2015 Subaru Forester User Reviews

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    2015 Subaru Forester Review
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    5
    Best best AWD i have ever driven. FYI though: Oil consumption IS a problem.
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    2015 Subaru Forester Review
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    5
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 2015 Honda CR-V worse.
    "Much bigger and wider 100%."
    Family Car Ranked 2015 Honda CR-V worse.
    "Subaru Forester has plenty of space and room in the back seat and cargo."
    2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Review
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    185

    Fun, Efficient, And Surprisingly Sporty Family/multi-use Car. — This is a recent purchase, so will update with new impressions once we have them. So far impressed with the car's comfort, space, handling, visibility, and efficiency. Comparable MPG and practicality to a sedan, yet adds AWD and more versatility. Mainly waiting to see how reliability and cost of ownership holds up - Subarus have a good name to them, so things are looking positive.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Early impression: excellent power, handling, and MPG for a crossover SUV. Design is basic but stylish, fun to drive, with excellent visibility and plenty of passenger room.

    Cons: Again, early impression: a bit small on the cargo space (expected with a crossover).

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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    2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited Review
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    Super Car And Great Value. — After 10 years with my old car, I have been checking out what's on the market. I hadn't considered a Subaru until someone suggested how much their friend liked their new Forester. So, not expecting much, I test drove one, three times so far. I was very favorably impressed. For a SUV, handling was quite nimble but was still comfortable over rough roads, railroad tracks and the like, while remaining solid and quiet. The base 2.5i engine was more than adequate for my needs. The interior is very spacious and the visibility great. The front seats could be a little better, but that can be said about most of the small SUVs on the market, and the overall design and infotainment systems are a bit out of date, but I can forgive that since I value the driving aspects of the car more. Overall, it is a great value for the money, even at the higher trim levels. It's my choice when I trade cars later this summer.

    Pros: Great job of handling rough pavement without sacrificing cornering and control. Spacious interior and great visibility. Base engine is great for most people. Great driving car.

    Cons: Front seats could be better bolstered an more comfortable. Overall design and infotainment tech is a bit behind the times for those who place a high value on those items.

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    2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Review
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    Overall, I Love The Car But Very Disappointed With The Oil Issue. — I bought this car after having my last car for nine years - I was excited about having a new car; my first Subaru. That excitement was diminished very quickly when I had to add oil to it with only 1400 miles on the odometer. If not for the oil problem I would be giving this car very high ratings.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Lots of pros - very roomy, very safe, easy to handle, great gas mileage.

    Cons: Excessive oil consumption - have to add a quart every 1400 miles.

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    2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium Review
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    Great Car, But Uncertainty Towards Reliability And Warranty — While not necessarily a charmer from the outside appearances, once you're inside, everything changes. Unexpectedly great legroom, comfortable seating, well appointed accessories for the value and an truly excellent outside view all the way around. Driving was also an unexpected surprise. The Forester drove like a car, was very solid, nimble in handling, and standard acceleration and breaking seemed to be very smooth and capable. I did notice if brisk acceleration was needed, like aggressively entering an onramp, the 2.5L engine tends to flatten out rather soon. Not bad at all for a small SUV, but won't turn heads. I loved the ISight system which worked rather well, slowing us down from 65mph to a full stop behind traffic. It seems like everything was well thought out and accessable. We loved the test drive and bought it that day. Cons were few (see Con's), however, we are a bit concerned regarding info we learned later regarding the reliability and warranty of Subaru products. Prior to buying the Forrester, I had researched much regarding its workmanship, quality, reliability and warranty. I have since discovered a rather large number of fellow owners who are all saying the same things about Subaru's horrid failure rate and poor warranty response. Many are suffering head gasket, wheel bearing, radiator and brake failures, and some are under 60k miles. I will no doubt find out how significant this info is. Would I recommend this to others?..... If the reliability/warranty issue is resolved, then absolutely. If not, then sadly no.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: While the exterior appearance is not the best looker in the lot, it is more than made up by its roominess, safety features, braking, nimbleness and handling, accessories and view. Once inside and driving, you're sold.

    Cons: The 2.5 motor is certainly not a feature here, although in normal driving, it seems very perky. It can easily give the false assumption that it has greater power when passing, but quickly flattens out.

    The road noise is also louder than I would have liked, and the slats in the overhead exterior rails tend to whistle a little.

    The most worrisome is what I haven't experienced as yet, but have recently read an abundance about. Prior to buying the Forrester, I had researched much regarding its workmanship, quality, reliability and warranty. I have since discovered a rather large number of fellow owners who are all saying the same things about Subaru's horrid failure rate, and poor warranty response. Many suffering head gasket, wheel bearing, radiator and brake failures under 60k miles.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Crap By migration_bobdavis73

    I like everything about the car but the engine and it's oil consumption problem. It is crap!!!! Subaru is ignoring its customers oil consumption problems. DO NOT BUY A SUBARU!!! I don't know how to... Read More

    Perfect Commuter Car That Is Great For Those Off-road Weekends. By coloradosubaru

    Loved the comfort, roominess, great gas mileage, rugged upholstery and dash, great sound. Performs great in snow, off-road, freeway, commuting. Amazing what you can fit when you lay down the backsea... Read More

    2013 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Great Family Car By pilotstevek

    This is a great family car with AWD capability. It handles well in the snow or on dry pavement. The engine is designed with color-coded items for people to self-maintain the car. The towing capacity i... Read More

    2012 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Wonderful Car! By Alfred520

    This car has been very reliable and fun to drive. I would recommend this car to anyone who needs a comfy car with room for kids and groceries. I love the way that it runs in the winter it kept us sa... Read More

    2012 Forester 2.5 By JPSaleeby

    Have managed to put 15K on it in less than a year. No maintenance issues, but did have to replace the rear brake light lens as it was fogged up. Overall is a great daily driver and people hauler. U... Read More

    2011 Subaru Forester Reviews

    Good Car By olepolar

    Like most in this car. Personally, I have taken for a test drive a few Subarus at the dealership. The new 2014 are great feel but NOT at all different from 2011 and I like the interior accessories MUC... Read More

    Love My Subaru By moverover

    First time Subaru owner and loved it; we received great advice/support from Associated Sales in Marshfield and Kocourek in Schofield. This car was used for daily commuting and we never had a backache.... Read More

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    2010 Subaru Forester Xt By Hobs

    This has been a great family car. I can handle all of our ski stuff and with a cargo box we can travel to Colorado and ski for a week. Great handling in the snow. Plenty of power and great options, m... Read More

    Awesome Little Suv! By Chantal

    Love, love, love this car as my daily driver! After driving an STi for some time, was pleasantly surprised to see how much power this baby has! I love the look on some folks faces when an SUV ki... Read More

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