‘Well-Rounded’ Doesn’t do the Subaru Forrester Justice
It’s rather difficult to find fault with the redesigned 2009 Subaru Forrester. Sure it’s not the largest, most powerful, or most luxurious SUV or crossover on the road, but its combination of comfort, capability, and fun-to-drive characteristics is hard to find among its competitors.
Priced from below $20K, the Subaru Forrester offers plenty of value advises Chicopee Subaru Car Loans, and even beats the price of popular models in the compact crossover segment including the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V. Like all Subarus, all-wheel drive is standard equipment on even the base Forrester. But the base model also comes with plenty of other great safety and convenience features including A/C, auxiliary input jack, electronic brake-force distribution, and a rollover sensor to name just a few. One of the few items that does not come standard in the base model is an automatic transmission.
Powering the base Subaru Forrester is a peppy 170 horsepower horizontally opposed four cylinder engine. This layout helps keep the center of gravity low for improved cornering. Unfortunately, the engine is not the most impressive in terms of fuel economy when compared with other four-cylinder competitors. The Forrester gets 20 miles per gallon in city driving and 26 mpg on the highway. That being said, a used car dealer Salinas says the Forrester still features a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) rating which means it’s easy on the environment.
Inside the Subaru Forrester, the driver and passengers will find high-quality materials, outstanding fit and finish, and ergonomically designed controls which is what immediately impresses Subaru Service West Springfield customers. With large windows and a low hood out front, due to the horizontally opposed engine, visibility is excellent. What’s most interesting is that despite all of the “car-like” features of the Forrester, shoppers at one Massachusetts Subaru dealer notice it still retains plenty of positive SUV qualities, such as outstanding cargo space, ample seating for five, and even hidden storage under the cargo floor.
To round out the list of positives the Subaru Forrester also boasts a five-star safety rating from NHTSA. Everything mentioned is standard, but the Forrester can also be had with a panoramic sunroof and a turbocharged engine, which means this crossover can be ideally suited for nearly anyone’s needs.
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