In the late 1990s, the Subaru Forester debuted as an option for consumers who favor the then still emerging compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) segment. Known for its picture perfect all-wheel drive system on all its vehicles, Subaru created the Forester to go head to head with other small SUVs from the automakers of Japan. It offers a carlike performance and ride along with the ruggedness of an SUV. In addition, just like all other Subarus, it has all-wheel drive.
Historically, the Subaru Forester has handled better than the average SUV, thanks to its car based foundation. Despite the older models having less off-road capability and lower ground clearance, the current Forester offers its customers the ability to handle occasional trips to the trailhead, ski vacations, and severe driving conditions.
The new Subaru Forester now boasts an upscale interior, is less wagon-like and is now roomier. The Subaru Forester offers customers a solid build quality, sure footed handling in slippery weather, easy maneuverability, and different styling from all the rest. This five-passenger compact crossover SUV offers maximum interior space and cargo capacity. It comes in two main trim levels: the 2.5X and the 2.5XT.
The Subaru Forester 2.5X, available at Subaru Edmonton, features a four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 174 pound feet of torque. It comes in both five-speed manual and four-speed automatic. The XT models’ engines produce 224 horsepower and 226 pound feet of torque. All XT are automatic and come with all-wheel drive, as usual.
The base model comes equipped with a trip computer, air conditioning, cruise control and full power accessories.
All other trims, but the base, have open wireless technology. The premium trims have reclining rear seats, a sunroof, and alloy wheels. The Touring and upper Limited trims can be equipped with an upgraded stereo, a navigation system, automatic climate control, a power driver seat, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, xenon headlamps, and the like. All of which are available at Subaru Edmonton.
The Subaru Forester is a strong entry in the compact SUV universe. It is impressive with its available equipment, ample cargo space and a comfortable cabin. It stands up along with its competitors, no doubt about it. Go to Subaru dealers in Edmonton and see for yourself.