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Subaru Forester Reviews
Car Keys80
Top Gear80
Auto Express60
The Telegraph60
What Car40
Total Aggregate Score
4 / 5
Car Keys
Review Summary
This is not a car you would go out and drive simply for the fun of it. And while many people won't be looking for that when they buy an SUV, I don't think Subaru can afford to lose a previous unique selling point when the rest of the car feels so ordinary.
8 / 10
Top Gear
Review Summary
Not as refined as a Freelander, but a hard-working, honest car that will never let you down.
7 / 10
Review Summary
Subaru's decision to follow the herd and transform its Forester from a rugged, niche estate car into a conventional sports utility vehicle is a reflection on where the leisure vehicle market is heading.
3 / 5
Review Summary
So, this is not a car without its charms. It is a functional and moderately likeable proposition, albeit one with limited appeal. Fans of the previous generation will be pleased by what it offers.
3 / 5
Review Summary
On the road it doesn’t roll around anywhere near as much as you might expect from a tall 4x4 thanks to a comparatively low centre of gravity, while off road it makes a pretty good fist of things too.
3 / 5
Auto Express
Review Summary
The latest Subaru Forester is spacious, well built and dependable, but remains a niche SUV choice.
6 / 10
The Telegraph
Review Summary
There’s no doubt that the Subaru Forester is a very safe choice. What’s more, it has plenty of room for passengers and should be reliable. However, it isn't as pleasant as many of its rivals to drive, and if you can live without four-wheel drive, they’ll cost you far less.
2.8 / 5
Review Summary
It's not very stylish, but the Subaru Forester is practical, reliable and good to drive.
2 / 5
What Car
Review Summary
The Subaru Forester is durable and well specced, but its only worth considering if you live in the country and need a proper 4x4.
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