Subaru Forester

Starting price $30,240
Georgie savings $1,814 - $5,306

The range

The following cars match your search:

2018 Subaru Forester 2.0i-L

5 Door Wagon
4 Cylinder, 2.0 Litre
Manual
Four Wheel Drive
10.6 L/100km

Starting from $30,240

Save: $1,814 - $3,326

2017 Subaru Forester 2.0i-L

5 Door Wagon
4 Cylinder, 2.0 Litre
Manual
Four Wheel Drive
10.6 L/100km

Starting from $30,240

Save: $1,814 - $3,326

2017 Subaru Forester 2.0i-L

5 Door Wagon
4 Cylinder, 2.0 Litre
Manual
Four Wheel Drive
10.6 L/100km

Starting from $30,240

Save: $1,814 - $3,326

2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i-L

5 Door Wagon
4 Cylinder, 2.5 Litre
Constantly Variable Transmission
Four Wheel Drive
9.9 L/100km

Starting from $33,240

Save: $1,994 - $3,656

Review

If you have a busy lifestyle, and need a handy SUV the Subaru Forester is the car for you, starting from $30,240. It's solid and safe, won't be pushed around in traffic and shows that you can be stylish and assertive at the same time.

 

 

High-up and handy

The Forester's cabin welcomes you with a well-built sense of quality, generously-sized door pockets, a decent glovebox and a dash storage compartment which ensures all your items will stay in place. There’s also two cup holders each, front and back. Just get a load of this boot. At 474 litres, is more than big enough to accommodate two prams or outdoor gear – and that's before you fold the rear seats down, where that space grows to a massive 1474L.

Phone duties are well taken care of via either USB port or Bluetooth, and you can control it via voice commands, steering wheel or the touch-screen. As far as navigation systems go, Subaru's is pretty good but can get confused in tunnels. Other features include digital radio, Pandora music streaming and even a CD player, giving you a multitude of musical options.

 

Look out and luxuriate

With ample ground clearance, Forester offers a great view of everything around and beyond for all passengers – including your little backseat dwellers. A reversing camera and parking sensors add that extra layer of reassurance in tight spots. That extra height, combined with Subaru's famous all-wheel drive system, means safe and predictable handling in all weather conditions and excellent emergency avoidance. If your attention slips – which happens to the best of us – Subaru's EyeSight system uses a pair of cameras to spot obstacles, such as cyclists, and can automatically apply the brakes.

 

Make it mine

The Forester's colour palate is one of strong, earthy tones including silver, white and black, as you'd expect, plus a milky grey, a sparkling Jasmine green, loud and proud blue, Venetian red and a sepia brown that needs no filter. It's no wonder the Forester has been amongst the best-selling medium SUVs for a long time.

Servicing comes every 12,500km and pricing is capped to ensure there are no nasty surprises when you pick up your gem. The 2.0-litre engine is the strong, honest type that doesn’t get too greedy with fuel.

 

 


 

Our verdict

The Forester hits a good balance between being solid, safe and easy to drive while also featuring up to date entertainment and convenience systems. For the family duties, weekend escapes or urban adventure, Forester can literally expand your world.

 

5 specs you need to know:

  1. Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder
  2. Transmission and drive: CVT automatic, all-wheel drive
  3. ANCAP safety rating: Five Stars
  4. Official fuel economy: 8.5L/100km (10.0L/100km during test).
  5. Time from 0-100km/h as tested: 8.27 seconds.

 

Pros

  • Five-star crash rating
  • EyeSight technology
  • Easy to drive and park
  • Solid, sophisticated Japanese engineering

 

Cons

  • More vibrant colour options on some rivals
  • Engine not as smooth as some rivals

 

 

 

Review

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