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More Subaru Forester photos to go along with Michael's review.
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It's a Subaru, what did you expect to see?
Good traction in the snow. Winter tires still advisable.
Longer nose, bulkier body sides than the sleeker 2009-2013 Forester.
"Functional shape" puts it in the best light. Could be worse.
Slight up-kick in belt line after the doors a rare concession to aesthetics.
This is worse. Both aesthetically and functionally.
Limited adds leather. But much hard plastic remains.
Engineers could have penned this somewhat dated, simple-to-a-fault design.
Clear conventional gauges and three big knobs for HVAC.
Most controls are easy to use. This is the exception.
Drift-o-meter. Yellow bars indicate operation of the traction control, stability control, or ABS.
Highest average for the trip from school to home. Typically 23-27.
Rear seat roomiest in class, comfortably high, and reclines.
Official cargo space with the seat up is 34.4 cu. ft., a few below Honda and Toyota.
Official cargo space with the rear seat folded is a class-leading 74.7 cu. ft.
There's a horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine somewhere beneath that intake. No cover needed.