2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
Love my new Forester.
I always wanted an Outback or Forester and finally pulled the trigger in March.
Great handling and performance for a sport utility vehicle.
Interior is a little plain and lacks the extra bells and whistles that come with the competition, but it makes up for that in cargo room, road feel, engine performance, and reliability.
If you are not use to the sound of a boxer engine, it may seem a bit load when the RPMS get above 3500, but this engine produces less vibration and balance.
The AWD system is what stands out above the crowd. This system is designed to perform off road, not just in snow.
Just look on youtube for comparisons on off road performance vs the competition.
Exterior looks more 'rugged'.
Interior materials can scratch easily.
Stock radio is poor.
Full size spare would be nice especially if you go off road.