothing happens until I step hard. Not the normal gentle touch."

Anonymous, SK (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The 2017 Tested Forester Limited 2.5 .-Visibility, ride comfort, space for people & what we might want to carry & the overall feeling of having a well priced, quality& safe vehicle."

GRAHAM B., ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Roomy and comfortable interior. Engine is a bit noisy but manageable"

James C., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are firm but very comfortable, even on long trips. Quieter than my 2008 Camry. Somewhat firm but comfortable ride."

Doug R., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Easy to get in and out of!"

Mike O., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Front seats are not sized for average and above adults. Seat cushion is about 6 inches too short. Lumbar support is lacking. Ride is ok, handling is not sporty. Does not feel like a premium vehicle."

Paul M., NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I like that they are electronic and easy to adjust. Also, the seat pan is able to get completely horizontal, which is a good position for me (and many others). I don't like how much the sides wrap forward - but then all "bucket" seats do that - thereby forcing you to have rounded forward shoulders (aka bad posture)."

Erika B., MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Great driving podition & visibility very comfortable"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Preferred over the 2012 Toyota Rav4"

Kenneth L., ME (2016 Subaru Forester)

"NOISY! We have the Touring package, and the ride can be rather rough, as well. Seats are firm but seat cushions are flat. Become fatiguing after a few hours."

Jeff N., VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats could be more comfortable. The passenger seat needs electronic adjustments"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"sets were uncomfortable for the first 10-15000 miles"

Anonymous, TN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester handles like a small car, but it's nice to be perched up a bit in the seat."

Brian H., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"A little too noisy."

Stan B., VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Driving position with the power driver is great, the ride is quiet very sure footed"

Anonymous, SC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Drivers seat is very comfortable with the 6 way power adjustments. However, the rear headrsts and pillars create a significant blond spot. I have had to remove the right rear headrest for safety purposes. Standard lane encroachment side mirrors would help to alleviate this."

Tim B., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"hate forward feel of headrests....feel they push head forward, not just a back up for head position."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Great driving view, good in turns, relatively supportive seats."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"good visibilty"

Anonymous, BC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are not a comfortable as I would like but overall the vehicle is easy to life with."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"GOOD HEIGHT FOR GETTING IN OR OUT."

Anonymous, NV (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are very uncomfortable. The passenger seat is difficult to adjust. Front seats feel too bouncy... Not supported"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"This is a comfortable vehicle, and it is outstanding in all weather conditions. A standout in winter driving, it will always get you to your destination and home. Driver seat cushion is a bit short for my shape, but comfortable."

Shane D., NS (2016 Subaru Forester)

"comfortable seats and quiet ride"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Much more quiet and smoother ride than earlier models. Seats are comfortable for even long trips."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Somewhat noisy, but very good back support, even when I had a ruptured disc and was recovering from surgery."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Much improved comfort and noise level over the 2006 model."

Anonymous, AL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Ride quality is comfortable, seats hold the occupant well and noise level is acceptable"

Anonymous, AB (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Not as comfortable as I would like but very agile very quick from a standing storage and quick easy turns"

Charles N., CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very easy to drive long distance - seats very comfortable - easy to handle the car"

Paul P., DC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I wish that the car had a smoother quieter ride."

David H., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"My back seating is. showing greater wear due to weak seams."

Anonymous, WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is very busy (jiggly) on any road irregularities at any speed."

Ron S., NC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are very comfortable, but road noise is a bit high, especially while accelerating."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Drivers seat is a snug fit, passenger seat is uncomfortable for a larger adult for trips longer than 2 hours."

Linda B., IN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It is a little rough"

Steven P., MO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The headroom is great! I love the seats. Very comfortable. The inside paneling makes slight vibration crackling noises when I drive. I only notice it on occasion so I think it only happens at certain outside temperatures."

Stephanie C., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Heated seats and electronic lever controls for seat tilt and forward backward movement."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very comfortable car to drive. The only thing I would like to comment about n is wind noise. It has quite a bit of wind noise. Sometimes I double check the window because it can sound like the window is open when it is closed."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are comfortable. I feel comfortable riding in the car. There is good leg space in the back seat area for passengers so they feel comfortable too. Being up off the ground I can also see out the windows so I feel safe driving it"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"verycomfortable, great visibility smooth ride"

Stephanie E., WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"seats comfortable, ride decent, noise still a problem w subaru, especially window noise"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I bought the top of the line vehicle but the seats are extremely uncomfortable, especially on a long trip. I can tolerate the seats on a short trip. Seat comfort is probably the most important factor in buying a new car. The seats are overly firm."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Driver's seat is fine, but even though we got the top trip Touring, a power passenger seat wasn't available."

Quentin W., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The many different controls"

T F., WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are very comfortable and the ride is smooth. The noise reduction level is good."

Gerald G., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I don't like the buffeting sound when only 1 window is open. Also, there's a delay when changing gears."

Anonymous, WI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very roomy. Reasonably comfortable (its not a luxury car) seats and ride. Good visibility. Noisy engine."

Louis H., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Ride and seats are too firm. Leather seats would be better."

Dennis H., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"My biggest comfort problem is the A/C it can't handle Florida summers. The dealer stated there was nothing wrong with the A/C so had window tinting done and it helped a little."

Jeffrey Q., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The fact that you can adjust the positions as needed and that it’s great support for my back."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Subarus are just noisy....road noise. This is my 3rd Sub & they have all been noisy compared to other cars."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Moderate noise level and moderate seat comfort"

Robert D., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good , controlled ride very secure in snow and wet weather,"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Would like the front seats better if they were a bit longer. Would be better if the engine noise and road noise were less obvious"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The ride is a bit noisy. Handling is OK but not really fun driving in particular."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are not that comfortable (I have a pretty small frame but it does get uncomfortable on long rides, relatives who are more average in size state that the seats are pretty uncomfortable even on shorter rides). Very noisy inside (have to turn the radio up significantly, esp on the highway)."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"road noise is extremely loud"

Anonymous, NE (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I have back and sciatic issues so would prefer somewhat softer back and seat cushioning"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is somewhat harsh.Not as comfortable as 1997 Honda that I used to have."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Car is relatively comfortable, but I think the seats could be a little better."

H Z., NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The ride is rough and the noise level on the highway is terrible"

William A., MN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are super comforable and there is plenty of room both front and back"

Brian L., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The drive seat is fully electric, but the passenger seat is fully manual. There was no option to get the passenger seat fully electric. I found this to be ridiculous"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Driver's side is good with lots of options for seat position. Passenger side seat control is limited. Noise is acceptable. Ride is just like I like it."

Brad M., MO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"seats are too short, from front to back. to be comfortable. wind and tire noise makes it hard to listen to the radio and feel relaxed on a long trip."

Robert V., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very bumpy ride especially the front passenger seat. It horrible.Does not have much acceleration."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very smooth ride with fantastic visualability."

Daniel K., PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Comfortable ride. A bit loud on the highway"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Height of vehicle off ground and height of seats and visibility are very suitable for my wife and I."

Doug W., NC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I like that I don't have to climb into and out of the seat. It's just the right height to slide right into and out of. It is a bit rough and bouncy, but it doesn't bump onto a sharply angled driveway."

Wendy B., IL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are very comfortable, especially with lumbar support. Do not experience driver fatigue on long trips."

Priscilla J., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"We had after-market leather put on the seats and it is in good condition and comfortable. The ride is comfortable. However, the Subaru has developed a range of squeaks and rattles, not worth chasing down, but annoying in a two-year-old vehicle."

Bergen T., OR (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Not very comfortable hip and lower back areas."

John F., PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Overall the Forester XT is comfortable to drive. 59,100 miles in a little over 2 years shows I (we) spend a lot of time in the car. It's relatively quite, no vibrations, and the seats are comfortable."

Linda P., NH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are very, very comfortable. I have a bad back and when sitting in these seats I have no pain. Great support. Also, the ride is very good. Very smooth on the road."

Michael M., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Like this car so much that we bought another Subaru"

Jan S., MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"You can adjust seat up down back forward. Which I like as other drivers don’t always like my settings. The car blocks outside noise very well. The one thing I don’t like is the head rest for me I just can’t find the right adjustment"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"a bit noisy and bumpy"

Offir B., CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Quite noisy on the highway"

Anonymous, BC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The leather seats are very hard and uncomfortable. When I went to trade it for one with cloth seats I was limited in the accessories IE: no navigation system with cloth seats. i would not but another Subaru for the above reaSON."

Dale C., BC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Comfortable seats, good drivers position."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I wish that the car had a smoother ride."

David H., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The car is exceptionally smooth and quiet, despite excellent handling as well. And the seats, both front and rear, and roomy and very comfortable."

Kenneth C., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"My wife and I have enjoyed two summers of road trips totaling over 6,000 miles, mostly to the southwest from our home in Minnesota. We have always found ourselves and our dog to be comfortable during these trips."

Adam H., MN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The ride is a bit too bouncy for my tastes. Would rather bumps in roadway were buffered a bit more by the suspension."

Frederick S., NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Driver's seat has no lumbar support and I often get out of car and can hardly walk for a minute or two. It is also a short seat, hitting back of thighs in an uncomfortable way"

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Noise - the inside of the car can get somewhat noisy."

Susan S., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"seats could be more cmfortable"

Anonymous, WI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I find the seats comfortable and adjust well. Love the visibility and generally like the ride, though it doesn't cushion bumpy roads all that well. Car is very noisy."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Nice heated seats"

Anonymous, WI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are great, and the fact that the front doors open wider than many doors is a plus for my husband who has a disability. The ride is a little rougher than our previous car (a Camry) but I've mostly gotten used to it."

Anonymous, RI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Firm seats and noisy above 55 mph"

Mary K., PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats can be customized to you. Excellent lumbar support"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"since it is an SUV the ride is stiffer. the Yokahama tires are somewhat noisy and their ride is stiff."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Not too hard, not too soft"

Daniel M., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Rides/drives very well; very comfortable for two dissimilar people."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Road noise can be excessive."

John K., NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are very uncomfortable. you just cant get comfortable. Over 65 mph there is too much wind and road noise."

Richard D., RI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The continuously variable transmission seems awkward especially off highway driving. I just got the car two weeks ago so I guess I am still getting used to it. This car was highly rated in all categories by CR but the jury is still out as far as I'm concerned."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Don't like the jerky starts, even when trying hard not to. Mostly the seats are very uncomfortable. Do not have a bad back but it hurts after about 30 minutes of riding. Really becomes miserable. Also, the sound on the phone system is not great."

Anonymous, WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"ride is somewhat stiff. I sometimes feel seasick from the bouncing. However, my husband the primary driver doesn't mind the stiff ride."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"seats are comfortable but the vehicle is noisy. Idles too fast for too long."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I am 5:4" and female and the accelerator is far enough away that I have to get pretty close to the steering wheel. There is considerable road noise. The interior could be better designed for storage. for example, there is really no place to put my purse when a second person is in the car, in the passenger's seat. Also, door pockets are shaped in ways that make putting rectangular items like coupons in a bag liable to fall out."

Anonymous, TN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"well made like safety features, good fuel economy. Doors too heavy to open and close."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Drivers seat is excellent for comfort , but have had problems with passenger seat. I cannot put a seat cover on the seat as it messes up the air bag controls. For the first year of ownership i had no problem with a lambs wool seat cover on the passenger seat , then all of a sudden it would not work , they replaced the module for the seat , and several other things.,then finally told me to remove the seat cover and not put it back on as the air bag system would not operate correctly with a seat cover on the seat. Very disapointing as i wanted to keep the seats pristine."

Lance H., MO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I would like automatic passenger seat in front. air-conditioned seats in front and heated back seats. I'm pleased with the comfort of the seats."

Brenda C., OK (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I can drive all day with no back discomfort. Seat adjustments are very useful. Reasonably quiet for a small car."

Richard V., MI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The heater is a little anemic. It should blow more heat at your feet."

Richard D., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester is overall very comfortable, but the seat bottoms should be a bit longer for better thigh support, and the noise levels (wind and road) should be lower."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Love the seat adjustablity and comfort."

Ronald B., MI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Only bad thing is the seat belt that is uncomfortable across my chest. There is insufficient adjustment ability. Otherwise, car is very very comfortable."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"seat comfort is ok but ride is slightly bouncy and jerky especially around town"

Anonymous, MO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"seat is at "butt level", making it easy to get in and out of the car."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Extremely comfortable! Able to take cross country trips without pain or discomfort after many hours on the road for both my wife and I!"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It is a little noisey but the seats and ride are very good"

Vince C., VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The ride is too firm. The seats are great. It could be quieter."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Easy in and out, good seat adjustment and support, quiet ride, roomy"

Dale C., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The passenger seat is not comfortable for long distances. It can not be adjusted other than moving it forward or back and changing the angle of the seat back. The drivers seat can be adjusted for back comfort,,etc. all seats should have adjustability functions."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The comfort and ride is very good. But in the 3 years I have had it, it has developed a few rattles. But the most irritating is a vibration in lamp area in the front. The vibration is loud and interferes with the MIC for the hands free phone"

Anonymous, OR (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Extremely comfortable seats"

Daniel M., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"auto is noisy while driving on the highway/freeway. sounds like windshield not fully attached. lots of wind noise."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Driver's seat very comfortable"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The AC has not worked reliably. Repaired twice and will require another repair."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are small and uncomfortable especially on longer trips."

Deborah S., MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The small compartment spaces are terrible. From the outside it looks like there's space but the inside area has bumps because it's being used by the car for other things. No real storage room"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"road noise is bad,When driving at slow speeds it's acceptable but the moment you get on the freeway it's difficult to listen to the radio license jacked up."

Anonymous, WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I like the openness of the diver position. I also like that I can step into my driver seat without bending."

Timothy M., VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are comfortable. Ride is a bit noisy."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Extremely comfortable front and back seats. Back seat are more comfortable than other SUVs and have plenty of leg room. The car is very quite and rides well with limited engine noise and outside wind noise."

Deborah L., CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Bad head rests are not easy to adjust. More road noise than I’d like."

Anonymous, LA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"This vehicle does everything Suburu advertises. A great car. No maintenance issues at all. Noisy on the highway is only legitimate criticism."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The leather seats are very supportive and the adjustable lumbar support allows me to dial in the fit to suit my body particularly well. Road noise is acceptable. The 19-inch wheels on my Touring model necessitate low profile tires, which provide a rough ride."

Cindy K., CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Power seats."

Anonymous, NM (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very comfortable seats (and I have driven over 50K miles in 2 years of ownership). Ride noise higher than I'd prefer for the price. Ride ok but could be a bit smoother for the price."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"All are excellent."

Anonymous, MB (2016 Subaru Forester)

"To much exterior noise Rough ride"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are better than the ones on my older Forester. However the supports areas for the thighs could be longer and the seats more expansive in general."

Anonymous, WV (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Back seats not that comfortable. Road noise in front seat is bothersome."

Mike-Maryalice B., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very comfortable front seats, and the rear seats are unusually comfortable for a SUV. The interior noise level is fairly quiet, similar to my 2008 Toyota Camry. The ride is a little firm but controlled (about what you would expect from a SUV that is at home off-road)."

Doug R., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The car has developed an annoying hesitation when I accelerate in a modest manner. When I slam on the accelerator the hesitation doesn't appear."

Bill E., TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I like a high seating position while driving. I wish Suburu offered leather seating in the Premium model I prefer to own, which is the highest level model that I can get a manual transmission in."

Anonymous, DE (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handles well"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It is very easy to enter and get out of the car. the primary driver of this car is short. The seat adjust well for visibility. Few cars tested had the seat comfort and this visibility. the ride is comfortable and the car is very sure footed in the snow."

Anonymous, MN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats have excellent lumbar support and are very roomy"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Adjustable electric seat excellent, especially lumbar support. Wind noise at freeway speed is irritating"

Barry C., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It's perfectly fine for my comfort"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I am 6'5" and the seat fits me very well, with plenty of headroom and great adjustable lumbar support, very good visibility, firm but not too firm ride, good suppression of engine and road noise."

Robert S., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are comfortable for someone my height (5'10") and the driving position is perfect for my wife who is 5'2" Ride is excellent and noise is not a factor."

Anonymous, AL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The lumbar support In drivers seat, the comfort of all seats and the styling of the leather interior. The rear seats are roomier than other cars we’ve owned, and the overall visibility from any seat"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are generally comfortable for short trips but the butt soon tires on longer rides. An after market gel seat cushion improves the situation. Noise and ride are very good. The ride is so smooth that it is too easy to exceed the speed limit - best to turn on the cruise control."

Mark M., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are very comfortable. I have the leather interior and love them because it is easier to slide in and out than with cloth. I do notice more road noise than I would like. It took me awhile to get used to the all wheel feel but now that I am used to it, I love it."

Barbara O., TN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Not COMFORT, the QUALITY of the cloth seat fabric is terrible. At just over 9000 miles the driver's seat back cloth fabric had to be replaced under warranty. This was done reluctantly, and only after contacting Subaru corporate customer service since the dealer initially refused to do so. The fabric had become badly frayed and very noticeably worn in the left 'bolster' area. Subaru made an otherwise great car, but went cheap in their choice of fabric."

Rodney M., VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"These Subaru seats are way better than the 2012 Toyota Rav4 seats"

Kenneth L., ME (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Long car trips are comfortable. Feel safe in the car in rain and shine."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"not much wind noise. seems solid ride. seats are infinitely adjustable and comfortable. can raise drivers seat. lots of interior space."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is somewhat noisy with road noise, and the ride not as smooth as some other similar vehicles."

Bob W., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seat width is too narrow. ADD inches to the front seats for us Americans' larger bottoms! Safety belt's buckle digs into my thigh/hip."

Anonymous, OR (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are 3/4 scale, especially the seat bottoms. They are possibly a good fit for a typical middle schooler but not a typical adult. The small seats provide the illusion of more space in the front part of the interior, but at a cost in comfort. Vehicle handles ok, not very confidence-inspiring. It encourages you to drive like grandma. Overall noisier than it needs to be, feels tinny and cheap."

Paul M., NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very comfortable seats; quiet ride; however, because of the increased height of the vehicle, it performs like a "covered wagon" on uneven pavements so the urban ride is not very comfortable."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Rides lasting 3 hrs or longer, make for a horrible experience with the seats."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Not as luxurious as I would like it. Also, passenger seat would be much better if it were a power seat."

Eileen F., ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Comfort is excellent, seats allow you to set upright and are supportive. Noise is okay with some tire noise. Ride is firm and controlled."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Love the heated seats. Driving is quiet, not a lot of road noise."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I love the seat position controls. Great for a short person. The ride is a little noisy. Otherwise everything is very comfortable."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very comfortable, quiet car. Very good gas mileage."

James K., IN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I am very comfortable driving this car for any length of time. Good seat controls and am able to adjust the seat to whatever I need."

Anonymous, ME (2016 Subaru Forester)

"very comfotable and easy to adjust, good seating height"

John G., WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are comfortable and the height of the vehicle make entering and exiting very easy"

Louis P., TN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very stiff suspension--harsh when crossing rough roads or RR crossings. Seats are most comfortable I've owned. Noise is rather loud when accerating."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Noisy ride. Can hear engine loudly while accelerating. Can hear excessive outside street noise. A very choppy ride. Feels as if riding in a Jeep."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Only car I've had in years that I can sit in for long periods of time without my back hurting."

Anonymous, MN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Drivers seat is very uncomfortable."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I would like to see better shocks installed and level of road noise reduced with a light weight insulation included as standard."

Jule M., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Too much highway noise"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It has a harsher and nosier ride than my previous car, a 2000 Camry - and the Forester driver's seat and head rest don't allow for a fully upright seating position (i.e., head over shoulders over hips). It forces the driver into something of a slouch."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seat control and ride"

Anonymous, NM (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Driver's seat adjustments allow me to find the exact spot for my best vision and comfort. Easy to use."

Anonymous, WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Little to no interior noise; excellent in keeping out external noises (traffic, blaring radios, etc.) Ride is very comfortable. I'm quite short, and have no difficulty adjusting the seat for comfort and functionality."

Patricia K., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is a little stiff, but to be expected with an SUV. Noise is a little much. Seats are OK, but they don't have adequate lumbar support."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good visibility, good seating comfort"

Allen V., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are firm, but reasonably comfortable."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"My biggest regret with this car is the window tinting in the front compartment it is inadequate it makes the car hot and it makes the driver hot and exposed to UV rays."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It rides smoothly and fairly quietly."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Not comfortable on long trips. Too hard."

Michael J., MN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"A little more road noise than I like."

Anonymous, OK (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seat lack support."

Anonymous, IN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very comfortable on road trips. So easy to see out of. No blindspot. Quiet and roomy."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats don't accommodate short people--the headrest is at an unsafe and uncomfortable level and can't be moved enough to be both comfortable and safe. The Forester is noisy."

Beverley B., DE (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Hard ride"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Quiet, heated seats are useful, and ride is good. What I would REALLY like to talk about are the higher end electronic features (e.g., adaptive cruise control), but that didn't seem to fit a category. I love the adaptive cruise and the blind spot detectors."

Jack V., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Noise is higher then I would like. Ride can be harsh on some roads."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Actually the passenger seat is too high for my build. It is perfect for my 5'4" wife. I would like it to have a height adjust."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"seats [non-power] do not have good thigh or lower back support."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"nothing uncomfortable about the ride. Very quiet cabin. sometimes find putting on the passender front seat seat belt to be not easy."

Robert G., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Great around town car with good comfort, handling and cargo capacity."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Easily adjustable seat position including seat heater, overall comfort of all seats, lack of noise, excellent ride."

Melissa J., ID (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Somewhat tiring on long trips. Would rather be driving the Ridgeline"

Michael T., OR (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Although leather seats are good, they get uncomfortable on long rides. Engine noise is louder than it should be, especially on acceleration. And wind noise is louder than it should be at high speeds. The ride is quite good, but bumps definitely shudder the car. Visibility is superb. Air conditioning is a bit hard to control, often feeling either "cold" or "off" (but it's controllable with fiddling of the temp control). Instrumentation screens (3 of them!) are inexplicably complicated and not user-configurable enough. For instance, the info screen containing temp, oil temp, mileage calculations and clock ARE configurable, but not enough (I don't need TWO versions of the clock on screen at the same time, and the MPG acronyms/icons are incomprehensible.)"

Ralph B., DE (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Road noise seems to be unusually high. Needs more storage spaces (eg, coin drawer)."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"ride is uneven at times"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"My wife drives this car. When I am in this car my back hurts when I drive."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The Car is a bit noisy when travelling on long rides. The seats are comfortable and there is lots of headroom. The a/c and heating systems could be improved! It takes quite a while for the car to cool down and the cooling does not work very well when you stop at a traffic light, i.e.: it gets warmer when the car stands with the engine running. It takes a long time for the car to warm up when it is cold outside and the heater does not perform very well on very cold days."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"firm and noisy feel the road"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good view of the road."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Handles well, seats are comfortable"

Anonymous, KS (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Too noisy"

Sam A., CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The ride is good, but the road noise is loud and the seat comfort is TERRIBLE. Only the driver seat had the options of power and I prefer 6-8 way power seats in both front seats. I only have 4 way I think in driver seat. Pass is fully manual YUCK. The seats are too narrow and constricting and very uncomfortable for road trips. I have no idea how comfortable the back seat is, but I would think not very comfortable for an adult size person. Leg room is good, just not comfortable seats. Oh and the head rests... Women often wear clips in their hair-when wearing a hair clip-which I do often my head is always pushed forward unless a set my seat back way back.. This vehicle is ok for skinny people (but the whole Subaru "experience" is geared toward younger people), but just not well suited for someone with a bit of weight on them. Which is a good portion of our current population LOL"

Luann M., GA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are multi-positionable , however I do experience some numbness on my bottom when travelling distances.in the past I've found Chrysler,s van and LHS sets much more comfortable."

Peter M., ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"seats could be softer, need foam cushion for all-day drives."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"nice you sit up straight and easy entrance/exit"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The rear seat area could be larger"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I find the car to be comfortable to be in on long drives, with little noise."

Gustaf B., CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Noise level has been increasing."

Anonymous, IN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester is quite accommodating for larger people. The SUV is impressive in that it does not feel like a SUV, and is able to provide gas millage comparable to most economy cars."

Curt L., MO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are very comfortable, vehicle is extremely easy to enter and exit"

Donald S., NC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The car has many driver side adjustments, great for my back, was going to get a less expensive car, but seat adjustments, and no back pain while or after driving made it worth spending $5000 more"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Wish it was less noisy on the road, otherwise performs well."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I love my Subaru Forester but wish the road noise was better."

Anonymous, SC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are great, ergonomics of cabin in general are great."

Paul L., IL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I drive long distances and the adjustable heated seats are consistently comfortable"

Garry H., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The car has a surprisingly large amount of leg room in the both the front and rear seats. I have had no complaints about seats or the ride."

Hunter E., NC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"All seats are very comfortable. Plenty of leg and knee room in all seats. Rear seat is tight for three (but ok for short drives). Noise level could be better, both engine and wind noise Ride is a bit rough over bumps. Climate control works very well, but fan noise is quite loud. Very easy to enter and exit all passenger doors. Wish this car offered a more upscale interior, especially on dash and doors. The array of storage cubbies in the front could be better. Missing compartments with doors"

RALPH B., DE (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Incredible lumbar support due to seat back design. I even called Toyota to tell them they needed to copy Subaru's seat design."

THURSTON C., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very roomy with great headroom, and excellent visibility due to large window areas."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I really like the front seats; very comfortable for people with low back problems. It is a noisy ride."

NANCY L., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"When we purchased the car, we were most concerned with my wife's physical comfort--we find it excellent. The other factors are not important to us."

DAVID S., ON (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Fun to drive; very nimble; seats too firm; took about 15,000 miles to break in."

Anonymous, TN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"i didn't know when I ordered this car that it didn't have blink spot detection . i thought i was getting all the safety detections"

GARY C., DE (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It rides a little rough and needs to offer options like memory seats and mirrors as well as automatic door locks"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Nice tight car, no rattles. Good acceleration, good steering. Pretty good ride.Seat are comfortable over few hours drive. Back seat is not as nice as front one. AC system is not powerful. Dealer charged the AC and claimed that sometimes they get a car improperly charged at the factory. I do not really believe that and fear more AC problems are on the horizon. I love the CVT transmission."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I can get in or out easier, sit up higher, have better visibility than on previously owned (BMW, Infiniti) cars."

R K., NV (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats were very comfortable during at trip from VT to MS and back."

JEFFREY K., VT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Car is still new to express definite opinion"

JOSEPH F., BC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"We find road noise to be a bit of a problem. Seats are acceptable. Climate control a little confusing. Would also like to be able to have more range for air conditioning."

Anonymous, AB (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I am 6'5" and have plenty of head and leg room, and great visibility. The ride is smooth yet firm."

K S., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Few convenient cup holders, pockets for glasses, change etc. Quite inconvenient. Because of eyesight system EZ Pass placement is awkward."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are Very Good, wish the passenger seat was power and lumbar like driver seat. Also, heated seats are nice but need air conditioned seats. The noise could be reduced. I use the blue tooth on the highway and at times it is problematic. Engine is noisy The wind and traffic interfere"

CHRISTOPHER M., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Was able to have purple leather seat inserts installed prior to receiving new Forester."

WENDY P., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"all of above."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I am a large driver/passenger. There is plenty of headroom and leg room in my 2.5i basic model Forester. The models with a sunroof did not have as much headroom. It is also easy to get in and get out and the doors open quite wide."

JOE B., NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I don't find the seating all too comfortable, but the ride is very smooth. The noise level is very low for a small car. For a small car it handles more like a Buik; it's not too responsive."

Anonymous, KS (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Rough tide. Low comfort. Very noisy"

Anonymous, MS (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The A/C has trouble keeping cool in the summer. Road noise is a bit high at highway speeds."

RAKESH G., NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Cabin noise is very high, not sure if the tires are also a factory."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The climate control vents do not stay partially open so less control over the vents-on high or off. the wiper controls are difficult to use while driving."

Anonymous, MN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Quiet, comfortable ride, great heated! seats and good climate control."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Noisier than my former Buick. Ride a bit rougher."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats have great back support and are very comfortable. Very good viewing."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The interior road noise is slightly more than I would like. The window tint could be slightly darker."

VICTOR W., IL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The back support for the driver is not as comfortable as the 2012 Forester"

Anonymous, WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"THE A/C BLOWER IS LOUD AND I FEEL IT DOES NOT GET COLD ENOUGH EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING A VERY HOT SUMMER."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Loud road noise."

LAURA D., CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I wish it had less wind noise. More quiet cabin."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The car drives and handles well for a SUV. There is more noise than I would like in the car."

TIM L., IN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seat back is uncomfortable without my added back cushion (I'm 6"1'). Thigh support is a challenge. Head rest is irritatingly close in the most backward position. I prefer open windows versus air conditioning... it is noisy with them open and a puzzle ti figure out which others to open to minimize the rumble and wind noise. The ride is rough but I knew this beforehand through my research. Also, I have many times bumped my head on the rear hatch which does not open high enough."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"This vehicle gives the best ride of any vehicle that I have owned. Seats are very comfortable and road noise is kept to a minimum for a vehicle in this price range."

RALPH S., DE (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The air conditioning seems woefully under sized for this vehicle. Mayeb it is the giant sunroof acting as a heat distributer , but in this car you have to have the fan speed on 3 (there ar 4 speeds) the temp as cold as the knob will go and the recirc button on. It still takes forever and I live in new england, not Florida or anywhere else where it is generally much hotter...the dealer says the system is working properly and all coolant pressures/levels are in range...The setas for me get very un"

LAWRENCE J., MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Rear seats are especially uncomfortable."

HENRY V., SC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats and the ride are not as comfortable as I had hoped when driving longer distances (over 1hr). My back starts to hurt and the choppy ride gets tiresome."

Anonymous, MI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Noisy riding car, brakes squeal and emergency brake has a metallic clunk sound. Excellent ride on perfect. Very uncomfortable on rough, bumpy roads. Feel EVERY bump."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"climate control takes fairly long time to heat or cool the vehicle"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"2016 Forrester is very comfortable for me; I am 6'3" and 260 lbs and the overall comfort of the vehicle is great. Seems to have more headroom than my 2011 Outback."

BILL L., TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"the screen in the center painel after reflects light -- a diferente angle would avoid this and improve visibility of the information"

ALEXANDRE B., OR (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Ride-after my2005 Camry it took awhile to get used to the less compliant ride.I consider it a trade off for the excellent visibility and utility.Also I miss the nice kickdown of my 5 speed auto of the Camry. This vehicle seems abit underpowered to me.There is a lot of induction noise when you floor it,not too much power. In my owners manual I could not find the HP or Torque figures. I do like the handling and steering feel, very nice."

K J., OH (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The seats and the overall ride is great but the car is not as quiet as I had hoped. I drive a lot for work purposes and use the car's blue tooth system. However, clients constantly complain they cannot hear me or hear me clearly because od too much background noise. I hear them just fine."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"could be a little more support on back seats. the front seats are fatiging after a few hours driving"

VICTOR S., KY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are very hard at first. Now they are getting broken in and more comfortable."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Road noise is loud."

GARY W., GA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I find the Seats to be too narrow, and uncomfortable. The console intrudes into the space there my foot wants to sit on the accelerator making it awkward but not impossible. That is the worst point."

EDWIN W., WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"seats"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The vehicle is far quieter and more comfortable than expected on highway trips. I have learned that the Limited and Touring versions of the Forester have more soundproofing than the other trim levels."

CYNTHIA K., WI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Wish the seats could be adjusted more for tambor"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The driver's seat is electrically adjusted and is just wonderful. I can make it do anything."

SALLY I., CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I have sciatica and the Forester has the most comfortable seat that allows me to travel 9 hours without issue."

Anonymous, RI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very noisy. I hear all the road noise and can not hear the radio or phone while driving. Very uncomfortable car to get in and out of. Door do not lock automatically when I start the vehicle. A very important safety factor!! Poo design that leaves no room to store anything, such as a car shade or an emergency itme under the seat. Fuel door release is right by the driver door. Often I hit it with my foor snf releases fuel tank door. Many other issues that I did not know, till I purchased the Suba"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Slightly more road noise than ideal"

STEPHEN S., MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Front seats are narrow and uncomfortable; cup holders do not securely hold standard size beverage cans or bottles; middle console is too far back; hand brake is in the way of the seatbelt clip; loud road noise; climate control is OK; ride is OK"

ANN C., HI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The front seats are not comfortable after driving for an hour or more."

Anonymous, BC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I had to purchase the all weather package to get the lumbar support seats. The seats are very comfortable. I do have my eye on the air conditioning. It does not seem to cool off very well but it has been extremely warm. I will re-evaluate when it cools down a bit."

P B., PA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Extremely easy to get in and out, Seats just at the right height lumbar support is excellent and it has heated seats in the lumbar area"

Anonymous, WI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"excellent disability good fuel economy absorbed pot holes well shifts very nicely for a small car rides very well and is quite."

JAMES D., BC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The car is quite comfortable, and visibility is outstanding. However, there are very limited spaces to store things. My previous car, a Honda CRV, had spaces everywhere, and I miss that feature."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Subaru Forester)

"In a hot weather area like Texas, the air conditioning is inadequate to cool back seat passengers in a timely manner. This vehicle needs back seat vents. Additionally, the vehicle is somewhat noisy on the highway."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very quiet at highway speeds. Fit/finish is excellent. Fuel economy exceeded mfg posted rate. Sunroof is very large and fun"

ED E., MI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"compared to 2013 Prius this vehicle is 200% better"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Good I can get in and out easy."

LLOYD E., VT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Great seats and vision--easy to work climate controls and quick cooling/heating--really smooth ride and low road/windnoise!"

Anonymous, GA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I develop a "hot spot" where my body meets the driver's seat and have had to accomplish work-arounds. The Forester is classified as an SUV and has a somewhat stiff ride at low speed. At highway speed, the ride smooths out."

JOHN A., WI (2016 Subaru Forester)

"So far it has been a very good car."

JAMES M., FL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Passenger seat very uncomfortable. No lumbar support. Should have the same seat as on the driver side"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are firm but comfortable. There is a glare from the drivers side left air vent on the dash . It reflects off the drivers window and somewhat covers the drivers side outside mirror.If it didn't have chrome trim it would probably be fine. Takes getting used to."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Climate control system is poor. Car is always hot no matter how low the setting. A/C must always be on otherwise it blows hot air. Suspension system is very stiff to the point of giving me headaches on long trips. Head rest is poorly located for short people and too firm. Going over bumps in the road results in my head constantly whacking on it."

MAUREEN F., DE (2016 Subaru Forester)

"For shorter women (I am 5'4 and my niece is 5'1) the gas pedal location isn't very comfortable. It is my one complaint with the car. When my niece drove it on our way to Los Angeles, she mentioned the same thing. I previously had an Acura Tl and always drove without shoes. I can't do that in my Forester due to the location of the pedal."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"It has a nice ride when you are going down the freeway. When going a lower speed the all wheel drive is a little rough, but not jarring to your body. The style for 2016 is really a lot smarter looking than previous years. I like the StarLink system added for emergencies. This is something you pay extra for after a trial period. Also the satellite radio is great, but you have to pay for that too after 3 or 4 month trial. Overall, it is a really nice vehicle with plenty of room for the peop"

Anonymous, WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Tight,jittery ride on local streets. You feel every bump. Harsh ride."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I found the car seat very comfortable even on long trips. So nice to have A/C that works immediately. I appreciate being higher off the road; easier to get in and out of car."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"These are e most comfortable seats of any car we've ever owned."

Anonymous, MN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"We bought top of the line Forester. I was disappointed that the automatic door locks were not standard. Keyless entry would have been a nice feature, along with right lane change camera."

Anonymous, SC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Overall great handling, performance etc. Front seats can be somewhat uncomfortable on a long trip. Highway road noise on rough pavement is pronounced."

R F., AZ (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very short seats. poor bolstering. Caused problems for primary driver."

JAMES O., IL (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Could ride more smoothly"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"While this car has been exceptional, the only concern is that the air conditioning isn't very cold. Beyond that, the car is fabulous."

Anonymous, NV (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Noisy ride, uncomfortable seats. Backup camera is a joke...like an old 8mm movie"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Suggestions for future models: 1. Less noise 2. A/c vents for back seat Otherwise I love this car."

Anonymous, NV (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The leather seats get extremely hot in the sun as does the steering wheel. Getting in and out 0f this vehicle is very easy for me-I have a bad knee. The leather seat helps but but---"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Subaru Forester)

"controls hard to figure out and lots of road noise"

ALBERT H., NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"My wife finds the passenger front seat uncomfortable on long trips"

THOMAS B., VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Very comfortable"

WENDY O., WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Same"

BRUCE H., NS (2016 Subaru Forester)

"ride is loud and road noise is high; driver seat is very uncomfortable and any ride period longer than one hour causes discomfort."

Anonymous, OK (2016 Subaru Forester)

"In general, everything is great for the model expectations. However, the road noise is more than I would hope. This is also true for the noise heard thru the sun roof."

Anonymous, VT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"I have had 3 back surgeries and find the Forrester seats very comfortable for long distance trips"

WILLIAM B., TN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"The airconditioner seems to lack comfort without having to increase the airflow recirculation(?)"

Anonymous, TN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Although quieter than my previous two Foresters, this car is still on the noisy side. Also, although they have greatly enhanced the audio system in this vehicle, it is still a pain in the butt to program and use; e.g., the touch screen is so sensitive that if you merely brush it while reaching across the dash the radio will re-tune or un-tune from the program or CD or Ipod to something else."

T F., WA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Vehicle has easy access into & when exiting vehicle. Ride is a little hard as you feel all the road bumps. A/C takes a long time to cool interior, making sunny days uncomfortable."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Easy to get in and out of. Seats comfortable."

JOHN H., TN (2016 Subaru Forester)

"extremely comfortable for small SUV"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are good but relatively flat. Little side bolstering"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Subaru Forester)

"Most of interior is black vinyl which makes the car unbearably hot in the summer. Need better selection of light/neutral interior color options. Also, drivers seat is too hard. Toyota makes a better seat. Subaru should copy."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Subaru Forester)

"it is quiet. my 2006 was not quiet"