2019 Subaru Forester Launch Review and road test

Intro

Subaru launched the 5th generation Forester in beautiful rural Victoria, a place where Forester will feel right at home.

The new Subaru Global Platform (SGP) allows sharing of technology, build quality, and handling improvements like those found in the XV and Impreza. An already excellent car just got better.

All 4 model, 2.5i, Forester 2.5i-L, Forester 2.5i-Premium and Forester 2.5i-S, share the same modern look, and a technology makeover that would embarrass a millennial.

Launched in 1997, 250,000 Foresters have been sold since. In fact, 12,000 were sold on 2017 making the SUV Subaru’s best seller.

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Exterior

LED smart lighting up front changes high beam to leave those in front of your car. Subaru uses EyeSight twin cameras at the top of the windscreen for this, and other safety functions. Other brands use cameras and radar, but none of them, but EyeSight is unique to Subaru.

18” wheels on the top 2.5i-S look smart, and even with road tyres, make short work of dirt, mud, and snow, aided by Xmode and AWD. More about that later.