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Subaru Forester (2013-) review

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Key features
  • Medium/Large SUV
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid
Expert review

The third-generation Subaru Forester, launched in 2013, is a fully fledged four-wheel-drive SUV crossover aimed squarely at the likes of the Ford Kuga and Honda CR-V. There are two petrol engines and a diesel, plus a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes. But how does the Forester 4x4 perform on and off the road? Read our full Subaru Forester review to find out.

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  • What is it?
  • What's it great at?
  • What's it like to drive?
  • How reliable is it?
  • How comfortable and spacious is it?
  • How economical is it to run?
  • How safe is it?
  • Is there anything I should look out for?
  • Should I buy it?
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Last checked by Which?

December 2021

First reviewed by Which?

March 2018

Released

April 2013

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  2. 64%
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  3. 85%
    Highest score
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