|Reviewed By||Paul Duchene|
|Price as Tested||$21,794|
Functional 4WD wagon, good reputation precedes it. Reasonable space, simple controls.
Feels cheap and noisy, with strange sounds from numb electric steering, 17 mpg is thirsty, 5-speed is vague, cloth upholstery unattractive and fragile, bland “sensible shoes” exterior styling.
I liked earlier, chunky Foresters but this feels like a bloated, tinny version. Mileage completely unacceptable, since there’s a 37 mpg diesel engine available in Europe.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
Jul 01, 2009