Subaru Forester 2015 2.0 XT Touring Review

The Subaru Forester definitely evolved a lot in the past 2 years, gaining many fans and a whole lot of praise for the car-like refinement included and the utilitarian personality exhibited. In the 2015 model we see minor updates as compared to the complete 2014 redesign, but that only pushes the SUV towards being a very interesting bargain. We can say that the vehicle is now even more practical, all with a price hike of just $225.

In the Subaru Forester 2015 2.0 XT Touring we have the backup camera included as a standard, quite a useful feature when you carry a lot of cargo. Your center stack will get a multi-function color display and you will appreciate EyeSight, being paired with All Weather Package (only on demand – standard on 2.5i Premium models).

Everything that made the 2014 Subaru Forester a success is included in Subaru Forester 2015 2.0 XT Touring. You have a six speed transmission, 170 hp and the torque you gain access to is 174 pounds per feet.

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The body style of the SUV is Sport Utility and we have all-wheel drive included. 6 standard colors can be chosen and can take advantage of the automatic transmission included, with manual mode possibility. Fuel consumption is at 23-28 city/highway.

Out of the exterior features, you will like the inclusion of power windows, rear defrost, privacy glass, different possible moonroofs, a rear spoiler and a maximum trailering capacity of 1500 lbs.

The interior is quite cozy with various features that are included as standard like cruise control, the above mentioned back-up camera, an anti-theft system, steering wheel controls, variable speed intermittent wipers, leather wrapped steering wheel, power drive mirror and passenger vanity mirror. If you pay a little more you can also get keyless start, luggage rack, interior cargo shade, fog lamps and remote engine start (keyless start).

When referring to the safety features, you get a 5 airbag system and the breaks have 4 wheel disc brakes and 4 wheel ABS. The driver can take advantage of brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control, daytime running lights and child safety locks.


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On the whole, the 2015 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Touring stands out as the one trim that will be the most appreciated as it caters to most SUV owners out there. It is just a minor upgrade when compared with the 2014 Subaru Forester but the price hike is so small that it is a very good idea to opt for the 2015 model.