Auto123 reviews the 2020 Subaru Forester.
To all those consumers who choose to shop in the compact SUV category – and there are a lot of you – I have to tip my hat. The most popular category among small families is a big one, especially since it's not uncommon for automakers to double up their offerings to ensure they cover all sub-niches and preferences imaginable. Given the wholesale movement in favour of utility models, strategists put a lot of effort into getting their share of this expanding pie.
At Subaru, you could call the brand's vision conservative. For fans of small SUVs, the Japanese manufacturer has the Crosstrek, while the new Ascent is built to meet the needs of those in need of a larger vehicle. Between those two extremes you have the Forester, the dean of the company’s utility-model family – though it will get an argument from the wagon-cum-SUV Outback, which launched back in the 1990s.
I had opportunity to get behind the wheel of a Premier trim (the most expensive) just as Canada prepared to enter its period of confinement in response to the coronavirus outbreak.