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2016 Subaru Forester tS Review: Quick drive

We get behind the wheel of Subaru’s flagship performance SUV bound for Oz in 2016.

2015 Subaru Forester Review : 2.0D-L diesel CVT

The Subaru Forester gets a new diesel/auto option, and a revised touchscreen, that make it better than ever. Here we test the entry level 2.0D-L.

2015 Subaru Forester Review

Subaru finally has a CVT to go with their boxer diesel engine. The facelifted Forester gets some much needed NVH and infotainment enhancements as well.

Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium: A week with Dr Dave

How much different is the new Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium to it's 2006 predecessor? Old Subaru owner Dr. Dave puts the new one to the test in this Guest Review.

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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...

2014 Subaru Forester - A Week with Dr Dave

Dr Dave currently drives a 2010 Subaru Forester, so we’ll get him to drive a new 2014 Forester XT around for a week to see what he thinks. What are the differences, what does he like and not like, would he consider upgrading to the new model.

Autonomous emergency braking explained

Safety is a top priority for those in the market for a new car, and when it comes to active safety features AEB is changing the game -- in fact it could save your life. Modern car safety systems, like forward collision detection, can help spot danger and warn the driver. Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) goes one step further and can automatically apply the brakes...

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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...

Mitsubishi Outlander v Subaru Forester : SUV comparison review

The Forester remains an appealing choice in a segment that has grown up over the past few years. Here it takes on Outlander, the redesigned Mitsubishi with space and versatility.

Medium SUV Comparison : Ford Kuga v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester v Volkswagen Tiguan

Sun, sand, surf... Australians love nothing more than going to the beach. Unless of course it’s a Saturday afternoon where we drape ourselves in team colours and cheer on our side to either cross the try line or kick through the middle posts...

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Subaru Forester News

Subaru Forester tS coming to Australia: STI-tuned SUV locked in for 2016

The Subaru Forester tS - or a version thereof - has been given an official green light for Australia, with a local debut now confirmed for around May or June next year. The news was revealed today by Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior during an Australian media drive of the new Levorg wagon in Japan...

Subaru to preview next-gen Forester and Impreza at Tokyo motor show

Viziv SUV concept to preview all-new Forester Electric all-wheel drive and autonomous driving tech to feature Impreza hatch replacement teased in new sketches Subaru will use this month’s Tokyo motor show to preview the replacements for two of its most important models: the Forester mid-sized SUV and the small Impreza...

2016 Subaru Forester facelift revealed ahead of Tokyo show

The facelifted Subaru Forester has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the 2015 Tokyo motor show, which takes place at the end of the month. Visually, the revised Forester is distinguished by a new grille, front bumper, and updated headlight and tail-lights graphics. The crossover's 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels are said to be more aerodynamic than the current units...

Subaru EyeSight technology boosting Australian sales

The standard fitment of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) technology in Subaru’s latest Liberty and Outback models has been a significant contributor to increased sales volume in Australia, the Japanese carmaker’s local arm says...

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Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

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...

2010 Subaru Forester XT Premium Review

Just managed to trade-in my beloved Forester XT after 5 fantastic years of ownership. It was hard to part with her but that mostly had to do with the blind adoration I held for this ever-so-practical family hauler. In manual form, it seemed to combine the duties of carting the family and our cargo around as well as provide a little fun and frivolity with it's 2...

2008 Subaru Forester XS Review

Young family? Teenager? Live on a farm? Like going to the beaching style and comfort? The "fully sick subie" as my mates describe it or the 2008 Subaru Forester is the perfect car for any job. It's an all rounder. It's generous space and comfort make this car a breeze to drive in all conditions including the wet as it's all wheel drive grip keeps the wheels glued to the road surface...

2010 Subaru Forester X Review

The Subaru Forester has, if my understanding is correct, been a sales winner for Subaru for many years now, and continues to sell well. It's easy to see why in some respects, although the car is far from without fault. Having owned this car since new, I rolled my eyes somewhat knowingly as Subaru finally joined the capped-price servicing bandwagon, albeit many years late...

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