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Subaru Forester

Price $25,995 – $35,895
Fuel consumption 7.4 – 11.0 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 77%(view ratings)
The Forester compact SUV features one of the most efficient all-wheel drive systems on the market. This system is paired with a 2.5L horizontally opposed engine. The naturally aspirated version produces 170 horsepower while the turbo generates 220 horsepower. Given its car-like handling and superior assembly, this model is dearly loved by its drivers. A complete overhaul, however, is imminent.

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Test Drives2021 Subaru Forester: Practical, But Stuck in the Middle
The Subaru Forester is still one of the Japanese automaker’s most popular vehicles, but as far as compact SUVs go it’s the second worst-selling model in Canada, ahead of the Mitsubishi Outlander which is transitioning to a new generation for 2022. The problem is fierce competition not only from other …
Test Drives2019 Subaru Forester: Less Quirky, More Practical
The Forester has been thoroughly redesigned for the 2019 model year and has gained a slew of improvements. However, like many other Subaru models, it seems to be stepping away from the brand’s traditional quirkiness in order to attract a wider audience. Subaru loyalists may not be too thrilled, if …
Test Drives2019 Subaru Forester: Diluting the Soul
Any Subaru faithful will tell you that their cars have a soul, a definitive way of sounding, driving, handling and operating. And frankly, we agree. With its rumbling Boxer engine, low centre of gravity and witty all-wheel drive system, a Subaru is a different kind of car. But lately, it …
Test Drives2017 Subaru Forester: Black Sheep
Subaru always stood out from the competition with its uniqueness, although some prefer to call it “quirkiness.” Being different doesn’t necessarily result in high sales volumes, especially in some very conservative market segments such as the midsize sedan class, but in others, it can be an advantage. In the case …
Special Events2017 Canadian Car of the Year Awards: the Small Utility Vehicle Category
Last week, more than 65 journalists from across Canada gathered at TestFest, the annual intensive vehicle-testing even organized by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Amongst the eight categories this year, a very important one is Small Utility Vehicle, which rounds up new or significantly redesigned models in popular …

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New Models2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness Follows Outback Into the Wild
Subaru today unveiled the new 2022 Forester Wilderness, a more adventurous and more rugged version of the popular compact SUV that will join the Outback Wilderness introduced earlier this year. For 2022, the company has also redesigned the Forester ’s front fascia, increased the load capacity of the roof rails …
RecallsSubaru : 12 601 Vehicles Recalled in Canada
Transport Canada has issued a recall affecting no less than 12,601 Subaru vehicles due to a faulty fuel pump. Irregular engine operation resulting in a sudden decrease in power could be observed if the low-pressure fuel pump was to stop working. The engine could also refuse to start altogether. Obviously, …
NewsSubaru Halts Production, Announces Two Major Recalls
Just like a number of automakers and companies, Subaru is being directly hit by the global chip shortage. Production at its Lafayette, Indiana assembly plant—home to the Outback , Legacy , Impreza and Ascent —was suspended on Monday. It’s expected to resume on May 3 at the earliest, impacting approximately …
NewsSubaru Mulling Wilder Variants of Popular Models
Vehicles designed for off-road driving and adventure are a hot trend in the auto industry right now. Consumer demand is getting stronger by the day. Think Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport , or the Land Rover Defender . Subaru , which is one of the first names that usually come …
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2021: Toyota RAV4
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. Compact SUVs are a big deal in Canada. They are the best-selling vehicles as a whole, with available all-wheel drive, a higher driving position and a more spacious interior than …
BuzzThis Special-edition Subaru Forester Has a Dubious Acronym
Automakers sometimes choose vehicle names that sound funny or weird in certain languages, but it’s not like they do it on purpose. This time, it’s different. At the Singapore Auto Show this week, Subaru presented a number of concepts and modified cars including one that’s officially known as “Forester Ultimate …

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