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2021 Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport review

While the medium-SUV segment strengthens with every new model, it also remains a favourite with Australian buyers. One of the traditional mainstays is the Subaru Forester, and this time we test the new Sport variant.

2020 Subaru Forester Hybrid 2.0e-S review

Adding hybrid power to the Forester is an exercise in compromise, and a lot of it isn't good.

2020 Subaru Forester Hybrid 2.0e-L review

Subaru has arrived with hybrid motivation for its popular Forester. Is this the right medium SUV for the times?

Why Tasmania is Australia's road trip heaven

The great Australian road trip is dying. I fondly remember my family holidays being bookended by big drives, sometimes over a couple of days. All family members, along with their gear, crammed into a small space for hours on end... what could possibly go wrong? It’s the sort of thing that will quickly make or break family ties...

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2020 Subaru Forester Hybrid 2.0e-L review

Subaru is now offering hybrid power in the Forester mid-sized SUV range, and the timing couldn't be better. It’s a hugely popular segment with a dizzying amount of choice, if with precisely one other conventional hybrid option in Toyota’s RAV4. Newcomer Forester Hybrid’s only direct rival has famously been thin on the ground, and it doesn’t appear to be getting thicker any time soon...

Wagon or SUV? 2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium v Subaru Forester 2.5i-S comparison

The Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium and Subaru Forester 2.5i-S are two cars with distinctly different looks and distinctly different appeals but are closer in many ways than you would imagine. So Curt Dupriez and Jez Spinks examined those similarities (and differences), to see how they stacked up against each other.

Top 10 SUVs off-road: Which medium SUV is the best?

So, you bought a mid-sized SUV with all-wheel drive. Can it go off-road? We take the top 10 medium SUVs off-road through three very basic tests to see if any of them can make it through unscathed...

Best medium family SUV 2019: 10 SUVs, 1 winner!

When it comes to mid-sized SUVs, there's one that stands out from the rest. CarAdvice compares the 10 best selling SUVs on the segment to find out which SUV is the best on-road, which is the safest SUV and which SUV is the best value...

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Subaru Forester Comparisons

Hybrid SUV comparison review: Subaru Forester Hybrid v Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

It’s fuel pumps at dawn as a new petrol-electric version of the Subaru Forester tries to displace the Toyota RAV4 as the world’s best – and most frugal – $40,000 hybrid SUV.

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander v Subaru Forester comparison

What phrase best describes a comparison of the Mitsubishi Outlander and Subaru Forester? Sortie of the sensible? Battle of the beige? Let’s not get off on the wrong foot. This pair of compact SUVs are two of the most popular in a crowded market, because they deliver reliable and practical motoring at reasonable prices...

2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S v Outback 2.5i Premium comparison

Forester versus Outback. Subaru has two popular SUVs separated by around a grand vying for your attention. Which one should you pick?

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Subaru Forester News

2022 Subaru Forester facelift revealed, Australian launch due by October 2021

The facelifted 2022 Subaru Forester has been unveiled, ahead of an Australian launch in the coming months (during the third quarter of 2021, spanning July to September inclusive). As reported by CarAdvice in May, changes to the updated Model Year 2022 Forester are relatively minor compared to a typical mid-life facelift, comprising mild exterior design tweaks, new interior trim choices, updated safety systems and revised transmission tuning for Subaru's popular mid-size SUV...

Subaru Australia recalls 95,843 Forester, XV, and Impreza vehicles following local incidents

Subaru Australia has recalled 95,843 vehicles in Australia across the Forester, XV, and Impreza model lines, citing two distinct faults. A total of 57,088 examples of the XV and Impreza are potentially affected by a software fault with the Engine Control Module (ECM), sold between 30 November 2016 and 2 November 2020 (Model Years 2017-2019)...

2022 Subaru Forester facelift coming soon, Australian launch expected by October 2021

The 2022 Subaru Forester mid-size SUV is in line for its mid-life facelift later this year – and it could be in Australian showrooms as early as July 2021. Its first major update since its local launch in late 2018, CarAdvice understands the facelifted Forester will arrive in Australian Subaru showrooms in the third quarter of 2021 (July to September inclusive) – pending any further delays related to semiconductor chip shortages, currently affecting the car industry...

2021 Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport price and specs

The 2021 Subaru Forester line-up is set to expand with a sporty new variant joining the range from October. With no powertrain changes, the incoming all-wheel drive 2.5i Sport offering will sit just below the current top-spec, petrol-powered Forester variant – the 2.5i-S – and adds mostly aesthetic tweaks to the medium SUV. Powered by Subaru's familiar 2...

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Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

2001 Subaru Forester Limited review

I have owned my 2001 SF dual-range for about five years. I bought it for 1000 bucks with 333000km on it, and it's now got 455500km on the clock. My Forester's colour is Deep Blue Mica and frankly, it should never have been removed from the range. During the time of ownership I have done the following: Upgraded the exhaust with extractors from the headers back (1200 bucks), which breathed new life into the EJ202...

2001 Subaru Forester Limited review

I used this little Sooby for years. I have packed it up with work and camping gear, and towed a large quad bike in a trailer up a steep, rough, rocky track to a county property. It was towing about 650kg and I can’t imagine it would have been able to crawl up without the dual range box...

20 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S (AWD) review

My wife has a car supplied with her job, so when it came time to replace her 2017 Subaru XV, the choice of cars was limited to the list provided by her employer. After reviewing the list of available cars, the choice was narrowed down to two; the Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport and the Subaru Forester 2.5i-S. After test driving both cars, the decision was to buy the Subaru Forester 2...

2012 Subaru Forester XT Premium review

The Subaru Forester is such a great daily driver that when I sold my first one, I missed it so much, I decided to purchase another one! The fuel-efficient Ford Fiesta I replaced the Forester with did not make me enjoy driving. So, after six months I decided I needed another four-cylinder, 2.5-litre turbocharged Subaru in my life...

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