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2017 Subaru Forester XT Premium review

The Subaru Forester XT Premium range-topper is getting on in years, but remains a compelling package for those after a tough and practical crossover with some punch off the line.

The Shortlist: Medium SUVs under $30,000 with rear-view camera and parking sensors

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are regularly asked by friends and family members as well as through online enquiries – what car do you recommend for me? Most people can usually identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. In this new series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S Review

The Subaru Forester is the Japanese brand's best-selling SUV year-to-date. It's had a substantial update for 2016, so here we take a closer look to see how it stacks up against some it its newer, flashier competitors.

2016 Subaru Forester tS Review

The limited-edition 2016 Subaru Forester tS claims to be sporty. We find out if it is.

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Subaru Forester v BMW X1 Comparison

Read the full review here. Bringing the 2016 Subaru Forester XT Premium and 2016 BMW X1 sDrive 20i together for a head-to-head gunfight isn’t quite as left field as it might seem. Pricing is close – only $3610 between the starting prices – and both are positioned as affordable family SUVs at the smaller end of the scale.

2016 Subaru Forester tS Review

Read the article here. There are no fewer than 11 STI emblems on the 2016 Subaru Forester tS, so if you're a Suby enthusiast you’d expect it to live up to the hype of the Japanese maker’s go-fast sub-brand. What is the new Forester tS? Well, it clearly isn’t just any Forester given that it features revised styling, revamped suspension, 19-inch Enkei wheels with wider tyres and bigger Brembo brakes – but crucially, no more power...

2015 Medium SUV Comparison Review : Tucson, RAV4, CX-5, Forester

Read the article here. The just-released Hyundai Tucson is gunning to shoot Mazda’s CX-5 off its perch as the top-selling mid-sized SUV range in Australia. And if first impressions are anything to go by, the South Korean threat to Japanese domination looks very real indeed...

2015 Subaru Forester Diesel Review

Read the article here. After a lengthy wait for faithful fans of the brand , the Subaru Forester is now available with a diesel engine/automatic transmission combination. This engine and gearbox combinations is the same pairing we've tested previously in the Outback and we know that Subaru's boxer diesel engine is beautifully matched to the clever CVT...

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Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Highline R-Line v Subaru Forester XT Premium comparison

You've decided you need a mid-sized crossover. But at the same time, you don't want some boring econobox with snooze-worthy performance. You want something with at least the pretence of being a little dynamic, because you're still a car-lover. In another era you may have owned a hot hatch or nimble coupe...

Subaru Forester XT Premium v BMW X1 sDrive 20i Comparison

The Subaru Forester has a long tradition of bulletproof reliability and quality family SUV ability. It's got a tough fight on its hands against the excellent BMW X1 though.

Hyundai Tucson v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester v Toyota RAV4: Medium Diesel SUV comparison

The just-released Hyundai Tucson is gunning to shoot Mazda’s CX-5 off its perch as the top-selling mid-sized SUV range in Australia. And if first impressions are anything to go by, the Korean threat to Japanese domination looks very real indeed...

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CarAdvice podcast 43: Geneva motor show!

Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens are in the studio this week. Included in car news is the PSA takeover of Opel, Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok, the 2017 Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year, Mitsubishi Lancer future in doubt, Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, KTM X-Bow is on sale in Australia...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Subaru Forester, Impreza added to Takata airbag recall: 34,500 vehicles affected

Subaru has issued a recall for 34,563 of its 2008 to 2009 model-year Impreza small cars and 2009 model-year Forester SUVs as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest notice, affected models are fitted with front passenger airbag inflators that could shoot metal fragments into the cabin when deployed, posing a significant risk of injury, even death, to occupants...

Subaru Liberty GT, Impreza WRX/STI and Forester XT recalled for air pump fix: 22,000 vehicles affected

Subaru has issued a recall for 22,726 vehicles from its turbocharged Liberty GT, Impreza WRX and STI, along with Forester XT models from various model years over concerns a faulty air pump could pose a fire risk. The company reports that certain vehicles may contain a faulty secondary air pump relay, which could cause the secondary air pump to overheat...

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Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

2003 Subaru Forester XS Luxury Review

Our 2003 Forester was purchased brand new as a downsizing option from a Ford Falcon - we wanted something comfortable, safe and reliable with a bit of flexibility when it comes to load and cabin space. We decided on the top trim XS Luxury model as it came with leather, sunroof and side impact airbags - when we first got the car we did experience some quality niggles that in all honesty were expected due to the fact that this iteration of Forester had only just started to be produced...

2006 Subaru Forester XS Review

The 2006 MY07 Subaru Forester is the second Forester in our family, with the previous one being a 1998 model. I love the smoothness of the 2.5L naturally aspirated Boxer 4-cylinder, which produces 121kW (162 hp) with the 5-speed manual transmission. The XS includes a 6-disc CD changer with factory subwoofer on the left hand side in the boot...

2016 Subaru Forester 2.0xt Premium Review

I bought my Forester XT Premium in March and love it. It has Travelled 5000km now and is averaging 9.2lt per 100km (note it only runs on 98). The turbo engine makes really good power and you rarely have to do more than breathe on the accelerator to keep up with traffic. I find the CVT in the Subies really good and a superior experience to the traditional stepped autos...

1998 Subaru Forester Review

I personally find the descriptor “crossover” to be a bit of a dirty word as I find most crossovers to be, in general, big, heavy, and sloppy, yet somehow they still manage to sell like hot cakes. However, one crossover that feels quite the opposite, and actually has quite the cult following, is the Subaru Forester, the smallest SUV the company has offered...

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