The fifth-generation Subaru Forester is completely redesigned for the 2019 model year on a new platform, and it’s roomier and more refined despite an appearance that looks very similar to the 2018 model.
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The redone Forester gives up nothing on its traditional bad-weather and off-pavement capabilities, with high ground clearance and a sophisticated standard all-wheel-drive system. But the 2019’s improved interior materials, more premium features and better ride help it to take on compact SUV rivals in comfort, as well.
The changes were enough to propel the new Forester to a solid runner-up finish in our 2019 Compact SUV Challenge that compared seven redesigned or refreshed 2019 models, finishing second only to the repeat-winner Volkswagen Tiguan.
We’ve driven the redesigned 2019 Forester and had complete coverage from its New York auto show unveiling onward, including pricing, specs, our Challenge for Best Compact SUV of 2019 and much more. Below is a roundup of our comprehensive coverage that can tell you everything you need to know about the 2019 Subaru Forester:
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