The Australian market has seen a lot of new SUV’s appear over the last few years with varying levels of success. The SUV market has literally exploded and is now one of the most hotly contested segments in car sales. One of the best offerings over the last few years has been the Subaru Forester. Now there is a new 2015 model that is well worth taking a closer look at. The entry level Subaru Forester price of just $33,730 may be more than enough to peak your initial interest, but there is so much more to look at.
Substance Over Size
The tendency recently has been to produce a slightly reduced size of SUV, these smaller examples may be too small for some families. Although the Subaru Forester does technically fit into this form factor it is still worthy of consideration. The reason for this is that the space is so well managed it feels like a much larger SUV. This is very evident in the cabin which as well as being spacious is trimmed in leather, synthetic materials are provided for those that prefer them. The HVAC vents are surrounded with brushed alloy trim and the dash design is much more appealing than its predecessor. The luggage area is nice and wide for easier loading and unloading with a capacity of 422 Litres. This storage space increases to 1474 Litres if the second row of seats is folded.
Seating Arrangements and Driver Agency
The seats are very comfortable in the Subaru Forester, price aside, they feel like a premium product. The driving position is excellent with a great forward visibility. This coupled with the slightly smaller external size makes the Forester a breeze to drive around town. All the controls are simple to operate and where you would expect them to be. The centre console has an attractive yet spartan functional design. There is enough room for five adults to sit comfortably without feeling crowded.
Under the Hood
One of the new features on the Forester 2015 model is that there is now an automatic transmission to pair with the diesel engine. This has been a much requested feature from customers for years and Subaru have responded. Also present is the reliable horizontally opposed boxer engine which is coupled to a symmetrical all wheel drive system. A vehicle dynamics system is also present to aid with handling and cornering. The Forester has ABS with Brakeforce Distribution, 7 SRS airbags, Brake Assist and a safety cell to protect occupants. These safety features have earned the Forester a 5 star ANCAP safety rating.
If you would like to know more about the Subaru Forester STI or any other models, contact us. We will be happy to arrange a test drive for you at your earliest convenience. If you book a test drive online with us today you could receive a full tank of fuel, 12 months registration, floor mats and a Subaru gift pack for free. If you need more information on the Subaru Forester price structure we will be happy to answer any questions or queries that you may have.
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