Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: 2019 Subaru Forester a Subtle Success

img 1107611730 1541801024762 jpg 2019 Subaru Forester | photo by Fred Meier

With the latest edition of its beloved Forester, Subaru has improved on previous generations’ successes without taking a step backwards, according to reviewer Fred Meier. Our readers seem to agree, making Meier’s review of the 2019 Forester the second most popular review of the week.

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The theme of subtle improvement applies to the exterior updates, according to Meier.

“If you were hoping for trendy, swoopy new styling, you’re out of luck,” Meier states. “It’s not that the 2019 Forester doesn’t have a freshened look, but it’s a subtle change, with sharper side sculpting and more of a pinched waist, a bigger grille and a stronger face. It’s still small and tall, retaining its familiar upright profile with a low beltline and tall windows; the city-friendly footprint is only slightly longer and wider than the 2018.”

Read the Forester review to see what else Meier has to say.

On the video side, our trip to a drag strip in the monster 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye rightfully takes over the top spot. Behind it are a variety of videos from the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas — better known as SEMA — including a lowered Ram 1500, Honda’s rugged side-by-side off-roader and a Toyota Tundra built specifically for actor Kevin Costner.

Check out the top five reviews and videos of the week below.

Top 5 Reviews

1. 2019 Acura RDX Review: Major Multimedia Misfire

2. 2019 Subaru Forester Review: New and Better, But Not Shouting It

3. 2019 Jeep Cherokee Review: The Edge of Greatness

4. 2019 Mazda CX-3 Review: Good Things, But in a Small Package

5. 2019 Infiniti QX50 Review: A Mixed Bag

Top 5 Videos

1. 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye: Drag-Strip Tested

2. Ram 1500 Big Horn Low Down Concept

3. Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle Concept

4. Kevin Costner’s Ultimate Adventure Toyota Tundra Platinum

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