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Subaru Forester

Price $25,995 – $39,495
Fuel consumption 7.4 – 10.9 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 77%(view ratings)
The Forester's front and tail ends have been updated and the XT trim gains a torque vectoring system that acts on its brakes. Both engines are back: a 170-horsepower, 2.5-litre flat-four and, in the XT, a 250-horsepower, 2.0-litre engine—not too shabby! The manual transmission remains a given with the 2.5-litre, while the optional continuously variable automatic is compulsory with the XT. Obviously, all-wheel drive is standard.

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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 …
Blog2017 Subaru Forester: Subaru is Japanese
A few years ago, Subaru’s advertising campaign was aimed at reminding consumers that they were in fact a Japanese automaker, and not Korean or Chinese, not that there was anything wrong with that… While on that crusade, Subaru made a big decision to behave more like a Japanese automaker. You …
First Drives2017 Subaru Forester: Keeping up with the Joneses
HIGH RIVER, Alberta – If the name of this small southern Alberta town rings a bell, it’s because it was all over the news three years ago when a massive flood almost wiped the 13 000-citizen community right off the map. In these three short years, High River has managed …
Spotlight on2017 Subaru Forester: Headed to the Rockies for some Fozzy Fun!
Monster success for a small car manufacturer comes but once in a lifetime. In Subaru’s case, they’ve knocked it out of the park twice in the last two decades. First came the Outback, followed very closely by the Forester. Subaru’s compact crossover has gained quite a following thanks to its …

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News2020 Subaru Forester Gains Safety Tech, Convenience Features
Just a year after the launch of its fifth generation, the Subaru Forester is making a few changes to its lineup for 2020. It will arrive in Canadian dealerships next month with a price increase of $500 to $900. The biggest news is that the EyeSight advanced safety system is …
RecallsSubaru Recalls 135,000 Vehicles With a Braking Issue
Subaru has announced a recall on 135,814 vehicles in Canada due to a problem with the braking system. More specifically, their brake lamp switch could fail, which would cause the brake lamps not to turn on when the brake pedal is depressed. Needless to say, a malfunction of the brake …
News2019 Subaru Forester: Pricing Announced
The thoroughly redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester will be hit Canadian dealerships this fall, and the automaker has just announced its pricing structure. The Forester is built on a new platform, riding on a slightly longer wheelbase that allows for increased rear-seat legroom. The cargo area opening is much wider for …
New YorkRedesigned, More Spacious 2019 Subaru Forester Unveiled in New York
NEW YORK CITY – The fifth-generation Forester has just been presented in New York, and it’s improved in many ways compared to the outgoing model. It’s an important vehicle for Subaru, especially in Canada where it was the company’s best-selling product in 2017, barely pulling ahead of the Crosstrek , …
New YorkAn all-new 2019 Subaru Forester to be Unveiled in New York
The Japanese automaker is putting the final touches on an all-new generation of its compact SUV, and it will be presented at the upcoming New York Auto Show. For now, no details have been announced regarding the 2019 Subaru Forester . We can only admire a teaser image of the …
MontrealThe Best New Technologies of the Year, According to AJAC
At the Montreal Auto Show, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada unveiled their winners of the Best New Technology Awards for 2017. In the Best New Technology – Innovation category, Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control took top honours. This software enhances the vehicles’ feel of stability and smoothness by controlling engine power …
NewsAJAC Unveils its Best New Vehicles of 2017
Following an intensive week of testing at the end of October, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada announced its Best New Vehicle awards for 2017, split into eight distinct categories. A photo-finish ending in all cases, based on the subjective evaluation of more than 60 Canadian journalists, gathered at the …

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