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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 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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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 …
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 …

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