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Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V: Compare Cars
Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V: Compare Cars

The Honda CR-V and the Subaru Forester are two of the more popular compact crossover wagons and are hardy perennials in this segment. These two models—and nearly all the models in their very popular category—are great family choices. They can multitask better than most, tucking away up...Read More»

2013 Subaru Impreza
Subaru recalls 100,000 Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Outback vehicles over fire hazard

Subaru is recalling more than 100,000 Forester, Impreza, Legacy, and Outback vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an electrical problem with those vehicles could start a fire. The problem is rooted in a relay manufactured by...Read More»

2017 Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester vs. Jeep Cherokee: Compare Cars

One old and very well-recognized nameplate, the Jeep Cherokee has returned. And it's a good off-roader as well as a very comfortable, easy street performer. It could possibly be the first compact SUV to do both equally well. In the meantime, the Subaru Forester has been on a steady path of...Read More»

2016 Subaru Forester
Honda HR-V, Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Rogue, and other small SUVs have poor headlights, says IIHS

When most people go shopping for a new car, they go with a list of criteria--features that they absolutely must have in their new ride. These are typically things like good fuel economy, high-tech safety features, intuitive infotainment systems, and, according to some people, cup holders. One item...Read More»

2015 Toyota RAV4, IIHS small front overlap crash test
Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4 protect passengers very differently in new IIHS tests: video [UPDATED]

Updated with a statement from Toyota. See below. Back in 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety added a new challenge for automakers: the small front overlap test. As you might guess from the name, it was designed to evaluate how well cars protected occupants when vehicles collided with...Read More»

2016 Subaru Forester
2015-2016 Subaru Forester, WRX recalled for stalling risk

Subaru has issued a recall for more than 18,000 Forester and WRX vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years. A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that some of those vehicles may suffer from an engine problem that could cause them to stall in traffic. ALSO SEE...Read More»

2012 Subaru Forester
2008-2011 Subaru Impreza, 2008-2014 WRX/STI, 2009-2013 Forester Recalled (Again) To Fix Corrosion

Subaru is recalling nearly 200,000 Forester, Impreza, STI, and WRX vehicles from the 2008-2014 model years to repair a corrosion problem with the vehicles' brake lines. Unfortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains that this recall is, in fact, a follow-up to a previous...Read More»

2012 Subaru Forester
Massive Subaru Recall For Corroded Brake Lines In Salt Belt States

Subaru is recalling a long list of its recent models, ranging from the 2005 through 2014 model years, for an issue with corrosion-prone brake-line hardware. If the brake lines are exposed to salt during wintertime, corrosion could ensue. Should the brake lines perforate from corrosion, brake fluid...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester: Volvo 240 Wagon, reincarnated?
Reincarnation: Is The Subaru Forester The Modern-Day Volvo 240 Wagon?

Subaru and Volvo have, for decades, been on parallel paths, in some unlikely ways. Both industry outliers that found major success with safety, sensibility, and a somewhat offbeat sense of style, they've seemed like corporate cousins in some respects—even though there's absolutely no...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: Five Things We Liked, Five We Didn't

Our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT long-term test car is now back in Atlanta, and we've had a chance to sort through our notes and think about the experience of living with it in the hills of upstate New York for a month. Like any car, we found some things we loved and some things we didn't. We remain...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: SUV, Crossover, Or Wagon? We Try To Define

Language matters, as you'll hear from everyone from scholars to activists. And the way we describe cars matters too--but that's where it can get complicated. We conventionally call our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT six-month test car a "crossover," short for crossover utility vehicle. But others call...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT with 2000 Subaru Outback, Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2014
2014 Subaru Forester: Today's Compact Crossover Was Mid-Size In 2000

If you haven't shopped for a car recently, you may not have noticed the trend: Every car segment is getting larger. Our long-term test car, a 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT, is considered a compact crossover utility vehicle. So are the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Chevy Equinox, Nissan Rogue...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: High-End XT Vs Base Model, Pros & Cons

Our long-term 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT test car is now in its fourth month, and in a new venue--New York state's Catskill Mountains, rather than the suburbs of Atlanta. That's taken it into new roads and terrain, and posed some new questions too. Today, we've been mulling over which we'd prefer...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, upstate New York
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: So Far

Three months ago, a Subaru Forester XT showed up in the nick of time to help us navigate Atlanta's worst winter storm in 20 years. And then another. And one more. Think it deserves a break? We do too. Now at its halfway point in our Six-Month Road Test, the Forester's spending a month at our New...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: What's New For 2015

We're just starting our third month behind the wheel of our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT, and change is in the air--not just the change from snow and slush to epic layers of pollen. The Forester's headed to our upstate New York bureau for an extended look at spring--and Subaru's already issued...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester
2014 Subaru Forester: Six Reasons It's Among The Safest Crossovers

Long before beginning our Subaru Forester Six-Month Road Test--and before the brand's recent sales surge--the Forester had built quite a reputation as one of the safer small utility vehicles or crossovers on the market. Today it lives up to that reputation; and that holds whether we're speaking of...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT convoy on tour in South Africa
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: Ultimate Guide

At one month into our 2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, we're pleased to report we've settled into an easy rhythm with our Best Car To Buy 2014. It's one of the most versatile wagons we've ever driven--a gaping maw to stuff with household goods or charity donations one day, a perky...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT convoy on tour in South Africa
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: The Competition

We're a few weeks into our six-month road test with the 2014 Subaru Forester, and now that the snow above has cleared, we're going over the bona fides line by line, re-evaluating some of the vehicles you might also be shopping while contemplating one. We named the Forester our The Car Connection's...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test
2014 Subaru Forester XT: Six-Month Road Test

We may sound like a broken CD here, but the 2014 Subaru Forester is one of the most versatile, safest vehicles you can buy--which is why we named it The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2014. It's a perfect example of the "utility" part of "sport-utility vehicle," even though, yes, we know it's...Read More»

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