I love my Forester more than a Cadillac
January 13, 2019
I have a 2015 2.5i base. I fell in love with a Cadillac XT5 at a car show, and test drove one and a Lexus but could not bring myself to give up the Subie. While I would like more power, I like the MPG. Therefore when a more powerful engine is more important I will drive my Taurus SHO and get 20 MPG. I love the visibility in the Forester, one of the prime reasons my next vehicle will be another Forester. I very much like the visibility. For people who complain about the seats, I'm not sure what's wrong; I have a bad back and they're fine. If you test drive one and don't like the seats, don't buy it and then complain. Also for people who complain about the stiff ride, it's an SUV with AWD so not sure what they expect. Buy something with a suspension for a soft ride. I feel like the Forester is very sure footed, I'm comfortable on long trips and very happy with it. Mileage is great for AWD, I've gotten as much as 37MPG (albeit when stuck behind someone going a lot slower than I want). The sound system isn't the best, but it's upgradeable if that's important and you want to pay for it. Cons: uninspired styling (but then again exciting looks don't make it go faster), no guts (but I knew that going in), and underwhelming audio. Pros: good MPG, great safety features and outstanding visibility.