Spacious and sensible, but lagging behind its rivals’ flair and features.

– Detroit, Michigan

The Subaru Forester has evolved over the past 19 years from a quirky-but-practical boxy station wagon to a more mainstream rounded-off crossover. But despite those changes, it continues to prize spaciousness, safety, and practicality, all important factors for compact-crossover buyers.

This year, the Subaru Forester received a mild visual face-lift as well as more equipment. It’s still a very sensible, practical choice for anyone who needs all-wheel-drive mobility in an everyday crossover. But is that enough for the Subaru to climb its way up the ranks of the ultra-competitive crossover class? Find out as we put Subaru’s best-selling model to the test in our latest Why Buy? video.

2017 Subaru Forester

Engine 2.0L Turbocharged Flat-4
Output 250 Horsepower / 258 Pound-Feet
Transmission CVT
Fuel Economy 23 City / 27 Highway / 25 Combined
As-Tested Price $36,765

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