Consumer Review of the Week: 2017 Subaru Forester

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CARS.COM — Automakers work hard to build loyalty and attract repeat buyers, and many of our consumer reviewers evaluate their new vehicle against the one they traded. This repeat buyer of a 2017 Subaru Forester found Subaru had addressed some reservations about the previous model.

Car Maven writes:

“I traded in a 2014 Forester XT. This 2017 touring non-turbo rides more smoothly, is peppier, has more responsive brakes and is much quieter. FINALLY, the electronics are in the competitive range of other manufacturers. The Bluetooth works well and I’m not drowned out by road noise. The Bluetooth even reads aloud my text messages (Windows phone). I am happy to have the memory seat, heated steering wheel and power passenger window. Nice long leg room and plenty of headroom in the front seat. My gas mileage moving into the second tank of gas already “broke” 30 mpg … I expect it to further improve. Complaints: Subaru could further expand on its electronics … Toyota and Honda are better. Storage space inside doesn’t take advantage of “dead” space. But overall, it’s a great comfortable care with the best visibility!”

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Editor’s note: Some comments have been edited to improve clarity.

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Former D.C. Bureau Chief Fred Meier, who lives every day with Washington gridlock, has an un-American love of small wagons and hatchbacks. Email Fred Meier

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