The Subaru Forester has been successfully redesigned in 2009, to get a larger view and more headdress who replaced his predecessor views, as well as lighter and somewhat box-shaped. Forester has become more contemporary and take the old formula of the Volvo 240 wagon with maximizing space with a good angle, ie, squared-off and a tall glass. This indeed was argued, to display the current Forester is more sophisticated and more like a tall wagon-shaped with a box from the SUV with a small scale.
The newest is the Forester have all new engines for 2011. Although only a little more resilient and capable of producing 170 horse tenga same time, these machines also get the fuel economy a little better. With the chain-driven double overhead cams, make this car promising a bit of maintenance needs, as well as the design of belt-driver overhead cam single. Users will find quite fast acceleration with the five-speed manual transmission, but it is slightly hampered by a wide ratio four-speed automatic. Variants XT get a turbocharged four-cylinder with 224 horsepower and 226 pound-feet of torque. It moves very Quickly, but with only the four-speed auto, it’s not as enjoyable as it Could Be.
The Forester’s strength is handling; it’s by far the best-balanced, most dynamically proficient crossover, and the rather low seating position and low center of mass helps instill a stable feel on twisty roads and tight corners. The way the Forester handles is positively carlike, and the all-wheel drive system assists with traction out of corners, enhancing its already admirable poise. Yet the Forester has just enough give, and 8.7 inches of ground clearance–especially useful for negotiating deep snow or climbing up a modest trail to a camping spot.
The boxy shape of the 2011 Subaru Forester, along with ideally placed seating and a low cargo floor, altogether make it much roomier inside than you’d likely anticipate. It’s actually good enough for four full-size adults, with the capability to fit three across in back in a pinch. The backseat folds flat, and the Forester has a lower cargo floor than some of the other vehicles in this class, lending a roomier feel and easier loading. All the while, the Forester feels quite refined. Ride quality is mostly quite soft, yet road noise can be obtrusive on some surfaces, and it’s certainly not quiet. Also, the Forester’s interior materials and trims–especially the unremarkable dash plastics–are a weakness, with dash and center-console materials, and grained and matte-metallic plastics used as surfaces, feeling a bit hard and hollow. Subaru claims to have improved materials for 2011, but the differences are very minor.
Top Touring models are again distinguished by their HID headlamps, bright roof rails, dual-zone climate control, one-touch folding rear seatbacks, and electroluminescent instruments. This year, you can get the top Touring trim with either engine.
For 2011, all but the base model get an all-new audio system with integrated Bluetooth hands-free functions, plus six speakers, an auxiliary jack, Bluetooth audio streaming, iPod controls, a USB port, and Sirius Satellite Radio compatibility. A new TomTom navigation package–with a portable unit that can detach from the base–is being offered for just $595 when paired with the All Weather Package. A big seven-inch touch-screen nav system also remains available for $1,800.