Cost cutting shows in new model
After 7 years ownership I found the older Subaru rocket proof. Not so 2015 model cheap plastic cause squeaky dash and trim..that spoils a mechanically excellent car. The radio also has poor reception and sound quality is poor. Seems that Japanese care are now no better than Korean...See why Hyundai now owns the market.
New Forester 2.5L continuously variable transmission (CVT) 2013
We bought a new Forester 2013. Nice car to drive, We bought the 2.5L petrol with the eyesight and adaptive cruise control. The cruise control is a bit freaky when you are not used to it. I don't like the way it keeps braking when a car in front turns off to the left and there is a clear gap to the right to take off into but the cruise keeps reducing speed and braking to match the slowing turning car. Drivers behind wonder why you are braking.
Plenty of room inside. Cargo area is a bit small, as to is the size of the reversing camera screen. T...
|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||8.1 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.5L|
|Max Power||177kW @ 5600rpm|
|Max Torque||350Nm @ 2400-3600rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Feb 2013|
|Discontinuation date||Aug 2018|
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