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2016 Subaru Forester: 5 Reasons to Buy - Video

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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