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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.

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.

2016 Subaru Forester Review

The mid-life update to the fourth-generation Forester is worth taking note of...

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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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2018 Subaru Forester pricing and specs: Same looks, more kit

The 2018 Subaru Forester has arrived on sale, with minor tweaks across a few of the model grades. There are no cosmetic changes to the 2018 model-year version of the Subaru Forester (and thus these are photos of the last model-year update, 2016), with just spec upgrades filtering to the petrol-powered 2.5i-S, turbo-petrol 2.0 XT Premium, and turbo-diesel 2...

The Shortlist: Manual diesel AWD SUV with a full-size spare and sat-nav, under $45,000

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But... where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

Subaru recalls 33,000 vehicles for Takata airbag replacement

Subaru has issued a recall for 33,228 vehicles across a range of model lines, as part of the ongoing Takata airbag saga. Affected vehicles include 11,234 units of the 2008-2011 Impreza and WRX, 12,313 of the 2009-2012 Forester, 1817 of the 2004-2009 Liberty and Outback, and 673 2009-2010 Tribeca vehicles...

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...

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Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

2004 Subaru Forester X review

I bought this car because I lost my car in my divorce settlement and I couldn't fit the kids on a bicycle. It's a great little car with lots of advantages. It has a boot, for example, which means I don't need to strap my shopping bags to the roof. It also has seats, which means I don't need to strap my kids to the roof...

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...

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