The Subaru Forester has been around for a while, but it still has a lot to offer and remains a strong seller for Subaru. The 2017 Subaru Forester XT Premium is the latest offering at the high end of the range that promises to be a practical crossover that punchy to drive. Many cars in this segment end up being boring economy boxes that offer little for the more discerning driver. Let’s take a closer look and see if the Forester XT Premium falls into this trap. The Forester Basics: The Subaru Forester XT Premium costs $48,240 plus on roads and offers a lot for the money. We have a 2.0 liter turbocharged “boxer” powerplant that generates 177 kW of power and 350Nm of torque paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). There is an all wheel drive symmetrical drivetrain which gives the Forester the sure footedness Subaru is famous for. This car is not a WRX performance saloon, but there is plenty of grip and enough grunt to keep most drivers happy. The Forester has a clean basic SUV body shape, and there is plenty of room inside the cabin. The Engine in Detail:
The Forester engine has 20kw less output than both the Levorg and the WRX. One would imagine that this is a problem, but in fact, there is still enough grunt to offer a satisfying experience. This crossover weighs in at 1600kg, yet the Forester can accelerate from 0-100km/hr in only 7.5 seconds. This is not high performance, but very sprightly and impressive enough for a car of this type. The fuel consumption is claimed as 8.5L/100km by Subaru on a combined cycle, but some reviewers have exceeded this figure by around 10%. Other Important Considerations: The Forester, like all Subaru cars, has a 5 star ANCAP safety rating and is fitted with the excellent EyeSight safety system. This means that the Forester is a safe car for both avoiding and surviving a collision. There are Subaru Forester accessories for sale, but there is a surprising amount of equipment fitted as standard, such as heated leather seats, sat nav, a 7″ touchscreen, LED headlights, daytime running lights, roof rails, 18″ alloys, push button start, keyless go, rain sensing wipers and an electric tailgate. If they are searching for a Subaru Forester for sale, Perth drivers should contact us here at City Subaru. We have a vast stock of cars available for sales including the Forester. Subaru cars offer an excellent driving experience, join us for a test drive and try one out for yourself. We offer highly competitive financing that can be tailored to your unique circumstances. If you have any further questions, our sales team is standing by to answer them for you.