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2019 Subaru Forester review

Flashiness takes a back seat to thoughtfulness in the 2018 Subaru Forester. It won’t set your pulse racing, but it's as honest, practical and unpretentious as ever, and still happy getting off the beaten path every once in a while.

2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i-L review

The medium SUV segment was unheard of back in 1997 when the Subaru Forester launched its attack on an unsuspecting market. But with that market now more crowded than just about any segment, does the 2017 Subaru Forester still stack up against its rivals?

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.

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2019 Subaru Forester review: First look

See the full article here. Subaru has always been onto a good thing with its Forester SUV, therefore breaking the mould with the new-generation model was out of the question. So while the fifth iteration of Subaru’s top-seller is more or less new from the ground up, it feels somehow familiar. The company’s famously loyal owner base demands as much...

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...

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Subaru Forester Comparisons

Top 5 comparisons of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at your favourite comparisons from this year. 5. Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline "The space between working ute and family SUV is getting greyer...

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.

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Subaru Forester News

CarAdvice podcast 110: They see us rollin', they listenin'...

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Mike Stevens are recording the podcast in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S400d L while driving around Melbourne! In car news, pricing and specs have been announced for the 2019 Renault Megane RS, Tesla has reached its 5000 Model 3 per-week goal, and Kay Hart has been announced as Ford Australia CEO...

2019 Subaru Forester e-Boxer hybrid for Australia

Subaru Australia should launch its first petrol-electric hybrid vehicles before the end of next year, with first cab off the rank almost certain to be the new-generation Forester 'e-Boxer' mid-sized SUV, closely followed by a hybridised version of the smaller XV crossover. This timeline means the hybrid launch will come a little more than a year after the 'regular' new-generation Forester with its revised 2...

Subaru Forester turbo axed, company concedes buyer concerns

Subaru Australia’s importer admits there are some buyers “concerned” at the lack of a higher-performance turbocharged petrol engine in the company’s new Forester. It’s not news, but the overhauled new-generation version of what has long been Subaru’s top-seller here will come with one engine only at launch: a 2...

2013-14 Subaru Forester manual diesel recalled

Subaru Australia has recalled 2013-2014 Foresters with a diesel engine and manual transmission, over concerns a wiring loom could rub against the clutch pipe, causing a short circuit. According to the company, if the wiring loom insulation wears out, there's a risk of the engine stalling and not restarting. If the condition occurs, it increases the risk of an accident...

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Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

2015 Subaru Forester 2.0D-L review

I was looking around for a late-model SUV for the wife, and it needed to be a practical size to fit the kids and dog, but not too big as she wanted easy parking capability in carparks. She does a lot of kilometres driving around with kids and our main car for the weekends and holidays...

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...

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