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Forester press reviews

The Daily Record

The latest Forester has a lot to commend it. It looks good and it’s a very impressive beast in terms of comfort, performance, space and flexibility when you get behind the wheel.

The Guardian - Martin Love

Subaru’s sturdy Forester is so robust and uncompromising that it pays to have calloused palms before you drive.

Belfast Newsletter

It also gives the Forester excellent off-road ability, and few in this class as accomplished in the rough stuff.


The flat four engine is a detuned version of the rapid impreza’s and makes all the right noises. As a bonus, the Forester will even take on light-off road duties.

Press and Journal

Everything is better than the third generation, from styling and quality to refinement and dynamics. It's still a toughie, yet has the ride and overall comfort of a premium car with higher grade cabin trim, excellent safety fit and an impressive standard equipment package. The all-wheel drive system is as good as ever, better still when linked up with Lineartronic and the X-mode management system. Good alternative to Honda CRV and Land Rover Freelander.

4X4 Magazine

The new Forester is a model that will appeal to the more discerning members of the SUV market, those who like their SUV's a little quirky and still want driver involvement. Add to that the Forester's sure-footed road manners, good firm ride, excellent handling and there remains the driver involvement that is most enjoyable on winding country roads; it's a great drive.

The new Forester will certainly not disappoint existing owners. It is highly capable, well equipped and with impressive specification options and has a five year, 100,000 mile warranty and 23 year anti-corrosion guarantee.

Gloucestershire Echo

Without the marketing might of VW, Ford or Toyota, it's tough for Subaru to communicate the fact that the newForester is as good as it is. The Forester emerges as one of the best cars in its class if you plan on using to its full potential. If you want something tough that won't make you feel like you are roughing it, the Forester is about as good as it gets.

What car

Heroic levels of grip, ample boot and cabin space, thoughtful, practical details. Body control is impressive and with the huge amounts of grip on offer lets you dispatch B-roads enthusiastically and traverse slippery fields confidently.