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Subaru Forester S4 XT

Subaru Forester S4 XT (2013-2018)

3.8 from 6 reviews · View Details

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3.8

6 reviews
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  • Build Quality
    3.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    3.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.5 (2)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (2)
  • Acceleration / Power
    4.0 (2)
  • Handling
    3.0 (2)
  • Braking
    5.0 (2)
  • Suspension
    3.0 (2)
  • Gear Shifting
    3.0 (2)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    2.5 (2)
  • Interior Design
    2.5 (2)
  • Boot Size
    4.5 (2)
  • Features
    2.5 (2)
  • Comfort
    4.0 (2)
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Shane D.

Shane D.Perth, WA

Fantastic car combines performance & practicality.

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Purchased used through a dealer the XT is my 4th Subaru. It offers the combination of useable performance & good internal space that I need.
I have found it great for day to day commuting and for fun on the weekends,
The only issue I have is the Bluetooth connectivity not working which my research seems to show is a common fault with the 2014 Forester.
I will look to get this sorted & then the XT will be the perfect car for me!

Purchased in January 2020.

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TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)
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Year2014
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Terrible

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Purchased in March 2014.

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TransmissionAutomatic
BoughtNew
Year2014
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Ash

AshNSW, 2070

  • 5 reviews

My ultimate car!

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Living in Sydney and being someone who loves to get out in the wilderness and explore I needed a car that was going to cater for both! I've found that car in my Forester XT. Such a spacious, well designed and reliable car. Small enough to navigate through narrow Sydney streets but gutsy enough to go a little off road and get me to where I need to go!

BadgeXT
Engine Size2.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJan 2018
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Sam L

Sam LSydney, NSW

  • 7 reviews

Love it!! Super comfy for passengers as well

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We have did tons of research to look for a car that can fit a driver that’s 6ft tall and still being comfortable in the limited space, as well as a big boot that can fit white goods. Very smooth performance and sometimes we even complain about the pedal being too sensitive. Plenty of legroom for back passengers, One tip on buying is to choose the non-leather seats, so much comfier and absorbs less heat in the sun.
Only complain is the vent for AC sometimes is not powerful enough for back passengers under Australian’s hot weather. Oh, and the car survived in a severe hailstorm with only two dints! Very impressive.

BadgeXT
Engine Size2.0
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJan 2017
Lowell

LowellAdelaide

  • 5 reviews

Good car for general use

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The car is small outside but spacious inside. We can fit three child seats in the second row (if the child seat has got arm rest, it needs to be lifted up). It is easy to drive around and parking in the shopping centre is not difficult. Overall it's a reliable small SUV.

BadgeX
Engine Size2.0
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedFeb 2017
brissmith

brissmithSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 28 reviews
  • 21 likes

Good allrounder but reverse is too highly geared

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Great car for school runs. Sporty. XT good for towing campers. Very capable off-road will go anywhere I want to go. Not a rock hopper though. I just hope I never have to reverse out of a situation though as reverse is not as capable as first gear meaning you could get stuck. I can drive forward up some driveways that the car will not reverse up. Poor design. Seat fabric also prone to early failure.

BadgeXT
Engine Size2.0
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJun 2013
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