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2016 Subaru Forester: 5 Reasons to Buy – Video

If you’re looking for information on a newer Subaru Forester, we’ve published an updated review: 2019 Subaru Forester Review

With stiff competition in the compact-crossover segment, you have to have thick skin to survive. Now approaching its third decade in production, the Subaru Forester is a mainstay of the genre. We have five reasons why the 2016 Subaru Forester is one of the most well-rounded compact SUVs out there.

Functional Space

Introduced as a wagon back in the late 1990s, the Forester remains highly functional and practical. The 60/40-split rear seats offer a class-leading 74.7 cu ft. of cargo space when folded completely flat. Not to mention, there’s still a generous 34.4 cu ft. behind the rear seats when they’re upright — more than enough for a fun road trip.

Feature Friendly

Subaru equipped the Forester with a standard 6.2-inch touchscreen featuring the Starlink interface, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. The All-Weather package heats the front seats and mirrors. But we especially like the fine-touch options like the panoramic sunroof, leather interior and the 8-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system. See the 2016 Subaru Forester models for sale near you

Subaru Quality

When you own a Subaru, it’s like you’ve joined a club — a pretty big club at that. Subaru has some of the most dedicated loyalists you’ll find. With a starting price of around $22,000, the Forester makes it easier and more reasonable to be a part of this very special group. Not only that, but there are six unique trim levels to choose from, giving you plenty of options.

Safe and Sound

Working hard to keep you safe, the Forester earned a 5-star overall government crash-test rating. There’s also a standard rearview camera and the optional EyeSight driver-assist package, which has adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning among other features. That kind of peace of mind goes a long way.

All-Wheel Drive

No matter what you’re shopping for in a car, you just can’t beat standard all-wheel drive, period. The standard Forester engine is a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. However, the 2.0XT model boasts a turbocharged 4-cylinder that generates a healthy 250 hp and returns 25 miles per gallon in combined driving. The base 2.5i gets 32 mpg on the highway with the continuously variable automatic transmission — pretty impressive for an all-wheel-drive crossover.

Autotrader Says

Don’t settle for gimmicks or flashy crossovers. The 2016 Subaru Forester has everything you need in today’s driving world at a price that can’t be beat. Take the Forester for a spin, and check it out for yourself. Find a Subaru Forester for sale


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