2009 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Great ride/handling balance

2009 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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2.5X L.L. Bean Edition 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic w/VDC)

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Great ride/handling balance
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2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X L.L.Bean Edition 4dr SUV AWD w/VDC (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


We test drove an X model with the Premium package, and then an LL Bean model with NAV. Both were impressive, but we liked the perforated leather so we opted for that. The GPS was not set up for our region, but it didn't seem very intuitive so we passed. Ride is quite good and it corners very flat. It drives smoothly and SportShift is quick, completing shifts in a fraction of a second. This vehicle has the best visibility in its class, others have wide D- pillars and high rear windows and then try to up-sell you on a rear backup cam that is a cash cow for them, so you pay for their poor design. Can't wait to take delivery.

Best Features

Ride/handling, balance. Visibility. Moonroof

Worst Features

Better NAV system. Manual trans on the XT model
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