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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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Subaru Forester Videos

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

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...

Next-generation Subaru engine range detailed – report

Details have emerged of Subaru's next generation of engines, according to a report from Japanese website CarSensor. Three new turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engines are expected to be introduced in Subaru's new range from 2021. The first is a 1.5-litre direct-injection engine, understood to replace the 2...

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...

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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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