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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The sweet spot in the Forester lineup is the mid-level 2.5i Premium (one step up from the base 2.5i) with the CVT. It adds a power driver's seat and a giant sunroof to the base model. We'd add the desirable EyeSight safety equipment suite. All told, for under $29,000, you can get a Forester Premiu...
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