Well Deserved Subaru Forester Mid Range SUV of the Year

Subaru Forester Mid Range SUV of the Year

In Family, Manufacturers, Subaru by Jonathan Humphrey

Best-selling Subaru Forester awarded ‘Mid Range SUV of the Year’ by 4×4 Magazine

Subjecting the new Forester to a wide range of tests both on- and off-road, 4×4 Magazine awarded the Forester with class honours in one of the hardest-fought categories in its annual ‘4×4 of the Year’ issue.

Commenting on the Forester’s victory, Nigel Fryatt, Editor of 4×4 Magazine, said: “Subaru’s latest Forester impressed us both on and off road. This version is fresh, good-looking and a great drive. It has ‘good for its class’ approach and departure angles and with the automatically controlled X-Mode system, the Forester maintains its competent off-road ability and bad weather credentials. That it is also great to drive on the road is the bonus that grabbed the class victory.”

The all-new Forester went on sale in the UK in May and builds on the model’s established reputation as a tough, likeable and highly capable SUV. At the same time, the new Forester offers improved performance, safety and efficiency and a more spacious and better appointed cabin.

Sales of the Forester are up 75% year on year against 2012. The petrol turbo XT has been in particularly high demand among the Subaru faithful – bucking the trend for strong diesel SUV sales – with its 240ps 2.0-litre turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine and clever X-Mode hill descent system. The new model is also available with Subaru’s latest 2.0-litre petrol and diesel Boxer engines, with all versions featuring Subaru’s trademark symmetrical All-wheel drive as standard.

Paul Tunnicliffe, Managing Director of Subaru UK, commented:  “We are delighted with this recognition. The Forester has always been popular with owners who need a car that is highly accomplished off-road but also entertaining on it, and the decision by 4×4 Magazine’s expert judges is testament to the car’s varied abilities. Customers should also take comfort from our enviable reputation for reliability and durability, five-year, 100,000-mile warranty and rock-solid safety credentials.”

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