Very few companies have experienced the kind of explosion in popularity Subaru is undergoing. Driving this popularity is the company’s strong collection of excellent crossovers. Car shoppers looking for a versatile crossover than offers an impressive combination of practicality and performance should test drive a used Subaru Forester in Rochester NY.
Multiple engines have been offered that help maximize the performance of the Subaru Forester. Standard equipment on many models includes a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that offers performance ratings that check in at 170 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. Other models are equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that increases the performance ratings to 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
The added storage space provided by a crossover draws many shoppers to these vehicles. Behind the rear seats, the Subaru Forester offers 34.4 cubic feet of storage space. Folding down the seats increases this number to 74.7 cubic feet.
Anyone familiar with Subaru will know to expect the Forester to offer standard all-wheel drive on every model. In many situations, AWD will mean a decrease in fuel economy ratings. Subaru equips the Forester with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to help off-set this. A CVT eliminates the interrupts caused by a traditional manual or automatic transmission shifting between gears. This helps to maximize engine performance and improve fuel economy.
When equipped with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the Forester earns an estimated 24 city/32 highway miles per gallon. Models equipped with the more-powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder check in at 23 city/28 highway mpg.
Subaru offers the Forester in multiple trim levels. Depending on the year, most models will come equipped with all-wheel drive and a CVT as standard equipment. Subaru has equipped with Forester with many impressive comfort, technology and safety features. Forester models can be found equipped with: HD radio, Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary connectivity, Subaru’s Starlink touchscreen infotainment system, a panoramic sunroof, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, keyless ignition and entry and an eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.
Safety features offered on the Forester include a rearview camera, lane departure warnings and forward collision warning and mitigation system with automatic braking. These last two systems come via Subaru’s EyeSight driver assistance package.