Once You Go Subaru, You Will Never Go Back.
March 27, 2019
The Subaru manufacturer produces top quality cars at common man prices.
My used 2016 Forester 2.5i is a base trim model, however, it has what I really need in a car without the up charge. The engine is well sized for the the vehicle; it is paired with a CVT transmission. The combined effect is that with little pressure on the gas peddle, the car springs into action. (No more holding up the line when the light turns green.)
Last weekend I took the car on a camping trip. Some of the roads of the campground were muddy and uneven with 2 inch stones. The high suspension and symmetric 4 wheel drive of the Forester handled the roads effortlessly. On the highway to and from the campground, the Forester was a smooth well handling ride, even over the winter torn roads. There is plenty of torque at highway speeds for highway acceleration.
The cabin interior layout places the major controls at easy reach. The operation of the infotainment system is reasonably user friendly, and there are quick controls on the steering column.
In summary, my Subaru Forester is is a well equipment, quality vehicle, especially considering it is the entry model. Based on Consumer Reports I expect a long and trouble free (reliable) service life. Good quality, reliable, reasonable price = valve, value, value.