What You'll Like
The Forester is not especially rakish or overtly stylish, but it packs a lot of all-weather practicality and safety with surprisingly strong performance--especially in turbocharged 2.5XT form. Forester 2.5XT models can be seen as stealth performance models, as they don't look all that much different from the 2.5X models yet are among the quickest crossover models at any price.
Because the Forester has a winning combination of all-wheel drive, a rather light weight and good ground clearance, it's one of the best choices for deep snow or muddy trails. Thanks to the rather boxy body style, its interior is surprisingly roomy and versatile compared to some other rival models that are about the same size on the outside.
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What's New for 2013
For 2013, the Subaru Forester receives minimal changes. Specifically, Sky Blue has been dropped as an exterior color, while Marine Blue and Deep Cherry Pearl are new. The All Weather Plus package for X Premium models includes fog lights and a 4.3-inch LCD stereo with an optional back-up camera.
Also Available: 2014 Subaru Forester
- Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
- Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
- Roadside Assistance: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
A vehicle’s warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer’s lot, and it’s important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission.