Subaru Forester

Headlight Safety Test Casts Shadow on Compact SUVs

By Matt Schmitz on July 12, 2016


CARS.COM — As the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety continues to shed new light on the performance of one of the most basic, yet vital, elements of car safety — headlights — automakers have their work cut out for them.… Read More

Headlight Safety Test Casts Shadow on Compact SUVs

By Matt Schmitz on July 12, 2016

CARS.COM — As the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety continues to shed new light on the performance of one of the most basic, yet vital, elements of car safety — headlights — automakers have their work cut out for them.… Read More

IIHS Finds Front Passenger Gets Less Crash Protection, May Add New Test

By Fred Meier on June 23, 2016

CARS.COM — A new study confirms what was suspected in earlier research reported by Cars.com: The person riding "shotgun" may not be as well protected as the driver in a front-corner crash. The disparity is stark enough that the Insurance… Read More

2017 Subaru Forester Starts at $23,470

By Joe Bruzek on May 19, 2016

CARS.COM — The Subaru Forester's price moves just a tick higher for 2017; the refreshed model adds improvements to cabin quietness, gas mileage and styling. An entry-level 2.5i model with manual transmission and all-wheel drive now is $23,470 with destination,… Read More

Subaru Updates 2017 Forester's Styling, Safety Features

By Matt Schmitz on April 14, 2016

CARS.COM — The Subaru Forester returns for 2017 with a host of updates that could help address some the previous model's shortcomings. The compact SUV gets tweaked exterior and interior styling, new driver assist technology and improved fuel economy. Related:… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015-16 Subaru WRX, Forester

By Matt Schmitz on April 5, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 18,000 model-year 2015-16 Subaru WRX sedans manufactured between April 10 and Oct. 21, 2015, and Forester 2.0XT SUVs manufactured between April 10 and Oct. 20, 2015 The Problem: The turbocharger air intake duct may crack and… Read More

2011-15 Subaru Oil Consumption Update

By Tom Torbjornsen on March 8, 2016

CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2013 Subaru Legacy* 2014 Subaru Legacy* 2013 Subaru Outback* 2014 Subaru Outback* 2011 Subaru Forester* 2012 Subaru Forester* 2013 Subaru Forester* 2014 Subaru Forester* 2015 Subaru Forester* (manual transmission) 2012 Subaru Impreza** 2013… Read More

2014 Subaru Forester Floormat Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on January 27, 2016

CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2014 Subaru Forester The problem: Subaru's carpeted floormats may interfere with proper operation of the vehicle's clutch, brake and/or accelerator pedals. Because the resin composition used for the floormat backing was not manufactured… Read More

2016 Subaru Forester Review

By Bill Jackson on January 25, 2016

CARS.COM — The 2016 Subaru Forester is a compact SUV that impresses us with its cargo space, visibility and peppy engine, but its shortcomings include a choppy ride, soft brakes and a drab interior. Find out more in my review.… Read More

What Does This Button Do?

By Joe Bruzek on December 23, 2015

CARS.COM — The 2016 Subaru Forester's traction-related X-Mode has a curious button arrangement. The "X-Mode" displayed on the center console is just a placard with an arrow pointing to the actual button, which is just to the left of the… Read More

Subaru Announces All-New Three-Row SUV for 2018

By Matt Schmitz on November 9, 2015

With its top-selling models in the U.S. already comprising a trio of adventure-focused SUVs and wagons, Subaru announced today it's expanding its repertoire with an all-new three-row SUV. Joining the popular lineup comprising the Outback wagon and Forester and Crosstrek… Read More