Now in its third year moved from a diligent redesign, Subaru’s small crossover has only a few changes—among them a few nifty safeguard, security, and infotainment features. We notice the Subaru Forester as such of the exceptional all-round cars in its segment—and we entrenched that judgment when we spent a few months by all of a turbocharged Subaru Forester 2.0XT across a alteration of terrains and along the way cycles.
The Subaru Forester’s simple, handsome sway manages to be new without surplus flash. Smart shoppers will notice that it excels in subtle ways that many may overlook. Among small all-wheel-drive vehicles, it’s ballpark figure fuel-efficient, but it offers salient interior volume—both for folk and their cargo. Its generally top scores on safety tests are better-known; this year it’s again an IIHS Top Safety Pick .
The 2014 redesign was hardly a broad rethink: Subaru just improved almost all of the Forester’s qualities in ways that real-life users value. It’s up to a certain point taller, a compact longer mid the wheels, and offers lavish outward visibility—in an era where too many automakers consider roof-crush standards as an excuse for abysmal backward visibility. The front end manages to be taller without seeming brutal, still the XT has a few too many different vents, lights, grilles, and accents. In general, still, we’re notable fans of Subaru’s latest, more restrained design language than we were of its cartoonish or just plain odd efforts in yesteryear years.