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If you like the ride and handling of mid-size sedan, but the need for maximum cargo space requires a more SUV-like solution, the Subaru's 2013 Forester gives you the best of both worlds. Its low-p
If you need room for seven, the ability to tow more than 2,400 pounds, or a rear seat DVD entertainment system, the Subaru Forester probably won't make the grade. Its outdated 4-speed automatic tr
We took our 2013 Subaru Forester on some light off-road trails, which showcased the vehicle's firmer suspension, direct steering and notable ground clearance, all of which came into play when traversing rocks and ditches. Also helpful was the Forester's standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, capable of transferring up to 100 percent of the engine's power to the individual wheels with the best traction. Back on pavement, we liked the added get-up-and-go of the turbocharged models (who wouldn't?), but those with a more pract
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By Steve (MA) on Saturday, May 11, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Drives great, solid feel."
Cons: "Cheap trim, not enough storage (cubbies)"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"Fully loaded with more electronics then i probably need. Solid, well built vehicle. Handles great and has been running at 24.7 mpg in the city. Nicely finished and nice to drive. Not enough interior touches for my money, seats good but hard plastic abounds inside. spartan on the trim and dashboard. Cheap foam on the storage area over the tire. Looks like the company put the money into the design and engineering which isn't a bad thing. I'll judge better after the first year.."
3 people out of 5 found this review helpful
By 2nd Subie for me (CA) on Friday, May 10, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,300overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Comfortable, quiet, great mileage & fun to drive."
Cons: "Small nav screen."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this to replace my manual 2003 Forester XS. It was still going strong, but I wanted more room, and an auto. transmission now. I find this car very comfortable, and easy to drive. I love the seats, and the huge sunroof! I see that some people are complaining about seat comfort. I am 5'7", and I am very comfortable in the drivers seat. Haven't heard any passenger complaints from the front or rear either. Anyway, this car is quiet, has great visibility, lots of room, and gets excellent mileage. I find the backup camera to be very helpful. I enjoy driving this car, and feel safe when doing so. I am very happy with my purchase :-)!"
4 people out of 5 found this review helpful
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