2007 Subaru Forester Overview

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2007 Subaru Forester Overview

A reliable compact SUV, the 2007 Subaru Forester is popular for its road handling, comfortable interior, and AWD performance. It comes as either a 2.5X, with a 2.5-liter, 173-hp inline-4 engine or a 2.5XT, which is a turbo version of that engine that puts out 224 hp. 2.5X trims include base, Premium, LL Bean, and the new Sport. For the 2.5XT, the trims are Sport and Limited. All have a standard 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic, except for the LL Bean, which is available only as an automatic.

Aside from the new Sport trims, other additions to the 2007 Forester include new 17-inch wheels on XT models, improved ABS brakes, bottle holders to replace door nets, an input for an iPod, and optional satellite radio. The new Sports trim adds a black grille and black fabric, alloy wheels, limited slip differential, a sunroof, and power heated seats. All trim levels come standard with power features, a roof rack, and keyless entry. Leather seats, upgraded audio systems, and dual climate control are included as you move up to Premium, Limited, and LL Bean models. Although all-wheel drive, ABS, dual front and side impact airbags are all standard across the line, stability control comes only with the turbo XT models, and side curtain airbags are not available.

The all-wheel drive capability in snow and rain is a big hit with 2007 Forester drivers. They also like the easy handling and the high, smooth, and quiet ride. Headroom is ample, though legroom suffers a bit. The turbo's power is fast and efficient, though it does have a turbo lag problem and lower fuel economy. Negatives include no side curtain airbags, limited off-roading capability, and the way options are bundled.

New in '07 is the Active Head Restraint system, which provides an added layer of protection by automatically moving the headrest forward to cradle your head to minimize the possibility of whiplash. Unfortunately, the headrest is angled so far into the back of the driver's head that it makes finding a comfortable driving position difficult. Anyone test-driving this vehicle should fully lean back in the seat to discover if the headrest position and design pose a comfort problem, particularly on long drives. This new restraint is standard on all Subaru models in 2007.

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