2007 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Get more than you pay for plus

2007 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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Sports 2.5 XT Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Manual)

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By Nightshade Bob on


2007 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5 XT 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


A sports car in disguise, a classic sleeper. Performance is similar to the WRX, and it doubles as a midsized family SUV and ski/soccer/beach hauling vehicle. Mom or Dad can drive their fun car, have decent gas mileage, and cart around all the family stuff in any weather or road conditions. It's a budget, sport, family SUV. So, for all it's plusses expect some cheapness, avg mileage, and the style and fit of a crossover off-road/family wagon. Still, above avg value, fun and practicality for the money, with good safety. Needs padded side columns, side curtain airbags, design that prevents water/snow drips on floor and seats, and a decent paint job to be a true 10.

Best Features

Good: Faasst, fast, fast even in 5th. Comparable to the WRX line for performance. Comfortable. Fast AC/heat, especially seat warmers. Great sound system, handling and visibility. Good driver position. Plenty of room. Pretty quiet. Cargo nets and tray, and deep floor mats invaluable extras.

Worst Features

Bad: Turbo V twitchy - beware! Paint is rubbish - scratches if breathed on, even if heavily waxed. Water/snow on body drip on floor and seat even when doors opened w/care. Hill-holder is hazard, not a help. Gas mileage unattainable even w/careful driving. Side curtain airbags/column padding needed!!
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