2010 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: An excellent SUV

2010 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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An excellent SUV
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2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


The Forester is a fun car to drive. It is smooth, quite and predictable. Gas mileage is difficult to measure. The gas consumption indicator in the dash exaggerates the mileage by about 1 mpg. I have never gotten the promised highway mileage but have always done better than the city mileage claim. For the first 6000 miles I got 23.5 mpg then it jumped to 24.5 mpg and at 17000 miles it jumped to 25.5 mpg. These figures are for city/highway mixed driving. At a steady 65 mph I get about 26.5 mpg. I have heard from several sources that it takes about 25,000 miles to break in a Subaru engine and drive system. My diving style average with easy acceleration.

Best Features

The boxer engine is silky smooth unlike other 4 cylinder engines. The a wheel drive system seamless. The back seat has a lot of leg room for the size of the car. Overall, this is an excellent car

Worst Features

Raise the seat height of the front passenger seat or make it adjustable. A 5 or 6 speed transmission would make it better for highway cruising and climbing hills. Power is marginally acceptable. Good power would be 200 hp and 200 ft lbs of torque.
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