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Subaru Forester gets $1000 price cut

  The entry-level Subaru Forester has had its price shaved from $30,990 to $29,990 plus on road costs, undercutting all of its AWD rivals in the medium SUV segment. The new price makes the Subaru Forester 2...

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Subaru Forester XT Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Subaru Forester XT Review

It would seem Subaru has matured nicely as the marque celebrates its 40th anniversary in Australia – the launch of the new Subaru Forester XT is distinguished by the fact that, for the first time, the Forester turbo doesn’t get a boy-racer bonnet scoop. Not only has the trademark scoop been ditched, so too has the manual transmission...

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$43,490 to $50,490

Subaru Forester first to score top marks in new IIHS crash test
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Subaru Forester first to score top marks in new IIHS crash test

The Subaru Forester has become the first vehicle to score top marks in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) small overlap front crash test. The new Subaru Forester was the only one of 13 'Small SUVs' tested by the US-based safety authority to earn a 'good' rating in the test...


Subaru recalls over 5500 cars with wiring issue
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Subaru recalls over 5500 cars with wiring issue

Subaru Australia is recalling over 5500 vehicles due to a wiring issue that could cause vehicles to stall and not restart. Potentially affecting 2459 Subaru Impreza, 1455 XV and 1674 Forester models manufactured between January 20, 2012 and April 9, 2012, the wiring problem stems from the possible misrouting of the cars’ engine wiring harnesses that could lead to interference with the intake manifold retaining bolt or tumble generator valve during normal vehicle operation...


SUV Comparison: Video Reviews
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SUV Comparison: Video Reviews

The Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan are among the newest, best and most popular compact SUV models on sale in Australia. We took to the freeway and sand dunes, then to twisty country roads and urban backstreets, to find which is the most practical, efficient and dynamic contender in the class...


2013 Subaru Forester Video Review
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2013 Subaru Forester Video Review

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Compact SUV comparison: Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Subaru Forester v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Volkswagen Tiguan

Compact SUV comparison: Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Subaru Forester v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Volkswagen Tiguan

Compact SUVs – are they just six one way, half-dozen the other? Not so, if this bunch of newly-released and ultra-popular models are anything to go by. The top-selling Mazda CX-5 brings a new petrol engine to battle the class-favourite Volkswagen Tiguan, while the all-new Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Mitsubishi Outlander and Honda CR-V add fresh competition...


2013 Subaru Forester XT debuts with smaller engine, CVT only
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2013 Subaru Forester XT debuts with smaller engine, CVT only

Subaru Australia has launched the 2013 Subaru Forester XT with just two trim levels and a downsized 2.0-litre engine. The all-new range-topping Subaru Forester 2.0 XT and 2.0 XT Premium models will take the number of fourth-generation Forester variants to 10 when they go on sale from February. The 2013 Subaru Forester 2...


Subaru Forester continues 2WD snub to preserve brand DNA
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Subaru Forester continues 2WD snub to preserve brand DNA

Subaru is prepared to miss out on a massive sales boost in order to protect its adventurous image. The company will launch the fourth-generation Subaru Forester next February, but the crossover wagon will only be available as an all-wheel drive. In contrast, almost all rivals offer more affordable two-wheel-drive versions of their compact SUVs, all with a lower ride height than the chunky Subaru...


2013 Subaru Forester Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2013 Subaru Forester Review

Call it stubborn or smart, but the fundamentals of the Subaru Forester have not changed to cash in on the current SUV craze. Low-riding SUVs that send their power to the front wheels only are recording phenomenal sales at the moment, but Subaru has maintained the fourth-generation Forester as a high-riding all-wheel-drive-only model...

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2013 Subaru Forester interior revealed in full image gallery
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2013 Subaru Forester interior revealed in full image gallery

The interior of the 2013 Subaru Forester has finally been revealed in full as the all-new mid-sized SUV has made its showroom debut in its domestic market. Launching in Australia in the first quarter of 2013, the fourth-generation Japanese-built Subaru Forester sports a cabin heavily inspired by the new Impreza small car on which it's based...


2013 Subaru Forester official images
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2013 Subaru Forester official images

The first official images of the 2013 Subaru Forester have been released ahead of the all-new medium SUV's world premiere in Japan on November 13. Uncovered in September in a series of leaked brochure images, the fourth-generation Forester shares much in common with the recently released Subaru Impreza small car and the high-riding Subaru XV crossover, with which it shares its basic underpinnings...


2013 Subaru Forester: first images of new mid-sized SUV
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2013 Subaru Forester: first images of new mid-sized SUV

The 2013 Subaru Forester has been revealed for the first time in a series of leaked brochure images. Published by enthusiast website Carscoop, the images confirm the all-new fourth-generation Forester SUV will share much in common with the Subaru Impreza hatch with which it shares its basic underpinnings...


Subaru Forester X Luxury Edition adds more gear
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Subaru Forester X Luxury Edition adds more gear

The Subaru Forester X Luxury Edition is now available in Australia, adding more than $3500 in extra features to the popular compact SUV. Priced from $32,990 before on-road costs for the five-speed manual variant, the Forester X Luxury Edition includes 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, front wiper de-icer, heated door mirrors, leather upholstery and heated front seats...


Mazda CX-5 targets Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4
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Mazda CX-5 targets Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4

The new Mazda CX-5 will challenge the likes of the Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail to become one of Australia's best-selling SUVs, says the Japanese car maker. Mazda has this week launched the all-new CX-5, a vehicle that replaces the CX-7 and a model it says will achieve about 12,000 annual sales...


2012 Subaru Forester 2.0D, Outback 2.0D more fuel efficient
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2012 Subaru Forester 2.0D, Outback 2.0D more fuel efficient

Subaru Australia has upgraded its two diesel models for 2012, with the Forester 2.0D and Outback 2.0D now offering improved fuel economy and smoother gearshifts. The Forester and Outback diesels are equipped with the same 2.0-litre diesel engine and six-speed manual transmission – a combination that is now 6.2 per cent more fuel efficient than before...


2012 Subaru Outback upgraded, Forester X limited edition on sale
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2012 Subaru Outback upgraded, Forester X limited edition on sale

The 2012 Subaru Outback gets a mild equipment upgrade for the New Year while retaining its old price. Mirroring the 2012 Model Year upgrade to the Liberty, satellite navigation, a reversing camera, USB connectivity, and a full-size alloy spare wheel are now standard across the range. The upgrades add around $2500 extra value to the entry-level Outback 2...


2011 Subaru Forester Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2011 Subaru Forester Review

Since its introduction in 1997, the Subaru Forester has gone on to become one of the most trustworthy and reputable cars on sale today. The 2011 model year Forester is armed with an all-new naturally-aspirated engine with more torque and better acceleration. The Subaru Forester is the sort of car you buy because you know it will do everything it claims without question...

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$30,990

Subaru Forester S-Edition Review
Rating: 610 /10
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Subaru Forester S-Edition Review

With nearly 150,000 Subaru Foresters sold in Australia, the time has come for an ultra-high performance variant. Say hello to the Subaru Forester S-Edition. Those of you that know your Subarus might be wondering why there is now a Forester XT and an S-Edition in the one model range? The answer is rather simple...

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$30,990

2011 Subaru Forester range updated for Australia
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2011 Subaru Forester range updated for Australia

The 2011 Subaru Forester range has undergone a significant upgrade, with new engines, refreshed styling, enhanced equipment and an all-new range-topping performance variant headlining the changes. The Forester S-Edition joins the Forester X, XS, XT and 2.0D variants in the new expanded range. Prices for the entry-level Forester X models have remained unchanged, as have the 2...


Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan X-Trail
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Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail vs Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4 Models reviewed: Subaru Forester – $30,990 to $46,990 Nissan X-Trail – $28,490 (2WD) to $45,240 Toyota RAV4 – $28,990 (2WD) to $49,990 Last year saw 114,761 Compact SUVs sold in Australia. That's an increase of more than 30,000 units since 2009 and represents the fastest growing segment in the Australia car market...


2010 Subaru Forester Video Review
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2010 Subaru Forester Video Review

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2011 Subaru Forester revisions
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2011 Subaru Forester revisions

Images and details of the upcoming 2011 model Subaru Forester have surfaced online. The model gets a new face over the existing Forester and also gets the new boxer engine. From the outside, the front gets a slightly revised front grille arrangement and there's also new wheels. But it's under the bonnet where most of the changes will be, because it's one of the first cars to get the all-new 2...


Subaru Forester S-Edition Concept at 2010 AIMS
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Subaru Forester S-Edition Concept at 2010 AIMS

Update: Subaru Australia says this is not a tuned by STI or STI edition of the Forester, it will simply be called S-Edition. The Subaru Forester is a success story that any car company would love to share. Subaru has been fortunate to have built a strong reputation in Australia that has seen the likes of Forester and Impreza become household names trusted by tens of thousands of families...


Subaru Forester leads sales for September 2010
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Subaru Forester leads sales for September 2010

According to the latest September VFACTS figures, overall Subaru sales have increased by 10.6 percent this month compared to the same time last year - going from 2807 sales to 3105. Subaru's latest overall figures led by the Subaru Forester, which contributed 1330 units. The Subaru Forester made up 13...


Subaru Forester Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Subaru Forester Review

Subaru Forester Review Diesel Driven: SUBARU Forester 2.0D Premium - $39,990 Manufacturer's List Price SUBARU Forester 2.0D - $35,990 (not driven)   As a motoring journalist you are required to be utterly impartial in your appraisal of each and every vehicle you road test, but in this particular case, that’s going to be all the more difficult, when parked in our garage is the family Subaru Liberty...

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$30,990

Subaru Forester diesel added to Australian range
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Subaru Forester diesel added to Australian range

Following the diesel variants of the Outback launched late last year, Subaru Australia has today added the 2.0-litre diesel engine to the Subaru Forester range. Matching the Outback’s performance, the turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0D Boxer engine produces 108kW and 350Nm of torque, while consuming 6.4 litres/100km combined cycle and emitting 168g/km CO2, meeting Euro V standards...


Subaru sales up in April, Forester sees strong results
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Subaru sales up in April, Forester sees strong results

Subaru has achieved a positive result in April recording 3216 vehicle sales, according to official VFACTS figures released today. Topping the list, the brand's Forester compact SUV. The result shows Subaru sales were up 7.2 per cent on the same month last year, and up 9.3 per cent year-to-date (YTD). Leading the brand's sales charge in April is the Subaru Forester...


Subaru Forester X special edition with SatNav
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Subaru Forester X special edition with SatNav

Subaru has released a special edition Subaru Forester X which includes factory-fitted satellite navigation, priced at $990 more than the standard car. Satellite navigation is not normally available on the Forester X, and is a $2500 option on the higher-spec models...


Subaru Forester X adds adventure-ready accessory pack for April
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Subaru Forester X adds adventure-ready accessory pack for April

During April, Subaru will offer an adventure-ready accessory pack to its popular Forester X all-wheel drive SUV model. The pack features extras valued at more than $2000 for no extra cost and includes a Garmin Nuvi 1350 widescreen portable satellite navigation unit, Bluetooth mobile phone kit, carpet mats, rear step panel, cargo tray, headlamp protectors, bonnet protector, roof cross bars and an additional $200 Subaru genuine accessory voucher...