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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...

2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i-L review

You may not look twice at it, and you’re unlikely to give it a second thought. In fact, the Subaru Forester is a touch unremarkable. That’s perfect too – some family cars just need to be family cars, and this one does a really good job of it.

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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

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?

Medium SUV off-road test: Toyota RAV4, Holden Equinox, Mazda CX-5, Renault Koleos, Subaru Forester, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Volkswagen Tiguan, Honda CR-V and Nissan X-Trail

We all know your rationale when it comes to buying a medium-sized SUV with all-wheel drive. You want a vehicle with more room for the kid(s) – or kid(s) that are coming – but you also have in the back of your mind that one day you might need to go off-road. Anybody that's done any proper off-roading knows that the type of off-roading you think you're going to do, compared to the type you'll actually do, is very different...

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Australia's most affordable hybrid and electric cars

The list of electric car and hybrid car options in Australia expands with every passing year, but their often prohibitive cost – particularly in the case of EVs – remains a major barrier to their uptake. Hybrid drivetrains are complex, while batteries for hybrid or electric cars are expensive to manufacture, which bumps up the price of hybrid and electric cars across the board...

CarAdvice podcast: How Coronavirus is affecting the industry, and Mandy's last show!

This week on the podcast is Mandy Turner, James Ward, and Mike Stevens. In car news, police suspend mass random breath testing in some states amid the coronavirus outbreak, details for the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR have been released, a 'Sporty' Subaru Forester is bound for Australia, Volkswagen is targeting zero crashes by 2050, and Mike checks out some of the headline stories from the week...

'Sporty' Subaru Forester bound for Australia

But don't expect any funky business under the bonnet.

Subaru XV, Forester hybrids sold out until May

Subaru Australia's new range of hybrid SUVs has hit the ground running, with their initial allocations of Forester and XV SUVs selling out until May 2020. Subaru has received over 4000 registrations of interest for its new hybrid SUVs, which are now going out to customers and dealerships around Australia...

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Subaru Forester Owner Reviews

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...

2016 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Review

We spent three months researching our vehicle requirements. Any car we bought needed some off-road ability, had to be fun to punt briskly, needed good ride quality with decent and accessible performance. Also of importance was a decent tow capacity (for an off road 1.2T camper) with a decent ball weight capacity, as well as some real off-road ability and clearance...

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...

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