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.
Adding hybrid power to the Forester is an exercise in compromise, and a lot of it isn't good.
Subaru has arrived with hybrid motivation for its popular Forester. Is this the right medium SUV for the times?
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...
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.
Subaru's ever-popular Forester is all new, even if you blink and miss it. But is there more goodness below the skin in the base 2.5i version to make it a more appealing urban family runabout?
The more things change, the more they stay the same for the new Forester from Subaru. Although it's dropped some driveline options (no turbo!), it's still a compelling combination of practicality, safety and tech.
It looks visually similar to the last model, so has enough changed to entice buyers into the all-new Subaru Forester? Paul Maric finds out.
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.
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?
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.